Notre Dame stands No. 5 in BCS rankings
Posted: 10/14/2012 at 9:00 pm
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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown pass during overtime an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Riding a 6-0 record, Notre Dame is No. 5 in the first BCS standings of the season, released Sunday.
The Irish, who topped Stanford 20-13 in overtime on Saturday, have a .8774 rating in the computer rankings. Notre Dame moved up to No. 5 in the Associated Press poll and the USA Today poll.
Alabama and Florida are at the top of the BCS rankings, making another all-SEC top two, with Oregon and Kansas State close behind the Gators.
The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise. Alabama is an overwhelming No. 1 in both polls used in the BCS formula.
Florida in second was less anticipated. The Gators are No. 3 in the polls, but rated best by the computer rankings That gave them a slight edge over Oregon and Kansas State when the numbers were crunched. Floridaís BCS average is .9092. Oregonís is .8993 and Kansas Stateís is .8963.
Notre Dame is fifth and not too far back at .8774.