California, however, leapt further. The Golden Bears 27-0 pummeling of then-BCS No. 15 Arizona State boosted their BCS rank from No. 8 to No. 4. Cal, whose one loss this season is to No. 1 USC, is ahead of three unbeaten teams in the BCS standings.
The Golden Bears (6-1) received significant boosts in the human polls, leaping from a .759 share to a .838 share in the Associated Press poll and a .699 to a .787 in the coaches' poll. Cal's largest jump, however, came in the composite computer rankings, where it leapt from No. 14 (.470) to No. 5 (.790). The Sun Devils, who fell to No. 18 in the BCS, slid from No. 6 to No. 8 in the computer standings.
Wisconsin (8-0) moved up in each human poll without playing a game, but lost one point in the computer rankings, its share falling from .620 to .610.
The Trojans (8-0) maintained their grip on No. 1 in the BCS standings, with a .9895 average share of the three BCS factors. Oklahoma (8-0), which is No. 2 in each human poll and tied with USC for No. 1 among the computers, is second at .9648. Auburn (9-0, .9238), Cal (.8050) and Wisconsin (.7579), round out the top five.
Utah (8-0) remained static at No. 6, though its BCS share improved to .7429. Texas (7-1, .7370), Tennessee (7-1, .7124) and Georgia (7-1, .7019) are within striking distance of a coveted spot among the BCS' top six teams. Miami (6-1, .6530), No. 3 last week, dropped to No. 10 after its loss to North Carolina Saturday.
The nation's sixth unbeaten team, Boise State (8-0), rests at No. 12 in the BCS standings.