The official Bowl Championship Series rankings won't be released until next week, but the BCS Guru has already spoken. Boise State currently resides in the No. 1 spot, a notch ahead of No. 2 Oregon.
At No. 3 comes Texas Christian, followed by Oklahoma, Ohio State and Nebraska.
Closing out the top 10 are No. 7 Louisiana State, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Alabama and No. 10 Michigan State.
South Carolina and Utah hold down the Nos. 11 and 12 spots.
It's early, but given that no Southeastern Conference team is in the top six, the league's four-year stanglehold on the BCS championship is in danger. Why? As the Guru points out, there are several factors working against the SEC:
1. LSU, Auburn and Alabama have to play each other.
2. Ohio State does not play Michigan State.
3. Oklahoma and Nebraska do not play each other in the regular season, but could meet in the Big 12 title game.
4. Oregon has already beaten Stanford, the second-best team in the Pacific 10.
5. Boise State and TCU have easy paths to unbeaten seasons. The Broncos have a road game at Nevada that could be troublesome, and the Horned Frogs must play at Utah. Outside of those games, it's cupcake city.