With under a month left in the regular season, expect a major shakeup in the BCS standings this week after a pair of highly ranked teams fell.
No. 4 Stanford, who was vying for a spot in the national title game, got throttled by Oregon for the second year in a row.
Perennial BCS buster and No. 5 Boise State fell to TCU after a missed field goal late in the game, and for the second straight season their January dreams were derailed by an errant kick.
With all of the turmoil at the top, here are five teams poised to make big moves in the BCS rankings on Sunday night.
For the second year in a row, the Ducks ruined Andrew Luck and Stanford’s dream season.
Chip Kelly’s team essentially dominated from start to finish against David Shaw’s squad, proving once again that they are the class of the Pac-12.
By routing the Cardinal Saturday night, Oregon likely solidified a spot in the BCS top four.
Just like that, the Cardinal are likely out of the BCS mix.
It’s a down year for the Pac-12, and Oregon should have no problem running the table the rest of the season on their way to Pasadena.
Meanwhile, with so many good teams behind them, Stanford is likely to start a free fall down the BCS rankings beginning Sunday night.
Unlike Oregon, Boise State is going to be moving down in the BCS standings Sunday night.
It was déjà-vu all over again for the Broncos, as a missed kick sealed their fate for the second season in a row.
Instead of busting the BCS in January, Boise will likely be finishing their season in mid-December.
After dismantling Tennessee on Saturday, don’t be surprised if No. 8 Arkansas jumps idle Oklahoma, Boise State and Stanford to crack the BCS Top Five.
The Hogs are 9-1 in college football’s top conference, and they have a legitimate shot at reaching the national title game if they can beat arch rival LSU at season’s end.
Another week, another 70-plus point performance from Case Keenum and the Houston Cougars.
With Boise State out of the way, Houston is this season’s new BCS buster.
If the Cougars keep scoring almost 100 points per-game, it’s only a matter of time before they shoot up the rankings.