Thursday night, Mike Stoops will have Sooners fans cheering his team once again. Stoops and Arizona host No. 2-ranked Oregon in perhaps the Ducks' most difficult test left this season. If Arizona pulls off the upset, Oklahoma will control its own destiny of reaching the BCS championship, thanks to Illinois' toppling of previously No. 1 Ohio State 28-21 Saturday. "What that did was put everyone on a level playing field,” said Hugo native Richard Billingsley, who operates the Billingsley Report, one of six computer rankings that factor into the BCS. "It looks much, much better for the Sooners with an opportunity to beat Kansas in their hand. But I still think they're going to need a little bit of help.” Help doesn't seem likely to come against anyone playing LSU. Not only do the No. 1 Tigers boast a significant lead in the BCS standings, LSU has a mediocre schedule left until the SEC championship — where LSU probably will play three-loss Tennessee. That's why all Sooner eyes should focus on the Ducks. Even though Arizona hammered Oregon in Eugene last year, the Ducks will be a big favorite to win this time. In fact, Oregon will be a big favorite to win its final two games at UCLA and at home against in-state rival Oregon State. Though the Ducks have a sizable lead over the Sooners in the BCS now, that could change because of Oregon's weak schedule and OU's potential showdown with No. 3 Kansas looming in the Big 12 championship. With a win over Kansas, could OU leapfrog Oregon in the BCS? "That's the big question,” Billingsley said. "I think it's going to be so close.” Where the Sooners can help themselves is in the Harris and coaches polls, which constitute two-thirds of the BCS standings. At the moment, Oregon is No. 2 in both polls. OU is No. 3. But what matters in those polls concerning the BCS are point values, not rankings. The Ducks have 2,651 points in the Harris and 1,407 in the coaches. The Sooners aren't far behind with 2,580 points in the Harris and 1,366 in the coaches. If OU can register some style points with the voters over the next two weeks, those gaps could narrow heading into the Big 12 championship. And a quality victory over the Jayhawks might be enough to put the Sooners ahead of the Ducks in both the Harris and Coaches polls. And ultimately the BCS standings.