Missouri moves up to No. 5 in BCS standings

11/25/2013 12:29 AM

11/25/2013 12:29 AM

Buoyed by a series of upsets Saturday, Missouri jumped up to fifth Sunday in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings.

The Tigers, 10-1 and 6-1 in the Southeastern Conference, clinched at least a share of the SEC East division title by beating the Rebels 24-10, but still must beat Texas A on Saturday at Memorial Stadium to secure a spot in the conference title game.

Meanwhile, Missouri remains on the fringe of the national championship picture after overtaking Baylor, which dropped to ninth after its first loss of the season at Oklahoma State, and Oregon, which got drummed by Arizona and plummeted to 13th.

The Tigers, who also moved up three spots to fifth in The Associated Press Top 25, also moved ahead of Clemson in the BCS. Clemson was sixth, followed by Oklahoma State, Stanford, Baylor and South Carolina.

Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State were the top three teams in the AP poll and the BCS, followed by Auburn, which plays host to the Crimson Tide on Saturday in the de facto SEC West championship game.

In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the top three teams — Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State — were the same, but Clemson moved up to fourth, Auburn was fifth and Missouri was sixth.

That also was the case in the Harris Poll. Those two polls each make up one-third of the BCS formula along with a series of six computer rankings.

Missouri is ranked as high as No. 4 in the Anderson Hester computer poll and as low as 10th in Richard Billingsley’s ranking.

The Tigers’ next opponent, Texas A, dropped from 12th to 21st in the BCS after getting drilled 34-10 by LSU.

BCS standings
Harris USA Today Computer BCS
Rk Pct Rk Pct Rk Pct Avg Pv
1. Alabama 1 .9981 1 .9961 2 .970 .9881 1
2. Florida State 2 .9592 2 .9600 1 .990 .9697 2
3. Ohio State 3 .9188 3 .9213 3 .920 .9200 3
4. Auburn 5 .8227 5 .8181 4 .830 .8236 6
5. Missouri 6 .8112 6 .8019 5 .810 .8077 8
6. Clemson 4 .8262 4 .8316 10 .660 .7726 7
7. Oklahoma State 7 .7742 7 .7903 8 .720 .7615 10
8. Stanford 8 .6765 10 .6329 9 .690 .6665 9
9. Baylor 9 .6458 8 .6510 11 .640 .6456 4
10. South Carolina 10 .6231 9 .6471 12 .560 .6101 11
11. Michigan State 11 .6135 11 .6206 14 .500 .5780 13
12. Arizona State 16 .3754 18 .3703 6 .770 .5052 17
13. Oregon 12 .4938 12 .5013 15 .490 .4950 5
14. Northern Illinois 17 .3600 20 .2961 7 .730 .4620 16
15. Wisconsin 15 .3981 14 .4265 13 .510 .4448 19
16. Fresno St. 13 .4638 13 .4432 17 .330 .4124 15
17. LSU 14 .4442 15 .4168 19 .260 .3737 22
18. Oklahoma 19 .3292 17 .3748 18 .310 .3380 20
19. Central Florida 20 .3288 19 .3303 16 .350 .3364 18
20. Louisville 18 .3577 16 .3890 27 .010 .2522 21
21. Texas A 21 .2685 21 .2645 23 .140 .2243 12
22. UCLA 22 .1504 22 .1658 19 .260 .1921 14
23. Southern California 23 .1481 23 .1355 21 .250 .1779 23
24. Duke 24 .1146 24 .1310 26 .020 .0885 NR
25. Notre Dame 25 .0212 26 .0110 22 .170 .0674 NR
The AP Top 25
Team (first-place vote) Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Alabama (56) 11-0 1,496 1
2. Florida State (4) 11-0 1,444 2
3. Ohio State 11-0 1,375 4
4. Auburn 10-1 1,294 6
5. Missouri 10-1 1,202 8
6. Clemson 10-1 1,196 7
7. Oklahoma State 10-1 1,177 11
8. Stanford 9-2 1,002 10
9. Baylor 9-1 976 3
10. South Carolina 9-2 960 12
11. Michigan State 10-1 929 13
12. Oregon 9-2 731 5
13. Arizona State 9-2 690 19
14. Wisconsin 9-2 684 16
15. LSU 8-3 642 18
16. Fresno State 10-0 619 15
17. Central Florida 9-1 588 17
18. Northern Illinois 11-0 470 20
19. Texas A 8-3 429 9
20. Oklahoma 9-2 386 22
21. Louisville 10-1 383 21
22. UCLA 8-3 300 14
23. Southern California 9-3 262 23
24. Duke 9-2 135 25
25. Notre Dame 8-3 68 NR

Others receiving votes: Georgia 15, Cincinnati 10, Texas 10, Mississippi 7, Arizona 6, Nebraska 6, Minnesota 5, East Carolina 1, North Dakota State 1, Vanderbilt 1.

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