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BCS rankings 2012: Florida, Florida State keep steady BCS expectations after rivalry showdown

After Florida topped Florida State, the Gators were a steady BCS No. 4 and Florida State dropped three spots. Complete BCS rankings are here.

Mike Ehrmann

After the Florida Gators came away from an interstate showdown against the Florida State Seminoles with a victory, the two teams were likely expecting a bit of a shakeup in their ranking come Sunday night's release of the seventh and next-to-last BCS rankings.

Instead, the Florida Gators stayed at No. 3 and Florida State dropped just three spots and neither team's route to a BCS bowl game was changed after the weekend's events.

At Team Speed Kills, the Gators' season-long resume building was the name of the game, but when looking closely at the Gators' 2012 campaign, some concerns made their No. 4 spot and missed shot at the SEC title game seemed more reasonable.

When it comes to high end wins, no one at the top of the polls can match Florida's resume. Of course no one else needed a last-minute touchdown on a blocked punt to beat UL-Lafayette either, though Notre Dame's triple overtime win over Pitt comes close.

The guys over at Tomahawk Nation didn't have an immediate reaction to the newest BCS rankings, but given their lackluster feeling after the loss to Florida, the three-spot drop from the Seminoles was likely better than expected.

Florida State's offense gained 4.9/play, which is 0.1 off of the 5.0 goal from the preview. But, four turnovers by the senior quarterback make the offensive performance a fail.

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