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BCS Rankings 2012: Predicting Where Each Team Will Rank in Week 11 Poll

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 03:  Teddy Bridgewater #7 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball while defended by Nate Smith #35 of the Temple Owls during the game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Ethan GrantAnalyst INovember 4, 2012

Aside from No. 5 LSU's loss to No. 1 Alabama, not much changed in the win/loss column a top the BCS standings. However, when the Week 11 poll is released on Sunday night, there's going to be a slight change in the top five.

Oregon had an impressive road victory against the USC Trojans, while Kansas State, Louisville and Notre Dame were also able to remain unbeaten on the season.

Kansas State's campaign to remain in the top two took a major hit on Saturday, when Texas Tech and West Virginia were both handed losses. Those two teams were two of Kansas State's signature wins. Now, a road win at Oklahoma is the Wildcats' best argument.

Still, I don't think the computers will fall in love with Oregon just yet. After Week 11, we should see the Ducks gain control of the No. 2 spot, but for now they'll have to be content with passing Notre Dame following the Irish's near-stumble against Pitt. agrees, per the site's tweet about their projected rankings on Sunday.

Oregon returns the #BCS favor tomorrow. Projected #BCS: 1. Alabama 2. Kansas St. 3. Oregon 4. Notre Dame 5. Georgia: (@BCSKnowHow) November 4, 2012

At the bottom of the standings, Oklahoma State, Boise State and Arizona will all drop from Week 10's rankings, while UCLA, Rutgers and Northwestern will all climb back up into the Top 25.

Here's a projected look at how the BCS will shake out on Sunday night. The presentation is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and you can see where your favorite team will land then.



1. Alabama

2. Kansas State

3. Oregon

4. Notre Dame

5. Georgia

6. Florida

7. South Carolina

8. Louisville

9. Florida State

10. Oregon State

11. Oklahoma

12. LSU

13. Texas A&M

14. Clemson

15. Stanford

16. Nebraska

17. Texas

18. Southern California

19. Louisiana Tech

20. Mississippi State

21. Rutgers

22. UCLA


24.Texas Tech

25. Michigan


With so much shifting at the bottom of the Top 25, you can see there's still plenty to be sorted out across college football and the BCS.

Oregon and Oregon State will take on each other in Week 11, while Texas A&M and sensational QB Johnny "Football" Manziel will try to knock the Crimson Tide out of their top perch.

Louisville will look to remain unbeaten and the Notre Dame Irish look to avoid another trap game against Boston College after almost falling at the hands of the Pitt Panthers.

Week 11 in college football has the potential matchups to bring plenty of surprises, and it will start with the rankings on Sunday night.


Ethan Grant is a featured columnist for B/R and a member of the site's Breaking News Team.

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