2013 BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 10

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As it has in every college football season under the reign of the BCS, a team’s computer ranking is its most confusing and debate-causing aspect of the entire Bowl Championship Series process.

Which team has accomplished the most when the numbers are all you can see? It’s hard for a sport that includes so much subjectivity to remove the fan/expectation/showmanship aspect from the game and look at only the data.

That’s why here at BCS Know How for the last three years we’ve put together the implication worksheet. Which teams have accomplished the most according to the computers? And what teams still have the opportunity to accomplish more?

So what can you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

The real important stats, however, come after that. Each team is listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin PURE_ELO top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and all SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible and FCS teams. If they count there, they count here. The BCS throws out any FCS or ineligible team when calculating its final tally.

BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) SOS: 41

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) SOS: 32 — Won 49-42
  • Sagarin No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2) SOS: 37 — Won 35-10
  • Sagarin No. 19 Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) SOS: 2 — Won 25-0
  • Sagarin No. 57 Tennessee Volunteers (4-4) SOS: 5 — Won 45-10

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 11 Auburn Tigers (7-1) SOS: 51 — Nov. 30
  • BCS No. 13 LSU Tigers (7-2) SOS: 30 — Nov. 9
  • SEC Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 2 Oregon Ducks (6-0) SOS: 16

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 20 UCLA Bruins (5-2) SOS: 28 — Won 42-14
  • Sagarin No. 36 Washington Huskies (5-3) SOS: 16 — Won 45-24
  • Sagarin No. 47 Washington State Cougars (4-4) SOS: 15 — Won 62-38
  • Sagarin No. 57 Tennessee Volunteers (4-4) SOS: 5 — Won 59-14

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 5 Stanford Cardinal (7-1) SOS: 9 — Nov. 7
  • Sagarin No. 28 Oregon State Beavers (6-2) SOS: 60 — Nov. 29
  • Sagarin No. 34 Arizona Wildcats (5-2) SOS: 55 — Nov. 23
  • Pac-12 Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (7-0) SOS: 68

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Clemson Tigers (7-1) SOS: 39 — Won 51-14
  • Sagarin No. 46 Pittsburgh Panthers (4-3) SOS: 42 — Won 41-13
  • Sagarin No. 56 FCS Bethune-Cookman (7-1) SOS: 190 — Won 54-6

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 7 Miami Hurricanes (7-0) SOS: 82 — Nov. 2
  • Sagarin No. 31 Florida Gators (4-3) SOS: 14 — Nov. 30
  • ACC Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0) SOS: 69

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (5-2) SOS: 90 — Won 31-24
  • Sagarin No. 39 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-3) SOS: 43 — Won 34-24
  • Sagarin No. 45 Buffalo Bulls (6-2) SOS: 138 — Won 40-20
  • Sagarin No. 53 Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3) SOS: 36 — Won 63-14

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 21 Michigan Wolverines — Nov. 30
  • Big Ten Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 5 Stanford Cardinal (7-1) SOS: 9

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 20 UCLA Bruins (5-2) SOS: 28 — Won 24-10
  • Sagarin No. 28 Oregon State Beavers (6-2) SOS: 60 — Won 20-12
  • Sagarin No. 30 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2) SOS: 12 — Won 42-28
  • Sagarin No. 36 Washington Huskies (5-3) SOS: 16 — Won 31-28
  • Sagarin No. 47 Washington State Cougars (4-4) SOS: 15 — Won 55-17

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 2 Oregon Ducks (6-0) SOS: 16 — Nov. 7
  • Sagarin No. 25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-2) SOS: 27 — Nov. 30
  • Sagarin No. 49 USC Trojans (5-3) SOS: 23 — Nov. 16
  • Pac-12 Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 6 Baylor Bears (7-0) SOS: 96

Key games already played:

  • None

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) SOS: 44 — Nov. 7
  • BCS No. 15 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-1) SOS: 79 — Nov. 16
  • BCS No. 18 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) SOS: 52 — Nov. 23
  • Sagarin No. 27 Texas Longhorns (5-2) SOS: 13 — Dec. 7

