Oregon charged back into national championship contention, jumping to fourth place in the BCS standings Sunday after its big victory over Stanford.
LSU and Oklahoma State, both unbeaten, have the top two spots locked down and are on a path to meet in the BCS title game if they can stay perfect.
Alabama is third hoping for a stumble by one of the top two.
Oregon jumped from seventh last week to fourth with its 53-30 victory against Stanford on Saturday night.
The losses by Stanford and Boise State allowed Oklahoma to inch into fifth.
Boise State’s loss to TCU dropped the Broncos to 10th and gives them little hope to reach the BCS this year. Undefeated Houston from Conference USA is 11th, solid position to be this year’s BCS buster if it can keep winning.
Back at the top of the standings, LSU is No. 1 in both polls (Harris and coaches’) and tied for first with Oklahoma State in the computer ratings the BCS uses to determine which teams play for the national title.
Oklahoma State is second in each poll.
Alabama is third in all three components. Oregon is fourth in both polls and tied with Oklahoma for fourth in the computer ratings. The Sooners are fifth in the polls.
Arkansas is sixth in the standings and still lurking on the fringes of the national title race.
The Razorbacks play LSU in the regular-season finale and still have a shot to win the SEC West.
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