The first BCS standings of the 2013 college football season were released on Sunday and, as expected, Alabama took the top spot.
Less certain was which team would place second to the Tide.
That honor went to Florida State, fresh off a 51-14 smashing of Clemson. The Seminoles beat out third-place Oregon by .0028 points thanks to their resounding strength in the computer rankings. In fact, FSU’s computer ranking of .980 was better than both Alabama (.960) and the Ducks (.880).
On the outside looking in (for the time being) was Ohio State in fourth and Missouri in fifth.
Not to worry, Ducks fans. FSU’s lead on your team is so small that if Oregon merely moves up one spot in one computer poll, the order would be reversed. And since the Ducks take on UCLA and Stanford in the next three weeks, their schedule strength should get a significant boost.
Here are the rankings of the top 10 teams (with point total):
1. Alabama .9841
2. Florida State .9348
3. Oregon .9320
4. Ohio State .8553
5. Missouri .8219
6. Stanford .7414
7. Miami .7200
8. Baylor .7120
9. Clemson .6249
10. Texas Tech .6220
See the expanded and complete rankings here.