The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 27, 2013

Oregon moves past Seminoles in BCS

By Ralph D. Russo, AP Sports Writer
Associated Press

NEW YORK —

Oregon passed Florida State and moved into second place behind Alabama in the BCS standings.

The Ducks jumping the Seminoles was not a surprise. Florida State had a slim lead on the Ducks in the first standings last week. Oregon’s convincing 42-14 victory against UCLA gave the Ducks the boost it needed. Oregon moved up to third from fourth in the computer ratings and remained second in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris poll to give it a .9517 BCS average.

Florida State, after routing North Carolina State 49-17, has a .9211 BCS average. The Seminoles are third in each poll, though they gained a little ground on the Ducks, and second in the computer ratings.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama is first across the board.

Oklahoma was ranked No. 10. Oklahoma State was No. 18.

Alabama’s remaining schedule is LSU, Mississippi State, Chattanooga and Auburn before a possible Southeastern Conference championship game. If the Crimson  Tide run the table, it’ll likely play in a third straight BCS championship game, and fourth in five years.

Florida State has a chance to gain on Oregon this week when it plays seventh-place Miami on Saturday. The Ducks are off, but Oregon’s next game comes against sixth-place Stanford on Nov. 7.

Florida State’s schedule after Miami has Wake Forest, Syracuse, Idaho and Florida before a possible Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Oregon’s schedule after Stanford has Utah, Arizona and Oregon State before a possible Pac-12 championship game.

The long-term forecast looks good for the Ducks, with the Pac-12 generally rated tougher than the ACC.

Ohio State is still fourth in the standings after its 63-14 victory against Penn State. The Buckeyes’ remaining games are against Purdue, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and are in great shape for a Big Ten champion game appearance, too. Still, the Buckeyes probably need two of the teams ahead of them to lose to move up.

Stanford is sixth in the standings, followed by unbeaten Baylor and Miami.

Fresno State, in 16th-place, and Northern Illinois, in 17th, are maneuvering to become the final BCS busters, in this the last year of the Bowl Championship Series.

Fresno State, from the Mountain West Conference, or NIU, from the Mid-American Conference, can earn an automatic BCS bid by reaching the top-12 in the final BCS standings. Both will likely need to remain unbeaten to have a shot.

One of them could also get an automatic bid if it finishes in the final top-16 and is ahead of one of the champions from the automatic qualifying conferences.

Louisville, in 19th place, and Central Florida, in 23rd place, are currently the highest ranked American Athletic Conference teams in the standings.

BCS Standings List

Oct. 27, 2013

    Harris    USA    Today    Computer    BCS

    Rk    Pts    Pct    Rk    Pts    Pct        Rk    Pct    Avg   Pv

 1. Alabama    1    2590    .9962    1    1542    .9948    1    .990    .9937    1

 2. Oregon    2    2492    .9585    2    1483    .9568    2    .940    .9517    3

 3. Florida St.    3    2386    .9177    3    1419    .9155    3    .930    .9211    2

 4. Ohio St.    4    2301    .8850    4    1375    .8871    4    .880    .8840    4

 5. Stanford    6    2035    .7827    7    1182    .7626    5    .830    .7918    6

 6. Baylor    5    2130    .8192    5    1293    .8342    10    .640    .7645    8

 7. Miami    7    1997    .7604    6    1190    .7677    6    .740    .7560    7

 8. Clemson    8    1767    .6796    8    1064    .6865    10    .640    .6687    9

 9. Missouri    9    1510    .5808    10    834    .5381    8    .710    .6096    5

10. Oklahoma    10    1475    .5673    9    933    .6019    9    .650    .6064  15

11. Auburn    11    1453    .5588    11    804    .5187    7    .730    .6025 11

12. Texas A&M    13    1364    .5246    14    758    .4890    14    .430    .4812 16

13. LSU    12    1408    .5415    13    802    .5174    16    .330    .4630  13

14. South Carolina    17    1043    .4012    16    627    .4045    12    .540    .4486 21

15. Texas Tech    14    1093    .4204    15    673    .4342    17    .270    .3749 10

16. Fresno St.    18    965    .3712    18    542    .3497    15    .380    .3669   17

17. N. Illinois    20    650    .2500    20    373    .2406    13    .510    .3335  18

18. Oklahoma St.    15    1081    .4158    12    803    .5181    29    .000    .3113  19

19. Louisville    16    1056    .4062    17    579    .3735    29    .000    .2599  20

20. UCLA    19    683    .2627    19    432    .2787    21    .160    .2338 12

21. Michigan    21    528    .2031    21    309    .1994    21    .160    .1875 22

22. Michigan St.    23    391    .1504    24    237    .1529    18    .240    .1811NR

23. UCF    22    502    .1931    22    300    .1935    23    .150    .1789 23

24. Wisconsin    24    350    .1346    23    253    .1632    29    .000    .0993 NR

25. Notre Dame    26    91    .0350    25    83    .0535    19    .190    .0928 NR



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    AH    RB    CM    KM    JS    PW

 1. Alabama    1    1    2    1    2    1

 2. Oregon    3    2    1    2    4    3

 3. Florida St.    2    5    4    3    1    2

 4. Ohio St.    4    3    3    8    5    4

 5. Stanford    6    4    5    4    6    6

 6. Baylor    10    11    7    12    9    10

 7. Miami    5    15    6    7    8    9

 8. Clemson    11    7    11    10    11    8

 9. Missouri    9    9    8    5    10    7

10. Oklahoma    7    6    9    11    13    12

11. Auburn    8    18    10    6    7    5

12. Texas A&M    16    19    13    13    18    14

13. LSU    20    10    23    15    20    16

14. South Carolina    12    8    18    9    16    13

15. Texas Tech    18    14    16    22    22    21

16. Fresno St.    13    25    14    -    14    11

17. N. Illinois    17    12    12    14    3    15

18. Oklahoma St.    -    -    -    -    -    -

19. Louisville    -    17    -    -    -    -

20. UCLA    25    20    -    19    23    20

21. Michigan    14    22    17    24    -    25

22. Michigan St.    23    -    15    18    17    22

23. UCF    -    16    25    -    21    17

24. Wisconsin    -    -    -    -    -    -

25. Notre Dame    21    13    21    20    25    23