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Alabama and Florida State keep top two spots in latest BCS poll

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The latest BCS rankings are out and Alabama and Florida State took claim to the top two spots, while Ohio State moved up to third and Stanford took fourth after its win over Oregon last Thursday night.

The Crimson Tide powered to a .9958 overall score on the strength of being selected a unanimous No. 1  in the Harris poll, plus a top ranking in four of the six computers. Florida State was first in two of the six computer rankings and second in the other four and had a score of .9619.

Ohio State had a score of .8926, not too far ahead of one-loss Stanford at .8689 and fifth-place Baylor at .8618.

Oregon’s loss dropped the Ducks three spots to No. 6 at .7665.

Here’s the top 10 of the latest BCS rankings

1. Alabama, .9958

2. Florida State, .9619

3. Ohio State, .8926

4. Stanford, .8689

5. Baylor, .8618

6. Oregon, .7665

7. Auburn, .7206

8. Clemson, .7200

9. Missouri, .7118

10. South Carolina, .5584

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33 Responses to “Alabama and Florida State keep top two spots in latest BCS poll”
  1. cubano76 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:06 PM

    Stanford must be REALLY good!

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:07 PM

    Stanford beats four ranked teams, Ohio State’s “ranked” opponents look like some of the worst teams in FBS, yet they are ahead of Stanford. Go figure.

  3. manik56 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:11 PM

    I wonder if that Arizona State-Wisconsin debacle comes into play in a few weeks. There could be major ramifications.

  4. afrancis55 says: Nov 10, 2013 9:13 PM

    Not sure why there’s such a gap in score between Mizzou and Carolina.. After all SCAR did beat Mizzou.

  5. microbrewuga says: Nov 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    I just looked at the Ohio St. schedule……are you kidding me? My Dawgs have #7 next week and have already played # 8, 9, and 10.

  6. Deb says: Nov 10, 2013 9:22 PM

    @afrancis55 …

    S. Carolina has two losses and Mizzou only one.

  7. bigdinla says: Nov 10, 2013 9:23 PM

    Probably because SC lost to UT.

  8. dkhhuey says: Nov 10, 2013 9:32 PM

    @uga – well, perhaps if you wouldn’t have lost 3 of those games, you’d be ranked higher… stop whining, it’s pathetic

  9. chachooga says: Nov 10, 2013 10:12 PM

    STANFORD LOST TO UTAH!!!!

    The Pac12 is a joke….it is a shame the rankings show them favor?!?!

    We r talking UTAH! Mercy!

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 10, 2013 10:14 PM

    Can’t complain with that top 10

  11. normtide says: Nov 10, 2013 10:50 PM

    Four from three SEC, two from the ACC and PAC. One each from the BIG 10 and 12. The ACC is at least tied for second best league. I think they are slightly better.

  12. micklethepickle says: Nov 10, 2013 11:04 PM

    Remember how everyone used to bash Boise State for having the weakest schedule and still getting highly ranked?

    Well Ohio State is the exact same, except that no one ever calls them out for it. It’s a total joke that they’re even in the top 10 with how pathetic their schedule has been…. I’d say 3/4 of the SEC and 1/2 the ACC would beat Ohio State so badly they’d be begging for the mercy rule. Ugh.

    Go Dawgs!

  13. greggatx says: Nov 10, 2013 11:06 PM

    Baylor should be ranked at #4 ahead of Stanford. They are a much better all around team than Stanford.

  14. phillyphannnn83 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:40 PM

    Why not post the whole Top 25? Do you think we only care about the top 10?

  15. clemsonstillsucks says: Nov 10, 2013 11:43 PM

    @ Philly

    Because the BCS is only about #’s 1 & 2.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:46 PM

    People have been calling out Ohio State for playing the 4-A runner ups in the state at the high school level all year, where have you been, micklethepickle?

  17. youcantmakemepickausername says: Nov 10, 2013 11:49 PM

    micklethepickle says: Nov 10, 2013 11:04 PM

    Remember how everyone used to bash Boise State for having the weakest schedule and still getting highly ranked?

    Well Ohio State is the exact same, except that no one ever calls them out for it.
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    Wow, excellent point!! In fact, I think you should win some type of internet commenter Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, because you’re totally the first person I’ve heard to point out that Ohio State doesn’t have a very difficult schedule.

  18. longborer69 says: Nov 11, 2013 2:42 AM

    My Ducks are fortunate to be rated so high, after getting whipped so badly. Sure, they made the final score look close. Sure, Mariota was obviously hampered by his knee the whole game. And if they had executed on a couple plays early the game might have been different.

    But ifs and buts accomplish nothing. We didn’t execute on those early drives, and Stanford took advantage of it and crushed us. Another day, we might have beat them, but we didn’t do it on the day, when they were much better.

    Hard to say we should be ahead of Clemson or Auburn, or at least that far ahead of them. I think most days we’re much better than they are, but you have to prove it on the field, and we didn’t.

    Credit to Stanford, though. If they executed like that every game, they’d have been #2. Awesome line play.

