Alabama is No. 1, Florida is No. 2
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.
LSU is ranked No. 6 in the first BCS standings followed by South Carolina, Oregon State, Oklahoma and USC.
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 back loaded with strong opponents and the Ducks will likely be able to close the gap in the computers if they keep winning.
Following a 23-21 victory over South Carolina Saturday night, the 6-1 LSU Tigers have moved up three spots in the weekly AP college football poll to 6th, behind Alabama, Oregon, Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame.
South Carolina fell from No. 3 to No. 9.
West Virginia dropped from No. 5 to No. 17 after losing in a 49-14 rout at Texas Tech.
LSU also advanced to No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches poll, up two slots from the previous week.
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