AP Rank: 5
Coaches Rank: 5
I have been touting Stanford all season as the best one-loss team in the country. I am not jumping off that ship now. Stanford's only loss is on the road against Oregon in a game they led at halftime. Since that game, they have been great all year.
Ahead of them, Wisconsin has scored a lot of points this year, but they only beat a poor Arizona State team by one on a blocked extra point and only beat San Jose State by 13.
Throw in the fact that Wisconsin dodged Penn State and got to play Austin Peay instead.
Granted Stanford played Sacramento State, but the Cardinal also play a nine-game conference schedule in the Pac-10, so there is no dodging anyone.
The reason I think Stanford got screwed is purely from the point they could still get shut out of a BCS game if they get jumped in the BCS rankings. That would be an absolute joke if it does happen.