Saturday, September 28, 2013

Despite Loss, LSU Far From Dead in BCS Race

Georgia's thrilling 44-41 victory over LSU served to further reduce the ranks of SEC unbeatens. By the end of Saturday night, only Alabama and Missouri(!) are the only conference teams that still remain unblemished on the season.

On the surface, it seems to suggest that, should Alabama stumble, the SEC's seven-year reign atop of the BCS would be in peril. But the reality is that several SEC teams, including LSU, are still very much alive in the BCS championship race.

There were five teams in the top 14 spots of last week's simulated BCS standings, and that's actually only going to improve. With Oklahoma State's loss at West Virginia and South Carolina's comeback win at Central Florida, expect those five teams to occupy the top 12 spots in the new simulated BCS standings.

This just means that the SEC is maintaining its vice grip on the national championship race. Any one-loss team is still very much in the mix.


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