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|Auburn Passes Boise St., Takes 1st in BCS Standings
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Cam Newton and Auburn blew by Boise State into first place in the BCS standings.
The unbeaten Tigers (8-0) vaulted from fourth to the top spot Sunday, putting the Southeastern Conference in line for a fifth straight appearance in the national title game.
Oregon (7-0) remained second, which works just fine for the Ducks because if they win out they'll likely play in the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz., in January.
Boise State (6-0) was still stuck in third place. The Broncos were off last week while Auburn beat LSU 24-17 and Oregon pounded Pac-10 rival UCLA 60-13.
TCU (8-0) was fourth, Michigan State (8-0) fifth and Missouri (7-0) sixth.
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