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College Football BCS Rankings: Impact Of Week 10

The TCU Horned Frogs made a statement on Saturday. The Horned Frogs blasted the fifth-ranked Utah Utes 47-7 in Utah, making as good of a case as TCU could have made to the BCS and polling voters. 

Unfortunately for TCU, they'll still need help to find a way into the National Championship picture. Top-ranked Oregon coasted to a 53-16 Pac-10 win over Washington while second-ranked Auburn took Chattanooga to the woodshed four or five times, winning 62-24. This ensures that TCU will not move up in the rankings despite the huge win. 

Even if the Horned Frogs move up just for this week to No. 2, it should be short lived with Auburn having more quality opponents left on their slate since they play in the SEC. 

Right behind TCU is non-BCS conference darling Boise State, who thrashed Hawaii 42-7. 

Alabama, who was ranked sixth in the BCS, was knocked out today by LSU, who was ranked 10th. This knocks the Crimson Tide out of the National Title picture. Since LSU lost to Auburn, LSU won't get an opportunity to play in the SEC title game barring a pair of missteps by Auburn.

The seventh-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers narrowly defeated Iowa State 31-30 in overtime on the road. This should keep Nebraska in the picture as well. Nebraska has three Big 12 regular season games remaining, home against Kansas, at Texas A&M and home versus Colorado before the Big 12 Title Game - if Nebraska runs the table. If the Cornhuskers wind up with one loss and wind up defeating the eighth-ranked Sooners, who also only have one loss, that could put them in the picture as well.

Those one-loss Sooners are also in the picture, and the same logic that applies to Nebraska also applies to Oklahoma.

It's BCS chaos.

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