BCS Rankings: Latest Projections for Sunday's Top 25 Standings

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 27:  Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs points during the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on October 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Although the weekend's games have just begun, the college football picture is starting to look different every minute.

Texas lost at home to TCU on Thanksgiving, which will hurt the team's chances for an at-large berth in a BCS game. 

There were also some interesting results on Friday. LSU won, but struggled against Arkansas. This will not help in the human polls, while the 4-8 Razorbacks will also bring the computer numbers down.

Arizona and Washington will also fall from the Top 25 after losses to in-state rivals.

The biggest early game on Saturday went mostly as expected, with Georgia defeating Georgia Tech 42-10. This keeps the Bulldogs alive in the fight for a national championship if they are able to win the SEC championship.

As far as upsets go, Rutgers was completely dominated by Pittsburgh by a score of 27-6. This will likely be enough for voters to completely ignore the Scarlet Knights in the next set of polls. They will be either off the list or right at the bottom. 

Beginning at 3:30, there are a lot more games with national implications. The winner of the game between Florida and Florida State will have a solid argument towards being in title consideration. It would certainly help the Seminoles in the computers, as those have hurt the team all year long. 

Alabama and Oregon also must win to keep their title hopes alive.

Of course, all eyes will be tuned into the USC-Notre Dame matchup taking place on Saturday night. A win for the Irish would clinch a spot in the title game and crush a lot of dreams.

Until that happens, these are likely the current BCS standings about halfway through the week's slate of games.


Projected BCS Standings as of Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. ET

1. Notre Dame

2. Alabama

3. Georgia

4. Florida

5. Oregon

6. Kansas State

7. Stanford

8. LSU

9. Texas A&M

10. Florida State

11. Clemson

12. South Carolina

13. Oklahoma

14. Nebraska

15. Oregon State

16. UCLA

17. Oklahoma State

18. Boise State

19. Kent State

20. Northern Illinois

21. Texas

22. Michigan

23. Mississippi State

24. Northwestern

25. Rutgers