Latest BCS bowl projections

Florida State could find itself shut out of the BCS title game at season's end. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

With only five weekends left in the regular season, the pool of potential BCS teams is shrinking, but we're still far from having a clear picture of which teams are likely to be playing in the five major bowls.

Let's take a look at the teams in line for each of the 10 spots. Numerous factors affect how bowls select their participants, and some of those factors are already putting a few teams in a better position than others.

For the latest BCS standings, click here.

Vizio BCS National Championship Game

Current prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oregon Ducks

Next in line for BCS No. 1 and No. 2 spots: Florida State, Ohio State, Baylor, Stanford

Although the battle for the No. 2 spot in the BCS standings is tight right now, Alabama and Oregon are the clear-cut favorites because of their comfortable margins in the polls and relatively strong remaining schedules, which will help them climb a little more in the computer rankings.