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BCS Watch: Week 14

Week 13 did not go well in terms of BCS chaos that would benefit the Broncos. Arkansas was unable to defeat LSU, but everyone else in the BCS top 10 (aside from Oklahoma State, who didn't play) won comfortably. Furthermore, enough teams are on the bubble of qualifying for an at-large bid that BSU's chances are vanishingly slim. Nevertheless, it's not over until next week. One thing that would help is for Houston to drop the C-USA championship game to Southern Miss (the first ranked team they will face this season). So let's start there and see how this cookie crumbles.

Now that the regular season has wrapped up for a few teams, I thought it was time to add another measure of a team's quality to the profiles below: number of wins against teams with winning records. That's right, teams that are better than .500, not at .500. (There are quite a few 6-6 teams out there.) Here's a fun fact: did you know that Boise State has more wins against teams with winning records than anyone in the top 10, even LSU? That could change next weekend, of course, but I find this highly interesting. Here are your BCS top 10 teams:

*Teams currently unranked in AP poll.
^Oklahoma State defeated Baylor, who is currently ranked, but was not at the time.
~Includes win over an FCS school.

1. LSU
Record: 12-0
Ranking: #1 AP, #1 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 82-60 (.577 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 30-16 (.652 pct)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 6
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #3 Oregon, #23 Miss St.*, #16 W Virginia, #17 Florida*, #19 Auburn*, #2 Alabama, #3 Arkansas
Next opponent: #12 Georgia (SEC CG)

2. Alabama
Record: 11-1 (lost to #1 LSU)
Ranking: #2 AP, #2 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated: 69-61 (.531 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 27-19 (.587 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 4~
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #23 Penn St., #14 Arkansas, #12 Florida*
Next opponent: TBD (bowl)

3. Oklahoma State
Record: 10-1 (lost to Iowa State)
Ranking: #3 AP, #5 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 64-53 (.547 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 20-16 (.556 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 6
Wins over AP-ranked teams^: #8 Texas A&M*, #22 Texas*, #17 Kansas St.
Next opponent: #13 Oklahoma

4. Stanford
Record: 11-1 (lost to #6 Oregon)
Ranking: #4 AP, #4 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated: 60-73 (.451 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 16-20 (.444 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 4
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #22 Washington*, #20 USC, #22 Notre Dame*
Next opponent: TBD (bowl)

5. Virginia Tech
Record: 11-1 (lost to #13 Clemson)
Ranking: #5 AP, #3 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 70-60 (.538 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 28-18 (.609 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 5~
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #20 Georgia Tech*, #24 Virginia*
Next opponent: #21 Clemson (ACC CG)

6. Houston
Record: 12-0
Ranking: #7 AP, #6 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 61-82 (.427 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 21-25 (.457 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 3
Wins over AP-ranked teams: none
Next opponent: #24 Southern Miss (CUSA CG)

7. Boise State
Record: 10-1 (lost to TCU)
Ranking: #9 AP, #8 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 62-53 (.539 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 36-23 (.610 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 7
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #19 Georgia
Next opponent: New Mexico

8. Arkansas
Record: 10-2 (lost to #3 Alabama, #1 LSU)
Ranking: #6 AP, #10 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated: 48-69 (.410 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 12-33 (.267 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 2
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #14 Texas A&M*, #15 Auburn*, #10 S. Carolina
Next opponent: TBD (bowl)

9. Oregon
Record: 10-2 (lost to #4 LSU, #18 USC)
Ranking: #8 AP, #7 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 53-66 (.445 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 8-14 (.364 pct.), lost to LSU
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 4
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #18 Arizona St.*, #3 Stanford
Next opponent: UCLA (PAC12 CG)

10. Oklahoma
Record: 9-2 (lost to Texas Tech, #25 Baylor)
Ranking: #13 AP, #11 Coaches
Combined record of opposing teams defeated so far: 59-46 (.562 pct.)
Combined record of o.o.c. opponents defeated: 22-14 (.611 pct.)
Number of wins against teams with winning records: 6
Wins over AP-ranked teams: #5 Florida St., #11 Texas*, #10 Kansas St.
Next opponent: #3 Oklahoma State

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