The BCS just wont go down without a fight. Just more than a week ago we might have been wondering what would happen if we ended the season with four undefeated teams. Now we’re trying to piece together what just happened and explaining how a one-loss team is on the verge of making BCS history.
|Official BCS Rankings|
|1||Florida State Seminoles|
|2||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|4||Alabama Crimson Tide|
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After Alabama’s reign over college football was seemingly cut down by Auburn things got a bit wonky in the BCS.
Of course, this opened up the No. 1 spot for the first time this season, and fresh from an in-state victory over Florida, Florida State was more than happy to claim its spot atop these seventh BCS rankings.
Then things got interesting. Undefeated Ohio State was supposed to cruise to the No. 2 spot tonight. After all, no undefeated AQ conference team has ever been leapfrogged for a top-two spot in the BCS standings by a once-beaten team. But No. 3 Auburn made the No. 2 Buckeyes sweat for the second position tonight. And both teams will sweat for another week while we chew on the scenarios.
Auburn has Missouri to prepare for, Ohio State has Michigan State on its plate. Wins from both squads next weekend might set up a final chase for the No. 2 spot that will rival any of the best controversy the BCS has had to offer. We can sit back and enjoy it.
The rest of the BCS falls mostly into place as expected. Alabama claims No. 4 with SEC title game-bound Missouri rounding out the top-five. Oklahoma State, in the driver’s seat for a AQ bid for the Big 12, is in at No. 6, and Pac-12 title game combatant Stanford is in at No. 7. South Carolina, Baylor, Arizona State and Michigan State are setting themselves up for BCS eligibility while Oregon and rounds out the top 12.
Northern Illinois is just a win away from a second straight BCS buster bowl bid after entering the top 14 and seeing Fresno State lose at the most inopportune time.
It’s all come down to one week. Not sure if we’re ready to say goodbye without one final blowout weekend. Be sure to stay tuned to BCS Know How and @BCSKnowHow throughout the coming week for all the latest analysis and news.
Here’s the seventh BCS rankings of 2013:
BCS Standings Week Seven — December 1st
|1||Florida State Seminoles||.9948|
|2||Ohio State Buckeyes||.9503|
|4||Alabama Crimson Tide||.8539|
|6||Oklahoma State Cowboys||.7629|
|8||South Carolina Gamecocks||.7037|
|10||Michigan State Spartans||.6529|
|11||Arizona State Sun Devils||.5833|
|14||Northern Illinois Huskies||.4812|
- BCS Know How’s Projected BCS vs. Actual BCS Rankings
- 1-9 great, 10 not good, 11-12 good.