Editor's Note: We misinterpreted the Sagarin Rating. The Cardinal actually dropped from No. 15 to No. 21 and are now No. 6 in the week nine BCS rankings. For more on Stanford Football, check out Rule of Tree. For more Bay Area sports discussion, follow @sbnbayarea.
Jeff Sagarin of USA Today released the first of six BCS computer ratings Sunday morning and the Stanford Cardinal received a sizable bump. The Cardinal appear to have been bumped from No. 15 to No. 10 in Sagarin's ratings. Stanford handled their business against a solid Washington squad and that romp over their highest ranked opponent to date boosted them.
The newest Sagarin ratings only dropped Oklahoma two spots from No. 5 to No. 7 thanks to the fact that Texas Tech is highly rated thanks to a solid schedule. Fellow top six BCS team Wisconsin took a bigger hit, dropping from No. 6 to No. 14. Oklahoma will not suffer too much in the ratings with this drop while Wisconsin is likely in line for a sizable drop in the BCS rankings.
Stanford has another huge opportunity next Saturday against the USC Trojans. Sagarin rates USC at No. 20, which will give them another boost if they can hold on for the win. Clemson travels to face Georgia Tech, and while that is a solid matchup for Clemson, the Yellow Jackets rank No. 43 in Sagarin's ratings. Boise State travels to Las Vegas to face UNLV, who ranks No. 157 in Sagarin's ratings.
Here is Jeff Sagarin's top ten:
3. Oklahoma State
4. Boise State
6. Texas A&M
8. Kansas State