Irving, TX (Sports Network) - Alabama and Florida, both 7-0 after convincing
wins on Saturday, remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in this week's BCS
Alabama, the top seed in both human polls used in the BCS formula, again
cruised this weekend with a 44-13 win at Tennessee. The reigning national
champs have a home game against undefeated Mississippi State next Saturday
before playing at LSU in a rematch of last season's BCS title game.
LSU's only loss this season came at the hands of the Florida Gators, who
continued their unblemished start with a 44-11 thrashing of nationally-ranked
South Carolina on Saturday.
The lopsided win solidified Florida's No. 1 ranking in the computers and kept
the Gators ahead of Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame, all undefeated
programs that round out the top-five.
Kansas State jumped Oregon for the No. 3 spot this week.
Alabama and Florida will play each other in the SEC Championship Game if both
teams run the table, making it highly unlikely they will meet in Miami on
LSU holds the sixth position and is followed by Oregon State, Oklahoma, USC
and Georgia, which plays its rival -- Florida -- on Saturday.
The BCS poll is computed by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris
Interactive poll, USA Today poll and computer rankings.
Since 1998, the top two teams in the poll following the conference title games
squared off for the BCS Championship.
Last season it pitted teams from the same conference, as the Crimson Tide
avenged a regular season loss to LSU by beating their SEC rival, 21-0.
Things will change in two years, however, when a four-team playoff system goes
into effect. The BCS presidential oversight committee approved the change in
June, and will be used for 12 years beginning in 2014.
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