2012 College Football Rankings: First BCS Standings Unveiled

10/14/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

The first BCS Standings for the 2012 college football season have officially been unveiled and there are very few surprises, if any.

Florida jumped Oregon for the No. 2 spot as the only legitimate reason for controversy, but that even still makes sense: The Ducks haven't necessarily played the toughest schedule thus far and will certainly be tested when it travels to USC in a few weeks. This will give them the chance to retain their positioning for a spot in the national championship.

Alabama tops the list after holding the No. 1 overall position in the AP Top 25 for seven straight weeks. Oregon State has earned its highest BCS ranking since 2000. Oklahoma is inside the top 10 for the 67th straight week. LSU is the highest ranked one-loss team since the Sooners in 2004 (in initial BCS Standings).

There isn't much difference between the BCS Standings and AP Top 25 for teams ranked 11-25: Rutgers jumped four sports to No. 15, Florida State fell to No. 14, Mississippi State slides into the No. 12 spot and Texas holds on for dear life at No. 25.

It looks like it's going to be a war between the SEC and the Big 12, as both conferences have seven teams within the BCS Standings.

1. Alabama: 6-0 (.976)                    2. Florida: 6-0 (.909)

3. Oregon: 6-0 (.899)                      4. Kansas State: 6-0 (.896)

5. Notre Dame: 6-0 (.877)               6. LSU: 6-1 (.752)

7. South Carolina: 6-1 (.693)          8. Oregon State: 5-0 (.680)

9. Oklahoma: 4-1 (.666)                 10. USC: 5-1 (.596)

11. Georgia: 5-1 (.498)                   12. Mississippi State: 6-0 (.485)

13. West Virginia: 5-1 (.479)          14. Florida State: 6-1 (.428)

15. Rutgers: 6-0 (.408)                   16. Louisville: 6-0 (.406)

17. Texas Tech: 5-1 (.357)             18. Texas A&M: 5-1 (.338)

19. Clemson: 5-1 (.334)                  20. Stanford: 4-2 (.265)

21. Cincinnati: 5-0 (.248)                22. Boise State: 5-1 (.198)

23. TCU: 5-1 (.138)                         24. Iowa State: 4-2 (.114)

25. Texas: 4-2 (.064)



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