Gators No. 1 in BCS standings
Despite losing ground in the USA Today coaches poll and falling to No. 2 in the AP poll, Florida is No. 1 in the first Bowl Championship Series Standings released this afternoon.
The Gators (6-0) are No. 1 in the Harris Interactive poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll and the computer rankings. The AP poll is not a factor in the BCS standings.
Here are the Top 10 teams in the BCS standings and their BCS average:
1. Florida (.9666)
2. Alabama (.9526)
3. Texas (.8911)
4. Boise State (.8083)
5. Cincinnati (.7870)
6. Iowa (.7869)
7. Southern Cal (.7695)
8. TCU (.7139)
9. LSU (.7083)
10. Miami (.6273).
The Harris Interactive Poll, USA Today Coaches Poll and computer rankings each comprise one-third of the BCS Standings. To derive the three percentages, each team is assigned an inverse point total (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) The two poll percentages are calculated by dividing each team’s point total by a maximum 2850 possible points (Harris) and 1475 possible points (USA Today).
The computer rankings percentage is calculated by dropping the highest and lowest ranking for each team and then dividing the remaining total by 100 (the maximum possible points). The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris Interactive Poll, USA Today Poll, and computer rankings.
The teams’ BCS averages are ranked to produce the BCS Standings. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking provider accounts for schedule strength within its formula.