So much for BCS chaos.
For the first time in the history of the BCS, we know who'll be in the championship game even before the final weekend of the season. One team has already punched its ticket for the Jan. 7 game in Miami and the other will be decided on the field straight-up as if it were a semifinal game.
Just like how they do it in the No Fun League.
Instead of traffic bombs and all-night Twitter chatter, we can all hit the hay at about 8 p.m. ET next Saturday, secure in knowing who will play for the BCS title. The only drama left would be whether a non-AQ team will bust into the top 16 to crash the BCS party.
That's all we have left for BCS excitement in 2012.
So here's the projected BCS standings. And in the interest of finding where the non-AQ teams stand, we expand it to 20 this week from the usual 15:
1. Notre Dame, 2. Alabama, 3. Florida, 4. Georgia, 5. Oregon, 6. Stanford, 7. Kansas State, 8. LSU, 9. Texas A&M, 10. South Carolina, 11. Oklahoma, 12. Florida State, 13. Nebraska, 14. Clemson, 15. Oregon State, 16. UCLA, 17. Boise State, 18. Kent State, 19. Northern Illinois, 20. Michigan.
P.S. - If you're a Gator fan, please contain your excitement. You're headed to the Sugar Bowl but nothing more. Georgia will jump back over Florida next week if it beats Alabama in the SEC title game to snag the No. 2 spot to face Notre Dame. The SEC title game will be the unofficial BCS semifinal game.