BCS Standings: Teams That Will Experience Biggest Moves

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IINovember 11, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 10:  Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates after the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The Aggies beat the Crimson Tide 29-24.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Saturday was one of the wildest days of the 2012 college football season. Upsets, wild finishes and high-scoring affairs, Week 11 had it all.

Now that the BCS picture was busted wide open, let's take a look at some teams that will experience the biggest moves when the rankings are released on Sunday night. 

Texas A&M

Johnny Manziel. Texas A&M. We must start here, clearly.

The Aggies went into Bryant-Denny Stadium and punched the No. 1 team in the country in the mouth early and held on late. Alabama had no answers for Manziel and the impressive aggressiveness of the offense to start the game.

Within the blink of an eye the score was 20-0. The Aggies went into a hostile environment and played their best game of the season. All the credit goes to Texas A&M. 

Last Sunday Texas A&M was ranked No. 15 in the BCS rankings. After Saturday's game, however, I'm expecting a jump to No. 8. right behind the one-loss teams and LSU, who defeated them earlier this season.


Louisville has yet to defeat a Top 25 team this season, they play in the Big East Conference and they got smacked by a Syracuse team that is 5-5. Say goodbye to your No. 9 ranking.

The Cardinals lost to Syracuse by 19 points. They gave up 45 points, 278 rushing yards and 524 yards of total offense. 

Expect Louisville to slide to at least No. 20. If they were in a better conference or even if they defeated one quality team this season, maybe they would get more love from the computers. But they won't get any love. 


The Rockets will be leaving the BCS standings nearly as fast as they entered. Toledo entered the rankings last week after improving to 8-1 with a victory at Buffalo.

But then they laid an egg. Toledo, feeling great and maybe even overconfident, allowed Ball State to defeat them at the Glass Bowl in Toledo. 

Toledo won't find the BCS rankings again this season after this loss. Expect a big fall for Toledo with Oklahoma State taking their ranking. 

My BCS prediction

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. Oklahoma

12. Clemson

13. Stanford

14. Oregon State

15. Nebraska

16. Texas

17. UCLA

18. USC

19. Louisiana Tech

20. Louisville

21. Texas Tech

22. Rutgers

23. Mississippi State

24. Northern Illinois

25. Oklahoma State


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