BCS Rankings, Week 14: Stanford Climbs To No. 4 As LSU, Alabama Remain At Top

Complete BCS Rankings are here

Week 13 of the 2011 college football season is officially wrapped and we now have the Week 14 BCS rankings. AS expected, LSU and Alabama retain the top two spots in the rankings and are on a collision course for New Orleans and the BCS National Championship Game. LSU still has to play the SEC title game against Georgia next week, but given how strong LSU's BCS ranking is right now and coupled with their previous win over Alabama, it is unlikely LSU loses their title game bid with a loss. Of course, that's even assuming Georgia beats them.

Stanford made a monster climb from No. 6 to No. 4 in the BCS rankings. This is significant because if Stanford finishes fourth in the BCS rankings, they secure an automatic bid in a BCS bowl. The BCS selection procedures state that if an automatic qualifier is third and an at-large is fourth, that at-large gets a bid. Stanford likely would go to a BCS bowl even if they were fifth, but a fourth place finish removes any drama heading into December.

Virginia Tech could actually climb back ahead of Stanford if they beat Clemson. Stanford and Virginia Tech are close enough that a slight tweak of the computers could result in them swapping places a week from now. It should make for an interesting conference championship weekend. Of course, if Oklahoma State loses to Oklahoma, Stanford would likely finish no worse than fourth no matter what happens with Virginia Tech against Clemson.

Here are the top ten in the Week 14 BCS rankings:

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Stanford
5. Virginia Tech
6. Houston
7. Boise State
8. Arkansas
9. Oregon
10. Oklahoma

To discuss Stanford football, head over to Rule Of Tree.

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