Kansas State and Oregon are 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.
Kansas State is second in both BCS polls -- the coaches' and Harris -- and in the computer rankings. The Wildcats have two games left, at Baylor on Saturday and home against Texas on Dec. 1.
Oregon is first in both polls and fourth in the computer ratings. The Ducks play Stanford on Saturday and at Oregon State the following week. They can clinch the Pac-12 North and a spot in the conference title game with a win Saturday.
The Fighting Irish are third in the polls and first in the computer ratings. They play Wake Forest on Saturday and are at USC two days after Thanksgiving.
Alabama (or Georgia or Florida, which could also both win the SEC with just one loss) needs two of the top three to lose to get to the BCS title game.
AP poll: Oregon is No. 1 in The Associated Press rankings. Kansas State is No. 2 and Notre Dame is No. 3. Alabama dropped from the top spot to fourth.
Stanford moved up two spots to No. 14. No. 25 Kent State is ranked for first time since Nov. 5, 1973.
Washington State: School president Elson Floyd has called for a review of claims of abusive behavior by coach Mike Leach and his staff toward players by wide receiver Marquess Wilson. Wilson quit the team Saturday, saying he left the program because of the actions of Leach and his staff. Wilson said the new staff has "preferred to belittle, intimidate and humiliate us," and that included physical abuse.