BCS Standings, Week 12: Alabama, Oregon Hoping For Oklahoma State Stumble

The top three all won, but Boise State went down in flames and Stanford saw its BCS hopes disappear at the hands of Oregon ... again. That might help Alabama more than any other team.

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BCS Rankings, Week 12: Alabama Tops Oregon Behind Oklahoma State, LSU

The LSU Tigers and Oklahoma State Cowboys are sitting atop the BCS rankings for Week 13. If the Cowboys were to lose, however, the Alabama Crimson Tide are in position for a rematch.

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College Football Rankings: Alabama No. 3, Oregon No. 4 Spot In Week 12 AP Poll

The Alabama Crimson Tide struggled with Mississippi State in Week 11. But they may have been the big winner of the week: just as in the Week 12 USA Today coaches poll, Alabama is back up to No. 3 in the Week 12 AP Poll, according to AP writer Ralph Russo.

No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Oklahoma State top the poll, but Alabama's just one spot behind the undefeated Cowboys, and it seems likely that the Tide would rise to No. 2 again should Oklahoma State lose.

LSU is also the first unanimous AP No. 1 during the regular season since Texas earned that distinction in 2008.

Meanwhile, Oregon vaults up to No. 4 after the Ducks' upset of Stanford, which slots in at No. 8, Boise State falls to No. 10 after its first loss, Georgia climbs to No. 13 after routing Auburn, and the AP Poll voters rank zero Big East teams after Cincinnati falls out of the top 25.

Here's the full AP poll top 25 for Week 12:


1 LSU


2 Oklahoma State


3 Alabama


4 Oregon


5 Oklahoma


6 Arkansas


7 Clemson


8 Stanford


9 Virginia Tech


10 Boise State


11 Houston


12 Michigan State


13 Georgia


14 South Carolina


15 Wisconsin


16 Kansas State


17 Nebraska


18 USC


19 TCU


20 Michigan


21 Penn State


22 Southern Miss


23 Florida State


24 Notre Dame


25 Baylor

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College Football Rankings: Alabama Back To No. 3 In Week 12 USA Today Poll

It didn't take long for the Alabama Crimson Tide to get back within one loss of a possible national championship berth. In the Week 12 USA Today coaches poll, the Tide are No. 3, leading the pack of one-loss teams behind the only two undefeated squads left in BCS automatic qualifier conferences, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Oklahoma State.

The Tide rose after Stanford lost to Oregon in Week 11, sending the Cardinal down to No. 9 and elevating the Ducks to No. 4. And they were already ahead of Boise State, which falls out of the top 10 to No. 11 after being upset by TCU at home.

The Broncos' loss is Houston's game. The Cougars are the only undefeated team that isn't in a BCS automatic qualifier conference, and show up at No. 10.

Oklahoma is No. 5, rounding out the top five, and is followed by No. 6 Arkansas, No. 7 Virginia Tech, and No. 8 Clemson before Stanford and Houston round out the top 10.

Elsewhere, TCU moved up to No. 19 after knocking Boise State from the unbeaten ranks, Southern Mississippi moved into the top 20 at No. 20 after surviving pesky UCF, and Florida State and Notre Dame re-entered the top 25 at No. 22 and No. 25.

Here's the full USA Today coaches poll top 25 for Week 12:


1 LSU


2 Oklahoma State


3 Alabama


4 Oregon


5 Oklahoma


6 Arkansas


7 Virginia Tech


8 Clemson


9 Stanford


10 Houston


11 Boise State


12 Michigan State


13 Wisconsin


14 South Carolina


15 Georgia


16 Nebraska


17 Kansas State


18 Michigan


19 TCU


20 Southern Miss


21 Penn State


22 Florida State


23 Georgia Tech


23 West Virginia


25 Notre Dame

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