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The latest BCS Standings are out and I actually would love to understand what some of the computer voters thought process was behind the rankings of the best sport in the world.
This is college football! Like where the two best teams on the planet play every season after a grueling 12 or 13 game schedule.
Well, after the likes of Virginia Tech played in a BCS bowl over a team like Boise State or Kansas State is starting to look worse by the week.
Alabama luckily is still the top spot, but they are just one-third in the computer rankings which may be the craziest idea since Jason Witten’s bodacious one-handed grab on a pass that Tony Romo rifled from 15 yards away.
Anyways, there are a few other rankings that we should have a major beef about despite it still being October (everything nearly always works itself out).
Clemson and Florida State are both ranked No. 21 in the computer rankings, or else they would be even higher in the overall standings.
While the Noles did essentially ruin their chances with a loss to NC State, they are getting shafted right now at No. 9 behind a South Carolina team that nearly lost a Tennessee defense that would make the New Orleans Saints look like world beaters.
Also, the Gators six turnovers was not a fluke because they just happened to finally play a defense that could force turnovers on top of an offense that put pressure on their elite defense.
Clemson also remains No. 13 in the BCS despite being in the top 10 for both the Harris and USA Today/Coaches Poll.
Oregon is the top choice for No. 2 behind Alabama in the major polls, but they are still just fifth in the computer rankings.
We should be rewarding teams who have played legit teams and then automatically punishing the ones who have not played elite competition.
At the end of the day we are simply ranking the best teams, regardless of who they have played.
The perfect example would be the Crimson Tide, Ducks, Tigers and Seminoles who have gone a combined 31-2 by outscoring its opponents by an absurd 971 points!
Now obviously Alabama is in a league of their own right now, but Oregon should be getting a bit more love than they currently are (although USC could stun the Ducks).
As usual it will work out at the end of the day since they will pass both the Irish and Wildcats if they end up going 13-0.
Outside of voting Oklahoma fifth (Jeff Sagarin) in a game where they obliterated at the line of scrimmage by Notre Dame, the rankings are not as bad as it may seem.
Still, the sport that we all love always will have some weak links and loop holes (why is Texas No. 20, never mind Kansas is a great team).
The most vital notes to highlight with the recent BCS Standings would be that Notre Dame and Kansas State are officially contenders for the BCS title after two months of the season.
Both are receiving number one votes in the computer rankings and they are in a dead tie for first in that one-third poll.
LSU remains fifth, but how Florida and South Carolina are seventh and eighth is a bit surprising since the polls have them exactly where they should be (SC No. 11, UF at No. 8).
Oregon State lost to a Washington team is talented, but they do have four losses on the season. Yet, the Beavers received high praise with four of the six computers ranking them inside the top 10!
Nebraska and Louisville made the biggest jumps, as they are both in charge of their BCS conferences.
Those two teams are important and rather vital for a team like Boise State, who is attempting to play in their third BCS bowl in the BCS era.
The Broncos are good as gold if two of the following occurs: Finish the regular season (Dec. 2) in the top 16, and finish ahead of a BCS conference champ from perhaps the Big Ten and or Big East.
Lastly, the BCS Standings is great for water cooler and social media talk which gets many of us through the weekday until gameday is once again here.