BCS Standings 2011: 5 Teams That Could be Lower Than Their AP Ranking

Sean LansingContributor IOctober 9, 2011

BCS Standings 2011: 5 Teams That Could be Lower Than Their AP Ranking

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    In just one week, the season's first Bowl Championship Series rankings will be unveiled. 

    With so many undefeated and dominant teams flexing their muscle on Saturdays, there is sure to be some controversy with the initial standings. 

    Here are five teams that could be slotted lower in the BCS than they are in the AP poll. 

Boise State

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    Kellen Moore and the Broncos are once again undefeated, but so are a lot of AQ teams behind them in the polls. 

    The BCS traditionally favors teams from the "Big Six," and this year should be no different. 

    Oklahoma State, Stanford and Clemson are all candidates to jump Boise. 


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    Oklahoma looked scary good when they dismantled Texas at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, and Alabama was only so-so in their victory over Vanderbilt. 

    If the Sooners jump the Tide for the number two spot in the AP poll later today, this argument is moot.

    However, even if Alabama stays put, don't be surprised to see Oklahoma ahead of them in the BCS next week. 


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    LSU solidified their hold on the top spot in the rankings with their beat-down of Florida on Saturday, but stranger things have happened in the BCS.

    The Tigers could be number one in both polls, and still find themselves looking up at Alabama or Oklahoma next Sunday. 


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    The Badgers have been dominant in 2011, but their schedule hasn't been as tough as some of the teams around them at the top of the polls. 

    Fair or not, Wisconsin could very well find themselves stuck behind Oklahoma State, Clemson, Stanford or even Boise when the BCS standings are unveiled a week from today. 

Oklahoma State

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    The Pokes are unstoppable on offense, but they might not be able to run through the BCS.

    Until they play Oklahoma at season's end, plenty of voters and computer formulas will question just how good they really are.

    Don't be surprised to see Stanford, or even Clemson, ahead of them next weekend.