Thursday, July 31, 2014

ND 5th in BCS rankings

Notre Dame stands fifth in the first BCS rankings of the season
Posted on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Associated Press

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. Florida’s BCS average is .9092. Oregon’s is .8993 and Kansas State’s is .8963.

Notre Dame is fifth and not too far back at .8774.

 Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell watches practice during an NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Caldwell has had a calming presence on his new team, perhaps giving the franchise what it needed after five years with the emotionally charged Jim Schwartz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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 Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (10) and Adam Eaton (1) celebrate their 7-4 win against the Detroit Tigers after a baseball game in Detroit,  Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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