Florida Gators rise to No. 6 in Week 11 BCS Standings

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Florida Gators rose one spot in the latest BCS Standings after a 14-7 victory in The Swamp over the Missouri Tigers.

After their "dismantling" of the Missouri Tigers, the Florida Gators rose one spot from No. 7 to No. 6 in the newest BCS Standings that were released Sunday night.

The Gators are No. 7 in both human polls (Harris and USA TODAY coaches) but continue to get plenty of love from the computers. In the computer aspect of the polls, the Gators come in at No. 4 behind Alabama, Kansas State and Notre Dame, who are Nos. 1-3 respectively.

Things are setting up nicely for a possible Sugar Bowl trip for the Gators ... once, you know, they beat Florida State's Seminoles and Alabama dispatches of Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. I wouldn't be surprised if the Gators end up in the Capital One/Citrus Bowl either, though.

Also, the Gators are the third highest-ranked SEC team (behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 Georgia) in a BCS standings that houses six teams in the Top 25 and five in the Top 10.

Other notes regarding the BCS Standings:

  • Oregon finally jumped past Notre Dame to the No. 3 spot. That's what winning in triple overtime against Pittsburgh and beating USC, no matter how many losses they have, will do to you.
  • Florida State fell one spot to No. 10. They need to get out of the ACC if they are going to lose to the N.C. States of the world and expect a shot at the title.
  • The Gators have currently played three teams in the Top 10. Georgia (No. 5), LSU (No. 7) and South Carolina (No. 8) and are 2-1 in those games. That's not even counting a victory on the road against Texas A&M (No. 15).
  • Other rivals: Tennessee, Miami, Auburn... bad year, I guess?

Up next for the Gators are the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette. I wouldn't be surprised if the Gators dropped a few percentage points as a result of the "lower-level" competition. But I suspect their standing is pretty safe for now.

That all changes on November 24.

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