University of Missouri

Missouri moves up to No. 8 in BCS standings

Updated: 2013-11-04T03:54:10Z

By TOD PALMER

The Kansas City Star

Missouri moved up one spot to No. 8 in the BCS standings Sunday night as Miami (Fla.), which took its first loss on the chin against Florida State, plummeted to 11th.

The Tigers, 8-1 and 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference, remained behind two other one-loss teams — Stanford and Clemson — after checking in ninth in both The Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Missouri also trailed Auburn in the AP Poll, which isn’t used in the BCS rankings, and Oklahoma in the Coaches Poll, which makes up one-third of the BCS formula.

Thanks to a composite ranking of five from the six computer rankings, the Tigers checked in ahead of both teams in the BCS standings.

Missouri checks in eighth in the Harris Interactive Poll, which makes up the final third of the BCS puzzle along with the Coaches Poll and computer rankings.

Alabama stayed in firsr place, but Oregon slipped back to third behind the Seminoles, who debuted second in the BCS standings before being overtaken by the Ducks last week.

Ohio State remained third followed by Stanford, Baylor, Clemson and the Tigers.

Missouri travels to Kentucky on Saturday for an 11 a.m. kickoff on ESPNU.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/todpalmer.

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