October 21, 2013

College Roundup: Tide, Seminoles top BCS rankings

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Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.

The Seminoles (.9348 BCS average) are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 51-14 victory at previously unbeaten Clemson.

The Ducks (.9320) have only played one team that was ranked at the time, but could get a boost in the next two weeks with games against UCLA and at Stanford.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are a more distant fourth, followed by Missouri in the standings released Sunday night.

The top two teams in the final standings after the end of the regular season play in the Rose Bowl for the national title in January.


BOWDOIN 1, BABSON 0: Connor Keefe converted a penalty kick 27:45 into the game and Bowdoin (7-2-3) held on to edge Babson (9-6-1) 1-0.

The Polar Bears earned the penalty kick due to a foul in the penalty box by Babson goalkeeper Jackson Klein.

Keefe took a stutter step as he approached the ball and drove the shot into the left corner.

Noah Safian had to make just four saves for the Polar Bears to earn his third shutout of the season.


YALE 4, MAINE 3: Nicole Wells scored 7:27 into the first overtime period to lift the Bulldogs (6-7) over the Black Bears (9-7) in women’s soccer at New Haven, Conn.

After falling behind 2-0, the Black Bears rallied to tie the score on goals by Cassidy Svetek and Holly Stewart less than four minutes apart early in the second half.

Yale regained the lead in the 63rd minute, but Annabelle Hamilton scored the equalizer for the Black Bears with 3:04 left in regulation.


MAINE 1, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: Jordan Pellerin broke a scoreless tie with 3:37 left in regulation as the Black Bears (7-4-4, 4-1-1) edged the Wildcats (4-6-6, 2-1-3) in an America East game at Durham, N.H.

Pellerin’s initial shot was saved by UNH goalkeeper Mimi Borkan, but Pellerin was able to collect the rebound and put a shot inside the far post.

Maine goal keeper Lauren Swant made five saves to record the shutout, her fifth of the season.

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