It may be early and there may be all sorts of scenarios that could happen, but Penn State could end up being the odd man out when the final two teams are selected for the BCS championship. The No. 3 Lions trail No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Alabama and are currently playing the role of the 2004 Auburn Tigers, who were shut out of the title game thanks to the convaluted BCS standings.
Coach Joe Paterno somehow got mixed up in that argument. See here how it relates to this year's Penn State team. Also, the 81-year-old Paterno said that he plans on getting his balky right leg checked out by doctor's during next week's bye.