In Week 9 of the college football season, the BCS Standings have emerged with pleasant surprises, such as Clemson's presence in the Top Five and Kansas State's surprise entrance into the Top 10. The remaining games for all teams who have national championship hopes are riding on these last few weeks to make an impression on the BCS and hoping the chips fall in their favor. However, winning these games will be easier said than done.
A once undefeated Wisconsin team has already fallen to Michigan State the previous week, while a once Top Five Oklahoma Sooners team, who were preseason favorites to head to the National Championship Game, choked against the Texas Tech Raiders in their own stadium and are out of the National Championship running, permitting that other teams don't falter in the next three weeks.
And it's the likes of these kinds of teams that can completely change the outcome of those precious BCS Bowl bids. In fact, five of these teams, despite popular belief, are either still in the running for a BCS bowl bid or have the ability to spoil another team's BCS hopes. It's these kinds of teams that will be the biggest obstacles in the coming weeks.