The BCS rankings 2010 have had stable standings all month. Tonight, the latest BCS rankings 2010 will be no different, as the standings will keep Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State ahead. The Tigers, Ducks and Horned Frogs benefited from not playing at all this week, while the Broncos got a blowout over a winning team for once. Although Boise State could gain more ground over TCU, the top 4 should otherwise stay the same. Of course, the chances for the BCS rankings to change next week are even greater, as this week’s standings could be the calm before the storm.
After Boise State destroyed Fresno State on Friday, the teams below the unbeatens took the spotlight yesterday. With the exception of Nebraska, none of them lost, leaving the national championship picture the same as before.
Last week’s BCS rankings 2010 had the top 10 in the standings stay exactly the same. Since Nebraska lost, that obviously won’t be the case this time, although everything else should be similar. The Broncos hope that they will be closer to the Horned Frogs, however, as they try to be the next-in-line behind Oregon and Auburn.
LSU narrowly escaped Ole Miss, so the Tigers hope they will stay safe at No. 5. But they have a sizable lead over Stanford and Wisconsin, yet Ohio State and Oklahoma State should make a move up. Alabama could crack the top 10 again, before their Iron Bowl showdown with Auburn.
While there will be little change to speak of tonight, the BCS rankings 2010 could still come crashing down next Sunday. The standings have been stable for a few weeks, yet if Alabama, Arizona and Nevada can knock off Auburn, Oregon and Boise State, chaos would resume at the last minute.
There are just two weeks left to go before everything is decided, with Auburn and Oregon still in control. But if even one of them lose, the big debate won’t be whether a mid-major team will move to No.2, but rather which one it will be. Since the one-loss field was thinned a bit yesterday, and since LSU cannot win the SEC, TCU and Boise State might be free and clear to move up.
Of course, before that history can be made, Oregon and/or Auburn need to lose. If they don’t, then the BCS rankings 2010 will be relatively devoid of controversy – at least on top. There could still be more than enough controversy below them, as the standings may determine who wins the Big Ten and the Big 12 South.
The unbeatens won’t be the only ones fighting for style points, as Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M need big performances next week. Although yesterday kept the BCS rankings stable, the standings may well be utterly torn apart next week to make up for it.
ESPN- “BCS Standings – November 14, 2010”