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Bowl Championship Series Standings* [Oct. 21, 2007]

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*The BCS Standings give weight to three components — the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll, and the average calculations from six computer ranking services designated by the BCS. The BCS Standings are announced each Sunday by the National Football Foundation during NFL broadcast coverage on Fox, the BCS's network broadcast partner. View an explanation of the poll and of the Bowl Championship Series.
RankTeamW-L Harris CoachesComputer % BCS
RkPoints %RkPoints% PrevAvg
1Ohio State8-0 12847.9989 11498.9987.9300 1.976
2Boston College7-0 22676 .938921412 .9413.97003 .950
3 LSU7-13 2550.894731319 .8793.96004 .911
4 Arizona State7-08 2003.7028 71089.7260.8600 8.763
5Oregon6-15 2281.8004 51225.8167.6700 10.762
6Oklahoma7-14 2521.8846 41306.8707.5100 5.755
7West Virginia6-1 62157 .756861134 .7560.61009 .708
8 Virginia Tech6-110 1831.6425 91052.7013.6900 11.678
9Kansas7-011 1671.5863 10911.6073.7500 13.648
10South Florida6-1 121627 .570912813 .5420.81002 .641
11 Florida5-29 1867.6551 11906.6040.6100 15.623
12Southern Cal6-1 72100 .736881060 .7067.170014 .538
13 Missouri6-113 1568.5502 13790.5267.5300 16.536
14Kentucky6-2 151156.4056 15604.4027.5500 7.453
15Virginia7-1 20650.2281 18466.3107.7600 19.433
16South Carolina6-2 171031 .361817474 .3160.39006 .356
17 Hawaii7-014 1265.4439 14617.4113.0000 18.285
18Georgia5-219 711.2495 19402.2680.2300 20.249
19Texas6-216 1054.3698 16527.3513.0000 22.240
20Michigan6-2 21643.2256 21325.2167.2600 25.234
21California5-2 18873 .306320397 .2647.020012 .197
22 Auburn5-323 333.1168 23179.1193.3300 17.189
23Connecticut6-1 2980 .02812875 .0500.330037 .136
24 Alabama6-224 322.1130 24177.1180.1500 35.127
25Penn State6-2 22404 .141822294 .1960.010027 .116


To derive a team’s poll percentages in the Harris Interactive and USA Today polls, each team’s point total is divided by a maximum 2850 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1500 possible points in the USA Today Poll. Teams are assigned an inverse point total (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) for each of their respective computer poll rankings to determine the overall computer component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped, and the sum total of the remaining four rankings is divided by 100 (the maximum possible points). This figure produces a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength within its formula. The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive and USA Today Polls, and Computer rankings. The highest BCS Average receives the No. 1 ranking, the second highest receives No. 2, and so forth.


The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) conferences and Notre Dame. Its purpose is to match the two top-ranked teams in the final BCS standings in a national championship game and to create competitive match-ups in the four other BCS bowl games. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the Dec. 2 BCS standings will play in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game Jan. 7, 2008 in New Orleans, La. The winner of the game will be presented the American Football Coaches Association National Championship Trophy. For more information, visit

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