BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for 1st BCS Poll
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.
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:
My projected BCS standings: 1 Bama, 2 Oregon, 3 FSU, 4 OSU, 5 Mizzou, 6 Stanford, 7 Baylor— Brad Edwards (@JBradEdwards) October 20, 2013
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.
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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