BCS Rankings 2012, Week 8: Alabama, Florida take top two spots

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The first set of BCS rankings came with a mild surprise. Florida took the No. 2 spot from Oregon.

The first release of the BCS rankings has the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators playing for the national championship at Sun Life Stadium on Jan 7, 2013. Both teams are currently 6-0 and at or near the top of the polls. Alabama is No. 1 in both the Coaches and Harris polls, which are components of the BCS formula. Florida is No. 3 in the Harris Poll and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll.

Oregon came in at No. 3 to some surprise. At 6-0 and No. 2 in the Coaches and Harris polls, Oregon was looking for that initial No. 2 BCS spot, but the computers aren't favorable for them.

The Boise St. Broncos enter the BCS standings at No. 22, the only team from a non-BCS conference in the initial rankings. As long as they don't lose again (season-opening loss to Michigan State), the Broncos should get into the top 16 of the BCS rankings and take an automatic berth in one of the bowls. The Saturday, Dec. 1, contest with Nevada might be the toughest contest left on the schedule. In a Nov. 2010 game against Nevada, Boise State missed a field goal at the end of regulation and in overtime to lose a shot at the BCS title game. While the title game is out of reach this year, the Broncos want to get into the BCS in the post-Kellen Moore era.

Here is the full top 25:


BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9761 NR 1 2870 1.0070 1 1475 1.0000 3 5 1 3 4 1 3 .930
2 Florida .9092 NR 3 2554 .8961 4 1297 .8793 1 1 5 2 2 2 2 .960
3 Oregon .8993 NR 2 2758 .9677 2 1414 .9586 6 6 3 6 8 6 10 .780
4 Kansas State .8963 NR 4 2538 .8905 3 1307 .8861 4 2 4 5 3 3 1 .920
5 Notre Dame .8774 NR 5 2427 .8516 5 1251 .8481 2 3 2 1 1 4 4 .940
6 LSU .7522 NR 6 2263 .7940 6 1179 .7993 9 17 6 12 11 5 8 .670
7 South Carolina .6930 NR 7 1992 .6989 8 1012 .6861 7 8 7 8 10 9 9 .700
8 Oregon State .6808 NR 10 1850 .6491 11 839 .5688 5 4 9 4 5 7 5 .830
9 Oklahoma .6664 NR 9 1860 .6526 7 1021 .6922 10 15 10 14 6 8 6 .660
10 USC .5959 NR 11 1820 .6386 9 995 .6746 15 12 8 17 17 10 20 .480
11 Georgia .4980 NR 12 1574 .5523 12 806 .5464 17 14 14 18 18 14 19 .400
12 Mississippi State .4846 NR 14 1348 .4730 16 671 .4549 12 7 21 9 16 13 13 .530
13 West Virginia .4793 NR 15 1291 .4530 15 677 .4590 12 11 12 13 9 17 15 .530
14 Florida State .4277 NR 8 1898 .6660 10 919 .6231 28 0 0 0 0 23 0 .000
15 Rutgers .4083 NR 17 947 .3323 17 495 .3356 11 10 20 10 15 11 12 .560
16 Louisville .4061 NR 16 1228 .4309 14 695 .4712 19 16 0 16 20 19 17 .320
17 Texas Tech .3572 NR 21 534 .1874 20 274 .1858 7 9 11 7 7 21 7 .700
18 Texas A&M .3379 NR 19 674 .2365 19 397 .2692 14 18 23 11 12 12 11 .510
19 Clemson .3341 NR 13 1437 .5042 13 741 .5024 28 0 22 0 0 0 0 .000
20 Stanford .2654 NR 20 634 .2225 23 215 .1458 16 13 16 15 14 16 21 .430
21 Cincinnati .2483 NR 18 793 .2782 18 456 .3092 21 21 0 21 24 15 22 .160
22 Boise State .1978 NR 23 488 .1712 22 271 .1837 20 20 13 20 22 18 23 .240
23 TCU .1377 NR 22 514 .1804 21 272 .1844 26 0 18 0 25 22 0 .050
24 Iowa State .1139 NR NR 24 .0084 NR 5 .0034 18 19 17 19 13 0 16 .330
25 Texas .0640 NR 25 188 .0660 NR 54 .0366 23 0 24 0 19 20 25 .090

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