Oregon edges Auburn for BCS No. 1

Auburn fell out of the top spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday night.

Oregon, the consensus No. 1 in all three polls, moved up to the No. 1 spot with a .9777 BCS average, just ahead of No. 2 Auburn’s .9599.

The top two teams in the final BCS rankings, which are released Dec. 5, will play in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ca.

“I don’t think the (ranking) really plays a part in what we are trying to accomplish each week,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said following the Tigers’ 51-31 win over Ole Miss Saturday night. “They hear it and they see it but i doesn’t play a part in how we proceed day-by-day.”

Oregon’s improvement in the computer rankings allowed the Ducks to move into the No. 1 spot for the first time in school history.

Oregon moved from No. 8 to No. 2 in the computer rankings thanks to their 53-32 win over USC and losses by Michigan State and Missouri, which were ranked No. 5 and No. 6 in last week’s BCS.

Auburn moved up one spot to No. 2 in both the USA Today Coaches’ and Harris polls and remained No. 3 in the AP poll. The BCS incorporates the Coaches’ and Harris polls along with the average of six computer rankings.

Auburn remained No. 1 in the computer rankings with a 1.0000 average.

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the BCS while Boise State dropped one spot to No. 4. The rest of the top ten is No. 5. Utah, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 10 LSU.

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