2022 college football: BCS simulated top 25 rankings ahead of Week 12

No. 5 Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 SEC) will play at South Carolina (6-4, 3-4 SEC) Saturday in Week 12.

Kickoff between the Vols and Gamecocks is slated for 7 p.m. EST at Williams-Brice Stadium.

ESPN will televise the SEC East matchup.

Tennessee’s 2022 regular-season schedule features home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6),

Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky (W, 44-6) and Missouri (W, 66-24).

The Vols’ 2022 schedule features road contests at Pittsburgh (W, 34-27 OT) in the second edition of the Johnny Majors Classic, LSU (W, 40-13), Georgia (L, 27-13), South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

Ahead of Week 12, BCS Know How released Bowl Championship Series simulated rankings.

The BCS formula was used in the Football Bowl Subdivision from 1998 to 2013 to determine the top two teams to play in a national championship game.

Tennessee defeated Florida State, 23-16, in the inaugural BCS national championship game on Jan. 4, 1999, in the Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Next are BCS Know How’s simulated top 25 BCS rankings ahead of Week 12.

1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Michigan

4. TCU 5. Tennessee 6. Alabama

7. LSU 8. USC 9. Clemson

10. Utah 11. Penn State 12. North Carolina

13. Oregon 14. Ole Miss

15. Washington 16. Kansas State

17. UCLA 18. Notre Dame

19. UCF 20. Florida State

21. Texas 22. Oklahoma State

23. Coastal Carolina 24. Cincinnati

25. Tulane

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