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BCS Rankings Week 9 Projections: Could Upsets Put Alabama And LSU On Track For Title Game Rematch?

Update: Latest BCS Rankings here. No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama caught a break from No. 3 Oklahoma's loss and now have a chance to play each other in the BCS national championship game even after they meet in the regular season. No. 21 Penn State could make a small gain after beating Northwestern.

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.

Ranked 21st in the first set of standings, Penn State could make a slight gain after its win over Northwestern stretched its Big 10 record to a perfect 4-0 and No. 20 Auburn fell to LSU. The Nittany Lions have a chance to make further gains next week against No. 23 Illinois. Fellow Big 10 unbeaten Michigan State is projected to climb to No. 12 after the Wisconsin win, while No. 18 Michigan could stay put after a bye week.