The University of Notre Dame remains No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings after completing a 12-0 regular season.
Now the Fighting Irish will wait one more week to see which Southeastern Conference opponent they’ll play for college football’s national title on Jan. 7 in Miami.
Notre Dame assured itself of a spot in the BCS championship game with its 22-13 victory over the University of Southern California two days ago. The Fighting Irish last night claimed the No. 1 ranking in the BCS standings for the second straight week and are followed by the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.
Alabama (11-1) will play Georgia (11-1) in the Dec. 1 SEC championship game in Atlanta, with the conference winner probably in line to face Notre Dame for the national title.
“It’s a great opportunity to play a really good team in the SEC Championship game,” said Alabama coach Nick Saban, whose team has won the BCS title in two of the past three years. “To me, in all those games that I’ve been a part of, they are about as good as any game in the country other than the national championship game.”
The University of Florida (11-1) is fourth in the BCS rankings, followed Oregon (11-1), Kansas State (10-1), Louisiana State (10-2), Stanford (10-2), Texas A&M (10-2) and South Carolina (10-2).
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