BCS computer ranking still likes Kansas State, Notre Dame way more than Oregon

Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Full BCS standings won't come out until Sunday night, but the first computer component is now out, and Oregon still has a lot of virtual ground to make up.

Kansas State's No. 2 spot in the BCS standings could be safe for another week, with Jeff Sagarin's BCS-hampered* rankings slotting Oregon at No. 7, well behind both K-State and Notre Dame. Alabama should strengthen its hold on the overall No. 1 spot, leaping from a poor showing in the computers all year to the new Elo Chess No. 1 after beating LSU.

* Elo Chess isn't allowed to use scoring margin as a factor, but counts as an official part of the BCS anyway. Check his non-Elo Chess rankings for something way less crazy.

One piece of good news for Oregon: the computers seem to like the Pac-12's upper half, with even Arizona ranking well and two future Ducks opponents in the top 13 here. Notre Dame can't go any higher unless somebody loses, and will have to deal with both sliding computer rankings and poll disappointment, so the race for No. 2 is looking like it will come down to K-State and Oregon.

Sagarin's BCS Top 25 for this week:

  1. Alabama
  2. Kansas State
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. LSU
  7. Oregon
  8. Oklahoma
  9. South Carolina
  10. Ohio State
  11. Oregon State
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Stanford
  14. Texas
  15. Nebraska
  16. Texas Tech
  17. Arizona
  18. Washington
  19. UCLA
  20. USC
  21. Michigan
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Louisville
  25. Iowa State

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