Posted on October 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM
No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Florida State have the inside track to the national championship game after topping the season's first BCS standings.
The standings, released Sunday night, put Florida State ahead of No. 3 Oregon, one day after the Seminoles cruised to a 51-14 win at Clemson.
In both polls that are used in the BCS calculations, Oregon is second and Florida State third, but the standings' computer component gave the Seminoles the advantage.
No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Missouri round out a top 5 of undefeated teams.
No. 6 Stanford is the top one-loss team. The Cardinal are ahead of two teams with perfect records: No. 7 Miami and No. 8 Baylor.
Clemson is No. 9, while undefeated Texas Tech is No. 10.
The percentage of votes in the USA Today and Harris polls each count for one third of the calculations. A composite ranking of six computers make up the final third. Each team's highest and lowest computer rankings are ignored in the calculations.
Florida State had the best overall computer ranking, followed by the SEC's Alabama and Missouri. The computers ranked Oregon fourth.
The Seminoles led three of the computers, Alabama led two, and Missouri topped one.