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Not much changes in BCS poll

Florida, Alabama and Texas retain the top three spots. USC falls from No. 9 to No. 18, just behind No. 17 Stanford.

November 15, 2009|By Chris Dufresne

What's new at the top of the latest Bowl Championship Series standings: very little.

The order of last week's top eight stayed the same in Sunday's release, with Florida, Alabama and Texas holding down the top three positions.

The nation's three remaining unbeaten schools -- Texas Christian, Cincinnati and Boise State -- are holding steady at fourth, fifth and sixth.

Rounding out the BCS top 10 is Georgia Tech at No. 7, followed by Louisiana State, Pittsburgh and Ohio State.

This year's battle for two spots in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7 remains on track to be the winner of Florida-Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game against Texas.

Florida, which had to fight for a 10-point win at South Carolina, remains first with a BCS average of .9833, followed by Alabama at .9521 and Texas at .9261.

USC, which suffered a 55-21 home loss to Stanford, tumbled from No. 9 to No. 18, one spot ahead of Stanford.

The Pac-10 has five schools in the BCS top 25, led by Oregon at No. 11. The others are Stanford (17), USC (18), Oregon State (19) and California (25).

The final BCS standings will be released Dec. 6.

chris.dufresne@latimes.com

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