BCS Rankings Week 1: Who's Got the Inside Track for the BCS Title Game?

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BCS Rankings Week 1: Who's Got the Inside Track for the BCS Title Game?
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Oh, my. What a crazy, crazy weekend in college football. There were a lot of crazy things that happened—including, by the way, that the No. 1 team in the country lost for the second straight week. Oregon, following a bye week, should move up to No. 1 in both human polls.

With only Boise State providing any sort of drama with meaningful games early in the season, we're now getting into the meat of teams' various conference schedules—and just look at the results.

Don't look now, but this is starting to look like that very chaotic 2007. If Oregon goes down next week, I think people will start yelling "Playoff! Playoff!" a lot louder.

The purpose of this week's article is to analyze the chances of several top teams that I think have the best chance to get into the BCS Title Game. As the season is advancing, I've now added a fifth category in addition to the four from last week. Hint: you don't want to be in the fifth category.

The categories are:

A) Controls its own destiny;

B) Win, probably in;

C) Needs some help;

D) Long shot;

E) Needs a miracle.

The highest possible number of teams that could go undefeated this season has now been reduced to SIX, down from seven last week (SEC Champ, Big 12 Champ, Oregon, Michigan State, Boise State, MWC Champ).

Understand this is not necessarily what I think SHOULD happen, this is what I think WILL happen. Enjoy!

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