First BCS Rankings Provide Buzz but Little Else

The first official BCS rankings of 2012 come out Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. In this week's Top 25 projection, Notre Dame maps its course to the national championship.

TUSCALOOSA — The Associated Press poll loves Alabama. So do the USA Today coaches rankings. Paint the Harris poll crimson, too. But the six computers that combine to help decide the BCS standings? They're not on board. Of the 234 voters in the AP,

The Louisville Cardinals checked in at No. 16 in the first set of BCS rankings for the 2012 college football season.

The first official BCS rankings of 2012 give Alabama and Florida the best chances of competing for the national championship.

Alabama and Florida are at the top of the season's first BCS standings, making it yet another all-SEC top two, with Oregon and Kansas State close behind the Gators. The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise.