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BCS Rankings Week 9 Projections: A New Look Top 10 Is Expected

The official BCS rankings will be released tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET and the top 10 should have a different order with a pair of upsets from teams in the top 10.

Primetime Saturday night featured the biggest upsets of the night, and one of those upsets was the biggest upset to date this season. The unranked Texas Tech Red Raiders pulled of the victory over the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners 41-38, the Sooners made the game close near the end but could not comeback. Then the No. 6 ranked Wisconsin Badgers choked away a 14-0 lead to only lose on a hail mary that had to be reviewed against No. 16 Michigan St. Spartans. The top of the rankings will look a little different this evening.

The top 10 will certainly have a new look today and here is what the BCS Guru thinks the top 15 will look like:

1. LSU
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
4. Clemson
5. Stanford
6. Boise State
7. Arkansas
8. Kansas State
9. Oregon
10. Oklahoma
11. Nebraska
12. Michigan State
13. Wisconsin
14. South Carolina
15. Virginia Tech

The Clemson Tigers and Stanford Cardinal are the big winners of Oklahoma and Wisconsin losing. Another big winner from Oklahoma losing is that the loser of the Alabama vs. LSU game could make their way back up to the No. 2 spot if that game is a close match and if Oklahoma State stumbles down the stretch which is possible since they still have to play Oklahoma and Kansas State.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.