BCS Rankings Week 13: Projecting the Top 25 in the Latest Poll

Danny FlynnSenior Analyst INovember 19, 2011

How will Iowa State's upset of Oklahoma State shake up the BCS standings?
How will Iowa State's upset of Oklahoma State shake up the BCS standings?Reese Strickland/Getty Images

College football chaos is officially upon us.

Following Iowa State's upset of No. 2 Oklahoma State last night, the BCS doomsday scenario now seems to be in full swing.

The idea of LSU and Oklahoma State both cruising to the title game and making everything easy has flown out the window, and now, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Arkansas are right in the mix for the trip to New Orleans.

It remains to be seen if No. 1 LSU can actually survive or not, but if the Tigers do make it through the season unscathed, it will be interesting to see which one-loss team gets the opportunity to face them.

Will we see an LSU vs. Alabama or LSU vs. Oregon rematch, or can Oklahoma jump up to the No. 2 spot?

We'll find out on Dec. 4, but until then, the debate about the BCS championship game will continue to rage on.

This week, we don’t have any big mega-matchups between Top 10 teams like we’ve seen the past few Saturdays, or like we’ll see on the last two weekends of the season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be important games being played today.

There are three games today that are pitting ranked teams against each other—No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 22 Baylor, No. 13 Kansas State vs. No. 23 Texas and No. 16 Nebraska vs. No. 18 Michigan.

Here’s how I think the Week 13 rankings will look after the conclusion of today’s action, but things can always change, so remember to check back tomorrow morning for the updated projections.


1. LSU Tigers

Week 12 Prediction: LSU 38, Mississippi 10


2. Alabama Crimson Tide

Week 12 Prediction: Alabama 55, Georgia Southern 14


3. Oregon Ducks

Week 12 Prediction: Oregon 38, USC 31


4. Oklahoma Sooners

Week 12 Prediction: Oklahoma 45, Baylor 35


5. Arkansas Razorbacks

Week 12 Prediction: Arkansas 33, Mississippi State 28


6. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Week 12 Result: Iowa State 37, Oklahoma State 31


7. Clemson Tigers

Week 12 Prediction Clemson 31, North Carolina State 20


8. Virginia Tech Hokies

Week 12 Result: Virginia Tech 24, North Carolina 21


9. Stanford Cardinal

Week 12 Prediction: Stanford 34, California 27


10. Boise State Broncos

Week 12 Prediction: Boise State 42, San Diego State 33


11. Houston Cougars

Week 12 Prediction: Houston 38, SMU 27


12. South Carolina Gamecocks

Week 12 Prediction: South Carolina 52, Citadel 9


13. Georgia Bulldogs

Week 12 Prediction: Georgia 49, Kentucky 14


14. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Week 12 Prediction: Nebraska 29, Michigan 24


15. Michigan State Spartans

Week 12 Prediction: Michigan State 31, Indiana 14


16. Wisconsin Badgers

Week 12 Prediction: Wisconsin 27, Illinois 20


17. Texas Longhorns

Week 12 Prediction: Texas 27, Kansas State 26


18. TCU Horned Frogs

Week 12 Prediction: TCU 47, Colorado State 17


19. Kansas State Wildcats

Week 12 Prediction: Texas 27, Kansas State 26


20. Florida State Seminoles

Week 12 Prediction: Florida State  41, Virginia 20


21. Auburn Tigers

Week 12 Prediction: Auburn 48, Samford 10


22. Michigan Wolverines

Week 12 Prediction: Nebraska 29, Michigan 24


23. Penn State Nittany Lions

Week 12 Prediction: Ohio State 27, Penn State 24


24. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Week 12 Prediction: Notre Dame 38, Boston College 14


25. Ohio State Buckeyes

Week 12 Prediction: Ohio State 27, Penn State 24 


Who’s Out: Baylor and Southern Miss