Before K-States upset of the Sooners, Texas looked destined for a trip to Tempe and the Fiesta Bowl, a first-under-Brown BCS appearance. Instead, the Holiday Bowl appears to be poised to pick the Horns for the third time in the last four years. The San Diego bowl has the second pick of non-BCS Big 12 teams, following the Cotton Bowl. The Cotton is expected to take Oklahoma State (No. 21 AP; No. 22 coaches) with that first pick. Nebraska (No. 22 AP; No. 21 coaches), bound for the Holiday until Saturdays events, is expected to drop to the Alamo Bowl.
Nationally, in the other BCS games, the Rose is expected to host a traditional PAC-10-Big 10 matchup between No. 1 ranked USC and No. 4 Michigan. K-State is expected to face Florida State (No. 9 AP; No. 8 coaches) in the Fiesta while the Orange will likely host a rematch of last years national championship contest between Ohio State (No. 7 AP; No. 6 coaches) and Miami (No. 10 AP; No. 9 coaches).
Aside from Texas, the only other top 10 team to be stiffed by the BCS is Tennessee (No. 6 AP; No. 7 coaches).