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College Football News: The BCS Rankings Week 1 October 20, 2013

Mitch looks at each of the top 25 in the first BCS Standngs of the year

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The first BCS Rankings of the year are out so let’s look at each of the teams in the top 25:

25) Oregon State-The Beavers opened with a loss to a FCS team but they are unbeaten in the Pac-12. These guys could be playing in the Rose Bowl when it’s all over.

College Football News: The BCS Rankings Week 1 October 20, 2013

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24) Nebraska-Thus Huskers are 5-1 and they aren’t going to any title game this year but it should be a decent bowl game.

23) UCF-With wins over Penn State and Louisville and given the current formula, they are more than likely headed to a BCS Bowl with most thinking Fiesta or Orange.

22) Michigan-Can be a spoiler but that about the extent of it this season unless they knock off Ohio State.

21) South Carolina- A two loss team that lost to Tennessee this past weekend.  SC plays a tough schedule but with a loss being to Tennessee does it merit them being ranked ahead of a slew of one loss teams?

20) Louisville-They have the same record as UCF and lost to them head to head; for those who think the BCS works at all unless there are two and only two unbeaten teams explain this one, it can’t be strength of schedule.

19) Oklahoma State-The Cowboys have just one loss but against a really bad West Virginia team it’s a real bad one.

18) Northern Illinois-So if Louisville was unbeaten they are in the top 10 but NIU is in at 18? Makes no sense.

17) Fresno State-Unbeaten team ranked behind those with losses, not sure how they figure to be better than NIU but could be a BCS buster.

16) Texas A&M-A two loss team ranked ahead of two unbeaten and both of their losses were at home.

15) Oklahoma-No use even arguing this one, the Sooners seem to be over rated since 2001.

14) Virginia Tech-They have one loss and it is to Alabama, how are they ranked behind..

13) LSU- A two loss team and in both of their losses didn’t look good and both of their losses are to teams not ranked in the BCS top 25.

12) UCLA-I will reserve comment since they have Oregon this week which should put them in the right position.

11) Auburn-The Tigers are starting to look for real and are getting better every week, they might give Bama a game this year.

10) Texas Tech-One of two unbeaten Big 12 teams; the jury is still out on the Red Raiders.

9) Clemson-After giving up 51 at home to Florida State it’s tough to make any argument where Clemson is ahead of any unbeaten or even a few of the other 1 loss teams.

8) Baylor-The best of the Big 12 and they could be a wildcard to have a say in the end.

7) Miami-One of three ACC teams in the top 10 and while the Canes have more speed than anyone which is the great equalizer, this team look to be a year away.

6) Stanford-A one loss team whose loss came to a team not ranked in any rankings that is ranked ahead of several undefeated; anyone still think the BCS isn’t a joke?

5) Missouri-One of two teams that started the season unranked in the top 10 (Miami) and the Tigers will have their chance to validate their ranking.

4) Ohio State-These guys just keep on winning and while their OOC came up soft this year as did the Big Ten, tough to argue they aren’t getting it done.

3) Oregon-No one has even gotten a whiff of the Ducks, in my book they should be number two.

2) Florida State-Coming off of the big win over Clemson and they have Miami in two weeks to solidify their spot but they have struggled at times which is why I believe Oregon should be in this spot.

1) Alabama-Only fitting as the champs are still the champs until someone beats them and no one has knocked off the Tide this season though the past two years they have been one loss champs. 

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