Roadblocks for BCS title contenders
November, 3, 2013
By Travis Haney | ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesOregon, Florida State and Alabama are all battling for two BCS title spots.Florida State made yet another statement Saturday that it belongs on the same tier as Alabama and Oregon, who were both off this weekend. The Seminoles were supposed to win a rivalry game against an undefeated top-10 conference opponent by three-plus touchdowns. And they did.
Yes, we could be heading toward chaos in this final year of the BCS. But more often, things have worked themselves out and the odds still say one of the Big Three will lose. So, which one will it be?
Assessing the remaining roads for the Tide, Ducks and Seminoles leads my Week 10 Takeaways. Also included: Can Michigan State play with Ohio State? Have we forgotten about Oklahoma State? Who is the most unsung skill player in the country?
1. Ranking schedules for BCS title contenders
Here are the remaining schedules for the top three teams. And remember that the more difficult the schedule, the more it actually favors that team in the formula. If it wins, that is.
Oregon: at Stanford (Thursday), Utah, at Arizona, Oregon State, Pac-12 title game (potentially Arizona State)
FSU: at Wake Forest, Syracuse, Idaho, at Florida, ACC title game (Miami)
Alabama: LSU, at Mississippi State, Chattanooga, at Auburn, SEC title game (Missouri)