The BCS rankings 2010 in Week 14 offered little surprises. However, the BCS rankings 2010 Week 14 still changed a few things, and not just because a few teams lost. Everyone knew that Boise State and LSU would tumble out of the championship picture, after their upsets. But not only did a few new teams enter the top 5, a new No. 1 was even put in place. Although Auburn looked ready to be knocked out, the new BCS rankings for Week 14 have them as No. 1 once again.
By one of the slimmest margins imaginable, Auburn overtook Oregon for the No. 1 spot. The Tigers had a .9779 average, which barely overtook the Ducks’ .9777 percentage. Although the Tigers came a lot closer to losing on Friday than the Ducks did, Oregon still got knocked down.
Of course, if the BCS rankings 2010 Week 14 are maintained through Saturday, the Ducks won’t complain. No matter if they are No. 1 or 2, one more win at Oregon State should put the Ducks in their first national title game. Likewise, the Tigers are set to join them with one more win of their own, over South Carolina in the SEC championship.
At this point, the only team that can threaten an Oregon-Auburn matchup is TCU, thanks to Boise State’s upset loss. The Horned Frogs were barely holding off the Broncos for No. 3 last week, and now they are well ahead of Stanford and Wisconsin as the next in line.
TCU is still well behind Oregon and Auburn in the BCS rankings 2010 Week 14, with a .9167 score. Yet Stanford is even farther behind, with a .8413 score, while Wisconsin is up to .8185. So even if both the Ducks and Tigers lose, it might not be enough to give the Cardinal and Badgers a title shot.
If either Oregon or Auburn lose, the team that wins is likely to face TCU for the championship instead. If they both lose, then perhaps the team that had the best loss will still make it to the final game. Of course, if they both win, no controversy will emerge – and after the way they won last week, few would doubt that now.
The rest of the BCS rankings 2010 Week 14 answered a few more mysteries. With Wisconsin ahead of Ohio State and Michigan State, they seem safe to win the Big Ten tiebreaker. Over in the Big 12, Oklahoma clinched the South Division, by being well ahead of Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. As for Boise State, although they stayed in the AP and USA TODAY top 10, they dropped to No. 11 here.
There will be only one more unveiling of the BCS rankings before bowl season begins. Once Week 14 ends, fans will know if that show will be a coronation, or the most controversial and historic finale yet.
ESPN- “BCS Standings – November 28, 2010”