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BCS Standings 2012: Complete Week 8 Rankings Released

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2012

One week after three Top Five teams collapsed on the road, two more fell in Week 7.

The No. 3 South Carolina Gamecocks came unraveled late in Death Valley to lose at No. 9 LSU, while No. 5 West Virginia had its doors blown off by unranked Texas Tech in Lubbock. 

Meanwhile, other top-ranked programs including No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Florida, No. 6 Kansas State, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 10 Oregon State all survived on the road on Saturday. No. 2 Oregon was on a bye in Week 7 and will play Thursday night at Arizona State.

In addition to Kansas State vs. West Virginia in Week 8, Oregon vs. Arizona State, South Carolina vs. Florida and LSU vs. Texas A&M are some can't-miss matchups.

The Gators are one of just three undefeated SEC teams coming into Week 8, and can take a mighty step toward winning the SEC East division with a win over the Gamecocks in the Swamp.

Some other notable undefeated teams to keep an eye on in Week 8 include Notre Dame, Louisville, Rutgers and Cincinnati. Despite being 6-0 through the first half of the year, the Irish still have road games at Oklahoma and at USC later this fall.

On the other hand, the Big East has been just as surprising as the resurgence in South Bend. Three of the conference's teams are undefeated and ranked in the Top 25.

Here are the season's first BCS standings after seven weeks of college football.


 1. Alabama
 2. Florida
 3. Oregon
 4. Kansas State
 5. Notre Dame
 6. LSU
 7. South Carolina
 8. Oregon State
 9. Oklahoma
 10. USC
 11. Georgia
 12. Mississippi State
 13. West Virginia
 14. Florida State
 15. Rutgers
 16. Louisville
 17. Texas Tech
 18. Texas A&M
 19. Clemson
 20. Stanford
 21. Cincinnati
 22. Boise State
 23. TCU
 24. Iowa State
 25. Texas


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