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BCS Championship Game Scenarios: Alabama, FSU Control Race With 3 Weeks Left

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Alabama is playing Chattanooga and Florida State is playing Idaho, so barring one of the greatest upsets in sports history there will be no changes at the very top of the BCS standings this week.

With three weeks left before college football's selection Sunday, the top-ranked Tide and No. 2 Seminoles control the race to Pasadena, Calif., where the BCS championship game will be played Jan. 6.

Before you pencil in Alabama and Florida State, know that only six times since the BCS was implemented in 1998 have the top two teams in the BCS standings with three weeks to go in the regular season played in the championship game. So there's hope Ohio State and Baylor. And Auburn and Oregon and Missouri.

Lots can happen. Here are six scenarios.

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