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NCAA Football : 2008 BCS Rankings

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  1. Steve615

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    The first official BCS rankings have been released for the 2008 season.
    Texas tops the list,followed by #2 Alabama,#3 Penn State and #4 Oklahoma.
    You can view complete list of 25 teams at the following link.


    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/polls?poll=4&week=8
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

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    I can't disagree with the top 3, based on my observations thus far... but I wonder how some of the one-loss teams are still ahead of some of the undefeated teams at this stage. Most particularly, Oklahoma St seems more justified to me of being #4 at this point given how things are shaking out but at least they still have a shot at a big jump if they beat Texas (although Texas has looked sharp 2 weeks straight now that I've seen).

    Interesting too how USC and Ohio St could easily end up 1-2 again if other things shake out like they possibly could and I'd hate to see that given that their losses were not pretty ones.

    I know we'd still have arguments (basketball always argues over teams left out of a 64 team pool) but I'd feel a whole lot better with even an 8 team playoff scenario. We have too many weird possibilities where 1 loss teams can trump a 0 loss even from a good conference (remember when Auburn was left out)... or scenarios where a 1-loss team who lost early is given a jump over a 1-loss team who loses late. (Ex, If Penn St runs the table and everyone else has at least 1 loss by then, USC is the most likely #2 even though their loss to Oregon was horrible vs a team like Alabama that could have 1 loss but still be SEC champ).
     
  3. spartanstew

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    Interesting how Northwestern is 22nd, even though they got crushed by Michigan State 2 weeks ago (37 - 20). I guess that pounding MSU received from OSU this weekend really hurt. Wonder if they would have made it closer if they would have been in the top 25. Their only 2 loses were to teams that were ranked.
     
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    It's only halfway through the season and I would expect to see some more one loss teams in the top 10 in the next week or two. Things will change quickly.
     
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    I just hope my Horns take it week by week with their brutal schedule.

    Go Horns & Gators.
     
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    WooHoo, 21.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    Still some strangeness to me. Not saying it will happen, but Texas Tech could give Texas a run for their money... "what if" Texas Tech wins and then they run the table? That'd make them #1 in my book, although Alabama running the table would be impressive as well.

    I'm either thinking a whole bunch of teams are going to lose soon and we'll have a 1-loss mess scenario to deal with OR we'll end up with 3 undefeateds and someone gets left out of the mix which would be a hard sell this year given who those could be (Texas, Penn St, Alabama).

    If an ACC team was up there (yeah, right) I'd root for them... but otherwise I'm rooting for an insane mess that leaves coaches and schools feeling sick to their stomachs over being left out so that maybe maybe we can get more momentum towards a playoff and not leaving it up to the popularity contest.

    IF those top 3 finish undefeated... and then we have some hot 1-loss teams like USC and Texas Tech or OK St or Oklahoma... tell me those wouldn't be incredible playoff matchups that would sell out and command high TV ratings.
     
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    Here is another link for the standings.This one is "straight from the horse's mouth",so to say. :)

    http://www.bcsfootball.org/bcsfootball/

    The link above makes no mention of it,but its is tied into the FOX Sports website.
    Standings are listed on the bottom right corner of that page.
    It also lists the upcoming BCS Bowl Schedule,as follows:

    Rose Bowl : January 1,2009 in Pasadena,CA
    Orange Bowl : January 1,2009 in Miami,FL
    Sugar Bowl : January 2,2009 in New Orleans,LA
    Fiesta Bowl : January 5,2009 in Glendale,AZ
    BCS National Championship : January 8,2009 in Miami,FL
     
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    Miami, here we come, and right in my backyard! Not sure if Texas or Alabama will make the rest of the way undefeated. One may, but not both.
     
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    Texas Tech should be #1
     
  13. dcowboy7

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    ill say:

    1. bama
    2. psu
    3. okl
    4. tex tech
    5. tex
     
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    No, I peg tech higher than that. They should be #1.
     
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    techs gonna lose saturday so it doesnt really matter.
     
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    The AP and USA Today have released their updated rankings today,with Alabama holding the #1 seed in both of their polls.
    It appears the BCS folks are holding out on us for some reason. :sure:
    They usually release their rankings to the public by 6PM ET on Sundays.
     
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    The last couple of weeks they have been holding off to have it anounced at 8:00 PM on the Fox RSN's.
    EST
     
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    dont they release the bcs on the 7:30 "ot show" on fox now.
     
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    And

    5. Florida :)
     

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