There was not a ton of movement in the BCS Rankings this week, but the movement that happened carried a lot of weight with Alabama moving from #1 to #4.
Just one week after “escaping” defeat against LSU, the Crimson Tide came home to play the Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies did what LSU could not and defeated Alabama 29-24.
Due to the Alabama loss, there is now a brand new #1 and #2 in the BCS. The two teams that are now #1 and #2 are Kansas State and Oregon. So, does this mean that everything is all set for a KSU-Oregon National Championship?
Yes and no. This is because of the remaining schedule for both the Wildcats and the Ducks. Everyone can certainly agree that both of these teams control their own destiny.
Both Kansas State and Oregon have two regular season games left to play this season. KSU still needs to play Baylor and #15 Texas while Oregon needs to play #13 Stanford and #16 Oregon State. The Wildcats will have no problems with Baylor and should get past Texas, but that question is not so easy for Oregon.
Now, many people would say that #2 Oregon will not have problems against Stanford or Oregon State, but they are two games with a lot of emotions. This is because the game against Stanford is for the Pac-12 North title. It is for sure that the winner of the Oregon-Stanford game will play in the Pac-12 Championship.
Also, the game against Oregon State is a “Civil War.” The last time Oregon played Oregon State on the road was in 2010 (last time they went to the National Championship). In that 2010 meeting, Oregon State might have lost, but they scored first and only lost by 17. Biggest difference this year it that this Oregon State team is ranked and much better than they were in 2010.
We will all see what happens, but we are looking at a Kansas State-Oregon National Championship at this point. Nobody knows how things will turn out, but it seems like all systems are a go for KSU and Oregon.
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