The West Virginia Mountaineers still have a spot in the top 20 of the BCS Standings after Week 9, coming in at No. 19 despite a blowout loss to Kansas State.
Dana Holgersen's squad has seen its stock drop drastically in the past two weeks after climbing into the top 5 of the AP Poll in Week 7. The high-powered offense led by Geno Smith has only mustered 14 points in each of their two losses, first on the road against Texas Tech and this past week in Morgantown against the Wildcats. But they still have a spot in the BCS: although the two human polls used rank the Mountaineers at No. 22, various computer rankings put them as high as No. 13, leaving them at the 19th spot overall.
For what it's worth, Kansas State came in at No. 3 after their 55-14 beatdown of West Virginia. That performance allowed them to pass Oregon, who now sits at No. 4, while Florida held on to their No. 2 ranking. Alabama of course is the top team in the country, with Notre Dame rounding out the undefeated Top 5.
Here's a look at the full standings:
- 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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