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Bowl Championship Series Standings* [Oct. 14, 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
RankPoints %RankPoints% PrevAvg
1Ohio State7-0 12845.9982 11495.9967.8300 0.942
2South Florida6-0 32508 .880031320 .88001.00000 .920
3 Boston College7-02 2650.9298 21383.9220.8200 0.891
4LSU6-15 2303.8081 51173.7820.9300 0.840
5Oklahoma6-14 2503.8782 41288.8587.5500 0.762
6South Carolina6-1 62009 .70498997 .6647.86000 .743
7 Kentucky6-111 1759.6172 13874.5827.8500 0.683
8Arizona State7-0 121697 .595412936 .6240.83000 .683
9 West Virginia5-18 1926.6758 71007.6713.6400 0.662
10Oregon5-17 1974.6926 61077.7180.5000 0.637
11Virginia Tech6-1 131638 .574711982 .6547.66000 .630
12 California5-110 1894.6646 9983.6553.4800 0.600
13Kansas6-015 1200.4211 15705.4700.6600 0.517
14Southern Cal5-1 91915 .67199983 .6553.09000 .472
15 Florida4-214 1458.5116 14726.4840.3100 0.435
16Missouri5-1 171053.3695 17519.3460.4300 0.382
17Auburn5-219 667.2340 19372.2480.5300 0.337
18Hawaii7-016 1198.4204 16558.3720.0600 0.284
19Virginia6-1 24240.0842 24184.1227.4800 0.229
20Georgia5-220 528.1853 20282.1880.3000 0.224
21Tennessee4-2 22420.1474 22193.1287.3100 0.195
22Texas5-218 786.2758 18396.2640.0000 0.180
23Cincinnati6-1 23369 .129523192 .1280.10000 .119
24 Texas Tech6-121 459.1611 21232.1547.0000 0.105
25Michigan5-2 25229.0804 26127.0847.0700 0.078


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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