BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for Week 14 BCS Poll

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BCS Standings Predictions 2013: What Experts Are Predicting for Week 14 BCS Poll
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Week 13 of the college football season may have been the craziest week yet. Just when you think you've seen it all, certain teams don't even bother getting off the bus and suffer a colossal upset. You know what that means. Voters are going to have their hands full trying to put the latest BCS rankings together.

But that's why they get paid the big bucks, right?

Baylor was stomped by Oklahoma State, Oregon looked like a completely different team against Arizona and other possible BCS bowl teams such as Texas A&M and UCLA suffered a heartbreaking loss. If you thought the polls were shaken up before, you haven't seen anything yet.

Which team is going to sneak up behind the Big Three (Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State)? How far does Oklahoma State move up after destroying a quality Big 12 opponent? Any new teams that will just be happy to be ranked?

Samuel Chi, Bleacher Report's BCS guru, tries to answer some of those questions with his latest BCS projections, which can be viewed below:

Samuel Chi's BCS Projections
Rank Team Record Conference Pvs
1 Alabama 11-0 SEC 1
2 Florida State 11-0 ACC 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 Big Ten 3
4 Auburn 10-1 SEC 6
5 Clemson 10-1 ACC 7
6 Missouri 10-1 SEC 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 Big 12 10
8 Stanford 9-2 Pac-12 9
9 South Carolina 9-2 SEC 11
10 Michigan State 10-1 Big Ten 13
11 Baylor 9-1 Big 12 4
12 Oregon 9-2 Pac-12 5
13 Arizona State 9-2 Pac-12 17
14 Wisconsin 9-2 Big Ten 19
15 LSU 8-3 SEC 22
16 Fresno State 10-0 MWC 15
17 Northern Illinois 11-0 MAC 16
18 Central Florida 9-1 AAC 18
19 Louisville 10-1 AAC 21
20 Oklahoma 9-2 Big 12 20
21 Texas A&M 8-3 SEC 12
22 USC 9-3 Pac-12 23
23 Duke 9-2 ACC NR
24 UCLA 8-3 Pac-12 14
25 Georgia 7-4 SEC NR

Samuel Chi

Nobody in their right mind would have thought Auburn would be ranked No. 4 at this point in the season. That means that the Tigers are truly just two wins away from possibly clinching a spot in the national championship. While there are many worthy candidates, Gus Malzahn has to be the front-runner for college football's Coach of the Year.

Baylor and Oregon out of the Top 10 just goes to show how one week can really ruin an entire season at the top. And you know it's been a wacky season when Duke creeps into the Top 25 and it isn't a basketball poll.

Brad Edwards of ESPN had an identical Top 6:

Great. Now we have to go another week listening to how Ohio State is being treated. Edwards also made a fascinating point about the teams' mascots:

Never mind the blowout loss to Alabama; LSU is just two field-goal losses away from sitting pretty with one loss and a possible Top Five ranking. But kudos to Missouri, Clemson and Auburn for proving why college football is the greatest sport in the world due to its insanity.

The most interesting projections come from Jerry Palm of CBS Sports:

Jerry Palm's Top 10
Rank Team Record Conference Pvs
1 Alabama 11-0 SEC 1
2 Florida State 11-0 ACC 2
3 Ohio State 11-0 Big Ten 3
4 Clemson 10-1 ACC 7
5 Auburn 10-1 SEC 6
6 Missouri 10-1 SEC 8
7 Oklahoma State 10-1 Big 12 10
8 Baylor 9-1 Big 12 4
9 Stanford 9-2 Pac-12 9
10 South Carolina 9-2 SEC 11

Jerry Palm

Clemson over Auburn? Wait, what is Baylor still doing in the Top 10 after such a poor performance on prime-time television? There will be a lot of angry fans from many different conferences if those rankings hold true.

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

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