The latest BCS standings will not be released until 6 p.m. But it they follow the trend of the two weekly polls, both of which have Oklahoma jumping Texas, it will mark a big day for the Big Red.
Oklahoma moved to No. 2 in today's coaches poll, which is used in calculating the BCS standings, on the strength of its 65-21 rout of Texas Tech. Texas, which was No. 3 in last week's BCS standings, dipped to four during a bye week.
The top five in the coaches poll: 1. Alabama, 2. Oklahoma, 3. Florida, 4. Texas and 5. USC.
In the Associated Press poll, which is not a part of the BCS formula, Oklahoma (10-1) also jumped Texas (10-1) despite the Longhorns' 45-35 victory in a head-to-head meeting with the Sooners on Oct. 11. The top five in the AP poll: 1. Alabama, 2. Florida, 3. Oklahoma, 4. Texas and 5. USC.
The computer rankings, coaches poll and Harris poll are used to calculate the BCS standings.
If the Big 12 South Division race finishes in a three-team deadlock between OU, Texas and Texas Tech -- which currently is the case -- the team that places highest in the BCS standings released on Nov. 30 will represent the South in the Big 12 championship game.
_ Jimmy Burch