BCS No. 7 Miami Hurricanes (6-1) SOS: 33

Key games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 31 Florida Gators (4-3) SOS: 14 — Won 21-16
  • Sagarin No. 38 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-3) SOS: 35 — Won 45-30

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (7-0) SOS: 68 — Nov. 2
  • Sagarin No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2) SOS: 37 — Nov. 9
  • Sagarin No. 46 Pittsburgh Panthers (4-3) SOS: 42 — Nov. 29
  • Sagarin No. 54 Duke Blue Devils (6-2) SOS: 80 — Nov. 16
  • ACC Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

BCS No. 8 Clemson Tigers (5-0) SOS: 9

Key games already played:

  • BCS No. 3 Florida State Seminoles (7-0) SOS: 68 — Lost 51-14
  • Sagarin No. 26 Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) SOS: 1 — Won 38-35

Key games remaining:

  • BCS No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2) SOS: 11 — Nov. 30
  • Sagarin No. 38 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-3) SOS: 35 — Nov. 14
  • ACC Championship Game (Potential) — Dec. 7

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BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 14

So, what has your team accomplished in 2012?

With the season coming to a close on Saturday, now’s the time to take stock of what 2012 will be remembered for. Some teams have been short-changed, others have perhaps been given more than their fair. Most notably, at least one of the top six BCS teams this week will not make a BCS bowl, and perhaps more than one.

As the season draws down, we do have a bit of drama in the lower ranks of the BCS, with a non-AQ chase for a BCS buster bid. All that is explained further in our in-depth look at the battle, but for reference, we’ve included Kent State, Boise State and Northern Illinois in this week’s edition of the implications worksheet.

As we have all season, we compiled our implications and schedule strength worksheet suing the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0) SOS: 30

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (10-2) SOS: 5 — Won 20-13
  • BCS No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2) SOS: 11 — Won 30-13
  • BCS No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-4) SOS: 32 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 19 USC Trojans (7-5) SOS: 6 — Won 22-13
  • Sagarin No. 36 Michigan State Spartans (6-6) SOS: 29 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 44 BYU Cougars (7-5) SOS: 57 — Won 17-14
  • Sagarin No. 51 Miami Hurricanes (7-5) SOS: 45 — Won 41-3
  • Sagarin No. 58 Purdue Boilermakers (6-6) SOS: 49 — Won 20-17

Important games remaining:

  • None

BCS No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) SOS: 39

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (10-2) SOS: 27 — Won 21-17
  • BCS No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (10-2) SOS: 25 — Lost 29-24
  • BCS No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-4) SOS: 32 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (6-6) SOS: 22 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 34 Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4) SOS: 50 — Won 38-7
  • Sagarin No. 42 Missouri Tigers (5-7) SOS: 2 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 52 Tennessee Volunteers (5-7) SOS: 28 — Won 44-13

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1) SOS: 42 — Dec. 1

BCS No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1) SOS: 42

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 4 Florida Gators (11-1) SOS: 13 — Won 17-9
  • BCS No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2) SOS: 34 — Lost 35-7
  • Sagarin No. 23 Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4) SOS: 40 — Won 48-3
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (6-6) SOS: 22 — Won 37-10
  • Sagarin No. 42 Missouri Tigers (5-7) SOS: 2 — Won 41-20
  • Sagarin No. 52 Tennessee Volunteers (5-7) SOS: 28 — Won 51-44

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1) SOS: 39 — Dec. 1

BCS No. 4 Florida Gators (11-1) SOS: 13

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1) SOS: 42 — Lost 17-9
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (10-2) SOS: 27 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (10-2) SOS: 25 — Won 20-17
  • BCS No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2) SOS: 34 — Won 44-11
  • BCS No. 13 Florida State Seminoles (10-2) SOS: 72 — Won 37-26
  • Sagarin No. 23 Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4) SOS: 40 — Won 31-17
  • Sagarin No. 42 Missouri Tigers (5-7) SOS: 2 — Won 14-7
  • Sagarin No. 52 Tennessee Volunteers (5-7) SOS: 28 — Won 37-20

Important games remaining:

