BCS Rankings 2013 Week 14: Official Standings for Top 25 Announced

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 24, 2013

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 16:  AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide points out the defense against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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While the nation's top three teams each rolled against overmatched competition Saturday, there were plenty of surprises to shake up the Week 14 BCS rankings. 

Alabama and Florida State are still on schedule to meet in the BCS National Championship Game, but unbeaten Ohio State isn't out of the picture yet:

Week 14 BCS Rankings
RankTeamBCS Average
1 Alabama (11-0) .988
2 Florida State (11-0) .970
3 Ohio State (11-0) .920
4 Auburn (10-1) .824
5 Missouri (10-1) .808
6 Clemson (10-1) .773
7 Oklahoma State (10-1) .762
8 Stanford (9-2) .667
9 Baylor (9-1) .646
10 South Carolina (9-2) .610
11 Michigan State (10-1) .578
12 Arizona State (9-2).505
13 Oregon (9-2) .495
14 Northern Illinois (11-0) .462
15 Wisconsin (9-2) .445
16 Fresno State (10-0) .412
17 LSU (8-3) .374
18 Oklahoma (9-2) .338
19 UCF (9-1) .336
20 Louisville (10-1) .252
21 Texas A&M (8-3) .224
22 UCLA (8-3) .192
23 USC (9-3) .178
24 Duke (9-2) .089
25 Notre Dame (8-3) .067
Source: BCS

The Crimson Tide, the Seminoles and the Buckeyes each won big at home in Week 13, blowing out inferior opposition to reach 11-0 heading into their final regular-season matchups next week.

Baylor fell from the national championship discussion in bitter fashion in Stillwater, where the Bears were blown out by Oklahoma State. Baylor wasn't the only upset victim Saturday, though. Arizona held Oregon to a season-low 16 points and handed the Ducks their second loss of the year.

Oregon will aim to bounce back Friday night when it hosts in-state rival Oregon State in the Civil War.

Alabama will face arguably its toughest test yet when it travels to Auburn to take on the rival Tigers in the Iron Bowl. Auburn beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa during its 2010 national championship run and will be looking to avenge last year's embarrassing 49-0 loss to the Crimson Tide.

The winner will advance to the SEC Championship Game. 

Meanwhile, Jimbo Fisher and the 'Noles, which have already secured a berth in December's ACC Championship Game, will conclude the regular season against in-state rival Florida at The Swamp. The Gators have lost six in a row and are coming off arguably the most embarrassing defeat in program history, losing to the FCS' Georgia Southern at home Saturday.

WINSTON SALEM, NC - NOVEMBER 09:  Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles drops back to pass during their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field on November 9, 2013 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Get
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Ohio State will look to run the regular-season table for the second straight year under Urban Meyer when it visits the Big House to face bitter rival Michigan. Win or lose, the Buckeyes are headed to Indianapolis Dec. 7 for the Big Ten Championship Game.

As for the blemished teams currently on the outside looking in, Clemson and Missouri both won handily to reach 10-1. Two-loss contenders Stanford and South Carolina both won comfortably as well to remain in the BCS chase. 

Clemson will have to beat South Carolina Saturday in Columbia and hope for a slew of upsets. Meanwhile, Mizzou can book a trip to the SEC title game with a win over Texas A&M at home, and Stanford has secured a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game for the second consecutive year as it looks to earn a Rose Bowl bid.

With a handful of rivalry showdowns on the schedule for Week 14, there are sure to be plenty more fireworks as college football's regular season winds down.


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