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BCS standings: Alabama is No. 3 after loss to No. 1 LSU

November 6, 2011 |  6:00 pm

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Louisiana State’s 9-6 victory over Alabama on Saturday solidified the Tigers’ position at No.1 in Sunday’s latest Bowl Championship Series standings.

But don’t count out Alabama yet.

The Crimson Tide dropped only one BCS spot, to third, staying ahead of undefeated Stanford and Boise State.

LSU leads the BCS with an average of .9931. Oklahoma State, which narrowly defeated Kansas State, moved to No. 2 with an average of .9447, followed by Alabama at .8836, Stanford at .8749 and Boise State at .8473.

Rounding out the BCS top 10 is Oklahoma, Oregon, Arkansas, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Several key games down the stretch will soon impact the standings. Stanford hosts Oregon this week while Texas Christian, back in the USA Today and Harris polls this week at 7-2, plays at Boise State in what might be the Broncos’ last serious test.

Oklahoma State still has to play Oklahoma on Dec. 3 and Arkansas visits LSU on Nov. 25.

The top two teams in the final BCS standings on Dec. 4 will play for the BCS national title on Jan. 9 in New Orleans.

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Photo: Alabama running back Trent Richardson is brought down by LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan in the third quarter of their game on Saturday. Credit: John David Mercer / US Presswire

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