BCS Computer Rankings Week One: Oklahoma Gets Help From the Computers
What are these mysterious computers? And what were their results? It’s never very clear unless you dig deep for them.
So this season, BCS Know How will post the top ten computer teams, with an explanation of why the computers either favored or hurt a team.
In the first BCS standings, we saw a team that was No. 3 and No. 4 in the human polls take over the top spot in the BCS. Why was this?
Well Oklahoma had a .980 computer score, surprisingly good for this early in the season.
No. 1 in both polls, Oregon had a pretty dismal performance in the computers, which translated into them losing their perch atop the college football world.
Boise State also suffered from poor computer rankings, which allowed Oklahoma to ascend to the top.
LSU, Michigan State and Auburn also got tons of love from the computers, coming in with computer averages all at or above .890, which is the general barrier for the best teams in the country.
BCS Computer Rankings – BCS Week One (October 17th)
|Rank||Team||Share of Vote|
|4||Michigan State Spartans||.890|
|5||TCU Horned Frogs||.800|
|7||Boise State Broncos||.780|
|9||Oklahoma State Cowboys||.690|
←First BCS Rankings of 2010: Oklahoma, Oregon and Boise State Lead the Way