Booked your hotel room in Glendale, Arizona?
Hope the Louisville Cardinals hadn't made their travel plans.
If the Longhorns don't stumble in their final three games (that includes the Big 12 championship), the real question is will someone in burnt orange be playing in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day or in the same stadium a week later.
It's the Fiesta Bowl's year to host the BCS National Championship on Jan. 8 (and the Big 12 champ hosts the bowl game there a week earlier if that team is not in the Big Kahuna game).
After the upset of the Cardinals last night, I'm starting to think this is a "Year of Destiny" for Texas.
Spearheaded by a young quarterback whose mugshot should be next to the word "destiny" in the dictionary, Texas could actually be back in that title game.
Those BCS knuckleheads ... Let me start over.
Any reliable, human-generated poll would have had the Horns ranked No. 3 already. Louisville should never have jumped ahead of them, and they proved that in New Jersey.
And the only reason Florida is .0019 in front of the Horns is because of some close wins against SEC foes.
But the SEC isn't nearly as tough this season as in the past, and Rutgers is long shot at impressing pollsters (even with a cool mascot) at the end of the season playing Cincinnati and Syracuse. And they still have to face West Virginia in the season finale.
The Gators still have a couple of tough games left as well.
That would open it up for the Ohio State/Michigan winner and Texas to meet in the championship game.
Why? Well, Texas has been on an impressive tear since losing to the nation's No. 1 team. And thanks to Colt McCoy, they've also been getting a lot of good national publicity lately.
And the "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately" voting of the human pollsters should neutralize the cold algorithms of the machines to prevent deja vu (Buckeyes/Wolverines) in Glendale.
Plus, during the past five games, Texas has played much better ball than Michigan, averaging more points a game (37-to-24) and beating better opponents. And who was scared by Ball State last week?
The Buckeyes have been playing great over that same stretch, despite the scare by Illinois.
So, if Ohio State beats Michigan on Nov. 18, the Longhorns will know exactly what they'll have to do on Nov. 24 against the Aggies to impress the BCS number-meisters and get within spitting distance of No. 2.
AND, the Wolverines are done - no more games. Texas would have one more chance to impress the BCS-azoids in the Big 12 championship game in Kansas City on Dec. 2.
Destiny. That has a nice ring to it, even if it wasn't my daughter's name.