Frauds exposed, powers prove themselves

After the dust settles on "Showdown Saturday," we're going to find out who is truly legit.

Originally Published: October 4, 2004
By Trev Alberts | ESPN Insider
Some of college football's frauds were exposed last weekend, and we could see more of the same this week.

Ohio State finally fell after living on the edge for so long; West Virginia lost a big road game at Virginia Tech; and Fresno State gave up 244 yards rushing in a loss to Louisiana Tech.

This Saturday marks the chance for some other top-10 teams to prove they belong. Has California finally gotten over the top, or has USC addressed its shortcomings? Where do Oklahoma and Texas stand?

After the dust settles, we're going to find out who is truly legit. Auburn and Georgia have proven themselves, so it's time to figure out some other teams.