Given the unpredictable nature of the first seven weeks of the season, the final seven weeks could produce an almost unlimited number of BCS match-ups. And although the Horns have a long way to go to get into that mix, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
For example, in the second BCS standings of 2003, Texas came in at, you guessed it, No. 22. Six weeks later, the Horns had ascended all the way to No. 6 in the final standings, in line for a BCS berth if not for Kansas State's upset of Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship game. That's the hell of having to rely on other teams, but it also shows the possibilities, particularly with so much football left to be played.
The Horns' remaining schedule is both favorable and unfavorable. Favorable in that Texas doesn't face a single team ahead of it in the BCS standings (UT should be favored from here on out) and unfavorable in that Texas doesn't face a single team ahead of it in the BCS standings (tough to earn computer respect – the Horns are outside the top 25 right now, thus earning nothing in the computer portion of this week's rankings – playing such a soft schedule).
BCS Standings - October 14, 2007
1. Ohio State
2. South Florida
3. Boston College
6. South Carolina
8. Arizona State
9. West Virginia
11. Virginia Tech
24. Texas Tech