2007 BCS computer rankings

In American college football, the 2007 BCS computer rankings are a part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula that determines who plays in the BCS National Championship Game as well as several other bowl games. Each computer system was developed using different methods which attempts to rank the teams performance. For 2007, the highest and lowest rankings for a team are dropped and the remaining four rankings are summed. A team ranked #1 by a computer system is given 25 points, #2 is given 24 points and so forth. The summed values are then divided by 100 (the maximum value a team can earn if they received four first place votes that were summed). The values are then ranked by percentage. This percentage ranking is then averaged with the Coaches Poll and Harris Poll average rankings, each receiving equal weight, and the results become the BCS Rankings.

BCS computer rankings averageEdit

For 2007, the rankings released beginning with the eighth week of the season on October 13. The rankings are updated each week until the end of the season. Data taken from official BCS website. There are missing values in the table because the BCS Rankings only list the top 25 of the BCS Rankings, providing data on how those teams achieved their top 25 ranking. The computers ranking may include teams that do not make the top 25 BCS Rankings once averaged with the AP and Coaches Polls.

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1.South FloridaBoston CollegeBoston CollegeOhio St.LSULSUMissouri1.
2.LSULSUTie: Ohio St. Arizona St.LSUKansasKansasWest Virginia2.
3.South CarolinaOhio St.NAOregonOregon
  • Tie: West VIrginia
  • Ohio State
  • Arizona State
Ohio State3.
4.KentuckyArizona St.LSUKansasArizona StateNAKansas4.
5.tie: Ohio St. Arizona St.South FloridaKansasArizona St.MissouriNAGeorgia5.
6.NAVirginiaOregonBoston CollegeOhio StateMissouriVirginia Tech6.
7.Boston CollegeKansasWest VirginiaOklahomaOklahomaGeorgiaLSU7.
8.tie: Kansas Virginia TechVirginia TechGeorgiaMissouriWest VirginiaVirginia TechBoston College8.
9.NAOregonOklahomaGeorgiaGeorgiaOregonArizona State9.
10.West VirginiaTie: Florida West VirginiaVirginia TechTie: Connecticut Virginia TechVirginia TechBoston College
  • Tie: USC
  • Florida
10.
11.OklahomaNAConnecticutNAFloridaFloridaNA11.
12.AuburnKentuckySouth FloridaWest VirginiaVirginiaUSCOklahoma12.
13.OregonMissouriMissouriMichiganUSCOklahomaTennessee13.
14.tie:Cal VirginiaOklahomaAuburnVirginiaClemsonVirginiaHawaii14.
15.NASouth CarolinaAlabamaFloridaBoston CollegeConnecticutSouth Florida15.
16.Missouritie: Auburn ConnecticutMichiganClemsonIllinoisTennesseeClemson16.
17.tie:Florida TennesseeNAFloridaAuburnCincinnatiTexasIllinois17.
18.NAWake ForestVirginiaTexasConnecticutIllinoisOregon18.
19.GeorgiaMichiganTie: Clemson Wake ForestPenn StateTennesseeSouth FloridaBYU19.
20.Kansas St.GeorgiaNAAlabamaTexasClemsonVirginia20.
21.Wake ForestUSCTennesseeNAMichiganCincinnatiCincinnati21.
22.CincinnatiAlabamaBoise StateBoise StateKentuckyHawaiiN/A22.
23.USCUCLASouth CarolinaUSCNAWisconsinWisconsin23.
24.MichiganRutgersPurdueTennesseeWisconsinBYUAuburn24.
25.HawaiiBoise StateUSCNANANATexas25.
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Dropped:
  • Cal
  • Cincinnati
  • Hawaii
  • Kansas St.
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
Dropped:
  • Kentucky
  • UCLA
  • Rutgers
Dropped:
  • Purdue
  • South Carolina
  • South Florida
  • Wake Forest
Dropped:
  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Boise St.
  • Penn St.
Dropped:
Kentucky Michigan
Dropped:
Connecticut
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Anderson & HesterEdit

Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester are the owners of this computer system that has been a part of the BCS since its inception. The Anderson & Hester Rankings claim to be distinct in four ways:[1]

  1. These rankings do not reward teams for running up scores. Teams are rewarded for beating quality opponents, which is the object of the game. Margin of victory, which is not the object of the game, is not considered.
  2. Unlike the AP and Coaches Polls, these rankings do not prejudge teams. These rankings first appear after the season's fifth week, and each team's ranking reflects its actual accomplishments on the field, not its perceived potential.
  3. These rankings compute the most accurate strength of schedule ratings. Each team's opponents and opponents' opponents are judged not only by their won-lost records but also, uniquely, by their conferences' strength (see #4).
  4. These rankings provide the most accurate conference ratings. Each conference is rated according to its non-conference won-lost record and the difficulty of its non-conference schedule.

