Final BCS Computer Rankings: Auburn and Oregon Unanimous 1-2

After the final week of play, Auburn and Oregon finish No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in all six BCS computers, with some disagreement below that.

Both will be headed to the BCS National Championship Game after completing perfect seasons.

TCU and Oklahoma finish with strong computer support as well, finishing No. 3 and No. 4 in the eyes of the computers.

So, here’s what the top of each computer ranking looked like:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Eight (December 5th)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn
2 Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
3 TCU TCU Oklahoma Arkansas Arkansas TCU
4 Oklahoma Wisconsin TCU TCU Stanford Arkansas
5 Wisconsin Boise State Stanford Stanford Oklahoma Stanford
6 Ohio State Ohio State Missouri Oklahoma LSU Oklahoma

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Eight (December 5th)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Auburn Tigers 1.000
2 Oregon Ducks .960
3 TCU Horned Frogs .900
4 Oklahoma Sooners .830
5 Stanford Cardinal .820
6 Arkansas Razorbacks .800
7 LSU Tigers .720
8 Wisconsin Badgers .690
9 Ohio State Buckeyes .680
10 Missouri Tigers .620
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Final BCS Rankings of 2010: Auburn and Oregon On Their Way to BCS Title Game

With BCS chaos at a minimum and two teams romping through their final weekend tests, the final BCS rankings were less a surprise and more of a formality.

Auburn and Oregon finished a strong 1-2 in the final BCS standings of the 2010 college football season, setting up their long-awaited and long-predicted meeting in the BCS National Championship Game on January 10.

The rest of the standings played out rather unsurprisingly, with TCU, Stanford and Wisconsin rounding out the top five.

All three teams are on their way to BCS bowl games as well.

TCU takes advantage of two BCS clauses to head to the Rose Bowl — the one which gives an automatic BCS bowl bid to the highest ranked non-AQ conference champion, and the one which gives that team a Rose Bowl berth if the “Granddaddy of Them All” loses either the Big Ten or Pac-10 champ to the BCS title game.

The Horned Frogs will take on Wisconsin in Pasadena, as the Badgers finish ahead of both Ohio State and Michigan State to claim the Big Ten’s automatic bid to the Rose Bowl.

Stanford also qualifies automatically as the highest ranked AQ conference member to not win its own conference and still finish in the top four. The Cardinal will be on their way to Miami to play in the Orange Bowl.

The Cardinal will be joined in Miami by ACC Champion Virginia Tech, who finish inside the BCS top-14 despite starting the season 0-2 with losses to Boise State and FCS James Madison.

No. 6 Ohio State fails to receive an automatic bid to a BCS game, but its quickly scooped up by the Sugar Bowl, who also took a ticket on No. 8 Arkansas to set up a very attractive early-January bowl game in New Orleans.

No. 7 Oklahoma, who needed a 17-point comeback on Saturday night to claim the Big 12 Championship Game against Nebraska will fill the Big 12’s automatic spot in the Fiesta Bowl. And yes, the Fiesta Bowl will be hosting the Big East champion Connecticut Huskies, who fail to even register in the BCS top-25.

So there you have it, the BCS bowls are set, as well as the final BCS standings. Not too many surprises here, but we’re no where close to the end of the college football season — the yearly extravaganza of 35 bowl games in 24 days is headed our way.

Until then, here’s this week’s final set of BCS rankings:

Final BCS Standings – December 5th

Rank Team BCS Score
1 Auburn Tigers .9866
2 Oregon Ducks .9720
3 TCU Horned Frogs .9102
4 Stanford Cardinal .8365
5 Wisconsin Badgers .8041
6 Ohio State Buckeyes .7660
7 Oklahoma Sooners .7297
8 Arkansas Razorbacks .7274
9 Michigan State Spartans .6922
10 Boise State Broncos .6137
11 LSU Tigers .6134
12 Missouri Tigers .5276
13 Virginia Tech Hokies .5032
14 Oklahoma State Cowboys .4897
15 Nevada Wolfpack .4336
16 Alabama Crimson Tide .4328

Some thoughts:

  • BCS Know How’s Projected BCS vs. Actual BCS Rankings
    • Nailed 1-14, mixed up 15-16 and 17-18.

    The BCS rankings had an error in their final tabulation, as the Colley Matrix miscalculated its final rankings. LSU was ranked No. 10 in the final rankings, but should be No. 11. Boise State was No. 11 but should be No. 10. These changes are reflected in the rankings above.