The rankings are out...THE BCS: A CLOSER LOOK
Here is the BCS top 12, with the school, its spot in the coaches' poll, its spot in the Harris poll and its BCS computer average. A bonus: We've included NCAA strength of schedule (SOS), which is not part of the BCS formula..
Team Harris Coaches Comp. SOS
1. Florida 1st 1st 1st 8th
2. Alabama 2nd 2nd 2nd 43rd
3. Texas 3rd 3rd 6th T-33rd
4. Boise St 5th 5th 5th T-59th
5. Cincinnati 6th 6th 4th T-67th
6. Iowa 7th 8th 3rd 9th
7. USC 4th 4th 11th T-67th
8. TCU 8th 7th 8th 39th
9. LSU 9th 10th 7th 38th
10. Miami 10th 9th 13th T-22nd
11. Oregon 12th 14th 9th T-18th
12. Ga. Tech 13th 13th 10th T-29th
Thoughts? My first thought is Boise St. is way to high obviously. My second thought is how is USC's SOS 67 when Oregon's is 18? I mean, other than non conference, we play all the same teams. And USC's non conference schedule has to be comparable to the Ducks. Oregon played at #14 Boise St., then Purdue and #18 Utah at home. USC played at #8 Ohio St., San Jose State, then at #25 Notre Dame. Why is there such a big difference?