BCS standings: Auburn, Missouri enter top 5, Baylor slips to No. 6


Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) thanks the fans after a 49-0 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. The Crimson Tide’s last loss was to Texas A&M on Nov. 10, 2012.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

There was a bit of a shakeup in the BCS standings released Sunday as previously undefeated Baylor suffered a lopsided loss to Oklahoma State, 49-17, to drop to sixth place.

Oregon lost its second game of the season, to Arizona, 42-16, to plummet from No. 5 to No. 13 in the standings.

The top three teams in the BCS standings – Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State – remained in place and are the only undefeated teams in BCS automatic qualifying conferences (ACC, Big 12, AAC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.)

The Buckeyes (.9200 BCS average) have a solid lead on Auburn (.8326) and Missouri (.8077), both of which entered the top five this week.

Auburn had a bye week after rallying for a thrilling, 43-38, victory over Georgia on Nov. 16. Missouri topped Ole Miss 24-10 Saturday.

Undefeated Northern Illinois and Fresno State vaulted to 14th and 16th place, respectively, and are both fighting for one non-AQ berth. For teams in non-AQ conferences to receive an automatic berth, they have to finish in the top 12 of the last BCS standings or ranked in the top 16 ahead of an AQ-conference champion.

The Bowl Championship Series, which features four bowl games and the national championship game, is in its last season. The four-team College Football Playoff will debut next year.

BCS Standings:

Rankings as of 11/24/2013
Rank School Total Prev Rank
1 Alabama (11-0) .9881 1
2 Florida State (11-0) .9697 2
3 Ohio State (11-0) .9200 3
4 Auburn (10-1) .8236 6
5 Missouri (10-1) .8077 8
6 Clemson (10-1) .7726 7
7 Oklahoma State (10-1) .7615 10
8 Stanford (9-2) .6665 9
9 Baylor (9-1) .6456 4
10 South Carolina (9-2) .6101 11
11 Michigan State (10-1) .5780 13
12 Arizona State (9-2) .5052 17
13 Oregon (9-2) .4950 5
14 Northern Illinois (11-0) .4620 16
15 Wisconsin (9-2) .4448 19
16 Fresno State (10-0) .4124 15
17 LSU (8-3) .3737 22
18 Oklahoma (9-2) .3380 20
19 UCF (9-1) .3364 18
20 Louisville (10-1) .2522 21
21 Texas A&M (8-3) .2243 12
22 UCLA (8-3) .1921 14
23 USC (9-3) .1779 23
24 Duke (9-2) .0885 NR
25 Notre Dame (8-3) .0674 NR

AP Rankings:

Rankings as of 11/24/2013
Rank School Votes Prev Rank
1 Alabama (11-0) 1496 (56) 1
2 Florida State (11-0) 1444 (4) 2
3 Ohio State (11-0) 1375 4
4 Auburn (10-1) 1294 6
5 Missouri (10-1) 1202 8
6 Clemson (10-1) 1196 7
7 Oklahoma State (10-1) 1177 11
8 Stanford (9-2) 1002 10
9 Baylor (9-1) 976 3
10 South Carolina (9-2) 960 12
11 Michigan State (10-1) 929 13
12 Oregon (9-2) 731 5
13 Arizona State (9-2) 690 19
14 Wisconsin (9-2) 684 16
15 LSU (8-3) 642 18
16 Fresno State (10-0) 619 15
17 UCF (9-1) 588 17
18 Northern Illinois (11-0) 470 20
19 Texas A&M (8-3) 429 9
20 Oklahoma (9-2) 386 22
21 Louisville (10-1) 383 21
22 UCLA (8-3) 300 14
23 USC (9-3) 262 23
24 Duke (9-2) 135 25
25 Notre Dame (8-3) 68 NR
Kelyn Soong is a news aide and blogger and covers high school tennis for The Washington Post sports section.

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