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Alabama, K-State and Notre Dame hold latest BCS 1-2-3

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Notre Dame’s impressive win on the road against Oklahoma Saturday meant the Irish should be considered BCS championship contenders with just a month or so left in this 2012 college football regular season. Confirmation of that was unveiled Sunday night in the latest BCS standings when the Irish, previously ranked No. 5 in the BCS, jumped up two spots to take the No. 3 ranking.

Alabama and Kansas State continued to hold down the top two spots and Oregon stayed put at No. 4 after tearing out and eating Colorado’s soul.  But, so far, the computers love (yes, they’re capable of feelings now) K-State and Notre Dame and give them both the highest computer average available. Conversely, Alabama has a No. 3 computer average and Oregon has a No. 5 computer average.

LSU, preparing for a home game against the top-ranked Tide this upcoming Saturday, are No. 5. Georgia moved up four spots after defeating Florida in a turnover-filled 17-9 win. Speaking of the Gators, they fall from No. 2 in the BCS to just behind the Bulldogs at No. 7.

The SEC’s presence in the BCS top 10 continues with South Carolina at No. 8. Florida State comes in at No. 9, and whadya know, Big East representative Louisville rounds out the BCS top 10 after an overtime win against Cincinnati Friday night.

Oregon State and Oklahoma, both losers on Saturday, fall to No. 11 and No. 12. Clemson, Stanford and Mississippi State make up spots 13 through 15. USC drops to No. 17 after its stunning loss to Arizona (now No. 22) and Boise State sits at No. 19. As we explained over the weekend, the Broncos will need to either 1) finish in the BCS top 12, or 2) finish in the BCS top 16 and ahead of a BCS conference champion to qualify for a BCS bowl. Nebraska, the highest-ranked team from the Big Ten since Ohio State is not eligible for postseason play, sits at No. 20. All other BCS conferences have teams ranked ahead of Boise State at this time.

Oklahoma State (No. 24) and Louisiana Tech (No. 25) enter the top 25 this week.

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

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28 Responses to “Alabama, K-State and Notre Dame hold latest BCS 1-2-3”
  1. kiopta1 says: Oct 28, 2012 8:59 PM

    Not bad. Lots of football left. Go Irish. Beating OU was great but the icing was keeping that punk Stills out of the end zone.

  2. be4bama says: Oct 28, 2012 9:14 PM

    I can’t log in. Really miss your blog. If you’ve blocked me please tell me why. Thank you Kim

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  3. apmn says: Oct 28, 2012 9:17 PM

    Why is Texas still ranked?

  4. olebubba says: Oct 28, 2012 9:19 PM

    I agree #4 Stills is a punk! Still think ND is gonna need some help to get to the title game…I think they need Bama or Oregon to go down.

  5. th56 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:27 PM

    Notre Dame just needs to lose. They’re a good team, but I’ve seen them play twice now and there is no way that they are even close to being in the same league as Oregon.

  6. billmead1976 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:29 PM

    So the process likes Alabama and KSU’s cupcake schedule more than Oregons cupcake schedule. All of these teams should be docked points for being wusses.

  7. olebubba says: Oct 28, 2012 9:33 PM

    th56….Oregon may be the most overrated team in the country, they have played no one. USC will hand it to them again this weekend!

  8. kiopta1 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:38 PM

    Oh yeah no offense to Ala, Ore, or KSU. But as an ND man I am rooting against you. Even if that means I have to cheer for those beach boys from USC. Lol

  9. Deb says: Oct 28, 2012 9:52 PM

    As a Bama fan, I just hope the Tide keeps rolling. The tests will get tougher. Next week is a big one.

    But to me, the big story this year is Notre Dame. Each week I read posts declaring they’ll never run the table and are bound to lose two or three games. Well … so far, they seem pretty impressive. I’m not a Notre Dame fan by any means, but you can’t argue with success.

