2013 College Football Season – Week 12 BCS Standings

Ohio State

There’s no change in the higher reaches of the BCS Standings after week 13. Alabama and Florida State at the moment heading to the national championship game, Ohio State waiting for someone to fall. That simple? Not really, because the rise of Auburn to number 4 and of Missouri to number 5 really makes it a bit more complicated if either the Crimson Tide or the Seminoles mess up in the upcoming games.

This week was also about a big fall foe Baylor after losing for the first time this season (to Oklahoma State), losing the lead they had in the Big 12. It was also about Arizona State taking control in the Pac-12 South, rising five spots after beating UCLA, and the same goes for the Cowboys, who have a chance to win their conference for the second time in three years if they beat Oklahoma.

Rank Team Avg. Prev. Rank Points % Rank Points % Avg. A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9881 1 1 2595 .9981 1 1544 .9961 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 .970
2 Florida State .9697 2 2 2494 .9592 2 1488 .9600 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 .990
3 Ohio State .9200 3 3 2389 .9188 3 1428 .9213 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 .920
4 Auburn .8236 6 5 2139 .8227 5 1268 .8181 4 5 7 4 5 8 4 .830
5 Missouri .8077 8 6 2109 .8112 6 1243 .8019 5 4 10 5 7 6 5 .810
6 Clemson .7726 7 4 2148 .8262 4 1289 .8316 10 12 4 9 10 14 7 .660
7 Oklahoma State .7615 10 7 2013 .7742 7 1225 .7903 8 7 5 10 14 5 10 .720
8 Stanford .6665 9 8 1759 .6765 10 981 .6329 9 8 8 7 8 11 12 .690
9 Baylor .6456 4 9 1679 .6458 8 1009 .6510 11 9 6 12 13 10 9 .640
10 South Carolina .6101 11 10 1620 .6231 9 1003 .6471 12 13 11 11 16 7 13 .560
11 Michigan State .5780 13 11 1595 .6135 11 962 .6206 14 14 15 13 9 13 14 .500
12 Arizona State .5052 17 16 976 .3754 18 574 .3703 6 6 13 6 4 9 6 .770
13 Oregon .4950 5 12 1284 .4938 12 777 .5013 15 11 12 15 12 17 16 .490
14 Northern Illinois .4620 16 17 936 .3600 20 459 .2961 7 10 9 8 6 3 8 .730
15 Wisconsin .4448 19 15 1035 .3981 14 661 .4265 13 17 14 16 11 12 11 .510
16 Fresno State .4124 15 13 1206 .4638 13 687 .4432 17 21 20 14 NR 15 15 .330
17 LSU .3737 22 14 1155 .4442 15 646 .4168 19 22 19 24 18 19 18 .260
18 Oklahoma .3380 20 19 856 .3292 17 581 .3748 18 15 17 18 21 18 20 .310
19 UCF .3364 18 20 855 .3288 19 512 .3303 16 19 16 17 23 16 17 .350
20 Louisville .2522 21 18 930 .3577 16 603 .3890 27 NR 18 25 NR NR NR .010
21 Texas A&M .2243 12 21 698 .2685 21 410 .2645 23 23 23 23 20 23 21 .140
22 UCLA .1921 14 22 391 .1504 22 257 .1658 19 18 21 21 15 20 19 .260
23 USC .1779 23 23 385 .1481 23 210 .1355 21 16 22 19 17 21 22 .250
24 Duke .0885 NR 24 298 .1146 24 203 .1310 26 24 NR 22 NR NR NR .020
25 Notre Dame .0674 NR 25 55 .0212 NR 17 .0110 22 20 NR 20 19 24 23 .170

With no four-team playoff, there’s quite a mess going on due to the rise of Auburn and Missouri, both one loss teams. Auburn head into the Iron Bowl with a chance not only to ruin Alabama’s season, but to steal their thunder. A win for Auburn will give them the division title and put them in the SEC championship game against Missouri.

Who goes to the BCS games from the SEC, who will surely send two teams? The conference champion, no matter who it is, goes to the national championship game, right? Because it’s either Alabama or a one-loss team (unless Missouri mess up against Texas A&M) that beat the Crimson Tide. What does that say about Ohio State? They need to hope the voters stick with them in case the SEC mess does happen, not to mention beat both Michigan back-to-back and win the conference, while also hope for a Florida State debacle against Florida (not going to happen) and the other ACC team – Duke, Miami, Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech.

What about the at-large bids? Hard to say at the moment. Oregon, Clemson, Baylor, Michigan State, Stanford or Wisconsin all have a shot as long as the top 3 don’t lose and this bunch don’t win their conference. There are Northern Illinois (14) and Fresno State to consider (16). The higher ranked of the two, probably staying ahead of Central Florida, will find itself in a BCS Bowl game, taking away one of the at-large spots, which might piss off those who like to see big names in big bowls, but do justice with a system that usually doesn’t really help small schools stand out.

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