BCS rankings hold steady

The times aren't changing in the BCS Standings this week, as the top 10 teams all remained the same.

It's the first time that the Top 10 order stayed the same in consecutive weeks since Nov. 20 and Nov. 27, 2005. It’s also just the third time it’s happened in the history of the standings. (It also happened the final two weeks of 2000).

Most Consecutive Weeks Ranked

BCS, Active Streaks

Also of note from the latest rankings:

• More than half of the Top 15 comes from two conferences. There are four teams from the SEC and four from the Big 12 in the Top 15 (2 Auburn, 5 LSU, 11 Alabama, 13 Arkansas), (8 Nebraska, 10 Oklahoma State, 14 Oklahoma, 15 Missouri)

• Three Big Ten teams are ranked in the Top 12 (7 Wisconsin, 9 Ohio State, 12 Michigan State). The three teams are all tied for first in the Big Ten standings. This is important to remember because the third Big Ten tiebreaker for the Rose Bowl berth is highest BCS ranking (behind head-to-head and overall record).

• Michigan State drops to 12th despite not playing Saturday. They are the only team in the standings to move down despite winning/not playing this week.

• Nevada has its highest ranking in school history (18th); Texas A&M has its highest ranking since Nov. 21, 2004 (19th)

• Biggest drop: Utah dropped nine spots for the second straight week from 14th to 23rd. The Utes dropped from fifth to 14th last week.

• Ohio State appears in the BCS Standings for the 47th consecutive week, the longest active streak in FBS, 20 weeks longer than the next-longest, Boise State (27 weeks)