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Auburn Jumps Atop BCS Standings Ahead of Oregon, Boise State

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Auburn University moved to No. 1 in college football’s Bowl Championship Series standings, with the University of Oregon second and Boise State third.

Auburn was fourth last week in the season’s first BCS rankings, which determine the two schools that will play in the Jan. 10 national championship game in Glendale, Arizona.

The Tigers (8-0) jumped to No. 1 with their 24-17 win over then-No. 6 Louisiana State coupled with Oklahoma’s 36-27 loss to Missouri. The formerly top-ranked Sooners (6-1) fell to ninth in the latest BCS standings.

Auburn has a rating of .937 out of 1.000 in the standings, which are determined using the USA Today coaches’ poll, the Harris Interactive computer rankings. Oregon (7-0) has a BCS average of .907 while Boise State (6-0) is at .885.

Texas Christian (8-0) is fourth in the rankings, followed by Michigan State (8-0), Missouri (7-0), defending champion Alabama (7-1), Utah (7-0), Oklahoma (6-1) and Wisconsin (7-1).

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Erik Matuszewski at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

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