NEW YORK — —
Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship.
After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new 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.
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.
Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were 12th and 24th in the BCS this week.