Baylor plays with a sense of organized chaos, which is exactly what the Bears need to make it to their first BCS title game.
Checking in at No. 5 in the latest BCS standings, Baylor is hanging out quietly on the fringe, waiting for someone to slip up over the next few weeks.
Its strength of schedule, which has been the subject of criticism throughout the season, has already improved with a 41-12 win over Oklahoma. Should Baylor go undefeated, that strength of schedule will continue to get better, thanks to late-season games against Oklahoma State and Texas.
Speaking of the Cowboys, they're not entirely out of the BCS championship picture either. OSU, ranked No. 12 in the BCS, needs a lot more help, but a heaping pile of unexpected losses could catapult the Pokes up the rankings.
And Oklahoma State's remaining schedule—at Texas, and then at home against Baylor and rival Oklahoma—is more than good enough to merit a place in the BCS title discussion.
So what would need to happen for Baylor or Oklahoma State to make an appearance in the BCS title game?