The top three teams should remain the same in the AP Top 25 this week being LSU, Alabama, and Oklahoma. They all had dominating wins over their opponents this weekend and the media is salivating over the almost certain number one vs. two matchup between LSU and Alabama on November 5. Wisconsin should also hold at four.
As many college football fans know, the BCS standings is comprised of computer rankings, the Harris Poll, and the USA Today Coaches Poll.
The USA Today Coaches Poll should still have the Sooners in the top slot this week, but they are more vulnerable to losing it and the media has been heavily promoting the Bayou Bengals so there is no guarantee. The Harris Poll currently has LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin ranked in that order; I don’t see them changing their rankings much this week.
The first BCS Standings for 2011 will be released later today so I gathered some information about the BCS computer rankings and other projections. The number one spot in the first BCS Standings of the season is a toss-up between the same top three teams as in the other polls. Alabama was the leader in most of the computer rankings for week seven. Bleacher Report has projected the top three to be LSU, Alabama, and Oklahoma in that order. I also believe that LSU is the most likely to be atop the BCS Standings later today. Brad Edwards of ESPN has LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Oklahoma State in his Tier 1. A close win for Oklahoma State over Texas and a slow first half for Oklahoma against Kansas may make them both lag behind the SEC powerhouses some more this week.
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