The top of the BCS finds the Alabama Crimson Tide, Kansas St. Wildcats, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon Ducks and LSU Tigers as the top five teams in the country. If the season ended today, the Crimson Tide and Wildcats would play in the BCS National Championship game.
Stanford is the third-highest ranked Pac-12 team in the BCS behind Oregon and No. 11 Oregon St., whose undefeated season was ended by the Washington Huskies on Saturday. The USC Trojans make up the rest of the ranked Pac-12 teams but they were also upset on Saturday, losing to the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson.
Stanford (6-2 overall, 4-1 in the Pac-12) still have the Beavers and Ducks left on their schedule as the end of the Pac-12 season finds the top four teams all playing big games against one another with Pac-12, Rose Bowl and BCS Championship implications.
The full BCS Top 25 heading into Week 10, via ESPN:
Fun facts, via the National Football Foundation:
• First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Louisiana Tech. A total of 86 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since they were created in 1998.
• Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 20 Nebraska, No. 22 Arizona, No. 24 Oklahoma, No. 25 Louisiana Tech.
• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 15 Rutgers, No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin.
• This week marks the first time in the history of the BCS Standings that five teams from the same conference have been ranked in the top 10: SEC - No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 South Carolina. The conference also extends its streak of having at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 35 of the last 36 BCS Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
• Kansas State has reached its highest-ever ranking at No. 2. The previous high was No. 3 for five consecutive weeks from Nov. 9 through Dec. 6, 1998 and last week's ranking on October 21, 2012.
• Notre Dame ties its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (2002). The Fighting Irish have been in the top five for three consecutive weeks, the first time that has happened in the BCS era.
• Louisville has cracked the top 10 of the BCS Standings for the first time since Dec. 3, 2006. The Cards' position at No. 10 marks the first time a Big East team has been in the top 10 since Cincinnati (No. 3) in 2009.
• Five schools moved up four or more positions from last week's Standings: Louisville (16 to 10), Clemson (18 to 13), South Carolina (13 to 8), Georgia (10 to 6) and Texas A&M (20 to 16).
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