The BCS rankings 2010 for Week 11 will have little mystery in the standings. When the BCS rankings 2010 come out, the standings will be ruled by Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State. In fact, their advantage stands to be larger than ever, with three contenders knocked out of the running yesterday. Now that Alabama, Utah and Oklahoma are no longer threats, the field below the top 4 seems a lot easier to handle. But of course, when the BCS rankings 2010 come out, the standings should have Oregon and Auburn in complete control over the remaining mid-majors.
The Ducks and Tigers did little to change their 1-2 ranking, although Oregon had to worry a bit against Washington. But since Oregon had their usual second half blowout, and Auburn breezed through Chattanooga, they have little to worry about tonight.
Therefore, when the BCS rankings 2010 come out, the Ducks and Tigers should clearly lead the standings. However, viewers will wonder if TCU gained any ground on them, after their destruction of No. 5 Utah. Their strength of schedule stands to go up, although unless Oregon or Auburn lose, they will be stuck at No. 3 regardless.
Boise State is likely to stay at No. 4, as they are no longer the biggest hope for a mid-major to crash the gates. If TCU stays perfect, then Boise State needs both Oregon and Auburn to lose to have a chance now.
But the order of the BCS rankings 2010 below the top 4 will take up the mystery for this week. Most believe the standings will have LSU as the new No. 5, after they knocked out Alabama. However, the fear of LSU jumping the mid-majors is less warranted, unless they win the SEC West. But to do that, LSU must win out, and Auburn must lose out.
If LSU finishes 11-1, and doesn’t go to the SEC title game, they probably couldn’t leap both TCU and Boise State. Yet if Auburn loses one game, LSU’s position could be a major subplot at the end.
Meanwhile, the rest of the one-loss contenders in the standings have more ground to make up. The BCS rankings 2010 will probably elevate Nebraska, although they were close to losing against Iowa State. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Stanford stand to move up, but they need tons of help to become serious contenders.
The gap between the top 4 and the rest of the field stands to get larger tonight, although some upsets would close it right away. Oregon and Auburn look to be in control, but TCU and Boise State are more clearly the next teams in line. For now, LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin are less likely to leap over the mid-majors than Alabama was.
ESPN will unveil how big the gaps in the standings are, as the BCS rankings are released tonight at 8:15 pm est.
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