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BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:53 pm
Edited on: November 27, 2011 9:01 pm

Posted by Eye On College Football

On Sunday night the new BCS standings were released. With Alabama and LSU wrapping up their regular seasons in style, the SEC powerhouses appear headed back on a collision course for the BCS title game.  LSU will be tested one more time against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, while Oklahoma State will try to state their case against Oklahoma and hope for chaos.

You can check out a rundown of the Top 10 below, with some thoughts from our College Football Bloggers. For a full breakdown of the Top 25 teams in the BCS formula, you can check out the comprehensive standings.

1. LSU:14-0 deficit to the third-ranked team in the nation? No bother for Les Miles and LSU, who then ripped off a 41-3 spree on Arkansas to finish the game's scoring. We're at the point where LSU's resume is so good, so dominant, so much better than everybody else's that the Tigers could probably take a loss to Georgia in the SEC title game and still be in the BCS championship game -- or maybe even still ranked No. 1. Seriously, who would you put in front of a one-loss LSU team among these contenders? - Adam Jacobi

2. Alabama: It's good for 'Bama that it's got such a strong hold on No. 2 in the Coaches Poll and the Harris Poll, because the Crimson Tide's season is over, while third-ranked Oklahoma State's got a date with Oklahoma this weekend. Tide fans should be cheering for Oklahoma to pull the minor upset, of course, but as long as the game's close it's unlikely that a surfeit of voters will swap Oklahoma State and Alabama, and we should look for a rematch in the BCS Championship. And that's the way it ought to be, as LSU and Alabama have been, hands-down, the best two football teams this season. - AJ

3. Oklahoma State: In case you weren't already aware of it, losing to Iowa State was a rather terrible idea, Oklahoma State. The Cowboys move back up to third in the BCS but Alabama remains #2 and has no possible games left to lose this year. Which means that the Cowboys best bet is to detroy Oklahoma in Bedlam next weekend and then cross their fingers that the performance was strong enough to convince voters that they don't really want to see a rematch. Which, honestly, is not the best position to be in. - Tom Fornelli 

4. Stanford:Thanks to an Arkansas loss and a win over Notre Dame, the Cardinal have secured a BCS bowl berth for the second straight year. It's a remarkable accomplishment for a program that has been to a bowl game just three times in ten years and underwent a change at head coach before this season. The win over the Irish wasn't a blowout but it was a marquee opponent in primetime and allowed Andrew Luck to pad his stats for the Heisman. Stanford will watch Oregon host the Pac-12 title game this week but will be home knowing they will likely end up as an at large team in the Fiesta Bowl. - Bryan Fischer

5. Virginia Tech:The Hokies were put on upset alert heading to Charlottesville to face a hot Virginia team with the ACC Coastal Division on the line. But Virginia Tech punched their ticket to a fifth ACC Championship Game with a thorough 38-0 dismantling of the Cavaliers. The win was the seventh in a row for Virginia Tech, and the "win move up/loser move down" voter mentality has the Hokies in the Top 5 of the BCS standings. It would likely take a disaster to get bumped into the title game, so the main focus for Frank Beamer's squad will be defending their ACC title against Clemson on Saturday. - Chip Patterson

6. Houston:Houston has the benefit of playing in a conference championship game to get another week to impress the voters. Unfortunately for the undefeated Cougars, it is also another test of their perfect record. Houston can lock up a BCS bowl bid by taking care of business against Southern Miss in the Conference USA Championship Game. Case Keenum and Co. dodged the Golden Eagles in conference play, and another convincing win like Saturday's against Tulsa would complete one of the most dominant runs through the league in recent memory. - CP 

7. Boise State: Oh of all the years to lose a game at home, Boise State, you had to choose this one. Listen, the Broncos need a lot to go right for them this weekend to end up in a BCS bowl game because as things sit right now, they wouldn't be in one. So if you're a Boise State fan, this is what you want to happen this week: beat New Mexico, have Houston lose in the C-USA title game, have LSU beat Georgia and Wisconsin beat Michigan State. That knocks out Houston and Georgia, and if Michigan State loses then the odds of Michigan becoming eligible for a BCS at large berth (currently 16th) is nearly null. It's a lot to ask, but it's also possible. And if all that does happen, then Boise may get that BCS invite. - TF

8. Arkansas:An opportunity to dramatically upset the BCS picture passed through Arkansas' grasp on Saturday, as the Razorbacks failed to take advantage of their early lead at LSU. So being that current rules prohibit more than two teams from any given conference participating in the BCS, Arkansas' presence here at No. 8 is of no relevance to any of the big bowls. The Capital One Bowl committee should be salivating at having such a highly-ranked team available, though. - AJ

