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2013 BCS standings, Week 11: Florida State reclaims spot from Oregon

If the season ended today, Florida State would play Alabama for the BCS National Championship. It doesn't end today, though.

The Noles have taken back the No. 2 spot from Oregon, one week after giving it up, thanks to a bump in the human polls and Seminole computer dominance. FSU's 41-14 smashing of former No. 7 Miami on national television couldn't have come at a better time, as Oregon was on a bye this weekend.

That bye ends Thursday, though, when Oregon travels to play No. 5 Stanford. A potential convincing win is expected flip the Ducks and Noles again, with FSU unlikely having the strength of schedule down the stretch to do much of anything about that. Unless, of course, Oregon or Alabama loses. Or if the Seminoles continue shattering opponents and Oregon struggles, thereby swaying more and more voters. You know, college football stuff.

The full Week 11 BCS top 25, with full computer ratings and poll breakdowns:

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Alabama .9797 1 1 2613 .9954 1 1540 .9935 2 3 1 3 2 2 2 .950
2 Florida State .9525 3 3 2444 .9310 3 1436 .9265 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1.000
3 Oregon .9435 2 2 2491 .9490 2 1475 .9516 3 2 2 4 3 3 3 .930
4 Ohio State .8720 4 4 2317 .8827 4 1369 .8832 4 4 3 2 8 5 7 .850
5 Stanford .7930 5 6 2102 .8008 6 1222 .7884 5 6 5 5 4 9 9 .790
6 Baylor .7745 6 5 2167 .8255 5 1299 .8381 9 8 11 9 12 7 10 .660
7 Clemson .7277 8 7 1890 .7200 7 1121 .7232 8 10 6 7 7 10 4 .740
8 Missouri .6890 9 8 1725 .6571 9 961 .6200 5 5 9 6 5 8 6 .790
9 Auburn .6686 11 9 1672 .6370 10 959 .6187 7 9 14 8 6 6 5 .750
10 Oklahoma .6084 10 10 1572 .5989 8 971 .6265 11 7 7 10 13 15 14 .600
11 Miami (FL) .5246 7 13 1344 .5120 14 747 .4819 12 13 15 11 10 12 8 .580
12 South Carolina .5111 14 15 1175 .4476 15 722 .4658 10 11 8 13 9 11 11 .620
13 LSU .4525 13 11 1467 .5589 12 835 .5387 18 21 10 NR 19 19 19 .260
14 Oklahoma State .4395 18 14 1315 .5010 11 864 .5574 18 18 18 20 22 18 24 .260
15 Texas A&M .4365 12 12 1426 .5432 13 800 .5161 21 23 19 21 17 22 16 .250
16 Fresno State .3675 16 17 989 .3768 17 567 .3658 16 17 25 14 23 14 12 .360
17 Michigan State .3394 22 18 789 .3006 19 446 .2877 13 16 21 12 14 16 15 .430
18 Northern Illinois .3169 17 20 727 .2770 20 409 .2639 14 22 13 17 20 4 13 .410
19 UCLA .2904 20 19 768 .2926 18 494 .3187 18 20 20 24 18 20 17 .260
20 Louisville .2510 19 16 1013 .3859 16 569 .3671 27 NR 17 NR NR NR NR .000
21 UCF .2151 23 21 567 .2160 21 340 .2194 23 24 16 22 NR 17 20 .210
22 Arizona State .1770 NR 24 255 .0971 24 130 .0839 17 12 NR 15 11 24 18 .350
23 Notre Dame .1662 25 25 155 .0590 25 108 .0697 15 15 12 16 15 23 21 .370
24 Wisconsin .1288 24 22 450 .1714 22 333 .2148 27 NR NR NR NR NR NR .000
25 Texas Tech .0986 15 23 409 .1558 23 217 .1400 27 NR 23 NR NR NR NR .000

Elsewhere, Ohio State, Baylor, and Stanford remain in the running, with the SEC and Big 12 stuffing a crowd of one- and two-loss teams in the dark-horse mix. Teams must finish in the top 14 to be eligible for a BCS bowl at-large spot.

After that, note where Fresno State and Northern Illinois wind up. If the higher-ranked of the two non-AQs can finish in the top 16 and ahead of a BCS-conference champion (likely UCF, at this point) or in the top 12, it'll snatch an automatic BCS bid away from one of those at-larges.

For now, the story is the same as it's been for two weeks: hollerin' about Florida State and Oregon. By Thursday night, that will either end or intensify. And Thursday night's co-headliner, Oklahoma at Baylor, will either thin the herd or add the Bears directly into the argument, while Saturday's LSU-Alabama could completely wreck everything.

No matter what, there will be something to argue about at this time next week.

Fun facts from the National Football Foundation:

Only three times in BCS standings history has the No. 1 team in Week 3 not played in the BCS National Championship Game: Oklahoma (2002), Alabama (2008), and Florida (2009).

The following schools boast their highest-ever ranking in the BCS standings: Baylor (No. 6 - tied),Fresno State (No. 16 - tied), and Central Florida (No. 21).

Alabama has been ranked No. 4 or higher for 19 consecutive weeks. Oregon has been ranked No. 5 or higher for 12 consecutive weeks.

Florida State boasts its first 8-0 start since 1999, when they went 12-0 and won the 2000 BCS National Championship Game.

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This article originally appeared on SBNation.

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