Back to Articles

ALABAMA AND FLORIDA STATE SOLIDIFY HOLD ON TOP TWO POSITIONS IN BCS STANDINGS

Sunday, November 10, 2013

With Oregon getting upset for the second year in a row by Stanford, Alabama and Florida State remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively in the latest BCS Standings. Both teams likely control their own fates as far as bids to the Jan. 6, 2014 BCS National Championship game in Pasadena. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will meet for the title.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide was very impressive in a 38-17 win over No. 13 LSU on Saturday and will close the regular season against Mississippi State (4-5), UT-Chattanooga (8-2 in FCS) and Auburn (9-1). Florida State, while rolled to a 59-3 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, has games remaining against Syracuse (5-4), Idaho (1-9) and Florida (4-5).

Undefeated Ohio State is now No. 3, but its schedule (3-6 Illinois, 4-5 Indiana, 6-3 Michigan) may not offer enough opportunities to pass Alabama or Florida State if both those teams remain undefeated. All three teams are on track to play in their respective conference championship games.

Stanford is No. 4 after its impressive victory over the Ducks on Thursday. Baylor, also undefeated, checks in at No. 5, followed by Oregon, which drops three spots to No. 6. The SEC adds three more top 10 teams as No. 7 Auburn, No. 9 Missouri and No. 10 South Carolina surround Clemson at No. 8.

Texas A&M is at No. 11, followed by Oklahoma State. UCLA made a big jump from No. 19 to No. 13 with a tight win over Arizona.

No. 14 Fresno State, which moved up two spots, 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. Fresno is expected to be a heavy favorite in its remaining games against New Mexico (3-6) and San Jose State (5-4), but will still be pushed by No. 15 Northern Illinois from the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies have the advantage of a marquee game on Wednesday against 9-1 Ball State.

Currently, the highest ranked team from the American Athletic Conference (an automatic conference) is No. 17 UCF, which picked up a key win over Houston to move up four spots. The Golden Knights will be favored in their remaining four games as well and would likely need two losses to drop out if the AAC's top position.

The SEC leads the top 25 with seven 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.

This weekend only features two games between ranked teams as No. 25 Georgia travels to No. 9 Auburn for a critical SEC showdown, while a pair of red-hot Big 12 teams meet in Austin - No. 12 Oklahoma State, winners of five straight, against the No. 24 Longhorns, who have won six in a row. Other key games include the above-mentioned MAC battle between No. 15 Northern Illinois and 9-1 Ball State on Wednesday as well as a Big Ten tilt between No. 16 Michigan State and Nebraska, which could likely decide the Legends Division title.

November 10, 2013 BCS Standings

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

-www.AllstateSugarBowl.org-











 Email



Sugar Bowl Footer Logo SEC BGA BCS FBA NCAA Cup Footer Logo