- Brad Edwards, ESPN Insider
Last weekend's results brought more clarity to the battles for most of the BCS spots, but the chase for the all-important No. 2 place in the standings is now as unpredictable as it has been all season.
Among the other things we're waiting to see: Can Northern Illinois win the MAC title and secure a place in a BCS game? Will Alabama finish in the top four and, therefore, be guaranteed of its own BCS at-large spot? Will Clemson finish in the top 14 and be eligible for selection? Will Michigan State remain in the top 14 if it loses the Big Ten title game?
So many questions. So few games remaining to give us the answers. Here's a look at the most likely scenarios for each spot in the Bowl Championship Series. (To review the latest standings, click here.)
VIZIO BCS National Championship
Next in line: Auburn, Missouri, Oklahoma St, Alabama
Unless Jameis Winston is charged this week and suspended, causing some completely unexpected voter reaction, it's hard to see a scenario in which Florida State could win the ACC title and not be in the BCS national championship game. I'm giving Ohio State the edge over Auburn for the other spot, simply because the Buckeyes are a bigger favorite this week and, presumably, more likely to survive one more game without a loss.
Brad Edwards gives his latest predictions on BCS bowl matchups, explaining which teams are in the mix to earn each of the BCS bowl bids.