Badgers sixth in first BCS
Wisconsin opens at No. 6 in the first BCS standings, while LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State hold the top four spots.
Two potentially huge conference games could determine which teams play for the national title.
Southeastern Conference rivals first-place LSU and second-place Alabama meet Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
LSU plays defending national champion Auburn at home on Saturday, and the Crimson Tide is at Tennessee. If they can get through that, both will be off for a week before a likely
No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup that could decide the SEC West.
Third-place Oklahoma and fourth-place Oklahoma State have to wait longer to play their potential Big 12 showdown. The Bedlam rivalry is set for Dec. 3 at Stillwater, Okla.
The only other time the top four teams in the first BCS standings of the season came from two conferences was 2000, when the Big 12 (Nebraska and Oklahoma) and the Big East (Virginia Tech and Miami) did it.
The BCS standings combine the coaches’ poll, Harris poll and a compilation of six computer rankings.
The top four teams in the AP Top 25, which is not part of the BCS standings, are LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
Boise State is fifth in the first BCS standings.
Last updated: 6:43 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012