Two Top 10 Teams Drop in Latest BCS Standings


Two Top 10 Teams Drop in Latest BCS Standings park


LSU and Alabama Lined Up for One vs. Two Showdown on Saturday

After weeks of anticipation, it’s finally the week of the huge SEC clash between LSU and Alabama – the top two teams in the latest BCS Standings. Both the Tigers and Crimson Tide had bye weeks, as did No. 5 Boise State, which dropped one slot despite not playing. Oklahoma State remains No. 3 after cruising to victory over Baylor, while Stanford moved up two spots to No. 4 after a thrilling back-and-forth battle with USC. The top two teams in the final BCS standings play in the Allstate BCS National Championship game in New Orleans this year (Monday, Jan. 9).

The shake-ups started at No. 5 as Clemson was upended by Georgia Tech. Oklahoma moves up three spots to No. 6 after dismantling previously undefeated and eighth-ranked Kansas State. Arkansas, despite having a pair of tight finishes against Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, climbs to No. 7. Oregon checks in at No. 8, dropping one place after a less-than-outstanding win over Washington State. South Carolina moves back into the top 10 at No. 9, giving the SEC four teams in the top 10.The Gamecocks and the Razorbacks meet this Saturday, giving the SEC a pair of games between top-10 teams.

Nebraska jumped to No. 10 after a convincing victory over previously 11th-ranked Michigan State. Virginia Tech is the top-rated ACC team at No. 12. Houston, from Conference USA, jumped from No. 17 to No. 13 after a nine-touchdown performance from quarterback Case Keenum. West Virginia is the top-rated Big East program at No. 24.

Overall, the SEC has six teams in the top 25, while the Big 12 has five. The Big Ten has five teams ranked, while the Pac-12 and the ACC both have three top-25 programs. Conference USA has two ranked teams as Southern Miss moved into the poll at No. 25, joining undefeated Houston. Boise State (Mountain West) is the only other school representing non-automatic qualifying conferences.

October 30, 2011

BCS Standings

  1. LSU (8-0)
  2. Alabama (8-0)
  3. Oklahoma State (8-0)
  4. Stanford (8-0)
  5. Boise State (7-0)
  6. Oklahoma (7-1)
  7. Arkansas (7-1)
  8. Oregon (7-1)
  9. South Carolina (7-1)
  10. Nebraska (7-1)
  11. Clemson (8-1)
  12. Virginia Tech (8-1)
  13. Houston (8-0)
  14. Kansas State (7-1)
  15. Michigan (7-1)
  16. Penn State (8-1)
  17. Michigan State (6-2)
  18. Georgia (6-2)
  19. Arizona State (6-2)
  20. Wisconsin (6-2)
  21. Texas (5-2)
  22. Auburn (6-3)
  23. Georgia Tech (7-2)
  24. West Virginia (6-2)
  25. Southern Miss (7-1)

Bowl Predictions

Allstate Sugar Bowl, January 3, 2012 (Schlabach): LSU vs. Boise State (Edwards):  LSU vs. Boise State (Palm): LSU vs. Boise State (updates Monday) (McMurphy): Alabama vs. Notre Dame (updates Tuesday)
College Football News: Alabama vs. Boise State (Boise State replaces Oklahoma State) (Mandel): LSU vs. Boise State (updates Monday)

Allstate BCS National Championship, January 9, 2012 (Schlabach): Alabama vs. Oklahoma State (Edwards): Alabama vs. Oklahoma State (Palm): Alabama vs. Stanford (Updates Monday) (McMurphy): LSU vs. Oklahoma (updates Tuesday)
College Football News: LSU vs. Oklahoma (Oklahoma replaces Boise State) (Mandel): Alabama vs. Oklahoma (updates Monday)