In case you missed the release of the new BCS standings on Sunday night, your top 10 teams for Week 11 in the 2010 BCS rankings are:
4. Boise State
9. Ohio State
10. Oklahoma State
SB Nation's Team Speed Kills, using the most current rankings, takes a stab at projecting what the BCS bowl game matchups would look like if the regular college football season ended today:
BCS National Championship Game: Auburn vs. Oregon
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU
Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. LSU
Fiesta Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Nebraska
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Boise State
Setting aside for the moment the obvious delight of the free-money TAKE THE OVER betting frenzy that would ensue with the abovementioned title game, we've got a couple problems here. The first is the very real specter of an unranked Pitt team receiving a BCS bowl bid. The Panthers are the only Big East team without any conference losses, but that's thanks in very large part to their schedule being frontloaded with delicious confections like Rutgers and Louisville. It strains credulity to think Dave Wannstedt's boys can make it past South Florida and West Virginia unscathed. Somebody's going to trip them up, and the way 2010 is going that team could even be UConn or Cincinnati.
The second problem is the real possibility that Boise State could go undefeated (again) and have nothing to show for it:
I still think there's a possibility that the Broncos get left out of the BCS, because we must remember what the contract actually says about non-AQ teams:
No more than one such team from Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year.
The discussion continues at Team Speed Kills.