Maybe it will and maybe it won’t. The current BCS isn’t so much about being #1 in the polls as it is about being in the top 2, and the final poll is the only one that counts. Toward that end Alabama has done everyone a favor by losing.
Now its between K State, Oregon and Notre Dame. (for the moment).
As it stands right now if K State wins out they are probably headed to the National Championship game.
Oregon has its 2 toughest games (Stanford and Oregon State) coming up , followed by a Conference Championship game against either USC or UCLA. As we saw last night CAL exposed some weaknesses in Oregon’s game that may trip up th Quack Attack in real competition (Stanford).
Notre Dame has to play USC which at this point for them is a true wild card, you don’t know if ND will be facing the USC Champs or the USC Chumps.
But for K State the Big 12 Championship is at hand. Win against Baylor and the Wildcats will have their 2nd Big 12 Title and be guaranteed no less than a Fiesta Bowl birth.
Oregon has 3 legitimately tough games that they could lose. It would not surprise me to see them lose 2 of the 3.
Based On K State and Notre Dame performance to date, I anticipate Notre Dame vs K State as the NCG.
If 2 of the remaining 3 undefeated lose, I expect they will put the SEC Champion in the NCG.
It is incredibly ironic that K State lost an opportunity to play king of the hill in 1998 with a a loss to Texas A&M, and here we are in 2012 with K State being given an opportunity to play king of the hill once again because of Texas A&M knocking off #1 Alabama. (Does this mean we have an official love/hate relationship with the Aggies?)