No. 4 Stanford’s Pac-12, BCS title hopes rekindled



STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Luck heard the upsets announced around the nation on the Stanford Stadium loudspeakers, each time followed by cheers for a team ahead in the polls that lost.

Oregon. Oklahoma State. Oklahoma. Clemson.

All went down.

After surviving a rain-soaked Big Game with a 31-28 victory over rival California, suddenly Stanford has a slim shot at a couple titles again. Luck and the Cardinal (10-1, 8-1) moved up four spots to No. 4 in the new AP poll Sunday, reigniting hopes for a Pac-12 title or even a national championship.

Stanford hosts No. 22 Notre Dame (8-3) in the regular-season finale Saturday. The Cardinal can only reach the league title game if Oregon loses at home to rival Oregon State but could still have a chance at a BCS title.