Editor's Note: Check out the Week 11 BCS Rankings.
When the various polls come out on Sunday in advance of the BCS rankings, the human polls can often be quite predictable. This week, both polls have done the same thing in dropping Alabama to No. 4 and boosting Oklahoma State and Stanford up a spot. While the USA Today/Coaches Poll has Stanford ahead of Oklahoma State, the week 11 AP Poll has Oklahoma State ahead of Stanford. Accordingly, they each were bumped up one spot in each to No. 2 and No. 3.
Oklahoma State is likely in the drivers seat at this point for the second BCS National Title Game berth. They have a tough road the rest of the way, including games at Texas Tech and versus Oklahoma. LSU has their own tough stretch including a home game against Arkansas and a likely spot in the SEC title game. Neither is guaranteed of anything, but for now, LSU and Oklahoma State are in the best position to be playing for all the marbles in January.
For the Stanford Cardinal, it is now just a matter of winning their games and hoping Oklahoma State and/or LSU loses. It gets a little more difficult depending on where the Alabama Crimson Tide end up in the BCS rankings this week. They dropped in the Coaches Poll and will likely drop in the Harris Poll. However, it remains to be seen how much they will drop in the computer ratings.
Here are your week elevent AP rankings:
2. Oklahoma State
5. Boise State
10. Virginia Tech