Projected BCS Rankings 2013: Biggest Winners from Saturday's Action

Austin GreenCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2013

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19:  Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles throws a pass as Vic Beasley #3 of the Clemson Tigers tries to stop him during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Well, that was fun. 

Week 8 of the 2013 college football season turned out to be the craziest one yet, with five top-10 teams losing on Friday and Saturday. With this season's first BCS rankings set to be released Sunday night, the timing of these losses couldn't have come at a more chaotic time. 

The list of ranked teams that stumbled this week includes No. 3 Clemson, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 8 Louisville, No. 9 UCLA, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 15 Georgia, No. 20 Washington and No. 22 Florida. 

While this upset epidemic was unfortunate for the nine teams listed above, it helped put the following squads in great positions.


No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 19:  T.J. Yeldon #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide fails to pull in this touchdown reception against Braylon Mitchell #34 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin
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The Crimson Tide are clear winners this weekend.

Not only did they beat SEC rival Arkansas 52-0, they saw many of their national title threats go down. Clemson was embarrassed, LSU lost, Johnny Football and Texas A&M now have two losses. 

Meanwhile, the Tide just keep on rolling. 


No. 5 Florida State Seminoles

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 19:  Rashad Greene #80 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Get
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Florida State may have been the biggest winner from Saturday. 

The Seminoles trashed Tajh Boyd and Clemson 51-14and, really, Clemson's last touchdown was beyond meaninglessand should move up to at least No. 3 when the new polls come out on Sunday. 

I don't know if they did enough to move ahead of Oregon, but with two blowout wins over ranked opponentsthey beat then-No. 25 Maryland 63-0they should unquestionably leapfrog Ohio State. 


No. 10 Miami Hurricanes

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 17:  Dallas Crawford #25 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Kenan Stadium on October 17, 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter
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The string of upsets almost started on Thursday, but the 'Canes were able to escape North Carolina with a 27-23 victory. 

Miami is now 6-0 on the season, and with half of the top 10 losing this week, it could potentially move into the top five. However, with a strong one-loss team like LSUand to a lesser extent ClemsonMiami will likely have to settle for sixth or seventh this week. 


Predicted rankings

Projected BCS Rankings
RankTeamCoaches PollHarris PollComputersPvs
2Florida State3314
4Ohio State4485
9Miami (Fla.)891014
12Texas A&M1011137
13Texas Tech13131916
14South Carolina14141812
17Virginia Tech19201618
18Northern Illinois21211722
20Fresno State18172319
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Current team rankings from's AP Top 25 poll.