Alabama Is Second in BCS Behind LSU After Oklahoma State’s Loss

The University of Alabama climbed one spot to second behind Louisiana State in college football’s Bowl Championship Series rankings following Oklahoma State’s double-overtime loss two days ago.

LSU (11-0) gave Alabama (10-1) its only defeat, 9-6 in overtime on Nov. 5 and the Southeastern Conference rivals may be headed for a rematch in the BCS title game. The BCS standings determine the two teams that will play for the national title on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

Oklahoma State had been undefeated and ranked second before losing 37-31 to Iowa State in two overtimes on Nov. 18. The Cowboys (10-1) slipped to fourth this week, one spot behind third-ranked Arkansas (10-1), which visits LSU on Nov. 25 in the regular-season finale for both schools.

The University of Oregon, which was ranked fourth in the BCS, fell to 10th with yesterday’s 38-35 home loss to Southern California. Virginia Tech (10-1) is fifth, followed by Stanford (10-1), Boise State (9-1), Houston (11-0) and Oklahoma (8-2).

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