Nov. 15, 2009
BERKELEY - Cal moved back into the most recent BCS Standings released on Sunday at No. 25 following a 24-16 victory Saturday over previous No. 17 Arizona at Memorial Stadium.
The Bears have ranked as high as No. 20 in the 2009 BCS Standings, reaching that spot on Nov. 1 before a loss to Oregon State six days later knocked them out of last week's standings.
Cal also received votes in both the latest AP Top 25 rankings (53 votes) and the USA Today poll (55 votes) released Sunday. The Bears were last ranked in on Nov. 1 in both polls at No. 23.
Cal had been ranked as high as No. 6 by both AP and USA Today on Sept. 20 after opening the season with a 3-0 mark following a No. 12 preseason ranking in both. The top six teams in the latest BCS standings - Florida (.9833 BCS average), Alabama (.9521), Texas (.9261), TCU (.8685), Cincinnati (.8536) and Boise State (.7950) - are all undefeated.
No. 11 Oregon (.6265) is the first of five Pac-10 teams listed, followed by No. 17 Stanford (.3406), No. 18 USC (.2714), No. 19 Oregon State (.2487) and No. 25 Cal (.0935).
The Harris Interactive and USA Today polls, as well as computer rankings each comprise one-third of the BCS Standings. Cal is ranked No. 21 by the computers, No. 29 in the Harris Interactive poll and No. 30 in the USA Today poll.
The top seven teams in the AP Top 25 rankings and USA Today polls are the same as the top seven in the BCS Standings with Georgia Tech (10-1) checking in at No. 7 after the six unbeatens in all three.
Cal (7-3, 4-3 Pac-10) faces No. 14 AP/No. 17 USA Today/No. 17 BCS Stanford (7-3, 6-2 Pac-10) in the 112th Big Game at Stanford Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 21 (4:30 p.m.). The contest will be televised nationally on Versus.
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