Projections for every BCS scenario
If the front-runners fall, which teams are next in line to take their place?
While it's highly unlikely (but not impossible) for the results of this coming week to create a BCS title game matchup other than LSU vs. Alabama, there is still a lot yet to unfold in terms of which teams will land in the other BCS bowls. Here's a look at my projected BCS matchups and the next teams up for each of the 10 BCS bids.
Allstate BCS National Championship Game
When: Jan. 9, 2012, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Next up for BCS No. 1 and No. 2 spots: Oklahoma State
The only team that could conceivably jump ahead of LSU, if the Tigers were to lose in the SEC championship game to Georgia, is Oklahoma State. That's because the next-closest teams in the polls, Stanford and Virginia Tech, rank behind both LSU and Alabama in the computers.
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