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The Race For No. 2 Here are the five one-loss teams vying for the second spot in the BCS rankings behind Oklahoma, and their outlook the rest of the way.

AP BCS
School Rank Rank

USC (8-1) 2 2
Schedule: at Arizona, UCLA, Oregon St.
Even if the Trojans win out, not playing another ranked team
could cost them

Florida State (8-1) 3 3
Schedule: at Clemson, N.C. State, at Florida
Seminoles could sneak into title game, just like in 2000
(SIDELINES, right)

Miami (7-1) 6 4
Schedule: Tennessee, Syracuse, Rutgers, at Pittsburgh
The Hurricanes will need some help but they are far from out of
it

Ohio State (8-1) 7 5
Schedule: Michigan State, Purdue, at Michigan
Buckeyes could get New Orleans invite with wins over three ranked
opponents

Virginia Tech (7-1) 5 6
Schedule: Pittsburgh, at Temple, Boston College, at Virginia
Even if Tech runs the table, it is unlikely to recover from a
loss to West Virginia

COLOR PHOTO: CAROLYN KASTER/AP (ROSS) Ohio State's Lydell Ross