The college football rankings 2010 have been stable for a while. However, the college football rankings 2010 were nearly destroyed yesterday, three times over. Yet in the end, only one contender was eliminated, while the two leaders still control their destiny. Oregon and Auburn found ways to win in the second half, as Boise State was on the other end of a second half comeback. As such, although the college football rankings will keep the Ducks and Tigers ahead, the order behind them is now in question.
It looked certain that Auburn would fall to Alabama, which would have set up a massive debate. If the Tide held on, everyone would argue whether Boise State or TCU should take their place at No. 2. Instead, that debate has been squashed twice over.
Not only will the next college football rankings 2010 keep Auburn at No. 2, TCU will stay at No. 3 after all if they win today. Most expected that they would fall after Boise State took care of 10-1 Nevada, before TCU faced one-win New Mexico.
But now that Boise State is finished, TCU can still be the next-in-line again. However, there might still be room for controversy on that end, if LSU can defeat Arkansas today. If that happens, the question will be whether LSU did enough to overtake TCU for No. 3.
LSU’s chance to lead the college football rankings 2010 was supposed to be shattered weeks ago. Yet despite their loss to Auburn, LSU remains 10-1, and can get a big strength of schedule boost by defeating Arkansas. As such, even though the Tigers cannot win the SEC, their 11-1 record, and Boise State’s loss, could put them back in the conversation.
If Auburn loses the SEC title game, would the BCS then elevate LSU into the No. 2 spot ahead of TCU next Sunday? Would they be so desperate for an SEC team to be in the championship – and to keep a mid-major out – that they’d put in one that didn’t win their division?
Of course, a lot has to be settled in the college football rankings 2010 before that question is answered. First, LSU has to win today, and then Auburn has to lose next week. If Auburn didn’t lose to Alabama on the road, after being down 24-0, then South Carolina won’t be expected to do better.
If Oregon winds up losing to Oregon State next week, perhaps that would help TCU get in. In that case, Auburn would face either LSU or TCU in the championship, and even the BCS wouldn’t put two SEC teams in the title game – presumably.
Yet no matter what, the next college football rankings will keep Oregon and Auburn ahead, as always. However, LSU and TCU can still set up a big debate tomorrow, on who will be No. 3.
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