The BCS once allowed computer rankings to consider margin of victory, but that was removed following the 2004 season. Therefore, all six computer systems currently do not include margin of victory. However, this computer system has never included it in its formula. In addition, only human polls (specifically the AP Poll and Coaches Poll in this reference) "prejudge" teams by releasing pre-season polls with the expected rankings of teams before they have played any games. The last two claims are subjective opinions by the authors of this computer system.

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1.South Florida (6-0)Arizona State (7-0)Ohio State (9-0)Ohio State (10-0)LSU (9-1)LSU (10-1)Missouri (11-1)1.
2.Arizona State (7-0)Ohio State (8-0)Boston College (8-0)Oregon (8-1)Oregon (8-1)Arizona State (9-1)West Virginia (10-1)2.
3.Ohio State (7-0)Boston College (7-0)LSU (7-1)Kansas (9-0)Kansas (10-0)Kansas (11-0)Ohio State (11-1)3.
4.LSU (6-1)Kansas (7-0)West Virginia (7-1)Arizona State (8-1)Arizona St (9-1)Missouri (10-1)Kansas (11-1)4.
5.South Carolina (6-1)LSU (7-1)Arizona State (8-0)LSU (8-1)Missouri (9-1)Ohio State (11-1)Georgia (10-2)5.
6.Boston College (7-0)Oregon (6-1)Oregon (7-1)Missouri (8-1)Ohio State (10-1)West Virginia (9-1)LSU (10-2)6.
7.Kansas (6-0)South Florida (6-1)Michigan (7-2)Boston College (8-1)Oklahoma (9-1)Georgia (9-2)Arizona State (9-2)7.
8.Kentucky (6-1)Virginia (7-1)Kansas (8-0)Oklahoma (8-1)Georgia (8-2)Oregon (8-2)USC (9-2)8.
9.Oregon (5-1)Missouri (6-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Georgia (7-2)West Virginia (8-1)Florida (8-3)Virginia Tech (10-2)9.
10.California (5-1)Virginia Tech (6-1)USC (6-2)Connecticut (8-1)USC (8-2)Virginia Tech (9-2)Boston College (10-2)10.
11.Missouri (5-1)Florida (5-2)Virginia Tech (6-2)West Virginia (7-1)Florida (7-3)USC (8-2)Florida (9-3)11.
12.Auburn (5-2)UCLA (5-2)Georgia (6-2)Virginia (8-2)Virginia (9-2)Boston College (9-2)Oklahoma (10-2)12.
13.Virginia (6-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Boise State (7-1)Florida (6-3)Texas (9-2)Texas (9-2)Oregon (8-3)13.
14.Oklahoma (6-1)USC (6-1)Connecticut (7-1)Michigan (8-2)Virginia Tech (8-2)Oklahoma (9-2)Tennessee (9-3)14.
15.Virginia Tech (6-1)West Virginia (6-1)Missouri (7-1)USC (7-2)Illinois (8-3)Virginia (9-2)Illinois (9-3)15.
16.West Virginia (5-1)Auburn (5-3)Purdue (7-2)Virginia Tech (7-2)Clemson (8-2)Tennessee (8-3)South Florida (9-3)16.
17.Georgia (5-2)Georgia (5-2)Florida (5-3)Texas (8-2)Tennessee (7-3)Illinois (9-3)Hawaii (11-0)17.
18.USC (5-1)Kentucky (6-2)Auburn (6-3)Alabama (6-3)Cincinnati (8-2)Connecticut (9-2)BYU (9-2)18.
19.Tennessee (4-2)Wake Forest (5-2)South Florida (6-2)Penn State (7-3)Boston College (8-2)South Florida (8-3)Clemson (9-3)19.
20.Florida (4-2)Connecticut (6-1)Rutgers (5-3)Auburn (7-3)Connecticut (8-2)Wisconsin (9-3)Texas (9-3)20.
21.UCLA (4-2)Alabama (6-2)Wake Forest (6-2)California (6-3)Penn State (8-3)Cincinnati (8-3)Wisconsin (9-3)21.
22.Wake Forest (4-2)South Carolina (6-2)Alabama (6-2)Boise State (8-1)Michigan (8-3)Clemson (8-3)Auburn (8-4)22.
23.Cincinnati (6-1)Michigan (6-2)Oregon State (5-3)Florida State (6-3)Wisconsin (8-3)Auburn (7-4)Virginia (9-3)23.
24.Kansas State (4-2)California (5-2)Clemson (6-2)Tennessee (6-3)Kentucky (7-3)Hawaii (10-0)Cincinnati (9-3)24.
25.Illinois (5-2)Penn State (6-2)Tennessee (5-3)Clemson (7-2)Auburn (7-4)Michigan (8-4)Michigan (8-4)25.
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Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • Cincinnati
  • Kansas State
  • Illinois
Dropped:
  • Virginia
  • UCLA
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • California
  • Penn State
Dropped:
  • Purdue
  • South Florida
  • Rutgers
  • Wake Forest
  • Oregon State
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BillingsleyEdit

