UC goes to No. 17 in AP

No. 10 (Sports 24/7 and CFBReference) Cincinnati has risen in the AP Poll to No. 17, while remaining at No. 18 in the Coaches Poll. The Bearcats play ECU Saturday at 7 pm. TV: CBSSN Radio: 700 WLW

RECORDS ARE FBS GAMES ONLY, RANKINGS ARE BASED ON CFB REFERENCE SIMPLE RATING SYSTEM (unless mentioned otherwise).

AP/COACHES: https://www.espn.com/college-football/rankings

SIMPLE RATING SYSTEM: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2019-ratings.html

Sports 24/7 Top Five

1. Ohio State (8-0) State is tough, and they crushed No. 13 Wisconsin 38-7.

2. Alabama (8-0) Bama’ trounced a bad Arkansas team 48-7. Alabama has had a soft schedule, but that changes when the Tide host No. 4 LSU this week.

3. Clemson (8-0) Clemson dump-trucked BC 59-7, and FCS Wofford Saturday.

4. LSU (7-0) LSU beat No. 9 Auburn 23-20 in Death Valley and have risen to No.1 in the AP. It doesn’t get any easier with a trip to No. 2 Alabama, days away.

5. Penn State (7-0) Nittany Lions beat Michigan State 28-7, and have an intriguing matchup with fellow undefeated Big Ten member Minnesota.

Sports 24/7 Under the Radar

OVERALL RANKING IN PARENTHESES

1. (10) Cincinnati (6-1) Bearcats had an off week, and still rose in the polls. ECU is improving but will need to play much better to pull of an upset, when hosting Cincinnati.

2. (12) SMU (8-0) SMU is the best team in Texas, with the Longhorns losing to TCU. SMU, who won at TCU earlier this season, is playing at No. 22 Memphis Saturday night in prime time. No I did not forget about the undefeated Baylor Bears

3. (19) App St. (6-0) Appalachian State plays in the Sun Belt, and were in the FCS less than five years ago. Now, they are ranked in the Top 20 in the AP. They will be favored heavily versus Georgia Southern.

4. (20) Memphis (6-1) The Tigers went to Tulsa and won…by a fingernail 42-41. “Mem Fuss” has a major game versus SMU to determine the leader of the AAC West.

5. (22) UCF (5-2) The Knights squeeze in here, just in front of Navy. A demolishing of Temple on the road 63-21, shows the offense is still potent.

BCS Chaos

With the top two teams going down Saturday (Kansas State and Oregon), Notre Dame is the new #1 team, after blowing out Wake Forest 38-0. Alabama is back to #2, as they took care of Western Carolina, 49-0. Georgia moves to #3, Florida to #4, and Oregon to #5 after losing to Stanford in overtime. K-State dropped from #1 to #6 after losing to Baylor 52-24.  Ohio State is #4 in the AP Poll but is excluded from the BCS Rankings (NCAA Violations). OSU and ND are the only undefeated teams remaining.This Week:

  • #1 Notre Dame @ USC
  • Auburn @ #2 Alabama
  • Georgia Tech @ #3 Georgia
  • #19 Michigan @ (#4) Ohio State

BCS Standings (11/18/12)

BCS Standings (11/11/12)

After Alabama losing, the BCS Standings were shaken at the top. Alabama fell from #1 to #4. Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame are 1,2, and 3 respectively. K-State was able to defeat TCU 27-10, Oregon routed California, and Notre Dame beat Boston College 21-6. Alabama lost to #15 Texas A&M at home. Ohio State is not eligible for the BCS because of recruiting violations, but does rank #6 in the AP Top 25. Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are only unbeatens remaining.

BCS Standings-Week 12
RK TEAM RECORD
1 Kansas State 10-0
2 Oregon 10-0
3 Notre Dame 10-0
4 Alabama 9-1
5 Georgia 9-1
6 Florida 9-1
7 LSU 8-2
8 Texas A&M 8-2
9 South Carolina 8-2
10 Florida State 9-1
11 Clemson 9-1
12 Oklahoma 7-2
13 Stanford 8-2
14 Nebraska 8-2
15 Texas 8-2
16 Oregon State 7-2
17 UCLA 8-2
18 USC 7-3
19 Louisville 9-1
20 Louisiana Tech 9-1
21 Michigan 7-3
22 Rutgers 8-1
23 Texas Tech 7-3
24 Oklahoma State 6-3
25 Washington 6-4