  • None

BCS No. 5 Oregon Ducks (11-1) SOS: 31

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (10-2) SOS: 5 — Lost 17-14
  • BCS No. 15 Oregon State Beavers (8-3) SOS: 3 — Won 48-24
  • Sagarin No. 19 USC Trojans (7-5) SOS: 6 — Won 62-51
  • Sagarin No. 20 Arizona Wildcats (7-5) SOS: 8 — Won 49-0
  • BCS No. 25 Washington Huskies (7-5) SOS: 16 — Won 52-21
  • Sagarin No. 32 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5) SOS: 35 — Won 43-21
  • Sagarin No. 45 Frenso State Bulldogs (9-3) SOS: 103 — Won 42-25

Important games remaining:

  • None

BCS No. 6 Kansas State Wildcats (10-1) SOS: 24

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2) SOS: 11 — Won 24-19
  • Sagarin No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers (6-5) SOS: 12 — Won 55-14
  • BCS No. 23 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-4) SOS: 14 — Won 44-30
  • Sagarin No. 27 TCU Horned Frogs (7-4) SOS: 19 — Won 23-10
  • Sagarin No. 30 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5) SOS: 23 — Won 55-24
  • Sagarin No. 31 Baylor Bears (6-5) SOS: 7 — Lost 52-24
  • Sagarin No. 35 Iowa State Cyclones (6-6) SOS: 9 — Won 27-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 18 Texas Longhorns (8-3) SOS: 20 — Dec. 1

And for a bonus:

BCS No. 17 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-1) SOS: 122

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 41 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-2) SOS: 92 — Won 35-23
  • Sagarin No. 43 Ball State Cardinals (9-3) SOS: 78 — Won 45-43

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 21 Northern Illinois Huskies (11-1) SOS: 129 — Nov. 30

BCS No. 20 Boise State Broncos (9-2) SOS: 113

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 36 Michigan State Spartans (6-6) SOS: 29 — Lost 17-13
  • Sagarin No. 44 BYU Cougars (7-5) SOS: 57 — Won 7-6
  • Sagarin No. 45 Frenso State Bulldogs (9-3) SOS: 103 — Won 20-10
  • Sagarin No. 53 San Diego State Aztecs (9-3) SOS: 101 — Lost 21-19

Important games remaining:

  • None

BCS No. 21 Northern Illinois Huskies (11-1) SOS: 129

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 43 Ball State Cardinals (9-3) SOS: 78 — Won 35-23
  • Sagarin No. 49 Toledo Rockets (9-3) SOS: 104 — Won 31-24

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 17 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-1) SOS: 122 — Nov. 30

BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 13

 

With a tendency to surprise in November, the BCS has certainly dealt its fair share of drama in the last few seasons. You can never really tell what a team can do week to week.

But what you can tell is what each team has accomplished to any given point in the season. With just two weekends left in this year’s chase for a chance to play for the BCS title, we probably have a good idea of what teams have achieved the most. But that certainly doesn’t exclude anything from happening the next two weeks.

So explore the top six teams — the four in easy striking distance of the title game and two in need of serious help — and see what we know about them.

We’ll be compiling our implications and schedule strength worksheet every week the rest of the season. We’ll use the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to compile a look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) SOS: 33

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Stanford Cardinal  (9-2) SOS: 7 — Won 20-13
  • BCS No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) SOS: 14 — Won 30-13
  • BCS No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-3) SOS: 21 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 37 Michigan State Spartans (5-5) SOS: 27 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 47 BYU Cougars (6-5) SOS: 47 — Won 17-14

Important games remaining:

  • Sagarin No. 20 USC Trojans (7-4) SOS: 13 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1) SOS: 30

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (9-2) SOS: 22 — Won 21-17
  • BCS No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (9-2) SOS: 25 — Lost 29-24
  • BCS No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (8-3) SOS: 21 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-3) SOS: 55 — Won 38-7
  • Sagarin No. 36 Ole Miss Rebels (5-6) SOS: 18 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 43 Missouri Tigers (5-6) SOS: 9 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 54 Tennessee Volunteers (4-7) SOS: 17 — Won 44-13
  • Sagarin No. 57 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-7) SOS: 23 — Won 52-0

Important games remaining:

