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BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for Week 13 BCS Poll

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 16:  Bryce Petty #14 of the Baylor Bears celebrates a touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at AT&T Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 17, 2013

Week 12 of the college football season may have been the most entertaining yet.

A Top Five team faltered, another ranked school lost on an improbable play and a couple of other programs looking to climb up the rankings fell victim to the upset.

These are the weeks when voters have the most trouble trying to correctly place teams in order. But despite how difficult it may be, the show must go on.

With Stanford falling to USC, does a new team position itself behind Alabama and Florida State? Speaking of those schools, is this the week the Seminoles can top the Crimson Tide? With Georgia, Texas and Miami losing, who are the new teams that will be welcomed into the BCS?

Samuel Chi, Bleacher Report's BCS guru, had to answer all of those questions. His BCS projections of Week 13 can be viewed below.

Samuel Chi's BCS Projections
RankTeamRecordConferencePvs
1Alabama10-0SEC1
2Florida State10-0ACC2
3Baylor9-0Big 125
4Ohio State10-0Big Ten3
5Oregon9-1Pac-126
6Clemson9-1ACC8
7Auburn10-1SEC7
8Missouri9-1SEC9
9Stanford8-2Pac-124
10Texas A&M8-2SEC11
11South Carolina8-2SEC10
12Oklahoma State9-1Big 1212
13UCLA8-2Pac-1213
14Fresno State9-0MWC14
15Northern Illinois10-0MAC15
16Michigan State9-1Big Ten16
17Central Florida8-1AAC17
18Oklahoma8-2Big 1218
19Arizona State8-2Pac-1219
20Louisville9-1AAC20
21LSU7-3SEC21
22Wisconsin8-2Big Ten22
23Ole Miss7-3SECNR
24Minnesota8-2Big TenNR
25USC8-3Pac-12NR
Samuel Chi

If those rankings hold true, there are going to be a lot of angry fans in Columbus.

Buckeye nation had to worry about Florida State and Alabama, but now Baylor surpasses them in the polls? It's quite clear nobody is a fan of the Big Ten, and it is significantly hurting Ohio State's chances of appearing in the national championship game.

It's also nice to see USC back in the polls. Like it or not, college football is much better off when the prestigious programs are winning games. Minnesota is also a team that rightfully deserves some love after winning four straight.

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports also released his BCS projections:

His Top 10 can be viewed below:

Jerry Palm's Top 10 BCS Projections
RankTeamRecordConferencePvs
1Alabama10-0SEC1
2Florida State10-0ACC2
3Ohio State9-0Big Ten3
4Baylor9-0Big 125
5Oregon9-1Pac-126
6Auburn10-1SEC7
7Clemson9-1ACC8
8Missouri9-1SEC9
9Stanford8-2Pac-124
10South Carolina8-2SEC10
Jerry Palm

The good news for Ohio State fans is that he still has the Buckeyes ranked No. 3, with Baylor slightly trailing at No. 4.

Palm also bumped Auburn up one spot to No. 6 after its crazy win against Georgia. Besides those minor changes and a few others such as dropping Texas A&M to No. 12, both projections are within the same football field.

As usual, the BCS standings will be released Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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