BCS Rankings 2012, Week 11: Notre Dame drops a spot to No. 4

Jonathan Daniel

Notre Dame dropped one spot in the BCS standings, despite winning against Pittsburgh.

Following its 29-26 win against Pittsburgh, Notre Dame dropped one spot in the BCS Rankings and are now No. 4.

The Irish were leapfrogged by Oregon, who beat No. 17 USC 62-51 on Saturday. Notre Dame needed three overtimes to get past Pittsburgh, with the close result likely hurting them in the computer rankings. After being ranked first or second in all six of the computer rankings last week, Notre Dame was ranked third in two of the polls this week.

While the Irish's BCS ranking dropped slightly, Oregon also improved. The Fighting Irish had a BCS average score of .9050 in Week 11, down from .9147 last week. Oregon improved its BCS average, going up from .9136 to .9166. Once again, there was a significant drop following the No. 4 team with No. 5 Geogria well behind Notre Dame at .8171.

Even though there was some change in the top 5, Alabama and Kansas State remained the top two teams in the BCS standings. Alabama had an average BCS score of .9957 in Week 11 while Kansas State came in at .9318. The complete Week 11 BCS standings can be found below.

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9957 1 1 2867 .9972 1 1475 1.0000 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 .990
2 Kansas State .9318 2 3 2664 .9266 3 1370 .9288 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 .940
3 Oregon .9166 4 2 2735 .9513 2 1399 .9485 5 5 4 5 5 7 4 .850
4 Notre Dame .9050 3 4 2533 .8810 4 1289 .8739 2 1 3 1 2 3 2 .960
5 Georgia .8171 6 5 2345 .8157 5 1218 .8258 6 6 5 7 6 5 6 .810
6 Florida .7863 7 7 2154 .7492 7 1091 .7397 4 4 6 4 4 4 5 .870
7 LSU .7054 5 8 2011 .6995 9 998 .6766 7 9 7 11 7 6 7 .740
8 South Carolina .6206 8 11 1654 .5753 11 880 .5966 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 .690
9 Louisville .6040 10 10 1825 .6348 10 940 .6373 13 10 14 8 15 23 11 .540
10 Florida State .5969 9 6 2223 .7732 6 1147 .7776 19 18 20 15 25 0 17 .240
11 Oregon State .5965 11 12 1588 .5523 12 807 .5471 8 7 10 6 10 10 8 .690
12 Oklahoma .5812 12 13 1556 .5412 13 800 .5424 10 12 9 16 8 8 9 .660
13 Clemson .5772 13 9 1969 .6849 8 1013 .6868 16 16 13 14 23 0 15 .360
14 Stanford .5086 14 14 1431 .4977 15 705 .4780 12 11 12 13 12 12 14 .550
15 Texas A&M .5060 16 15 1320 .4591 14 736 .4990 11 13 16 10 11 11 13 .560
16 Nebraska .3976 20 16 992 .3450 16 513 .3478 14 15 17 12 13 14 12 .500
17 Texas .3593 23 17 860 .2991 17 485 .3288 15 14 11 18 16 13 16 .450
18 UCLA .2533 NR 21 587 .2042 19 333 .2258 17 17 0 17 18 18 18 .330
19 USC .1706 17 18 690 .2400 22 224 .1519 23 0 21 0 21 19 24 .120
20 Louisiana Tech .1584 25 19 659 .2292 18 363 .2461 30 0 25 0 0 0 0 .000
21 Mississippi State .1453 15 20 603 .2097 23 186 .1261 25 23 0 20 24 22 25 .100
22 Texas Tech .1422 18 25 203 .0706 NR 68 .0461 18 19 15 0 19 15 20 .310
23 Rutgers .1214 NR 22 475 .1652 20 264 .1790 28 24 0 21 0 0 0 .020
24 Northwestern .0962 NR 24 259 .0901 21 234 .1586 27 21 0 22 0 0 0 .040
25 Toledo .0796 NR NR 160 .0557 25 108 .0732 24 22 0 19 0 0 19 .110

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