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BCS Rankings Week 8 Projections: Saturday's Upsets Could Put Alabama and LSU On Track For Title Game Rematch

With No. 3 Oklahoma falling to Texas Tech, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama are expected to build a sizable lead atop tonight's BCS standings. Could the SEC West rivals be headed for a postseason meeting?

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The second set of BCS Standings are expected to be released tonight on ESPN at 8:15 p.m., and a pair of Saturday upsets figure to shake up the top 10 considerably. BCS projection expert Samuel Chi expects both Wisconsin, ranked No. 6 in the first set of standings, and Oklahoma, ranked No. 3 a week ago, to drop seven spots due to their upset losses Saturday night.

Chi explains that the two teams who benefit the most from Michigan State and Texas Tech's big wins are No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, who will likely have a large gap between them and projected No. 3 Oklahoma State. Enough space, Chi writes, that the two teams could meet in the BCS championship game even after their hotly anticipated Nov. 5 clash in Tuscaloosa. Rounding out the top five of this week's projections are No. 4 Clemson and No. 5 Stanford.

Neither Boston College or UConn was ranked the official top 25 standings or in Chi's projected top 44 over at BCS Guru. The Big East's only team in the top 25 a week ago was West Virginia at No. 15, but they will likely drop a handful of spots after their shocking 26-point defeat to unranked Syracuse.

Boston College's rivals from the Atlantic Coast Conference should do at least a little bit better. No. 7 Clemson is expected to crack the top five after handling North Carolina, but the news isn't all good for the ACC. Despite holding serve against Boston College, No. 12 Virginia Tech is projected to slip to No. 15 and No. 22 Georgia Tech will likely fall out of the top 25 after losing for the second straight week.