BCS standings: Kansas State moves to No. 3; Georgia cracks top 10

Two SEC teams remain atop college football’s BCS standings this week, but there was a change immediately behind them.

Kansas State moved ahead of Oregon for the No. 3 spot, trailing No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida, in the season’s second set of BCS standings, released Sunday night.

Kansas State’s 55-14 win at West Virginia on Saturday moved the needle enough in the computer rankings — one of three components of the BCS formula — for the Wildcats to swap positions in the standings with Oregon, which won 43-21 at Arizona State on Thursday.

Two once-beaten SEC teams join Alabama and Florida in this week’s top 10: LSU at No. 6, same as last week, and Georgia at No. 10, up from No. 11 last week despite an unimpressive 29-24 win at Kentucky.

Oregon is No. 2 in both human polls that are part of the BCS formula, but the Ducks’ average position of No. 6 in the computer rankings dropped them to fourth in the standings. Florida is No. 3 in the human polls and No. 1 in the computers, while Kansas State is No. 4 in the polls and No. 2 in the computers.

The top five teams in the BCS are undefeated. Like last week, Notre Dame is No. 5.

South Carolina, which was No. 7 last week, tumbled to 13th after its 44-11 loss at Florida. The Gamecocks, who have lost two games in a row after starting the season 6-0, now trail Georgia in the BCS standings despite a 35-7 victory over the Bulldogs on Oct. 6.

Defending national champion Alabama remains solidly in the No. 1 spot with a BCS score of .9625. Florida’s score is .9310, Kansas State .9111 and Oregon .8966.

The BCS standings will be updated each Sunday through the remainder of the regular season and again after the conference championship games. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the standings Dec. 2 will play in the BCS title game Jan. 7 in Miami.

The standings, often controversial, include three components, each counting one-third: the USA Today poll of current coaches; the Harris Interactive poll of former coaches, administrators and players and current and former media members; and an average of six computer polls.

Even if Alabama and Florida win all of their remaining regular-season games, it is doubtful they would meet in the BCS title game. That’s because they first would meet in the SEC Championship game Dec. 1 in the Georgia Dome, and the loser of that game probably would fall out of the BCS top two, particularly if the loser entered the game No. 2.

Both Alabama and Florida face opponents this week that are ranked among the BCS’ top dozen teams: Alabama will play at home against No. 11 Mississippi State, while Florida will face Georgia in Jacksonville. On Nov. 3, Alabama will play at LSU in an SEC West showdown and rematch of last season’s BCS title game.

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Vampire Bill

October 21st, 2012
10:30 pm

No way dawgs 10th.. No way

Buzz 2011

October 21st, 2012
10:51 pm

This is impossible! They should be dropped to 30 .. They barely beat the worst team in the SEC…The line was 28 and they won by 5 points…No defense at all and zero running game..

BigDawg

October 21st, 2012
11:26 pm

Dawgs should be there, but we have found an inability to beat good teams, ugh….

BigDawg

October 21st, 2012
11:28 pm

Grantham, WTF is going on with the defense that ranked in the top 5 last year and had most everyone return? First half meltdowns! Are you studying film or enjoying your new contract? I know if I had a contract for $750K plus for three years, I would be set! GATA!!

BigDawg

October 21st, 2012
11:29 pm

Will (you be my) Friend, whats up with the OL being unable to block UK for running plays?

BigDawg

October 21st, 2012
11:31 pm

Richt, I think you have been a good (not great) coach. But the special teams play show ONE of your shortcomings! Satan hired a special teams adviser and Walsh is doing great in the NFL with coaching after suffering last year. WAKE UP!

bwell

October 22nd, 2012
12:06 am

I think if Ga come out and establish the run game the first two series they will win. IF Ga have problems trying to run I PRAY THAT CMB will start the passing attack and open up the game that way. Last season SEC C’ship game we did what we wanted to do, then faulted with the inability to run and run and it only gave LSU confidence….. So winning will be on how the coaches call the game. Maybe Ga need to run back onto the field after scoring. What you think Tim.

TGT

October 22nd, 2012
12:12 am

I am hoping Georgia comes out with some fight against Florida! Hey, I’m UGA win, lose, or draw, and I’ll be cheering them on Saturday. Give em hell, and smack the Gators in the mouth! May the best team win.

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 22nd, 2012
12:29 am

UGA’s loss to Florida will drop them out of the top 20. Reality finally sets in.

Steve

October 22nd, 2012
3:19 am

Someone has been reading their own press clippings……Todd…..your 3-4 is not working…your defense looks slow…..where are all the great atheletes from last year?? uh…laying around getting fat reading how great they are and smokin weed!!!!!

Von Trapp

October 22nd, 2012
3:56 am

Das Spurrier is crying in das beer now as he is 13th and Ve are 10th. Oh Vappy days

interesting

October 22nd, 2012
7:01 am

UGA 10th. Come on. Maybe 15, 16 but 10th. That is the name brand getting you a few points higher in the polls that make up the BCS.

Say whut

October 22nd, 2012
7:25 am

Everything about the AJC is pessimistic– with your B. S, duo (Bradley and Schultz>) Georgia has nothing to lose and can whip Florida!

