2012 College Football Season – Week 11 BCS Standings

For the first time this season, a new number one. The Week 10 BCS Standings feature the Kansas State Wildcats as the number one team in the nation, with Oregon coming in at second. What does this mean for Notre Dame, also undefeated? Unless Oregon and/or Kansas State lose, there’s a very small chance the Fighting Irish make the national championship game.

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Kansas State .9674 2 2 2774 .9649 2 1427 .9675 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 .970
2 Oregon .9497 3 1 2844 .9892 1 1460 .9898 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 .870
3 Notre Dame .9396 4 3 2634 .9162 3 1346 .9125 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 .990
4 Alabama .8534 1 4 2494 .8675 5 1243 .8427 5 5 4 4 5 9 5 .850
5 Georgia .8328 5 5 2398 .8341 4 1260 .8542 6 6 5 6 7 4 6 .810
6 Florida .7955 6 7 2113 .7350 7 1079 .7315 3 3 6 2 3 3 3 .920
7 LSU .7331 7 8 2082 .7242 8 1040 .7051 7 7 7 9 6 6 7 .770
8 Texas A&M .6621 15 10 1842 .6407 10 967 .6556 8 9 10 8 8 10 8 .690
9 South Carolina .6349 8 11 1732 .6024 11 903 .6122 8 8 9 10 9 8 9 .690
10 Florida State .6071 10 6 2175 .7565 6 1143 .7749 17 16 17 14 0 0 16 .290
11 Clemson .5921 13 9 1972 .6859 9 1033 .7003 15 15 14 13 22 0 14 .390
12 Oklahoma .5797 12 12 1631 .5673 12 799 .5417 10 13 8 15 10 7 10 .630
13 Stanford .5705 14 13 1621 .5638 13 793 .5376 11 10 11 7 11 11 11 .610
14 Nebraska .4679 16 14 1239 .4310 14 653 .4427 13 12 15 11 12 18 12 .530
15 Texas .4259 17 15 1095 .3809 15 615 .4169 14 14 12 16 14 13 15 .480
16 Oregon State .4161 11 16 1081 .3760 17 490 .3322 12 11 13 12 13 12 13 .540
17 UCLA .2925 18 19 870 .3026 16 494 .3349 20 18 24 17 20 21 21 .240
18 USC .2769 19 18 886 .3082 21 343 .2325 17 21 19 22 17 16 18 .290
19 Louisville .2159 9 17 943 .3280 18 442 .2997 27 24 0 20 0 0 0 .020
20 Louisiana Tech .1911 20 20 728 .2532 19 413 .2800 25 0 22 24 0 0 24 .040
21 Michigan .1665 NR 24 264 .0918 23 144 .0976 16 17 21 18 18 20 17 .310
22 Rutgers .1529 23 21 571 .1986 20 354 .2400 27 25 0 19 0 0 25 .020
23 Texas Tech .1416 22 22 325 .1130 25 106 .0719 20 20 16 0 21 15 23 .240
24 Oklahoma State .1088 NR NR 118 .0410 24 111 .0753 22 19 18 0 19 19 0 .210
25 Washington .0850 NR NR 1 .0003 NR 7 .0047 19 22 23 25 15 14 19 .250

It’s interesting to see how the computers give KSU the push, rankings second on both human polls, but first or second on five of the six comuters. Oregon are number one in both the Harris and the Coaches poll, but aren’t ranked higher than third on the computers. Notre Dame are either second or first on the computers, but are way behind the top two in the human polls. As they tend to go, unless Oregon or Kansas State lose, they’re going to the national title game.

What about the SEC? Places 4-9 are all SEC; Alabama, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina. Georgia have clinched their SEC East crown and will be in the conference title game, while Alabama are probably in. Still, Alabama will need two of the three teams above them to lose in the next few weeks in order to make it to a third national title game in four years. Georgia also have an outside shot if two of the three lose and they manage to win the SEC.

As for Oregon’s number one status: The computers will probably give them a push in the next few weeks, with games against Stanford (#13), Oregon State (#16) and the Pac-12 title game all waiting in line. They won’t be knocked off the number one spot in the polls if they don’t lose, and the computer rankings can only get better. Kansas State have only Baylor and Texas left on the schedule, without any conference championship game. Notre Dame don’t have a conference championship game as well, with Wake Forest and USC waiting on the last day of their regular season.

Newcomers to the rankings this week: Michigan (#21) after beating Northwestern, Oklahoma State (#24) after beating West Virginia and Washington (#25) after beating Utah 34-15. Toledo, Northwestern and Mississippi State were dropped from the standings.

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