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The SEC is still king of the BCS standings

Another weekend of football, and everyone continues to look up at the SEC.

The second batch of BCS standings came out Sunday, and for the second straight week Alabama is No. 1 and Florida is No. 2. This makes it 12 straight weeks that an SEC team has been the top-ranked team in the BCS standings, and it's becoming increasingly obvious these two teams control their national championship destinies.

If these two meet in Atlanta for the SEC championship game undefeated, this game will serve as a semi-final for the Discover BCS National Championship Game.

A close game in Atlanta, and we could see two SEC teams in the BCS title game again, but that will only happen if undefeated teams like Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Oregon State all lose at least one game.

LSU, which sits at No. 6, is very much in the national title hunt and might be in the best spot of all the one-loss teams. With Alabama and No. 11 Mississippi State still on the schedule, LSU could gain some major ground on the teams in front of it with wins. Plus, the more Florida wins (LSU's only loss), the better for the Tigers.

If LSU beats Alabama (Nov. 3) and finds itself with just one loss in Atlanta, a win there should catapult the Tigers right into the national championship game. This team is fighting for a chance to be either No. 1 or No. 2 in the BCS standings before the final standings come out.

Georgia is also still alive. The Bulldogs are currently No. 10 and if they win out, which means beating Florida Saturday and the West champion, they could make it to Miami. Georgia would likely need a couple othe other non-SEC unbeatens in the top 10 to lose, but beating Florida and winning in Atlanta will go a long way in the computer rankings and could erase that ugly loss to South Carolina.

While South Carolina (No. 13) and Texas A&M (No. 20) are all but out of the mix, Mississippi State still has a legitimate shot, but must win out. Taking down Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and the East champ would certainly be enough for the Bulldogs.