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Missouri ranked at No. 9 in BCS; Florida State takes firm hold of No. 2

Sunday, November 10, 2013 | 7:50 p.m. CST

Missouri was ranked No. 9 in this week's BCS standings released Sunday. The team was pushed one spot back from No. 8 last week after a shake-up in the top five teams.

Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.

The Seminoles were in second last week, but seemed likely to get passed by Oregon if the Ducks could have remained unbeaten. Stanford, however, handed Oregon its first loss of the season on Thursday and Florida State benefited.

The Seminoles (.9619) are a solid second in the USA Today coaches' poll and Harris poll, and second in the computer rankings that make up the final third of a BCS average.

Ohio State (.8926) is third in the polls but fourth in the computers. The Buckeyes are closer to fourth-place Stanford (.8689) than Florida State.

Unbeaten Baylor (.8618) is fifth, not far behind the Cardinal.

There is a cluster of SEC teams between No. 7 and No. 11. Auburn is ranked No. 7, while South Carolina and Texas A&M are ranked at No. 10 and No. 11, respectively. Georgia made the cut this week at No. 25.


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