BCS Standings: Teams That Got Screwed in Latest Standings

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent INovember 25, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  Kelvin Benjamin #1 of the Florida State Seminoles misses a pass during a game against the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Not much changed atop the BCS Standings in college football, but a shakeup of the standings towards the bottom has a lot of deserving squads looking up at teams who deserve to be lower.

The BCS standings are the most controversial rankings in all of sports, and that trend didn't change for Week 14.

Here are three teams who got screwed in the latest standings:


Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles lost to a solid No. 4-ranked Florida Gators squad 37-26 and didn't deserve a three-spot drop in the BCS standings.

Despite dropping to No. 13 in the standings, both the Harris Poll and the Coach's Poll rank FSU at No. 12.

It may seem petty to argue one spot in the BCS standings, but as college football fans know, these standings are arguably more important to college football teams than cake is to Rex Ryan.

Now sitting at 10-2, the Seminoles need an impressive win over Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game to improve their ranking.


Boise State

Boise State is yet again putting together an impressive season and is again getting screwed.

The Broncos, ranked No. 20 in the current standings, improved just two spots from Week 13 after seeing a handful of teams above them lose this weekend.

Boise may have dropped its only game to a ranked opponent, but the Harris Poll (17) and Coach's Poll (15) each have Boise ranked higher than No. 20.

If Boise St. can continue to impress in the Harris and Coach's Polls, the Broncos should have a legit shot to boost its BCS score.

Boise will travel to Nevada to take on the Wolf Pack on Saturday.


Northern Illinois

The Northern Illinois Huskies haven't lost a game since Week 1—that's 11 straight wins—but that wasn't good enough to receive a BCS ranking higher than No. 21.

Their resume may not be as impressive as fellow BCS standing holders, but rattling off 11 straight victories isn't anything to turn a blind eye to.

The Harris Poll and Coach's Poll agree, as the Harris has the Huskies at No. 19 and the Coach's at No. 18.

A win over No. 17 Kent State on Friday would undoubtedly improve Northern Illinois' spot in the BCS standings. 


BCS Standings

1. Notre Dame

2. Alabama

3. Georgia

4. Florida

5. Oregon

6. Kansas State

7. LSU

8. Stanford

9. Texas A&M

10. South Carolina

11. Oklahoma

12. Nebraska

13. Florida State

14. Clemson

15. Oregon State

16. UCLA

17. Kent State

18. Texas

19. Michigan

20. Boise State

21. Northern Illinois

22. Northwestern

23. Oklahoma State

24. Utah State

25. San Jose State

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