BCS Standings: SEC Championship Game Is Set, Other Conference Races Undecided

With Oregon and Auburn atop the Week 12 BCS Standings we have a clear picture of what the current National Championship game would look like. But what other automatic qualifiers will we see in the BCS bowl games? That picture is much murkier.

The SEC is the only conference with it's championship already set up -- South Carolina will play Auburn for an automatic bid to a BCS bowl. The other conferences have much to be decided.

In the ACC, Maryland and Florida State have the most clear-cut route to the championship game. If one of them wins out, they win the Atlantic division, although NC State is still alive. In the Coastal, Virginia Tech is in the ACC Championship Game with a win over Miami OR UVA.

The Big 12 appears to have Nebraska set to win the North, with the South looking like a total mess that we won't attempt to explain (although BCS Evolution will). Just know this: Oklahoma State seems to have the best chance of winning that division.

The Big East will become a littler clearer with Pitt and South Florida meeting this week. Both teams control their own fate by winning out.

The Big 10, like the Big 12 South, is still very complicated with Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Iowa all holding onto shots at the conference title.

Finally, in the Pac-10, Oregon wins the conference with a victory over Arizona or Oregon state.

So, yeah, we don't know much. But we do know this: Teams from the ACC and Big East will be in BCS bowls, while teams actually deserving such an honor (and money) will be left playing in a second tier game.

For more on the BCS, be sure to check out SB Nation's BCS Evolution.

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