Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – After a convincing 42-14 win over UCLA, Oregon has regained the No. 2 spot from Florida State in the second edition of this season’s BCS standings.
Based on latest rankings, the Ducks lead the Seminoles by .0306 in BCS average this week.
Florida State was No. 2 last week and won comfortably, 49-17, over NC State Saturday but the Seminoles found themselves chasing the Ducks in this week’s standings.
As expected, Alabama and head coach Nick Saban retained the No. 1 spot in both polls used in the BCS calculations and was also listed first by four of the six computers. The Ducks and Seminoles each lead one computer.
Ohio State remained No. 4, while Stanford moved up one spot to enter the top 5.
Missouri dropped four spots to No. 9 after losing in two overtimes to South Carolina while No. 15 Texas Tech fell five spots after losing to Oklahoma.
The Sooners replaced Texas Tech at No. 10 with the win, while the Gamecocks shot up seven spots to No. 14.
No. 6 Baylor passed Missouri and fellow unbeaten Miami, which remained No. 7 after needing a late comeback to beat Wake Forest on Saturday. No. 8 Clemson moved up one spot in the standings.
Four SEC teams are just outside the top 10: No. 11 Auburn, No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 LSU and No. 14 South Carolina. Two new Big Ten teams entered the standings this week — No. 22 Michigan State and No. 24 Wisconsin — as did Notre Dame at No. 25.
Former No. 14 Virginia Tech tumbled out of the top 25 after a loss to Duke. Nebraska and Oregon State also fell out of the standings after losses on Saturday.
No. 16 Fresno State and No. 17 Northern Illinois, the nation’s top two teams from outside the automatic qualifying conferences, both moved up one spot from last week.