UF 4th, FSU 10th in BCS ; Notre Dame leads way, followed by Alabama and Georgia [Florida Times Union]
(Florida Times Union Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Florida's football team drew closer to the BCS national championship game, and Florida State continues to be an afterthought in the Bowl Championship Series standings.
That could change after the rivals meet in Tallahassee on Saturday.
The Gators (10-1) were fourth in BCS standings with a .843 total released Sunday night, and FSU (10-1) was 10th at .636. Florida improved two spots, despite a shaky offensive showing in a 23-0 win Saturday over Jacksonville State, a Football Championship Series program. UF moved ahead of Kansas State and Oregon after the top two teams in last week's standings lost on Saturday.
FSU (10-1) dominated Maryland, winning 41-14, yet still did not make up any ground and remained at 10th.
Notre Dame is No. 1 in the BCS at .997, followed by Alabama (.933) and Georgia (.876). The top two teams in the final BCS standings will meet for the national championship on Jan. 7 in Miami.
UF continues to benefit from how the six computers used in the formula view its resume, which includes wins over Texas A&M, LSU and South Carolina.
Florida is second in the nation, according to the computers, behind only undefeated Notre Dame.
The Gators are ranked sixth in the USA Today Coaches Poll and fifth in the Harris Poll, which represent two-thirds of a team's sum.
Oregon (.831) is ranked ahead of Florida in both human polls, but the Ducks are seventh in computer average.
Meanwhile, FSU is 17th in the computer standings, which make up a third of the BCS tally.
One of the six computer models does not rank the Seminoles among its top 25.
None of the six has Florida State ranked higher than 15th.
FSU is behind three teams with two losses - LSU, Stanford and Texas A&M - in the BCS standings.
The question for FSU is how much could its computer ranking spike should the Seminoles defeat UF on Saturday
A Florida victory over FSU, coupled with a Notre Dame loss at Southern California later that night, could be enough to send the Gators to the national title game.
Alabama and Georgia will likely meet in the SEC championship game, with the winner a virtual lock to play for the national championship.
The Bulldogs have clinched the SEC East crown, and Alabama must beat lowly Auburn on Saturday to secure the SEC West.Hays Carlyon: (904) 359-4377BCS STANDINGSThings are looking up for the Southeastern Conference heading down the stretch. Current standings with last week's position:TEAM PTS. LW1. Notre Dame .9973 32. Alabama .9333 43. Georgia .8763 54. Florida .8434 65. Oregon .8318 26. Kansas State .7692 17. LSU .7308 78. Stanford .7077 139. Texas A&M .6526 810. Florida State .6363 10
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