Alabama #1 in Latest College Football BCS Rankings

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POSTED: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 7:36pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 10:43pm

Here are the latest BCS Rankings for the week of October 21 in college football.

1. Alabama (7-0) .9625
2. Florida (7-0) .9310
3. Kansas State (7-0) .9111
4. Oregon (7-0) .8966
5. Notre Dame (7-0) .8512
6. LSU (7-1) .7862
7. Oregon State (6-0) .7421
8. Oklahoma (5-1) .7126
9. Southern California (6-1) .5767
10. Georgia (6-1) .5379

Here are some news and notes regarding the BCS Rankings:

Statement from BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock:
"The BCS standings top ten didn't change much this week, but that can't last because the heart of conference play is coming up. It will be interesting to see how things turn next week for what looks to be another great weekend of games.  As we're seeing on Facebook and Twitter from the fans, everyone is buzzing about what will happen in the race to the BCS National Championship and the other Bowls."

• First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Ohio. A total of 85 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since
they were created in 1998.
• Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin.
• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 21 Cincinnati, No. 23 TCU, No. 24 Iowa State.
• The No. 1 team in the second week of the BCS Standings has gone on to play in the BCS National Championship
Game 10 times, including the last two (Auburn – 2010, LSU – 2011).
• The No. 2 team in the second week of the BCS Standings has gone on to play in the BCS National Championship
Game seven times, including the last three (Alabama – 2009, Oregon – 2010, Alabama – 2011).
• The Southeastern Conference has had at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 34 of the last 35 BCS
Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
• Kansas State has tied its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (1998).
• Notre Dame was ranked No. 5 for the second consecutive week, marking the sixth time in the history of the BCS
Standings that the Irish have appeared in the top five. The Irish have not been ranked No. 5 in consecutive weeks since
Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, 2006.
• The first two weeks of the BCS Standings mark the first time intrastate rivals Oregon (No. 4) and Oregon State (No. 7)
have been ranked in the top 10 since 2000; the first time two Big East schools have been ranked inside the top 20 since
2009; and the first time a MAC school has been ranked in the Standings since 2010.
 

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