BCS Rankings 2012: Teams Ranked Too Low in Latest Poll
You know what they say: Underrated teams are the most dangerous teams.
And by "they," I obviously mean me, and by "underrated" I mean ranked too low in the newest BCS rankings.
So, while you are undoubtedly up in arms (relevant) about the lack of respect for your boys, just know that they are now flying under the radar, which makes them an even more powerful entity than you knew them to be in the first place.
So, yeah, being disrespected by those nasty computers is a good thing. Yay?
Now that I've certainly gotten you pumped about finding your team on this list, let's take a look.
Note: The entire Week 10 BCS rankings can be found at the bottom of this page.
Oregon Ducks (No. 4)
How about we just give them the benefit of the doubt?
What should Oregon be ranked?
In the Week 8 rankings, Oregon was third. Then it was fourth. Now it's fourth again, but was passed by the Irish.
Here's my thinking about keeping the Ducks at No. 2, which is where they are ranked in the Coaches and AP Poll:
If they win out, they will beat No. 17 USC on the road, No. 14 Stanford, No. 11 Oregon State on the road and win the Pac-12 Championship game. That's going to end up as an incredibly solid resume, which will boost this incredibly versatile, talented, could-have-beaten-every-team-it's-faced-so-far-by-100 team back up the rankings.
And that's scary.
Louisville Cardinals (No. 10)
The Cardinals needed overtime to beat Cincinnati this week, but they are 8-0 nonetheless. No matter what you think of the Big—or shall I say "Small"! Hey-oh!—East, that's an impressive feat. Upsets are always happening in college football, and Louisville deserves some type of credit.
Throw in a win over Kentucky, an SEC team that at least played No. 6 Georgia and No. 15 Mississippi State close, and the Cardinals should be a few spots higher.
Now, I'm not talking about Top 5 or anything like that, but Teddy Bridgewater and company should be headlining the second tier of teams. At least put them ahead of the two-loss South Carolina or one-loss Florida State, which lost to NC State and only has one real quality win.
Texas A&M (No. 16)
Maybe this is, like, a prank on the new guys?
Texas A&M's two losses have come by just three points to No. 7 Florida and five points to No. 5 LSU. Other than that, they've thoroughly ran through all of their other competition, which includes a close win over Louisiana Tech—which is ranked in the AP and Coaches Poll—and a 3-2 SEC record.
They haven't beat the premier teams of this premier conference, but come on, it's the SEC. A two-loss team in the SEC deserves better than No. 16, especially a dangerous one like this.
|WEEK 10 BCS STANDINGS|
| 2. Kansas State|
| 3. Notre Dame|
| 4. Oregon|
| 5. LSU|
| 6. Georgia|
| 7. Florida|
| 8. South Carolina|
| 9. Florida State|
| 10. Louisville|
| 11. Oregon State|
| 12. Oklahoma|
| 13. Clemson|
| 14. Stanford|
| 15. Mississippi State|
| 16. Texas A&M|
| 17. USC|
| 18. Texas Tech|
| 19. Boise State|
| 20. Nebraska|
| 21. West Virginia|
| 22. Arizona|
| 23. Texas|
| 24. Oklahoma State|
25. Louisiana Tech
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