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BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for Week 12 BCS Poll

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Shayne Skov #11 and Jarek Lancaster #35 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrate after Lancaster recovered a fumble during their game against the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 10, 2013

Remember how the BCS rankings were turned upside down last week? Well, there are sure to be major changes after another fascinating week of college football.

Week 11 included Oregon getting upset by Stanford, Oklahoma getting thrashed by Baylor and a couple of other ranked teams falling victim to an upset. Seriously, Notre Dame losing to Pittsburgh? It's safe to assume the Irish won't be included in the next release of the BCS standings.

But what are the experts saying?

Samuel Chi, Bleacher Report's BCS guru, has an interesting Top 10 that looks almost nothing like last week's. In fact, most of the Top Six teams are rearranged. But most importantly, the No. 1 and No. 2 teams remain the same, with the two teams on a collision course for a trip to the national championship.

Here are his projections in their entirety:

Samuel Chi's BCS Projections
RankTeamRecordConferencePvs
1Alabama9-0SEC1
2Florida State9-0ACC2
3Ohio State9-0Big Ten4
4Stanford8-1Pac-125
5Baylor8-0Big 126
6Oregon8-1Pac-123
7Clemson8-1ACC7
8Missouri9-1SEC8
9Auburn9-1SEC9
10South Carolina7-2SEC12
11Oklahoma State8-1Big 1214
12Texas A&M8-2SEC15
13Oklahoma7-2Big 1210
14Michigan State8-1Big Ten17
15Fresno State9-0MWC16
16UCLA7-2Pac-1219
17Louisville8-1AAC20
18Northern Illinois9-0MAC18
19Central Florida7-1AAC21
20Miami (Fla.)7-2ACC11
21Arizona State7-2Pac-1222
22LSU7-3SEC13
23Georgia6-3SECNR
24Wisconsin7-2Big Ten24
25Texas7-2Big 12NR
Samuel Chi

So the Ducks still have a chance to appear in the national championship? They just need a lot of teams to lose within the next couple of weeks. Miami and LSU fell off a cliff after losing last week. And welcome aboard, Georgia and Texas! Long time, no see.

Michigan State is also a team to watch out for, as the Spartans continue to make positive strides each week and have winnable games the rest of the way.

Brad Edwards of ESPN has an identical Top Five:

As for Jerry Palm of CBS Sports, he believes that Baylor could be a surprise team that could sneak into the Top Three:

There is an army of people in Columbus that are just waiting for that to take place. Word is they wouldn't be very happy and would like to chat with the voters who made such a jump possible.

Palm has yet to release his complete projections of the latest BCS rankings.

Overall, you should expect a complete madhouse with these polls. The only thing just about guaranteed is that Alabama and Florida State will be the top teams in the country. And it's really not even close.

 

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