Full 2013 BCS standings, Week 9: Alabama, Florida State ahead of Oregon

Kevin C. Cox

The year's first official BCS rankings are out, and the Seminoles have slipped ahead of Oregon.

Alabama ranks No. 1 in the 2013 season's first BCS rankings, followed by Florida State. If each team remains undefeated through its conference championship, that could be our national title matchup, but Oregon still looks to have the best chance of meeting the Tide in the BCS National Championship, if all three remain undefeated.

The year's first BCS standings -- note how Oregon's only .0028 points behind Florida State at the moment:

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG 2012 RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9841 2 1 2615 .9962 1 1544 .9961 2 2 1 3 3 2 1 .960
2 Florida State .9348 12 3 2401 .9147 3 1410 .9097 1 1 5 2 1 1 2 .980
3 Oregon .9320 4 2 2520 .9600 2 1482 .9561 4 4 2 4 4 4 4 .880
4 Ohio State .8553 NR 4 2321 .8842 4 1382 .8916 5 5 3 5 8 8 7 .790
5 Missouri .8219 NR 6 2026 .7718 7 1184 .7639 3 3 6 1 2 3 3 .930
6 Stanford .7414 6 8 1952 .7436 8 1117 .7206 6 6 4 6 6 15 10 .760
7 Miami (FL) .7200 NR 7 2008 .7650 6 1186 .7652 10 8 21 12 9 12 8 .630
8 Baylor .7120 NR 5 2038 .7764 5 1255 .8097 12 9 11 11 15 14 13 .550
9 Clemson .6249 14 10 1616 .6156 10 913 .5890 9 10 7 8 10 13 9 .670
10 Texas Tech .6220 NR 9 1662 .6331 9 981 .6329 11 11 14 10 12 10 11 .600
11 Auburn .5058 NR 15 1105 .4210 17 537 .3465 7 7 17 7 5 9 6 .750
12 UCLA .4807 17 11 1323 .5040 11 710 .4581 14 15 16 19 13 11 12 .480
13 LSU .4552 8 12 1212 .4617 13 688 .4439 15 14 9 17 11 19 16 .460
14 Virginia Tech .4408 NR 19 841 .3204 19 499 .3219 8 13 NR 9 7 7 5 .680
15 Oklahoma .4204 11 14 1110 .4229 12 695 .4484 16 12 8 15 19 20 19 .390
16 Texas A&M .3666 9 13 1177 .4484 15 622 .4013 18 22 18 22 16 22 17 .250
17 Fresno State .3379 NR 18 920 .3505 18 532 .3432 17 16 NR 14 NR 16 14 .320
18 Northern Illinois .3032 15 21 518 .1973 22 298 .1923 13 19 10 13 14 5 15 .520
19 Oklahoma State .2687 NR 17 951 .3623 13 688 .4439 28 25 NR NR NR NR NR .000
20 Louisville .2556 21 16 1046 .3985 16 571 .3684 28 NR 15 NR NR NR NR .000
21 South Carolina .2161 10 20 673 .2564 20 468 .3019 26 24 19 NR 22 NR 23 .090
22 Michigan .1637 18 22 415 .1581 23 268 .1729 21 17 20 16 NR NR 25 .160
23 UCF .1394 NR 25 238 .0907 25 151 .0974 19 23 13 23 NR 17 18 .230
24 Nebraska .1354 16 23 414 .1577 21 385 .2484 28 NR NR NR NR NR NR .000
25 Oregon State .1042 13 NR 168 .0640 NR 91 .0587 20 NR 22 24 18 6 21 .190

The only other team with a shot at stealing a spot from one of those two if they both stay perfect is No. 3 Oregon, which topped Florida State in both human polls. However, Oregon has a tougher schedule the rest of the way, which will give it a great chance both to sway voters and to take more control of the computers. Right now, we should expect Oregon to slip ahead at some point, provided neither loses.

But that's getting way ahead of ourselves. All three teams have potential losses along the way, and any team in the rest of the top, say, 12 has a feasible chance of making it in, provided all that carnage wasn't contained to Week 8. An undefeated Alabama is in, and an undefeated Oregon is very likely in, but nobody's in yet.

On the undercard, Fresno State and Northern Illinois rank well within range of No. 16. This is important because if one can finish there or better and ahead of a BCS-conference champion, it will earn an automatic BCS bid. Likely American champion UCF is the team fans of BCS-busters should be watching. Otherwise, the little guys will have to climb all the way to No. 12 to make it in. Still, each is in relatively good shape either way.

Alabama has ranked either No. 1 or 2 for 13 of the last 16 weeks of the BCS standings, which covers the latter halves of 2011 and 2012. Florida State hasn't ranked this highly since 2000 and not in the top three since 2003.

What do you think?

How's the rest of the season line up? Who's too high? Who's too low? What will we be looking at next week?

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