The college football rankings 2010 have gone through some mood swings. At first, the college football rankings 2010 were perfectly stable, as Alabama and Ohio State were in control throughout September. Then in October, top ranked teams kept losing pretty much every week, putting the BCS in flux. Yet in November, Oregon and Auburn made everything stable again, despite each surviving a major threat. However, by that pattern, the college football rankings 2010 should be shattered in December, although there’s only two chances for that to happen today.
The Ducks and Tigers have been unscathed for over three months now, with the finish line just one step away. Today’s matchups seem to be among their least challenging obstacles, as Oregon visits 5-6 Oregon State, and Auburn faces a South Carolina team they’ve already beaten.
If form holds, the college football rankings 2010 will have no debate at all, going into tomorrow’s BCS show. Although TCU will be upset, they would still get to make mid-major history by going to the Rose Bowl. In the meantime, an Oregon-Auburn championship showdown would please everyone else, especially since they’ve had weeks to imagine it.
Of course, everything is thrown into question with one or two upsets, as unlikely as that may seem. With just one upset, then TCU will have almost punched their ticket to an historic championship berth. Yet that likely depends on how Oregon and/or Auburn would lose, and whether it was close enough to be forgiven.
If the truly unlikely happens, and both frontrunners lose, then the college football rankings 2010 will be under truly great scrutiny. If both the Ducks and Tigers lose, then experts will do the math to see if Wisconsin or Stanford could move up enough to pose a threat. The Badgers and Cardinal would appear to be too far back in the BCS, so could they jump the one-loss Ducks and Tigers all at once?
There would still be some doubt to whether TCU could get in, if either Auburn or Oregon lose – especially if Auburn loses. Yet if they both lose, it would take a lot of juggling to keep the Horned Frogs out then. At the least, it would be the biggest uproar in BCS history if that did happen.
Yet the college football rankings 2010 have either been completely stable, or completely chaotic, all season. Things have gone to form for two of the three months this season, with only a few weeks of upsets in the middle. However, that run started when South Carolina upset Alabama, so it might be fitting if they wreck things again today.
The Gamecocks have waited years to get this far under Steve Spurrier, while the Oregon State Beavers are fighting for their lives against an arch-rival. If either or both of them shake up the college football rankings, then the calm of the last several weeks will be obliterated.
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