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BCS Standings

Compilation of Standings

Since the beginning of the 2000 regular season, the BCS Standings have been compiled by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

This year, the BCS Standings will include three components: USA Today Coaches Poll, Harris Interactive College Football Poll and an average of six computer rankings. Each component will count one-third of a team's overall BCS score in the BCS Standings.

Polls

In the Harris Interactive College Football Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll, a team will be evaluated on the number of voting points it receives in each poll. A team's Harris Interactive score will be its points in the poll divided by its total possible voting points (2850=114 x 25). The same formula will apply to the USA Today Coaches poll and its total voting points (1550=62 x 25).

The number of actual voters, which can vary and has varied in the past, is figured into the computation on a weekly basis in stating each team's percentage of a possible perfect score.

Computer Rankings

Six computer rankings will be used for 2005: Jeff Sagarin, whose rankings are published in USA Today, Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey and Dr. Peter Wolfe. Points will be assigned in inverse order of ranking from 1-25. A team's highest and lowest computer ranking will be discarded in calculating its computer rankings average. The four remaining computer scores will be averaged and the total will be calculated as a percentage of 100. All three components shall be added together and averaged for a team's ranking in the BCS Standings. The team with the highest average shall rank first in the BCS Standings. The first BCS Standings of the 2005 season will be released on Monday, October 17. The BCS Standings Will Be Utilized for:

1. Selecting the teams that will participate in the national championship game.

2. Determining whether any independent or team from Conference USA, the Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, or Western Athletic Conferences shall qualify for a guaranteed selection in one of the games of the Bowl Championship Series.

3. Determining any other automatic at-large selections.

4. Establishing the pool of eligible teams for at-large selection.



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