BCS Rankings: Florida State Edges Out Oregon For No. 2

Oct 19, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA;Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) celebrates with teammates following against the Clemson Tigers the game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Seminoles won 51-14. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The long-awaited Alabama-Oregon matchup college football fans are clamoring for would not come to fruition, according to the first BCS rankings of 2013.

Based on the strength of its win over Clemson, Florida State is ranked No. 2 ahead of No. 3 Oregon. The Seminoles and Ducks were separated by less than .03 points. For perspective on just how narrow that margin truly is, ESPN BCS maven Brad Edwards explains:

Oregon will surpass Florida State so long as it wins its games, as I outlined on the B/R Pac-12 Blog. The Ducks could move into No. 2 as early as next week, should they defeat No. 12 UCLA.

The last season of the BCS also means the last chance for a non-BCS buster. With the American’s representatives Louisville and UCF at No. 20 and 23, Fresno State and Northern Illinois are in good shape. The Bulldogs check in at No. 17, and last year’s BCS-busting Huskies are ranked No. 18.

1 Alabama 7-0
2 Florida State 6-0
3 Oregon 7-0
4 Ohio State 7-0
5 Missouri 7-0
6 Stanford 6-1
7 Miami (FL) 6-0
8 Baylor 6-0
9 Clemson 6-1
10 Texas Tech 7-0
11 Auburn 6-1
12 UCLA 5-1
13 LSU 6-2
14 Virginia Tech 6-1
15 Oklahoma 6-1
16 Texas A&M 5-2
17 Fresno State 6-0
18 Northern Illinois 7-0
19 Oklahoma State 5-1
20 Louisville 6-1
21 South Carolina 5-2
22 Michigan 6-1
23 UCF 5-1
24 Nebraska 5-1
25 Oregon State 6-1

Topics: Florida State Seminoles, Football, Fresno State Bulldogs, Northern Illinois Huskies, Oregon Ducks

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