BCS rankings Week 13: The SEC rules
Southeastern Conference rivals LSU and Alabama were first and second in the latest BCS rankings released Sunday. No. 3? SEC rival Arkansas, increasing the likelihood of an all-SEC BCS title game Jan. 9 in New Orleans.
It is the first time in the 14-year history of the BCS that the same conference had the top three teams in the standings.
If LSU defeats Arkansas on Saturday, then Georgia on Dec. 3, and Alabama defeats Auburn on Saturday, it will be an LSU-Alabama rematch in the BCS title game. LSU beat Alabama 9-6 in overtime Nov. 6 in Tuscaloosa.
Oklahoma State fell to fourth place after a 37-31 double-overtime loss at Iowa State on Friday.
"You just never know what to expect any more with what happens every Saturday," Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy said.
Final BCS pairings are announced Dec. 4.
Virginia Tech is fifth in the BCS standings, Stanford is sixth and Boise State seventh.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.