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K-State jumps up one spot in latest BCS standings

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The second BCS rankings were released Sunday night, and there wasn’t much change among the top five. The only move? Kansas State hurdled Oregon to take over the No. 3 position after a convincing win over West Virginia on Saturday.

The SEC still holds the top two spots in the BCS with Alabama and Florida. Notre Dame stayed at No. 5 after barely beating BYU. The Irish will have a chance to move up the standings next week if they can beat No. 8 Oklahoma. LSU, the highest-ranked one-loss team, comes in at No. 6 and Oregon State continues to have a remarkable season at No. 7. USC and Georgia round out the top 10.

The SEC’s presence in the BCS continues with Mississippi State at No. 11 and Florida State comes in at No. 12. The Bulldogs will face top-ranked Alabama next. South Carolina drops six spots after getting throttled at Florida, and a pair of Big East teams, Louisville and Rutgers, land at spots 15 and 16.

West Virginia continues to slide down the polls after its second consecutive blowout loss and Texas A&M comes in at No. 20 to give the SEC seven BCS top-25 teams. Boise State, Michigan (hello again, B1G), Texas, Ohio (for the first time in school history) and Wisconsin round out the top 25.

(Many thanks to the National Football Foundation for the chart)

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22 Responses to “K-State jumps up one spot in latest BCS standings”
  1. normswifevera says: Oct 21, 2012 9:05 PM

    I got on the “KState is a legit title contender” bandwagon Saturday when WVU got that kick return TD and seemed to have some momentum, and Klein just calmly led them on another TD drive to resume the blowout.


  2. wjmoffatt says: Oct 21, 2012 9:43 PM

    Going to be interesting to end the year. Kansas State will lose steam with their schedule from here on out. Oregon has a chance to catch everyone with Oregon State, Stanford, and USC left. Bama and Florida take each other out. ND has a chance to prove they deserve to be over KState with a win this weekend (faced two opponents the same Miami and Oklahoma, both at Oklahoma, ND vs Miami neutral field, KState had U at home). Miss State chance to catch everyone with a win this weekend. FSU can beat Florida to end the year and hope Clemson keeps winning. LSU beating Bama.
    So many options! Great end to October and November ahead!

  3. oregonducks24 says: Oct 21, 2012 9:48 PM

    Get rid of the BCS Now!!!

  4. boukengreen says: Oct 21, 2012 10:20 PM

    don’t worry oregonducks24 you’ll lose civil war anyways and if by some miracle you don’t you will just end up number 3 and get to feel the same way auburn felt in 05 undefeated and screwed out of the title game

  5. phelbin says: Oct 21, 2012 10:33 PM

    Oregon’s schedule has been relatively easy so far. But they still have USC, Stanford, and Oregon State. If they win out, they have a good chance of jumping back up in the rankings. Big IF.

  6. rskuggs says: Oct 21, 2012 11:13 PM

    For the love of God,will someone please explain why West Virginia and their JOKE of a defense,is still ranked????

  7. ndnut says: Oct 21, 2012 11:16 PM

    And Oregon will need to beat USC twice since they will likely meet in the PAC-12 Title Game.

  8. uscatjerseyshore says: Oct 21, 2012 11:36 PM

    You mean USC needs to play Oregon? Oregon fans seem to believe they are already in the NC game.

  9. duklover says: Oct 21, 2012 11:42 PM

    Agreed, K State looks good. But in years past they always seem to grab defeat from the jaws of victory.

  10. ndnut says: Oct 21, 2012 11:51 PM

    Nobody is safe yet. Oregon could easily end up with 2 losses with their schedule. Alabama could lose twice with LSU and the SEC Title Game (not likely but a definite possibility). Florida could lose to Georgia and in the SEC Title Game. ND still has to go to USC and to Oklahoma. K-State is known as a team with a chance to lose any week once the pressure is applied, and Texas Tech doesn’t look like a pushover for them this week. This is why the BCS was and kind of still is a system preferred by the universities. It gets us talking and puts pressure (ergo ratings) in every game. Everybody wins when the $$$ flows.

  11. ndnut says: Oct 21, 2012 11:52 PM

    I forgot. Florida also has to play Florida St.

  12. txnative61 says: Oct 22, 2012 1:32 AM

    The SEC’s presence in the BCS standings is formidable and largely deserved, but does NOT include Florida State at No. 12 because they play in the ACC.

  13. lucky5936 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:33 AM

    Florida is an opportunistic team that will eventually fall flat in the SEC championship game. If not sooner. Oregon is a good team, but are they able to defeat Stanford, USC, AND Oregon State? I don’t see it happening. Even if they do, they better pray that USC doesn’t fall to Notre Dame or that Oregon State loses and thus takes the shine off of a potential Duck win. I like Kansas State’s chances. They have a tough road, but one that can make unscathed. Overall, this is a better conversation for November 4th. The day after USC-Oregon and LSU-Bama.

  14. omniusprime says: Oct 22, 2012 8:49 AM

    What a crock having K State leapfrog over Oregon. The BCS should be named the SEC BS. It’s obvious the SEC BS is broken when the number 2 team in all four polls isn’t the number two team in the SEC BS. I can’t wait for the end of the SEC BS and we have a real college football playoff! Go USC!

  15. florida727 says: Oct 22, 2012 9:00 AM

    National Championship game? One loss teams need not apply.

