The initial BCS standings The first BCS standings came out this week. I've prepared some notes on the teams that occupy the top 20 spots. Here are the first batch of rankings: 1. Florida State 2. Wisconsin 3. Purdue 4. Arizona 5. Alabama 6. California 7. Texas Tech 8 Tulsa 9. South Florida 10. LSU 11. Texas A & M 12. Georgia Tech 13. Penn State 14. Oklahoma 15. North Carolina 16. Minnesota 17. Michigan 18. UCLA 19. Florida 20. Southern Miss Profile of user teams with a legit shot at the NC game: #2 Wisconsin 7-0 Key Games left: #3 Purdue, @ #13 PSU, Iowa, #20 Southern Miss Signature Win: 21-0 v. #16 Michigan Note: Has two major roadblocks in Purdue and Iowa. Get's them both at Camp Randall. I don't think they'll survive unscathed. #3 Purdue 7-0 Key Games Left: @ #2 Wisconsin, @ #12 Penn State Signature Win: 30-17 v. #11 Texas A & M Note: They probably have the easiest road to the BCS NC game. Gotta get Wisconsin this week to have a shot. As a life long Buckeye fan, let me tell everyone that doesn't know; Weird things happen at Camp Randall Stadium. Especially night games. #4 Arizona 5-0 Key Games Left: #21 UCLA, @ USC, @ Washington, @ Cal Signature Win: 35-28 vs. #7 Tulsa Note: This team has over achieved severely this season. Big wins vs. Tulsa and Oregon have really helped their stock. Games vs. a very good UCLA team, and games @ The coliseum, Husky Stadium, and Berkeley is a straight up meat grinder. Probably the toughest road for any contender left. This team just has something about them though that makes me think it's possible. Chris Hamby is the heart and soul of this team, and not being on the Heisman watch list is a joke. #6 California 7-0 Key Games Left: #5 Alabama, @ #21 UCLA, #4 Arizona Signature Win: 42-38 v. Minnesota Note: Hasn't really been tested too much yet except Minn, and Oregon and passed both tests. Cal basically has a playoff game this week vs. Alabama and are rooting for UCLA to beat Arizona to really clear some room up top. This could be the darkhorse team to win it all. Tough road ahead though. Gotta think they'll drop one to either UCLA or Arizona. #7 Texas Tech 5-1 Key Games Left: @ #19 Florida, @ #14 Oklahoma Signature Win: 38-31 v. #7 Tulsa Note: Has by far the easiest road left. Only two formidable cpu teams left and has already taken care of all user games. The only beef I have with Tech is they won't win their conference, but very easily could play in the big game if the chips fall right, while the conference winner (presumably A & M) plays the Fiesta Bowl....doesn't seem fair, but that's life I guess. #8 Tulsa 6-2 Key Games Left: #11 Texas A & M/ CUSA Championship game (presumably a Sou. Miss rematch) Signature Win: 27-14 v. Colorado Note: Tulsa is like 3 plays away from being undefeated. They are the highest rated 2 loss team in the country by far though. I can't imagine they'll stay in the top 10 though. A big win vs. A & M and winning the CUSA title could get them back into the BCS. Hopefully they can get an invite into the Big 12 where they belong next year. #11 Texas A & M 6-1 Key Games Left: #14 Oklahoma, #23 Nebraska, @ #20 Texas, #7 Tulsa Signature Win: 24-21 vs. Texas Tech Note: Unless the pollsters upgrade A & M they might be the team holding the short straw when it's all said and done. Probably will win the conference but is going to need alot of help to get over the hump to the NC game. The loss to Purdue looms large for them right now, but the win over Tech probably will make their season. 4 tough games left not including the Big 12 title game. Either way, if you look at these standings I think we are going to be in for a hell of a finish. The playoffs kida start this week with Wisc, v. Pur, UCLA vs. Zona, and Cal v. Alabama playing this week!