Predicting the 5 Biggest Movers in the BCS Standings After Week 10
The biggest weekend of the college football season has finally arrived. Fans and players await some huge games on the slate for Saturday.
Before the season began, a lot of fans and players circled Nov. 3 as the most anticipated day of the season.
With key matchups such as Alabama-LSU, Oregon-USC, Texas A&M-Mississippi State, Texas-Texas Tech and more, there are certain to be some teams going up and down in the BCS Standings on Sunday.
Whether it is up or down, here are five teams that are going to see themselves move more than a few spots in the next BCS Standings.
Oregon State Beavers
Oregon State suffered its first loss last weekend. The 20-17 defeat at Washington dashed any national championship hopes, but the Beavers are still in the running for the Pac-12 title.
The loss to Washington dropped Oregon State from No. 7 to No. 11 in the latest BCS Standings.
This week the Beavers return home for a game against a 5-3 Arizona State team. The Sun Devils defense will be a huge challenge for an Oregon State offense that can sometimes struggle to score points.
A loss to Arizona State will not only ruin the slim Pac-12 title aspirations, but will also plummet Oregon State in the BCS Standings.
Look for the Beavers to be closer to No. 20 than No. 10 on Sunday night.
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M has played a very challenging schedule, with its only losses coming to Florida and LSU.
This week the Aggies get another tough game against No. 15 Mississippi State. This one is on the road and will be a huge chance for the No. 16 Aggies to jump up in the BCS Standings.
Even though Texas A&M is on the road and not ranked a high as Mississippi State, this is a game the Aggies should win.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel continues to impress with his arm and his legs. He is coming off a five-touchdown performance against Auburn last weekend.
A win here would give Texas A&M its second victory over a Top 25 team and vault the Aggies up the BCS Standings, closer to the top 10.
Nebraska is the lone Big Ten team in the top 25 of the BCS Standings, and by Sunday there will not be any.
The Cornhuskers have a tough road game against a Michigan State team that might have turned the corner following a road victory over Wisconsin.
Nebraska is fresh off a 23-9 victory over Michigan, but that was due in part to an injury to Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson, along with home-field advantage.
At No. 20, a loss by Nebraska would drop it out of the BCS Standings and leave the Big Ten with no top 25 teams, unless No. 27 Northwestern can jump into the rankings.
When it comes to biggest disappointments so far this college football season, no team fits the mold more than the USC Trojans.
At No. 17 in the latest BCS Standings, it may only be a matter of time before the Trojans are completely out of the rankings, particularly with some challenging games remaining on the schedule.
This week USC takes on No. 4 Oregon. No team in the country has been more impressive than the Ducks and in all likelihood, USC will be exposed once again.
While a loss to Oregon will not be a big deal as far as the computer polls are concerned, voters in the Coaches Poll could see the lopsided score and lose any remaining confidence in the Trojans.
Look for USC to be on the cusp of dropping out of the BCS Standings on Sunday night.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Even though Mississippi State is 7-1 and No. 15 in the country, the Bulldogs have been the beneficiary of a relatively easy schedule.
Mississippi State has only played two teams with a winning record and has not played anybody in the top 50 of the BCS Standings, with the exception of a 38-7 defeat at No. 1 Alabama.
Needless to say, it is only a matter of time before Mississippi State is completely out of the rankings with Texas A&M and LSU coming up the next two weeks.
A win over Texas A&M would turn things around, but that is not likely to happen. The No. 15 ranking in this weeks poll could fall down into the low 20s with another loss this weekend.