BCS Rankings: Predicting the Biggest Risers and Fallers in the Final BCS Top 25

Sean LansingContributor IDecember 4, 2011

BCS Rankings: Predicting the Biggest Risers and Fallers in the Final BCS Top 25

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    The annual Army-Navy showdown notwithstanding, the 2011-12 college football regular season is in the books. 

    Week 14 saw its fair share of surprises, with both Oklahoma and Virginia Tech losing big and previously unbeaten Houston falling to Southern Miss in the Conference USA championship game.

    As a result, tomorrow's BCS standings are going to look a lot different than last week's. 

    Here are five big moves you can expect in this season's final installment of BCS rankings. 

Houston Cougars

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    Heisman Trophy candidate Case Keenum and the No. 6 Houston Cougars lost Saturday for the first time this season, costing Conference USA its first-ever BCS berth and $17 Million in the process. 

    With the loss, Houston is sure to fall from the BCS Top 10, and they will be lucky to get a spot in a January bowl game. 

Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Heading into Saturday's match up with Clemson, the Hokies hoped to make their case for a spot in the national title game. 

    When all was said and done, Virginia Tech got throttled by Clemson for the second time this season, 38-10.

    The Hokies still have a shot at a BCS bowl, but they aren't going to be in the top five. 

Oklahoma Sooners

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    By winning Bedlam for the first time in nine years on Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys handed the Sooners their third loss of what many thought could be a championship season.

    Oklahoma played their way out of the Big 12 Championship and a spot in the BCS top 10 by falling to the Pokes. 

Michigan State Spartans

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    Michigan State's loss to Wisconsin Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten championship game is going to hurt double. 

    The Spartans didn't just lose their shot at a conference title and a trip to the Rose Bowl with a late-game penalty for running into the kicker; they played their way out of the BCS top 14 and a chance at an at-large bid. 

Clemson Tigers

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    It's been a roller coaster ride of a season in Death Valley, but at least it ended on a high note.

    By beating Virginia Tech for the second time this season in the ACC championship game Saturday night, the Tigers secured the conference title and a trip to the Orange Bowl. 

    They also made sure that they are going to finish the season ranked much higher than No. 20 in the BCS.