2012 BCS Rankings, Week 9: Rutgers steady at No. 15

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come in at No. 15 for the second straight week in the BCS rankings.

The 7-0 Rutgers Scarlet Knights held steady at No. 15 in the latest BCS rankings after their 35-10 win over the Temple Owls this weekend. Rutgers suffered an early scare against Temple, falling behind 10-0 before scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half.

Rutgers also comes in at No. 15 in the Harris Poll and Coaches Poll. The computers ranked the Scarlet Knights anywhere from 10 to 17, with three of the rankings systems putting them at 11. Peter Wolf's ranking has the Scarlet Knights at No. 10.

Rutgers faces a tough MAC opponent next weekend in the 6-1 Kent State Golden Flashes.

There was one shakeup in the top five of the rankings, with Kansas State taking Oregon's spot at No. 3 and the Ducks falling back to No. 4. Alabama and Florida remained the top two teams after dominant wins, while Notre Dame continues to hold down the No.5 spot.

Here are the full rankings:

    BCS Harris Coaches Computers
    Rank Team Avg Pvs Rank Pts % Rank Pts % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
    1 Alabama .9625 1 1 2868 .9976 1 1475 1.0000 4 5 1 4 5 3 3 .890
    2 Florida .9310 2 3 2622 .9120 3 1329 .9010 1 2 5 1 1 1 2 .980
    3 Kansas State .9111 4 4 2571 .8943 4 1326 .8990 2 1 4 5 3 2 1 .940
    4 Oregon .8966 3 2 2727 .9485 2 1403 .9512 6 6 2 6 6 7 7 .790
    5 Notre Dame .8512 5 5 2374 .8257 5 1221 .8278 3 4 3 2 2 5 5 .900
    6 LSU .7862 6 6 2270 .7896 6 1164 .7892 7 7 6 9 7 4 6 .780
    7 Oregon State .7421 8 8 2001 .6960 9 974 .6603 5 3 7 3 4 6 4 .870
    8 Oklahoma .7126 9 7 2021 .7030 7 1084 .7349 8 8 10 13 8 8 8 .700
    9 USC .5767 10 9 1934 .6727 8 1014 .6875 16 16 8 17 19 15 19 .370
    10 Georgia .5379 11 11 1603 .5576 11 850 .5763 13 13 12 16 15 12 17 .480
    11 Mississippi State .5265 12 12 1602 .5572 12 800 .5424 13 9 20 8 17 18 12 .480
    12 Florida State .4925 14 10 1911 .6647 10 948 .6427 21 22 22 15 0 23 20 .170
    13 South Carolina .4797 7 16 1189 .4136 16 598 .4054 10 14 9 12 10 9 11 .620
    14 Texas Tech .4736 17 17 1074 .3736 17 571 .3871 9 10 11 7 9 10 9 .660
    15 Rutgers .4703 15 15 1205 .4191 15 637 .4319 11 12 17 11 14 11 10 .560
    16 Louisville .4196 16 14 1324 .4605 14 720 .4881 18 15 25 14 21 21 16 .310
    17 Stanford .3850 20 18 929 .3231 19 401 .2719 11 11 13 10 11 13 14 .560
    18 Clemson .3692 19 13 1562 .5433 13 788 .5342 27 25 19 24 0 0 0 .030
    19 West Virginia .2178 13 22 363 .1263 22 173 .1173 15 17 15 19 13 16 15 .410
    20 Texas A&M .2123 18 21 465 .1617 21 229 .1553 17 20 0 20 12 14 18 .320
    21 Boise State .2070 22 19 762 .2650 18 407 .2759 24 23 14 21 0 0 0 .080
    22 Michigan .1898 NR 20 490 .1704 20 264 .1790 19 24 16 25 18 19 21 .220
    23 Texas .1221 25 24 237 .0824 24 109 .0739 20 18 21 23 20 20 22 .210
    24 Ohio .1171 NR 23 293 .1019 23 132 .0895 22 19 0 0 0 17 13 .160
    25 Wisconsin .0593 NR NR 136 .0473 25 104 .0705 25 0 0 22 22 25 25 .060
    Fun facts from the National Football Foundation:
    • First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Ohio. A total of 85 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since they were created in 1998.
    • Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin. • Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 21 Cincinnati, No. 23 TCU, No. 24 Iowa State.
    • The No. 1 team in the second week of the BCS Standings has gone on to play in the BCS National Championship Game 10 times, including the last two (Auburn - 2010, LSU - 2011).
    • The No. 2 team in the second week of the BCS Standings has gone on to play in the BCS National Championship Game seven times, including the last three (Alabama - 2009, Oregon - 2010, Alabama - 2011).
    • The Southeastern Conference has had at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 34 of the last 35 BCS Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
    • Kansas State has tied its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (1998).
    • Notre Dame was ranked No. 5 for the second consecutive week, marking the sixth time in the history of the BCS Standings that the Irish have appeared in the top five. The Irish have not been ranked No. 5 in consecutive weeks since Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, 2006.
    • The first two weeks of the BCS Standings mark the first time intrastate rivals Oregon (No. 4) and Oregon State (No. 7) have been ranked in the top 10 since 2000; the first time two Big East schools have been ranked inside the top 20 since 2009; and the first time a MAC school has been ranked in the Standings since 2010.
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