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USC moves to No.1 in still ridiculously early BCS standings

September 14, 2009 | 11:03 am

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Florida made the costly mistake of outscoring its first two opponents 118-9, because it cost the Gators the No. 1 spot in the latest giggle-out-loud mock BCS standings published by BCS Guru.

USC used its big win at Ohio State to jump into first place in this week's standings while Texas moved to No. 2, setting up in early September a rematch of Texas-USC for the BCS title in the Rose Bowl.

Memory serves that those schools once played a pretty good game in the Rose Bowl for the national title.

Overrated Alabama is No. 3 in the new mock standings while Florida dropped all the way to No. 4 after a 56-6 victory against Troy in which quarterback Tim Tebow only threw for four touchdowns and ran for another.

Florida is hard at work this week trying to figure out what went wrong in attempt to get back in the national title race.

This week's (cough-cough) BCS top 10: USC, Texas, Alabama, Florida, LSU, California, Boise State, Penn State, BYU and Mississippi.

UCLA (2-0) moved up seven spots to No. 32 but is still one position behind Oregon (1-1), which came within a whisker of losing to Purdue at home Saturday and falling to 0-2.

North Carolina won an ugly 12-10 game at Connecticut and moved up seven spots to No. 18.

Arizona -- Arizona? -- is No. 27

In other words: There's a reason the real BCS standings are not being released until Oct. 18.

-- Chris Dufresne

Twitter.com\DufresneLATimes

Photo: USC quarterback Matt Barkley, left, and tailback Stafon Johnson celebrate the Trojans' 18-15 victory over Ohio State on Saturday. Credit: Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

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