Richard Billingsley owns this computer system. He describes himself as not a mathematician or computer-geek; simply a devout college football fan since the age of 7.[2] The main components in the formula are: Won-Loss Records, Opponent Strength (based on the opponent’s record, rating, and rank), with a strong emphasis on the most recent performance. Very minor consideration is also given to the site of the game, and defensive scoring performance.

Billingsley did use margin of victory, but removed it after the 2001 season. It had accounted for 5% of the total ranking for his system and was part of it for 32 years. Also, this computer system releases rankings each week, using a complex formula to incorporate the previous season's rank (but not ranking score) into the early parts of the current season.

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1.Ohio State (7-0)Ohio State (8-0)Ohio State (9-0)Ohio State (10-0)LSU (9-1)Ohio State (11-1)West Virginia (10-1)1.
2.South Florida (6-0)LSU (7-1)Boston College (8-0)LSU (8-1)Ohio State (10-1)LSU (10-1)Ohio State (11-1)2.
3.Kentucky (6-1)Boston College (7-0)LSU (7-1)Oregon (8-1)Oregon (8-1)West Virginia (9-1)Missouri (11-1)3.
4.LSU (6-1)Southern Cal (6-1)West Virginia (7-1)West Virginia (7-1)West Virginia (8-1)Kansas (11-0)Kansas (11-1)4.
5.Boston College (7-0)West Virginia (6-1)Arizona State (8-0)Arizona State (8-1)Arizona State (9-1)Arizona State (9-1)LSU (10-2)5.
6.South Carolina (6-1)Florida (5-2)Oregon (7-1)Boston College (8-1)Kansas (10-0)Missouri (10-1)USC (9-2)6.
7.West Virginia (5-1)South Florida (6-1)Michigan (7-2)Kansas (9-0)Southern Cal (8-2)Virginia Tech (9-2)Virginia Tech (10-2)7.
8.Southern Cal (5-1)Kentucky (6-2)Kansas (8-0)Oklahoma (8-1)Virginia Tech (8-2)USC (8-2)Arizona State (9-2)8.
9.Arizona State (7-0)Arizona State (7-0)Oklahoma (7-1)Michigan (8-2)Oklahoma (9-1)Georgia (9-2)Georgia (10-2)9.
10.Virginia Tech (6-1)Michigan (6-2)Southern Cal (6-2)Southern Cal (7-2)Missouri (9-1)Oregon (8-2)Hawaii (11-0)10.
11.Michigan (5-2)Virginia Tech (6-1)Virginia Tech (6-2)Connecticut (8-1)Georgia (8-2)Illinois (9-3)Florida (9-3)11.
12.Oklahoma (6-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Georgia (6-2)Virginia Tech (7-2)Boise State (9-1)Boise State (10-1)Boston College (10-2)12.
13.California (5-1)Oregon (6-1)Boise State (7-1)Missouri (8-1)Illinois (8-3)Boston College (9-2)Illinois (9-3)13.
14.Florida (4-2)Rutgers (5-2)Connecticut (7-1)Georgia (7-2)Wisconsin (8-3)Wisconsin (9-3)Wisconsin (9-3)14.
15.Auburn (5-2)Missouri (6-1)Missouri (7-1)Boise State (8-1)Florida (7-3)Florida (8-3)Boise State (10-2)15.
16.Tennessee (4-2)Boise State (6-1)Purdue (7-2)Florida (6-3)Cincinnati (8-2)Oklahoma (9-2)Oklahoma (10-2)16.
17.Maryland (4-2)Virginia (7-1)Florida (5-3)Auburn (7-3)Clemson (8-2)Connecticut (9-2)Tennessee (9-3)17.
18.Oregon (5-1)Purdue (6-2)Auburn (6-3)Penn State (7-3)Michigan (8-3)Texas (9-2)Arkansas (8-4)18.
19.Purdue (5-2)Auburn (5-3)South Florida (6-2)Clemson (7-2)Penn State (8-3)Hawaii (10-0)Connecticut (9-3)19.
20.Boise State (5-1)Kansas (7-0)Rutgers (5-3)Texas (8-2)Connecticut (8-2)Tennessee (8-3)Cincinnati (9-3)20.
21.Missouri (5-1)Wake Forest (5-2)Wake Forest (6-2)Florida State (6-3)Texas (9-2)Cincinnati (8-3)Oregon (8-3)21.
22.Oregon State (4-3)Alabama (6-2)Alabama (6-2)Tennessee (6-3)Boston College (8-2)Virginia (9-2)BYU (9-2)22.
23.Wake Forest (4-2)UCLA (5-2)Oregon State (5-3)Rutgers (5-4)Tennessee (7-3)Rutgers (7-4)Clemson (9-3)23.
24.Georgia (5-2)Penn State (6-2)Clemson (6-2)Alabama (6-3)Virginia (9-2)BYU (8-2)Virginia (9-3)24.
25.Kansas (6-0)Oregon State (4-3)Tennessee (5-3)Wisconsin (7-3)Hawaii (9-0)Oregon State (7-4)Rutgers (7-4)25.
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Dropped:
  • South Carolina
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Maryland
  • Georgia
Dropped:
  • Kentucky
  • Virginia
  • UCLA
  • Penn State
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Colley MatrixEdit

