Sunday, October 21, 2012
SEC ties record by topping latest BCS
By ESPN Stats & Information
Five statistical items of note from this week’s release of the BCS Standings:
1-- This is the first time since 2008 that Alabama has been No. 1 in back-to-back standings.
It’s the 12th straight week that an SEC team is atop the BCS standings.
That’s tied for the longest streak in BCS history.
The Big Ten and Big 12 have each previously had a 12- week streak.
2-- No. 3 Kansas State tied its highest rank ever in the BCS standings. It ranked third in the last six standings in 1998.
Kansas State is the third Big 12 team to reach the Top-3 in the BCS standings since Texas lost in the BCS Championship game at the end of the 2009 season.
3-- No. 7 Oregon State earned its highest ranking since it was No. 6 in the final BCS Standings in 2000. The Beavers are 4-0 all-time when ranked in the Top 10 of the BCS Standings.
4--No. 10Georgia is ranked in the Top 10 in the BCS standings for the first time since November, 2008.
5-- There are three teams in the BCS Standings who were not in last week’s standings- Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Ohio is in the BCS Standings for the first time in school history and is the first MAC team in the BCS Standings since Northern Illinois in 2000.