Coaches and computers alike are at fault for the overrated and underrated teams in the 2013 Week 14 BCS standings.
Here are those teams and an updated Top 25 according to ESPN.
|2||Florida State (11-0)||.970|
|3||Ohio State (11-0)||.920|
|7||Oklahoma State (10-1)||.762|
|10||South Carolina (9-2)||.610|
|11||Michigan State (10-1)||.578|
|12||Airzona State (9-2)||.505|
|14||Northern Illinois (11-0)||.462|
|16||Fresno State (10-0)||.412|
|21||Texas A&M (8-3)||.224|
|25||Notre Dame (8-3)||.067|
Which should be ranked No. 5?
No. 5 Missouri
Not a single team that Missouri has beaten this season remains in the Top 25. The same goes for Clemson which trails it, but at least the No. 6 Tigers' lone loss occurred against No. 2 Florida State rather than No. 10 South Carolina.
Oklahoma State also trails Missouri despite demolishing previously No. 4 Baylor by the score of 49-17 this past Saturday.
No. 14 Northern Illinois
The coaches saw through NIU's perfect record and wisely rated them the 20th-best team in the nation. The computers, however, think Northern Illinois is 7th-best—hence the drastic difference from the USA Today poll.
No. 22 UCLA
The Bruins' most impressive win this season came against a then-No. 23 ranked, now unranked Nebraska. They somehow sit ahead of Duke which defeated then-No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Miami.
Even more outrageous, UCLA also sits above Notre Dame which defeated now-No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 Arizona State and No. 23 USC.
No. 12 Arizona State
Coaches voted that the Sun Devils are the 18th-best team in the nation while computer rankings averaged them out as the sixth-best. Both are off, but the USA Today poll is the most off.
Arizona State's lone losses are to now-No. 8 Stanford and No. 25 Notre Dame and it has three wins over ranked opponents (two still ranked), including No. 15 Wisconsin on its resume.
No. 20 Louisville
The Cardinals have yet to defeat a ranked foe, but they still compete in a BCS conference and boast the nation's No. 2 defense in points allowed. They're also just a three-point loss to No. 19 UCF from being undefeated.
The coaches recognize this, ranking them 16th, but the computers' disrespectful 27th rating drags them down.
David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.