Apparently USC still carries some weight in college football. At least beating the Trojans has pushed Oregon to No. 1 in the BCS standings.
The difference between ranking No. 2, as the Ducks did last week, and now? Computer love.
Oregon was ranked eighth by the computers last week, with a high of sixth and a low of 11th. After whipping the Trojans 53-32, the Ducks now rank second with the computers, with four ranking them second, one third and the Colley Matrix rating them seventh.
No. 2 Auburn is No. 1 in all of the computer polls, but it ranks No. 2 in the coaches and Harris -- human -- polls.
The top 10 goes: Oregon, Auburn, TCU, Boise State, Utah, Alabama (the top one-loss team), Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and LSU.
As for the Pac-10, Stanford is 13th and Arizona 15th. They play Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. Oregon State ranks 26th in the BCS standings.
Considering Oregon has both Arizona and Oregon State remaining among its final four games, it's a good bet that if the Ducks win the rest of their games, there isn't a scenario where they wouldn't finish at least No. 2 in the BCS standings.
In other words: If Oregon wins out, it will play for its first football national title in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10.
So buckle up, Ducks fans.