Two weeks ago,
There was nothing they could do so long as front-runners
Well, guess what?
Oregon did not beat Stanford on Thursday and Florida State remained at No. 2 in Sunday's release of the BCS standings.
Alabama retained its choke hold on No. 1 after a resounding weekend defeat of
The Crimson Tide leads the BCS with an average of .996, followed by Florida State at .962.
Stanford is in fine position for next year's four-team playoff but needs help to reach the last BCS title game.
Rounding out the BCS top 10 are Oregon at No. 6, followed by
Nothing has changed in this respect: last week, Alabama and Oregon controlled their fates, and this week it is Alabama and Florida State.
Ohio State likely needs No. 1 or No. 2 to lose to avoid finishing undefeated for a second consecutive year without reaching the title game. Last year, the Buckeyes were ineligible because of
Alabama and Florida State will be favored in their remaining games, but, as we have often seen in the BCS, anything can happen. Oregon was a double-digit favorite over Stanford.
Alabama’s remaining schedule: at
Florida State hosts
In the battle for a BCS spot for non-automatic qualifier champions,
A bid will go to the highest-ranked non-AQ team in the top 12, or top 16 if it is ranked ahead of a major-conference champion.
As it stands, both Fresno State and Northern Illinois are ranked ahead of No. 17 Central Florida of the
The top two teams in the final BCS standings on Dec. 8 will meet in the BCS title game at the