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New rankings (projected with results from last week):
No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 6 Arkansas, No. 7 Boise State, No. 8 Oregon, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 10 Clemson, No. 11 Virginia Tech, No. 12 Houston
Eliminated from BCS race: No. 9 South Carolina, No. 14 Kansas State
No. 1 Alabama plays Mississippi State in Starksville, the Bulldogs should manage to lose this game pretty easily based on the Crimson Tide's season so far.
No. 2 Oklahoma State plays Texas Tech on the road, the same team that beat OSU's rival OU in Norman two weeks ago. The Cowboys should still win this game against that lucky Texas Tech team, if you need any reasons why I suggest you watch the Iowa State game that Tech "played" in last week.
No. 3 Stanford goes against No. 8 Oregon on the Farm for what should be the game what decides who goes to the Pac 12 Championship Game from the North division.
After Andrew Luck lead' Furd through three overtimes against USC, I don't think there is a possible way that the Ducks pass defense will be able to keep him in check. Stanford is higher in the rankings for a reason, Cardinal win.
No. 5 Oklahoma has a bye week.
No. 6 Arkansas battles a lowly Tennessee team which has been everything but impressive in SEC play. The Hogs will walk away with a win in this game.
No. 7 Boise State plays it's only semi-difficult conference game against TCU this week. Unless they decide to not go all "blue out" on the Horned Frogs (which I doubt they will) then the Broncos will once again walk away with a home win.
No. 9 Nebraska plays Penn State which has been good this year but not as great as the Black Shirts have played. The Huskers should beat yet another Big Ten team at home this game.
No. 10 Clemson comes off the bye to play a lackluster Wake Forest team in Death Valley. Taj Boyd, Sammy Watkins and Co. should take care of the ACC foe.
No. 11 Virginia Tech comes off a bye to play Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the same team that took Clemson out last week. The difference is the bye week gives more time to scheme against the triple option offense that the Yellow Jackets run. Beamer ball will define the victory for this game.
No. 12 Houston plays another lowly Conference USA team in Tulane in New Orleans, they should be no problem for Case Keenum and his offense.