January 6, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of the crystal football that sits on top of The Coaches Trophy awarded to the winner of the National Championship is seen during Media Day for the 2012 BCS National Championship game to be played on January 9, 2012 between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

BCS Rankings 2013: Week 13 Top 25 BCS Standings

With the news that the Ohio State Buckeyes were leapfrogged by the Baylor Bears in the AP top 25 and the Stanford Cardinal losing to the USC Trojans, the big question for tonight’s release of the BCS Standings was if the 9-0 Bears and last week’s No. 5 team in the BCS Rankings could jump all the way to No. 3.

Related: Week 13 AP Top 25 Poll

Art Briles’ Baylor team was unable to jump Ohio State as they are .001 behind the Buckeyes who won 60-35 over Illinois this weekend. However, if Baylor is able to win against Oklahoma State they will likely pass the Buckeyes–and perhaps for good.

Here is the top 10 of the Week 13 BCS Standings. You can view the entire top 25 here:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Florida State Seminoles
  3. Ohio State
  4. Baylor
  5. Oregon Ducks
  6. Auburn Tigers
  7. Clemson Tigers
  8. Missouri Tigers
  9. Stanford
  10. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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That’s three SEC teams inside the top 10, but only two will be able to play in a BCS bowl game because of rules that a conference can only have two represented, so should Auburn lose to Alabama in the Iron Bowl they will need the Crimson Tide to defeat Missouri to avoid them jumping them in the standings.

The Northern Illinois Huskies narrowed the gap between them and the idle Fresno State Bulldogs in the battle of two non-AQ teams fighting for one potential at-large BCS spot after their . The Huskies are at No. 16 and Fresno State at No. 15 and both remain ahead of UCF which is essential in order to get a BCS bid.

LSU was idle last week and dropped one spot to No. 22 and will host No. 12 Texas A&M in a must-win game for the Tigers who  potentially could be selected for the AT&T Cotton Bowl.  Finally the Ole Miss Rebels cracked the top 24 to give the SEC seven teams in the BCS standings.

Projected BCS Bowl Matchups
Bowl Matchup
BCS Championship Alabama vs. Florida State
Rose Bowl Oregon vs. Ohio State
Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Michigan State
Sugar Bowl Texas A&M vs. Central Florida
Fiesta Bowl Baylor vs. Fresno State

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