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Breaking down the BCS rankings

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Ok going into November, it is starting to appear who will be the contenders. Who do you see going to the BCS championship game? I will break down the teams ranked in the BCS and what must happen in my opinion.

    BCS standings

    1. Texas 8-0. They are in the drivers seat. They are coming off an impressive stretch where they have knocked off 3 straight top 20 teams. They have a showdown with unbeaten Texas Tech this weekend, and if they pass that test, it looks to be a smooth ride into the Big 12 title game. Remaining games: @ Texas Tech, Baylor, @ Kansas, Texas A&M, possible Big 12 title game

    2. Alabama 8-0. They have a tough road game at LSU in two weeks, and then their annual showdown with rival Auburn at the end of the year. Get by that and then the always tough SEC title game. Remaining games: Arkansas St, @ LSU, Mississippi St, Auburn, possible SEC title game.

    3. Penn State 9-0. It looks like PSU will go undefeated, as they have gone through their most difficult part of the schedule. Only Iowa, Indiana and Michigan St loom. They must hope for Texas or Alabama to lose, and even that might not help as they could get passed by Oklahoma or USC in the rankings when it's all said and done. Remaining games: @ Iowa, Indiana, Michigan St.

    4. Oklahoma 7-1. They need Texas or Alabama to lose and they still face a couple of tough games in Texas Tech and Oklahoma St. There is a chance of seeing them match up with their rival Longhorns in the BCS title game if one or both of Bama and Penn St. lose. They still could jump PSU. Remaining games: Nebraska, @ Texas A&M, Texas Tech, @ Oklahoma St, possible Big 12 title game.

    5. USC 6-1. The Trojans need a lot of help to have any chance. There was talk that they might not have made it anyway even if they didn't have a loss, with their weak strength of schedule, but now they have a loss. I say SC is a long shot. Remaining games: Washington, Cal, @ Stanford, Notre Dame, @ UCLA.

    6. Georgia 7-1. I think the bulldogs have a better chance than SC. If they get by Florida, win the SEC and get soe help, they could find their way in. Remaining games: Florida, @ Kentucky, @ Auburn, Georgia Tech, possible SEC title game.

    7. Texas Tech 8-0. If they beat Texas this weekend, they will soar in the rankings. They will still have to get by Oklahoma and Oklahoma St. if they beat Texas however. Remaining games: Texas, Oklahoma St, @ Oklahoma, Baylor, possible Big 12 title game.

    8. Florida 6-1. I think of the Gators in the same situation as Georgia. The game with UGA this weekend should decide the SEC East. Beat Georgia and win the SEC and they will rise in the rankings big time. Remaining games: Georgia, @ Vanderbilt, South Carolina, The Citadel, @ Florida St, possible SEC title game.

    9. Oklahoma State 7-1. The pokes need Texas to lose twice and they must win out. But they still have a slight chance. Remaining games: Iowa St, @ Texas Tech, @ Colorado, Oklahoma, possible Big 12 title game.

    10. Utah 8-0. The Utes have almost no shot at going to the title game, but they could go to a BCS bowl for their second time if they win out. Remaining games: @ New Mexico, TCU, @ San Diego St, BYU.

    11. Boise State 7-0. See Utah above, If they win out, they could be another at large BCS bid. Remaining games: @ New Mexico St, Utah St, @ Idaho, @ Nevada, Fresno St.

    12. Ohio State 7-2. They are done as far as getting to their third straight BCS title game. However with some help, they could find their way to a BCS bowl. Remaining games: @ Northwestern, @ Illinois, Michigan.

    13. TCU 8-1. A one loss non BCS team will not make a BCS bowl. They still have a chance at winning the MWC though. Remaining games: @ UNLV, @ Utah, Air Force.

    14. Missouri 6-2. Will probably represent the North once again in the Big 12 title game. Only chance to go to a BCS bowl will be winning the Big 12 title game. Remaining games: @ Baylor, Kansas St, @ Iowa St, Kansas.possible Big 12 title game.

    15. Florida State 6-1. FSU could move way up if they continue to win, they have been sneaking up. Remaining games: @ Georgia Tech, Clemson, Boston College, @ Maryland, Florida, possible ACC title game.

    16. Ball State 8-0. Even if they win out, they stand a slim chance at a BCS bowl unless some of the other non BCS unbeatens start losing. Remaining games: N. Illinois, @ Miami, OH, @ C. Michigan, W. Michigan, possible MAC title game.

    17. Minnesota 7-1. Could finish in the top 3 of the Big 11 after a 1-11 season last year. Remaining games: Northwestern, Michigan, @ Wisconsin, Iowa.

    18. Tulsa 7-0. See Ball St comment. Remaining games: @ Arkansas, @ Houston, Tulane, @ Marshall.

    19. LSU 5-2. They will not be defending their title, but they could play spoilers now with Alabama looming and a possible SEC title game berth. Remaining games:Tulane, Alabama, Mississippi, @ Arkansas, possible SEC title game.

    20. BYU 7-1. Wont be going to a BCS bowl, but could still spoil their rival Utah from getting a BCS bid. Remaining games: @ CSU, San Diego St, @ Air Force, @ Utah.

    21. Michigan State 7-2. No BCS bid, but look to be in the top half of the Big 11. Remaining games: Wisconsin, Purdue, @ Penn St.

    22. North Carolina 6-2. In a battle to win the ACC Coastal a year after going 4-8. Remaining games: Georgia Tech, @ Maryland, NC St, @ Duke, possible ACC title game.

    23. South Florida 6-2.Will go to a BCS game if they win the Big East. Remaining games: @ Cincinatti, Rutgers, Connecticut, @ West Virginia.

    24. Oregon 6-2. Look to finish 2nd in the Pac 10 behind USC. Remaining games: @ Cal, Stanford, Arizona, @ Oregon St.

    25. UConn 6-2. See South Florida comment. Remaining games: West Virginia, @ Syracuse, @ South Florida, Pittsburgh.
     

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