  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) SOS: 46

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 4 Florida Gators (10-1) SOS: 19 — Won 17-9
  • BCS No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2) SOS: 39 — Lost 35-7
  • Sagarin No. 27 Vanderbilt Commodores (7-4) SOS: 32 — Won 48-3
  • Sagarin No. 36 Ole Miss Rebels (5-6) SOS: 18 — Won 37-10
  • Sagarin No. 43 Missouri Tigers (5-6) SOS: 9 — Won 41-20
  • Sagarin No. 54 Tennessee Volunteers (4-7) SOS: 17 — Won 51-44

Important games remaining:

  • SEC Championship Game

BCS No. 4 Florida Gators (10-1) SOS: 19

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (10-1) SOS: 46 — Lost 17-9
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (9-2) SOS: 22 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (9-2) SOS: 25 — Won 20-17
  • BCS No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2) SOS: 39 — Won 44-11
  • Sagarin No. 27 Vanderbilt Commodores (7-4) SOS: 32 — Won 31-17
  • Sagarin No. 43 Missouri Tigers (5-6) SOS: 9 — Won 14-7
  • Sagarin No. 54 Tennessee Volunteers (4-7) SOS: 17 — Won 37-20

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (9-1) SOS: 90 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 5 Oregon Ducks (10-1) SOS: 36

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Stanford Cardinal  (9-2) SOS: 7 — Lost 17-14
  • Sagarin No. 20 USC Trojans (7-4) SOS: 13 — Won 62-51
  • BCS No. 24 Arizona Wildcats (7-4) SOS: 3 — Won 49-0
  • BCS No. 25 Washington Huskies (7-4) SOS: 5 — Won 52-21
  • Sagarin No. 42 Arizona State Sun Devils (6-5) SOS: 42 — Won 43-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 15 Oregon State Beavers (8-2) SOS: 4 — Nov. 24
  • Pac-12 Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 6 Kansas State Wildcats (10-1) SOS: 27

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) SOS: 14 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-3) SOS: 21 — Won 44-30
  • Sagarin No. 22 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-4) SOS: 28 — Won 55-24
  • Sagarin No. 29 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-5) SOS: 12 — Won 55-14
  • Sagarin No. 31 Iowa State Cyclones (6-5) SOS: 6 — Won 27-21
  • Sagarin No. 35 TCU Horned Frogs (6-4) SOS: 29 — Won 23-10
  • Sagarin No. 39 Baylor Bears (5-5) SOS: 11 — Lost 52-24

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 15 Texas Longhorns (8-2) SOS: 23 — Dec. 1

BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 12

When favorites fall, like Alabama did to Texas A&M last weekend, storylines emerge. This time, it was the potential end of the SEC’s run of dominance, the tough conference schedule every SEC team must face and the potential for the Tide to climb back into the title picture.

But sometimes it’s the secondary storylines after an upset, which truly shape the title picture. This week, for instance, you can look to BCS No. 3 Notre Dame, with its all but maxed out computer score of .990, trailing Kansas State and Oregon in the BCS standings.

The climb for the Irish is daunting, and they will need a loss ahead of them. But it’s important to understand how we got here. Why is the pollsters’ No. 3 team the best in the computers? And where do Kansas State and Oregon fall short? Plus, where can that ground be made up?

That’s why we compile this worksheet. To answer these questions.

We’ll be compiling our implications and schedule strength worksheet every week the rest of the season. We’ll use the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to compile a look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Kansas State Wildcats (10-0) SOS: 29

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) SOS: 15 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 23 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-3) SOS: 36 — Won 55-24
  • BCS No. 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3) SOS: 26 — Won 44-30
  • Sagarin No. 26 Iowa State Cyclones (5-5) SOS: 4 — Won 27-21
  • Sagarin No. 27 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4) SOS: 19 — Won 55-14
  • Sagarin No. 28 TCU Horned Frogs (6-4) SOS: 25 — Won 23-10

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 15 Texas Longhorns (8-2) SOS: 23 — Dec. 1
  • Sagarin No. 47 Baylor Bears (4-5) SOS: 17 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 2 Oregon Ducks (10-0) SOS: 45

