Irish Move up in Latest BCS Standings


POSTED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 7:09pm

UPDATED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:42pm

Here are the latest BCS Standings for Sunday, October 28.

1. Alabama .9759
2. Kansas State .9400
3. Notre Dame .9147
4. Oregon .9136
5. LSU .8163
6. Georgia .7753
7. Florida .7604
8. South Carolina .5968
9. Florida State .5743
10. Louisville .5661

Here are some news and notes from BCS Commissioner Bill Hancock:

Statement from BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock:
“What a weekend! With the major victories by Georgia, Notre Dame and Washington, we’ve seen some shifts in the BCS top 10, proving again how much every game matters. As we continue in this crucial part of the season, this week we’ll look forward to more huge games, including No. 4 Oregon at No. 17 USC and No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU. I can’t wait for next weekend – and I’m sure college football fans everywhere are with me.”

• First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Louisiana Tech. A total of 86 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since they were created in 1998.
• Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 20 Nebraska, No. 22 Arizona, No. 24 Oklahoma, No. 25 Louisiana Tech.
• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 15 Rutgers, No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin.
• This week marks the first time in the history of the BCS Standings that five teams from the same conference have been ranked in the top 10: SEC – No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 South Carolina. The conference also extends its streak of having at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 35 of the last 36 BCS Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
• Kansas State has reached its highest-ever ranking at No. 2. The previous high was No. 3 for five consecutive weeks from Nov. 9 through Dec. 6, 1998 and last week's ranking on October 21, 2012.
• Notre Dame ties its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (2002). The Fighting Irish have been in the top five for three consecutive weeks, the first time that has happened in the BCS era.
• Louisville has cracked the top 10 of the BCS Standings for the first time since Dec. 3, 2006. The Cards’ position at No. 10 marks the first time a Big East team has been in the top 10 since Cincinnati (No. 3) in 2009.
• Five schools moved up four or more positions from last week’s Standings: Louisville (16 to 10), Clemson (18 to 13), South Carolina (13 to 8), Georgia (10 to 6) and Texas A&M (20 to 16).

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