2012 BCS Rankings, Week 9: Kansas State jumps Oregon for No. 3

Matthew Holst

In the second BCS rankings release, Alabama and Florida are still in the top two spots while Kansas State moved into No. 3.

The BCS championship game on Jan. 7, 2013, is still set for the undefeated No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide against the undefeated No. 2 Florida Gators. Both teams crushed their opponents on Saturday: the former against Tennessee, the latter against South Carolina.

The Kansas St. Wildcats moved up to No. 3 after being at No. 4 last week. They switched places with Oregon. Kansas State is led by Loveland, Colo., native Collin Klein, who helped defeat West Virginia on Saturday, 55-14. The Wildcats are No. 2 in the computer rankings average, behind just Florida. Oregon is No. 2 in both the Coaches and Harris polls, but the computers put them at No. 6.

The Boise St. Broncos moved up just one spot from No. 22 to No. 21 with 0.207 points. The fight to get into the top 16 will be long one, as moving into that area will get them an automatic BCS berth. Boise's No. 18 ranking in the Coaches Poll boosts them because three of the six polls don't even rank them in the top 25.

Here is the 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 .9625 1 1 2868 .9976 1 1475 1.0000 4 5 1 4 5 3 3 .890
2 Florida .9310 2 3 2622 .9120 3 1329 .9010 1 2 5 1 1 1 2 .980
3 Kansas State .9111 4 4 2571 .8943 4 1326 .8990 2 1 4 5 3 2 1 .940
4 Oregon .8966 3 2 2727 .9485 2 1403 .9512 6 6 2 6 6 7 7 .790
5 Notre Dame .8512 5 5 2374 .8257 5 1221 .8278 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 .900
6 LSU .7862 6 6 2270 .7896 6 1164 .7892 7 7 6 9 7 4 6 .780
7 Oregon State .7421 8 8 2001 .6960 9 974 .6603 5 3 7 3 4 6 4 .870
8 Oklahoma .7126 9 7 2021 .7030 7 1084 .7349 8 8 10 13 8 8 8 .700
9 USC .5767 10 9 1934 .6727 8 1014 .6875 16 16 8 17 19 15 19 .370
10 Georgia .5379 11 11 1603 .5576 11 850 .5763 13 13 12 16 15 12 17 .480
11 Mississippi State .5265 12 12 1602 .5572 12 800 .5424 13 9 20 8 17 18 12 .480
12 Florida State .4925 14 10 1911 .6647 10 948 .6427 21 22 22 15 0 23 20 .170
13 South Carolina .4797 7 16 1189 .4136 16 598 .4054 10 14 9 12 10 9 11 .620
14 Texas Tech .4736 17 17 1074 .3736 17 571 .3871 9 10 11 7 9 10 9 .660
15 Rutgers .4703 15 15 1205 .4191 15 637 .4319 11 12 17 11 14 11 10 .560
16 Louisville .4196 16 14 1324 .4605 14 720 .4881 18 15 25 14 21 21 16 .310
17 Stanford .3850 20 18 929 .3231 19 401 .2719 11 11 13 10 11 13 14 .560
18 Clemson .3692 19 13 1562 .5433 13 788 .5342 27 25 19 24 0 0 0 .030
19 West Virginia .2178 13 22 363 .1263 22 173 .1173 15 17 15 19 13 16 15 .410
20 Texas A&M .2123 18 21 465 .1617 21 229 .1553 17 20 0 20 12 14 18 .320
21 Boise State .2070 22 19 762 .2650 18 407 .2759 24 23 14 21 0 0 0 .080
22 Michigan .1898 NR 20 490 .1704 20 264 .1790 19 24 16 25 18 19 21 .220
23 Texas .1221 25 24 237 .0824 24 109 .0739 20 18 21 23 20 20 22 .210
24 Ohio .1171 NR 23 293 .1019 23 132 .0895 22 19 0 0 0 17 13 .160
25 Wisconsin .0593 NR NR 136 .0473 25 104 .0705 25 0 0 22 22 25 25 .060

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