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Current BCS Rankings

  1. LSU
  2. Oregon
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Missouri
  6. West Virginia
  7. Ohio State
  8. ASU

Now, some thoughts.

  • ASU lost (by 12 points, away) to the then #5 team in the country. OSU lost at home to an unranked team.
  • Oklahoma lost to Colorado, ASU beat Colorado. Oklahoma’s SOS is lower than ASU’s (68 vs 50).
  • Kansas’ schedule (e.g. Central Michigan, SE Louisiana, Toledo, Florida International all at home) is weaker than ASU’s (SOS of 73 vs 50). They beat Colorado 19-14, we beat them 33-14.

Just suggesting that ASU should be ranked higher than #8, that’s all.


  1. #1 Isaac
    November 12, 2007

    And both Harvard and Yale are undefeated so far!! Gonna be a great game this weekend 🙂

  2. #2 John Lynch
    November 12, 2007

    For some reason, ESPN never show that game. Wonder why. 🙂

  3. #3 chezjake
    November 12, 2007

    I note that ASU is ranked 4th in the BCS computer standings and has consistently ranked higher there than any of the polls. For at least a couple weeks, they were tied with Ohio State while OSU was ranked #1, and now they rank ahead of them.

    The polls always seem to have a bias in favor of SEC and Big 12 teams — maybe based on the geographic distribution of those polled?

  4. #4 John Lynch
    November 12, 2007

    @ chezjake

    The rankings above are the current BCS ones. ASU *were* fourth (two weeks back) but are now 8th. I’m unclear as to what poll you are referring to.

    However, I agree that there is a bias to the SEC/Big 12!

  5. #5 George
    November 12, 2007

    You need to do better than lose by a dozen to Oregon, who lost to Cal at home. Win out. Kansas is unbeaten, yes they have the hard part of their schedule to go, we will see, I suspect they lose and ASU will lose again.

    If ASU wins out, it will be a strong argument for a shot, but without a playoff it will not happen.

  6. #6 George
    November 16, 2007

    ummm, now ASU lost to Oregon which lost to Arizona (who lost to everyone) and Oregon will also lose to UCLA. So ASU must still win out which I rate unlikely vs USC.

    The net result is you might end tied with USC for conference record, but lose on the head to head – so USC goes to the rose bowl. I doubt there will be two BSC bids for Pac-10 with all teams with two or more loses.

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