Before K-state, they might have had wiggle room to absorb a loss, now they don't. Then even if they do win out, they have to argue they are more deserving than 1-loss Bama / LSU.
It was an amazing game, against K-State though.
Looking ahead, it's a pivotal week for the Pac-12 South, the two contenders (Utah, USC) have two strong opponents (Washington, Oregon) so fortunes could swing quite a bit. In SEC we've got Georgia vs. Florida, and every SMU game is much watch at this point!