Robby Donoho

About Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at robbydonoho@wcbi.com.

First BCS Standings of 2012 Released

(ESPN/AP/WCBI) – Two Southeastern Conference teams again hold the top two spots in the BCS standings.

No. 1 Alabama (.9761) and No. 2 Florida (.9092) have the inside track to the Discover BCS National Championship Game in this season’s first version of the standings, announced Sunday.

No. 3 Oregon (.8993) is on the outside looking in, followed by No. 4 Kansas State (.8963) and No. 5 Notre Dame (.8774).

The Crimson Tide and Gators, both 6-0, do not play each other this season but would meet in the SEC Championship Game if both maintain their unbeaten records.

Despite being ranked third in the Harris Poll and fourth in the USA Today poll, Florida got a boost to the second spot by having the nation’s best average computer ranking. Notre Dame was second in the computer rankings.

LSU, one of the preseason favorites to make the Jan. 7 title game in Miami, is the highest-ranked team with a loss at No. 6. The Tigers fell to Florida on Oct. 6.

No. 7 South Carolina, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 10 USC round out the top 10.

With No. 11 Georgia, No. 12 Mississippi State and No. 18 Texas A&M, the SEC has seven teams in the top 25. Two SEC teams, LSU and Alabama, held the top two spots in six of the eight standings last season.

There are no Big Ten teams in the top 25.

Despite its strong initial showing, another all-SEC national championship game is still a long shot. Oregon’s schedule is backloaded with strong opponents and the Ducks will likely be able to close the gap in the computers if they keep winning.

This is safe to say: If Alabama keeps winning, the Tide will play for its second straight national title, and third in four seasons.

Alabama has never before been first in the initial standings. Seven times since the Bowl Championship Series was implemented in 1998, the team that was first in the initial standings went on to play in the BCS title game.

Seven times the team that started second played for the BCS title. And only twice has neither of the teams that were in the top two spots in the first standings reached the title game.

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 .9761 NR 1 2870 .9983 1 1475 1.0000 3 5 1 3 4 1 3 .930
2 Florida .9092 NR 3 2554 .8883 4 1297 .8793 1 1 5 2 2 2 2 .960
3 Oregon .8993 NR 2 2758 .9593 2 1414 .9586 6 6 3 6 8 6 10 .780
4 Kansas State .8963 NR 4 2538 .8828 3 1307 .8861 4 2 4 5 3 3 1 .920
5 Notre Dame .8774 NR 5 2427 .8442 5 1251 .8481 2 3 2 1 1 4 4 .940
6 LSU .7522 NR 6 2263 .7871 6 1179 .7993 9 17 6 12 11 5 8 .670
7 South Carolina .6930 NR 7 1992 .6929 8 1012 .6861 7 8 7 8 10 9 9 .700
8 Oregon State .6808 NR 10 1850 .6435 11 839 .5688 5 4 9 4 5 7 5 .830
9 Oklahoma .6664 NR 9 1860 .6470 7 1021 .6922 10 15 10 14 6 8 6 .660
10 USC .5959 NR 11 1820 .6330 9 995 .6746 15 12 8 17 17 10 20 .480
11 Georgia .4980 NR 12 1574 .5475 12 806 .5464 17 14 14 18 18 14 19 .400
12 Mississippi State .4846 NR 14 1348 .4689 16 671 .4549 12 7 21 9 16 13 13 .530
13 West Virginia .4793 NR 15 1291 .4490 15 677 .4590 12 11 12 13 9 17 15 .530
14 Florida State .4277 NR 8 1898 .6602 10 919 .6231 28 0 0 0 0 23 0 .000
15 Rutgers .4083 NR 17 947 .3294 17 495 .3356 11 10 20 10 15 11 12 .560
16 Louisville .4061 NR 16 1228 .4271 14 695 .4712 19 16 0 16 20 19 17 .320
17 Texas Tech .3572 NR 21 534 .1857 20 274 .1858 7 9 11 7 7 21 7 .700
18 Texas A&M .3379 NR 19 674 .2344 19 397 .2692 14 18 23 11 12 12 11 .510
19 Clemson .3341 NR 13 1437 .4998 13 741 .5024 28 0 22 0 0 0 0 .000
20 Stanford .2654 NR 20 634 .2205 23 215 .1458 16 13 16 15 14 16 21 .430
21 Cincinnati .2483 NR 18 793 .2758 18 456 .3092 21 21 0 21 24 15 22 .160
22 Boise State .1978 NR 23 488 .1697 22 271 .1837 20 20 13 20 22 18 23 .240
23 TCU .1377 NR 22 514 .1788 21 272 .1844 26 0 18 0 25 22 0 .050
24 Iowa State .1139 NR NR 24 .0083 NR 5 .0034 18 19 17 19 13 0 16 .330
25 Texas .0640 NR 25 188 .0654 NR 54 .0366 23 0 24 0 19 20 25 .090