BCS Rankings Week 9: 5 Teams We'd Flip-Flop Right Now
LSU and Alabama used impressive wins to stay atop the BCS polls, but there should be some movement amongst the other teams in the top 25.
Bad losses, uninspired performances in wins and the constantly changing opinions of the voters make for wild flip-flopping amongst the teams in the BCS top 25.
However, week to week, the pollsters sometimes seem to lock in certain teams in certain spots as they rack up wins without stopping to analyze that despite two teams winning, one team may be better than the other.
Here are five teams that ought to be flip-flopped when the BCS polls come out this evening.
Clemson over Boise State
No one ever wants to believe Clemson is good. Clemson fans themselves are always waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Clemson nearly had that proverbial shoe drop last week as they battled at Maryland.
Maryland led 28-17 at the half, until Clemson used a 39-point second half to turn the game in their favor.
This week, the Tigers left little doubt. They crushed UNC 59-38.
Meanwhile, Boise State struggled at home with Air Force, pulling away in the end to beat the Falcons 37-26.
Clemson has simply been the more impressive team against the tougher schedule, and ought to be ranked ahead of Boise when the BCS rankings come out.
Kansas State over Oregon
Seriously, how good of a coach is Bill Snyder?
The 72-year-old coach came out of retirement to reclaim the K-State job in 2009 from Ron Prince after initially retiring in 2005.
Now, just two years later, he has K-State in the BCS picture again.
When the polls come out, Oregon will most likely still be ahead of K-State, but the Wildcats ought to be ranked ahead of the Ducks in the BCS.
They are still undefeated, and their road win over Texas Tech looks even better after Tech's win over Oklahoma.
K-State hosts Oklahoma this weekend with a chance to impress the polls further.
Stanford over Clemson/Boise
Boise struggled with Air Force this weekend while Clemson picked up another impressive win, but the Cardinal picked up a victory over a ranked team, No. 22 Washington, over the weekend.
They boast the nation's best player in quarterback Andrew Luck.
Although the Cardinal haven't really beaten anyone else, Stanford will have their opportunity to pass OK State in the coming weeks when they battle Oregon and USC.
Michigan State over Nebraska
Nebraska's only loss is to Wisconsin, while Michigan State's only loss was to a desperate Notre Dame team.
Although that loss looks worse after Notre Dame's bad effort as nine-point favorites against USC, MSU should surge up the polls after their improbable win over Wisconsin, particularly when you consider how much coverage "the play" is receiving.
Oregon over Arkansas
Arkansas blew out Auburn last weekend, but Auburn has demonstrated that against everyone else, they have struggled on offense.
Arkansas nearly lost again, battling Ole Miss on the road, barely escaping with a 29-24 win.
Ever since their opening loss to LSU—widely considered the nation's best college team—Oregon has been impressive, rolling over opponents.
This weekend, Oregon won 45-2 over Colorado despite playing without its top running back LaMichael James.