NEW YORK -- Beware of Kansas.
LSU moved into first place in the Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday and Oregon jumped into second place a day after previous No. 1 Ohio State was upset by Illinois.
But third-place Kansas is the only remaining unbeaten team in the six conferences with an automatic bid to the BCS, and history suggests the Jayhawks will play for a national title if they stay perfect.
An undefeated team from a major conference has never been left out of the BCS national championship game in favor of a one-loss team.
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Kansas has a home game against Iowa State on Saturday, then plays Missouri on Nov. 24 in Kansas City. Win that one and Kansas goes to the Big 12 championship game, where the most likely opponent will be Oklahoma.
Those games could give the Jayhawks the boost they need in the polls to overtake Oregon.
"They might even catch LSU," said Jerry Palm, a BCS analyst who runs http://www.collegebcs.com" target="_blank">www.collegebcs.com. "Why not? You're undefeated in a major conference and beat two top-five teams in your final two games."
LSU can rest easier than Oregon. With three games remaining, including the Southeastern Conference championship game Dec. 1, LSU likely will reach the BCS title game in New Orleans by winning out.
The Tigers also regained the top ranking in The Associated Press Top 25. Oregon is No. 2. Oklahoma and Kansas are Nos. 3 and 4. Ohio State fell to No. 7, and Illinois moved back into the rankings at No. 20.
LSU received 40 of a possible 65 first-place votes and 1,590 points after beating Louisiana Tech 58-10. Oregon received 22 first-place votes and 1,574 points. Oklahoma, Kansas and No. 5 West Virginia also received first-place votes.
NO. 13 HAWAII 37, FRESNO ST. 30, at Honolulu -- From the mood in the locker room, it was difficult to tell whether Hawaii won or lost Saturday night.
The Warriors (9-0, 6-0 Western Athletic Conference) were supposed to be celebrating after holding off the Bulldogs (6-4, 5-2) to keep their BCS hopes alive. The win was marred by the loss of quarterback Colt Brennan, who suffered a concussion early in the fourth quarter.
Brennan tied the NCAA career record for touchdown passes with his 121st before he was knocked out by a jarring hit that reverberated throughout Aloha Stadium. He was flattened by linebacker Marcus Riley near the Bulldogs' sideline while scrambling on third and 7.
"We're definitely happy to win. But around the locker room it was kind of dead knowing that one of our leaders, our brothers, went down," said Ryan Grice-Mullen, who broke the 1,000-yard receiving mark with nine catches for 128 yards.
Hawaii is off to its best start since 1925. The Warriors have won 10 in a row and 19 of 20.
Brennan was 28 for 39 for 396 yards and two touchdowns.
Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater, formerly of Turlock High, was 15 for 26 for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
WASHINGTON QB HAS STINGER, at Seattle -- Washington quarterback Jake Locker won't be rushed back into action after suffering a stinger and muscle strain in his neck, coach Tyrone Willingham said.
Locker was injured in a helmet-to-helmet collision during the Huskies' 29-23 loss to Oregon State on Saturday night. Locker began therapy Sunday.