BCS Rankings Week 13: Unbelievably, Florida, Alabama, Texas Still On Top

B.Senior Analyst INovember 22, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators sets to pass against the Florida International University Golden Panthers, November 21, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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This may come as a shocker to some, but not much has changed this week among the top teams in the BCS race. 

That was meant sarcastically, as their schedules almost guaranteed the six undefeated teams would remain unbeaten.

The top three teams manhandled their opposition, as expected.  Florida beat up on a team near the bottom of the Sun Belt Conference standings, Alabama shutout an FCS school some people didn't even know existed, and Texas smacked around the last place team in the Big 12 North.

Two undefeated, mid-level conference teams also put on a show this weekend.  TCU crushed a weak Wyoming team and Boise State humiliated Utah State on national television.  The other undefeated team, Cincinnati, had a bye week.

Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh also had a bye week, and remained unchanged in the rankings.

Unfortunately, LSU did not get the memo on how to schedule late season games. Mississippi upset the Tigers over the weekend, 25-23, dropping LSU down considerably in this week's BCS rankings.

Ohio State won its rivalry game over Michigan with ease, and now eagerly await the winner of this week's Oregon State-Oregon game. It took Oregon two overtimes to beat a tough Arizona team, but the Ducks pulled it out and took over LSU's spot in this week's BCS rankings.

Since both of Oregon's losses this year have been on the road, don't expect the Ducks to lose at home to the Beavers with the Rose Bowl on the line. 

Iowa, Oklahoma State, and Penn State all moved up this week after convincing victories, and all look very intriguing to BCS bowl scouts due to the schools' well-traveled fan bases.

Sixteen very viable teams are still in contention for the 10 BCS bowl spots and there is a lot of football left to play. That said, barring any late season brain farts by top tier teams, here is a best-guess BCS Bowl scenario prediction:

Citi National Championship:  Florida vs. Texas
FedEx Orange Bowl:  Georgia Tech vs. TCU
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Boise State vs Iowa
Allstate Sugar:  Alabama vs. Pittsburgh
Rose presented by Citi:  Ohio State vs. Oregon

Here's this week's entire BCS poll:
1. Florida
2. Alabama
3. Texas
4. TCU
5. Cincinnati
6. Boise State
7. Georgia Tech
8. Oregon
9. Pittsburgh
10. Ohio State
11. Iowa
12. Oklahoma State
13. Penn State
14. Virginia Tech
15. LSU
16. Oregon State
17. Miami
18. Clemson
19. BYU
20. USC
21. Utah
22. California
23. Houston
24. North Carolina
25. Mississippi