College Football Top 25: A lot of pressure on Baylor

Unbeaten Bears must defeat Oklahoma State to keep title-game chances alive.

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Attention all impersonators of Woody Hayes: Don't get all bent out of Buckeye shape with this week's order change. Just let things play out. Baylor moves ahead of Ohio State for now because that's exactly what will happen in the next Bowl Championship Series standings if Baylor wins at Oklahoma State on Saturday. If Baylor loses, Ohio State will move back to the No. 3 slot and hopes that either Alabama or Florida State will lose before Dec. 8. Welcome to football fledglings Duke and Notre Dame, which join the top 25. Both are promising programs with loads of potential. Never mind that neither has won a national title in football since 1988.

1; Alabama 10-0; McCarron learned he would be on SI cover and promptly had two passes picked. Jinx! (1)

2; Florida State 10-0; Bench players hoping Saturday's game against Idaho is "easy as Parcheesi." (2)

3; Baylor 9-0; The last time Bears won in Stillwater a girl from Kansas was sharing theater screen with Cowardly Lion. (5)

4; Ohio State 10-0; Urban irked with BCS system that allowed him to win pair of one-loss national titles at Florida. (3)

5; Oregon 9-1; Beating Stanford was easier when Andrew Luck was the quarterback. (6)

6; South Carolina 8-2; Rankman pleads the sixth when asked by judge why he has SC ranked at that spot. (7)

7; Missouri 9-1; Team uses "Huck Finn Adventure Tours" to book steamboat ride down to Mississippi. (8)

8; Stanford 8-2; Cal showdown has been shortened from "The Big Game" to "The 'B' Game." (4)

9; Clemson 9-1; Tigers are clearly the best one-loss team that has no chance of reaching the BCS title game. (9)

10; Oklahoma State 9-1; Averaging 40 points is like bringing a popgun to an NRA convention when you play Baylor. (10)

11; UCLA 8-2; Scouting report confirms Bruins' best tailback is the starting quarterback. Or the linebacker. (12)

12: Auburn 10-1; Diminutive Doug Flutie says, as all-time miracle passes go, yours came up a little short. (13)

13; Fresno State 9-0; Biased, anti-Northern Illinois pollsters like this one conspiring to get team to the Fiesta Bowl. (11)

14; Michigan State 9-1; Off to Evanston to hand Brent Musberger's school another heartbreaking defeat. (18)

15; Texas A&M 8-2; Johnny Football says he can escape any mammal in Baton Rouge except maybe "Mike the Tiger." (14)

16; Wisconsin 8-2; Coach says he looked at Minnesota's film and found very few Gopher holes. (16)

17; Louisiana State 7-3; Bayou Bob says tackling Manziel easy as catching fish at night with your bare hands. (15)

18; Northern Illinois 10-0; Huskies say they can play in a BCS game only if it's on a Wednesday. (17)

19; Central Florida 8-1; reports game with Rutgers features teams that last defeated Temple. (19)

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