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Alabama Solidifies Itself On Top of BCS Standings

Sunday, October 28, 2012

While five undefeated teams and 10 ranked teams lost on Saturday, Alabama remained dominant, rolling over Mississippi State, which had been one of those undefeateds, to solidify itself as the No. 1 team in the latest BCS Standings. Kansas State moved into the No. 2 overall position after upending Texas Tech; and Notre Dame's impressive win over Oklahoma lifted the Fighting Irish into the No. 3 spot. Oregon remains at No. 4 and LSU moves one spot to round out the top five.

Georgia jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 after defeating then-No. 2 Florida - the loss for the Gators dropped them to No. 7. South Carolina climbed from No. 13 to No. 8, giving the Southeastern Conference five programs in the Top 8. Florida State is now No. 9 and undefeated Louisville rounds out the Top 10.

The SEC has seven ranked teams, followed by the Big 12 with six. The Pac-12 has five ranked teams as Arizona moves into the Top 25. The ACC has two teams in the Standings, while the Big East, Mountain West, Big Ten and the Western Athletic each have one ranked team.

The top game of this weekend is expected to be the top-ranked Crimson Tide traveling to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 5 Tigers. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a back contusion in the Mississippi State game, but is expected to play against LSU. In another key SEC contest, No. 15 Mississippi State hosts No. 16 Texas A&M.

Another top game will take place on the West Coast as No. 17 USC hosts No. 4 Oregon. A loss by the Ducks could knock them out of the national title picture, while a Trojan loss may spoil their hopes for a BCS bid. No. 2 Kansas State hosts Oklahoma State, which moved into the rankings this week at No. 24. The Fighting Irish will put their lofty ranking on the line and hope to avoid a letdown when they host Pittsburgh.

October 28, 2012 BCS Standings
Rank. Team (Record) - Last Week's Rank

  1. Alabama (8-0) - 1
  2. Kansas State (8-0) - 3
  3. Notre Dame (8-0) - 5
  4. Oregon (8-0) - 4
  5. LSU (7-1) - 6
  6. Georgia (7-1) - 10
  7. Florida (7-1) - 2
  8. South Carolina (7-2) - 13
  9. Florida State (8-1) - 12
  10. Louisville (8-0) - 16
  11. Oregon State (6-1) - 7
  12. Oklahoma (5-2) - 8
  13. Clemson (7-1) - 18
  14. Stanford (6-2) - 17
  15. Mississippi State (7-1) - 11
  16. Texas A&M (6-2) - 20
  17. USC (6-2) - 9
  18. Texas Tech (6-2) - 14
  19. Boise State (7-1) - 21
  20. Nebraska (6-2) - NR
  21. West Virginia (5-2) - 19
  22. Arizona (5-3) - NR
  23. Texas (6-2) - 23
  24. Oklahoma State (5-2) - NR
  25. Louisiana Tech (7-1) - NR

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