ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: LSU Tigers fan hold up a sign about a rematch against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championshp during the 2011 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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BCS Rankings, Week 15: Alabama, Not Oklahoma State, To Play LSU

Oklahoma State's demolition of Oklahoma was not enough to put them over Alabama in the final BCS rankings of the regular season, setting up a rematch between the Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers in the national title game.


College Football Rankings, Week 15 Coaches Poll: Alabama Loses Ground To Oklahoma State

The SEC rematch in the BCS National Championship Game moved a step closer now that the Coaches Poll for Week 15 is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide are still No. 2 while the Oklahoma St. Cowboys are a close No. 3.

That said, Alabama and Oklahoma State were separated by 166 points. This week, they're separated by only 32.

The LSU Tigers solidified their positioning with a blowout win and Oklahoma State closed the gap with a blowout win over the Oklahoma Sooners. However, voters seemed hesitant to drop Alabama from the No. 2 spot despite their not playing for a conference championship.

Pac-12 schools Stanford and Oregon round out the Top Five.

Here's the full Coaches Poll top 25 for Week 15:


2 Alabama

3 Oklahoma State

4 Stanford

5 Oregon

6 Boise State

7 Arkansas

8 Wisconsin

9 South Carolina

10 Kansas State

11 Virginia Tech

12 Michigan

13 Michigan State

14 Clemson

15 TCU

16 Baylor

17 Houston

18 Georgia

19 Oklahoma

20 Nebraska

21 So. Miss

22 West Virginia

23 Penn State

24 Cincinnati

25 Florida State


BCS Rankings Projections, Week 15: Cancel The Rematch

Every game counts? It would appear so, if the final regular season BCS standings line up the way we've projected. We'll see when the real deal comes out at 8:15 p.m. ET, but it looks like Oklahoma State has hope. (Stay tuned here as bowl games are announced.)

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