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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2011
CONTACTS:
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BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS
(Games through Oct. 16, 2011)

Harris Interactive

BCS Standings

Computer Rankings

USA Today

(Through Oct. 16, 2011)

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LSU (7-0)
Alabama (7-0)
Oklahoma (6-0)
Oklahoma State (6-0)
Boise State (6-0)
Wisconsin (6-0)
Clemson (7-0)
Stanford (6-0)
Arkansas (5-1)
Oregon (5-1)
Kansas State (6-0)
Virginia Tech (6-1)
Nebraska (5-1)
South Carolina (6-1)
West Virginia (5-1)
Michigan State (5-1)
Texas A&M (4-2)
Michigan (6-1)
Houston (6-0)
Auburn (5-2)
Penn State (6-1)
Georgia Tech (6-1)
Illinois (6-1)
Texas (4-2)
Washington (5-1)

BCS
Average

Previous
Week

Rank

Points

%

Rank

Points

%

.9522
.9519
.9301
.8568
.8027
.7708
.7582
.7484
.6263
.6190
.5688
.5048
.4972
.4914
.3730
.3288
.3074
.2995
.2863
.2645
.2311
.1968
.1516
.1348
.0871

N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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1
2
3
6
5
4
8
7
10
9
12
16
11
13
14
15
19
17
22
21
24
18
20
28
25

2819
2744
2684
2315
2339
2463
2063
2291
1805
1955
1457
1259
1484
1396
1359
1290
779
914
562
565
293
839
571
77
240

.9805
.9544
.9336
.8052
.8136
.8567
.7176
.7969
.6278
.6800
.5068
.4379
.5162
.4856
.4727
.4487
.2710
.3179
.1955
.1965
.1019
.2918
.1986
.0268
.0835

2
3
1
6
7
4
8
5
10
8
16
14
11
12
14
13
18
17
20
23
22
19
21
30
24

1410
1403
1426
1173
1172
1262
1028
1222
931
1028
678
688
775
765
688
690
415
458
359
202
253
396
260
26
174

.9559
.9512
.9668
.7953
.7946
.8556
.6969
.8285
.6312
.6969
.4597
.4664
.5254
.5186
.4664
.4678
.2814
.3105
.2434
.1369
.1715
.2685
.1763
.0176
.1180

Avg.
Computer Anderson
Colley
& Hester Billingsley Matrix Massey
Rank

3
2
4
1
6
11
5
8
8
12
7
10
15
13
21
24
18
20
16
14
16
27
22
19
25

3
2
4
1
6
10
5
8
15
16
7
12
17
9
23
25
18
14
11
19
20
24
22
13
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1
3
2
4
5
8
6
9
11
7
10
13
12
15
25
19
18
20
--14
----22
--16

4
3
2
1
5
14
6
8
17
16
7
9
15
13
20
23
22
10
12
25
11
24
18
19
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5
2
4
1
7
17
3
20
8
13
6
9
16
12
18
--10
23
19
14
15
25
--11
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Sagarin Wolfe

2
1
5
4
8
6
3
15
7
11
9
14
12
20
19
--16
--18
10
13
----17
21

3
2
5
1
6
12
4
10
8
18
7
9
16
17
24
23
15
20
13
11
14
----19
25

%

.9200
.9500
.8900
.9700
.8000
.6000
.8600
.6200
.6200
.4800
.7400
.6100
.4500
.4700
.1800
.0700
.3700
.2700
.4200
.4600
.4200
.0300
.0800
.3600
.0600

The Harris Interactive Poll, USA Today Coaches Poll and computer rankings each comprise one-third of the BCS Standings. To derive the three percentages, each team is
assigned an inverse point total (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) The two poll percentages are calculated by dividing each team’s point total by a maximum 2875 possible
points (Harris) and 1475 possible points (USA Today). The computer rankings percentage is calculated by dropping the highest and lowest ranking for each team and
then dividing the remaining total by 100 (the maximum possible points). The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris Interactive Poll,
USA Today Poll, and computer rankings. The teams’ BCS Averages are ranked to produce the BCS Standings. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson &
Hester, Richard Billingsley, Wes Colley, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking provider accounts for schedule strength within its
formula.
The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and institutions. Its purpose is to match the
top two teams a bowl game and to create exciting matchups in four other games. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the Dec. 4 BCS standings will play in the Allstate BCS National

Championship Game on Jan. 9, 2012 in New Orleans, La. The winner of the game will be presented the Coaches Trophy, emblematic of the national championship. For
more information, visit www.bcsfootball.org or www.facebook.com/EveryGameCounts.

WWW.BCSFOOTBALL.ORG

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