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Alabama and Florida are at the top of the season's first BCS standings, making it yet another all-SEC top two, with Oregon and Kansas State close behind the Gators.
The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise. Alabama is an overwhelming No. 1 in both polls used in the BCS formula. Florida in second was less anticipated. The Gators are No. 3 in the polls, but rated best by the computer rankings That gave them a slight edge over Oregon and Kansas State when the numbers were crunched. Florida's BCS average is .9092. Oregon's is .8993 and Kansas State's is .8963.
Notre Dame is fifth and not too far back at .8774.
Despite the strong showing by the Southeastern Conference, another all-SEC national championship game is still a long shot. Oregon's schedule is backloaded with strong opponents and the Ducks will likely be able to close the gap in the computers if they keep winning.
The Ducks play Arizona State on Thursday (5-1) and still have games against Southern Calif...
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There were not too many highlights for Mizzou fans to be proud of after their 42-10 loss to the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on their home field Saturday afternoon.
One Mizzou player that did have a very good afternoon was punter Trey Barrow.
Besides having one punt attempt blocked by an unattended to Alabama player, Barrow booted the heck out of the ball all afternoon. Barrow...
The BCS Standings first were implemented in 1998, and while they carry much controversy, they play a large part in which two teams play for the BCS Championship. With the release of the first BCS Rankings in 2012, history is on the side of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators, who are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the first poll that was revealed last night.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Quarterback Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and fourth-ranked Florida beat Vanderbilt 31-17 Saturday night to remain undefeated going into the Gators' big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina.
The Gators (6-0, 5-0 SEC) finished off their last SEC road trip outside of the state of Florida with their 22nd straight win over Vanderbilt...
The Florida Gators were perched as high as they could possibly expect to be when the first BCS poll of the season came out on Sunday. The Gators are undefeated and have played maybe the toughest schedule in America so far, but they also have work to do in order to shore up some weak spots. Quarterback Jeff Driskel understands all of that and expects his team to continue to progress.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 3 Florida is making balanced offense seem overrated.
The Gators are last in the Southeastern Conference in passing, averaging a mere 145 yards a game at a time when throwing the football is as fashionable as alternate uniforms. And it's not because they're running the triple option or the Wing T.
Nope, the Gators are simply sticking with what...
The Florida Gators may have gotten a little more than they wanted from Vanderbilt on Saturday in a game that was full of hard hitting and injuries to key players. in the end sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel and the gators were too much for the Commodores. relive the 31-17 victory here in pictures.
The normal workout regimen for a college basketball big man consists of working on his low post moves, putting up jumpshots, getting in some defensive shuffles and cardio, a little weight training a protein shake and calling it a day. And then there is the workout of Florida junior forward Patric Young. It’s something you’d see some 400-some pound guy named Magnus do on some...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The football game had been over for more than 30 minutes when Gators senior linebacker Jon Bostic emerged from the locker room late Saturday night.
Florida's 31-17 win over Vanderbilt was in the books. The No. 4-ranked Gators improved to 6-0 and would soon depart for the return trip home with sole possession of the SEC East lead thanks to South Carolina'...
What a difference a year makes. The Florida Gators a year ago were 4-2 and reeling from two blowout losses at the hands of the two teams that played for the national title. Now, the Gators stand 6-0, defeated a top 3 rated team (at the time), and won 3 road games in the SEC. Sunday , they started ranked #2 in the initial BCS poll of the season and have plenty left on their schedule to build on.
The only thing that could stop Alabama in Columbia Saturday was a bolt of lightning. Even that merely delayed the inevitable. It looked as though Bama was playing in the shallow end, Missouri foundering in the deep end before a weather delay. After the lightning, the Tigers got a spark, but the Crimson Tide washed out the Tigers, 42-10.
Alabama saw three more key players go down with injuries this weekend on the road in a rainy Columbia, Mo. But AJ McCarron, Eddie Lacy and Christion Jones are expected to be OK, per head coach Nick Saban.
Taking games one play at a time has allowed the Florida defense not to worry about the score. The Gators have come from behind in four of their five SEC wins this season and they have complete of them in a businesslike manner. When the time comes to do work, they have taken in all of what the learned about the opponent during the game and have done what they needed to do to win the game.
At his weekly Monday press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban gave an injury update, told reporters he was tired of talking about rankings and said he felt bad about not getting the intensity up enough after Saturday's rain delay in Missouri.
Whether Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has a slightly torn meniscus or not, he practiced Tuesday and was not limited in any way. However, he was clearly limping in between drills.