The Texas Tech Red Raiders (No. 2) had a bye this week so they could rest and prepare to head into their fourth consecutive game against a ranked opponent next Saturday. Texas Tech will travel to Oklahoma to face the No. 5 ranked Sooners in a game that could decide their chances for the national title and the Big 12 championship.
No. 4 Florida continues to impress the BCS voters and was chosen yet again this week by the ESPN Bowl Predictors to see Texas Tech in the National Championship Game. But look out, Tim Tebow [Florida’s Heisman-winning quarterback], Colt McCoy and his Texas Longhorns are sitting comfortably ahead of you at No. 3 and with another win at Kansas this week are still a possible national title contender.
The Pac-10 race got a little more interesting this week after Oregon State pulled off an unexpected win against Cal, putting them at No. 21 in the BCS. However, unless impossible odds are met and upsets ensue in the next three weeks, the higher ranked Trojans (No. 6) will take their Rose Bowl bid and most likely face Penn State (No. 8).
Sitting above Penn State at No. 7 are the Utes from Utah who could seal an automatic BCS bid by completing their perfect season next week. With a victory against BYU next Saturday, Utah could see its first BCS appearance since 2004.
After a weekend with no losses by the 15 top teams in the BCS standings, we will have to wait for next week’s Big 12 showdown that pits Oklahoma against Texas Tech to see any considerable change in the national title hunt.