Another week, more BCS drama. The updated BCS standings were released last night. We didn’t see a lot of movement within the Top 10, but Florida State and Oregon did switch places. Again.
Oregon had a BYE week last week and FSU played–and dominated–Miami, who was undefeated and ranked in the Top 10 before facing the Seminoles in Tallahassee. Not only did Florida State beat then #7 Miami 41-14, the Seminoles didn’t let the Hurricanes score at all in the second half, once again proving how dominant they are on both sides of the ball.
Check out the updated BCS standings below.
Aside from FSU and Oregon switching places, Miami dropped out of the Top 10 down to the #11 spot, which allowed Clemson, Missouri and Auburn to all move up. Outside of the Top 10, the South Carolina Gamecocks moved from #14 to #12 after thoroughly thrashing Mississippi State at home. Michigan State also moved from #22 to #17 after beating Michigan 29-6.
How did your favorite team fare this week? Respond below.
A little upset Oregon dropped to #3 in the BCS rankings, but if FSU was to play Alabama in the NC that would be a ball game.
— Zijo Zulic (@Zijo_Zulic) November 4, 2013
FSU jumping over Oregon in BCS rankings?? Uh-oh! Maybe this is why we need a playoff.. Too many good teams.
— Dino Carletti-Silva (@BLCSilva) November 4, 2013
With all of the switcheroos each week, fans can’t help but speculate where Florida State and Oregon will end up should both teams win out. Assuming Alabama wins out as well and retains their first place ranking and slot in the BCS Championship Game, it looks like Oregon will finish up at #2 based on the remaining SOS. They have #5 Stanford remaining on their schedule, while FSU’s toughest remaining opponent is an unranked Florida that is having a terrible season with a 4-4 record so far.
Until the four-team playoff goes into effect for the 2014-2015 season, this shows just how important it is for teams like FSU that play in weaker conferences to schedule stronger OOC opponents.