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BCS Rankings Week 11: Nebraska Leads Big 12 Teams

While the latest BCS rankings focus on the four undefeated teams - Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State - there's a slew of one loss teams that round out the Top 10. Two of those teams are from the Big 12 conference.

The highest rated Big 12 team is not surprisingly Nebraska, who is ranked eighth in the latest BCS polls. Nebraska did no favors for themselves on Saturday, narrowly defeated an unranked Iowa State team and needing overtime to do so. The Cornhuskers one blemish on the year came in a home loss to the Texas Longhorns. 

Nebraska has three remaining regular season games left, two against unranked opponents. They host the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend before headed on the road to take on the 25th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies. They'll finish out regular season play at home against Colorado. Assuming Nebraska wins these last three games, they'll participate in the Big 12 Title Game - something that could boost National Title chances.

The Big 12 South leader Oklahoma State is ranked 10th in the BCS standings. The Cowboys only loss this season came at the hands of the Cornhuskers, a 51-41 loss in Stillwater. Oklahoma State travels to Texas and Kansas the next two weeks before hosting the Oklahoma Sooners to round out their season. If the Cowboys win out, they'll likely face the Cornhuskers in the Big 12 Title Game and will have a chance to avenge their loss. 

Should Oklahoma State win the Big 12 Title Game, they may have a legitimate chance to play in the National Championship game. Some things would have to break the Cowboys way - Auburn and/or Oregon would need to lose - but it seems as though the Cowboys still have a chance to play for a National Title.

A pair of two-loss teams are next for the Big 12 in the BCS with Oklahoma being ranked 16th and Missouri 17th. Both teams are coming off losses this week.

The latest BCS standings are rounded out with a pair of Big 12 three-loss teams with Kansas State being ranked 24th and the Aggies of Texas A&M being ranked 25th.

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