The updated BCS standings were released last night, and while there weren't a lot of major changes from last week, the poll did see Florida State and Oregon switch places. Florida State dropped from the #2 spot to #3, which puts a damper on any FSU fan's hopes of making the BCS Championship Game for now. The move wasn't surprising, as the now #2 Oregon Ducks soundly thrashed a #12 team on Saturday, while Florida State played one of the weaker ACC teams.
Check out the updated BCS standings below.
Florida State's drop in the BCS standings has a lot of fans riled up, with many fans pointing out how beneficial a playoff would be. Currently, the top four teams in the BCS standings are undefeated, plus there are four other teams in the Top 25 that haven't lost a game yet. Based on the remaining strength of schedules for the Top 4 teams, it's highly likely that at least 3 of the 4 teams will remain undefeated.
A four-team playoff will go into effect for the 2014-2015 season, but that doesn't do anything for the present, of course. If all teams in the Top 4 go undefeated, which two do you think should play in the championship game? Respond below.
Politics “@2Loyal28: How did Oregon pass fsu in the bcs rankings”
— Gregory Thomas Jr (@BuddyNoLove) October 28, 2013
@barrymcknight Not good at math, but looking at BCS and it appears that Bama can lose a game and stay ahead of FSU.
— Bo Evans (@BoEvans) October 28, 2013
Annoying part of BCS garbage is if tOSU and FSU finish undefeated and #'s 3/4 in the rankings, they WON'T be paired against one another.
— Salukiblue (@salukiblue) October 28, 2013
Aside from Florida State and Oregon switching in the standings, another big change this week was #5 Missouri dropping to the #9 spot. After the #21 South Carolina Gamecocks came back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win in double overtime on Saturday night, the Missouri Tigers got their first loss of the season, which all but guarantees that their BCS-CG chances are shot.[Images via ESPN and YouTube]