Ohio State-Michigan rematch a go, for now
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Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio State (63) 12-0 1,575 1

2. Southern California 9-1 1,444 4

3. Michigan 11-1 1,428 2

4. Florida 10-1 1,407 3

5. Arkansas 10-1 1,302 6

6. Notre Dame 10-1 1,285 5

7. West Virginia 9-1 1,151 7

8. LSU 9-2 1,081 9

9. Wisconsin 11-1 1,053 10

10. Texas 9-2 994 11

11. Louisville 9-1 944 12

12. Boise State 11-0 862 13

13. Auburn 10-2 825 15

14. Oklahoma 9-2 795 16

15. Georgia Tech 9-2 655 18

16. Rutgers 9-1 641 8

17. Virginia Tech 9-2 561 19

18. Boston College 9-2 540 20

19. Nebraska 8-3 353 22

20. Wake Forest 9-2 343 14

21. Tennessee 8-3 326 23

22. California 8-3 265 17

23. Brigham Young 9-2 256 24

24. Clemson 8-3 174 25

25. Hawaii 9-2 97 NR Record Pts Pvs

1. Ohio St. (65) 12-0 1,625 1

2. Michigan 11-1 1,502 2

3. Southern Cal 9-1 1,493 4

4. Florida 10-1 1,451 3

5. Arkansas 10-1 1,365 5

6. Notre Dame 10-1 1,307 6

7. West Virginia 9-1 1,144 8

8. Louisville 9-1 1,078 10

9. LSU 9-2 1,075 9

10. Wisconsin 11-1 1,049 12

11. Texas 9-2 1,028 11

12. Boise St. 11-0 878 13

13. Oklahoma 9-2 856 16

14. Auburn 10-2 822 15

15. Rutgers 9-1 736 7

16. Georgia Tech 9-2 667 18

17. Virginia Tech 9-2 583 19

18. Boston College 9-2 516 20

19. Tennessee 8-3 404 22

20. Wake Forest 9-2 355 14

21. BYU 9-2 325 23

22. California 8-3 302 17

23. Nebraska 8-3 258 24

24. Clemson 8-3 122 25

25. Hawaii 9-2 89 -

* Harris and BCS polls in Scoreboard. D7

COLUMBUS, Ohio - For now, the BCS numbers add up to an Ohio State-Michigan rematch for the national championship. But Southern California could prevent that with two more victories.

Michigan was impressive enough in a 42-39 loss to the Buckeyes to retain second place in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday, by a slim margin over USC.

''I'm not surprised,'' Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said of Michigan retaining second place. ''The pollsters had to be impressed with the way [Michigan] has played.''

Michigan's BCS average was .926. The Trojans, who have two games left, were at .919.

''It'll be interesting to see how it comes out,'' Tressel told Fox television.

The No. 1 Buckeyes locked up a spot in the BCS title game Jan. 8 in Arizona with their victory over the Wolverines on Saturday, their 19th straight overall. They also became the first team to have a perfect score of 1.000 under the BCS formula introduced in 2004. Ohio State is a unanimous No. 1 in all the polls and the best team in the country according to the BCS computer ratings.

Michigan's regular season is complete, so the Wolverines can do nothing but watch what happens to USC and the other contenders over the next two weeks.