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2012 BCS Standings, Week 9: Big Ten teams ranked for 1st time

Michigan is the highest-ranked Big Ten team in the BCS standings; Alabama retained the No. 1 spot.

Leon Halip

Two Big Ten teams entered the BCS standings this weekend -- No. 22 Michigan and No. 25 Wisconsin. They are the only Big Ten teams in the BCS top 25, though undefeated Ohio State would be in the mix somewhere if the Buckeyes were not ineligible for postseason play this season.

Alabama and Florida retained the top two spots in the standings, as both teams won convincingly on Saturday. The Crimson Tide took down Tennessee, 44-13, and the Gators defeated South Carolina, 44-11. The Gators are not No. 2 in either human poll, but strong standing in the computer polls has allowed them to leapfrog into the No. 2 position.

At No. 3 is Kansas State, which dismantled West Virginia on Saturday, and which also has tied its highest-ever ranking in the BCS standings. Oregon, which is No. 2 in both human polls, checks in at No. 4 in the BCS, and Notre Dame rounds out the top five.

The complete Week 9 BCS standings:

    BCS Harris Coaches Computers
    Rank Team Avg Pvs Rank Pts % Rank Pts % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
    1 Alabama .9625 1 1 2868 .9976 1 1475 1.0000 4 5 1 4 5 3 3 .890
    2 Florida .9310 2 3 2622 .9120 3 1329 .9010 1 2 5 1 1 1 2 .980
    3 Kansas State .9111 4 4 2571 .8943 4 1326 .8990 2 1 4 5 3 2 1 .940
    4 Oregon .8966 3 2 2727 .9485 2 1403 .9512 6 6 2 6 6 7 7 .790
    5 Notre Dame .8512 5 5 2374 .8257 5 1221 .8278 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 .900
    6 LSU .7862 6 6 2270 .7896 6 1164 .7892 7 7 6 9 7 4 6 .780
    7 Oregon State .7421 8 8 2001 .6960 9 974 .6603 5 3 7 3 4 6 4 .870
    8 Oklahoma .7126 9 7 2021 .7030 7 1084 .7349 8 8 10 13 8 8 8 .700
    9 USC .5767 10 9 1934 .6727 8 1014 .6875 16 16 8 17 19 15 19 .370
    10 Georgia .5379 11 11 1603 .5576 11 850 .5763 13 13 12 16 15 12 17 .480
    11 Mississippi State .5265 12 12 1602 .5572 12 800 .5424 13 9 20 8 17 18 12 .480
    12 Florida State .4925 14 10 1911 .6647 10 948 .6427 21 22 22 15 0 23 20 .170
    13 South Carolina .4797 7 16 1189 .4136 16 598 .4054 10 14 9 12 10 9 11 .620
    14 Texas Tech .4736 17 17 1074 .3736 17 571 .3871 9 10 11 7 9 10 9 .660
    15 Rutgers .4703 15 15 1205 .4191 15 637 .4319 11 12 17 11 14 11 10 .560
    16 Louisville .4196 16 14 1324 .4605 14 720 .4881 18 15 25 14 21 21 16 .310
    17 Stanford .3850 20 18 929 .3231 19 401 .2719 11 11 13 10 11 13 14 .560
    18 Clemson .3692 19 13 1562 .5433 13 788 .5342 27 25 19 24 0 0 0 .030
    19 West Virginia .2178 13 22 363 .1263 22 173 .1173 15 17 15 19 13 16 15 .410
    20 Texas A&M .2123 18 21 465 .1617 21 229 .1553 17 20 0 20 12 14 18 .320
    21 Boise State .2070 22 19 762 .2650 18 407 .2759 24 23 14 21 0 0 0 .080
    22 Michigan .1898 NR 20 490 .1704 20 264 .1790 19 24 16 25 18 19 21 .220
    23 Texas .1221 25 24 237 .0824 24 109 .0739 20 18 21 23 20 20 22 .210
    24 Ohio .1171 NR 23 293 .1019 23 132 .0895 22 19 0 0 0 17 13 .160
    25 Wisconsin .0593 NR NR 136 .0473 25 104 .0705 25 0 0 22 22 25 25 .060

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