With a month to go in the regular season, the BCS picture might have cleared a bit in the wake of Stanford’s win against Oregon.
Alabama and FSU still appear to be on another level, following two more dominating performances. Baylor and Ohio State -- and maybe Stanford, too -- are left hoping for either of the top two to slip, just like the Seminoles were hoping a week ago.
For now, we have a dream matchup for the final BCS title game: similarly constructed teams, pupils and teachers, pros all over the field, a real threat to the SEC dynasty, etc.
That’s where we begin our Week 11 Takeaways, which include SEC notes from Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M. I was also at USC’s domination of Cal and talked beforehand with AD Pat Haden.
1. Florida State looks capable of beating Alabama in a BCS title game matchup.
The Seminoles should not be the only ones thanking Stanford; the college football world should also be appreciative. By knocking off previously undefeated Oregon, the Cardinal just might have saved us all from an evisceration similar to last year’s BCS championship game.