  10. billmead1976 says: Oct 28, 2012 9:53 PM

    I course you boys recognize that the k state mild cats cancelled the home home against Oregon. Definitely deserves wussy points.

  11. kcrobert10 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:01 PM

    How does Alabama have a cupcake schedule. Let me see I see 7 sec teams including them on this list and by the time the season is over they would have played no 16 Texas a&m, 15 Mississippi st, and no 5 Lsu in there divison of the conf. Then they will get either 6 Georgia, 7 Florida, or 8 south Carolina in the sec championship. Finally if they win all those they will get either no 2 k st, 3 notre dame, or 4 Oregon. Ya sounds like a cupcake schedule to me. Let’s just call it like it is, this program may very well be not only the best this yr but maybe on the best run of any program ever. I always thought the sec was the best football conference but now that my Missouri tigers who always held there own in the big 12 are getting waxed except for the win against Kentucky has proved to me this still the best conference and everyone else is just pretending there good. I hear u ducks, wildcats, and Irish fans say ur teams are the best but just like every other yr they will get to the championship and Alabama or who ever wins the sec will wipe the floor with em. So hate all you want but ur all just jealous of there success and its kinda sad to hear it.

  12. imaduffer says: Oct 28, 2012 10:10 PM

    Besides what the BCS says, all the people on the east coast make sure you are taking care of your self and loved ones.

  13. billmead1976 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:12 PM

    Sure Alabama is having a great run. Great team.

    Is their run aided by the fact that they play cupcakes and their starters don’t have to play all 4 quarters?

    Tell me how great you think West Kentucky, West Carolina and Florida Atlantic are? Cupcakes?

    Ok. Points for Michigan, that even though not great this year, should have some good athletes.

    Miss State this weekend? Do you really think they were the 11th best in the country?

  14. olebubba says: Oct 28, 2012 10:15 PM

    kcrobert10 – I agree Alabama is #1 and if they manage that scheduled undefeated they deserve and without a doubt will be in the title game. The real debate will be #2 if the other 3 win out. These situations usually work themselves out, someone will trip up.

  15. oldschool48 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:27 PM

    I should have known better, but I bought into the talking TV heads and Vegas line and thought OK would take out ND with relative ease, but the Irish beat the Sooners quite convincingly with the same overall formula they used to win the first seven. ND was criticized for lack of style points, but winning is winning. I still think Bama is best of class this year and Oregon will benefit from tougher upcoming opponents. But man, if we could freeze the four unbeatens at the top of the BCS now (pick your own order) and implement the planned playoff system this year, how cool would that be? At least everyone would have a shot. Havana Daydreamin’ for year-end chaos.

  16. irishking says: Oct 28, 2012 11:01 PM

    I am pretty much convinced now at this juncture that no team is going to blow away Notre Dame. The Irish will be in every contest just the way they have been in their first eight (8) games.

    Defense wins games and there isn’t any team that has a better defense than ND’s with the possible exception of Alabama. I am hoping for a title game between ND and Bama.

  17. kiopta1 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:02 PM

    Yeah this year could be the year we really wish they had that playoff system in place. Strong chance of 4 undefeated teams in top 4 slots.

  18. normswifevera says: Oct 29, 2012 12:40 AM

    KSU: .940
    ND: .915
    ORE: .914

    If KState wins out, I don’t think there’s any way Notre Dame closes that gap with their remaning schedule. Oregon still might. They could really use USC upsetting the Irish, though.

  19. necr0philia says: Oct 29, 2012 1:26 AM

    Miami hurricane fan here! Just want to say to the idiot who says KSU schedule is cupcake that your more than a dumb a$$. Take a Look at it one more time. This team will play Alabama in the national championship game and will win. I’ve said it all along that they will and you just wait and see. Oregon no chance no matter how much they beat there opponents. ND will probably choke at least one game even if they win all out KSU will be National champs this year. Make a stupid comment all you want I’ll be the one with the “I told you so” at the end. P.s I’m drunk as hell, but still know that you are a complete idiot for saying otherwise. Hahahha. Goooo Canes

  20. norcalirish says: Oct 29, 2012 5:52 AM

    An undefeated ND team not making the national championship is nonsense.

