First BCS Standings of 2012 Released

by Travis Normand

If you are like me then you love this time of year.  I realize that I am one of the very few people who actually like the BCS system but that doesn’t keep me from posting about it.

As you are probably already aware, the first BCS standings of the 2012 season were released yesterday (14 Oct. 2012).  You can view the complete standings (in PDF form) here on the National Football Foundation’s website.

A few things to note:

  • Oregon is number three overall in the BCS poll despite being number two in both human polls.
  • Florida is ranked number two despite being ranked number three in the Harris Poll and four in the USA Today poll.
  • The point different between Florida and Oregon is so small (.0099) that I wouldn’t be too worried about it if I was a Oregon fan.  After all, if Florida runs the table and goes to the SEC championship game, they will most likely face Alabama (number one in the BCS).  If Alabama defeats Florida in that game, it is likely that an undefeated Oregon will get the invite to the BCS Title game over a one-loss Florida.  However, all of this is irrelevant right now as there are a lot of games left to be played.
  • Kansas State is ranked number four and is only three one thousandths of a point behind Oregon (.003).  If I was Oregon, I would be concerned about getting jumped by Kansas State.  I believe the last time K-State was ranked in the top five was during the 1998 season when they were number two in the BCS and were defeated by Texas A&M (currently 18 in the BCS) in the Big 12 title game.
  • Mississippi State is ranked number 12 despite being 6-0 on the season. There are five one-loss teams ranked ahead of them.
  • The University of Texas has found a way to stay ranked at number 25 despite being 4-2 overall, and getting destroyed by Oklahoma (currently number nine in the BS) this past weekend.

5 thoughts on “First BCS Standings of 2012 Released

  1. Also how about the Oregon State Beavers. I am not sure if they are legitimate contenders or will fall like a rock after one loss but I can’t help but root for the team that was predicted to finish last in the Pac-12 at the start of the season.

    • You are absolutely right, and I couldn’t agree more. I also thought the Beavers had been left for dead, but WOW, look at them now! A 5-0 start to the season!!

      The rest of their schedule is pretty manageable too. They play Utah, Washington, and Arizona State as their next three games. They really should be able to win all of these which would make them 8-0 before playing Stanford on Nov. 10.

      The only other big test is the “Civil War” against Oregon….but even if they lose to Stanford and Oregon, and only go 11-2 on the season (when they were picked to finish last), they will still be considered one of the biggest turn-around stories of 2012!

      Amazing stuff!

  2. Roberthicks23

    “It is teams like Oregon State that make college football worth watching. Everyone knows about the USC’s, Ohio State’s, and Alabama’s. It is the dark horse teams that give the season some excitement.”

    Well said. I couldn’t agree more.

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