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BCS Rankings: Stanford Moves Up To No. 4, Rose Bowl Picture Becomes Clearer

The penultimate BCS standings have been released, and the Pac-10 has two top-four teams for the first time in six years. The Oregon Ducks have moved out of the top spot, but are still in line for the national title game, sitting at No. 2, while the Stanford Cardinal are now No. 4. On November 27, 2004, USC was ranked No. 1 while Cal was ranked No. 4.

The 2011 Rose Bowl picture, meanwhile, is becoming more clear with these rankings. The Big Ten participant will be decided by next week's BCS standings, and No. 5 Wisconsin has the current edge over No. 6 Ohio State. The Badgers will likely face TCU if everybody wins out, while Stanford needs a loss by Auburn and a win by Oregon for the Cardinal to make their first Rose Bowl since 1999.

Full Week 14 BCS rankings as follows:

  1. Auburn
  2. Oregon
  3. TCU
  4. Stanford
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Ohio State
  7. Arkansas
  8. Michigan State
  9. Oklahoma
  10. LSU
  11. Boise State
  12. Missouri
  13. Nebraska
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. Virginia Tech
  16. Alabama
  17. Nevada
  18. Texas A&M
  19. South Carolina
  20. Utah
  21. Florida State
  22. Mississippi State
  23. Arizona
  24. West Virginia
  25. Northern Illinois

The Arizona Wildcats are ranked 23rd, giving the Pac-10 three teams in the BCS top 25.