Florida, Alabama top initial BCS poll

Oct. 18, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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IRVING, Texas, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- SEC powers Florida and Alabama were ranked 1-2 Sunday in the season's first BCS college football poll.

The 6-0 Gators, who escaped with a 23-20 home win over Arkansas Saturday, compiled a BCS average of .9886 to .9526 for the Crimson Tide (7-0), who were 20-6 winners over South Carolina.

"You look across the country right now, every game, every snap, every quarter matters," Coach Urban Meyer said on his television show before word of the Gators' No. 1 BCS standing reached him.

Texas (6-0) is No. 3 following its 16-13 win over Big 12 arch-rival Oklahoma. The Longhorns have a .8911 average.

Boise State (6-0) is fourth with an average of .8083 and Cincinnati (6-0) is fifth at .7870.

Iowa (7-0), Southern California (5-1), Texas Christian (6-0), LSU (5-1) and Miami-Florida (5-1) round out the Top 10.

The BCS poll is computed by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris Interactive poll, USA Today poll and computer rankings.

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