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Carolina, Clemson In BCS Top Ten

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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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