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Alabama, FSU Separate Themselves In New BCS Standings, Stanford Passes Undefeated Baylor


The fourth edition of the BCS standings have been released tonight, and one thing is clear: Alabama and Florida State now control their own destiny -- if both teams win out, they will square off in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game. Here are the updated standings after eleven weeks of college football:

1. Alabama (.996)
2. Florida State (.962)
3. Ohio State (.893)
4. Stanford (.869)
5. Baylor (.862)
6. Oregon (.767)
7. Auburn (.721)
8. Clemson(.720)
9. Missouri (.712)
10. South Carolina (.558)

For a refresher, here is how the BCS rankings are determined:

A team's on-field performance during the regular season is the principal factor in determining its position in the BCS standings. The formula consists of three components, each weighted equally: the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Harris Interactive College Football Poll and an average of six computer rankings (Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester, Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe). Because the conference commissioners believe that teams should be judged on performance, there are no preseason BCS standings.