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College Football Rankings, Week 14: Boise State's Dream Over, Northern Illinois Cracks Top 25

For the last several weeks the Deep Dish has been taking up the case for Boise State to make the BCS title game, given their long winning streak (both regular season and bowl game), high ranking, and desire to see the BCS cabal broken up.

Unfortunately, Boise State didn't do its part by, you know, continuing to win. Their dramatic upset loss on Friday night, caused by two missed chip-shot field goal attempts, likely consigns them to play at home this bowl season in the Humanitarian Bowl (seriously, can we come up with better names?). Boise State has dropped precipitously in both major polls.

Meanwhile, the title game matchup will be between Auburn and Oregon, unless one or both lose their final game, an unlikely scenario, in which case TCU might sneak in. This doesn't make the BCS good or right, just lucky.

Locally, Northern Illinois is now ranked in both polls after another big win.

Complete rankings after the jump.

USA Today Coaches Poll:

1. Oregon
2. Auburn
3. TCU
4. Wisconsin
5. Stanford
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan State
8. Arkansas
9. Oklahoma
10. Boise State
11. Virginia Tech
12. LSU
13. Nebraska
14. Missouri
15. Oklahoma State
16. South Carolina
17. Nevada
18. Texas A&M
19. Alabama
20. Florida State
21. Utah
22. Mississippi State
23. Northern Illinois
24. West Virginia
25. Central Florida

AP Poll:

1. Oregon
2. Auburn
3. TCU
4. Wisconsin
5. Stanford
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan State
8. Arkansas
9. Boise State
10. Oklahoma
11. LSU
12. Virginia Tech
13. Nebraska
14. Nevada
15. Missouri
16. Oklahoma State
17. Alabama
18. South Carolina
19. Texas A&M
20. Florida State
21. Utah
22. Mississippi State
23. West Virginia
24. Northern Illinois
25. Hawai'i