West coasters, get ready to cry 'East coast bias!' If you're a fan of the Stanford Cardinal or just a champion of the idea that teams from the left coast don't get their due respect, you have a cause to support. Stanford come in at No. 8 in the initial BCS Rankings, making them the lowest ranked team from a BCS conference. They're also ranked lower than one non-BCS school, Boise State.
The Oregon Ducks are the second highest ranked one-loss team, but the BCS doesn't have much love for the Pac-12 after that. Only one more team from the conference cracks the standings, and that's the Washington Huskies at No. 25.
Stanford has some chances to advance in the standings with games against Washington and Oregon in the coming weeks. Additionally, Notre Dame has won four in a row, and a win over them will provide Stanford with a BCS boost if the Irish are a two-loss team when they meet the Cardinal in the last week of the season. However, for the time being, Stanford can't really hope for much more than a Rose Bowl berth.
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