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November 5, 2012

Oregon makes jump in BCS rankings

NEW YORK — One down, one to go for Oregon.

The Ducks moved up a spot and passed Notre Dame in the BCS standings on Sunday, moving into third place behind Alabama and Kansas State.

Oregon is coming off its biggest victory of the season, winning 62-51 at Southern California on Saturday night. That result, combined with Notre Dame's overtime victory against a middling Pittsburgh team, helped nudge the Ducks by the Irish this week.

Alabama (.9957) is a rock solid No. 1 in both the polls and the BCS computer ratings this week. The Tide needs only to win out to reach the BCS title game for the third time in four seasons.

Kansas State (.9318) is third in the polls and in the computers, but second overall.

The Ducks (.9166) are a solid No. 2 in both polls, but still fifth in the computers.

But the Ducks have a stronger schedule than Kansas State from this point forward, making Oregon a strong bet to pass the Wildcats if it keeps winning and earn a spot in the BCS title game in Miami on Jan. 7.

The Ducks play at California on Saturday before finishing their regular season against two teams in the BCS top 15, Stanford and Oregon State. If they get to the Pac-12 title game, UCLA or USC would be the likely opponent. Both are in the BCS top 20.

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1 Alabama 9-0 1 2867 .9972 1 1475 1.0000 .9900 1 .9957
2 Kansas State 9-0 3 2664 .9266 3 1370 .9288 .9400 2 .9318
3 Oregon 9-0 2 2735 .9513 2 1399 .9485 .8500 4 .9166
4 Notre Dame 9-0 4 2533 .8810 4 1289 .8739 .9600 3 .9050
5 Georgia 8-1 5 2345 .8157 5 1218 .8258 .8100 6 .8171
6 Florida 8-1 7 2154 .7492 7 1091 .7397 .8700 7 .7863
7 LSU 7-2 8 2011 .6995 9 998 .6766 .7400 5 .7054
8 South Carolina 7-2 11 1654 .5753 11 880 .5966 .6900 8 .6206
9 Louisville 9-0 10 1825 .6348 10 940 .6373 .5400 10 .6040
10 Florida State 8-1 6 2223 .7732 6 1147 .7776 .2400 9 .5969
11 Oregon State 7-1 12 1588 .5523 12 807 .5471 .6900 11 .5965
12 Oklahoma 6-2 13 1556 .5412 13 800 .5424 .6600 12 .5812
13 Clemson 8-1 9 1969 .6849 8 1013 .6868 .3600 13 .5772
14 Stanford 7-2 14 1431 .4977 15 705 .4780 .5500 14 .5086
15 Texas A&M 7-2 15 1320 .4591 14 736 .4990 .5600 16 .5060
16 Nebraska 7-2 16 992 .3450 16 513 .3478 .5000 20 .3976
17 Texas 7-2 17 860 .2991 17 485 .3288 .4500 23 .3593
18 UCLA 7-2 21 587 .2042 19 333 .2258 .3300 - .2533
19 USC 6-3 18 690 .2400 22 224 .1519 .1200 17 .1706
20 Louisiana Tech 8-1 19 659 .2292 18 363 .2461 .0000 25 .1584
21 Mississippi State 7-2 20 603 .2097 23 186 .1261 .1000 15 .1453
22 Texas Tech 6-3 25 203 .0706 27 68 .0461 .3100 18 .1422
23 Rutgers 7-1 22 475 .1652 20 264 .1790 .0200 - .1214
24 Northwestern 7-2 24 259 .0901 21 234 .1586 .0400 - .0962
25 Toledo 8-1 26 160 .0557 25 108 .0732 .1100 - .0796

 

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