October 17, 2011 in Sports

Top of first BCS poll features SEC, Big 12

 

LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State hold the top four spots in the first BCS standings, setting up two potentially huge conference games that could determine which teams play for the national title.

Southeastern Conference rivals first-place LSU and second-place Alabama meet Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The Tigers play defending national champion Auburn at home on Saturday and the Crimson Tide is at Tennessee. If they can get through that, both will be off for a week before a likely No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup that could decide the SEC West.

Third-place Oklahoma and fourth-place Oklahoma State have to wait longer to play their potential Big 12 showdown. The Bedlam rivalry is set for Dec. 3.

BCS standings

TeamAvg
1. LSU 0.9522
2. Alabama 0.9519
3. Oklahoma 0.9301
4. Oklahoma St. 0.8568
5. Boise St. 0.8027
6. Wisconsin 0.7708
7. Clemson 0.7582
8. Stanford 0.7484
9. Arkansas 0.6263
10. Oregon 0.6190
11. Kansas St. 0.5688
12. Virg. Tech 0.5048
13. Nebraska 0.4972
14. S. Carolina 0.4914
15. W. Virginia 0.3730
16. Michigan St. 0.3288
17. Texas A&M 0.3074
18. Michigan 0.2995
19. Houston 0.2863
20. Auburn 0.2645
21. Penn St. 0.2311
22. Ga. Tech 0.1968
23. Illinois 0.1516
24. Texas 0.1348
25. Washington 0.0871

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