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College Football Scores 2012: Top 25 Teams That Helped Their BCS Ranking

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 13:  Solomon Patton #83 and Kyle Christy #4 of the Florida Gators celebrate a play against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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Mike ShiekmanFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2012

With the BCS Rankings due to come out after the Week 7 matchups, it’s a good time for teams to put on their most impressive showing to date.

Texas and West Virginia sure didn’t live up to the billing, which opened the door for a few teams to stake their claim to a high ranking. Some had to avoid a trap game loss, while another turned a rivalry into a blowout.

Boy, did they not disappoint. Alabama and Oregon will be near the top, but will they finish as one and two?

A few teams would not falter before the BCS release and made sure the numbers would be close. Scroll down to find out who did wonders for their ranking.

 

No. 4 Florida Gators

The Gators walked into a trap game at Vanderbilt and survived. The 31-17 victory was closer than it seems, but the computers won’t know that.

Florida had an all-around showing in Nashville, featuring a magnificent special teams performance. The Gators had fake punts and field goals galore that resulted in big gains.

To add the cherry on top, quarterback Jeff Driskel rushed for a record-high yard total for a quarterback. His 177 yards on the ground beat out none other than Tim Tebow.

Rumor has it that the Gators could be as high as No. 1 in the BCS rankings Sunday. The computer rankings have Will Muschamp’s team so high because of their strength of schedule. Stay tuned.

 

 

No. 10 Oregon State Beavers

The Beavers are undefeated for the first time since 1934, and they received their largest win of the season just in time for the BCS rankings.

What makes Oregon State’s 18-point victory over BYU so impressive is that the offense did not miss a single beat without their starting quarterback. Backup signal-caller Cody Vaz filled in easily for Sean Mannion, throwing for three scores. He paced the Beavers' attack very well.

An out-of-conference win against Wisconsin paired with an undefeated record in Pac-12 play should have Mike Riley’s squad sitting pretty.

 

 

No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners have to be labeled "impressive" after their Red River Rout on Saturday afternoon. Led by QB Blake “Belldozer” Bell, the Sooners powered their way to an easy victory over the Longhorns.

Oklahoma disposed Texas with precision, lighting up the Longhorns defense for four straight quarters. When the final whistle blew, Oklahoma had put up 63 on Texas, 18 more than the daunting West Virginia offense. Not to mention that they made the Longhorns' efforts look laughable, and on a neutral field no less.

Now that Kansas State has been able to stay undefeated, that helps the Sooners’ cause even more. They should creep into the top 10 and continue to climb in the following weeks.

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