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

STILLWATER, OK - NOVEMBER 23:  Emmanuel Ogbah #38 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates with teammates in the second quarter against the Baylor Bears at Boone Pickens Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Randy ChambersAnalyst INovember 24, 2013

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
RankTeamRecordConferencePvs
1Alabama11-0SEC1
2Florida State11-0ACC2
3Ohio State11-0Big Ten3
4Auburn10-1SEC6
5Clemson10-1ACC7
6Missouri10-1SEC8
7Oklahoma State10-1Big 1210
8Stanford9-2Pac-129
9South Carolina9-2SEC11
10Michigan State10-1Big Ten13
11Baylor9-1Big 124
12Oregon9-2Pac-125
13Arizona State9-2Pac-1217
14Wisconsin9-2Big Ten19
15LSU8-3SEC22
16Fresno State10-0MWC15
17Northern Illinois11-0MAC16
18Central Florida9-1AAC18
19Louisville10-1AAC21
20Oklahoma9-2Big 1220
21Texas A&M8-3SEC12
22USC9-3Pac-1223
23Duke9-2ACCNR
24UCLA8-3Pac-1214
25Georgia7-4SECNR
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
RankTeamRecordConference Pvs
1Alabama11-0SEC1
2Florida State11-0ACC2
3Ohio State11-0Big Ten3
4Clemson10-1ACC7
5Auburn10-1SEC6
6Missouri10-1SEC8
7Oklahoma State10-1Big 1210
8Baylor9-1Big 124
9Stanford9-2Pac-129
10South Carolina9-2SEC11
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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