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.

Five SEC Teams Remain in Top Eight of Week 11 BCS Standings

NEW YORK (WCBI/ESPN) – Alabama secured its hold at the top of the BCS standings a day after winning its biggest road test of the season.

Kansas State remained No. 2, while No. 3 Oregon passed No. 4 Notre Dame in the latest standings released Sunday night. All three contenders won on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide, No. 1 in both the USA Today and Harris polls, rallied for a 21-17 win at LSU on Saturday and were rewarded by the computer average that makes up one-third of the BCS standings.

Last week, Alabama was rated No. 1 by only one of the six computer formulas. After beating LSU, four of the computers rate Bama No. 1. The Tide are 2nd and 3rd in the other computers; Notre Dame is No. 1 in both of those. The average discounts the six computers’ highest and lowest rating.

Alabama’s advantage over Kansas State in the full BCS average increased from .0359 to .0639.

Oregon, ranked second in both polls, jumped to No. 3 after winning at USC 62-51, while Notre Dame barely won at home against Pittsburgh, 29-26 in triple overtime.

The Ducks also nearly halved the gap between them and Kansas State, shrinking the difference in average from .0264 to .0152.

Alabama finishes the regular season with home games against No. 15 Texas A&M, Western Carolina and Auburn.

Mississippi State fell from 15 to 21 in this week’s BCS after their 38-13 defeat to Texas A&M. The Aggies moved up to Mississippi State’s former spot at #15 in this week’s standings.

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