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FSU, Ohio State 1-2 in BCS; Auburn No. 3

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Florida State climbed to the top of the BCS standings for the first time in 14 years Sunday -- the predictable outcome of Alabama's shocking last-second loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

Not so predicable? Which team would come next.

Ohio State, unbeaten in two regular seasons under Urban Meyer, moved to No. 2 ahead of Auburn and Alabama and into position to face Florida State for the BCS national championship.

Alabama tumbled from its cemented spot atop the rankings to No. 4 behind its bitter rival after Chris Davis' miraculous touchdown on a missed field goal at the end of Saturday's game gave Auburn the win.

BCS director Bill Hancock said the past weekend of games made it "easy to understand the benefits" brought by the BCS standings, which is in its last season.

"No matter where you live, you just have to watch it all," said Hancock.

Florida State is No. 1 for the first time since 1999, when it won the national championship.

The Seminoles (12-0) had a .9948 average, leading the Harris Interactive, USA Today and aggregate computer rankings. They play Duke in the ACC Championship on Saturday, a victory guaranteeing them a trip to the BCS Championship Game.

Ohio State (12-0, .9503) was in the top two for the first time since 2007. The Buckeyes also have one more roadblock -- Saturday's Big Ten title game against BCS No. 10 Michigan State and its stout defense.

If the Seminoles and Buckeyes play for the BCS championship, it would end the SEC's streak of seven consecutive titles.

Auburn (11-1, .9233) plays BCS No. 5 Missouri in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday.

Oklahoma State, Stanford, South Carolina, Baylor and Michigan State rounded out the top 10. Central Florida (No. 16) and Duke (No. 20) attained their highest ratings ever.

12/01 21:49:13 ET

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Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
8th
PIT 2
CIN 5
 
8th
CLE 5
KAN 3
 
9th
WAS 1
ANA 3
 
8th
TOR 8
BAL 10
 
9th
DET 4
CWS 6
 
7th
TAM 4
MIN 4
 
8th
BOS 4
NYY 1
 
8th
NYM 3
STL 1
 
7th
MIL 5
SDP 1
 
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PHI
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
 
3rd
SAN 69
DAL 76
 
1st
HOU 13
POR 15
 
2nd Intermission
CLB 3
PIT 3
 
2nd Intermission
DAL 2
ANA 2
 
1st
CHI 0
STL 0
 
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1