Stanford Moves Up to No. 6 in BCS Standings

After four of the top seven teams lost this weekend, there was a major shakeup in the BCS standings. With its 31-28 win over Cal, Stanford moved up to No. 6.

LSU remained No. 1 after cruising against Ole Miss. 

Oklahoma State, which lost at Iowa State on Friday, slipped from No. 2 to No. 4.

Alabama moved into the No. 2 spot with a win over Georgia Southern and Arkansas, which plays at LSU next weekend, is No. 3. 

Oregon's loss to USC dropped the Ducks from No. 4 all the way to No. 10.

Virginia Tech, which squeaked by Duke, got blown out by Clemson, and has played Appalachian State and Arkansas State this season, is somehow No. 5. Please. That's an absolute joke.

Oregon's loss to the Trojans took the Ducks out of the national title race but Chip Kelly's squad still controls its own destiny in the Pac-12 North. If Oregon can take care of Oregon State in the Civil War, which is being played at Autzen Stadium, the Ducks will clinch the division title and play the South champion for a berth in the Rose Bowl.

Assuming Oregon beats the Beavers, Stanford would probably get an at-large BCS bid with a win over Notre Dame. The Cardinal would need to finish in the top 4 of the BCS standings, as they did last year, to guarantee a berth. 

So...root for Oregon State, Virginia, LSU, Auburn, Oklahoma (to beat Oklahoma State in two weeks), and all of the teams that Stanford has beaten. Beyond that, root for the end of the BS that is the BCS. (These rooting interests have been updated since original post based on some of the comments below.) 

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