  21. omniusprime says: Oct 29, 2012 8:45 AM

    Yet again the BCS proves it’s full of BS allowing Notre Dame and Kansas State to be ahead of Oregon. It’s the stinking computers that have those two deadbeat teams ranked higher than even Alabama and Oregon who are the top two in the polls. I can’t wait for the end of the BCS garbage. I can’t wait to see USC destroy Notre Dame at the end of the season.

  22. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 29, 2012 8:52 AM

    @norcalrish – buddy Im inclined to agree with you but the problem is that, as we saw last year, the BCS is rigged. Sports media doesnt give a damn what you as the consumer want or think. They know better then you what matchup they think should be in the title game and they’re going to force it down your throat whether you like it or not. This is the college football mediocre life we all have to live until we have some freakin’ playoffs unfortunately.

  23. beedubyatoo says: Oct 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    th56….Oregon may be the most overrated team in the country, they have played no one. USC will hand it to them again this weekend!
    If all their starters are out of jail.

  24. dcroz says: Oct 29, 2012 10:44 AM


    How is the BCS “rigged,” especially by the media? None of the voters in the Coaches’ poll are media members, and none in the Harris are either unless they are former players and/or coaches. The computers each have their own formulas for their rankings. Don’t see how you think the media can rig the outcome.

    And if you think the media really wanted an Alabama-LSU rematch instead of LSU-Oklahoma State, then you need to put down whatever it is you’re drinking and find a designated driver. The talking heads were howling over an all-SEC title game, and it was the driving force behind the new playoff scheme that goes into effect in 2014.

  25. keybd29 says: Oct 29, 2012 11:11 AM

    I’m really loving this year’s top 10! Welcome back notre dame and florida state! And roll tide & tigers! Can’t wait to see how it shakes out. (Plus I get to escape election blues!) Best wishes to those in Sandy’s path!

  26. oldforester says: Oct 29, 2012 12:02 PM

    This is for the SEC fans. You have a few good teams but many are average at best. Please deflate your heads – time will cause other conferences to replace you at the top and you are building a legacy of unprecedented disrespect. Isn’t the south built on values and respect (Oh, that isn’t you – sorry lets poison a tree) Proof? Here is a typical SEC team, number 11 in the BCS prior to this week, with a 7-1 record. The all powerful Mississippi State. Here is who they have played:
    Jackson State, Auburn, Troy, South Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, Alabama.
    You ,SEC have 14 teams, the majority just like Mississippi State, and a couple that are outstanding. So quit popping Cialis and deal with what you actually have, its mostly average at best.

  27. kozbee says: Oct 29, 2012 3:59 PM

    Oregon is a great team and have shown it the last few seasons,can`t understand why they are not #2 ranked.Guess they will prove it come the playoffs.Im a SEC fan but out of the SEC Oregon is the only team i believe is able to match-up for a NC.JMO

  28. Deb says: Oct 29, 2012 4:58 PM

    @oldforester …

    You’re screeching at people you don’t know to stop popping Cialis and damning the fanbase of an entire conference for the actions of one mentally unbalanced lunatic who poisoned some trees … and you claim we’re building an unprecedented legacy of disrespect? How? By having teams that have won six consecutive titles? That’s it. None of us has claimed we’re going to win titles forever. That would be foolish.

    The pendulum swings, and the SEC will lose in the title race at some point. Some of our teams have been recently dominant just as some of the Big 10 teams were once dominant. Our fans haven’t been disrespectful. The disrespect has come from poor losers like you who can’t just demonstrate a little class and bide your time until the pendulum swings back and your own teams are on top again.

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