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BCS Rankings Week 8: Big Ten Has Three Teams In Top 15

The Ohio State Buckeyes have quite a challenge ahead of them if they are going to get back in the Big Ten Leaders Division race. Fortunately for them, they have already faced two of their toughest teams on the schedule according to the latest BCS rankings. Their next opponent, the Wisconsin Badgers, are one of three teams from the Big Ten in the top 15 of the latest BCS rankings:

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 LSU .9702 1 1 2854 .9927 1 1457 .9878 3 3 1 3 2 3 3 .930
2 Alabama .9627 2 2 2777 .9659 2 1434 .9722 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 .950
3 Oklahoma State .9240 4 3 2559 .8901 4 1301 .8820 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1.000
4 Boise State .8302 5 5 2410 .8383 5 1213 .8224 5 5 4 4 6 8 6 .830
5 Clemson .8240 7 6 2346 .8160 6 1174 .7959 4 6 5 5 4 4 4 .860
6 Stanford .8124 8 4 2523 .8776 3 1327 .8997 9 7 6 8 14 21 9 .660
7 Oregon .6877 10 7 2136 .7430 7 1121 .7600 12 14 7 12 12 12 12 .560
8 Kansas State .6681 11 10 1764 .6136 12 827 .5607 5 4 9 6 5 5 5 .830
9 Oklahoma .6642 3 8 1866 .6490 9 964 .6536 7 8 8 7 8 11 14 .690
10 Arkansas .6581 9 9 1851 .6438 8 974 .6603 8 12 11 15 7 6 7 .670
11 Michigan State .5380 16 11 1760 .6122 10 932 .6319 15 18 10 16 17 17 17 .370
12 Virginia Tech .5338 12 15 1343 .4671 15 729 .4942 10 11 16 10 9 10 8 .640
13 South Carolina .5014 14 14 1378 .4793 14 730 .4949 13 10 17 11 11 14 15 .530
14 Nebraska .4385 13 13 1508 .5245 13 798 .5410 21 20 13 18 22 23 19 .250
15 Wisconsin .4333 6 12 1731 .6021 11 867 .5878 24 24 12 23 0 25 21 .110

 

The Badgers fell nine spots after their last second loss at Michigan St. Michigan at No. 18 and Penn St. at No. 19 are also left on the Buckeyes' schedule.

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