2. Oklahoma State
* The Ducks and Sooners are both in very close competition for fourth in the BCS so it could go either way, but Oregon will be a solid four in the AP.
Stanford’s 17 game and Boise State’s 65 regular home season game winning streak both came to an end this weekend. A total of seven BCS ranked teams lost this week: Stanford, Boise State, Penn State, Texas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and Cincinnati.
Oregon and Oklahoma will be in tight completion for the four spot in the BCS. The Ducks already led Oklahoma in the Harris Poll and USA Today Coaches’ Poll coming into week 11, but the computer rankings had them much lower. They should get a boost in the computers for the win at Stanford which will make it close. However, Oregon will be a solid four in all the polls.
TCU will easily be back in the AP and BCS Top 25 after their clutch win against Boise State on the Blue and they were already ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll for week 11. Chris Fowler of ESPN tweeted about the game, “Wow! Bus erupts with crazy TCU and Boise State final few minutes.. Huge drama (and awful kicking) and @davidpollack47 called 2pt winner!”
There is plenty of BCS talk going on about Houston. However, Houston may not move up in the BCS this week depending on how much Boise State and Stanford drops. But next week ESPN will be in Houston for College Gameday which will surely give the Cougars their most publicity of the season. Stewart Mandel's of SI.com tweet reflected this, “Most likely destination for Houston if it wins out: Sugar Bowl. Alabama-Houston?”
Here are a couple more projections for week 12: Cincinnati will drop out of the AP and BCS rankings this week after their loss to West Virginia. There is a strong chance that no Big East team will be ranked in the polls or BCS for week 12 unless West Virginia sneaks in. Arkansas will move up to sixth in the BCS standings with both Boise State and Stanford losing this weekend.