The Baylor Bears are positioned at sixth in the latest BCS standings, with the top five being Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Ohio State, and Stanford in order. While they don’t control their own destiny, they could break the top five and even pass the best team in the Big Ten.
Baylor still has the meat of their schedule left and play in all five of the final regular season weeks. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are ranked in the top 15, Texas Tech still lingers in the top 25, and it’s only a matter of time before Texas gets ranked with how they continue to rise.What do the Buckeyes have left? Illinois and Indiana that combine for a 6-10 record, Michigan who’s become freshly unranked after a blowout against Michigan State, and possibly the Spartans in the Big Ten championship game.
If both teams win out, that’s enough for Baylor to leapfrog Ohio State because the computer rankings will catch up and they’ve already won the human voters over at fifth place. With the Buckeyes schedule being so bad, they could finish the season undefeated and finish sixth if Stanford knocks out Oregon in a close game and everyone else wins out.
Life is unfair for Ohio State, but that’s the price you pay for a conference that just simply doesn’t have any depth.