    Alabama: has to beat Mississippi State, LSU, Texas A&M, and win the SEC Championship game.

    Florida: has to beat Georgia, Florida State, and win the SEC Championship game.

    Kansas State: has to beat Texas Tech, Oklahoma, then go on the road and beat TCU and Baylor.

    Oregon: has to beat USC (likely TWICE), Stanford and Oregon State.

    Notre Dame: has to beat Oklahoma and USC, both on the road.

    Bottom line: it’ll all play out on the field. It’s VERY likely when it’s all said and done that there will only be two undefeated teams remaining. I still think it’ll be Alabama v. Oregon, but am hoping the Gators find a reliable offense to go with their defense and can then win out. If either Alabama or Oregon lose, don’t be surprised to see Kansas State playing for the national title. I know very little about Bill Snyder, but wouldn’t that be a great exclamation point on his career to pull off a national championship before he retires, and regardless of how much longer he does coach, this may be his best chance. If Florida’s not playing for the championship, it would be hard NOT to root for that guy.

  16. blitz4848 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:07 AM

    K-State ALREADY beat the Sooners IN Norman!!!

  17. fcmlefty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:27 AM

    Boise State slowly sneaking up the rankings – getting to #16 and being ahead of either the Big 10 or Big East champion is looking like a distinct possibility.

    Oregon fans just need to take a breath and remember that the computer data right now is incomplete. It can only go by the facts of the games played through October 20th at this point. Get through the November gauntlet unscathed, and you’ll be in the drivers seat.

    And I’m really seeing no reason to get excited about LSU-Bama. LSU fans won’t admit it, but this ones a mismatch folks. Bama wins bigger in this game than they did in last years NC game is my prediction.

    And if Notre Dame manages to go 12-0, they are in. I think the dream ends this week in Norman though, so we won’t need to worry about that scenario much longer.

    And one thing I disagree with on the bowl projections, depending on how it plays out: If Oregon goes 12-0 and plays in the NC game, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the Rose Bowl takes Notre Dame as a replacement instead of another PAC-12 team. I know they like their Big-PAC match up, but who in their right minds picks any other school over the $$$$ ND would bring in? (Keep in mind, under this scenario USC has 3 losses and probably isn’t BCS eligible)

  18. manchestermiracle says: Oct 22, 2012 10:56 AM

    K State beats up on an already exposed WVU (why are they still in the top 25?) and moves up a spot. Oh, yeah, that makes complete sense.

    As bad as some of the human element in rankings can be, I cannot wait for the computers to be eliminated. When you refuse to reveal what metrics you use in your “rankings” your input should be disregarded. Two-loss WVU ranked ahead of USC? Obviously simple math isn’t included in the equation.

  19. fcmlefty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 11:23 AM

    Again, we might as well ignore the computer rankings at this point. They are even more imperfect now than their final versions. They aren’t the most accurate thing in the world to begin with, but when you force a system to spit out results after 8 weeks, when its been made abundantly clear that they need all 14 weeks of data to resemble anything close to useful, well, you can’t be surprised when the results aren’t in line.

    For this example – Oregon beat ASU. K State beat a (questionably) ranked WVU. Of course K State should see a bump in the spread between the two scores for this one particular week. Oregon gets their chance to put positive numbers on their side of the ledger in November.

    But again, I can’t stress enough how important it is to only be concerned with the final computer numbers on Dec 2nd. Just worry about your favorite squads place in the human polls until then.

  20. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 22, 2012 2:04 PM

    Eventually Florida’s lack of offense will catch up with them, just as LSU last year in the BCNCG and three weeks ago. Defense can only score so much before the other start taking care of the ball better.
    And I can definitely see Bama losing one game this year, this team is not nearly as strong as past teams, and how many of them went undefeated.
    Oregon will also have a one lost team, even if they beat USC first time around, I don’t see them beating USC twice in one year, ask LSU how that turned out?
    Notre Damn definitely two lose, one coming this weekend.
    K-State may have the easiest road to the BCSNCG, but they too have a lose.
    So that means a one lose LSU will play a one lose Bama in this year BCSNCG..
    LSU vs Bama II coming soon!!! Bank it.

  21. manchestermiracle says: Oct 22, 2012 7:37 PM

    Dear thecrazyasianinseccountry:

    If LSU and Alabama meet in the title game again this year you can count on us not watching. We refuse to be put to sleep two years in a row. That’s what the turkey dinner is for.


    Every College Football Fan Outside of the SEC

  22. gatorcheme says: Oct 22, 2012 9:07 PM

    Even as a Gator, I have to agree with the sentiment against an SEC vs SEC NC game. I didn’t like it last year and would like it even less this year. An all-SEC situation is just flat out boring. I did not watch last year’s NC game for that reason alone. I enjoy watching the SEC beat it out during the regular season. There’s no need to drag it into the bowls or BCS games.

    Bowl time is non-SEC conference crushing time!!! BOOYAH! Match up cross-conference(independents, too)!!!

    Gators vs Irish in some bowl (dare I hope for the NC game?) would be AWESOME.

    BTW, someone mentioned the possibility of the Gators losing both Georgia and SEC Title. If the Gators lose to Georgia, Georgia will likely be in the title game. Georgia’s remaining games after Florida aren’t likely to be very difficult unless the Dawgs get seriously beat up in their win over Florida. But that is a big IF. I like our chances going into the SEC title.

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