The week 9 BCS standings came out Sunday night, and Auburn is now No. 1. The 2010 BCS standings had Oklahoma on top last week, but they fell to the undefeated Missouri Tigers on Saturday, and thus fell out of the top spot. Auburn had an extremely impressive win over LSU this weekend, and that turned out to be enough to jump past Boise State and Oregon to take over the 2010 BCS standings.
Nevada and Baylor have nice spots at the bottom of the Top 25, and while they might not break into the real BCS picture, they are going to help add strength of schedule points to several opponents during the rest of the season. Ohio State and LSU now find themselves outside of the top 10, and Stanford is still down at No. 13 after only losing to Oregon this year. The SEC is well represented up and down the week 9 BCS standings, including Arkansas at No. 19 and South Carolina at No. 20.
The Big Ten Conference is also very well represented, with Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin all going to make a big impact on how the final BCS standings end up looking. It won’t surprise many people that the highest ranking one loss team is Alabama, now at No. 7 in the BCS. They are behind Missouri in this poll, unlike how they are ahead of them in the AP Top 25 and Coaches’ Poll.
So why is Auburn No. 1 in the 2010 BCS standings now? Because they have beaten four schools currently in the top 25, and that was enough to help them in the computer rankings. Auburn was No. 3 in both the Coaches’ Poll and Harris Poll, but they were able to pass Oregon and Boise State thanks to how much better their strength of schedule has been to this point. Auburn still has to play Alabama as well, so that will impact things, but people are sleeping on the TCU vs. Utah game that still has to take place later in the year.
Things are looking bleak again for Boise State, especially with how they saw a team above them lose again, and yet they remain as the third ranked team.
Week 9 BCS Rankings
3. Boise State
5. Michigan State
11. Ohio State
16. Florida State
17. Oklahoma State
20. South Carolina
21. Mississippi State
23. Virginia Tech