The second release of the BCS standings was released Sunday evening and although there was not as much suspense in comparison to last week’s initial rankings after a week full of upsets, plenty of intrigue existed for this release.
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For starters, the No. 5, 10 and 12 teams lost (Missouri Tigers, Texas Tech Red Raiders and UCLA Bruins) and the team that beat UCLA was the Oregon Ducks who to the surprise of some were No. 3 last week and not No. 2.
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Could that win over the Bruins vault the Ducks over the Florida State Seminoles?
Here is how top 10 of the BCS standings in their second installment shake out:
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Florida State
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Stanford Cardinal
- Baylor Bears
- Miami Hurricanes
- Clemson Tigers
- Missouri Tigers
- Oklahoma Sooners
Two potential BCS busters are still alive and well with the Fresno State Bulldogs and Northern Illinois Huskies at No 16 and No. 17, respectively. Non-AQ teams need to finish in the top 16 to be eligible for a BCS bowl berth. View the entire top 25 here.
Alabama is idle this week before hosting No. 13 LSU on Nov. 9 in a week that will be full of BCS intrigue. Oregon is at Stanford and Oklahoma is at Baylor on a special Thursday night doubleheader in college football that will provide quite a BCS standings shakeup.