Top 10 BCS Standings 8.0.
A great week 12 of the 2012 college football season is in the books and boy, what a memorable week it was. Last week we saw the #1 team in the nation, Alabama, go down in defeat to Texas A&M 29-24. This week though, we saw even more fireworks. With the new #1 team being Kansas State, they had all the pressure of winning out and being in the national title game. In their first game as the new #1 team, the Wildcats had to travel to Waco, Texas to take on their division rivals, the Baylor Bears. Remember, Baylor beat #5 Oklahoma last season in Waco, 45-38, to destroy any chance Oklahoma had of playing in the national title game. Baylor did the same thing to Kansas State last night as they upset the #1 K-State Wildcats, 52-24. It was a punishing win by Baylor as they knocked the amount of undefeated teams down from three to two. Wait a second though, #2 Oregon and #13 Stanford were tied 14-14, headed into overtime just as that Baylor-Kansas State game went final. Was it possible that both the #1 and #2 teams in the nation would lose on the same night? When overtime started, Stanford won the coin toss and chose to start on defense. Oregon would run their first three plays and not get a first down. So on fourth down they had to attempt a field goal, but they would end up missing it as the ball clanked off the left upright, giving Stanford a chance to win the game with either a field goal or touchdown. Stanford would gain five yards on their first three plays and be forced to kick a 38 yard field goal. Low and behold, Stanford nailed the field goal right down the middle and finished the upset, defeating #2 Oregon, on the road in Eugene, 17-14 in OT. It was the first time both the #1 and #2 teams in the nation lost on the same day since December 1st, 2007, when #1 Missouri lost to Oklahoma and #2 West Virginia lost to Pittsburgh. Oh by the way, that leaves us with one undefeated team, and they are your Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as they improved to 11-0 by decimating Wake Forest 38-0. I think I know who’s taking over as the new #1 this week. Lets take a look.
1.Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) defeated Wake Forest Demon Deacons 38-0. Last Week (3).
2.Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1) defeated Western Carolina Catamounts 49-0. Last Week (5).
3.Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) defeated Georgia Southern Eagles 45-14. Last Week (4).
4.Florida Gators (10-1) defeated Jacksonville State Gamecocks 23-0. Last Week (6).
5.Oregon Ducks (10-1) lost to #13 Stanford Cardinal 17-14 (OT). Last Week (2).
6.Kansas State Wildcats (10-1) lost to Baylor Bears 52-24. Last Week (1).
7.Florida State Seminoles (10-1) defeated Maryland Terrapins 41-14. Last Week (7).
8.South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2) defeated Wofford Terriers 24-7. Last Week (8).
9.LSU Tigers (9-2) defeated Mississippi Rebels 41-14. Last Week (9).
10.Texas A&M Aggies (9-2) defeated Sam Houston State Bearkats 47-28. Last Week (10).
National Championship Game: #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #2 Alabama Crimson Tide
Rose Bowl: #5 Oregon Ducks vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Fiesta Bowl: #6 Kansas State Wildcats vs Clemson Tigers
Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia Bulldogs vs Stanford Cardinal
Orange Bowl: #7 Florida State Seminoles vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Heisman Trophy: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M – This Week: 14 of 20, 267 yards passing, 3 TD’s, 1 INT’s, 16 carries, 100 yards, 2 TD’s, defeated Sam Houston State Bearkats 47-28. This year: 3,047 yards passing, 21 TD passes, 7 INT’s, 69.1% Completion Percentage, 172 carries, 1,114 yards, 17 TD’s.