BCS Rankings Week 11: Projected Standings for the Newest Poll

Danny FlynnSenior Analyst INovember 5, 2011

Can LSU hold onto the No. 1 spot?
Can LSU hold onto the No. 1 spot?Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

It’s here.

Today is the big day.

In just a few short hours, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will battle it out in one of the most hyped up college football games in decades for the right to be the nation’s undisputed No. 1 team.

Well, at least for now.

As we head into Week 10 of the college football season, the only game that anyone is talking about is the huge SEC showdown between the Tigers and the Tide, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be other games on tap today that could really shake up the current BCS standings.

In the other SEC battle between two Top 10 teams, South Carolina will travel to Arkansas for an inter-divisional matchup that actually has a chance to be every bit as exciting as the big LSU vs. Alabama game.

You’ve also got ranked teams like Oklahoma, Oregon, Michigan, West Virginia and Arizona State that all have to be wary of an upset.

It should be another exciting Saturday of college football, topped off by what is hopefully going to be the best game of the season.

Here’s a look at my early projections for next week’s BCS standings based on my predictions for this Saturday’s games, but make sure to check back tomorrow morning for my official projections after all of the weekend’s action has concluded.


1. LSU Tigers

Week 10 Prediction: LSU 29, Alabama 24


2. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Week 10 Prediction: Oklahoma State 48, Kansas State 17


3. Alabama Crimson Tide

Week 10 Prediction: LSU 29, Alabama 24 


4. Stanford Cardinal

Week 10 Prediction: Stanford 40, Oregon State 27


5. Boise State Broncos

Week 10 Prediction: Boise State 59, UNLV 17


6. Arkansas Razorbacks

Week 10 Prediction: Arkansas 34, South Carolina 31


7. Oklahoma Sooners

Week 10 Prediction: Oklahoma 42, Texas A&M 31


8. Oregon Ducks

Week 10 Prediction: Oregon 36, Washington 34


9. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Week 10 Prediction: Nebraska 38, Northwestern 14


10. Clemson Tigers

Idle this week.


11. Virginia Tech Hokies

Idle this week.


12. Houston Cougars

Week 10 Prediction: Houston 49, UAB 24


13. Penn State Nittany Lions

Idle this week.


14. South Carolina Gamecocks

Week 10 Prediction: Arkansas 34, South Carolina 31


15. Michigan State Spartans

Week 10 Prediction: Michigan State 31, Minnesota 10


16. Georgia Bulldogs

Week 10 Prediction: Georgia 49, New Mexico State, 10


17. Kansas State Wildcats

Week 10 Prediction: Oklahoma State 48, Kansas State 17


18. Wisconsin Badgers

Week 10 Prediction: Wisconsin 42, Purdue 10


19. Texas Longhorns

Week 10 Prediction: Texas 38, Texas Tech 31


20. Michigan Wolverines

Week 10 Prediction: Iowa 30, Michigan 21


21. Auburn Tigers

Idle this week.


22. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 

Idle this week.


23. West Virginia Mountaineers

Week 10 Prediction: West Virginia 24, Louisville 20


24. Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Week 10 Prediction: Southern Miss 38, East Carolina 28


25. TCU Horned Frogs

Week 10 Prediction: TCU 35, Wyoming 24


Who’s Out: Arizona State Sun Devils

Week 10 Prediction: UCLA 40, Arizona State 30