The Week 10 BCS standings are once again riddled with more questions than answers as Oregon reclaimed its No. 2 spot after being leapfrogged by Florida State in the Week 9 rankings. Of course, the battle between these two national championship hopefuls is just beginning as each has a make-or-break contest coming up. However, the other movement in the top 10 is being mostly overlooked because of this, but with all the upsets that continue to dominate college football, there are several one-loss teams that still have outside chances at playing for the Coaches’ Trophy.
Just so everyone is on the same page, Missouri isn’t one of those teams. The Tigers showed their true colors immediately after jumping into the top five by losing to South Carolina, which really isn’t that surprising. Likewise, previously-undefeated Texas Tech came up short against Oklahoma, which all but knocks the Red Raiders out of national title contention.
But with a big contest looming against the Ducks, Stanford is a one-loss team that still has a shot at playing in the BCS National Championship Game. The Cardinal are still ranked higher than undefeated teams like Baylor and Miami, so the voters and the computers see Stanford’s value as a squad that’s surprisingly no longer undefeated.
On the same note, Clemson should run the table and if the Tigers can dome up big against South Carolina in the regular season finale, they might have a shot as well if Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State trip up, which is unlikely, but very possible.
So while it may seem like a three-team race at this point, it’s not. But hey, that’s why we love college football, right?