BCS Standings 2012: Complete Week 11 Rankings Released

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 4, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 03:  Quarterback AJ McCarron #10 of Alabama celebratesw after the extra point for the go ahead touchdown against LSU late in the fourth quarter at Tiger Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide showed why they are without question the most dominant team in college football on Saturday night, making mistake after mistake in the second half against LSU only to score the game-winning touchdown in the waning moments. 

The thriller in Baton Rouge capped off an entertaining week of college football, but one highlighted by the strength of the undefeated teams at the top. Six FBS programs entered Week 10 undefeated, and all six survived. 

One of those teams was Kansas State. Heisman Trophy candidate Collin Klein got banged up in the Wildcats' 44-30 win over Oklahoma State at home. But nonetheless, Bill Snyder's squad is 9-0 heading into Week 11. 

Elsewhere, Notre Dame needed triple overtime to dispose of Pittsburgh in South Bend, squeaking by 29-26 to remain a perfect 9-0 this season. On the West Coast, Oregon survived a shootout with USC, escaping Los Angeles with a 62-51 win.


What's Next

Although Week 11 lacks the powerhouse showdowns and rivalries that we saw this past weekend, every game counts for the BCS, and therefore there will be plenty to watch this Saturday.

Alabama will try to survive another week in the SEC when it hosts Johnny Manziel and the explosive Texas A&M Aggies in Tuscaloosa. The Aggies boast the nation's fourth-best scoring offense, have won seven of their last eight and are 5-0 on the road this season (3-0 on the road against the SEC).

The rest of the top-ranked undefeated squads will be behind enemy lines in Week 11. Kansas State will visit Big 12 foe TCU, a team fresh off beating West Virginia in two overtimes on the road. If Klein can't suit up for the Wildcats, this game could prove interesting. 

Meanwhile, most are expecting Notre Dame and Oregon to cruise this weekend. The Irish will be on the road at Boston College while the Ducks will play struggling California. Barring unforeseen injuries or lackluster play, both should reach 10-0 by next weekend.

By far the most underrated 9-0 team in the country, Louisville will travel to Syracuse to attempt to extend its winning streak over the Orange. 

Two other notable games with BCS implications that fans should look out for this weekend are Mississippi State vs. LSU and Oregon State vs. Stanford. The Beavers still only have one loss, while the Tigers and Cardinal can still better position themselves for a big-time bowl game with a home win in Week 11.

Here are the BCS standings after 10 weeks of college football.


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


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