Monday, November 8, 2010

BCS RANKINGS, WHAT'S REMAINING AND HOW IT WILL ALL PLAY OUT

Oregon is No. 1 and looking mighty strong. (AP Photo/Steven Nehl)
Ohio State has moved up two spots to No. 9 in the latest BCS standings, released on Sunday night.

Listed below is the complete BCS rankings (with the games still remaining on their respective schedules), as well as The Buckeye Times predictions for each school's final record and bowl projection.

1. OREGON
Record: 9-0. BCS Average: .9638. This Week: at California. Games remaining: Saturday at California, Nov. 26 vs. 18 Arizona, Dec. 4 at Oregon State. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: BCS Championship Game.

2. AUBURN
Record: 10-0. BCS Average: .9611. This Week: vs. Georgia. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Georgia, Nov. 26 at 12 Alabama, (possible SEC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 12-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Sugar Bowl.

3. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Record: 10-0. BCS Average: .9259. This Week: San Diego State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. San Diego State, Nov. 27 at New Mexico. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: BCS Championship.

4. BOISE STATE
Record: 8-0. BCS Average: .8662. This Week: at Idaho (Fri.). Games remaining: Friday at Idaho, Nov. 19 Fresno State, Nov. 26 at 21 Nevada, Dec. 4 Utah State. TBT Predicted final record: 12-0. TBT Bowl Projection: Fiesta Bowl.

5. LSU
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .8170. This Week: vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Nov. 20 vs. Mississippi, Nov. 27 at 15 Arkansas, (possible SEC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Capital One Bowl.

6. STANFORD
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .7454. This Week: at Arizona State. Games remaining: Saturday at Arizona State, Nov. 20 at California, Nov. 27 Oregon State. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Rose Bowl.

7. WISCONSIN
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .7349. This Week: vs. Indiana. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Indiana, Nov. 20 at Michigan, Nov. 27 Northwestern. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Capital One Bowl.

8. NEBRASKA
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .7298. This Week: vs. Kansas. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Kansas, Nov. 20 at 25 Texas A&M, Nov. 26 vs. Colorado, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 12-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Fiesta Bowl.

The ninth-ranked Buckeyes may be returning to Pasadena. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
9. OHIO STATE
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .6613. This Week: vs. Penn State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Penn State, Nov. 20 at 13 Iowa, Nov. 27 vs. Michigan. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Rose Bowl.

10. OKLAHOMA STATE
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .6211. This Week: at Texas. Games remaining: Saturday at Texas, Nov. 20 at Kansas, Nov. 27 vs. 16 Oklahoma, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 10-3. TBT Bowl Projection: Cotton Bowl.

11. MICHIGAN STATE
Record: 9-1. BCS Average: .6180. This Week: BYE. Games remaining: Nov. 20 vs. Purdue, Nov. 27 at Penn State. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Outback Bowl.

12. ALABAMA
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .5490. This Week: vs. 19 Mississippi State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 19 Mississippi State, Nov. 20 vs. Georgia State, Nov. 26 vs. 2 Auburn. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Cotton Bowl.

13. IOWA
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .5223. This Week: at Northwestern. Games remaining: Saturday at Northwestern, Nov. 20 vs. 9 Ohio State, Nov. 27 at Minnesota. TBT Predicted final record: 9-3. TBT Bowl Projection: Gator Bowl.

14. UTAH
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .4669. This Week: at Notre Dame. Games remaining: Saturday at Notre Dame, Nov. 20 at San Diego State, Nov. 27 vs. BYU. TBT Predicted final record: 11-1. TBT Bowl Projection: Las Vegas Bowl.

15. ARKANSAS
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .4569. This Week: vs. UTEP. Games remaining: Saturday vs. UTEP, Nov. 20 at 19 Mississippi State, Nov. 27 vs. 5 LSU. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Outback Bowl.

16. OKLAHOMA
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .3900. This Week: vs. Texas Tech. Games remaining: Saturday vs. Texas Tech, Nov. 20 at Baylor, Nov. 27 at 10 Oklahoma State. TBT Predicted final record: 10-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Alamo Bowl.

17. MISSOURI
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .3511. This Week: vs. 24 Kansas State. Games remaining: Saturday vs. 24 Kansas State, Nov. 20 at Iowa State, Nov. 27 vs. Kansas. TBT Predicted final record: 10-3. TBT Bowl Projection: Holiday Bowl.

18. ARIZONA
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .3200. This Week: vs. USC. Games remaining: Saturday vs. USC, Nov. 26 at 1 Oregon, Dec. 2 vs. Arizona State. TBT Predicted final record: 9-3. TBT Bowl Projection: Holiday Bowl.

19. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .3169. This Week: at 12 Alabama. Games remaining: Saturday at 12 Alabama, Nov. 20 vs. 15 Arkansas, Nov. 27 Mississippi. TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Virginia Tech look to be poised for a spot in January's Orange Bowl in Miami. (AP Photo/Don Peterson)
20. VIRGINIA TECH
Record: 7-2. BCS Average: .2647. This Week: at North Carolina. Games remaining: Saturday at North Carolina, Nov. 20 at Miami (FL), Nov. 27 Virginia, (possible ACC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 11-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Orange Bowl.

21. NEVADA
Record: 8-1. BCS Average: .1981. This Week: at Fresno State. Games remaining: Saturday at Fresno State, Nov. 20 vs. New Mexico State, Nov. 26 vs. 4 Boise State, Dec. 4 at Louisiana Tech. TBT Predicted final record: 11-2. TBT Bowl Projection: Humanitarian Bowl.

22. FLORIDA
Record: 6-3. BCS Average: .0825. This Week: vs. 23 South Carolina . Games remaining: Saturday vs. 23 South Carolina, Nov. 20 Appalachian State, Nov. 27 at Florida State, (possible SEC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Liberty Bowl.

23. SOUTH CAROLINA
Record: 6-3. BCS Average: .0807. This Week: at 22 Florida. Games remaining: Saturday at 22 Florida, Nov. 20 vs. Troy, Nov. 27 at Clemson, (possible SEC title game). TBT Predicted final record: 9-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Gator Bowl.

24. KANSAS STATE
Record: 6-3. BCS Average: .0765. This Week: at 17 Missouri. Games remaining: Saturday at 17 Missouri, Nov.  20 at Colorado, Nov. 27 at North Texas. TBT Predicted final record: 8-4. TBT Bowl Projection: Pinstripe Bowl.

25. TEXAS A&M
Record: 6-3. BCS Average: .0694. This Week: at Baylor. Games remaining: Saturday at Baylor, Nov. 20 vs. 8 Nebraska, Nov. 25 at Texas, (possible Big 12 title game). TBT Predicted final record: 7-5. TBT Bowl Projection: Texas Bowl.