BCS Standings Are Out: Texas, Alabama, Penn State, Oklahoma And USC Are The Top 5

Time To Stop Paying Attention To The Other Polls, The BCS Standings Are Out!

10/19/08 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The first BCS rankings of the year have arrived, and here they are:

1. Texas (7-0)
 2. Alabama (7-0)
 3. Penn State (8-0)
 4. Oklahoma (6-1)
 5. USC (5-1)
 6. Oklahoma State (7-0)
 7. Georgia (6-1)
 8. Texas Tech (7-0)
 9. Ohio State (7-1)
10. Florida (5-1)
11. Utah (8-0)
12. Boise State (6-0)
13. LSU (5-1)
14. TCU (7-1)
15. Missouri (5-2)
16. South Florida (6-1)
17. Pitt (5-1)
18. Georgia Tech (6-1)
19. Tulsa (7-0)
20. Ball State (7-0)
21. BYU (6-1)
22. Northwestern (6-1)
23. Kansas (5-2)
24. Minnesota (6-1)
25. Florida State (5-1)

Once Northwestern and Minnesota hit the tough part of their conference schedules, look for them to drop out and make way for teams like Boston College and Michigan State.

Utah has a slightly tough slate coming up, with games against TCU and BYU. If they can win those and stay undefeated, they're a near-lock for a BCS bowl. Same with Boise State, although their season finale against Fresno State might get interesting. Fortunately for the Broncos, it's in Boise on the Smurf Turf, so they have the decided home field advantage there.

It should be interesting to see what happens to Ball State and Tulsa. Both are undefeated, and both have very easy schedules coming up. It would be shocking to see them creep all the way up into BCS bowl contention, but there could very well be 4 undefeated teams among non-BCS conferences at the end of the season.

Oklahoma State plays Texas next Saturday, so there will be some shuffling among the top 6, no matter what happens. If Oklahoma State survives that one, they also have games against Texas Tech and Oklahoma left on their schedule, so Mike Gundy's crew will have earned it, if they somehow finish the season with 1 loss or less.

It's crazy to make any guarantees this year, but I'll say this: The top 13 teams in this week's BCS rankings are the only ones left who have a chance to make it to the National Championship game. That list should get smaller by about one team per week. We'll keep you posted.

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10/20/08   |   fscrig75

Gazzo wrote:
While the only rankings that really matter are the final ones, this just proves how ridiculous this system is. Michigan State doesn't make it but Ball State, BYU, Minnesota and Northwestern do??? I'd like to see them explain that.

Well if MSU had shown up and played some football vs OSU then I'm sure they would be in the rankings somewhere.  Once Ringer was shut down it was all over for MSU.  Just so you know I was pulling for MSU.

10/20/08   |   Gazzo   |   18 respect

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if ur waiting u better take a bedroll w/ya coz u know damn good & well those people will only talk in circles hoping u get confused & swallow the bs

O I know, I just needed to get that out there and off my chest. This whole BCS thing is a MESS!

10/20/08   |   SoCalSmokinOkie   |   1 respect

The Big XII Rules!!!!!

10/19/08   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

Being the #1 ANTI-BCS guy, here goes-- TEXAS VS. USC. WHY? #2 ALABAMA will not survive unbeaten, #9 Ohio St. WILL BEAT#3  PENN ST. next week @ night in Columbus, #4 Oklahoma has already proven it cannot beat #1TEXAS this season,#7 Georgia will beat #10Florida, but will lose in the SEC title game to  #13LSU, and the #1 Longhorns, the #5 Trojans, the #9 Buckeyes, and the #11 Utes, and the #12 Broncos WILL ALL RUN the table, leaving #1 TEXAS vs. #2 USC. OHIO ST. will end up #3, but the pollsters will NOT let the Buckeyes in three straigh years after their performance the last two years. UTAH finishes #4, Boise St. #5. Hey, i just realized there are no SEC teams involved. Now that's a good finish!

10/19/08   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Gazzo wrote:
While the only rankings that really matter are the final ones, this just proves how ridiculous this system is. Michigan State doesn't make it but Ball State, BYU, Minnesota and Northwestern do??? I'd like to see them explain that.

That's because all those teams could beat Michigan State.

/sarcasm

10/19/08   |   Gazzo   |   18 respect

While the only rankings that really matter are the final ones, this just proves how ridiculous this system is. Michigan State doesn't make it but Ball State, BYU, Minnesota and Northwestern do??? I'd like to see them explain that.