BCS Standings 2012: Complete Week 15 Rankings Released

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2012

The Alabama Crimson Tide will defend their BCS National Championship this coming January after surviving a valiant effort from Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.

Nick Saban's crew will now go on to face No. 1-ranked Notre Dame in the title game in Miami more than a month from now.

Elsewhere, Kansas State put up 35 second-half points to cruise past Texas and lock up the Big 12 conference title for the first time since 2003. Oklahoma topped TCU on the road to finish as Big 12 runners-up. 

Wisconsin, not even ranked in the BCS Top 25 entering Week 14, blasted Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game, posting 70 on the Cornhuskers to repeat as conference champions. The victory earns the Badgers a second consecutive berth in the Rose Bowl, where they will play Pac-12 winner Stanford, who held on to beat UCLA by three points on Friday night.

In the ACC, Florida State staved off a late charge from Georgia Tech to win the conference title game for the first time since 2005. The Seminoles will head to the Orange Bowl.

Louisville's second-half surge on Thursday night helped the Cardinals top Rutgers on the road to claim the Big East conference crown. 

Other conference champions include Northern Illinois and Tulsa, who won the MAC and Conference USA, respectively, this past week.


What's Next

The only FBS game left in Week 15 is Army vs. Navy from Philadelphia on Saturday. The Midshipmen are bowl eligible at 7-4, but they are not ranked in the BCS. 

Therefore, most college football fans will instead be looking forward to this winter's bowl games, which will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 15, from Albuquerque with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and feature a plethora of matchups all the way up through the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7.

The only thing left for college football fans to do now is wait.

Here are the BCS standings after 14 weeks.


 1. Notre Dame
 2. Alabama
 3. Florida
 4. Oregon
 5. Kansas State
 6. Stanford
 7. Georgia
 8. LSU
 9. Texas A&M
 10. South Carolina
 11. Oklahoma
 12. Florida State
 13. Oregon State
 14. Clemson
 15. Northern Illinois
 16. Nebraska
 17. UCLA
 18. Michigan
 19. Boise State
 20. Northwestern
 21. Louisville
 22. Utah State
 23. Texas
 24. San Jose State
 25. Kent State


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