Second BCS Rankings of 2012: Kansas State leaps past Oregon for No. 3 slot
Try as it might, Oregon can’t seem to catch a break. Undefeated and taking care of business so far in 2012, Oregon slips a spot again in this week’s BCS standings, as Kansas State jumps to the No. 3 spot in the latest BCS rankings.
|Official BCS Rankings|
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide|
|3||Kansas State Wildcats|
|5||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
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An interesting set of circumstances led to the Wildcats’ jump past the Ducks. Because of Kansas State’s blowout victory over West Virginia, the Wildcats were able to get a big bounce in both the polls and the computers. Already with a sizable lead in the computers over Oregon, the Wildcats made up the difference in the polls that they needed to just slide by the Ducks in the second BCS rankings.
For its part, Florida was able to retain the surprising No. 2 spot it claimed in last week’s first BCS rankings, in fact bringing its BCS score up with an increase in human polls and computer support.
So Oregon lands at No. 4, behind two teams that are behind the Ducks in both human elements, which make up two-thirds of the BCS formula. Can the distance be made up? The Ducks will be afforded the opportunity to make up some ground in the computer rankings in the coming weeks, but it remains to be seen what potential impact victories over BCS No. 9 USC and BCS No. 7 Oregon State could have. This will be the intrigue and controversy of the BCS for the next few weeks at least.
Further down the BCS rankings, Notre Dame remains a steady No. 5, with LSU hot at its heels at No. 6. Oregon State, Oklahoma and USC all jump one spot with South Carolina out of the way, while Georgia, Mississippi State and Florida State round out the top 12.
We’re all set up for the controversy we’ve become accustomed to when it comes to BCS rankings. Let’s find out how it all plays out. Be sure to stay tuned to BCS Know How and @BCSKnowHow throughout the coming weeks for all the latest analysis and news.
Here’s the second BCS rankings of 2012:
BCS Standings Week Two — October 21st
|1||Alabama Crimson Tide||.9625|
|3||Kansas State Wildcats||.9111|
|5||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||.8512|
|7||Oregon State Beavers||.7421|
|11||Mississippi State Bulldogs||.5265|
|12||Florida State Seminoles||.4925|
|13||South Carolina Gamecocks||.4797|
|14||Texas Tech Red Raiders||.4736|
|15||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||.4703|
- BCS Know How’s Projected BCS vs. Actual BCS Rankings
- Solid across the top. Let’s look at spots 10-12. We projected a Mississippi State-Georgia-South Carolina finish. We got Georgia-Mis.s State-Florida State-South Carolina at 10-13. MSU just missed bumping the Georgia, and South Carolina just missed bumping Florida State.
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