2. Oklahoma State
5. Boise State
*BCS rank depends on computer ranking.
Projected USA Today Coaches Poll Top 5:
3. Oklahoma State
5. Boise State
Other AP Projections:
Houston will keep moving up to at least 11 and have a chance at the top 10.
Here are random notes on the polls with teams of emphasis in bold:
Alabama will stay in the top four of the AP Poll after their close overtime loss to LSU. They are also a lock for the top four in the Coaches Poll which should help keep them in the top four of the BCS Standings depending on their computer ranking. Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN stated that the Crimson Tide should be ranked at four and pundits on CBS said the same. However, some voters may vote them down so there is a lesser chance of a rematch with LSU.
Stanford and Oklahoma State are still in tight competition among the polls with the Cowboys at two in the AP & BCS and the Cardinal at two in the Coaches Poll.
Houston will keep moving up in all of the rankings with two teams ranked ahead of them losing being South Carolina and Nebraska. They should be around 11 in the AP and BCS with a chance to break the top 10 in both.
West Virginia will drop out of the top 25 in all the polls by default leaving Cincinnati the only Big East team in the rankings in which they should crack the BCS Standings after being ranked both in the Coaches and AP Polls last week.
LSU is in control of their destiny, but it is still questionable as to who will be their national championship opponent if they do not slip up before season end.
Bleacher report had three teams with a chance to break into the top five including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Oregon. Here’s a link to the article that came out earlier tonight: