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BCS Standings 2013: Full Standings After Week 11 Action

Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban in front of his team as they prepare to take the field against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent INovember 11, 2013

The BCS standings have been released for Week 12, and there was plenty of movement near the top after a wild weekend of action around the nation. 

There's no doubt about which team deserves the top spot in the rankings after Alabama dismantled LSU on Saturday night.

The Tigers hung tough through 30 minutes of play, trailing by just three points at halftime. But a 21-3 second-half run by the Crimson Tide gave 'Bama a 38-17 win, as cleverly noted by College GameDay:

Alabama utilized a heavy dose of T.J. Yeldon to soften up LSU's secondary, and A.J. McCarron took advantage with three touchdown passes.

It was a huge statement by the No. 1 team in the nation, and it appears Nick Saban's powerhouse team will get a chance to three-peat as national champs in January.

After the Crimson Tide at the top, however, the waters get a bit muddy in the BCS standings. 

Updated BCS Standings
RankTeamBCS Average
1Alabama.9958
2Florida State.9619
3Ohio State.8926
4Stanford.8689
5Baylor.8618
6Oregon.7665
7Auburn.7206
8Clemson.7200
9Missouri.7118
10South Carolina.5584
11Texas A&M.5473
12Oklahoma State.4671
13UCLA.4548
14Fresno State.4317
15Northern Illinois.3505
16Michigan State.3417
17UCF.3411
18Oklahoma.2926
19Arizona State.2833
20Louisville.2806
21LSU.2757
22Wisconsin.2612
23Miami (FL).1471
24Texas.1092
25Georgia.0857
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Florida State would have likely fallen in the standings if Oregon had been able to pull out a win on the road at Stanford on Thursday night, as the Cardinal entered Week 11 as the No. 5 team in the standings. However, Oregon was brutally taken down by Stanford.

The final score of 26-20 doesn't do justice to the way the Cardinal shut down the Ducks. Oregon was shut out completely until scoring 20 points in garbage time—six of which came after a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown. 

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Shayne Skov #11 of the Stanford Cardinal tries to get the crowd to make more noise during the fourth quarter of their game against the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2013 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

With the loss, Oregon lost substantial status in the rankings. 

Florida State, on the other hand, was able to hang on to the second spot, thanks to a blowout victory on the road over Wake Forest, 59-3. Jameis Winston didn't have a banner day, throwing two touchdowns and an interception, but his defense forced seven turnovers, helping the Seminoles cruise to victory.

Baylor answered a lot of questions on Thursday night, crushing Oklahoma 41-12 to move up in the rankings—albeit only slightly.

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears throws the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 7, 2013 in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Bryce Petty scored five touchdowns (three passing and two rushing) to power the Bears over the Sooners, and Baylor's underrated defense forced two interceptions and held Oklahoma's offense to just 237 total yards. 

Miami took a huge tumble after losing its second straight game. Florida State crushed the Hurricanes in Week 10, and then the Virginia Tech Hokies did the same on Saturday, winning 42-24.

Fresno State continued its climb up the rankings with a 48-10 win over Wyoming. The Mountain West isn't conducive to a high ranking in the BCS standings, but the Bulldogs are setting themselves up for a lucrative bowl game with continued strong play in the final weeks.

Oct 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr (4) with teammates before leading them in a prayer following a 35-28 overtime win against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinc
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

UCLA, UCF, Arizona State and Wisconsin all pulled out tough wins to stay visible in the bottom half of the rankings, while Notre Dame and Texas Tech fell off the radar with losses. 

With a few weeks left in the regular season, there's still a lot of football left to be played. The standings are sure to see some significant changes as upsets occur, and the final games will be full of excitement as teams attempt to make their final marks on the 2013 campaign.

 

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