BCS Rankings: How Will Arkansas vs. LSU Shake Up the Standings?

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent INovember 25, 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25:  Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the LSU Tigers tackles wide receiver Julian Horton #2 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second quarter at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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A lot has been made of the mess that is brewing in this year's BCS festivities.  Oklahoma State, Stanford and Oregon all losing has turned the BCS party into one with an all-SEC flavor.

LSU, Alabama and Arkansas are all one, two, three respectively in both polls, and a lot of forecasters are predicting that even with one loss, LSU could still waltz into the BCS National Championship game in New Orleans.

The BCS has had a history of screwing up when it comes to selecting teams for the national championship game, and this year will be no different if Arkansas manages to beat LSU. 

Should Arkansas beat LSU, it would cause madness in the BCS standings. 

It would open up the door for Virginia Tech and Houston to possibly jump into the top 2, pending the results of the SEC championship game, as the winner of the SEC championship would most likely go to New Orleans for a chance at a crystal football.

All of the SEC teams in the SEC West could possibly have a chance to tie at the top of the division, and if that happens, it will be a mess to pick the team that would advance to the title game.

A case can be made that all of the top three teams deserve a chance to advance to the national championship game, but as is the way of things in the BCS, there is nothing for certain and nothing guarantees things from week to week.

Stay tuned.