9. Oklahoma: It's simple for Oklahoma at this point. If it loses to Oklahoma State next week it will have 3 losses and have no chance for a BCS at-large berth. If the Sooner do win that game, though, they'll be Big 12 champions and headed to the Fiesta Bowl. So it's pretty cut and dry. - TF

10. Oregon:A Civil War victory gave the Ducks the right to host the first ever Pac-12 Championship game and given the way UCLA was routed by USC, it's looking like flower shops in Eugene might be all out of roses by the end of the week. Sitting ninth in the rankings and with two losses, Oregon is out of the running for the national title but a win at home this week gives the team a trip to the Rose Bowl against either Wisconsin or Michigan State. It may not be a return trip to the BCS championship game but the granddaddy of them all is a pretty good way to end the season. - BF

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Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 8:00 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

Bucky even though I would LOVE to see the Tide with 14 National Championships after Jan. 9th I would much rather shut ppl like you up... I hope that Alabama gets a Bowl game with whomever you think can take down the Crimson Tide.. All those 2nd rate teams you named wouldn't be able to stay on the same field with Alabama or LSU for that matter... Even Goergia or Auburn would whip them up and down the field.. Look what LSU did to Oregon at the start of the season.. So you think they deserve another shot at LSU? Dude PLEASE... Give us a break...

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: November 29, 2011 1:03 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

What college football needs is a playoff. Then the best teamS in the country can compete for the championship, like every other sport. Imagine a 16-team tournament that has auto-bids for the 11 conference champs, and 5 at-large slots for the best remaining teams in the BCS rankings. The seeds would be determined by the BCS rankings. Higher seeds at home until the final four. 

Here is what it would look like heading into championship week: 

Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 9:28 am

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

If Alabama beats LSU, would that not make them even.  Common sense says so. With no tie breaker game they would share BCS champion. No other way, no matter how u spin it that is what should happen. Nothing aganist Alabama they r a great team.  Alabama had their chance at home but failed. Why have Alabama play LSU again? Let another team from whaterever conferance play LSU to show how dominate the SEC is. Maybe it will slow down the BS from the SEC haters. 

Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 7:26 am

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

Funny how everyone talks bad about Bama's offense, but forgets this is the defense that held LSU to 239 yds and only got to the Bama 30 in OT.  It is the Defense of Bama that makes them a great Team and none of the teams mentioned can handle that type of defnse.

Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:43 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

Nobody hates the SEC.  We ALL like good football and the SEC provides that.  Do I think that other teams are just as good as Alabama this year? I say, yes.  I think Stanford, Oregon, USC, Wisconsin, Ok St and Boise St could all give the Tide a good game.  The Tide have no kicker and a pedestrian QB.

Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:37 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

LSU is going to boat race the small waved Tide in the championship game.  LSU IS the best team, Alabama and a lot of other teams are second, period.

Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:39 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

Name one team that has held LSU to only field goals or for that matter what team has held Alabama to the same? Please tell us who you think could beat either one of those teams besides LSU over Bama or Bama over LSU? This should be good... LOL

Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:36 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

I love this... All the SEC haters and all the Alabama haters are crying like little girls because their team can't make a claim or play for the Championship.. Alabama may still not make it in even though their only lose can from the #1 team in the nation inwhich also couldn't score a touch down and had to win in OT. Both teams (LSU & Alabama) have way outscored their opposition by double didgets, held them to minimal yardage, and their defences are the top in the nation.. With that said you girls should take another look at WHO deserves to be called National Champs and who doesn't.. ROLL TIDE!!

Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:19 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13


First off thanks for your service!!!

Now for a response to #2. Unfortunately Alabama is not the only team that CAN beat LSU. If this was true, they would have done so in the first game on their home field!!! LSU has a great team this year. Not so sure anyone can go out there at take them down. :)

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 5:22 pm

BCS Standings Top 10 Reactions, Week 13

All kids should havea  chance to go to college, be it an academic scholarship, athletic scholarship or financial aid. It seems as if you are saying kids, yes kids, should not have a chance to go to college. So why not have all athletes have a 4.0 GPA; or perhaps only students who take advanced college prep cources, perhaps they should have a 4.8 gpa and above to play college sports.

Yep, what I am saying is stupid; about as insane as your concept that a kid with an average or below do not deserve a chance... 

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