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The Duck Stops Here:
Oregon is third behind Alabama and Florida State in the first BCS poll, released tonight at 5:30 on ESPN.
The margin is slim, the difference of position in one computer ranking, but the Seminoles currently edge out the Ducks on the strength of their road win over Clemson Saturday. Ohio State, Missouri, Miami and Baylor, also undefeated, trail the Ducks, with one-loss Stanford sneaking in at sixth ahead of the Hurricanes and Bears.
Most years, the whole thing shakes itself out before December. With upcoming games against BCS #6 Cardinal and BCS #12 UCLA, the Ducks have ample opportunity to close the gap with FSU.
It's only the first week of polling. All the Ducks can do is make their case on the field, beginning with a convincing win over UCLA Saturday afternoon in Autzen, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN.
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This Saturday is the Florida State Seminoles Homecoming game, and they are playing the NC State Wolfpack, who stole their national title hopes in 2012. According to Gamedayr, the Seminoles, who dominated the #3 ranked Clemson over the weekend and debuted the BCS polls at #2 in the nation, have decided to put on quite a show for the Tallahassee faithful by having about 300 former...
ESPN’s College GameDay is in South Carolina for the Clemson-Florida State ACC showdown. Big game, big stage for these two Top 5 teams and their fans. While David Pollack was making his pick for the game, one Clemson fan decided it would be wise to take off his shirt and pour what we would assume is a beer all over his body. Desmond Howard may have been more amused than anyone in...
Florida State linebacker Reggie Northrup is getting pretty weird after the Seminoles' huge, 51-14 throttling of fellow ACC power Clemson.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher wants his team to remember the pain from its first loss last year, a setback that knocked the Seminoles out of national championship contention.
The Seminoles had rose to No. 3 after the first five weeks then promptly lost to North Carolina State 17-16. The ranking was its highest since 2003 when Bobby Bowden was still in charge.
Fast forward 12...
Florida State walked into Death Valley on Saturday night and thoroughly humiliated a very good Clemson team in the first matchup between top five teams in 2013.
Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.
The Seminoles (.9348 BCS average) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 51-14 victory at previously unbeaten Clemson.
The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the...
ESPN “College GameDay” traveled to South Carolina for No. 5 Florida State vs No. 3 Clemson on Saturday evening and before the game can be played at Death Valley, the headgear pick from Lee Corso had to be discussed.
Bill Murray was the celebrity guest picker, and if that doesn’t scream awesome to you, don’t worry it does get better.
Murray played to the Death Valley crowd...
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston found Kelvin Benjamin for a spectacular, 22-yard touchdown pass and catch.
Florida State’s win over Clemson gives the Seminoles just the bounce they need to jump to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll right before the first BCS standings.
A weekend of upsets and surprises allows for a completely different looking Coaches’ Poll on this first BCS weekend of the 2013 season, but no shift is more important or impressive than Florida State’s, as the...
Jameis Winston’s performance against Clemson was nearly flawless. Just ask Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.Even one of the few miscues for...
With Alabama firmly entrenched at No. 1 in the first BCS poll, we break down the schedules of No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Ohio State - all undefeated as well.
There’s nothing like the first reveal of the BCS standings to remind us that half a dozen teams are worthy of playing for two spots in the...
Florida State, Baylor and Missouri take big steps forward as The
Associated Press college football poll gets an extensive makeover
following losses by five top-10 teams.