Stanford Moves Up to No. 4 in BCS Standings

Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes against Notre Dame. Will he win the Heisman?

With its 28-14 win over Notre Dame, Stanford jumped to No. 4 in the latest BCS standings. The Cardinal jumped Arkansas, which lost at LSU, and Virginia Tech, which won at Virginia.

If the Hokies defeat Clemson in next week's ACC Championship Game, there's a chance they could jump back ahead of Stanford, but it might not be enough. The Cardinal can finish in the top 4 and be guaranteed an at-large berth to a BCS bowl if Virginia Tech loses to Clemson, or Oklahoma State, which is currently ranked No. 3, loses to Oklahoma. Even if Stanford finishes outside of the top 4, SB Nation BCS guru Samuel Chi says there is "no scenario where Stanford could be squeezed out of a BCS bid." 

Andrew Luck's Heisman hopes are less certain. Heisman Pundit projects that Luck would edge out Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson if the voting were held today. Despite his monster game against Auburn, Richardson's yardage total is historically low by Heisman standards, while RGIII missed a chance to add to his already incredible numbers when he was knocked out of Baylor's 66-42 win over Texas Tech at halftime. (The Bears managed 35 second-half points without him. They play a lot of defense in the Big 12, huh?) Assuming he's cleared to play against Texas, RGIII is the only one of the three leading candidates who can make a final statement next week. 

We'll have much more on Stanford's BCS scenarios and Luck's Heisman hopes throughout the week. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rule Of Tree

You must be a member of Rule Of Tree to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rule Of Tree. You should read them.

Join Rule Of Tree

You must be a member of Rule Of Tree to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rule Of Tree. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker