College Football Rankings, Week 13: Oregon Tops AP, Coaches Poll Again

College football rankings for Week 13. The Oregon Ducks sit atop the AP Top 25, USA Today Coaches Poll and should remain atop the BCS rankings when they are released tonight.

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BCS Rankings: Oregon At No. 1, Boise State Closing On TCU

It’s only a matter of time before the Boise State Broncos jump into third place in the BCS rankings. After an easy win over Fresno State this week, the Broncos closed the gap on No. 3 TCU, sitting just .0135 points behind the Horned Frogs. A Friday night matchup against No. 18 Nevada awaits BSU and a win should vault them past TCU.

Oregon and Auburn remained at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in this week's BCS rankings. Both teams were on a bye this week and return to action with matchups against top-25 teams next week. Auburn battles the Alabama Crimson Tide in a pivotal Iron Bowl matchup while Oregon hosts the No. 21 Arizona Wildcats.

Joining Oregon in the rankings were Arizona, at No. 21, and the Stanford Cardinal, at No. 6 again this week. The Cardinal are just over four hundredths of a point behind No. 5 LSU. With two games to go, the top three teams in the Pac-10 continue to make a strong showing in the BCS rankings.

Only a slip-up against either Oregon State or Arizona will keep the Ducks out of the BCS national championship game this year. The Ducks have all but assured themselves of a Pac-10 title, but at this point Oregon has its sights set on a bigger prize. Stanford is in a prime position to snag a second BCS bowl bid, should they win out. A traditional Rose Bowl pairing, pitting a Pac-10 team against a Big Ten team, would be the ideal situation for not only the Cardinal, but the Pac-10 as a whole.

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College Football Rankings, Week 13: USA Today Coaches Poll Has Oregon No. 1 Again

The USA Today Coaches Poll fell in line with the AP Poll again this week, ranking the Ducks No. 1 for the sixth week in a row. Oregon, idle this week, still sits in the driver’s seat on the road to the BCS National Championship Game. The Auburn Tigers, also idle, remained at No. 2 with a 57-point cushion over Boise State. TCU and Wisconsin rounded out the top 5.

Oklahoma State and Michigan State each moved up one place after Nebraska fell out of the top 10 with a loss. The Cowboys and Spartans sit at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively, well behind No. 8 Stanford.

Three Pac-10 teams were in the top 25 yet again this week. The Stanford Cardinal held onto the No. 8 spot, just four points behind No.7 Ohio State. The Arizona Wildcats moved up three spots to No. 20 this week, as well. No other Pac-10 teams received votes this week.

The USA Today Poll, one-third of the BCS rankings, gives us a pretty clear picture of how the BCS standings will play out this week. Barring a shocker, Oregon should remain at No. 1, with Auburn close on the Ducks’ heels at No. 2. The Ducks and Tigers control their own destiny in the race to the BCS National Championship Game.

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