Sunday, October 30, 2011
Big East in BCS standings
By Andrea Adelson
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West Virginia moved up one spot to No. 24 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night, and remained the only Big East team featured in the top 25.
Though Cincinnati (6-1) is ranked No. 22 in the coaches' poll and No. 23 in the Harris poll, the Bearcats have yet to crack the standings. Their computer ranking must be holding them back from a spot in the top 25. The BCS standings use the coaches' and Harris poll rankings, and an average of six computer rankings.
Three non-AQ teams are ranked in the BCS, including two from Conference USA (Houston at No. 13, Southern Miss at No. 25). West Virginia is the only team in the top 25 that is unranked in all six of the computer rankings.
LSU remained No. 1 in the standings, and Alabama is No. 2, setting up a huge showdown between the two set for Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.