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 18 Arizona Wildcats (6-4) SOS: 10 — Won 49-0
  • BCS No. 18 USC Trojans (7-3) SOS: 20 — Won 62-51
  • BCS No. 25 Washington Huskies (6-4) SOS: 2 — Won 52-21
  • Sagarin No. 36 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-5) SOS: 22 — Won 43-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 13 Stanford Cardinal  (8-2) SOS: 24 — Nov. 17
  • BCS No. 16 Oregon State Beavers (7-2) SOS: 3 — Nov. 24
  • Pac-12 Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0) SOS: 28

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) SOS: 15 — Won 30-13
  • BCS No. 13 Stanford Cardinal  (8-2) SOS: 24 — Won 20-13
  • BCS No. 21 Michigan Wolverines (7-3) SOS: 37 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 37 Michigan State Spartans (5-5) SOS: 27 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 51 BYU Cougars (6-4) SOS: 51 — Won 17-14

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 18 USC Trojans (7-3) SOS: 20 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) SOS: 14

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (8-2) SOS: 21 — Won 21-17
  • BCS No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies (8-2) SOS: 13 — Lost 29-24
  • BCS No. 21 Michigan Wolverines (7-3) SOS: 37 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-3) SOS: 52 — Won 38-7
  • Sagarin No. 25 Missouri Tigers (5-5) SOS: 5 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-5) SOS: 32 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 43 Tennessee Volunteers (4-6) SOS: 18 — Won 44-13
  • Sagarin No. 58 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-6) SOS: 31 — Won 52-0

Important games remaining:

  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (9-1) SOS: 40

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (9-1) SOS: 7 — Won 17-9
  • BCS No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (8-2) SOS: 30 — Lost 35-7
  • Sagarin No. 23 Vanderbilt Commodores (6-4) SOS: 34 — Won 48-3
  • Sagarin No. 25 Missouri Tigers (5-5) SOS: 5 — Won 41-20
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-5) SOS: 32 — Won 37-10
  • Sagarin No. 43 Tennessee Volunteers (4-6) SOS: 18 — Won 51-44

Important games remaining:

  • SEC Championship Game

BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (9-1) SOS: 7

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (9-1) SOS: 40 — Lost 17-9
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (8-2) SOS: 21 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies (8-2) SOS: 13 — Won 20-17
  • BCS No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (8-2) SOS: 30 — Won 44-11
  • Sagarin No. 23 Vanderbilt Commodores (6-4) SOS: 34 — Won 31-17
  • Sagarin No. 25 Missouri Tigers (5-5) SOS: 5 — Won 14-7
  • Sagarin No. 43 Tennessee Volunteers (4-6) SOS: 18 — Won 37-20

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (9-1) SOS: 90 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (8-2) SOS: 21

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) SOS: 14 — Lost 21-17
  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (9-1) SOS: 7 — Lost 14-6
  • BCS No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies (8-2) SOS: 13 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (8-2) SOS: 30 — Won 23-21
  • Sagarin No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-3) SOS: 52 — Won 37-17
  • BCS No. 25 Washington Huskies (6-4) SOS: 2 — Won 41-3

Important games remaining:

  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-5) SOS: 32 — Nov. 17
  • Sagarin No. 58 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-6) SOS: 31 — Nov. 23
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies (8-2) SOS: 13

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-1) SOS: 14 — Won 29-24
  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (9-1) SOS: 7 — Lost 20-17
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (8-2) SOS: 21 — Lost 24-19
  • BCS No. 20 Louisiana Tech (9-1) SOS: 129 — Won 59-57
  • Sagarin No. 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-3) SOS: 52 — Won 38-13
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-5) SOS: 32 — Won 30-27
  • Sagarin No. 58 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-6) SOS: 31 — Won 58-10

Important games remaining:

  • Sagarin No. 25 Missouri Tigers (5-5) SOS: 5 — Nov. 24
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 11

Just look what one opponent can do. Alabama, languishing somewhat surprisingly behind Notre Dame and Kansas State in the computer polls for weeks, beats LSU and suddenly claims the nation’s top spot in the BCS computers.

