A pair of ACC teams bumped up slightly in the Week 10 edition of the BCS Rankings, as Florida State and Clemson checked in amongst the top 15 squads after easy wins.
Florida State squeaked into the top 10 at No. 9 after placing No. 12 last week and destroying Duke 48-7. Clemson moved up five spots from No. 18 to No. 13 after their easy 42-13 win over Wake Forest.
As would be expected, the SEC is completely dominant. Alabama, of course, maintained its top spot after an easy 38-7 win over a previously undefeated Mississippi State team. Florida stayed in the top 10 at No. 7 despite a loss to Georgia, who moved up to No. 6, while LSU and South Carolina also placed at Nos. 5 and 8 respectively. It's the first time five squads from the same conference have ever found their way into the top 10 in a week since the inception of the BCS.
Here's a look at the full standings:
Fun facts, via the National Football Foundation:
• First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Louisiana Tech. A total of 86 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since they were created in 1998.
• Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 20 Nebraska, No. 22 Arizona, No. 24 Oklahoma, No. 25 Louisiana Tech.
• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 15 Rutgers, No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin.
• This week marks the first time in the history of the BCS Standings that five teams from the same conference have been ranked in the top 10: SEC - No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 South Carolina. The conference also extends its streak of having at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 35 of the last 36 BCS Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
• Kansas State has reached its highest-ever ranking at No. 2. The previous high was No. 3 for five consecutive weeks from Nov. 9 through Dec. 6, 1998 and last week's ranking on October 21, 2012.
• Notre Dame ties its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (2002). The Fighting Irish have been in the top five for three consecutive weeks, the first time that has happened in the BCS era.
• Louisville has cracked the top 10 of the BCS Standings for the first time since Dec. 3, 2006. The Cards' position at No. 10 marks the first time a Big East team has been in the top 10 since Cincinnati (No. 3) in 2009.
• Five schools moved up four or more positions from last week's Standings: Louisville (16 to 10), Clemson (18 to 13), South Carolina (13 to 8), Georgia (10 to 6) and Texas A&M (20 to 16).
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