- Brad Edwards, ESPN Insider
With only five weekends left in the regular season, the pool of potential BCS teams is shrinking, but we're still far from having a clear picture of which teams are likely to be playing in the five major bowls.
Let's take a look at the teams in line for each of the 10 spots. Numerous factors affect how bowls select their participants, and some of those factors are already putting a few teams in a better position than others.
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Vizio BCS National Championship Game
Next in line for BCS No. 1 and No. 2 spots: Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor, Stanford
Although the battle for the No. 2 spot in the BCS standings is tight right now, Alabama and Oregon are the clear-cut favorites because of their comfortable margins in the polls and relatively strong remaining schedules, which will help them climb a little more in the computer rankings.
1dBrian Bennett and Josh Moyer
2dChantel Jennings and David Lombardi
2dBrian Bennett and Austin Ward