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Is Alabama vs. FSU inevitable?

Suddenly, the college football landscape looks a lot less rocky. Gone (presumably) from the national-title discussion are the Oregon Ducks -- they of the No. 2 BCS ranking a week ago -- thanks to a deceptively close 26-20 loss to the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal on Thursday night. Cemented (presumably) are No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State. Then again, Baylor is unbeaten and made a statement. Ohio State also is undefeated and unlikely to be tested much. And in college football, you never know.

  • Which team would win if they met in the BCS title game?

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  • Which teams will play for the BCS National Championship?

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  • How surprised are you about Stanford's 26-20 win over Oregon on Thursday night?

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  • Which of these teams is most likely to play in the BCS National Championship Game?

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  • What do you make of Stanford effectively dominating Oregon in a 26-20 win?

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  • Is Marcus Mariota's Heisman campaign finished?

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  • What chance does Stanford have of playing in the BCS National Championship Game?

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  • Four AQ teams remain unbeaten. How many will finish the pre-bowl season with no losses?

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CFB: (6) Stanford at (25) Oregon St.

Two weeks ago the Stanford Cardinal reinforced the notion that college football isn't so much about if you lose but rather when you lose. A horrible loss to Utah could have derailed any hopes at a championship, but just one week later, six teams in the top 10 lost, vaulting the Cardinal up to No. 6 in the first BCS standings. They'll need some more good luck with teams above them losing, but there is a small light at the end of the tunnel. Will it keep shining after a date with Oregon State?

Which team will win Saturday's game at Oregon State?

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  • Which of these top-six teams is in the most danger of losing on Saturday?

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  • How will Stanford fare against Oregon in Week 10?

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  • What do you make of Stanford being No. 6 in the first BCS standings of the season?

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  • Stanford coach David Shaw has been mentioned as a possible NFL head-coaching candidate next season. Would you want your favorite team to hire him?

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CFB: (15) Wash. at (5) Stanford

Before Sunday, this appeared to be a fairly straightforward matchup -- one fueled by the two Pac-12 teams' high rankings, their thirst to contend with No. 2 Oregon in the North division, and -- for the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal -- revenge-filled thoughts after last season's loss to the Washington Huskies in Seattle. Then came USC's decision to fire Lane Kiffin, and suddenly UW coach Steve Sarkisian became caught up in the rumblings. The coach says it won't make a difference. We shall see ...

Which team will win Saturday's game at Stanford?

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  • How much will the rumors linking Washington coach Steve Sarkisian with the USC job affect the Huskies on Saturday at Stanford?

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  • Which team has the better defense?

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  • Who is the Pac-12's best running back?

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  • Which of these Pac-12 teams has impressed you the most this season?

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  • How much will revenge for last season's loss (17-13 at Washington) play a role for Stanford on Saturday?

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  • Which head coach has done a better job?

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