Florida State used its 41-14 victory over No. 7 Miami to jump over Oregon into the coveted second spot behind No.1 Alabama in the latest BCS rankings released on Sunday night.
FSU sat atop six of the seven computer polls, which helped make up for its No. 3 ranking in the human polls. The Seminoles’ total score was .9525, slightly ahead of Oregon’s .9435. Alabama’s score was .9797.
But the Seminoles may not be in second for long.
That’s because Oregon has a chance to move back into second if it survives a road game at No. 5 Stanford on Thursday night. Indeed, if the Ducks beat the Cardinal and then win out, it’s highly likely they will finish no lower than second in the final BCS rankings that come out on Dec. 8.
Meanwhile, Ohio State sits at the No. 4 spot, well behind the others with a score of .8720. The Buckeyes will need at least two of the three teams ahead of it to lose if they are going to have a chance to earn a title game berth.
Here are the top 10 teams in the latest rankings:
1. Alabama, .9797
2. Florida State, .9525
3. Oregon, .9435
4. Ohio State, .8720
5. Stanford, .7930
6. Baylor, .7745
7. Clemson, .7277
8. Missouri, .6890
9. Auburn, .6686
10. Oklahoma, .6084