2012 College Football Season – Week 8 BCS Standings

The second edition of the BCS standing in the 2012 season still has the SEC dominating, with 4 teams (Alabama, Florida, LSU, Georgia) in the top 10, but the Pac-12 is just behind them with the Oregonians and USC. The Big 12 has two teams, with Kansas State climbing into the top 3, which drops Oregon, the number 2 team on the AP Poll into fourth.

BCS Harris Coaches Computers
Rank Team Avg Pvs Rank Pts % Rank Pts % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9625 1 1 2868 .9976 1 1475 1.0000 4 5 1 4 5 3 3 .890
2 Florida .9310 2 3 2622 .9120 3 1329 .9010 1 2 5 1 1 1 2 .980
3 Kansas State .9111 4 4 2571 .8943 4 1326 .8990 2 1 4 5 3 2 1 .940
4 Oregon .8966 3 2 2727 .9485 2 1403 .9512 6 6 2 6 6 7 7 .790
5 Notre Dame .8512 5 5 2374 .8257 5 1221 .8278 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 .900
6 LSU .7862 6 6 2270 .7896 6 1164 .7892 7 7 6 9 7 4 6 .780
7 Oregon State .7421 8 8 2001 .6960 9 974 .6603 5 3 7 3 4 6 4 .870
8 Oklahoma .7126 9 7 2021 .7030 7 1084 .7349 8 8 10 13 8 8 8 .700
9 USC .5767 10 9 1934 .6727 8 1014 .6875 16 16 8 17 19 15 19 .370
10 Georgia .5379 11 11 1603 .5576 11 850 .5763 13 13 12 16 15 12 17 .480
11 Mississippi State .5265 12 12 1602 .5572 12 800 .5424 13 9 20 8 17 18 12 .480
12 Florida State .4925 14 10 1911 .6647 10 948 .6427 21 22 22 15 0 23 20 .170
13 South Carolina .4797 7 16 1189 .4136 16 598 .4054 10 14 9 12 10 9 11 .620
14 Texas Tech .4736 17 17 1074 .3736 17 571 .3871 9 10 11 7 9 10 9 .660
15 Rutgers .4703 15 15 1205 .4191 15 637 .4319 11 12 17 11 14 11 10 .560
16 Louisville .4196 16 14 1324 .4605 14 720 .4881 18 15 25 14 21 21 16 .310
17 Stanford .3850 20 18 929 .3231 19 401 .2719 11 11 13 10 11 13 14 .560
18 Clemson .3692 19 13 1562 .5433 13 788 .5342 27 25 19 24 0 0 0 .030
19 West Virginia .2178 13 22 363 .1263 22 173 .1173 15 17 15 19 13 16 15 .410
20 Texas A&M .2123 18 21 465 .1617 21 229 .1553 17 20 0 20 12 14 18 .320
21 Boise State .2070 22 19 762 .2650 18 407 .2759 24 23 14 21 0 0 0 .080
22 Michigan .1898 NR 20 490 .1704 20 264 .1790 19 24 16 25 18 19 21 .220
23 Texas .1221 25 24 237 .0824 24 109 .0739 20 18 21 23 20 20 22 .210
24 Ohio .1171 NR 23 293 .1019 23 132 .0895 22 19 0 0 0 17 13 .160
25 Wisconsin .0593 NR NR 136 .0473 25 104 .0705 25 0 0 22 22 25 25 .060

 

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Three schools made their BCS standings debut this week – Michigan, becoming the first program to ever reach 900 wins after beating Michigan State; The Ohio Bobcats, still perfect at 7-0, and the Wisconsin Badgers, 6-2 so far, who aren’t ranked on the Harris poll or the AP Poll, the only team in the Top 25 not featuring on the human polls.

The interesting case for the Ohio Bobcats is that this is their first ever appearance in the BCS standings, becoming the 85th school since 1998 to make an appearance. Cincinnati, TCU and Iowa State found their way out after losing to Toledo, Texas Tech (#14) and Oklahoma State.

Chances regarding the national championship game? The team that has been ranked no.1 in the second week of the BCS standings has gone on to play in 10 times, including the last two: Auburn in 2010 and LSU in 2011. The number 2 team has gone on to play 7 times, including the last three: Alabama (twice) and Oregon. This year, with undefeated teams across the board, it won’t be 2011 all over again with two SEC teams in the NC game, although things can chage.

Since December 2, 2007, the SEC has had a team in one of the top two spots on 34 of the 35 BCS standings. Talk about conference domination. Besides the SEC, Kansas State after another impressive performance on both ends of the ball climbed to their highest ever ranking, tying their 1998 place of third. Notre Dame, another surprising undefeated team, it’s the first time with consecutive top 5 rankings since 2006.

More milestones? Oregon and Oregon State haven’t been both ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings since 2000. This is also the first time two Big East schools (Rutgers, Lousiville) have been ranked in the top 20 since 2009. Ohio are the first MAC school to appear in the standings since 2010.

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