Clemson ranked 7th in initial BCS Standings


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Clemson, SC—Clemson is ranked seventh in the Bowl Championship Series standings announced on Sunday night. The BCS Standings are used to determine the teams who play in the BCS Bowls, including the BCS National Championship game.

The BCS ranking are composed of one-third from the USA Today Coaches Poll, a third from the Harris Poll and a third from the six computer polls.

This is the first time Clemson has been ranked in the BCS standings since November 22, 2009 when Clemson was 18th. The number-seven ranking is tied for the best for the program in the BCS era. Clemson was seventh in the October 23, 2000 BCS standing, the first time Clemson was ranked by the BCS. That is also the only previous time Clemson was ranked in the top 10 in the BCS.

This is the 18th time the Clemson has been ranked in the BCS poll. Clemson was ranked in the last five polls of 2000 and held a number-15 ranking in the final BCS standing that year. The Tigers were ranked in the BCS four times in 2006 between October 15 and November 19.
Clemson was ranked in a school record six BCS standings in 2007, including a number 15 in the final standings of 2007. That was the last time Clemson was ranked in the final BCS Standings. Clemson was also ranked twice in 2009, #23 on November 15 and #18 on November 22.


Clemson’s BCS Ranking History

Date	        Rank
10-23-2000	7
10-30-2000	13
11-11-2000	13
11-27-2000	15
12-3-2000	15
10-15-2006	12
10-22-2006	12
10-29-2006	19
11-19-2006	24
10-28-2007	25
11-4-2007	21
11-11-2007	15
11-18-2007	22
11-25-2007	16
12-2-2007	15
11-15-2009	23
11-22-2009	18
10-16-2011	7


BCS Standings

Rank	Team	        Harris Poll	USA TODAY poll	Computer rank	BCS Average
1	LSU		1	.9805	2	.9559	3	.9200	.9522
2	Alabama		2	.9544	3	.9512	2	.9500	.9519
3	Oklahoma	3	.9336	1	.9668	4	.8900	.9301
4	Oklahoma State	6	.8052	6	.7953	1	.9700	.8568
5	Boise State	5	.8136	7	.7946	6	.8000	.8027
6	Wisconsin	4	.8567	4	.8556	11	.6000	.7708
7	Clemson		8	.7176	8	.6969	5	.8600	.7582
8	Stanford	7	.7969	5	.8285	8	.6200	.7484
9	Arkansas	10	.6278	10	.6312	8	.6200	.6263
10	Oregon		9	.6800	8	.6969	12	.4800	.6190
11	Kansas State	12	.5068	16	.4597	7	.7400	.5688
12	Virginia Tech	16	.4379	14	.4664	10	.6100	.5048
13	Nebraska	11	.5162	11	.5254	15	.4500	.4972
14	South Carolina	13	.4856	12	.5186	13	.4700	.4914
15	West Virginia	14	.4727	14	.4664	21	.1800	.3730
16	Michigan State	15	.4487	13	.4678	23	.0700	.3288
17	Texas A&M	19	.2710	18	.2814	18	.3700	.3074
18	Michigan	17	.3179	17	.3105	20	.2700	.2995
19	Houston		22	.1955	20	.2434	16	.4200	.2863
20	Auburn		21	.1965	23	.1369	14	.4600	.2645
21	Penn State	23	.1019	22	.1715	16	.4200	.2311
22	Georgia Tech	18	.2918	19	.2685	25	.0300	.1968
23	Illinois	20	.1986	21	.1763	22	.0800	.1516
24	Texas		25	.0268	--	.0176	19	.3600	.1348
25	Washington	24	.0835	24	.1180	24	.0600	.0871

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