BCS Rankings, Week 13: Alabama, Arkansas Benefit From Oklahoma State Loss

The BCS standings were shaken up this weekend as two teams in the top five teams in the rankings from last week lost this week. Alabama and Arkansas benefitted the most as LSU stayed in the lead for the national title hunt.

The BCS rankings for Week 13 were looked ahead to more than most for two rather large reasons. The later in the season, the more important the rankings obviously become, but this week also allowed for a new No. 2 team to be matched up against the LSU Tigers in the national championship game.

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Arkansas Razorbacks both had legitimate arguments as why they should be named the new second-best team in the country, but in the end, it was the Crimson Tide ahead of the Razorbacks as SEC teams ranked in the top three spots. This obviously sets up a huge game on Friday night when the Razorbacks visit the Tigers in a game that will have huge national title implications.


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The reason there was room for a new No. 2, of course, was due to the Oklahoma State Cowboys being upset on Friday night by Iowa State. The Cowboys dropped to just fourth in the rankings, still ahead of the Virginia Tech Hokies and Stanford Cardinal in the BCS standings while the Oregon Ducks found themselves falling to 10th in the rankings. The Oklahoma Sooners are now ranked ninth after losing to the Baylor Bears on Saturday and the Clemson Tigers are in 17th after losing two of its last three games.


BCS
Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 LSU 1.0000 1 1 2875 1.0000 1 1475 1.0000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000
2 Alabama .9491 3 2 2758 .9593 2 1413 .9580 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 .930
3 Arkansas .8985 6 3 2619 .9110 3 1349 .9146 4 4 5 6 4 4 4 .870
4 Oklahoma State .8408 2 6 2267 .7885 6 1156 .7837 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 .950
5 Virginia Tech .7842 8 5 2302 .8007 4 1242 .8420 7 7 10 7 9 18 7 .710
6 Stanford .7711 9 4 2371 .8247 5 1222 .8285 9 8 4 10 14 11 9 .660
7 Boise State .6881 10 8 2037 .7085 8 982 .6658 8 9 7 8 12 10 8 .690
8 Houston .6684 11 7 2060 .7165 7 1075 .7288 12 10 16 9 11 15 12 .560
9 Oklahoma .6526 5 10 1719 .5979 11 826 .5600 6 6 8 4 6 6 6 .800
10 Oregon .6469 4 9 2036 .7082 9 933 .6325 11 15 6 12 13 9 10 .600
11 Kansas State .5896 13 15 1362 .4737 15 671 .4549 5 5 9 5 5 5 5 .840
12 South Carolina .5640 12 13 1511 .5256 13 806 .5464 10 11 12 13 8 8 11 .620
13 Georgia .5189 14 12 1559 .5423 14 803 .5444 14 13 21 16 10 13 15 .470
14 Michigan State .5017 15 11 1685 .5861 10 928 .6292 17 18 11 18 23 22 17 .290
15 Michigan .3980 18 16 1164 .4049 16 618 .4190 15 12 17 11 22 23 16 .370
16 Wisconsin .3939 17 14 1506 .5238 12 808 .5478 24 23 15 21 0 0 23 .110
17 Clemson .3634 7 17 1128 .3923 17 587 .3980 16 19 14 17 20 21 18 .300
18 Baylor .3230 22 20 616 .2143 20 302 .2047 13 14 19 15 7 7 13 .550
19 Penn State .3055 21 18 943 .3280 19 455 .3085 18 16 20 14 21 24 19 .280
20 TCU .3027 19 19 872 .3033 18 494 .3349 19 24 13 19 24 20 14 .270
21 Nebraska .1485 16 21 442 .1537 22 165 .1119 21 20 18 20 25 0 21 .180
22 Notre Dame .0945 NR 23 281 .0977 24 156 .1058 25 21 22 22 0 0 0 .080
23 Georgia Tech .0873 NR 22 357 .1242 21 203 .1376 29 0 24 0 0 0 0 .000
24 Auburn .0750 24 NR 94 .0327 NR 33 .0224 22 25 23 0 19 14 20 .170
25 Texas .0746 23 NR 9 .0031 NR 1 .0007 20 17 0 23 16 17 25 .220

Aside from the aforementioned teams above, it would seem only the undefeated Houston Cougars and Boise State Broncos have arguments at a national title game, but the Broncos suffered a pretty bad loss in their only loss of the season.

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