Bowl projections: Stanford’s loss shuffles BCS picture

Bowl projections: Stanford's loss shuffles BCS picture
A loss by Stanford helps open the door for Wisconsin to reach the Orange Bowl in the latest USA TODAY Sports bowl projections.

More surprises mean more changes to this week’s bowl projections.

Stanford’s loss at Southern California shuffled the deck of the Bowl Championship Series games with Oregon and Wisconsin gaining from the upset.

The Ducks are now projected to the Rose Bowl, and the Badgers slide into the Orange Bowl. The Cardinal fall down to the Alamo Bowl.

Auburn’s stunning defeat of Georgia moves the Tigers into the Sugar Bowl. They may also may be the best bet to stop an Alabama and Florida State matchup in the BCS title game in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 30.

This is how the picture looks today. Keep in mind, some conferences may not be able to fulfill their allotment. An asterisk indicates a school has filled a vacant spot.

Erick Smith, a senior digital producer at USA TODAY Sports, is on Twitter @erick_smith.

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