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Leap-Frogging in Top Five of Latest BCS Standings

Sunday, November 8, 2009

With four teams in the top 11 losing, this week’s BCS Standings saw some interesting developments. Florida remained No. 1 after a solid win over Vanderbilt, but Alabama’s win over No. 9 LSU helped the Crimson Tide jump Texas to the No. 2 slot - despite the fact that the Longhorns rolled over UCF. At No. 4 TCU replaces Iowa, which suffered its first loss of the season. The Horned Frogs dominated San Diego State, earning enough respect to jump Cincinnati, which defeated Connecticut, but only by two points in a shootout. The Bearcats remain at No. 5. The top teams in the final BCS Standings, to be released on Sunday, Dec. 6, will meet in the BCS National Championship game to be played on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif.

Boise State moves up to No. 6, while Georgia Tech jumped to No. 7 from No. 10, despite needing to go to overtime to defeat Wake Forest. LSU, which lost to now-No. 2 Alabama, actually moved up one slot to No. 8, while USC jumped from No. 12 to No. 9 with an unimpressive win over un-ranked Arizona State. Iowa rounds out the top 10.

A handful of key games highlight this week’s college football slate, including a key Mountain West showdown between No. 4 TCU and No. 16 Utah. No. 10 Iowa, despite its loss to Northwestern, can still win the Big Ten and will need to defeat No. 11 Ohio State on the road to continue its quest for the Rose Bowl. No. 6 Boise State also has a tough challenge as state-rival Idaho, with a 7-3 mark visits the blue turf. No. 1 Florida has an interesting match-up as Steve Spurrier and South Carolina host the Gators with a chance to foil national championship plans. The week’s top action opens on Friday night as No. 5 Cincinnati hosts West Virginia, which just rejoined the rankings at No. 25.

November 8, 2009 BCS Standings
1. Florida (9-0) - Last Week: 1
2. Alabama (9-0) - 3
3. Texas (9-0) - 2
4. TCU (9-0) - 6
5. Cincinnati (9-0) - 5
6. Boise State (9-0) - 7
7. Georgia Tech (9-1) - 10
8. LSU (7-2) - 9
9. USC (7-2) - 12
10. Iowa (9-1) - 4
11. Ohio State (8-2) - 16
12. Pittsburgh (8-1) - 13
13. Oregon (7-2) - 8
14. Miami (7-2) - 17
15. Houston (8-1) - 15
16. Utah (8-1) - 14
17. Arizona (6-2) - 18
18. Penn State (8-2) - 11
19. Oklahoma State (7-2) - 19
20. Wisconsin (7-2) - 21
21. Virginia Tech (6-3) - 23
22. BYU (7-2) - NR
23. Oregon State (6-3) - NR
24. South Florida (6-2) - 25
25. West Virginia (7-2) - NR

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