BCS rankings 2012, Week 13: Notre Dame takes No. 1

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish improved to 11-0 on Saturday and moved to No. 1 in the BCS rankings on Sunday.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are one win away from making it to the BCS national title game now that they are the new No. 1 in the BCS standings. This is the first time the school has been atop the rankings. At 11-0, the Irish are the only undefeated team left in the nation after Kansas State and Oregon both lost on Saturday night.

After Notre Dame, the next three spots are an SEC affair with Alabama, Georgia and Florida slotting in there. Oregon, which lost to Stanford in overtime, 17-14, closed out the top five. As it stands now, the SEC is basically assured of having a team appear in the championship game. As long as Alabama beats Auburn to close out the regular season, the SEC title game will be between Georgia and the Crimson Tide. The winner will play for the BCS title.

Notre Dame, of course, needs to beat USC on Saturday at the Coliseum to play in the title game. If a shoulder injury prevents Matt Barkley from playing in the game, USC could be in for a world of trouble -- if it isn't already in one following its 38-28 loss to UCLA on Saturday.

Oregon and Kansas State fell to Nos. 5 and 6.

Boise State is at the back end of the BCS top 25 at No. 22. The Broncos are ranked No. 21 in the Harris Poll and No. 22 in the Coaches Poll, while the computer rankings don't have them in the top 25.

Here are the current standings:

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 .9973 3 1 2863 .9958 1 1469 .9959 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000
2 Alabama .9333 4 2 2732 .9503 2 1386 .9397 3 5 2 4 3 3 3 .910
3 Georgia .8763 5 3 2573 .8950 3 1348 .9139 6 4 5 7 7 6 4 .820
4 Florida .8434 6 5 2242 .7798 6 1166 .7905 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 .960
5 Oregon .8318 2 4 2483 .8637 4 1227 .8319 7 7 4 6 6 5 8 .800
6 Kansas State .7692 1 7 2161 .7517 8 1056 .7159 4 3 3 3 10 7 7 .840
7 LSU .7308 7 8 2077 .7224 7 1062 .7200 8 10 7 8 4 8 6 .750
8 Stanford .7077 13 11 1897 .6598 11 934 .6332 5 6 8 5 5 4 5 .830
9 Texas A&M .6526 8 10 1909 .6640 10 994 .6739 10 15 11 10 8 12 9 .620
10 Florida State .6363 10 6 2231 .7760 5 1199 .8129 17 18 16 15 0 22 16 .320
11 Clemson .6056 11 9 1953 .6793 9 1029 .6976 15 13 13 11 20 23 14 .440
12 South Carolina .5871 9 12 1647 .5729 12 853 .5783 11 14 10 12 11 9 10 .610
13 Oklahoma .5677 12 13 1530 .5322 13 798 .5410 9 9 9 14 9 11 12 .630
14 Nebraska .4790 14 14 1275 .4435 14 654 .4434 12 11 15 9 12 15 11 .550
15 Oregon State .4499 16 15 1202 .4181 17 563 .3817 12 8 14 13 13 10 13 .550
16 Texas .4235 15 17 1088 .3784 15 593 .4020 14 12 12 16 14 13 17 .490
17 UCLA .3826 17 16 1144 .3979 16 590 .4000 16 16 18 17 16 18 18 .350
18 Rutgers .2432 22 19 756 .2630 19 408 .2766 21 20 20 18 25 0 20 .190
19 Michigan .2253 21 20 575 .2000 20 289 .1959 19 19 22 20 17 20 15 .280
20 Louisville .2165 19 18 898 .3123 18 453 .3071 26 23 0 21 0 0 0 .030
21 Oklahoma State .2042 24 22 425 .1478 21 258 .1749 18 17 17 22 19 16 0 .290
22 Boise State .1043 NR 21 426 .1482 22 243 .1647 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
23 Kent State .0955 NR 25 196 .0682 25 86 .0583 22 24 19 19 0 0 19 .160
24 Arizona .0836 NR NR 21 .0073 NR 5 .0034 20 21 23 23 15 14 21 .240
25 Washington .0643 25 NR 53 .0184 NR 36 .0244 23 25 24 0 18 17 22 .150

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