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BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for 1st BCS Poll

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 19:  AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Sean FryeFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2013

With the inaugural 2013 BCS standings less than a day away from being revealed, the expert analysts around college football are weighing in where they think each team will fall in the rankings.

One of the consensuses around the country is that the Alabama Crimson Tide, who are ranked at the top of both major polls, are going to come in at the top spot.

Samuel Chi, the Bleacher Report BCS Expert, projects that the Florida State Seminoles, with their monster win over the Clemson Tigers, will come in at No. 2 in the BCS rankings. From there it is anybody's guess.  Ohio State fans are bound to be unhappy come Sunday night as the Buckeyes will likely fall to No. 4 despite the holding the preseason No. 2 spot and an unblemished record.  The wild weekend of upsets will undoubtedly help the non-AQ teams (Fresno State and Northern Illinois) hoping to crash the final BCS party.  

Samuel Chi's BCS Projections
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Alabama1
Florida State2
Oregon3
Ohio State4
Missouri5
Baylor6
Stanford7
Clemson8
Miami (Fla.)9
UCLA10
LSU11
Texas A&M12
Texas Tech13
South Carolina14
Oklahoma15
Auburn16
Virginia Tech17
Northern Illinois18
Louisville19
Fresno State20
Samuel Chi

Brad Edwards' top seven teams include just one team with a loss. In contrast to Chi, though, he sees the Oregon Ducks as the second-best team in the BCS: 

Jerry Palm of CBS has the Crimson Tide and Ducks as the No. 1 and 2 teams in the BCS, according to his bowl projections.  

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers carries the ball upfield during the game against the Florida Gators at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Image
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

One of the biggest trends amongst all three experts is that the Missouri Tigers are ranked high. Palm's bowl projections have the Tigers in the Sugar Bowl against UCF, which is fresh off its upset win over Louisville.

Edwards has the Tigers ranked sixth in his projections, while Chi has them fifth.  

One team that is noticeably absent from Chi's projections is the Georgia Bulldogs. With three losses on the season and riding a two-game losing streak, Aaron Murray and Co. have gone into free fall despite being in the top 10 and considered a national title contender just two weeks ago. 

Only six SEC teams made Chi's projections despite the conference having eight teams ranked last week. 

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