Poll Report: Clear Picture

The Missouri Tigers are yet another new No. 1, but the BCS picture is becoming clear as the season in drawing to a close. Texas, on the other hand, is out of the BCS entirely, but still held on to a Top 25 ranking after the loss to Texas A&M.

Your new No. 1: The Missouri Tigers.

Mizzou knocked off the would-be No. 1, Kansas, on Saturday night and took over the top spot in all the land. The West Virginia Mountaineers moves up into second place and is in prime position to head to New Orleans for the National Championship. West Virginia has only Pittsburgh in front of it, while Missouri heads to San Antonio to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a rematch. The Tigers lost 41-31 in Norman on October 13th. Ohio State is No. 3, but the Buckeye's regular season has concluded after beating rival Michigan.

If both Missouri and West Virginia lose, which is entirely possible in the kind of season we've had, we could see a two-loss team, that's right, a two-loss team in the national championship, since the Georgia Bulldogs are at No. 4 in the BCS. It should be noted that with Tennessee wrapping up the SEC East, Georgia cannot compete for its conference championship, meaning there would be a two-loss, non-conference champion in the national title game.

Food for thought.

Texas finishes its regular season at 9-3 and sits at No. 20 in the BCS standings, maintaining its school-record streak of consecutive weeks in the Top 25 at 149.

BCS Standings

1. Missouri 11-1
2. West Virginia 10-1
3. Ohio State 11-1
4. Georgia 10-2
5. Kansas 11-1
6. Virginia Tech 10-2
7. LSU 10-2
8. USC 9-2
9. Oklahoma 10-2
10. Florida 9-3
11. Boston College 10-2
12. Hawaii 11-0
13. Arizona State 9-2
14. Tennessee 9-3
15. Illinois 9-3
16. Clemson 9-3
17. Oregon 8-3
18. Wisconsin 9-3
19. BYU 9-2
20. Texas 9-3
21. South Florida 9-3
22. Virginia 9-3
23. Cincinnati 9-3
24. Auburn 8-4
25. Boise State 10-2

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