Remember how the BCS rankings were turned upside down last week? Well, there are sure to be major changes after another fascinating week of college football.
Week 11 included Oregon getting upset by Stanford, Oklahoma getting thrashed by Baylor and a couple of other ranked teams falling victim to an upset. Seriously, Notre Dame losing to Pittsburgh? It's safe to assume the Irish won't be included in the next release of the BCS standings.
But what are the experts saying?
Samuel Chi, Bleacher Report's BCS guru, has an interesting Top 10 that looks almost nothing like last week's. In fact, most of the Top Six teams are rearranged. But most importantly, the No. 1 and No. 2 teams remain the same, with the two teams on a collision course for a trip to the national championship.
Here are his projections in their entirety:
|Samuel Chi's BCS Projections|
|3||Ohio State||9-0||Big Ten||4|
|11||Oklahoma State||8-1||Big 12||14|
|14||Michigan State||8-1||Big Ten||17|
So the Ducks still have a chance to appear in the national championship? They just need a lot of teams to lose within the next couple of weeks. Miami and LSU fell off a cliff after losing last week. And welcome aboard, Georgia and Texas! Long time, no see.
Michigan State is also a team to watch out for, as the Spartans continue to make positive strides each week and have winnable games the rest of the way.
Brad Edwards of ESPN has an identical Top Five:
As for Jerry Palm of CBS Sports, he believes that Baylor could be a surprise team that could sneak into the Top Three:
There is an army of people in Columbus that are just waiting for that to take place. Word is they wouldn't be very happy and would like to chat with the voters who made such a jump possible.
Palm has yet to release his complete projections of the latest BCS rankings.
Overall, you should expect a complete madhouse with these polls. The only thing just about guaranteed is that Alabama and Florida State will be the top teams in the country. And it's really not even close.