  19. waynefontes says: Nov 11, 2013 6:46 AM

    What is interesting is if Alabama loses a game.

    FSU should run the table with their schedule. So should Ohio State.

    I don’t think Baylor will run the table (I think they will lose to Oklahoma State, but if I knew everything I’d be enjoying a sunrise in my oceanfront condo in Hawaii.)

    But if Baylor and Ohio State both run the table, who should be ranked higher?

  20. dkhhuey says: Nov 11, 2013 7:45 AM

    @youcantmake – you took the words right out of my mouth! I was shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you – to learn on this very blog that Ohio State has a weak schedule!

  21. artisan3m says: Nov 11, 2013 9:09 AM

    Strange, isn’t it? Oregon loses and drops only three spots but if Baylor had lost to Oklahoma, the odds of dropping a minimum of ten places would be very conservative. Should bowl pairings set Baylor against Oregon, Stanford, or Ohio State and the Bears win, it will be branded a fluke by the “legacy loving” scribes. If rankings are a reflection of the current season, what the Hell does legacy have to do with anything? I find it a bit odd that the Big-12 is considered by the guru’s as a second tier conference when Mizzou and TAMU are just two years out of the Dirty Dozen and seem to be competing quite well in the vaunted SEC. Mizzou could win its crown.

  22. midtec2005 says: Nov 11, 2013 10:28 AM

    Good point, the two Big 12 schools to go to the SEC are walking over the conference with the exception of Alabama. Meanwhile Nebraska isn’t doing nearly as well in the Big 10. This is what you get when ESPN hypes up the SEC to the point of legend status, they are overrated.

    They did this to the Big 10 about 10 years ago, then when the Big 10 lost some games they came down HARD. It will be interesting to see if the same thing happens to the SEC in a few years.

    Boycott ESPN.

  23. normtide says: Nov 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    Or, after only twoyears on a real league, both are contenders. Always another view point.

  24. longborer69 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:00 AM

    @artisan3m
    You are right that Baylor would have dropped — because they’d hardly played anyone, so no one was sure if the fancy numbers were real.

    Now, if they lose, they’ve got a quality win on their resume. If they lose their next game, they’ll drop 4-5 spots, probably, not ten.

    Oregon had a couple solid wins behind them, and lost to a very, very good team. As I said above, I’m a little surprised they didn’t drop further, but they’ve done too much to drop 10 spots. Baylor hadn’t before beating Oklahoma, and now they have.

    Legacy is part of it, but schedule is, too. Baylor’s schedule is completely backloaded this year, and their non-conference schedule was very, very weak.

  25. dhardy8207 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:18 AM

    Roll Tide!……………………

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:04 PM

    I want to have a grand time enjoying the game with Alabama fans, please let this end up being the National Championship.

  27. geodude11 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:26 PM

    Fla St won’t enjoy a January game with Bama; Who’s next in that conference? It’s an off year for us but why not finish the year by beating one of those important teams (writers like them, record or opponents don’t stack up though).

  28. microbrewuga says: Nov 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    @dkhhuey

    Oh, I’m not whining about my dawgs, we are ranked exactly where we should be, but Ohio St.’s schedule is a joke….and oh, we didn’t lose all three games, we beat SC. That third loss may very well come this weekend, but it has not happened yet.

  29. classyjacklambert says: Nov 11, 2013 3:12 PM

    What in the hell are you talking about Geodude? Your statement doesn’t make enough sense to even know how to respond.

  30. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 11, 2013 3:33 PM

    geodude11 says: Nov 11, 2013 1:26 PM

    Fla St won’t enjoy a January game with Bama; Who’s next in that conference? It’s an off year for us but why not finish the year by beating one of those important teams (writers like them, record or opponents don’t stack up though).
    ________________________________

    Wtf?

  31. greggatx says: Nov 11, 2013 11:19 PM

    The tigars and the aggies did nothing in the Big 12 and now in the sc they are near to the top. That tells me they are having an easier time winning in the sc. Go figure. The strongest conference in the nation? Hmmm…

  32. normtide says: Nov 11, 2013 11:21 PM

    Or being in a to league has allowed them to build their programs up. But your right and every other pundit is wrong. Go you!

  33. waynefontes says: Nov 12, 2013 5:16 AM

    greggatx says:
    Nov 11, 2013 11:19 PM
    The tigars and the aggies did nothing in the Big 12 and now in the sc they are near to the top. That tells me they are having an easier time winning in the sc. Go figure. The strongest conference in the nation? Hmmm…

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    I can’t seem to remember the score of the Cotton Bowl last year.

    The one where Texas A&M (no better than the fourth best team in the SEC) played the Big 12 co-champions Oklahoma… what was the score?

    Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13. Hmmmm…..

    That tells me that Texas A&M was better than the entire Big 12 last year.

    Ole Miss (the fourth best team in their DIVISION) whipped Texas in Austin this year.

    Does that mean Ole Miss would win the Big 12, or that Texas wouldn’t be the fourth best team in the SEC West? Hmmm…..

    One could argue that the Pac-12 is the best conference this year, but once again Texas and the Big 12 comes up short.

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