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  • Texas Passes USC to Take Over No. 1 Spot

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas is No. 1 -- in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

    The Longhorns slipped past Southern California into first place Monday by virtue of a stellar showing in the BCS computer rankings.

    Texas, which was second last week, has a BCS average of .9763. Now second-place USC grades out at .9756.

    The top two teams in the final standings play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 for the BCS title.

    The Trojans are No. 1 in both the USA Today coaches' poll and the Harris Interactive poll, which make up two-thirds of the team's BCS grade. A compilation of six computer rankings account for the other third, with the highest and lowest ranking for each team being dropped.

    While the two-time defending national champion Trojans hold a comfortable lead in the polls, the computers love Texas. The Longhorns were the top team in five of the computer rankings and second in the other.

    Virginia Tech is still in third, but even farther back than last week. The Hokies have a BCS average of .9162, leaving them .0592 behind the Trojans. They were .0524 out of second place last week.

    Georgia (.8679) and Alabama (.8513) are next, holding their spots from last week. UCLA (.7384) moved up three places to sixth, putting the nation's six unbeaten teams at the front of the BCS standings.

    Miami (.7114), LSU (.7065), Penn State (.6450) and Florida State (.5735) round out the top 10.[/b][/quote]

    The rest of the top 25:

    11. Oregon .535
    12. Wisconsin .527
    13. Ohio State .511
    14. Boston College .497
    15. Notre Dame .458
    16. Texas Tech .422
    17. West Virginia .406
    18. TCU .294
    19. Florida .268
    20. Minnesota .193
    21. Northwestern .193
    22. Auburn .185
    23. California .125
    24. Colorado .107
    25. Michigan .095

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