Oregon's loss to Stanford reshuffles the BCS rankings that yields Florida State and Alabama as new matchup projected to play for BCS National Championship Game comes January 6 in Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
With three playing week remaining things toughen up as well as other power conferences like Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference (SEC) which has automatic bid for other four BCS bowl championship.
According to BCSKnowhow.com, “Six teams receive automatic bids as conference champions, leaving four “at-large” bids for the BCS bowls to fill, which are chosen in a “draft” format. Teams will be eligible for selection if they finish the season ranked in the top 14 in the final BCS standings and have at least nine victories.”
Here are College Football BCS bowl projection and analysis based on latest BCS rankings
Rose Bowl - Ohio State vs Stanford (Big Ten vs. Pac-12) — January 1 in Pasadena, Calif.
As projected by SBNation.com, going to Week 12, Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) represents Big Ten is on course collision with Stanford Cardinals (8-2, 6-2) in Pac-12 which lost in a stunner against USC on Saturday night.
The Buckeyes easily wins against Illinois and poise to come out in clean slate in Big Ten conference with two more games left on Sat, Nov 23 versus Indiana and Sat, Nov 30 against Michigan. On top of that Ohio State which currently ranked No.3 in BCS standings has a clear shot for national title if Florida State tumbles in their last assignment.
It could happen if Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston who is under investigation for sexual assault will be formally charge. In ACC rule, any player will be automatically suspended once the certain player is charged on court.
Stanford huge win over Oregon last week was discredited as old rival USC pulled a 20-17 stunning upset of the Cardinals in Los Angeles. Stanford fell from the fifth in the BCS ranking but not out from top 14 teams. Their next two schedule will would be easy one against Cal in Sat, Nov 23 and against Notre Dame in Sat, Nov 30.
Fiesta Bowl - Baylor vs Fresno State (Big 12 1 vs. At-large 3) — January 1 in Glendale, Ariz.
Baylor vs Fresno State on Fiesta Bowl? The BCS ranked No.5 Baylor beat Texas Tech on Saturday then tackles Oklahoma State on Sat, Nov 23. The the Bears should get past against TCU on Sat, Nov 30 and against Texas on Sat, Dec 7.
Meanwhile, Fresno State leads the Mountain West with (9-0, 6-0 MW) undefeated record and that because of their awesome senior quarterback Derek Carr who has 32 touchdown so far this season. The Bulldogs all cylinders are working which can get them deep into the ranking with winnable games coming against New Mexico on Sat, Nov 23 and San Jose State on Fri, Nov 29.
Sugar Bowl - Auburn vs UCF (SEC No.2 vs. At-large 2) — January 2 in New Orleans, La.
As of now Auburn vs UCF are on course for Sugar Bowl showdown with Auburn as SEC replacement of Alabama if the Tide goes to national title which is most likely. But Texas A&M is so close behind that if the Tigers stumble a bit, Johnny Manziel and the crew would easily take over. But the Aggies must win against LSU on Sat, Nov 23 and over No.9 Missouri Sat, Nov 30. Very tough one if Manziel health is fit to go.
Although UCF football is not interesting to many, Louisville is the closest by but the Cardinals which currently ranked at #20 should finish strong in their last three remaining game to make it at least at No.14 in the ranking that make them eligible. Louisville face Houston later today then Memphis and Cincinnati in the last two games.
Orange Bowl - Clemson vs Oregon (ACC No.2 vs. At-large 1) — January 3 in Miami, Fla.
Going into Week 13, Clemson Tigers (9-1, 7-1 ACC) came out as replacement for Florida State in the ACC but if the Seminoles clear it’s route for the national title. Tigers can play against Oregon for the Orange Bowl.
The Tigers has a big win against Georgia Tech on Thursday, and their remaining two schedules will be on Sat, Nov 23 versus Citadel and on Sat, Nov 30 against South Carolina.
Oregon plays against dangerous Utah later which beat Stanford few weeks ago. Their last two remaining schedule is sort of tougher once against Arizona on Sat, Nov 23, and versus Oregon State on Fri, Nov 29.
BCS National Championship Game - Alabama vs Florida State (BCS 1 vs. BCS 2) — January 7 in Pasadena, Calif.
Alabama vs Florida State is on course for national title game. The Tide beat Mississippi State on Saturday, then takes on Chattanooga on Sat, Nov 23 and Auburn on Sat, Nov 30. This are games are in the bag which makes Alabama to get their second trip in a row to the national championship.
The question is which team is the opponent? Currently is Florida State is the number one candidate but it could go awry as mentioned earlier if Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston who is under investigation for sexual assault will be formally charge. In ACC rule, any player will be automatically suspended once the certain player is charged on court.
Although the Seminoles has an easy schedule in their last two games but who will be the quarterback if Winston is suspended. They will play against Idaho on Sat, Nov 23, and against Florida on Sat, Nov 30. If FSU stumble, Ohio State can easily replace at No.2 in the BCS ranking as new projected opponent against Alabama in the BCS National Championship showdown.