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

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BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for Week 12 BCS Poll
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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
Rank Team Record Conference Pvs
1 Alabama 9-0 SEC 1
2 Florida State 9-0 ACC 2
3 Ohio State 9-0 Big Ten 4
4 Stanford 8-1 Pac-12 5
5 Baylor 8-0 Big 12 6
6 Oregon 8-1 Pac-12 3
7 Clemson 8-1 ACC 7
8 Missouri 9-1 SEC 8
9 Auburn 9-1 SEC 9
10 South Carolina 7-2 SEC 12
11 Oklahoma State 8-1 Big 12 14
12 Texas A&M 8-2 SEC 15
13 Oklahoma 7-2 Big 12 10
14 Michigan State 8-1 Big Ten 17
15 Fresno State 9-0 MWC 16
16 UCLA 7-2 Pac-12 19
17 Louisville 8-1 AAC 20
18 Northern Illinois 9-0 MAC 18
19 Central Florida 7-1 AAC 21
20 Miami (Fla.) 7-2 ACC 11
21 Arizona State 7-2 Pac-12 22
22 LSU 7-3 SEC 13
23 Georgia 6-3 SEC NR
24 Wisconsin 7-2 Big Ten 24
25 Texas 7-2 Big 12 NR

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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