Published Sun, Oct 21, 2012 3:40 pm Dateline
Updated Sun, Oct 21, 2012 8:43 pm
The Ohio Bobcats (7-0) are ranked in the official BCS Standings for the first time in program history. The Bobcats entered the top 25 at No. 24 with a BCS average of .117.
The Bobcats were not ranked in last week’s BCS Standings, but they appear in this week’s rankings after losses by No. 21 Cincinnati and No. 23 TCU. Ohio is ranked No. 23 in both the Harris Poll and the USA Today Poll. The Bobcats appear in three of the six computer polls with a computer average of 22. Their highest computer ranking is 13.
Ohio also moved up two spots to No. 23 in the AP Poll Sunday after their bye week. After earning entry into the poll for the first time since 1968 last week, Ohio is ranked in the top 25 for the second consecutive week.
Ohio received 181 points in the AP Poll, putting them right behind the SEC’s Texas A&M. The Bobcats are ahead of the Big 12’s West Virginia—ranked No. 25 after suffering back-to-back losses.
Ohio received 132 points to earn entry into the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, at No. 23 right behind West Virginia. The Bobcats jumped ahead of Cincinnati, TCU and Arizona State after all three teams dropped from the poll.
Ohio returns to the field Saturday to take on rival Miami (Ohio) in Oxford.