Texas Tech Second in Weekly BCS Standings
Nov. 9, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech gained some ground on top-ranked Alabama and trail the Crimson Tide by a mere .0099 in the latest BCS standings, released Sunday afternoon. The second-ranked Red Raiders closed the gap by virtue of its 56-20 win over then-No. 8 Oklahoma State and Alabama's overtime scare at then-No. 15 LSU, a 27-21 Tide victory.
The Red Raiders are ranked second in the USA Today Coaches Poll and Harris Poll. Texas Tech is first in the third poll, which combines the rankings of six computer poll. This is the second-straight week for the Red Raiders in the second spot.
No. 3 Texas moved up a spot, leapfrogging Florida in fourth place, while Oklahoma moved up to fifth. USC, Utah, Penn State, Boise State and Georgia round out the top 10 teams, respectively. Missouri jumped two spots to No. 12 and is trailed closely by No. 13 Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech and Oklahoma will take the upcoming week off, before meeting in Norman for Texas Tech's third-straight game against a team ranked among the nation's top 10. Meanwhile, Alabama hosts Mississippi on Saturday and No. 3 Texas travels to Kansas. No. 4 Florida hosts No. 25 South Carolina.
Texas Tech is 10-0 for the first time since 1938 and 6-0 in conference play for the first time in school history. The Red Raiders have two more regular-season games on the slate - Nov. 22 at Oklahoma and No. 29 against Baylor at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock.