BCS Rankings: Shakeup in College Football Rankings, First BCS Poll

By: Erika Watts - October 20, 2013

Half of last week’s AP Top 10 teams lost during Week 9 of college football, which wreaked havoc on the polls that came out today. Four teams dropped out of the AP Top 10 and some teams, including Georgia and Florida, fell out of the AP Top 25 completely.

The first BCS rankings of the year came out this evening. BCS calculations are made using a team’s score in the Harris Poll, the USA Today Coaches’ Poll, plus the computer element. Check out the BCS standings below to see how your team fared.


How did your favorite team do over the weekend? Respond below.

Read below for recaps of some of the games that contributed to the major shift in the other rankings this week. Please note that the rankings mentioned below are from the AP Top 25.

University of Central Florida at Louisville

This writer has been telling everyone who would listen that the UCF Knights have a good football team. The only loss the former unranked Knights had prior to the matchup against #8 Louisville was against the then #12 South Carolina Gamecocks. The Knights proved that they are at least the third best college football team in Florida and that they are a team that should be taken seriously when they had a big come-from-behind win against the Cardinals on Friday night. The Knights were down 21 points at one point in the game, but didn’t let that stop them from coming back to win 38-35 in a thriller.

LSU at Ole Miss

The Ole Miss Rebels upset #6 LSU on Saturday in a 27-24 win. Ole Miss was able to put up a last-second field goal to pull ahead, leaving LSU fans stunned. The Tigers had lost one game previously to Georgia, but no one expected for the Tigers to go down to Mississippi and fold. Ole Miss has been one of the little sisters of the poor in the SEC lately, so the Rebels pulling off the upset on Saturday was quite the shocker.

Florida State at Clemson

The #3 Clemson Tigers (the team that got its own search trend last night because no one, apparently, knows where Clemson is) lost at home to #5 Florida State. While the loss stings and effectively kills the Tigers’ chance to make the BCS Championship Game, there is no shame in losing to another Top 5 ranked team–unless you lose like Clemson did.

The Tigers were crushed at home in a 51-14 loss, which set a record for the most points scored on Clemson in Death Valley. Not only did the Seminoles gain 565 yards of offense on Clemson’s turf, they also held (former) Heisman contender Tajh Boyd to 156 yards last night. Seminoles quarterback and redshirt freshman Jameis Winston showed that he is the real deal last night by throwing for 444 yards.

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  • Jimmy Lee

    I still think Dabo is the best and I feel in my heart that my Tigers will win on.

  • Glynn

    Tigers didn’t show up! Unbelievable – but still love ’em.

  • MH

    I hate the BCS and the polls. They are all BS. We need a playoff. Look at the top 8 or 16 teams. That would be one heck of a playoff group. All good games. For example, who would not want to see Manziel play Alabama again??? #16 Texas Am versus #1 Alabama

    Don’t give me this nonsense they are “student” athletes either. Anyone who has been in sports or connected to a major university knows that it is nonsense. Yes, they may go to classes but their tests are easier, they are given the best tutors that already have the tests, sometimes they are just outright passed and all other sorts of arrangements are made. Heck, you just have to use your common sense. With a full class load, practice, film study, working out, game day, travel, eating, sleeping …. there just isn’t enough time in a week. Something is not as it seems — it is the classroom side of it.

  • thehashman

    There is no way that Florida State should be ranked over Oregon and I’m skeptical about Alabama being ranked over them.Bama is over rated

  • Steve Wood

    I also wish Alabama would play the Aggies again, maybe then you non-believers could see that the TIDE is the best in the NATION.
    Alabama is for real, Is one A** whipping not enough for you?

  • Steve