BCS Poll 2013: Top 25 Standings for Week 12 Released

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2013

Jameis Winston and Florida State are now the unquestioned No. 2 in the BCS.
Jameis Winston and Florida State are now the unquestioned No. 2 in the BCS.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

If you wanted huge matchups, Week 11 of college football was for you.

On Thursday night alone, we saw Oregon face Stanford and Baylor take on Oklahoma in two marquee battles. Then, there was the SEC showdown Saturday night that saw Alabama host LSU. Coming into the week, we expected that these games would not only be excellent matchups but would also shake up the BCS rankings.

We weren't disappointed. 

Let's take a look at the Week 12 BCS rankings and look back at this week's action.

Week 12 BCS Rankings
RankTeamBCS Average
1Alabama (9-0).996
2Florida State (9-0).962
3Ohio State (9-0).893
4Stanford (8-1).869
5Baylor (8-0).862
6Oregon (8-1).767
7Auburn (9-1).721
8Clemson (8-1).720
9Missouri (9-1).712
10South Carolina (7-2).558
11Texas A&M (8-2).547
12Oklahoma State (8-1).467
13UCLA (7-2).455
14Fresno State (9-0).432
15Northern Illinois (9-0).351
16Michigan State (8-1).342
17UCF (7-1).341
18Oklahoma (7-2).293
19Arizona State (7-2).283
20Louisville (8-1).281
21LSU (7-3).276
22Wisconsin (7-2).261
23Miami (Fla.) (7-2).147
24Texas (7-2).109
25Georgia (6-3).086
Source: BCS

The biggest game of the week was Stanford hosting Oregon, and the Cardinal seriously damaged the Ducks' national championship hopes, winning 26-20. Stanford dominated the majority of the game by controlling the line of scrimmage, though Oregon did make a late push.

But it was all for naught, and now, the door leading to the national championship has opened up for contenders like No. 2 Florida State and No. 3 Ohio State. 

It looks likely that No. 1 Alabama will be waiting for one of them. The Crimson Tide solidified their No. 1 ranking with a 38-17 win over LSU. Among their remaining games, a matchup against No. 7 Auburn still looms—along with a likely trip to the SEC championship—but it looks likely Alabama will be returning to the national championship.

No. 5 Baylor certainly kept itself in the BCS championship conversation, easily handling Oklahoma, 41-12. The schedule is about to get pretty unforgiving for the Bears, however, as they face Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas down the stretch. 

While those were the spotlight games of the week, the rankings also took a turn after a few upsets among Top 25 teams. No. 23 Miami took a nosedive down the rankings after falling to Virginia Tech, while both Notre Dame and Texas Tech were upset as well.

But all eyes will be on Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State moving forward, as all three teams make their case to play for the BCS championship.

November always has a few surprises up its sleeve. It will be interesting to see if any of the top teams lose and open up the No. 2 spot for one-loss teams like Stanford or Oregon.

 

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