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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Top stats to know: BCS Standings Week 2

By Katie Sharp

A look at the most significant notes to come from this week’s BCS Rankings:

Oregon, Florida State swap spots
Oregon and Florida State swapped spots with Oregon taking the No. 2 spot in the rankings and Florida State dropping to No. 3.

Oregon is ranked in the top 3 in each of the first two BCS standings for the second time in school history (No. 2 in first 2 weeks of 2010).

The Seminoles are ranked in the top 3 in each of the first two BCS standings for the second time in school history. In 1999 they were No. 1 in the first two weeks.

This is also the first time the ACC has had 3 teams in the top 10 in consecutive weeks since October 23 and 30, 2005.

Stanford moves up
Stanford moved into the No. 5 spot.

This is the first time Stanford has been in the top 5 in the BCS this early into the season. Previous earliest was in the third release in 2011.

Alabama sitting comfortably at No. 1
Alabama is No. 1 in the first two BCS standings for the second straight year. The only other teams to be ranked No. 1 in the first two releases in back-to-back years were Oklahoma in 2002-03 and Ohio State in 2006-07.

The SEC has 6 teams in the top 15. Since the start of last season, the SEC has had 6 teams in the top 15 in every standings except last week. No other conference has even had more than 4 teams in the top 15 in any single week.

Uncharted territory
For the second straight week, Baylor reached its highest BCS ranking ever at No. 6 overall

Fresno State is ranked No. 16, its highest BCS ranking ever.

Matchup of the Week: Miami at Florida State
Saturday's matchup with Florida State will be the third matchup between two ACC teams ranked in the top 10 of the BCS.

The other two were in 2005 when No. 6 Miami defeated No. 3 Virginia Tech, 27-7 and 2007 when No. 2 Boston College defeated No. 8 Virginia Tech, 14-0.

This Saturday’s game vs Miami will be only the second time that Florida State and Miami have played while ranked in the BCS standings.

On December 7, 2003, No. 9 Miami (then a member of the Big East) beat No. 7 Florida State, 16-14.