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)

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BCS Rankings: Week 11

Source: Gerald Herbert/AP

#1 Alabama had a scare in Baton Rouge, but the Crimson Tide pulled out a last-minute victory over #5 LSU (dropped to #7). #2 Kansas State played well defeating #24 Oklahoma State. #4 Oregon defeated #17 USC 62-51, which propelled the Ducks to #3. Notre Dame nearly lost to Pittsburgh but ended up winning in three overtimes. The Irish fell from #3 to #4. After upsetting #2 Florida last week, Georgia routed Ole Miss 37-10. The Bulldogs are now #5 in the latest BCS rankings.

BCS Standings as of 11/4/12-Week 11

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

Magic Number Now 5

The Cincinnati Reds massacred the Miami Marlins 5-4 in 11 innings. Meanwhile, the Cardinals lost Sunday, meaning the Reds Magic Number is down to 5. Magic Number= Reds Wins+Cardinals Losses=5.

By winning Sunday, the Reds avoided the sweep. It also was a winning day for Cincinnati as the Bengals and the Reds won on the same day.

NL Central Standings as of 9/16

Cincinnati 88 59 .599
St. Louis 77 70 .524 11.0
Milwaukee 74 72 .507 13.5
Pittsburgh 73 72 .503 14.0
Chi Cubs 58 88 .397 29.5
Houston 48 99 .327 40.0