There will be some changes at the top of the polls and the BCS standings this weekend. On Friday night, the Boise State Broncos, No. 3 in the Coaches and Harris Polls and No. 4 in the BCS, lost to the No. 19 Nevada Wolfpack in overtime, 34-31, ending the team's dark horse chance at making the BCS championship game. Boise State's Kyle Brotzman missed a field goal at the end of regulation to win the game and then failed to connect on one in overtime to put points on the board before Nevada received its chance to score. Boise State blew a 17-point lead at halftime.
The LSU Tigers, BCS No. 5, lost to No. 12 Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, opening up a second spot in the top five of the Top 25 Polls and the BCS. Stanford, currently No. 6 in the BCS, will likely move to No. 4 on Sunday evening after beating Oregon State, 38-0.
Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin finished the season in a three-way tie for first place, and the tie-breaker for the BCS bid to the Rose Bowl will come down to which team is ranked highest in the BCS standings. Wisconsin is No. 7 right now and should finish a slot or two higher on Sunday evening, meaning they will go to the Rose Bowl.
Auburn, No. 2 in the BCS, was down 21-0 to the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide after the first quarter, but then scored 28 points and held Alabama to only two field goals over the rest of the game. The Tigers finished 12-0 (8-0 SEC) and will now face South Carolina in the SEC championship game on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Oregon continued to strengthen its hold on the No. 1 spot in the BCS with a 48-29 win over the No. 21 Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks have the Civil War against Oregon State next Saturday, and a win will send them to the BCS National Championship Game, played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on January 10, 2011. Lose, and they'll go to the Rose Bowl.
Latest polls and BCS standings as they come out on Sunday.