FSU retakes No. 2 spot in BCS, Alabama still No. 1
Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Florida State retook the coveted second spot in the BCS Standings Sunday following its blowout win over in-state rival Miami-Florida on Saturday.
The Seminoles (8-0, .9525) debuted at No. 2 in the initial release of the BCS standings two weeks ago before the Ducks (8-0, .9435) leapfrogged them in last Sunday's rankings following their impressive 42-14 triumph over then-No. 12 UCLA.
The pendulum may swing back in Oregon's favor next Sunday if it can defeat No. 5 Stanford in Palo Alto on Thursday night. The Ducks had a bye in Week 10.
Alabama (8-0, .9797) sits at its usual perch atop the standings. The two- time reigning BCS champion Crimson Tide, who had a bye this past week, have been nothing short of spectacular in rolling to a perfect record, outscoring their opponents, 246-26, over the past six games.
Ohio State remained at No. 4, while Stanford is the highest ranked one-loss team at No. 5. Baylor, Clemson, Missouri, Auburn and Oklahoma round out the top 10.
The Hurricanes fell to No. 11 following their loss.
No. 16 Fresno State (8-0) and No. 18 Northern Illinois (9-0) are the nation's top two squads from outside the automatic qualifying conferences.
This is the final year the national championship will be determined by the BCS standings, which factor in the USA Today Poll, the Harris Poll and six computer rankings.
A highly anticipated four-team playoff will be installed for the 2014 season.
Alabama and Notre Dame played in the BCS final last year, and the Crimson Tide won handily, 42-14, en route to their third championship in four years. The win also extended the SEC's streak to seven consecutive national champions.
11/03 21:03:58 ET