Oklahoma is not ranked #1 in the AP poll but it is the BCS standings that really matter. The Sooners have one of their toughest games of the season this week at unbeaten Missouri but Oklahoma is a road favorite in college football odds at the bookmaker.
Boise State is Third – The BCS standings have Oklahoma first, Oregon second and Boise State third. Some people thought that Boise State would be first in the BCS standings but that is not the case and it may never be the case. The Broncos are third but they are followed closely by Auburn, TCU and LSU. Boise has the highest spot ever for a team from a non-automatic qualifying conference but it may be as high as they go.
Numbers Against Boise – We all know that Boise State is a very good team and a nice story but they are not going to play for the BCS title unless something weird happens. They are third now and they are not going to go any higher without help. Oklahoma does have a tough game against Missouri but Oregon has a relatively easy game against UCLA this week in football odds at SBG and even if Oklahoma would lose, it is very possible that either LSU or Auburn could vault ahead of Boise at the online bookmaker.
History Also Against an Oklahoma-Oregon Matchup – Only one time in the 12 seasons of the BCS have the top two teams in the first poll met for the title. That probably means either Oklahoma or Oregon will lose against the odds at the bookmaker. There are 10 teams in the country who are unbeaten including the top seven in the standings. Alabama is the highest rated team who has one loss as they are eighth in the standings and if the Crimson Tide run the table the rest of the way there is a very good chance they would move up enough to play in the BCS title game.
Unbeatens This Week – Oklahoma and Missouri meet this week and Auburn and LSU play. That means two of the ten unbeatens will lose against the bookmaker odds. Oregon should win against UCLA so they will remain in the top two. Boise plays Louisiana Tech this week and even if they win 50-0 against the odds at the online bookmaker, it won’t help them in the standings. In fact, the Broncos lost ground this past week even though they shut out San Jose State 48-0.