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BCS Rankings Projections, Week 15: Stanford, Oregon To Give Pac-12 Two Top 5 Teams; Rose Bowl To Feature Two Top 10 Teams

The final BCS standings will be revealed Sunday night on ESPN, and it appears the college football rankings will smile upon the Pac-12 Conference. The Oregon Ducks won the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game with a 49-31 triumph over the UCLA Bruins Friday night, and could rise four spots to No. 5 this week. The 2012 Rose Bowl Game will feature a matchup of top 10 teams, according to the latest BCS projections by Samuel Chi on SB Nation.

Chi believes that the Oklahoma St. Cowboys did enough to surpass the Alabama Crimson Tide, and lays out a compelling case for the Cowboys as the No. 2 team in the nation. He has the Pasadena-bound Wisconsin Badgers as the new No. 10 team. Here are Chi's projected top 10:

  1. LSU
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Alabama
  4. Stanford
  5. Oregon
  6. Boise State
  7. Arkansas
  8. Kansas State
  9. South Carolina
  10. Wisconsin

The Stanford Cardinal appear headed for a BCS bowl. While the Fiesta Bowl has been mentioned as a possible destination for Andrew Luck and the gang, Chi has Stanford slated for a Sugar Bowl matchup in New Orleans against Alabama. Stanford and Oregon would give the Pac-12 two teams in the top five. The Ducks were No. 9 in the BCS standings last week.

The final BCS standings will be revealed at 5:15 p.m. PST in the selection show on ESPN. The 2012 Rose Bowl Game will be played on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Pasadena. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. PST. The game will be televised by ESPN, with Brent Musberger, Kirk Hirbstreit, and Lisa Salters on the call.