Alabama, Florida State tighten grips on BCS poll top spots

Nov. 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Unbeaten Alabama and Florida State tightened their grips on the two top spots in the Bowl Championship Series poll released Sunday.

The gap between the two and No. 3 Ohio State widened considerably after Saturday's action, putting them on a collision course for a national title.

Alabama (9-0) retained the No. 1 position for the fourth straight week with a rating of .996 after spanking 18th-ranked Louisiana State 38-17 Saturday.

The Crimson Tide have contests remaining with Mississippi State, Chattanooga and arch-rival Auburn.

The Seminoles (9-0) were second with a .963 rating following their 59-3 blowout of Wake Forest, and were helped by Stanford's 26-20 win over previously third-ranked Oregon.

Idle Ohio State (9-0) trails FSU by a considerable margin at .893, and likely won't be able to move up due to the weakness of its remaining schedule -- unless Alabama or Florida State should fall in the next three weeks.

Thanks to its defeat of Oregon, Stanford (8-1, .869) vaulted into the fourth position.

Baylor (8-0, .862) grabbed the fifth spot after its lop-sided defeat of Oklahoma. Oregon (8-1, .767) fell three spots to sixth.

They were followed by Auburn, Clemson, Missouri and South Carolina.

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