That’s just one example of the impact of your schedule strength and what you’ve accomplished on the BCS. With the season winding down, you have to dig deeper. Not only is it important who you beat, but who your opponents beat later on. Opponents’ opponents’ opponents begin to matter.

So look closely at the remaining schedule and see if you can find the patterns and hints as we lead up to the season’s final weeks.

We’ll be compiling our implications and schedule strength worksheet every week the rest of the season. We’ll use the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to compile a look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) SOS: 17

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (7-2) SOS: 19 — Won 21-17
  • BCS No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-2) SOS: 71 — Won 38-7
  • Sagarin No. 21 Michigan Wolverines (6-3) SOS: 38 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 29 Missouri Tigers (4-5) SOS: 2 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-4) SOS: 31 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 42 Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) SOS: 14 — Won 44-13
  • Sagarin No. 59 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-5) SOS: 41 — Won 52-0

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2) SOS: 20 — Nov. 10
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats (9-0) SOS: 33

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (6-2) SOS: 10 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 22 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-3) SOS: 21 — Won 55-24
  • Sagarin No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-3) SOS: 24 — Won 44-30
  • Sagarin No. 25 Iowa State Cyclones (5-4) SOS: 7 — Won 27-21
  • Sagarin No. 26 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-3) SOS: 29 — Won 55-14
  • Sagarin No. 52 Miami Hurricanes (5-4) SOS: 30 — Won 52-13

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 17 Texas Longhorns (7-2) SOS: 18 — Dec. 1
  • Sagarin No. 34 TCU Horned Frogs (6-3) SOS: 37 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 50 Baylor Bears (4-4) SOS: 27 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 3 Oregon Ducks (9-0) SOS: 47

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 17 Arizona Wildcats (5-4) SOS: 3 — Won 49-0
  • Sagarin No. 18 Washington Huskies (5-4) SOS: 1 — Won 52-21
  • BCS No. 19 USC Trojans (6-3) SOS: 25 — Won 62-51
  • Sagarin No. 36 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-4) SOS: 38 — Won 43-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 11 Oregon State Beavers (7-1) SOS: 5 — Nov. 24
  • BCS No. 14 Stanford Cardinal  (7-2) SOS: 36 — Nov. 17
  • Pac-12 Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0) SOS: 16

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (6-2) SOS: 10 — Won 30-13
  • BCS No. 14 Stanford Cardinal  (7-2) SOS: 36 — Won 20-13
  • Sagarin No. 21 Michigan Wolverines (6-3) SOS: 38 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 37 Michigan State Spartans (5-5) SOS: 23 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 47 Navy Midshipmen (6-3) SOS: 47 — Won 50-10
  • Sagarin No. 52 Miami Hurricanes (5-4) SOS: 30 — Won 41-3
  • Sagarin No. 56 BYU Cougars (5-4) SOS: 35 — Won 17-14

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 19 USC Trojans (6-3) SOS: 25 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (8-1) SOS: 31

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (8-1) SOS: 6 — Won 17-9
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 22 — Lost 35-7
  • Sagarin No. 27 Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) SOS: 40 — Won 48-3
  • Sagarin No. 29 Missouri Tigers (4-5) SOS: 2 — Won 41-20
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-4) SOS: 31 — Won 37-10
  • Sagarin No. 42 Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) SOS: 14 — Won 51-44

Important games remaining:

  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (8-1) SOS: 6

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (8-1) SOS: 31 — Lost 17-9
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (7-2) SOS: 19 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 22 — Won 44-11
  • BCS No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2) SOS: 20 — Won 20-17
  • Sagarin No. 27 Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) SOS: 40 — Won 31-17
  • Sagarin No. 29 Missouri Tigers (4-5) SOS: 2 — Won 14-7
  • Sagarin No. 42 Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) SOS: 14 — Won 37-20

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 10 Florida State Seminoles (8-1) SOS: 108 — Nov. 24
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (7-2) SOS: 19

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) SOS: 17 — Lost 21-17
  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (8-1) SOS: 6 — Lost 14-6
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 22 — Won 23-21
  • BCS No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2) SOS: 20 — Won 24-19
  • Sagarin No. 18 Washington Huskies (5-4) SOS: 1 — Won 41-3

