Week 15 of the 2013 college football campaign showcased a number of championship games for many conferences, as well as the end of the regular season for a handful of marquee programs.
There were a number of exciting results that drastically shifted the order in the latest BCS Top 25 rankings, the final release of the season.
Let’s take a look at the updated polls and recap the top action from this past week.
|Week 16 BCS Standings|
|1||Florida State (13-0)||.9957||1|
|4||Michigan State (12-1)||.8600||10|
|7||Ohio State (12-1)||.7705||2|
|9||South Carolina (10-2)||.7152||8|
|13||Oklahoma State (10-2)||.5233||6|
|14||Arizona State (10-3)||.4416||11|
|15||Central Florida (11-1)||.4343||16|
|20||Fresno State (11-1)||.1675||23|
|21||Texas A&M (8-4)||.1663||24|
|23||Northern Illinois (12-1)||.1572||14|
No. 1 Florida State handled business against a feisty Duke team in the ACC Championship. The Seminoles' critical win over the No. 24 Blue Devils punched their ticket to Pasadena to contest for the national championship.
No. 2 Auburn will be the challenger after their thrilling 59-42 win over No. 8 Missouri in the SEC Championship.
Ohio State blew their shot at landing in the BCS Championship game as the No. 7 Buckeyes fell to No. 4 Michigan State in the Big Ten title game 34-24. It was Urban Meyer's first career loss as head coach of the Buckeyes.
No. 3 Alabama moved up the rankings despite not having a scheduled game in Week 15. The Crimson Tide had their hopes of making the SEC Championship and a third-straight national title game dashed when Auburn upset them in the Iron Bowl.
The Bedlam Series was once again a great one, with No. 11 Oklahoma coming out on top over their bitter Big 12 rival No. 13 Oklahoma State by a score of 33-24 in a wild finsh.
No. 6 Baylor will be heading to their first ever BCS bowl game after their 30-10 win over Texas.
No. 5 Stanford took care of business against Arizona State 38-14, and will now meet Michigan State in the Rose Bowl.
With Army vs. Navy on Dec. 14 serving as the only regular-season game left on tap, it’s time to say goodbye to the 2013 college football season. It is a bittersweet ending, as we can now say hello to bowl season now that we have the latest BCS rankings in hand.