News

Alabama , FSU top first BCS standings

Alabama , FSU top first BCS standings

BCS RANKINGS: Arkansas running back Alex Collins (3) tries to get around Alabama linebacker Dillon Lee (25) as he carries the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo: Associated Press/Butch Dill

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season.

Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.

The Seminoles (.9348 BCS average) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 51-14 victory at previously unbeaten Clemson.

The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the next two weeks with games against UCLA and at Stanford.

Ohio State is a more distant fourth, followed by Missouri in the standings released Sunday night.

The top two teams in the final standings after the end of the regular season play in the Rose Bowl for the national title in January.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

penscaps16120076416963

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

10 hours ago in Sports

The best sports shots this week

goffdraft870850982276

A look at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

13 hours ago in Sports

Reigning NL batting champ banned 80 games for doping

marlinsdeeREUTERS

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball said.