2012 BCS rankings, Week 14: Notre Dame, Alabama remain at Nos. 1 and 2; Kent State creeping up on at-large bid

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame and Alabama are the top two teams once again, but the MAC's Kent State are poised to move into the top 16 and take an at-large bid.

The top of the BCS rankings remain the same as they appeared last week with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the top two spots. Notre Dame (12-0) is assured of a spot in the BCS national championship game since its regular season is over. Alabama, though, must beat the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC title game on Saturday to secure that spot. It not, Georgia will take that spot. Either way, for the seventh year in a row the SEC will play for a national title (and look for a seventh straight national title).

Boise State's chances at reaching the top 16 to gain an at-large bid took a hit by moving up just two spots to No. 20 this week. The 11-1 Kent St. Golden Flashes, out of the MAC, rose from No. 23 to No. 17 and have the conference title game against No. 21 Northern Illinois, also 11-1, to play on Friday. A win will most likely lead to some hot MACtion in a BCS game.

Here are the top 25 teams:

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Notre Dame .9979 1 1 2869 .9979 1 1469 .9959 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000
2 Alabama .9236 2 2 2740 .9530 2 1398 .9478 3 5 3 5 3 7 4 .870
3 Georgia .8911 3 3 2599 .9040 3 1341 .9092 4 4 5 7 5 4 3 .860
4 Florida .8882 4 5 2435 .8470 5 1265 .8576 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 .960
5 Oregon .8626 5 4 2507 .8720 4 1277 .8658 5 6 2 4 6 3 7 .850
6 Kansas State .7735 6 6 2229 .7753 7 1114 .7553 6 3 4 6 11 6 9 .790
7 LSU .7357 7 7 2142 .7450 6 1124 .7620 8 10 8 9 4 9 8 .700
8 Stanford .7299 8 8 2059 .7162 9 1008 .6834 6 7 7 3 7 5 6 .790
9 Texas A&M .6861 9 9 2038 .7089 8 1076 .7295 11 12 11 10 10 11 10 .620
10 South Carolina .6689 12 10 1862 .6477 10 972 .6590 8 9 10 8 9 8 5 .700
11 Oklahoma .6129 13 11 1706 .5934 11 878 .5953 10 8 9 12 8 10 12 .650
12 Nebraska .5393 14 13 1493 .5193 13 765 .5186 12 11 12 11 12 13 11 .580
13 Florida State .4645 10 12 1614 .5614 12 829 .5620 19 22 16 16 23 21 18 .270
14 Clemson .4570 11 14 1446 .5030 14 720 .4881 14 16 13 14 20 0 16 .380
15 Oregon State .3790 15 15 975 .3391 17 410 .2780 13 13 14 13 13 12 13 .520
16 UCLA .3304 17 16 919 .3197 16 445 .3017 15 15 23 17 15 16 19 .370
17 Kent State .2512 23 18 705 .2452 19 337 .2285 18 20 15 15 0 0 15 .280
18 Texas .2492 16 20 564 .1962 21 312 .2115 17 14 20 20 16 14 22 .340
19 Michigan .2094 19 23 434 .1510 24 158 .1071 15 17 25 19 14 17 14 .370
20 Boise State .2030 22 17 817 .2842 15 479 .3247 30 0 24 0 0 0 0 .000
21 Northern Illinois .1936 NR 19 619 .2153 18 377 .2556 23 23 19 21 0 0 23 .110
22 Northwestern .1865 NR 21 479 .1666 20 314 .2129 21 19 0 22 21 23 20 .180
23 Oklahoma State .1646 21 25 392 .1363 NR 129 .0875 19 18 17 25 17 15 0 .270
24 Utah State .1171 NR 22 438 .1523 22 264 .1790 28 0 21 0 0 0 24 .020
25 San Jose State .0974 NR NR 118 .0410 NR 105 .0712 21 21 22 18 0 25 17 .180

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