Upsets and shakeups gave us our first intrigue of the season when the BCS standings were released Sunday night, but much of the conversation remains the same at the top — the SEC’s dominance.
LSU and Alabama continue to lead the way in the BCS standings, making their forthcoming Nov. 5 showdown one of the most important regular season matchups in recent memory. A victory in the now primetime meeting will certainly be on the fast track to a title game bid.
But who would face that team? Could the loser make their way back to the top two spots before all is said and done in the 2011 season? Or will another conference champion make it to New Orleans.
That conversation starts with Oklahoma State, who moves into the No. 3 spot this week after Oklahoma found trouble against Texas Tech and Wisconsin couldn’t handle Michigan State on the road. The Cowboys are a comfortable third team, waiting to scoot by the loser of the SEC battle. Of course, the question remains whether they would stay ahead of that team.
Boise State, Clemson and Stanford round out the rest of the teams in the immediate conversation to make a title game run, as the three finish in spots four through six. Stanford took full advantage of the spots vacated by the Badgers and Sooners to pick up a huge boost in the BCS this week, especially in the human element polls.
The top one-loss teams takes the next spot, as Oregon hopes to make its way back into the title conversation. Arkansas, at No. 10 also looks to reenter the picture.
But enough talk, here’s the second version of the BCS rankings.
BCS Standings Week Two — October 23rd
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||.9627|
|3||Oklahoma State Cowboys||.9240|
|4||Boise State Broncos||.8302|
|8||Kansas State Wildcats||.6681|
|11||Michigan State Spartans||.5380|
|12||Virginia Tech Hokies||.5338|
|13||South Carolina Gamecocks||.5014|
|16||Texas A&M Aggies||.4281|
- BCS Know How’s Projected BCSvs. Actual BCS Rankings
- Not pretty today. Did get 1-3, but jumbled 4 and 6. Plenty of misses down the rankings as well. Not the best showing ever.