Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Oregon leapfrogged Florida State for the
coveted second spot in the latest edition of the BCS standings released
Alabama (8-0, .9937) sits at its usual perch atop the standings. The two-
time reigning BCS champion Crimson Tide have been nothing short of
spectacular in rolling to a perfect record, outscoring their opponents,
246-26, over the past six games.
The Ducks (8-0, .9517) passed the Seminoles (8-0, .9211) following an
impressive 42-14 triumph over then-No. 12 UCLA. Florida State held the second
spot in the original standings last Sunday after its 51-14 beatdown of
Clemson. FSU downed NC State, 49-17, on Saturday.
Oregon holds a .0306 advantage over FSU, which led by a minuscule .0028 in
last Sunday's standings.
Ohio State remained at No. 4, while Stanford is the highest ranked one-loss
team at No. 5. Baylor, Miami-Florida, Clemson, Missouri and Oklahoma round
out the top 10.
No. 16 Fresno State and No. 17 Northern Illinois are the nation's top two
squads from outside the automatic qualifying conferences.
This is the final year the national championship will be determined by the BCS
standings, which factor in the USA Today Poll, the Harris Poll and six
A highly anticipated four-team playoff will be installed for the 2014 season.
Alabama and Notre Dame played in the BCS final last year, and the Crimson Tide
won handily, 42-14, en route to their third championship in four years. The
win also extended the SEC's streak to seven consecutive national champions.
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