Jan 1, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A detail view of the BCS Championship logo at Sun Life Stadium before the 2013 Orange Bowl game between the Northern Illinois Huskies and the Florida State Seminoles. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

BCS Rankings 2013: What time does the first poll release?


The first BCS Rankings of the college football season are to be released tonight, so we will be keeping a close eye on the release to see which teams currently stand in the national title picture and which teams will be on the outside looking in.

We all know that Alabama, Oregon and Florida State will be near the top, but how will the recent upsets affect who remains in the mix? We will have to find out later tonight.

Here is when the first BCS poll of the season will be released:

Date: Sunday, Oct. 20
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN3

Projections, via BCS Guru:

Projected BCS Standings
Rank Team Coaches Poll Harris Poll Computers Pvs
1 Alabama 1 1 2 1
2 Florida State 3 3 1 4
3 Oregon 2 2 3 2
4 Ohio State 4 4 8 5
5 Missouri 7 7 4 13
6 Baylor 5 5 6 10
7 Stanford 6 6 5 11
8 Clemson 9 8 7 3
9 Miami (Fla.) 8 9 10 14
10 UCLA 11 10 9 8
11 LSU 12 12 11 6
12 Texas A&M 10 11 13 7
13 Texas Tech 13 13 19 16
14 South Carolina 14 14 18 12
15 Oklahoma 17 16 15 17
16 Auburn 22 19 12 23
17 Virginia Tech 19 20 16 18
18 Northern Illinois 21 21 17 22
19 Louisville 15 15 25 9
20 Fresno State 18 17 23 19

Who do you think should be the top team in the nation? Sound off in the comments section below.

Tags: BCS Poll College Football Ncaa Rankings

  • Dean Robert

    How does a Clemson Team that could barely score on FSU’s 3rd string defense, get placed higher on BCS than a OSU team that outlasted one of the best defenses in the BCS (IOWA) and beat a decent offense without star CB Roby, owing to an overzealous targeting call. Missouri, I can understand, other 6-0 teams with tough schedules, sure, OSU needs to earn it. But do they have to run up the score on PSU, to get back into consideration?? Braxton Miller is apparently also out of Heisman consideration, because he only orchestrates winning drives, not blowouts, isn’t the essence of Heisman to award the impact player in College FB?? sure, he was out for 2 games with a knee injury, but came back to touch games at Wisc and Iowa, and has kept the 19-0 streak alive. Johnny Football??? 4 incomplete passes in a row, when it counted,….. no repeat for him please

    • Austin

      OSU is higher up then clemson. And the reason they’re not higher is because you shouldn’t need game winning drives against unranked teams

  • Vols

    All we need is another Ohio State team embarrass its self in a national title game.