Saturday, October 19, 2013

Florida State Noses By Oregon for No. 2

On the eve of the release of the season's first official BCS standings, upsets ruled the day, as half of the Top 10 teams in last week's simulated BCS standings went down in defeat. The trend, in fact, started Friday night, when Central Florida dumped Louisville.

Five ranked SEC teams also lost, including Top 10 teams LSU and Texas A&M, against conference foes. This fashions an entirely new Top 10, with several unbeaten teams finally breaking through into the top of the standings. All told, there are just 10 unbeaten teams remaining in FBS after Saturday.

But the most surprising development may be Florida State's ascension to No. 2, narrowly edging Oregon. The Seminoles scored an impressive victory at Clemson, which was ranked No. 3 last week. By picking up a considerable number of vote shares, as well as the No. 1 ranking in the computers, FSU should have a razor-thin margin over the Ducks.

Projected BCS Standings:

1. Alabama, 2. Florida State, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State, 5. Missouri, 6. Baylor, 7. Stanford, 8. Clemson, 9. Miami (Fla.), 10. UCLA.

11. LSU, 12. Texas A&M, 13. Texas Tech, 14. South Carolina, 15. Oklahoma, 16. Auburn, 17. Virginia Tech, 18. Northern Illinois, 19. Louisville, 20. Fresno State.

Others: Oklahoma State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oregon State, Michigan.


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