Kansas State is going to the national championship. There. I said it.
I understand Wildcats fans probably want to throw some very sharp objects in the direction of my face after making that jinx-worthy statement.
But first of all: I'm not seven years old and you aren't, either. Jinxes don't exist.
Secondly, I keep having this horrible dream that a one-loss Alabama squad will somehow find a way into the hearts of the computers and into the national championship over an undefeated Kansas State, Oregon or Notre Dame.
I just need to know that isn't true.
Let's begin with the Wildcats' remaining schedule.
First up is Baylor. The Bears have a talented offense and are at home, so they could serve as a potential upset, but, they are 1-5 in the conference and have no one to slow down Collin Klein. Moving on.
Then comes the Wildcats' last remaining test: A home battle against the Texas Longhorns, who have won four straight and have vaulted all the way up to No. 15 in the BCS.
Mack Brown's squad has looked impressive on both sides of the ball over the past few weeks, but it would still be a shock to see them knock off the Wildcats, especially in Manhattan.
Unless the Mayans decide now would be a good time to end the world, the Kansas State Wildcats are going to finish the regular season with a big, fat goose egg in the loss column.
But that's not all it takes.
Let's assume Notre Dame, Oregon and Alabama all win out.
That would give the Ducks three more Top 25 wins in a Pac-12 conference that is getting increasingly more love from the computers (Washington cracked the Top 25 this week, giving the conference six ranked teams). Oregon is already ahead of Kansas State in the human polls, so winning out would undoubtedly move them to No. 1 in the BCS.
Notre Dame's potential win over USC wouldn't be anything better than K-State's over Texas, so the Irish are out.
Alabama, however, could still possibly add a Top Six win during the SEC championship. But consider the fact the Crimson Tide have dropped all the way to fourth and fifth in the human polls. They may make a significant jump in the computers, where they currently rank fifth, but there's no way the humans let them pass an undefeated-in-the-Big-12 Kansas State squad.
Even the SEC can't help the Crimson Tide make up a 0.114 point deficit in the BCS.
So, Kansas State fans, you'll be happy to know you control your own national title fate. The only thing left to do is win.
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