The BCS rankings 2010 have had stable standings for a while. Yesterday, the BCS rankings 2010 could have shattered, but the standings should stay secure tonight. Auburn, Oregon and TCU all had their chance to go down, which would have let Boise State, LSU and others charge up at last. But their hopes, and that of other one-loss teams, were shattered in gut wrenching fashion. Since the top 3 in the standings are all off this week, the BCS rankings should stay stable both this week and next.
The Ducks came the closest to creating chaos, as they were a few breaks away from going down to California. Meanwhile, it looked like the Tigers had been affected by the Cam Newton scandals after all, while the Horned Frogs were falling into a trap against San Diego State.
Instead, the BCS rankings 2010 will see Auburn, Oregon and TCU lead the standings, just as before. Of course, they all didn’t look very impressive at times, especially Oregon and TCU. Yet they all survived, and will have a week off to correct their newfound mistakes.
Some could wonder if Auburn will leap Oregon again, since they looked more impressive at the end. But the Tigers likely won’t get a huge boost from holding off a 5-6 Georgia team, and they still have the Newton problem hovering over them. In any case, Oregon and Auburn still control their destiny in the standings, no matter what.
Meanwhile, TCU hopes they will stay No. 3 in the BCS rankings 2010 this week, after nearly getting upset by San Diego State. In addition, Utah’s lopsided loss to Notre Dame could put a dent in the Horned Frogs strength of schedule. But beating a 7-3 Aztecs team in the end could help them stay ahead of Boise State – although the Broncos will finally face quality WAC opponents soon.
LSU should remain at No. 5, but since they cannot play in the SEC championship game, it would take a lot for them to rise up. Perhaps if Auburn loses to Alabama and South Carolina in their next two games, LSU would stand a better chance to leap them and the mid-majors. But is the need for an SEC team in the national title game that strong?
The rest of the BCS rankings 2010 should keep the top 10 where they are. The likes of Ohio State, Nebraska, Stanford, Michigan State and Wisconsin have a ways to go in the standings, but all they can do is keep winning. For the three Big 10 teams, their place in these polls would determine the conference championship, if they all win out.
Tonight’s announcement shouldn’t change anything, and since the leaders are off this Saturday, next week’s standings shouldn’t be altered much either. But although the BCS rankings aren’t subject to chaos now, all eyes are on Thanksgiving weekend as the next big chance.
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