First BCS poll is out: Huskers come in at #23

The first BCS poll of the year is out and the usual suspects find themselves at the top. What perhaps wasn't expected, though, is that the Huskers debut on the list at number 23. The Huskers, following their first road win of the year and an overall 5-1 record stand as one of the top teams in the Big 12. Check out the full BCS poll below.

Nebraska debuts on the first BCS poll of the year at number 23, joining fellow conference teams; Texas (2) and Texas Tech (7).

The Huskers lost to the seventh ranked Red Raiders in Lincoln, Texas Tech escaping as defensive tackle Le Kevin Smith intercepted a Cody Hodges pass. If Smith had fallen to the ground, retaining possession, Nebraska would have needed to just run out the clock.

Smith fumbled the interception, however, Texas Tech recovering and scoring shoretly thereafter to give them the three point victory.

Full BCS Poll

Additional Media Coverage of the BCS

Associated Press - USC, Texas Atop First BCS Poll (10/17/05)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - No Surprises in First BCS Standings (10/17/05)

Autumn Spectacle - Revelations and Implications (10/17/05)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - USC, Texas 1-2 in Initial BCS Rankings (10/17/05)

Los Angeles Times - Watching These Teams Finish Was a Real Kick (10/17/05)

Orlando Sentinel - BCS Relies on Variety of Brainpower (10/17/05)

Washington Post - Drama Helps Clear BCS Picture (10/17/05)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Season's First BCS Poll Renews Debate (10/16/05)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Meet the BCS Computer Gurus (10/15/05)

Autumn Spectacle - Pac 10 Commissioner Discusses the BCS (10/12/05)

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