Some potential BCS scenarios for LSU

How can LSU get into a BCS game? Let us count the ways.

Actually, there are probably a few scenarios we haven’t thought of, but here are a few possibilities.

As you will see, all of them hinge on Florida losing Saturday at Florida State and falling out of the BCS top four, which virtually guarantees the Gators at least an at-large BCS bowl slot (and a decent shot at the national championship game).

Can LSU make it to the BCS championship game with a 10-2 record? Probably not, but were Alabama to do the unthinkable and lose to Auburn today, putting LSU in the SEC Championship Game (with a win by Texas A&M over Missouri) then the Tigers could possibly get the extra bump in the BCS and get into the top two.

LSU’s best BCS shot remains the Allstate Sugar Bowl. If the SEC champion moves on to the BCS championship game and Florida loses to Florida State, the Sugar would have to choose between 10-2 LSU, 10-2 Florida, the SEC championship game loser (with at least two losses), 10-2 Texas A&M (if it beats Missouri) and 10-2 South Carolina (if it beats Clemson).

BCS championship game

Notre Dame loses at USC

Alabamaloses toAuburn

Oregonloses to Oregon State or in the Pac-12 Championship Game

Florida loses at Florida State

Kansas State loses toTexas

Texas A&M beats Missouri

LSU beats Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, vaulting past Alabama

Sugar Bowl

Florida loses at FSU

Sugar picks LSU over Florida, SEC championship game loser, A&M, South Carolina

Rose Bowl

Florida loses at FSU

Notre Dame loses at USC

Stanford loses at UCLA

Oregon beats Oregon State

Oregon beats UCLA next week

SEC champion plays Oregon in BCS championship game

Sugar Bowl picks Notre Dame as the SEC replacement and No Pac-12 teams in top 14

Rose would have to pick LSU over potential one- and two-loss teams like Clemson, Oklahoma and Texas A&M

Fiesta Bowl

Florida loses at FSU

Notre Dame loses at USC

Sugar Bowl picks Notre Dame as replacement for SEC champion, which goes to BCS championship game

Stanford beats UCLA this week

UCLA beats Stanford in Pac-12 championship game, goes to Rose Bowl

Oregon beats Oregon State, goes to BCS championship game

Fiesta would have to pick LSU over potential one- and two-loss teams like Clemson, Oklahoma and Texas A&M