FSU moves up to second in BCS race behind No. 1 Crimson Tide
by Associated Press
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Big Al has some fun after an Alabama touchdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Big Al has some fun after an Alabama touchdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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Florida State is back in second place in the BCS standings, edging past Oregon behind first-place Alabama.

Auburn is ninth in the latest standings, which were released Sunday night.

The Seminoles' lead is thin and their stay at No. 2 could be short again.

Third-place Oregon plays Stanford on Thursday night and a win is likely to push the Ducks back into second. The Seminoles and Ducks have exchanged positions in the BCS standings the last two weeks.

The top two in the final standings play in the BCS National Championship Game.

Florida State (.9525 BCS average) is third in both the USA Today coaches' poll and Harris poll, though the Seminoles gained ground on the Ducks after a 41-14 victory over Miami on Saturday night. Florida State is No. 1 in the computer ratings.

Oregon is second in the polls and third in the computers.

Alabama is first in the polls by a hefty margin and second in the computers with five weeks left in the regular season. The Crimson Tide remains on course for a fourth trip to the BCS title game in five seasons. Alabama was won three of the last four national championships, including the last two.

Though it's a big week coming up for the Tide, with LSU coming to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

Unbeaten Ohio State is fourth in the standings, followed by Stanford and unbeaten Baylor. The rest of the top 10 is Clemson, Missouri, Auburn and Oklahoma.

Baylor hosts Oklahoma on Thursday night, in the other huge game of the week.

BCS standings

1. Alabama


2. Florida State

3. Oregon

4. Ohio State

5. Stanford

6. Baylor

7. Clemson

8. Missouri

9. Auburn

10. Oklahoma

11. Miami

12. South Carolina

13. LSU

14. Oklahoma State

15. Texas A&M 12 1426 .5432 13 800 .5161 21 .250 .4365 12

16. Fresno State

17. Michigan State

18. Northern Illinois

19. UCLA

20. Louisville

21. Central Florida

22. Arizona State

23. Notre Dame

24. Wisconsin

25. Texas Tech

Harris Top 25 poll

The Top 25 teams in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Alabama (95) 8-0 2,613 1

2. Oregon (8) 8-0 2,491 2

3. Florida State (2) 8-0 2,444 3

4. Ohio State 9-0 2,317 4

5. Baylor 7-0 2,167 5

6. Stanford 7-1 2,102 6

7. Clemson 8-1 1,890 8

8. Missouri 8-1 1,725 9

9. Auburn 8-1 1,672 11

10. Oklahoma 7-1 1,572 10

11. LSU 7-2 1,467 12

12. Texas A&M 7-2 1,426 13

13. Miami (FL) 7-1 1,344 7

14. Oklahoma State 7-1 1,315 15

15. South Carolina 7-2 1,175 17

16. Louisville 7-1 1,013 16

17. Fresno State 8-0 989 18

18. Michigan State 8-1 789 23

19. UCLA 6-2 768 19

20. Northern Illinois 9-0 727 20

21. Central Florida 6-1 567 22

22. Wisconsin 6-2 450 24

23. Texas Tech 7-2 409 14

24. Arizona State 6-2 255 25

25. Notre Dame 7-2 155 NR

Other teams receiving votes: Texas 77; Georgia 47; Michigan 46; Houston 44; BYU 21; Mississippi 11; Ball State 9; Minnesota 8; Nebraska 8; Oregon State 7; Arizona 2; USC 2; Duke 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Alabama (54) 8-0 1,540 1


2. Oregon (5) 8-0 1,475 2

3. Florida State (3) 8-0 1,436 3

4. Ohio State 9-0 1,369 4

5. Baylor 7-0 1,299 5

6. Stanford 7-1 1,222 7

7. Clemson 8-1 1,121 8

8. Oklahoma 7-1 971 9

9. Missouri 8-1 961 10

10. Auburn 8-1 959 11

11. Oklahoma State 7-1 864 12

12. LSU 7-2 835 13

13. Texas A&M 7-2 800 14

14. Miami (Fla.) 7-1 747 6

15. South Carolina 7-2 722 16

16. Louisville 7-1 569 17

17. Fresno State 8-0 567 18

18. UCLA 6-2 494 19

19. Michigan State 8-1 446 24

20. Northern Illinois 9-0 409 20

21. Central Florida 6-1 340 22

22. Wisconsin 6-2 333 23

23. Texas Tech 7-2 217 15

24. Arizona State 6-2 130 NR

25. Notre Dame 7-2 108 25

Others receiving votes: Texas 77; Georgia 25; Houston 24; Brigham Young 19; Minnesota 18; Michigan 14; Nebraska 12; Duke 11; Louisiana-Lafayette 5; Ball State 4; Mississippi 3; Oregon State 2; Arizona 1; Southern California 1.

The Associated Press Top 25

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pv

1. Alabama (52) 8-0 1,491 1


2. Oregon (2) 8-0 1,418 2

3. Florida St. (6) 8-0 1,409 3

4. Ohio St. 9-0 1,315 4

5. Baylor 7-0 1,234 5

6. Stanford 7-1 1,214 6

7. Auburn 8-1 1,082 8

8. Clemson 8-1 1,059 9

9. Missouri 8-1 956 10

10. LSU 7-2 863 11

11. Texas A&M 7-2 861 12

12. Oklahoma 7-1 816 13

13. South Carolina 7-2 769 14

14. Miami 7-1 737 7

15. Oklahoma St. 7-1 662 18

16. UCLA 6-2 515 17

17. Fresno St. 8-0 493 16

18. Michigan St. 8-1 478 24

19. Central Florida 6-1 472 19

20. Louisville 7-1 385 20

21. Wisconsin 6-2 342 22

22. N. Illinois 9-0 322 21

23. Arizona St. 6-2 197 25

24. Notre Dame 7-2 164 NR

25. Texas Tech 7-2 102 15

Others receiving votes: Texas 34, Georgia 32, BYU 28, Mississippi 17, Houston 9, Minnesota 7, Michigan 6, Washington 6, Ball St. 4, Duke 1.
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