Wes Colley has a Ph.D from Princeton University in Astrophysical Sciences. He attended Virginia and is therefore a Virginia fan. His brother, Will Colley played for Georgia. Colley claims 5 advantages using his system:[3]

  • First and foremost, the rankings are based only on results from the field, with absolutely no influence from opinion, past performance, tradition or any other bias factor. This is why there is no pre-season poll here. All teams are assumed equal at the beginning of each year.
  • Second, strength of schedule has a strong influence on the final ranking. A team does not gain by padding its schedule, so those wins against James Madison or William & Mary are discounted. (Prior to 2007, these games were completely ignored. With the schedule expansion to 12 games, these are now counted[4] but still influence the scores very little since their strength of schedule makes them very weak teams.) For example, Wisconsin with 4 losses finished the 2000 season well ahead of TCU with only 2 losses. That's because Wisconsin's Big 10 schedule was much, much more difficult that TCU's WAC schedule.
  • Third, as with the NFL, NHL, NBA, and Major League, score margin does not matter at all in determining ranking, so a large victory margin may influence pollsters, but does not influence this scheme. This reflects Colley's view that the object of football is winning the game, not winning by a large margin.
  • Fourth, there is no ad hoc weighting of opponents' winning percentage and opponents' opponents' winning percentage, etc., ad infinitum (no random choices of 1/3 of this + 2/3 of that, for example). In this method, very simple statistical principles, with absolutely no fine tuning are used to construct a system of 117 equations with 117 variables, representing each team according only to its wins and losses, (see Ranking Method). The computer simply solves those equations to arrive at a rating (and ranking) for each team.
  • Fifth, comparison between this scheme and the final press polls (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) proves that the scheme produces sensible results.

While all computer systems are not biased towards the "Name recognition" of a school, Colley's system doesn't include any information that doesn't involve the current season. No pre-season poll and no carry-over from the previous season.

