We are a month away from the final BCS rankings of the season. There are still a number of teams in the title hunt. Oregon and Auburn lead the way and if they can avoid any slip ups, they will be facing off in Glendale on January 10.
However, if college football teaches us anything it’s to expect the unexpected. Early this season it seemed a lock that Alabama and Ohio State were headed to the title game but that train was dismantled earlier last month.
Since then three teams have claimed the no. 1 ranking. Oklahoma was numero uno for one week before being upset.
Oregon and Auburn have each held the top spot and TCU is not far behind and could slip into the title game should either of the top two teams fall. Boise State and LSU round out the top five and will need some help if they want a shot at playing for the crystal ball.
The voters and the computers have yielded the same top four teams each of the past three weeks.
One has to wonder what the final rankings will hold. Can Boise St. and TCU hold off a one loss Big Ten or Big 12 champion? Only time will tell.
Here are the 9 teams who could back into the BCS title game and the scenarios it will take to make it possible.