Auburn’s Chris Davis (11) runs 100 yards for a touchdown after catching Alabama’s missed 57-yard field goal Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. | Todd Van Emst Photo
Auburn’s Chris Davis (11) runs 100 yards for a touchdown after catching Alabama’s missed 57-yard field goal Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. |
Todd Van Emst Photo

FSU, OSU No. 1, 2 in poll

Published 12:01am Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Auburn jumps to No. 3 after 34-28 win over Alabama

After the next-to-last BCS standings were released on Sunday night, it’s safe to say that a lot of Alabama fans are saying “what if?”

Florida State defeated Florida 37-7, and Ohio State narrowly beat Michigan 42-41 to claim the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the poll.

The Crimson Tide fell 34-28 to Auburn after Chris Davis returned a missed field 109 yards for a touchdown with no time left in the game. As a result of the loss, Alabama fell to No. 4, while the Tigers claimed the No. 3 spot.

Missouri, who beat Texas A&M 28-21, will play Auburn in this Saturday’s SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

According to various reports, the only way that Alabama could find itself competing for a third-straight BCS National Championship is if FSU and OSU lose this week in their respective conference championship games.

The Seminoles play the Duke Blue Devils in the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C., while the Buckeyes play Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship in Indianapolis, Ind., at Lucas Oil Stadium.

If MSU defeats Ohio State, and Auburn beats Missouri, the BCS National Championship game would likely be between FSU and Auburn. If OSU defeats MSU, then the Buckeyes will play for the championship, barring a surge from the SEC winner via surprise BCS votes.

Kick off for the SEC Championship game is slated for 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted on CBS. The ACC Championship is set for 7 p.m. on ABC, and then the Big 10 Championship is set for 7:17 p.m. on FOX.

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