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1.South Florida (6-0)Louisiana State (7-1)Boston College (8-0)Louisiana State (8-1)LSULouisiana State (10-1)West Virginia (10-1)Louisiana State (11-2)1.
2.Arizona State (7-0)Boston College (7-0)Arizona State (8-0)Oregon (8-1)OregonOhio State (11-1)Missouri (11-1)Virginia Tech (11-2)2.
3.Louisiana State (6-1)Ohio State (8-0)Louisiana State (7-1)Ohio State (10-0)Arizona St.Arizona State (9-1)Ohio State (11-1)Georgia (10-2)3.
4.Ohio State (7-0)Arizona State (7-0)Ohio State (9-0)Boston College (8-1)KansasWest Virginia (9-1)Georgia (10-2)Missouri (11-2)4.
5.Kentucky (6-1)South Florida (6-1)Oregon (7-1)Arizona State (8-1)Ohio St.Kansas (11-0)Louisiana State (10-2)Ohio State (11-1)5.
6.South Carolina (6-1)Virginia (7-1)Kansas (8-0)Kansas (9-0)MissouriMissouri (10-1)Boston College (10-2)West Virginia (10-2)6.
7.Boston College (7-0)Oregon (6-1)West Virginia (7-1)Oklahoma (8-1)West VirginiaGeorgia (9-2)Virginia Tech (10-2)Florida (9-3)7.
8.Oregon (5-1)Kansas (7-0)Connecticut (7-1)Connecticut (8-1)GeorgiaOregon (8-2)Florida (9-3)Oklahoma (11-2)8.
9.Virginia Tech (6-1)Virginia Tech (6-1)Georgia (6-2)Missouri (8-1)OklahomaBoston College (9-2)Arizona State (9-2)Arizona State (10-2)9.
10.Kansas (6-0)Kentucky (6-2)Oklahoma (7-1)Georgia (7-2)FloridaFlorida (8-3)Kansas (11-1)Kansas (11-1)10.
11.Oklahoma (6-1)Missouri (6-1)South Florida (6-2)Virginia (8-2)VirginiaVirginia Tech (9-2)Oklahoma (10-2)Boston College (10-3)11.
12.Virginia (6-1)Florida (5-2)Virginia Tech (6-2)West Virginia (7-1)Virginia TechVirginia (9-2)Tennessee (9-3)USC (10-2)12.
13.Auburn (5-2)West Virginia (6-1)Missouri (7-1)Virginia Tech (7-2)ClemsonSouth Florida (8-3)USC (9-2)South Florida (9-3)13.
14.California (5-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Michigan (7-2)Florida (6-3)Boston CollegeTexas (9-2)South Florida (9-3)Hawaii (12-0)14.
15.West Virginia (5-1)South Carolina (6-2)Virginia (7-2)Michigan (8-2)TexasOklahoma (9-2)Oregon (8-3)Clemson (9-3)15.
16.Missouri (5-1)Connecticut (6-1)Boise State (7-1)Boise State (8-1)CincinnatiTennessee (8-3)Clemson (9-3)BYU (10-2)16.
17.Cincinnati (6-1)Michigan (6-2)Alabama (6-2)Texas (8-2)ConnecticutConnecticut (9-2)BYU (9-2)Tennessee (9-4)17.
18.Florida (4-2)Auburn (5-3)Auburn (6-3)Auburn (7-3)South FloridaUSC (8-2)Hawaii (11-0)Virginia (9-3)18.
19.Georgia (5-2)Wake Forest (5-2)Wake Forest (6-2)South Florida (6-3)USCIllinois (9-3)Illinois (9-3)Illinois (9-3)19.
20.Hawaii (7-0)Boise State (6-1)Florida (5-3)Alabama (6-3)IllinoisClemson (8-3)Virginia (9-3)Cincinnati (9-3)20.
21.Tennessee (4-2)UCLA (5-2)Clemson (6-2)Clemson (7-2)TennesseeBYU (8-2)Cincinnati (9-3)Oregon (8-4)21.
22.Kansas State (4-2)Alabama (6-2)Kentucky (6-3)Kentucky (6-3)KentuckyCincinnati (8-3)Texas (9-3)Texas (9-3)22.
23.Illinois (5-2)Georgia (5-2)South Carolina (6-3)Penn State (7-3)MichiganHawaii (10-0)Wisconsin (9-3)Connecticut (9-3)23.
24.Michigan (5-2)USC (6-1)Tennessee (5-3)Florida State (6-3)Boise St.Wisconsin (9-3)Connecticut (9-3)Auburn (8-4)24.
25.Wisconsin (5-2)Rutgers (5-2)Purdue (7-2)USC (7-2)WisconsinBoise State (10-1)Auburn (8-4)Oregon State (8-4)25.
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  • California
  • Cincinnati
  • Hawaii
  • Tennessee
  • Kansas State
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
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MasseyEdit

Kenneth Massey is the owner of this complex computer system. He was a Ph.D candidate of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. Only the score, venue, and date of each game are used to calculate the Massey ratings. However, Massey calculates an offensive and defensive ratings which combine to produce a power ranking as well. The overall team rating is a merit based quantity, and is the result of applying a Bayesian win-loss correction to the power rating.

