BCS title game for Stanford?

November 8, 2011, 2:45 am
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The biggest development of the weekend may not have been Stanford still being No. 4 in the BCS. It may have been Arizona State losing to UCLA. You would think Stanford will jump No. 3 Alabama and has a good chance of jumping No. 2 Oklahoma State this week with a win over No. 7 Oregon.

But then what? Stanford would only have either a weakened in the rankings (if ranked at all) ASU squad, or an 8-4 UCLA team waiting for them in the Pac-12 Championship game. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State still has Oklahoma on the schedule and a win over them would certainly catapult them past Stanford. It may have been that way even if ASU had won out, but now there can be no doubt.

So Stanford is left rooting for Texas Tech, Iowa State or Oklahoma to upend the Cowboys, and that Alabama wont jump back over them. Not sure anyone is worried about Boise State at this point

All I could think about watching the Alabama-LSU game was how great it would be to see Andrew Luck take on that LSU-SEC defense and prove his critics wrong. Lets hope Stanford keeps winning and we get a chance to see that.

Heres whats left for the top four teams...

No. 1 LSU (2 ranked teams left)

1112 Western Kentucky
1119 @ Ole Miss
1125 No. 8 Arkansas
SEC Title game vs. either No. 15 Georgia, or No. 13 South Carolina

No. 2 Oklahoma State: (1 ranked team left)

1112 @ Texas Tech
1128 @ Iowa State
123 No. 6 Oklahoma
No Big 12 Championship Game anymore

No. 3 Alabama (1 ranked team left)

1112-@Mississippi State
1119 Georgia Southern
1126 @ No. 20 Auburn
No SEC Title Game because LSU will win the SEC West

No. 4 Stanford (1 ranked team left)

1112 No. 7 Oregon
1119 Cal
1126 Notre Dame
Pac-12 title game

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