Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sooner Loss Good for Mountaineers

The big loser on Saturday was Oklahoma, falling 34-27 at Texas Tech. As a result, the big winner in the Bowl Championship Series standings appears to be West Virginia, which held off Cincinnati, 28-23.

The BCS Guru projects West Virginia will move up to No. 3 in the BCS when the official standings are announced Sunday. Louisiana State is steady at No. 1, with Kansas moving up to No. 2. Then come the Mountaineers, followed by Missouri.

Who says we don't have a playoff in college football? The Jayhawks and Tigers play Saturday in Kansas City in what will be an national championship elimination game.

Ohio State is expected to move up to No. 5, followed by Arizona State, which plays host to USC on Thursday night. At this point it's a six-team race.

The key to West Virginia's move — the Mountaineers were No. 6 entering this week's round of games — will be computer points, according to the Guru. And he adds: "Don't count out Ohio State, they are far from out of it at this point."

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