BCS Standings 2012: Complete Week 12 Rankings Released

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

College Football's BCS picture got a whole lot clearer in Week 11, as two more top-ranked, undefeated teams took a tumble. Of course, the most unthinkable upset took place in Tuscaloosa, where Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies handed Alabama its first loss in over a year.

Having likely watched or heard that Alabama went down earlier in the evening, Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame all won big on the road to ensure that they would leapfrog the defending champions.

Behind the last three eligible undefeated teams, most of the Top 10 steamrolled on Saturday. Georgia, Florida, LSU and South Carolina all survived, while Florida State kicked off the Top 10's success with a come-from-behind win in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday night. 

In the Big East, undefeated Louisville showed why they weren't being respected in the polls, as they were blown out by 19 points by Syracuse inside the raucous Carrier Dome. 

Oregon State, Northwestern and Toledo were the only other BCS Top 25 teams to fall in Week 11. 


What's Next

Kansas State will travel to Waco, Texas, in Week 12 for a Saturday prime-time matchup with Baylor. The Bears are one of the Big 12's worst teams this season, so don't expect Collin Klein and the Wildcats to struggle all that much.

Rounding out the top of the rankings: Oregon will host a very talented two-loss Stanford team, Notre Dame will take on a 5-5 Wake Forest squad in South Bend, and Alabama will be home to Western Carolina in Week 12.

Meanwhile, a foursome of SEC heavyweights will join Alabama in hosting FCS opponents this coming weekend. Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Texas A&M will play in-state foes Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State, Wofford and Sam Houston State, respectively. 

Elsewhere, LSU will host Ole Miss in a SEC West division clash, Oklahoma will take on reeling West Virginia, and ACC Atlantic powerhouses Florida State and Clemson will battle Maryland and North Carolina State, respectively. 

Saturday's marquee matchup is without question Stanford vs. Oregon. Every fall it seems these two teams are playing for Pac-12 supremacy, and 2012 will be no different. If the Cardinal can upend Chip Kelly's Ducks in Eugene, Oregon, then they would be in the driver's seat to host the conference championship game in December. Otherwise, Oregon will be on its way to another Pac-12 crown.

Another big game to watch for is USC at UCLA. Both teams possess entertaining offenses and each features a stud on that side of the ball in the Trojans' Matt Barkley and the Bruins' Johnathan Franklin.

Here are the BCS standings after 11 weeks of college football.


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


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