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1.South Florida (6-0)Boston College (7-0)Boston College (8-0)LSU (8-1)LSULSU (10-1)Missouri (11-1)1.
2.LSU (6-1)LSU (7-1)Arizona State (8-0)Ohio State (10-0)KansasKansas (11-0)West Virginia (10-1)2.
3.Boston College (7-0)Ohio State (8-0)LSU (7-1)Kansas (9-0)OregonArizona State (9-1)Georgia (10-2)3.
4.South Carolina (6-1)South Florida (6-1)Kansas (8-0)Oregon (8-1)Arizona StateOhio State (11-1)Ohio State (11-1)4.
5.Kentucky (6-1)Arizona State (7-0)Ohio State (9-0)Arizona State (8-1)MissouriGeorgia (9-2)Virginia Tech (10-2)5.
6.Arizona State (7-0)Virginia (7-1)Oregon (7-1)Boston College (8-1)Ohio StateMissouri (10-1)LSU (10-2)6.
7.Ohio State (7-0)Kansas (7-0)West Virginia (7-1)Oklahoma (8-1)GeorgiaWest Virginia (9-1)Kansas (11-1)7.
8.Virginia Tech (6-1)Virginia Tech (6-1)Georgia (6-2)Missouri (8-1)OklahomaVirginia Tech (9-2)Boston College (10-2)8.
9.West Virginia (5-1)Florida (5-2)Virginia Tech (6-2)Virginia Tech (7-2)West VirginiaFlorida (8-3)Florida (9-3)9.
10.Auburn (5-2)Oregon (6-1)South Florida (6-2)Georgia (7-2)Virginia TechBoston College (9-2)Arizona State (9-2)10.
11.Kansas (6-0)Kentucky (6-2)Oklahoma (7-1)Connecticut (8-1)FloridaOregon (8-2)Tennessee (9-3)11.
12.Oregon (5-1)West Virginia (6-1)Connecticut (7-1)West Virginia (7-1)ClemsonNE Omaha (10-0)USC (9-2)12.
13.Virginia (6-1)South Carolina (6-2)Auburn (6-3)Florida (6-3)NE OmahaTennessee (8-3)Oklahoma (10-2)13.
14.Oklahoma (6-1)Missouri (6-1)Alabama (6-2)Michigan (8-2)Boston CollegeUSC (8-2)Clemson (9-3)14.
15.California (5-1)Wake Forest (5-2)Wake Forest (6-2)Virginia (8-2)VirginiaOklahoma (9-2)Hawaii (11-0)15.
16.Florida (4-2)Auburn (5-3)Missouri (7-1)Alabama (6-3)TennesseeVirginia (9-2)South Florida (9-3)16.
17.Missouri (5-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Florida (5-3)Clemson (7-2)IllinoisConnecticut (9-2)Illinois (9-3)17.
18.Wake Forest (4-2)Connecticut (6-1)Clemson (6-2)Auburn (7-3)KentuckyIllinois (9-3)Oregon (8-3)18.
19.Tennessee (4-2)Michigan (6-2)Michigan (7-2)USCSouth Florida (8-3)Auburn (8-4)19.
20.Georgia (5-2)Georgia (5-2)Virginia (7-2)Penn State (7-3)ConnecticutClemson (8-3)Virginia (9-3)20.
21.Michigan (5-2)Rutgers (5-2)Tennessee (6-3)MichiganTexas (9-2)Connecticut (9-3)21.
22.Kansas State (4-2)Alabama (6-2)Kentucky (6-3)CincinnatiAuburn (7-4)Northern Iowa (12-0)22.
23.Maryland (4-2)Georgia Tech (5-3)TexasKentucky (7-4)Wisconsin (9-3)23.
24.Florida State (4-2)Maryland (4-3)Texas (8-2)WisconsinNorthern Iowa (11-0)BYU (9-2)24.
25.USC (5-1)UCLA (5-2)USC (7-2)South FloridaCincinnati (8-3)Cincinnati (9-3)25.
Week 8
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Week 9
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Week 10
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Dropped:
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Kansas State
  • Florida State
  • USC
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SagarinEdit

Jeff Sagarin owns this computer system that is published in USA Today. He holds an MBA from Indiana. This system uses the Elo Chess system where winning and losing are the sole factors. He also publishes a "Predictor" system that uses margin of victory. However, the BCS only uses the Elo Chess system.

