The BCS rankings reflecting week 10's exciting slate of college football games were released Sunday evening and they show quite a bit of change in the top 10, including a new team atop the standings.
The Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday ranked No. 10 in the nation, but after handing then-undefeated Florida their first loss on the season, Mark Richt's Bulldogs jumped to No. 6 in the BCS standings. Perhaps as importantly, the win gave the Bulldogs control of their own destiny in the SEC East as they march toward the SEC title game.
Due to Georgia's win over then-No. 2 Florida, the Kansas State Wildcats find themselves as the biggest beneficiaries, taking what was formerly Florida's spot as the No. 2 team in the nation. The Gators fell to No. 7 in the nation, just one spot below Georgia.
Here are the second BCS standings from No. 1 through No. 25:
Fun facts, via the National Football Foundation:
• First-time school(s) in the BCS Standings: Louisiana Tech. A total of 86 schools have appeared in the BCS Standings since they were created in 1998.
• Schools debuting in 2012 BCS Standings: No. 20 Nebraska, No. 22 Arizona, No. 24 Oklahoma, No. 25 Louisiana Tech.
• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 15 Rutgers, No. 22 Michigan, No. 24 Ohio, No. 25 Wisconsin.
• This week marks the first time in the history of the BCS Standings that five teams from the same conference have been ranked in the top 10: SEC - No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Florida, No. 8 South Carolina. The conference also extends its streak of having at least one team in the No. 1 or No. 2 position in 35 of the last 36 BCS Standings, dating back to Dec. 2, 2007.
• Kansas State has reached its highest-ever ranking at No. 2. The previous high was No. 3 for five consecutive weeks from Nov. 9 through Dec. 6, 1998 and last week's ranking on October 21, 2012.
• Notre Dame ties its highest-ever ranking at No. 3 (2002). The Fighting Irish have been in the top five for three consecutive weeks, the first time that has happened in the BCS era.
• Louisville has cracked the top 10 of the BCS Standings for the first time since Dec. 3, 2006. The Cards' position at No. 10 marks the first time a Big East team has been in the top 10 since Cincinnati (No. 3) in 2009.
• Five schools moved up four or more positions from last week's Standings: Louisville (16 to 10), Clemson (18 to 13), South Carolina (13 to 8), Georgia (10 to 6) and Texas A&M (20 to 16).
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