Cardinal move up two spots in BCS

October 24, 2011, 4:17 am
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The Stanford Cardinal moved up to two spots in this week's BCS standings, from No. 8 to No. 6.

Style points matter in college football, and in front of a national television audience on Saturday night, the Cardinal made a major statement as they never took their foot off the gas pedal in their 65-21 shellacking of the No. 25 ranked Washington Huskies.
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Things will get much more difficult this week, however, as the Cardinal head South to take on the rival USC Trojans, who are coming off an impressive 31-17 win at Notre Dame.

After USC, Andrew Luck will lead the troops up north to take on the Oregon State Beavers, followed by quite possibly the most anticipated regular season matchup in Stanford history when the Oregon Ducks, who are just one spot behind Stanford in the BCS standings, invade Palo Alto.

Stanford closes out the regular season with home games against Cal and Notre Dame, and then hope to be hosting the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game on December 2 against the winner of the Pac-12 South division (most likely Arizona State).

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The Cardinal also ascended in both the AP and USA Today Poll. Stanford was ranked No. 5 in the USA Today Poll last week and are now No. 3. However, their biggest jump was in the AP poll where they climbed three spots to No. 4.