BCS Rankings 2011: 5 Teams That Will Never Fall out of the Polls
With the first BCS polls set to be released tomorrow night, there are a select few teams that will never fall out of the polls. Although there are several teams that remain undefeated, it usually isn't until the second half of the season when teams begin to falter and lose a step, but there are a select amount of teams that can survive the long season.
Those teams that can take the hits, the pressure, and all the turmoil that a college football season entails are the ones that won't fall out of the polls for the remainder of the season and more likely than not find themselves in a BCS bowl game come January 2012.
Boise State Broncos (5)
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There is no way the Boise State Broncos will fall out of the polls for the remainder of this season. Their strength of schedule to end the season may be nothing to be proud of; it is not their fault that they are playing a bunch of sub par teams (with exception to TCU).
The dominance Kellen Moore and the Boise State offense display week-in and week-out has them averaging 40 points a game and has Moore in the running for a Heisman trophy.
The success of the Boise State Broncos the past five seasons has been uncontested, and it is only going to continue over the rest of this season and the Broncos should hold their spot in the top five teams in the nation.
Wisconsin Badgers (4)
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As long as Russell Wilson is performing, the Badgers will keep on winning. With so much news surrounding the SEC's annual success and the powerhouse in Oklahoma, the fourth ranked Badgers have kind of fallen under the radar.
The Badgers have the third highest scoring offense in the nation and third best scoring defense as well as the ninth ranked rushing game with one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. Russell Wilson is among the most accurate quarterbacks in the game today, and rarely misses, completing 74.8 percent of his passes. He has also thrown for just under 1,400 yards, 13 touchdowns and just one interception all season.
Let's not forget the Wisconsin defense that has yet to allow 20 points in a game this season. Should one of the teams above the Badgers in the polls falter they can move up all the way to number two in the country. The Badgers won't be moving down or out of the polls this season.
Oklahoma Sooners (3)
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The Oklahoma Sooners are the one team in the top five that has to wait for an LSU or Alabama loss to get back into the National Championship game. Once ranked number one, the Tigers and Crimson Tide have outperformed the Sooners in recent weeks to not only take the number one ranking away from the Sooners, but also the number two spot.
The Sooners and Landry Jones have been very consistent this season, but their consistency hasn't won them any hearts in the polls.
The soonest the Sooners seem to have the opportunity to lose a game is in their last game of the season against rival Oklahoma State, and even if they do suffer a loss it won't effect them too greatly in the polls and surely won't knock them out of the BCS poll altogether.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are following the path they were predicted to since day one. Led by Trent Richardson, the Alabama offense hasn't even been the most impressive aspect of the nations number two team. The 'Bama defense is allowing just seven points a game.
With a cupcake schedule until they face LSU, the Tide will stay put at number two behind the Tigers. Even if they lose to LSU, the furthest they will fall will be to fifth most likely. Bama isn't going anywhere in the polls this season.
LSU Tigers (1)
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Of the top two teams in the nation, LSU has a tougher route to stay in the polls. The nations number one team has Auburn next week, and Arkansas at the end of the season, two tough match ups that if won, the Tigers will solidify their number one spot in the poll.
That is to say if they win the biggest game in college football this season.
The Tigers play Alabama in two weeks time in Tuscaloosa. If they win this game they will win out and secure a spot in the BCS National Title game. The Tigers defense has kept them in games all season, but the Tiger offense is starting to click just in time for the Bama game.
The Tigers have the same situation as Bama however, if they lose the game they won't drop anywhere further than fifth in the polls most likely, and won't fall out of the polls at any time this season.
Same Old, Same Old
As you can see, the top five teams aren't projected to fall out of the polls for the rest of the season and rightfully so. None of these teams lack the ability, talent, or coaching to stay put for the remainder of the season. Realistically LSU/Alabama are the only ones who are guaranteed to have the opportunity to give one another a loss on the year.
When the BCS poll is released tomorrow night, it might be a bit different, maybe Stanford will be where Boise State is or Oklahoma State, but these are the five teams that have proven themselves to be deserving so far this season.