The latest BCS rankings didn’t change at the very top this week. Alabama and Florida State stayed at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, as both programs continued on their road to a potential BCS title game matchup.
But things got a little more interesting at the No. 3 spot.
Ohio State edged out Baylor by a margin of just .0013, which means the Bears could potentially pass the Buckeyes next weekend if they beat No. 10 Oklahoma State.
And, of course, whoever gets that No. 3 spot has the potential to jump up into title contention if either Alabama or FSU mess up.
Could Baylor eventually jump Florida State if it keeps winning? It doesn’t appear likely at the moment, especially if the Seminoles keep locking down the No. 2 spot in the polls.
Another team whose fortunes have risen is Oregon, which is back at No. 5 and the top-ranked one-loss team after Stanford’s loss to USC. However, Auburn is lurking right behind at No. 6 and could leapfrog its way into the top three or four with an upset of Alabama on Nov. 30.
Here’s the latest BCS Top 10:
1. Alabama, .9914
2. Florida State, .9661
3. Ohio State, .8869
4. Baylor, .8856
5. Oregon, .7917
6. Auburn, .7860
7. Clemson, .7681
8. Missouri, .7281
9. Stanford, .6238
10. Oklahoma State, .5890