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BCS Standings in Calm Before the Storm

Sunday, November 21, 2010



SEC Has Six Teams in Top 25

The latest BCS standings once again had little movement as only one top 10 team lost and fell. However, coming up is a huge week of college football action as many highly-ranked teams play crucial games, including four of the top five playing ranked foes. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings, announced on Dec. 5, play for the BCS National Championship in Glendale this year.

Oregon remains at the top of the standings, but the Ducks have a key Pac-10 game against No. 21 Arizona on Friday. Second-ranked Auburn will have one of its biggest challenges of the season as they travel to Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl against No. 11 Alabama on Saturday. No. 4 Boise State goes on the road to play No. 19 Nevada in its final true challenge of the campaign. LSU, the No. 5 team once again this week, will have its hands full on Saturday as well, playing at No. 12 Arkansas.

The Big Ten, which still has a three-team deadlock for first place, will close its season this weekend. The key games feature No. 7 Wisconsin hosting Northwestern; No. 8 Ohio State hosting Michigan in an always-fierce rivalry game, and No. 10 Michigan State takes on Penn State on the road. If all three teams win, the tie will be broken by BCS Standings, which at this time would send Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl.

The Big 12 is also in on the major game action as Bedlam in Stillwater between No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 9 Oklahoma State is on Saturday. A win by the Cowboys will clinch their first-ever Big 12 South title. A win by the Sooners could force a three-way tie in that division as well - No. 17 Texas A&M needs a victory over Texas to remain in the hunt.

The Southeastern Conference has six ranked teams total, including four in the top 12. The Big 12 has five ranked teams and the Big Ten adds four teams.

November 21, 2010

BCS Standings

  1. Oregon (10-0)
  2. Auburn (11-0)
  3. TCU (11-0)
  4. Boise State (10-0)
  5. LSU (10-1)
  6. Stanford (10-1)
  7. Wisconsin (10-1)
  8. Ohio State (10-1)
  9. Oklahoma State (10-1)
  10. Michigan State (10-1)
  11. Alabama (9-2)
  12. Arkansas (9-2)
  13. Oklahoma (9-2)
  14. Missouri (9-2)
  15. Nebraska (9-2)
  16. Virginia Tech (9-2)
  17. Texas A&M (8-3)
  18. South Carolina (8-3)
  19. Nevada (10-1)
  20. Utah (9-2)
  21. Arizona (7-3)
  22. Florida State (8-3)
  23. North Carolina State (8-3)
  24. Iowa (7-4)
  25. Mississippi State (7-4)


Sugar Bowl Bowl Projections

ESPN (Schlabach): LSU vs. TCU (teams remain the same)
ESPN (Adelson): Auburn vs. TCU (TCU replaces Boise State)
CBS Sports: Auburn vs. Ohio State (Ohio State replaces Wisconsin)
College Football News: Alabama vs. TCU (LSU and Boise State replaced) (Mandel): LSU vs. Ohio State (updates on Monday)
AOL Fanhouse (McMurphy): Auburn vs. Ohio State (updates on Tuesday)