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Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind the second-place Seminoles.
The BCS is in its final season. It will be replaced by a four-team playoff next season.
The Seminoles (.9348 BCS average) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 51-14 pasting of Clemson.
The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the next two weeks with games against UCLA and at Stanford.
Ohio State is a more distant fourth, followed by Missouri in the standings released Sunday night.
The top two teams in the final standings play in the Rose Bowl for the national title.