The Baylor Bears were on “Upset Watch” this week as the No. 10-ranked Oklahoma Sooners rolled into Waco with quite a bit of momentum. However, Baylor wasn’t having any of it. The Bears stomped the Sooners and boy was it convincing. With that being said, Baylor fans should curb their enthusiasm.
You see; with the Oregon Ducks losing to the Stanford Cardinal, many think that an unbeaten Baylor team deserves to leapfrog the Ducks in the BCS standings. Not so fast. Baylor is good, but the Bears’ resume lacks a big-time win (Oklahoma clearly was overrated) while the Ducks win over a tough UCLA Bruins team still looms large.
All in all, Baylor flexed its muscles on Thursday, but don’t expect the Bears to jump all the way to No. 3 in the BCS standings just yet. Art Briles’ squad still has to play Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas this year. If the Bears win those games, then we’ll talk about the possiblity of them playing in the BCS National Championship Game. But you can bet Ohio State and Florida State will have something to say about that, assuming Alabama doesn’t trip up between now and the end of the year.