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

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

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
Rank Team Record Conference Pvs
1 Alabama 10-0 SEC 1
2 Florida State 10-0 ACC 2
3 Ohio State 9-0 Big Ten 3
4 Baylor 9-0 Big 12 5
5 Oregon 9-1 Pac-12 6
6 Auburn 10-1 SEC 7
7 Clemson 9-1 ACC 8
8 Missouri 9-1 SEC 9
9 Stanford 8-2 Pac-12 4
10 South Carolina 8-2 SEC 10

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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