Jimmy Crack

October 22nd, 2012
7:34 am

Upset special this weekend!

Jailyard Dwag......

October 22nd, 2012
7:38 am

Fire McGarity…How can we win a National Championship if he keeps scheduling top ten teams…We lose to USCe 35-7 and are three places above them…Sounds about right to me….Go Dwags

The Dude

October 22nd, 2012
7:51 am

They're paying him HOW much?

October 22nd, 2012
8:20 am

To put things in perspective, In three years, Grantham will be paid more money than 90% of the dwag fans will earn in their entire lifetime.

Hopefully most of them will perform better than jerkoff Grantham does.

bjohnDawg

October 22nd, 2012
8:32 am

Hopefully these players will focus on improving their sorry performances and focus on fundamentals and Florida. biggest difference I see in the defense this year versus last is little to no pressure on the QB, DBs and Safeties having to spend much of their time on run support. As the DL is slow to the ball and getting their hats handed to them by the OL. Rambo running around like a chicken with his head cut off. And on top of that stupid penalties at key moments in the games.

This game is on the defense…I think we score some points on Florida…but if the defense does not show up…….long day of RB and Florida QB racking up big yards. I say, make them pass to beat us.Stopping the run, and pressuring the QB.

bjohnDawg

October 22nd, 2012
8:36 am

Of course we could not do that against Kentucky…so I dont think we do that against the Gators.

Dawg gummit

October 22nd, 2012
8:43 am

Gonna be a llllooooonnnngggg day in jacksonsville I’m afraid!!!

RICHT NEEDS A LIFETIME CONTRACT

October 22nd, 2012
8:52 am

The UGA car flags will be out all week… then Sunday morning they will all magically disappear.

SlyDawg

October 22nd, 2012
8:53 am

It will be fun from Tuesday till 3:45 on Saturday !

homeboy

October 22nd, 2012
8:53 am

Give me a break – 10th! PLAY SOMEBODY. The Powerful SEC contains four teams in the East that have a combined conferenec record of 2 and 16! Only FL, GA and SC have wins to speak of but they are against these 2 and 16 teams. Who couldn’t win against them? Georgia barely beat an 0-4 conference foe in Kentucky and they are ranked 10th. Pitiful.

Eisendawg

October 22nd, 2012
9:31 am

They moved us up to 10 because of our fieldgoal kickers ability to hit the upright. I challenge you to find another kicker in the universe that can hit the goal post as often as ours. I’d lay odds that not even a NFL kicker can do it. LOL

Wally Butts

October 22nd, 2012
9:33 am

Ga. in an upset 24 to 21…..I can’t believe I said that.. If Jones is back and full strength
Ga. has nothing to lose and all to gain. They will be playing on emotions . Got something to prove to the Bulldog nation.

Prometheus

October 22nd, 2012
9:34 am

Can’t understand how UGa is rated ahead of FlState. UGa suffered a beat down against SCar, who has 2 losses, one being a slaughter. FlState has a 1 pt loss on road to NCState, a team w/2 losses.

cowbellhell

October 22nd, 2012
9:36 am

Georgia ahead of Mississippi State ?!! That is truly a joke… Georgia AND South Carolina should be out of the top ten

mike quinn

October 22nd, 2012
9:54 am

NO WAY GA. SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10. THEY GOT THEIR BUTT HANDED TO THEM BY SC AND BARELY BEAT KENTUCKY. WHAT A SHAM THE BCS STILL IS.

KThompson

October 22nd, 2012
10:19 am

A win is a win !! Go Dogs beat the gators. You will be number five next week.

KThompson

October 22nd, 2012
10:20 am

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It Is What It Is

October 22nd, 2012
11:10 am

Have our D-Ends gotten a sack this year? Seriously. I can’t recall a safety blitz either. Our D sucks. The O Line is soft and underperforming (as usual). The only reason we are in the Top 10 is because of our soft schedule. And next year it’ll be worse! We lose most of our Defense..well, maybe that won’t be a bad thing. Should have realized something was bad wrong with Buffalo ran on us with ease. Buffalo!

Dawgnlex

October 22nd, 2012
2:03 pm

They should be number 1. Alabama, Florida, K-State, Oregon, Noter Dame all lose to UGA. Mark Rickt is a god man. GOOO AWGGGS!

Thatdawgwillbiteyouuuuuu

October 22nd, 2012
8:22 pm

Are you kidding me buzz 2011? We may not be lighting it up but at least we have lost to Middle Tennessee, BAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Thatdawgwillbiteyouuuuuu

October 22nd, 2012
8:26 pm

Only time you see the north avenue trade school flags is at the start of the season and you don’t see them again until the the following season. tech sucks.

Thatdawgwillbiteyouuuuuu

October 22nd, 2012
8:28 pm

Does Yech even still have a football team? BAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Dawgie

October 23rd, 2012
2:17 pm

Really, UGA this hight in the rankings? Really even ranked? They cannot beat a good team. They got lucky to beat Kentucky. We are horrible, I hate to see us in the swamp. We are gonna get chewed alive.