Johnny Manziel, Kris Frost

Not even Heisman winner Johnny Manziel could rescue Texas A&M from a 45-41 loss to Auburn. (Thomas B. Shea / Getty Images / October 19, 2013)

Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings got a last-minute shipment of adjustments, edits and amendments.

They arrived in a packaged labeled "Saturday."

The last year of the BCS (sob, sob) is sure going to be fun.

The top 25 got worked over this weekend with defeats suffered by half the teams in the top 10.

The implosion started Friday night when No. 8 Louisville lost at home to Central Florida and then spilled into a bloodbath Saturday.

No. 9 UCLA fell at No. 13 Stanford at about the same time Auburn was pulling off an upset over No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station.

Not even Heisman winner Johnny Manziel could rescue the Aggies from the 45-41 loss.

There was also a guaranteed top-10 loser in the matchup of No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson, but who expected a 51-14 Seminoles victory?

And, for good measure, No. 6 Louisiana State lost at Ole Miss.

Let's just say it brought a lot of teams back into the hunt.

Stanford, which dropped eight poll spots to No. 13 after last week's loss at Utah, will find itself hip-deep in the BCS top 10 and right back in the national title race.

Stanford, remember, still has a Nov. 7 game against No. 2 Oregon.

The Southeastern Conference got turned upside down as Missouri, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee and Mississippi pulled upsets against Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M, South Carolina and LSU.

The SEC is suddenly a multi-loss mess with Alabama and Missouri — Missouri! — as the league's last two unbeaten teams.

Only Alabama fans could rest easy as the top-ranked Crimson Tide dismantled Arkansas in Tuscaloosa.


The Michigan-Indiana game outdid Auburn at Texas A&M for the day's most ridiculous numbers.

After all, Auburn and A&M combined for "only" 86 points, 1,217 yards and 56 first downs at College Station.

That was almost "three yards and a cloud of dust" compared to what happened in Ann Arbor.

In Michigan's crazy 63-47 win, the teams combined for 110 points, 1,323 yards and 63 first downs.