Let’s take a look at five statistical nuggets from this week’s BCS Standings release:
1-- Five of the top eight teams in this week’s standings are from the SEC. It’s the first time in BCS history that five schools from the same conference were ranked this high.
Longest Streak with #1 BCS Team
This is also the 13th straight week that an SEC school topped the standings.
That surpasses the Big Ten and Big 12 for the longest such streak in BCS history. Those conferences each boasted 12-week streaks.
2-- Kansas State moved up to No. 2, its highest mark ever in the BCS standings. The Wildcats are the eighth different Big 12 school to reach the Top-2 in the BCS standings.
Based on past results, that gives the Wildcats about a 50/50 chance to reach the BCS Championship game. In the previous 16 instances when a Big 12 team reached the Top-2 in the BCS, seven went on to play for the title.
3-- No. 4 Oregon was passed in the BCS Standings for the second straight week despite winning its game both times. This time it was Notre Dame that jumped over the Ducks. At No. 3, the Fighting Irish are tied for their highest-ever BCS ranking.
The Ducks are the only Pac-12 team in the BCS Top-10.
That snaps a streak of 15 straight weeks that the conference had multiple teams in the Top-10.
WAC Members in BCS Standings
4-- No. 9 Florida State is back in the Top-10 for the first time since October 2005. At that time, the Seminoles’ 32 appearances in the Top-10 were the fourth-most of any school.
Since then, they’ve fallen to 13th all-time.
5-- Louisiana Tech moves into the BCS standings for the first time in school history.
The Bulldogs are the eighth different team from the WAC to reach the Top-25, but the other seven schools have all moved on to other conferences.