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-2) SOS: 71 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 33 Ole Miss Rebels (5-4) SOS: 31 — Nov. 17
  • Sagarin No. 59 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-5) SOS: 41 — Nov. 23
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 22

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (8-1) SOS: 31 — Won 35-7
  • BCS No. 6 Florida Gators (8-1) SOS: 6 — Lost 44-11
  • BCS No. 7 LSU Tigers (7-2) SOS: 19 — Lost 23-21
  • Sagarin No. 27 Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) SOS: 40 — Won 17-13
  • Sagarin No. 29 Missouri Tigers (4-5) SOS: 2 — Won 31-10
  • Sagarin No. 42 Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) SOS: 14 — Won 38-35

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 13 Clemson Tigers (7-1) SOS: 89 — Nov. 24
  • Sagarin No. 59 Arkansas Razorbacks (4-5) SOS: 41 — Nov. 10
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for Week 10

Once again, we’ve seen just how schedule strength and computer profile can impact the national title race. In three weeks, Oregon has seen teams pass it despite the Ducks’ continued beat downs of opponents week to week. The Ducks can do nothing but turn to their relatively weak computer profile if they are looking for where to place the blame.

But Oregon’s computer profile is about to get a nice bump. The question is, will it be enough to overcome some other bolstering of opponent strength from others around the country?

We’re about to find out — let’s dive into the implications for the next few weeks.

We’ll be compiling our implications and schedule strength worksheet every week the rest of the season. We’ll use the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to compile a look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) SOS: 26

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 15 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1) SOS: 98 — Won 38-7
  • Sagarin No. 24 Michigan Wolverines (5-3) SOS: 22 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 31 Missouri Tigers (4-4) SOS: 17 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 36 Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) SOS: 44 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 38 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5) SOS: 2 — Won 44-13
  • Sagarin No. 48 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-2) SOS: 91 — Won 35-0

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 42 — Nov. 3
  • BCS No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) SOS: 24 — Nov. 10
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 2 Kansas State Wildcats (8-0) SOS: 30

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (5-2) SOS: 12 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-2) SOS: 18 — Won 55-24
  • BCS No. 21 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2) SOS: 27 — Won 55-14
  • Sagarin No. 21 Iowa State Cyclones (5-3) SOS: 11 — Won 27-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 23 Texas Longhorns (6-2) SOS: 23 — Dec. 1
  • BCS No. 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2) SOS: 35 — Nov. 3
  • Sagarin No. 39 TCU Horned Frogs (5-3) SOS: 33 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 50 Baylor Bears (3-4) SOS: 13 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0) SOS: 10

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (5-2) SOS: 12 — Won 30-13
  • BCS No. 14 Stanford Cardinal  (6-2) SOS: 14 — Won 20-13
  • Sagarin No. 24 Michigan Wolverines (5-3) SOS: 22 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 30 Michigan State Spartans (4-4) SOS: 21 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 49 Navy Midshipmen (5-3) SOS: 53 — Won 50-10
  • Sagarin No. 56 BYU Cougars (5-4) SOS: 31 — Won 17-14

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 17 USC Trojans (6-2) SOS: 32 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 4 Oregon Ducks (7-0) SOS: 58

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 18 Washington Huskies (4-4) SOS: 1 — Won 52-21
  • BCS No. 22 Arizona Wildcats (5-3) SOS: 6 — Won 49-0
  • Sagarin No. 44 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-3) SOS: 47 — Won 43-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 11 Oregon State Beavers (6-1) SOS: 9 — Nov. 24
  • BCS No. 14 Stanford Cardinal  (6-2) SOS: 14 — Nov. 17
  • BCS No. 17 USC Trojans (6-2) SOS: 32 — Nov. 3
  • Pac-12 Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 42

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 Florida Gators (7-1) SOS: 7 — Lost 14-6
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 25 — Won 23-21
  • BCS No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) SOS: 24 — Won 24-19
  • Sagarin No. 18 Washington Huskies (4-4) SOS: 1 — Won 41-3

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) SOS: 26 — Nov. 3
  • BCS No. 15 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-1) SOS: 98 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 36 Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) SOS: 44 — Nov. 17
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) SOS: 38

