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BCS Standings: Oregon Still No. 2, Now Behind Auburn, Despite Oklahoma Loss

The Oregon Ducks headed into their game last week ranked number two in the BCS standings, they won in convincing fashion, 60-13 over UCLA, and the number one team (Oklahoma) lost, but the Ducks are still second in the latest BCS standings. The Auburn Tigers, in the latest BCS standings, are now the top-ranked team, after defeating the No. 6 LSU Tigers 24-17 on Saturday.

This is the third time Oregon has been ranked second in the BCS standings. The Ducks have held that position for two straight weeks this season, and also held that spot on November 12, 2007. However, star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Dixon got hurt that season and the Ducks lost their last three regular season games.

This is the 13th season that the BCS standings have been in place, and only two Pac-10 teams have ever held the top spot in any week. In the very first BCS standings, on October 24, 1998, the UCLA Bruins were ranked number one, in a season in which they were undefeated until losing their last regular season game to the Miami Hurricanes. The USC Trojans were the top-ranked team in all eight BCS standings in the 2004 season, and for seven of the eight weeks in 2005.

There have been 95 weeks of BCS standings, dating back to 1998, and the Pac-10 has held the top spot just 16 times, and held the number two position just 14 times.

BCS History By Conference
Conference BCS #1 BCS #2 Total
Big XII 29 19 48
SEC 21 17 38
Big Ten 15 21 36
Pac-10 16 14 30
Big East
7 16 23
ACC 7 8 15

Thanks to and Wikipedia for some of the information.