After a dominant effort over the Miami Hurricanes that highlighted the incredible depth of the Florida State on a night in which Jameis Winston was very good, but not perfect, FSU has passed Oregon in the BCS Rankings. The Seminoles, always strong in the computer ratings, made up significant ground in the Coaches and Harris Polls.
FSU's margin in the BCS is a small 0.953 to 0.944.
Florida State has dominated No. 3 Clemson (on the road) and No. 7 Miami by a combined margin of 92-28. Its margin over all ranked teams is a stunning 155-28.
The Seminoles have two wins that are clearly better than Oregon's best win -- a 42-14 win over No. 12 UCLA.
Florida State has played two teams with a losing record, while Oregon has only played two teams with a winning record.
Florida State's opponents to date have a combined record of 42-25, while Oregon's opponents have a combined record of 29-40.
But is Florida State's lead in the BCS a mirage? Perhaps.
It seems that many pollsters are giving Oregon credit for games that it has yet to play. And that has to be very worrisome for Florida State fans indeed. Oregon will close with a strong schedule, including Thursday's coming game at Stanford, but so far Florida State has been the more impressive team based on any objective or subjective evaluation.
We know that a bump is coming for Oregon's schedule in the computers rankings. But will voters also give them one, even if they are already improperly assigning the Ducks credit for games yet to be played? That is the danger with the confirmation bias inherent in a system that incorporates preseason polls.
FSU's lead is not likely to hold if Oregon also remains undefeated.
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