The BCS standings will elevate a new team to No. 1 on Sunday evening following the Alabama Crimson Tide's 29-24 loss to the No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday night. With this loss and No. 9 Louisville's loss to Syracuse, there are three undefeated teams remaining in the BCS rankings: the Kansas St. Wildcats, the Oregon Ducks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. All 10-0, they are currently ranked two through four and should move up one spot each.
Kansas State, led by Loveland, Colo., native and starting quarterback Collin Klein, defeated TCU, 23-10; Oregon stomped Cal, 59-17; and Notre Dame sent Boston College to a 21-6 home loss. Oregon is likely to jump Kansas State at some point in the standings, but Kansas State faced a far superior team in TCU than Oregon did in Cal, dampening the chances of that happening this week.
The No. 6 Florida Gators barely survived Louisiana-Lafayette, needing a blocked punt returned for a TD to win, 27-20. Don't expect that to knock them down much. The No. 14 Stanford Cardinal defeated the No. 11 Oregon St. Beavers, 27-23, rounding out the losses in top 15 games.
The top five in the BCS rankings could look like this:
1. Kansas State
3. Notre Dame
Samuel Chi projects the BCS top 15, with Texas A&M moving up from No. 15 to No. 9 with the big victory over Alabama.