The BCS standings for after Week 9 in college football put the Mizzou Tigers at No. 12 which means the BCS continues to like Mizzou more than the AP poll. In the initial BCS rankings, Mizzou was No. 11 while they were 16 and 17 in the AP and USA Today poll. After they beat Oklahoma, those rankings went 6, 7 and 8 with the BCS at top so it's always been kinder to Mizzou than the other polls.
The BCS standings this week find the Tigers at No. 12 just behind the following one-loss teams: Ohio State, LSU, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Alabama. That's why it will be difficult for Mizzou to make up much ground in the BCS. They'll need those teams to win as they win out.
A Big 12 Championship would go a long way for Mizzou, particularly another one over Oklahoma. If the Tigers can beat OU twice -- once as the No. 1 team in the country and again as a top 10 team (assuming OU can pull it out in the South) -- then I think Mizzou has a strong resume against a team like Ohio State or Wisconsin when the final polls come out. A Big 12 championship would put then in a BCS game which was one of their ultimate goals.
Here are the BCS rankings for this week:
- Boise State
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- South Carolina
- Mississippi State
- Virginia Tech
- Florida State
- North Carolina State
That's No. 12 for the BCS and No. 14 for the AP and Coaches poll.