At No. 4, Oregon and coach Chip Kelly are undervalued by the computers.
We’ve come to the portion of our program where controversy rules. Where someone is getting jobbed and no one has answers. Have we not learned, everyone? After all these years of the crazy, convoluted mess we call the BCS, you would think panic wouldn’t continue to be the overwhelming reaction.
— BCS standings: Alabama, Kansas State, ND 1-2-3
There are five weeks remaining in the regular season. If you don’t think a lot can happen, we give you this year’s No. 1, Alabama. The Tide lost at home this time last year, and through a convergence of unthinkable losses found a way to play in the BCS National Championship Game against the very team to whom they lost. And won it all.
Relax in Manhattan. Take a deep breath in South Bend and Eugene. Don’t lose hope in Gainesville or Baton Rouge or Athens. Who knows what happens from here?
“We’re barely into this thing,” says LSU coach Les Miles.
Settle down, folks. We’ve got a long way to go. Let’s analyze this week’s BCS rankings: