Alabama, Florida Top College Football’s First BCS Standings

The University of Alabama topped college football’s first Bowl Championship Series standings of the season, while the Florida Gators claimed the No. 2 ranking ahead of Oregon and Kansas State.

The Crimson Tide improved to 6-0 with a 42-10 win at the University of Missouri two days ago. The defending BCS champions have a .976 rating out of 1.000 in the standings, which are determined using the USA Today coaches’ poll, Harris Interactive poll and six computer rankings.

Florida, which is ranked fourth in the coaches’ poll, came in second in the BCS after getting the highest rating from the computer polls. The Gators (6-0) have a .909 rating while Oregon (6-0) is at .899 and Kansas State (6-0) is .896.

Notre Dame, which also improved to 6-0 with a 20-13 overtime win against Stanford, is fifth in the BCS at .877.

Louisiana State (6-1) is sixth, followed by Oregon State (5-0), Oklahoma (4-1) and Southern California (5-1).

The top two teams in the final BCS standings on Dec. 2 will play in the national championship game on Jan. 7 in Miami. Alabama and Florida don’t play each other during the regular season, yet could meet in the Southeastern Conference title game on Dec. 1 if both remain atop their respective divisions.

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