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Bowl Championship Series Standings* [Nov. 4, 2007]

*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 HarrisCoachesComputer % BCS
RankPoints%RankPoints% PrevAvg
1 Ohio State10-012823.9993 11493.9953.99001 .995
2 LSU8-122640.93452 1393.9287.96003 .941
3 Oregon8-132590.91683 1376.9173.92005 .918
4 Kansas9-052322.82195 1241.8273.88008 .843
5 Oklahoma8-142518.8913 41330.8867.74006 .839
6 Missouri8-172111.7473 71143.7620.72009 .743
7 West Virginia7-162291.8110 61222.8147.60007 .742
8 Boston College8-181836.6499 8951.6340.81002 .698
9 Arizona State8-191720.6088 9946.6307.84004 .693
10 Georgia7-2111651.5844 10927.6180.620010 .607
11 Virginia Tech7-2131500.5310 11829.5527.610011 .565
12 Michigan8-2151332.4715 13770.5133.490012 .492
13 Connecticut8-1161137.4025 16568.3787.610013 .464
14 Texas8-2121540.5451 14757.5047.270015 .440
15 Florida6-3171079.3819 18529.3527.470020 .402
16 Hawaii8-0101677.5936 12807.5380.000014 .377
17 Southern Cal7-2141404.4970 15706.4707.160019 .376
18 Auburn7-318975.3451 17551.3673.280016 .331
19 Virginia8-221486.1720 21259.1727.480023 .275
20 Boise State8-119747.2644 19368.2453.190022 .233
21 Clemson7-220493.1745 20318.2120.300025 .229
22 Alabama6-322437.1547 23174.1160.230017 .167
23 Penn State7-326178.0630 25105.0700.240031 .124
24 Tennessee6-324251.0888 24114.0760.150027 .105
25 Kentucky6-323288.1019 22197.1313.040028 .091


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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