#3 Oklahoma State has it's eyes set on Saturday's contest with #10 Oklahoma. The annual Bedlam game once again has high stakes for both programs. The Cowboys are looking for their first outright conference championship in school history. The best OU can hope for is a share of the crown. Win and OSU remains in the hunt for the national title game and a lock for the school's first BCS bowl. This must-see event is set for Sat., at 7 pm CT inside Boone Pickens Stadium.
Can Oklahoma State catch No. 2 Alabama in the BCS standings?
The Pokes, who didn't play this past weekend, moved to No. 3 in the BCS standings released on Sunday night, after then-No. 3 Arkansas was walloped 41-17 at No. 1 LSU on Friday. The Cowboys still trail the Crimson Tide by .0839 points, which is a little bit less than last week's .1083-point deficit.
But if you look deeper into the BCS standings, you'll see that the Cowboys made even more progress in the Harris Poll and USA Today coaches' poll. A week ago, the Crimson Tide had a 748-point advantage over the Pokes in total votes in the two human polls. Alabama's lead was trimmed to 508 points this week, which is still a pretty big advantage with only one week to go in college football's regular season.
The human polls make up two-thirds of the BCS formula and a team's average in six computer polls make up the other one-third. The top two teams in the final BCS standings released on Dec. 4 will play in the Jan. 9 Allstate BCS National Championship Game in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
OSU In The Hunt For BCS Title Game