Even right now, BYU, Utah, and Boise are technically BCS locks: they're ahead of the pathetic Big East leader, USF. Which I'm sure is driving those idiots insane. If BYU gets up to #3 or 4 by the Utah game, they could still lose and be on the outside of the top 12, but be ahead of whatever team rises just enough above the morass of mediocrity to claim the Big Easy (Cincinnati). Tulsa will be ranked this week if the voters have souls/consciences, and can only go higher. The odds are much less in the Hurricane's favor, because even approaching the halfway point they're still on the outside looking in. Ball State isn't much better, being #25. Neither team has a signature win gleaming on the horizon.
Which team do you think will come out unscathed?
I say BYU and Tulsa wind up making it through, with BYU winding up in the Fiesta and TU making a medium-high prestige bowl. The default C-USA championship berth is the Liberty Bowl, against a medium SEC team.