It was a weekend not seen since September of 2007 as five teams in the top five of the AP top 25 were defeated and with the first BCS standings released on Sunday it made for quite a bit of drama as the teams were announced.
Here was Brad Edwards’ mock BCS standings published at 2:00 p.m. CT Saturday. As you can see the bottom half of the top 10 was anyone’s guess.
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To the surprise of no one the Alabama Crimson Tide came in ranked at No. 1, but there was some suspense centered around who the No. 2 team would be. Would it be the Oregon Ducks who are ranked second in the AP and Coaches Polls or would it be the Florida State Seminoles who are fresh off a victory over the Clemson Tigers?
Here is the top 5 in the first edition of the BCS standings:
- Florida State
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Missouri Tigers
- Stanford Cardinal
- Miami Hurricanes
- Baylor Bears
- Texas Tech Red Raiders
LSU came in at No. 13 after their road loss to the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers play the Furman Paladins Saturday at 6 p.m. CT.
All that matters, however are the top two spots, as they play in the BCS Championship Game.