BCS Conference Roundup - Who Still Can Win
ACC - First in the Coastal Division Georgia Tech and Miami lead the way with only one loss while a two loss Virginia Tech still has hopes but they are fading fast. Georgia Tech's loss to Clemson last week opens the door for this week's matchup against to be for the Coastal Division Crown. Miami still has to play Virginia Tech, so a loss to the Yellow Jackets all but closes the door for the Canes to make the ACC title game. In the Atlantic Division, Clemson may be ranked higher in the polls but Boston College holds the tiebreaker right now as they beat the Tigers by one point in overtime. Clemson has to hope BC loses to either Wake Forest or Miami, to have a shot at winning the ACC Championship.
Big 12 - The Big 12 North champion will be decided on November 4th in Lincoln, Nebraska when the Missouri Tigers come to play the Cornhuskers. In the South Division, Texas has it all but wrapped up. The only game where they might get tripped up is an end of the season matchup versus the Aggies.
Big East - This is a three horse race between Rutgers, Louisville, and West Virginia who are all undefeated in conference play. Don't count out Pitt either, but they need to run the table against Louisville and WVU, and hope for Rutgers to lose two games. The excitement in this conference will heat up now because out of the top 4 teams, only Rutgers and Pitt have played each other. This should make for an exciting stretch run for the Big East and hopefully garner them more respect in the eyes of the voters.
Big Ten - Just remember one date, November 18, 2006 in Columbus, Ohio. That is all that needs said here.
Pac 10 - With Oregon's loss last week to Washington State, the Pac 10 has become a two horse race between Southern California and California. The meeting at USC on November 18 at 8pm will decide the Pac 10 championship.
SEC - In the SEC East Division Florida determines its own fate. Tennessee is tied in the loss column but their loss to the Gators gives Florida the tiebreaker. The Vols have a tough road ahead as they still have South Carolina, LSU, and Arkansas to play. If they win out and Florida loses to Georgia, Tennessee will represent the East. Georgia is also still in the hunt. They have to win out and hope that Tennessee loses two game. The Bulldogs would be tied with the Gators in the loss column but hold the head to head tiebreaker. In the SEC West, Arkansas controls its destiny. The Auburn Tigers need the Razorbacks to lose twice, and it is possible with LSU, South Carolina, and Tennessee still to play the Razorbacks. LSU still has a shot but needs a lot of things to happen.
With 8 weeks gone already in the college football season, the conference races are heating up. Let's take a look at who still has a shot to win their conference.