A quick review of the results of the in Week 12 BCS rankings:
No movement in the top 10 is no shock. No teams in the top 10 lost this week. But it's the rarity of stability like that that makes it remarkable: this is the first time in 10 years that the top 10 of the rankings has been the same for two consecutive weeks.
Boise State closing the gap on TCU is a good sign for the folks in Idaho. Not only was the Horned Frogs' close win against San Diego State enough to let Boise State slip by TCU in both the human polls, it helped the Broncos sneak closer to both a BCS bowl and, improbably, a chance at a BCS National Championship.
The strength and depth of the SEC and Big 12 is the real takeaway from this week's BCS standings, though. The two conferences combine for 10 of the top 21 teams, and seven of the top 15. That hasn't led to a lot of top-tier success — only Auburn and LSU, of all of those teams, have realistic shots at a national title — but if you look down a bowl list in December and see a lot of games featuring teams from those conferences, don't be surprised. (It's also a nice swan song for the Big 12 in its last year with a name that makes sense.)