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BCS week 1

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This is what we have all been waiting for guy and gals.  The BCS standings came out today and I have to say compared to the pre season poll this has a sort of day and night effect.

Lets take a look at the rankings

RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Florida .9886 NR 1 2802 .9832 1 1464 .9925 1 25 24 23 25 25 25 .990
2 Alabama .9526 NR 2 2736 .9600 2 1398 .9478 2 23 25 24 24 24 23 .950
3 Texas .8911 NR 3 2661 .9337 3 1386 .9397 6 22 23 22 17 11 19 .800
4 Boise State .8083 NR 5 2289 .8032 5 1153 .7817 5 20 22 20 22 21 21 .840
5 Cincinnati .7870 NR 6 2173 .7625 6 1104 .7485 4 21 18 21 21 22 22 .850
6 Iowa .7869 NR 7 2045 .7175 8 1037 .7031 3 24 21 25 23 23 24 .940
7 USC .7695 NR 4 2394 .8400 4 1237 .8386 11 17 15 13 14 18 17 .630
8 TCU .7139 NR 8 2015 .7070 7 1069 .7247 8 18 19 19 15 13 20 .710
9 LSU .7083 NR 9 1996 .7004 10 995 .6746 7 19 20 16 18 20 18 .750
10 Miami (FL) .6273 NR 10 1896 .6653 9 998 .6766 13 13 13 14 13 16 14 .540
11 Oregon .5849 NR 12 1577 .5533 14 769 .5214 9 16 17 15 20 19 16 .680
12 Georgia Tech .5702 NR 13 1489 .5225 13 779 .5281 10 15 16 18 19 17 15 .660
13 Penn State .4982 NR 11 1620 .5684 11 894 .6061 17 12 10 11 10 0 1 .320
14 Virginia Tech .4947 NR 15 1278 .4484 15 672 .4556 12 14 11 17 16 15 13 .580
15 Oklahoma State .4043 NR 14 1436 .5039 12 795 .5390 21 7 9 8 2 0 0 .170
16 Brigham Young .2986 NR 16 1210 .4246 16 577 .3912 25 5 7 3 0 0 0 .080
17 Houston .2660 NR 18 834 .2926 18 421 .2854 18 9 2 9 0 2 9 .220
18 Utah .2511 NR 19 627 .2200 20 300 .2034 14 6 14 0 5 12 10 .330
19 Ohio State .2216 NR 17 937 .3288 17 481 .3261 32 0 1 1 0 0 0 .010
20 Pittsburgh .2012 NR 20 545 .1912 19 328 .2224 20 11 0 12 0 0 8 .190
21 Wisconsin .1180 NR 38 18 .0063 31 26 .0176 14 10 0 10 11 8 5 .330
22 Arizona .1138 NR 37 19 .0067 40 7 .0047 14 3 0 6 12 14 12 .330
23 West Virginia .1113 NR 23 275 .0965 22 188 .1275 24 8 0 7 4 0 0 .110
24 South Carolina .1040 NR 26 216 .0758 23 142 .0963 22 2 4 0 9 6 2 .140
25 Kansas .0973 NR 21 403 .1414 21 222 .1505 33 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000



First off, the top 3 are pretty much not a shock at all.  Bama is steamrolling through their season thus far while Florida and Texas seem to be sputtering against real opponents.  Don’t get me wrong I am getting closer and closer to the mindset of “Any Given Saturday” but for right now there are “real” opponents and not so “real” opponents, but I digress.  Seeing Boise St. at 4 on the BCS is a bit upsetting for me. I have been sold on the Broncs in seasons past but this year they are just a good team that is depending way too much on their ability to score with misdirection and a QB with a good arm.  They don’t seem to be the same team that can get smacked in mouth and come right back at you and shut you down with their defense, and looking at the rest of their schedule we probably won’t see if or if they are not.

Cincy is in 5th and a commanding 5th at that.  They seem to be a lock to win the Big East with their only real opponent being Pitt.  I am totally going to mark that game on my calendar after I got to watch the Rutgers v. Pitt game.  Obviously the Bearcats will be the favorites in this game but I don’t think Cincy will have seen an offense as powerful as Pitt’s the whole season.

Iowa is 6th in the BCS, and the sole undefeated team in the Big “Televen” at 6-0 (first time since 1985) they only have 1 more road block game against the Ohio State Buckeyes who recently lost a very sloppy game against Purdue.

I would assume the one team that feels they are feeling outside looking in would be USC. Honestly they deserve to be 7th in BCS because they have their horrible loss to Washington.  If that is their only reason for not making it to the national championship I would consider that quite fair.

The last thing that I am going to mention is that there are 3 teams that are ranked in the BCS that are not ranked in the AP top 25. Guess it pays to be ranked well in the “other” categories.

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Written by Jon Castano

October 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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  1. I agree 100% about USC and Boise State. Boise State hasn’t looked great this season. And their strength of schedule has been a major strong point for them, but that will get much weaker as the season progresses, and we’ll see them down closer to 100th when the season is done.

    USC…I’m perpetually annoyed at how quickly people forgive their horrible losses. They always look great at the end of the year, but there has to be a punishment for losing to teams like Washington. And human polls almost always have them higher than the computers do, since the computers don’t care a lick about reputation and style points.

    I’m kind of amazed at how far Texas and Alabama are behind Florida. That could be some tough ground for them to make up, assuming Florida doesn’t stumble along the way (which looks more and more likely each week).

    Austin Swafford

    October 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

  2. I wont get all caught up in making it to number 1, just let those two guys duke it out. 2 is just fine for this Texan.

    Jon Castano

    October 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm

  3. I also have to say that I’m blown away at how far down Sagarin has Texas. They’re 9th, behind three teams with losses, one of which is two-loss Virginia Tech. Va Tech has two losses, but they’re #7. Arizona has two losses and they’re #14 (with wins over Central Michigan, Northern Arizona, Oregon State and Stanford). I think Sagarin is weighting strength of schedule to heavily and losses too lightly.

    Austin Swafford

    October 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

  4. You are far more educated on these other six computer systems that are used for the BCS, where do they get them from?

    Jon Castano

    October 18, 2009 at 11:11 pm

  5. Well now that makes our blog look bushleague LOL

    Jon Castano

    October 19, 2009 at 12:15 am


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