With the BCS standings debuting Sunday, we grabbed some notes from the SEC office to share with you.
Like most things college football, the SEC has dominated the BCS standings throughout its history. Since its debut in 1998, the SEC has the most appearances with 410. Here is a look at each automatic-qualifying conference and its total appearances in the BCS standings (conference alignment at time of game played/counting first week of 2011 BCS standings):
1. SEC -- 410
2. Big 12 -- 399
3. Big Ten -- 357
4. ACC -- 316
5. Pac-12 -- 293
6. Big East -- 152
7. Mountain West -- 112
8. WAC -- 72
Here are some notes concerning the SEC and the BCS:
The SEC, ACC, Big Ten and the Big 12 have put the most schools in the BCS standings in its history at 11 each. The PAC-12 has put 10 teams in the BCS standings.
Five SEC teams have been ranked at one time or another as the top team in the nation in the BCS standings during its history (24 total weeks) -- Florida (seven), Alabama (six), Tennessee (five), Auburn (three) and LSU (three). Note: There are no BCS standings after the bowl games.
The last time LSU was the No. 1 team in the BCS Standings was Nov. 18, 2007. The time prior was Nov. 11, 2007.
Florida (2009) is the only other SEC team to have been ranked No. 1 in the first BCS standings of the season.
Texas leads all schools in the BCS rankings, having been listed 87 times. Florida is second with 85 times while LSU is sixth at 66, Georgia is 14th (54 weeks) and Tennessee is 15th (52). Florida, Georgia and Tennessee aren't ranked in this week's BCS standings.
Here is a listing of the amount of times each SEC team has been ranked in the BCS Standings: Florida (85), LSU (66), Georgia (54), Tennessee (52), Alabama (43), Auburn (39), Arkansas (24), South Carolina (18), Mississippi State (15), Ole Miss (9) and Kentucky (4).
Number of times a conference has been ranked 1-2 in the BCS Standings: SEC (six times – all in 2009); Big Ten (five times – all in 2006); Big 12 (three times, twice in 2001, once in 2000).
This is the eighth time that Arkansas has been ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings (twice in 2010; three times in 2006; twice in 1998).