2012 College Football Season – Week 13 BCS Standings

Well, no surprises, and no actual change. Notre Dame are number one in the polls and the computers, meaning they rule the BCS standings and won’t be moved, regardless of the results of the conference championship games next week. Alabama or Georgia have somewhat of a semifinal on their hands heading into the SEC title game, with the rest of the fog mostly regarding BCS bowl slots.

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Notre Dame .9979 1 1 2869 .9979 1 1469 .9959 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000
2 Alabama .9236 2 2 2740 .9530 2 1398 .9478 3 5 3 5 3 7 4 .870
3 Georgia .8911 3 3 2599 .9040 3 1341 .9092 4 4 5 7 5 4 3 .860
4 Florida .8882 4 5 2435 .8470 5 1265 .8576 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 .960
5 Oregon .8626 5 4 2507 .8720 4 1277 .8658 5 6 2 4 6 3 7 .850
6 Kansas State .7735 6 6 2229 .7753 7 1114 .7553 6 3 4 6 11 6 9 .790
7 LSU .7357 7 7 2142 .7450 6 1124 .7620 8 10 8 9 4 9 8 .700
8 Stanford .7299 8 8 2059 .7162 9 1008 .6834 6 7 7 3 7 5 6 .790
9 Texas A&M .6861 9 9 2038 .7089 8 1076 .7295 11 12 11 10 10 11 10 .620
10 South Carolina .6689 12 10 1862 .6477 10 972 .6590 8 9 10 8 9 8 5 .700
11 Oklahoma .6129 13 11 1706 .5934 11 878 .5953 10 8 9 12 8 10 12 .650
12 Nebraska .5393 14 13 1493 .5193 13 765 .5186 12 11 12 11 12 13 11 .580
13 Florida State .4645 10 12 1614 .5614 12 829 .5620 19 22 16 16 23 21 18 .270
14 Clemson .4570 11 14 1446 .5030 14 720 .4881 14 16 13 14 20 0 16 .380
15 Oregon State .3790 15 15 975 .3391 17 410 .2780 13 13 14 13 13 12 13 .520
16 UCLA .3304 17 16 919 .3197 16 445 .3017 15 15 23 17 15 16 19 .370
17 Kent State .2512 23 18 705 .2452 19 337 .2285 18 20 15 15 0 0 15 .280
18 Texas .2492 16 20 564 .1962 21 312 .2115 17 14 20 20 16 14 22 .340
19 Michigan .2094 19 23 434 .1510 24 158 .1071 15 17 25 19 14 17 14 .370
20 Boise State .2030 22 17 817 .2842 15 479 .3247 30 0 24 0 0 0 0 .000
21 Northern Illinois .1936 NR 19 619 .2153 18 377 .2556 23 23 19 21 0 0 23 .110
22 Northwestern .1865 NR 21 479 .1666 20 314 .2129 21 19 0 22 21 23 20 .180
23 Oklahoma State .1646 21 25 392 .1363 NR 129 .0875 19 18 17 25 17 15 0 .270
24 Utah State .1171 NR 22 438 .1523 22 264 .1790 28 0 21 0 0 0 24 .020
25 San Jose State .0974 NR NR 118 .0410 NR 105 .0712 21 21 22 18 0 25 17 .180

For Utah State, clinching the WAC title, and for San Jose State, it is their first ever visit to the BCS top 25. This means 90 schools have been included in the BCS standings since their inception in 1998, seven of them making their first appearance this season. North Illinois, another 11-1 MAC team, also make their debut in the top 25 this season.

At who’s expense? Rutgers, who fell from the 18th spot after losing 27-6 to Pittsburgh; Louisville, who fell from the 20th spot after losing to Cincinnati 23-20 in overtime, meaning both 9-2 Big East teams will meet to settle the conference’s fate, probably playing Florida State in the Orange Bowl; Washington, losing 28-31 in the Apple Cup to Washington State.

Regarding Georgia’s chances of making the national title game? In the previous 14 seasons of the BCS, the teams ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the next-to-last week Standings have met for the BCS National Championship seven times, including each of the last two seasons. Not too hopeful.

Another interesting fact is that for the second week in a row, the top nine teams remain exactly the same. The last time this happened in consecutive weeks was in the last two weeks of the 2000 BCS Standings.

Oklahoma are in some sort of limbo regarding their BCS status. They’re ranked 11th after their win over Oklahoma State in Bedlam, putting them at 7-1 in conference play. If the future MAC champion (Kent State or Northern Illinois) and/or Boise State manage to finish in the top 16 of the rankings, it’s going to be problematic for Oklahoma to make it into a big game, probably the Sugar Bowl facing Florida. Sooners fans should probably root for Northern Illinois and Nevada and UCLA this weekend.

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