The official BCS is out this week, with no real surprises.
Oklahoma State would appear to be in the best position to play the SEC champ for the BCS title if both finish undefeated. The Cowboys have a slight edge over Stanford in the polls, but a huge lead in the computers. Stanford will close that gap some as the season goes on, assume neither loses, but the Cardinal will never catch OSU.
Boise State and Clemson are currently between Stanford and Oklahoma St, but if all four finish undefeated, Stanford should pass the Broncos and Tigers.
Oregon and Oklahoma are in the best spots for 1-loss teams. That may very well include the loser of the LSU-Alabama game.
A lot of people are talking about a possible rematch of those two for the BCS title. That is getting WAY ahead of yourself. We still could have six undefeated teams. This is the time of year to talk about that scenario.
But since you asked, voters showed us in 2006 that they prefer not to have a rematch. They jumped Florida over Michigan after the Gators won the SEC title. I think there is a sense that it isn't fair to make the winner beat the loser again.
However, there does have to be some reasonable alternative. One-loss Oregon or Oklahoma would be that, as would undefeated Boise State or Clemson.
The bowl projections require a little explanation also.
The order for choosing at-large teams for the BCS bowls is Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.
Once you get past league champions, bowl selection order is about bowl choice, not conference standings. So, the Capital One Bowl gets the Big Ten No. 2. That does not mean the second best team in the conference standings, or the conference championship game loser. It means second choice of all bowl-eligible teams. Conference standings are rarely much of a factor, although some leagues do have rules requiring they be respected to some degree.
Michigan is projected to be the choice of the Fiesta Bowl as an at-large team, but the Wolverines are not projected to win their division. That is Michigan State. However, Michigan is MUCH more attractive to bowls because of its massive fan base, national appeal, and in this case, a bit of a dry spell from playing at this level.
The current bowl projection also has a couple of holes in it. I am only projecting 68 teams to be eligible for 70 spots. At this time, the NCAA has no provision for dealing with this situation, so I am not going to assume what they will do. This kind of thing has a way of working itself out, so we'll see.
I did end up with one strange matchup - Ohio vs Eastern Michigan in the Idaho Potato Bowl. EMU was the last team I put in the grid, and the only openings were against other MAC foes. Ohio was the only one the Eagles don't play in the regular season. I'm sure the fans in Boise would line up early to see that one!
Finally, BYU clinched the first bowl berth of the season with its win over Idaho State. They are contracted to the Armed Forces Bowl, however I don't believe the bid has been officially offered yet because there are still some very slim hopes that the Cougars could end up in the BCS.