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College football notes • Notre Dame latest to pass Oregon in BCS standings

Published October 28, 2012 8:15 pm

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Now Notre Dame is ahead of Oregon in the BCS standings.

The Fighting Irish became the latest team to move past Oregon on Sunday, taking third place behind Alabama and Kansas State. The Ducks remained fourth.

Florida fell out of the top five with a 17-9 loss to Georgia, helping to set the field in the race for the BCS title game with a month to go in the regular season.

Alabama is locked in at No. 1, and if the Crimson Tide can keep winning it will play for its third championship in four years. The Wildcats (.9400), Fighting Irish (.9147) and Ducks (.9136) need to remain unbeaten, and keep an eye on each other.

Lattimore's knee dislocated

In Columbia, S.C., Marcus Lattimore had his right knee dislocated and sustained ligament damage against Tennessee, yet South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier believes the junior could eventually return to football.

Spurrier visited Lattimore on Sunday and said the running back displayed a good attitude about his condition. Spurrier said team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimore's knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to the hospital.

Guy said in a statement that Lattimore's knee was hyperextended and resulted in injuries to several ligaments. Guy said there were no fractures, broken bones or other injuries and Lattimore's surgically repaired left knee was not affected.

Two Idaho players dismissed

In Moscow, Idaho, the University of Idaho says two football players have been dismissed for violating team rules and a third has been suspended for violating athletic department policy.

The school announced Sunday that quarterback Dominique Blackman and linebacker Conrad Scheidt have been kicked off the team. The school also says tight end Taylor Elmo has been suspended.