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West Virginia BCS Hopes: Cincinnati's Win Keeps 'Eers In BCS Hunt

The West Virginia Mountaineers need help to get into a BCS Bowl game, but the dream is still alive. The 'Eers need the Cincinnati Bearcats to keep winning so they can get into the BCS picture.

Cincinnati's victory keeps West Virginia's BCS hopes alive. Louisville is 5-2 in the Big East, and WVU and Cincinnati are both now 4-2. To go to a BCS bowl, the Mountaineers need to beat South Florida in their final game, and they also need Cincinnati to keep winning, forcing a three-way tie with Louisville atop the Big East. If that were to happen, WVU would likely be BCS-bound, because the three teams' records against each other are all 1-1, and West Virginia ranks the highest in the BCS standings. If the Mountaineers lose their final game, they're out, and if Cincinnati had lost Saturday or if Cincinnati loses its final game against UConn, the Mountaineers are also out, because they lost to Louisville head-to-head.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit West Virginia blog The Smoking Musket. Here’s the complete Week 10 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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