The biggest winner Saturday night after the miracle in Lansing and the debacle in Norman?
The loser of the SEC-Alabama game in two weeks.
Losses by Oklahoma and Wisconsin reduced the ranks of the unbeatens to just eight, with only six having a realistic shot at the BCS title game (sorry K-State and Houston). But an unimpressive victory by Boise State at home against Air Force could also potentially prove fatal for the Broncos' championship quest.
If Oklahoma State should stumble somewhere along the way, the possibility of a rematch between SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama in the BCS national championship game becomes very real. As it is, these two teams will be significantly ahead of everyone else in the next BCS standings, with another gulf between No. 3 Oklahoma State and the rest.
What that means is that in the event of a close game in two weeks in Tuscaloosa, the loser will not fall too far in the standings and has ample chance to climb back up to No. 2. On top of all that, it won't have to play an extra game against an SEC East foe to drag down its computer rankings.
The Guru's projections are here, with a full analysis exclusively at SB Nation:
1. LSU, 2. Alabama, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. Clemson, 5. Stanford, 6. Boise State, 7. Arkansas, 8. Kansas State, 9. Oregon, 10. Oklahoma, 11. Nebraska, 12. Michigan State, 13. Wisconsin, 14. South Carolina, 15. Virginia Tech.