2015 College Football Season – Week 7 BCS Standings

 

If the standings determining the College Football Playoff would still be made according to the BCS, it would be Ohio State (also number one here), LSU, TCU and Utah making the final four, with Baylor, getting a lot of love from the human polls, would be left out.

While the BCS is gone, it’s still interesting to get a glimpse of how it would still be ranking teams at the moment, with GryphonNumber7 of Reddit taking the AP Poll, Coaches poll and the six computer rankings (Anderson & Hester College Football Computer RankingsBillingsly ReportColley MatrixMassey RatingsJeff Sagarin’s College Football RankingsPeter Wolfe’s Rankings) to produce a very similar overview of what the BCS would have given before we moved on to the playoff committee.

BCS Standings

Rank Team AP Coaches Computers BCS Score
1 Ohio State 1428 1547 87 92.95%
2 LSU 1306 1324 92 87.23%
3 TCU 1338 1417 82 86.57%
4 Utah 1362 1258 90 86.39%
5 Baylor 1416 1488 63 83.44%
6 Michigan State 1202 1334 86 83.17%
7 Clemson 1252 1271 80 80.93%
8 Alabama 1133 1123 72 72.53%
9 Florida State 1041 1111 62 66.93%
10 Iowa 820 833 72 59.55%
11 Notre Dame 898 924 60 59.18%
12 Florida 785 751 65 54.72%
13 Stanford 917 898 40 52.38%
14 Oklahoma State 735 839 53 51.49%
15 Texas A&M 614 623 41 40.27%
16 Memphis 553 544 50 40.27%
17 Oklahoma 565 665 36 38.42%
18 Michigan 614 544 33 35.93%
19 California 336 370 29 24.84%
20 Toledo 345 322 17 20.02%
21 Houston 317 289 9 16.05%
22 Temple 216 163 17 13.84%
23 Ole Miss 157 201 12 11.69%
24 Duke 210 305 0 11.05%
25 Georgia 12 95 9 5.27%

It would also mean that Georgia make it into the top 25 and California are also in there, while Pittsburgh and Duke would be left out. So far the computers seem to adore LSU and Utah, both undefeated, who have gone through a difficult schedule in the SEC and Pac-12 up to this point. Ohio State, number one in both human polls, would be third by the computers with Michigan State and Clemson also getting impressive scores.

Baylor, number two in the AP and Coaches poll, are ranked below Alabama, Iowa and Florida according to the computers. Despite their very low strength of schedule, Ole Miss and Temple still manage to make it in thanks to high human rankings. Memphis, who have had the more impressive and difficult schedule, get more points from the computers than Texas A&M and Stanford who overall are ranked above them thanks to the love from AP and Coaches polls.

Advertisement