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Florida State takes firm hold of 2nd in BCS standings

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    Florida State linebacker Terrence Smith carries the ball after intercepting a Wake Forest pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.

The Seminoles were in second last week, but seemed likely to get passed by Oregon if the Ducks could have remained unbeaten. Stanford, however, handed Oregon its first loss of the season on Thursday and Florida State benefited.

The Seminoles (.9619) are a solid second in the USA Today coaches’ poll and Harris poll, and second in the computer rankings that make up the final third of a BCS average.

Ohio State (.8926) is third in the polls but fourth in the computers. The Buckeyes are closer to fourth-place Stanford (.8689) than Florida State.

Unbeaten Baylor (.8618) is fifth, not far behind the Cardinal.

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