Boise State got bumped, and TCU stepped up to a position to be this season's BCS buster.
The Horned Frogs (7-0) passed the Broncos (7-0) on Sunday in the Bowl Championship Series standings, with TCU jumping two spots from last week and Boise State falling three despite a 54-9 victory over Hawaii.
Florida (.9726), Alabama (.9450) and Texas (.8927) held onto the top three spots. The Gators and Crimson Tide could meet in the Southeastern Conference title game.
Unbeaten Iowa (.8249) moved up two spots to fourth place after beating Michigan State, 15-13, with a last-play touchdown pass by Ricky Stanzi.
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Fifth-place USC (.7944) also moved up two spots.
TCU (.7890), from the Mountain West Conference, is sixth, a spot ahead of Boise State (.7752), from the Western Athletic Conference. Neither conference gets its champ automatically in a BCS bowl.
“If those two teams keep winning, it’s going to go down to the wire,” said analyst Jerry Palm.
Bradford to go pro
Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford will have season-ending shoulder surgery and expects to enter the NFL draft in April.
The Oklahoma quarterback injured his right, throwing shoulder twice this season, most recently against Texas on Oct. 10.
The school announced Sunday that Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.
Bradford is expected to address reporters following the Sooners’ practice tonight in Norman, Okla.
“I dreamed about coming to Oklahoma my whole life,” Bradford said Sunday in a statement. “That’s the reason I came back for this season. And I came back to play, not sit on the bench. That’s the reason I tried to play after the injury. I’m very disappointed that it didn’t work out differently.”
Players, coaches, friends and relatives gathered in Miami for today’s funeral for slain UConn cornerback Jasper Howard. No one has been charged with stabbing him a week ago after a dance on campus. … Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen called for disciplinary action against the Southeastern Conference replay official who ruled that a key play in Florida’s 29-19 victory was not a fumble. “I don’t even know why we have replay ... if they’re not going to utilize it,” Mullen said. … New Mexico coach Mike Locksley is back on the job after a 10-day suspension for his role in a fight with an assistant last month.