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Carolina, Clemson In BCS Top Ten

Both of the Palmetto State’s major college football programs are ranked in the Top Ten of the latest Bowl Championship Series’ standings – raising the stakes of a November 30 showdown between the two bitter in-state rivals. Clemson slipped one spot in the rankings – from No. 7 to No….

Both of the Palmetto State’s major college football programs are ranked in the Top Ten of the latest Bowl Championship Series’ standings – raising the stakes of a November 30 showdown between the two bitter in-state rivals.

Clemson slipped one spot in the rankings – from No. 7 to No. 8 – while South Carolina climbed two spots (from No. 12 to No. 10). Both teams had last weekend off.

At the top of the BCS rankings? Two-time defending national champion Alabama – which would play Florida State for the crystal egg if the season were to end today. The Crimson Tide are one of five SEC teams ranked among the nation’s elite eleven squads – joined by No. 7 Auburn, No. 9 Missouri, No. 10 South Carolina and No. 11 Texas A&M.

Alabama has already beaten Texas A&M, but a date against arch-rival Auburn looms on November 30.

No. 21 LSU and No. 25 Georgia give the SEC – which has won the last seven national titles – seven teams in the rankings.

This is the final season of the BCS – which debuted in 1998 with the goal of giving college football fans a “true national championship game.” Next year, a four-team playoff will commence within the existing bowl structure – with six bowls (Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach, Rose and Sugar) alternating as sites for the semi-final games.

The four playoff teams will be chosen – and seeded – by a 13-member committee.

BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS (November 10)

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1. Alabama .9958
2. Florida State .9619
3. Ohio State .8926
4. Stanford .8689
5. Baylor .8618
6. Oregon .7665
7. Auburn .7206
8. Clemson .7200
9. Missouri .7118
10. South Carolina .5584
11. Texas A&M .5473
12. Oklahoma State .4671
13. UCLA .4548
14. Fresno State .4317
15. Northern Illinois .3505
16. Michigan State .3417
17. UCF .3411
18. Oklahoma .2926
19. Arizona State .2833
20. Louisville .2806
21. LSU .2757
22. Wisconsin .2612
23. Miami (FL) .1471
24. Texas .1092
25. Georgia .0857

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12 comments

CNSYD's about to suffer again November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

Wonder how far out of the Top 10 Clemson will fall when USC-ranked beats them to death in a few weeks?

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Tony the Tiger November 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

Just keep on going through your miserable little life saying I wonder.

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who won? November 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

Hey look the name changing troll is back to pick on a person’s “miserable little life ” for commenting on a blog site, by himself commenting on a blog. What a loser he must be!!!!

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Nölff November 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

…you can kiss my lily white Clemson ass when WE win.
Who wants to fight about football? HIIIIYYYYAAAAAA!!!!

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Terry the Tater November 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I’ll be your huckleberry.

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nyuknyuknyuk November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I’ve been puckered up for almost 1500 days.

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nuff said November 12, 2013 at 7:31 am

And can you remember back to that last win? Cuase after we beat that ass AGAIN that’s all you will have. Distant memories.

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nuff said November 12, 2013 at 7:32 am

**CAUSE

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Squishy123 November 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

Typical dirt pecker comment. Guess this must not be the week where they discuss firing Spurrier and how Shaw sucks.

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Jeffy01 November 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

Here kitty kitty kitty.

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bob sacamanto November 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Best change would be a playoff system that involves winning your conference championship…which gets rid of most of the problem of someone’s opinion of who should be in…could always add a few wildcards to round out 8 teams. Would be TV gold.

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why????? November 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

So just to be clear, you want a playoff system that would allow a team ranked 14th play a team ranked 23rd to have a shot at the national title based only on the fact they won their respected conference titles? This scenario happened by the way in 2011 with automatic bids to the BCS games with the ACC champion Clemson ranked only 14th going into the Orange Bowl (finishing 22nd after FYI) playing the Big East Champion West Virginia who went into the bowl ranked all the way down at 23rd only to come out 17th. So that’s your suggestion at the best change? Really? Are you serious? Why not just take the final top eight teams (not the combined total from #8 and #6) and be done with it? I could give you 70 reasons why that suggestion sucks.

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