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2012 BCS Rankings, Week 9: Texas climbs 2 spots

The Texas Longhorns climbed two spots to No. 23 in this week's BCS standings. Fellow Big 12 member Kansas State jumped up to No. 3 after its impressive road victory over West Virginia.

Cooper Neill

The Texas Longhorns rose two spots in the latest installment of the BCS standings. After debuting at No. 25 last week, the Longhorns are now at No. 23 after narrowly defeating Baylor on Saturday.

Texas is one of five teams from the Big 12 conference to be included in the rankings. The Kansas State Wildcats, who went up a spot to No. 3, lead the pack after their dismantling of the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. As a result of the loss, West Virginia dropped six spots to No. 19. The Oklahoma Sooners jumped up to No. 8 following an easy victory over the Kansas Jayhawks, while the Texas Tech Red Raiders climbed three spots to No. 14 after beating the TCU Horned Frogs in a shootout.

The Alabama Crimson Tide held on to the top spot, while the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio Bobcats and Wisconsin Badgers made it into the rankings after being omitted last week.

Here are the full standings:

BCS Rankings - Week 9

Rank Team Avg
1 Alabama Crimson Tide .9625
2 Florida Gators .9310
3 Kansas St. Wildcats
4 Oregon Ducks
5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .8512
6 LSU Tigers .7862
7 Oregon St. Beavers
8 Oklahoma Sooners
9 USC Trojans
10 Georgia Bulldogs
11 Mississippi St. Bulldogs .5265
12 Florida St. Seminoles .4925
13 South Carolina Gamecocks
14 Texas Tech Red Raiders .4736
15 Rutgers Scarlet Knights .4703
16 Louisville Cardinals .4196
17 Stanford Cardinal .3850
18 Clemson Tigers .3692
19 West Virginia Mountaineers
20 Texas A&M Aggies
21 Boise St. Broncos .2070
22 Michigan Wolverines
23 Texas Longhorns .1221
24 Ohio Bobcats
25 Wisconsin Badgers

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.