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1.South Florida (6-0)Boston College (7-0)Boston College (8-0)Ohio State (10-0)Kansas (10-0)Kansas (11-0)Missouri (11-1)Virginia Tech (11-2)1.
2.LSU (6-1)LSU (7-1)Kansas (8-0)Kansas (9-0)LSU (9-1)LSU (10-1)West Virginia (10-1)LSU (11-2)2.
3.South Carolina (6-1)Ohio State (8-0)Ohio State (9-0)LSU (8-1)Oregon (8-1)West Virginia (9-1)Kansas (11-1)Oklahoma (11-2)3.
4.Kentucky (6-1)Kansas (7-0)Arizona State (8-0)Oregon (8-1)Arizona State (9-1)Missouri (10-1)Virginia Tech (10-2)Ohio State (11-1)4.
5.Boston College (7-0)Arizona State (7-0)LSU (7-1)Boston College (8-1)Missouri (9-1)Arizona State (9-1)Ohio State (11-1)Kansas (11-1)5.
6.Kansas (6-0)South Florida (6-1)Virginia Tech (6-2)Arizona State (8-1)Ohio State (10-1)Ohio State (11-1)Georgia (10-2)Missouri (11-2)6.
7.Ohio State (7-0)Virginia Tech (6-1)West Virginia (7-1)Missouri (8-1)Oklahoma (9-1)Georgia (9-2)Boston College (10-2)Georgia (10-2)7.
8.West Virginia (5-1)Virginia (7-1)Georgia (6-2)Oklahoma (8-1)West Virginia (8-1)Virginia Tech (9-2)LSU (10-2)Hawaii (12-0)8.
9.Arizona State (7-0)West Virginia (6-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Virginia Tech (7-2)Virginia Tech (8-2)Boston College (9-2)Florida (9-3)USC (10-2)9.
10.Virginia Tech (6-1)South Carolina (6-2)Oregon (7-1)Georgia (7-2)Georgia (8-2)Florida (8-3)USC (9-2)Boston College (10-3)10.
11.Auburn (5-2)Florida (5-2)South Florida (6-2)West Virginia (7-1)Florida (7-3)Oregon (8-2)Hawaii (11-0)West Virginia (10-2)11.
12.Oklahoma (6-1)Kentucky (6-2)Connecticut (7-1)Connecticut (8-1)Clemson (8-2)Northern Iowa (11-0)Arizona State (9-2)Florida (9-3)12.
13.Tennessee (4-2)Oregon (6-1)Missouri (7-1)Michigan (8-2)Boston College (8-2)USC (8-2)Oklahoma (10-2)Arizona State (10-2)13.
14.California (5-1)Oklahoma (7-1)Clemson (6-2)Florida (6-3)USC (8-2)Oklahoma (9-2)Tennessee (9-3)Clemson (9-3)14.
15.Missouri (5-1)Missouri (6-1)South Carolina (6-3)Clemson (7-2)Tennessee (7-3)Virginia (9-2)Northern Iowa (12-0)South Florida (9-3)15.
16.Virginia (6-1)Wake Forest (5-2)North Dakota State (8-0)Virginia (8-2)Virginia (9-2)Tennessee (8-3)Clemson (9-3)Virginia (9-3)16.
17.Georgia (5-2)Connecticut (6-1)Auburn (6-3)Illinois (8-3)Connecticut (9-2)South Florida (9-3)Tennessee (9-4)17.
18.North Dakota State (6-0)Auburn (5-3)Tennessee (5-3)Tennessee (6-3)Connecticut (8-2)South Florida (8-3)Oregon (8-3)Illinois (9-3)18.
19.Oregon (5-1)Georgia (5-2)Florida (5-3)Alabama (6-3)Kentucky (7-3)Clemson (8-3)Illinois (9-3)Auburn (8-4)19.
20.Florida (4-2)North Dakota State (7-0)Alabama (6-2)Auburn (7-3)Cincinnati (8-2)Illinois (9-3)Virginia (9-3)Connecticut (9-3)20.
21.Kansas State (4-2)Georgia Tech (5-3)Wake Forest (6-2)Penn State (7-3)Michigan (8-3)Texas (9-2)Auburn (8-4)Oregon State (8-4)21.
22.Mississippi State (4-3)Michigan (6-2)Virginia (7-2)Cincinnati (8-3)Connecticut (9-3)Cincinnati (9-3)22.
23.Wake Forest (4-2)Maryland (4-3)Michigan (7-2)Texas (8-2)Texas (9-2)Hawaii (10-0)Cincinnati (9-3)BYU (10-2)23.
24.Maryland (4-2)Alabama (6-2)Georgia Tech (5-3)USC (7-2)Auburn (7-4)BYU (9-2)Florida State (7-5)24.
25.Florida State (4-2)Clemson (5-2)Northern Iowa (8-0)Kentucky (7-4)Florida State (7-5)Wake Forest (8-4)25.
Week 8
Oct 13
Week 9
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Week 10
Oct 27
Week 11
Nov 3
Week 12
Nov 10
Week 13
Nov 17
Week 14
Nov 24
Week 15
Dec 2
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • California
  • Kansas State
  • Mississippi State
  • Florida State
Dropped:
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
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WolfeEdit

Peter Wolfe uses a Bradley-Terry model for his computer system. It uses wins and losses but also uses game location as a factor. In addition, he ranks all teams that can be connected by schedule played (over 700 involving Division I FBS, Division I FCS, II, III and NAIA).

