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Week 12 BCS Rankings: LSU Stays No. 1

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With Stanford and Boise State falling from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday the BCS picture is now a lot more clear. LSU and Oklahoma State, the nation's last two undefeated teams in a BCS conference, sit 1-2 in this week's BCS rankings. Houston, that nation's third unbeaten, was unable to leap Boise State as the nation's highest rated non-automatic qualifier, which would assure them of a BCS bowl bid if the season ended today:




2 Oklahoma State


3 Alabama


4 Oregon


5 Oklahoma


6 Arkansas


7 Clemson


8 Virginia Tech


9 Stanford


10 Boise State


11 Houston


12 South Carolina


13 Kansas State


14 Georgia


15 Michigan State


16 Nebraska


17 Wisconsin


18 Michigan


19 TCU


20 Southern Miss


21 Penn State


22 Baylor


23 Texas


24 Auburn


25 Florida State


The Big Ten sees no teams in the top 14, but Michigan State (No. 15), Nebraska (No. 16), Wisconsin (No. 17) and Michigan (No. 18) are all bunched together.

Sitting in the prime No. 3 spot, just waiting for Oklahoma State or LSU to fall, is Alabama, whose lone loss was a 9-6 loss to No. 1 LSU. Oregon's victory over previously unbeaten Stanford was not enough to earn the Ducks a spot above the Crimson Tide, as they had to settle for No. 4

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.