NEW YORK (AP) -- Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship. After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, thenew BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second.
Notre Dame (.9396) is third, not too far behind, but most likely in need of a loss by Oregon or Kansas State to reach the title game on Jan. 7 in Miami.
The Ducks were ranked No. 1 in both the AP and USA Today Coache's polls.
As for Alabama's run at three championships in four seasons, and the Southeastern Conference's string of six straight BCS titles, both need help to continue.
On Saturday, the Ducks traveled to Berkeley to battle a surprisingly tough Cal team. After a tight first half, the Ducks pulled away for another big win, their 10th of the season and 13th straight dating back to last year.
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Oregon State was ranked No. 16 in the BCS poll. The Beavers traveled to Palo Alto Saturday to take on the Stanford. The Cardinal jumped out to a quick 14-0 first quarter lead but then the Beavers clawed their way back, forcing four turnovers on their way to retaking the lead. But the Cardinal turned OSU's only turnover into a fourth-quarter go-ahead touchdown.
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