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Big Shakeups In The BCS Top Teams

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NCAA College FootballStanford beat Oregon.  Now what?  Where will the Ducks fall to and how far will the Cardinals move up in the standings?  Will it be the Seminoles facing Alabama in Pasadena?  What about Ohio State and Baylor? Chances are that both teams are going to win out. Then what?

Most sports fans and writers just assumed that the Ducks would be victorious down at Stanford and retake the number 2 spot back from Florida State, but it sure didn’t turn out that way. Except for a mighty push in the fourth quarter by Oregon, Stanford dominated the game against one of the most potent offensives in the country.

And then there is that little school down in Waco, Texas called Baylor. They are known as the Bears and they are kicking butt across the board so far this year. The Bears went into the weekend ranked #5 in the BCS standings. Baylor remains undefeated this season after defeating # 12 Oklahoma on Thursday evening.  Not just defeating the Sooners but actually dominating Bob Stoop’s top ten team for most of the game. Final score Bears 41, Sooners just 14.

Alabama is still holding on at number one but has yet to face two Tigers in the form of #10 LSU and #7 Auburn, two tough SEC opponents, and never easy games to win for either side.  If the Crimson Tide manages to finish this season undefeated, they will be well deserving of playing for the national championship.

#3 Florida State tagged Wake Forest for six interceptions and a complete rout.  Final score 59-3.  The Seminoles chances at the BCS championship are now clearly in their own hands.

#7 Auburn ran away with the game against Tennessee on the strength of 444 rushing yards… 214 of which belonged to the quarterback Nick Marshall.  Gus Malzahn may well be up for SEC coach of the year.

Mississippi State gave #11 Texas A&M all that they could handle in the first half of the game. It was only 23-14 at halftime. Then Johnny Football went to work. Even though he managed to throw almost as many interceptions as touchdowns, the Aggies hung on to beat the Bulldogs in the second half.  Final score 51-41.

The #1 BCS ranked Alabama Crimson Tide went into their game against perennial SEC rival LSU as 11.5 point favorites and expectations were high on both sides of the ball but in the end the #1 team dominated and the Tide won the game and covered.

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