All that stands between the BCS and rematch hell is an Oklahoma State loss to Oklahoma in their Bedlam showdown.
At least that's how it looks after Saturday's bloodletting. Both Stanford and Boise State went down against familiar foes. And as a result, there are only three unbeaten FBS teams left and only two of them have a shot at the BCS national title game.
Both Stanford and Boise State ran into their respective kryptonite. The Cardinal have lost just twice in their last 23 games, and both of those were to Oregon. Last year, it was a 52-31 beatdown in Eugene. This time, it was a 53-30 meltdown on the Farm.
It's worse for Boise. At least Stanford just flat-out got beat. The Broncos had several chances to close out a victory that surely would've sent them to yet another perfect regular season but failed to do so. The crushing 36-35 loss not only destroyed their hopes of a BCS title game berth, it also all but extinguished their chances for a third BCS bowl in six years. Boise has lost just three times in its last 49 games - two of those came against TCU, each by a point.
What all that left us is a BCS Standings that's begging for a rematch. LSU and Oklahoma State are safely perched at the top, each headed to New Orleans if it can win out. But should OSU lose to OU, then it could be LSU-Alabama or LSU-Oregon. We have seen both of those movies before.
Luckily, we still have three more weeks to shake things out. And LSU isn't out of the woods yet by any means, with a home game against Arkansas and a likely SEC title game against resurgent Georgia left. We're just getting warmed up here.
I will have more analysis Sunday morning at SB Nation. For now, here are the projected BCS Standings:
1. LSU, 2. Oklahoma State, 3. Alabama, 4. Oregon, 5. Oklahoma, 6. Arkansas, 7. Stanford, 8. Clemson, 9. Boise State, 10. Virginia Tech, 11. Houston, 12. South Carolina, 13. Georgia, 14. Michigan State, 15. Kansas State.