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Oregon Jumps Florida State for No. 2 BCS Ranking Behind Alabama

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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- The University of Oregon jumped over Florida State to take the No. 2 spot in college football’s Bowl Championship Series standings behind top-ranked Alabama.

Oregon improved its record to 8-0 two days ago by scoring 28 straight second-half points to pull away for a 42-14 victory over then-No. 12 UCLA.

The win helped the Ducks move past Florida State, which is 7-0 after a 49-17 win over North Carolina State. The Seminoles held the second spot in the first BCS standings of the season a week ago thanks to their No. 1 ranking in the computer polls.

Florida State this week is collectively ranked third by the six computer polls, which determine the BCS standings along with the Harris Interactive Poll and the USA Today coaches’ poll.

Alabama, the two-time defending BCS national champion, is 8-0 after a 45-10 rout of Tennessee two days ago.

The Crimson Tide have a .994 rating out of 1.000 in the BCS standings, which determine the two teams to play for the national championship on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, California. Oregon is at .952, followed by Florida State at .921.

Ohio State (8-0) is fourth in the BCS rankings, with Stanford (7-1), Baylor (7-0), Miami (7-0), Clemson (7-1), Missouri (7-1) and Oklahoma (7-1) rounding out the top 10.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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