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Originally published October 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM | Page modified October 20, 2013 at 10:42 PM

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Alabama, Florida State are 1-2 in first BCS standings

Alabama topped the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the year and Florida State edged Oregon for the second spot.


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Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season.

The Oregon Ducks were a close third behind second-place Florida State.

Florida State (.9348 BCS average) is coming off its biggest victory of the season, a 51-14 romp at previously unbeaten Clemson.

The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the next two weeks with games against UCLA and at Stanford. UCLA is 12th in the BCS standings and Stanford is sixth.

Ohio State (.8553) is fourth and Missouri (.8219) is fifth in the standings released Sunday night.

The top two teams in the final standings after the regular season play in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The BCS will be replaced by a four-team playoff after the 2014 regular season.

Alabama (.9841) is ranked at the top in the USA Today coaches poll and Harris poll. The two-time defending champion Crimson Tide is second to Florida State in the computer rankings.

Florida State is third in each poll.

Oregon is second in the polls and fourth in the computer rankings.

BCS standings
Team Avg.
1. Alabama.9841
2. Florida St..9348
3. Oregon.9320
4. Ohio St..8553
5. Missouri.8219
6. Stanford.7414
7. Miami (Fla.) .7200
8. Baylor.7120
9. Clemson .6249
10. Texas Tech.6220
11. Auburn .5058
12. UCLA.4807
13. Louisiana St..4552
14. Virginia Tech.4408
15. Oklahoma .4204
16. Texas A&M.3666
17. Fresno St..3379
18. Northern Illinois.3032
19. Oklahoma St..2687
20. Louisville.2556
21. South Carolina.2161
22. Michigan .1637
23. Central Florida .1394
24. Nebraska .1354
25. Oregon St. .1042
Note: Standings are based on an average of the USA Today coaches poll, Harris poll and computer rankings.


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