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Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Solidifies BCS No. 1 Position

The Alabama Crimson Tide increased its lead in the Bowl Championship Series standings released Sunday night. Alabama’s BCS average in the new standings is .996, growing from .9789 a week ago.

Alabama traveled to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers Saturday night, coming from behind in the final minute of the game to win on an AJ McCarron screen pass to freshman running back TJ Yeldon.

The Tide passed their toughest challenge of the season in the win over the Tigers, and now prepare to face the Texas A&M Aggies, who are ranked No. 15 in the standings. The Aggies rolled over Alabama’s last opponent, the Mississippi State Bulldogs, by a count of 38-13.

Alabama has opened as a 16-point favorite over Texas A&M by Las Vegas oddsmakers.

Kansas State continues to occupy the No. 2 spot in the standings, after defeating Oklahoma State 44-30. Alabama’s lead over the Wildcats increased from .0359 to .0639.

The Oregon Ducks moved up one spot from last week, passing Notre Dame, who fell to No. 4. The Ducks outgunned Southern California 62-51 Saturday, while the Fighting Irish took three overtimes to beat Pittsburgh.

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