College football's Bowl Championship Series was thrown into chaos on Saturday when the nation's top two teams both suffered their first loss of the season. Top-ranked Kansas State (10-1) was crushed 52-24 by lowly Baylor (5-5), ending its hopes of becoming national champion. And the second-ranked Oregon Ducks (10-1), who boast one of the country's most exciting offenses, were stifled by a surprisingly resilient Stanford (9-2), losing 17-14 in overtime. Now, undefeated Notre Dame is likely to rise to the top of the college rankings, and mighty Alabama, which suffered its first loss of the season just a week ago, has renewed hope of playing for the national title.
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