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ALABAMA HOLDS NO. 1 IN BCS STANDINGS WITH LSU ON TAP

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Alabama, which had a bye week, remains No. 1 in the latest BCS Standings, while for the second week in a row, the No. 2 and No. 3 teams flip-flopped. Florida State moves back to the second slot after an impressive win over previously-undefeated Miami, while Oregon, which was off, slips to No. 3. Ohio State, which dominated Purdue, remains No. 4. Stanford is No. 5 following a bye week of its own. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will meet in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.

The second five is led by Baylor, another undefeated squad which had a bye. At No. 7 is Clemson, which blew out Virginia, followed by No. 8 Missouri, which moved up one sport after getting back on track with a win over Tennessee. Auburn, which topped Arkansas, moved into the top-10 for the first time this year at No. 9, leap-frogging No. 10 Oklahoma, which held steady after a bye week.

After Miami at No. 11, the Southeastern Conference has three teams, No. 12 South Carolina, No. 13 LSU and No. 15 Texas A&M, giving the SEC six teams overall in the top 15. Oklahoma State moved up from No. 18 to No. 14 after cruising over then-No. 15 Texas Tech.

No. 16 Fresno State is the top-ranked team from a non-automatic qualifying conference. The top-ranked team from a non-AQ conference earns an automatic bid to a BCS Bowl if it finishes in the top 12 or in the top 16 and ahead of the champion of one of the automatic qualifiers. Currently, the highest ranked team from the American Athletic Conference (an automatic conference) is No. 20 Louisville, followed closely at No. 21 by UCF, which upended the Cardinals three weeks ago.

The SEC leads the top 25 with six ranked teams, while the Pac-12 and the Big 12 each have four ranked programs. The ACC and the Big Ten have three ranked teams, followed by the American Athletic (AAC) with two and one each from the Mountain West and the Mid-American. Notre Dame, which moved up two spots to No. 23 is the only independent ranked team.

This weekend features a host of games which could cause major shake-ups at the top of the BCS Standings. Top-ranked Alabama will host No. 13 LSU. The third-ranked Ducks and fifth-ranked Cardinal meet in Palo Alto on Thursday evening; and, to establish it as one of the top Thursdays in college football history, sixth-ranked Baylor hosts No. 10 Oklahoma.

November 3, 2013 BCS Standings

  1. Alabama (8-0)- LW: 1
  2. Florida State (8-0) - 3
  3. Oregon (8-0)- 2
  4. Ohio State (9-0) - 4
  5. Stanford (7-1) - 5
  6. Baylor (7-0) - 6
  7. Clemson (8-1) - 8
  8. Missouri (8-1) - 9
  9. Auburn (8-1) - 11
  10. Oklahoma (7-1) - 10
  11. Miami (7-1) - 7
  12. South Carolina (7-2) - 14
  13. LSU (7-2) - 13
  14. Oklahoma State (7-1) - 18
  15. Texas A&M (7-2) - 12
  16. Fresno State (8-0) - 16
  17. Michigan State (8-1) - 22
  18. Northern Illinois (9-0) - 17
  19. UCLA (6-2) - 20
  20. Louisville (7-1) - 19
  21. UCF (6-1) - 23
  22. Arizona State (6-2) - NR
  23. Notre Dame (7-2) - 25
  24. Wisconsin (6-2) - 24
  25. Texas Tech (7-2) - 15

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