In order to be eligible for an at-large berth to a BCS game, the Michigan Wolverines need to be ranked in the top 14 of the BCS standings. Right now, with a week to play, Michigan is on the outside looking in. They are ranked 16th in the Week 14 BCS standings, right behind Michigan State, Georgia and Wisconsin. The good news is Michigan should jump the loser of the Michigan State/Wisconsin game, and if LSU beats Georgia, Michigan should move up another spot. There are no guarantees, though.
Below is a look at the full BCS rankings for Week 14.
As for Michigan State's ranking, it is really Rose Bowl or bust. If the Spartans beat Wisconsin, they automatically are the Big Ten's representative in the Rose Bowl. If they lose, however, Michigan State will likely drop out of the top 14 and contention for an at-large bid.