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Baylor closes on Ohio State in BCS standings

Baylor Bears running back Shock Linwood (32) points skyward after running in a fourth quarter touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News)

Baylor Bears running back Shock Linwood (32) points skyward after running in a fourth quarter touchdown against the Texas Tech Red Raiders defense at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News)

Baylor closed in on third-place Ohio State in the latest BCS standings.

The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship game without a loss from one of the top two. Ohio State and Baylor are fighting for the right to be next in line if the Tide or Seminoles slip up.

The Buckeyes are ahead of the Bears in both the Harris and USA Today coaches’ polls, but behind Baylor in the computer rankings. The combined average of the six computer rankings has the Bears third, with Alabama and Florida State tied for first. Ohio State is fifth in the computers.

Ohio State has a BCS average of .8869. Baylor’s is .8856.

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