Week 8
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1.South Florida (6-0)Boston College (7-0)Boston College (8-0)Ohio StateKansasLSU (10-1)Missouri (11-1)1.
2.LSU (6-1)LSU (7-1)Arizona State (8-0)LSULSUKansas (11-0)West Virginia (10-1)2.
3.South Carolina (6-1)Ohio State (8-0)Ohio State (9-0)OregonOregonWest Virginia (9-1)Ohio State (11-1)3.
4.Arizona State (7-0)Arizona State (7-0)Kansas (8-0)KansasMissouriMissouri (10-1)Virginia Tech (10-2)4.
5.Kentucky (6-1)South Florida (6-1)LSU (7-1)Arizona StateArizona StateOhio State (11-1)Kansas (11-1)5.
6.Boston College (7-0)Virginia (7-1)Oregon (7-1)Boston CollegeOhio StateArizona State (9-1)Georgia (10-2)6.
7.Ohio State (7-0)Oregon (6-1)West Virginia (7-1)OklahomaOklahomaGeorgia (9-2)Boston College (10-2)7.
8.West Virginia (5-1)Virginia Tech (6-1)Oklahoma (7-1)MissouriWest VirginiaVirginia Tech (9-2)LSU (10-2)8.
9.Virginia Tech (6-1)West Virginia (6-1)Virginia Tech (6-2)Virginia TechGeorgiaBoston College (9-2)Oklahoma (10-2)9.
10.Kansas (6-0)Kansas (7-0)Georgia (6-2)West VirginiaVirginia TechOregon (8-2)USC (9-2)10.
11.Oklahoma (6-1)Missouri (6-1)Connecticut (7-1)ConnecticutVirginiaOklahoma (9-2)Arizona State (9-2)11.
12.Hawai'i (7-0)Oklahoma (7-1)South Florida (6-2)GeorgiaHawaiiFlorida (8-3)Florida (9-3)12.
13.Missouri (5-1)Florida (5-2)Missouri (7-1)VirginiaFloridaVirginia (9-2)Tennessee (9-3)13.
14.Virginia (6-1)Connecticut (6-1)Hawaii (8-0)MichiganUSCUSC (8-2)Hawaii (11-0)14.
15.Oregon (5-1)South Carolina (6-2)Virginia (7-2)HawaiiMichiganConnecticut (9-2)South Florida (9-3)15.
16.California (5-1)Kentucky (6-2)Clemson (6-2)TexasBoston CollegeTexas (9-2)Clemson (9-3)16.
17.Auburn (5-2)Hawaii (7-0)Alabama (6-2)ClemsonClemsonHawaii (10-0)Illinois (9-3)17.
18.Georgia (5-2)Wake Forest (5-2)Auburn (6-3)FloridaConnecticutIllinois (9-3)BYU (9-2)18.
19.Tennessee (4-2)Georgia (5-2)Florida StateCincinnatiSouth Florida (8-3)Oregon (8-3)19.
20.Cincinnati (6-1)Auburn (5-3)Michigan (7-2)Penn StateIllinoisTennessee (8-3)Cincinnati (9-3)20.
21.Connecticut (5-1)Michigan (6-2)Wake Forest (6-2)Boise StateTexasCincinnati (8-3)Connecticut (9-3)21.
22.Kansas State (4-2)UCLA (5-2)TennesseeSouth FloridaBYU (8-2)Virginia (9-3)22.
23.Florida (4-2)USC (6-1)Florida (5-3)South FloridaTennesseeClemson (8-3)Texas (9-3)23.
24.Texas Tech (6-1)California (5-2)Boise State (7-1)USCBoise StateBoise State (10-1)Wisconsin (9-3)24.
25.Florida State (4-2)Texas A&M (6-2)AuburnPenn StateWisconsin (9-3)Auburn (8-4)25.
Week 8
Oct 13
Week 9
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Week 10
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Week 13
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Nov 24
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Dec 2
Dropped:
  • Tennessee
  • Cincinnati
  • Kansas State
  • Texas Tech
  • Florida State
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LegendEdit

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
(t) Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Only Original and Unaltered* BCS Computer Rankings." Andersonsports.com. 2006-12-03. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
  2. ^ Richard Billingsley (2002-07-21). "IN SEARCH OF A NATIONAL CHAMPION". cfrc.com. Archived from the original on 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
  3. ^ Wes Colley (2006-12-12). "Advantages in this Method". ColleyRankings.com. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-12.
  4. ^ "FCS Grouping System". Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.