TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kansas State, Oregon stand 1-2 in BCS standings

Getty Images
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) celebrates a touchdown with Travis Tannahill against TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By The Associated Press
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, 9:30 p.m.
 

NEW YORK — Kansas State and Oregon are on course to play for the BCS national championship.

After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second.

Notre Dame (.9396) is third, not too far behind, but most likely in need of a loss by Oregon or Kansas State to reach the title game Jan. 7 in Miami.

“These teams are in their order, and the only way that order changes is if somebody gets beat,” said Jerry Palm of CBS Sports and collegebcs.com.

As for Alabama's run at three championships in four seasons, and the Southeastern Conference's string of six straight BCS titles, both are in peril.

Five SEC teams follow Alabama in the standings: Georgia, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina. But it will take a couple of upsets to give the SEC champion a shot to reach the BCS title game.

Kansas State is second in both BCS polls and in the computer rankings. The Wildcats have two games left — at Baylor on Saturday and home against Texas on Dec. 1, the day of most of the conference championship games.

Oregon is first in the both polls and fourth in the computer ratings. The Ducks have two more regular-season games left — against Stanford on Saturday and the next week at Oregon State. They can clinch the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference title game with a win against Stanford. If they get there, the Ducks would play UCLA or Southern California in the league title game.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Elsie Hillman, philanthropist and one-time GOP powerhouse, dies at 89
  2. Westmoreland Co. businessman going to prison
  3. Murrysville oncologist says he had necessary permits to hunt, kill lion
  4. Youngwood to purchase swing, table to satisfy state regulations
  5. Junction project on Interstate 70 at New Stanton exchange to begin
  6. Spirit ending nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional to Chicago, Las Vegas
  7. Zimbabwe alleges Murrysville doctor illegally killed lion
  8. Blairsville man killed in single-vehicle crash in Derry Township
  9. Western Pa. youths chosen for state police camp
  10. Fight for equal access continues 25 years after ADA signed
  11. Philadelphia firm to defend Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in lawsuit