Kansas could make the leap; Oregon likely needs help

The number of unbeaten teams was reduced by two on Saturday, and the number of legitimate BCS title contenders is down to seven.

Ohio State (10-0), after easily overcoming its first second-half deficit since Sept. 15, remains a solid No. 1 in the standings. The Buckeyes must pass two more tests -- vs. Illinois this Saturday and at Michigan on Nov. 17 -- to earn a spot in the BCS National Championship Game.