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BCS Standings 2013 Week 14: Most Overrated and Underrated Clubs

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Taylor Kelly #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scrambles in the pocket away from Ellis McCarthy #90 of the UCLA Bruins during the second quarter at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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David DanielsSenior Writer INovember 25, 2013

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.

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

Most Overrated

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

TOLEDO, OH - NOVEMBER 20:  James Spencer #34 of the Northern Illinois Huskies celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Toledo Rockets during the fourth quarter on November 20, 2013 at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. Northern Illinois defeated Tole
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The Huskies are undefeated, but they haven't faced a ranked opponent this entire campaign.

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.


Most Underrated

No. 12 Arizona State

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Taylor Kelly #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates a 38-33 win over the UCLA Bruins with fans in the endzone at Rose Bowl on November 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Harry How/Getty Images

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.

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