After an Oklahoma loss to Missouri this weekend, the BCS rankings were wide open again this week. The Auburn Tigers capitalized, leapfrogging the Oregon Ducks and Boise State Broncos to take the top spot in the second BCS rankings of 2010. Auburn jumped up three spots from last week, propelled by a win over No. 12 LSU.
Oregon is still sitting pretty at No. 2 in the rankings, controlling their own destiny with a tough Pac-10 scheduled almost assuredly boosting their strength of schedule as the year progress. If the Ducks win out, they're in a perfect position to play for the national championship in January. While the BCS computers aren't in love with Oregon, the Ducks maintained their top-ranking in the Coaches and Harris Polls this week with a convincing 60-13 win over the UCLA Bruins.
Boise State sat idle this week, but were jumped by Auburn and saw TCU close the gap between No. 3 and No. 4. TCU sits behind the Broncos by a mere .0013 points in the rankings. Boise State's strength of schedule is still looking good, but the Broncos will need some help from the WAC and their non-conference opponents to have any chance to move up in future BCS rankings.
Stanford and Arizona , both ranked in the AP and Coaches Poll top-20, sit at No. 13 and No. 15 respectively. Arizona moved up three spots from No. 18 and Stanford down one spot from No. 12. The computers must not have been impressed with Stanford's 10 point win over Washington State on Saturday.
Utah, a future member of the Pac-12, moved up one spot to No. 8 in the second BCS ranking of the year.