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 7 Florida Gators (7-1) SOS: 7 — Won 17-9
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 25 — Lost 35-7
  • Sagarin No. 31 Missouri Tigers (4-4) SOS: 17 — Won 41-20
  • Sagarin No. 29 Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4) SOS: 29 — Won 48-3
  • Sagarin No. 38 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5) SOS: 2 — Won 51-44

Important games remaining:

  • Sagarin No. 36 Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) SOS: 44 — Nov. 3
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 7 Florida Gators (7-1) SOS: 7

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 42 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) SOS: 38 — Lost 17-9
  • BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 25 — Won 44-11
  • BCS No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) SOS: 24 — Won 20-17
  • Sagarin No. 29 Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4) SOS: 29 — Won 31-17
  • Sagarin No. 38 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5) SOS: 2 — Won 37-20

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 9 Florida State Seminoles (8-1) SOS: 106 — Nov. 24
  • Sagarin No. 31 Missouri Tigers (4-4) SOS: 17 — Nov. 3
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks (7-2) SOS: 25

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 42 — Lost 23-21
  • BCS No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) SOS: 38 — Won 35-7
  • BCS No. 7 Florida Gators (7-1) SOS: 7 — Lost 44-11
  • Sagarin No. 29 Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4) SOS: 29 — Won 17-13
  • Sagarin No. 31 Missouri Tigers (4-4) SOS: 17 — Won 31-10
  • Sagarin No. 38 Tennessee Volunteers (3-5) SOS: 2 — Won 38-35

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 13 Clemson Tigers (7-1) SOS: 89 — Nov. 24
  • SEC Championship Game — Potential

BCS implications and strength of schedule worksheet for week nine

Just two weeks into the BCS standings and we’ve already seen the impact schedule strength and perception can have on the BCS standings.

With Kansas State hopping past Oregon, sending the Ducks down another spot to No. 4, it’s never been more apparent how the computer rankings and their perceptions of which team has tested itself most readily dictate the BCS rankings.

So let’s dive into the implications for the next few weeks.

We’ll be compiling our implications and schedule strength worksheet every week of the season. We’ll use the BCS rankings and Jeff Sagarin’s computer ranking to compile a look at what the nation’s best teams have accomplished, where they’re headed and the potential pitfalls and dangers associated with their upcoming schedule.

What will you find here? The top eight BCS teams (or smaller, if the “striking distance” shrinks), along with their record and strength of schedule, according to Sagarin.

Each team is also listed with key games already played, and key games to come. Key games are any against the BCS top 25 or the Sagarin top 60. If teams are unlisted in the BCS, they are listed with their Sagarin rank, and SOS is Sagarin-based.

Games for the upcoming weekend are bolded.

Note: All teams are included in the Sagarin data, including bowl-ineligible teams.

BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0) SOS: 26

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 22 Michigan Wolverines (5-2) SOS: 32 — Won 41-14
  • Sagarin No. 36 Tennessee Volunteers (3-4) SOS: 7 — Won 44-13
  • Sagarin No. 41 Missouri Tigers (3-4) SOS: 3 — Won 42-10
  • Sagarin No. 53 Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4) SOS: 21 — Won 52-0
  • Sagarin No. 55 Ole Miss Rebels (4-3) SOS: 47 — Won 33-14
  • Sagarin No. 59 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-2) SOS: 91 — Won 35-0

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 6 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 34 — Nov. 3
  • BCS No. 11 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-0) SOS: 119 — Oct. 27
  • BCS No. 20 Texas A&M Aggies (5-2) SOS: 16 — Nov. 10

BCS No. 2 Florida Gators (7-0) SOS: 10

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 6 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 34 — Won 14-6
  • BCS No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2) SOS: 23 — Won 44-11
  • BCS No. 20 Texas A&M Aggies (5-2) SOS: 16 — Won 20-17
  • Sagarin No. 36 Tennessee Volunteers (3-4) SOS: 7 — Won 37-20
  • Sagarin No. 44 Vanderbilt Commodores (3-4) SOS: 12 — Won 31-17

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs (6-1) SOS: 65 — Oct. 27
  • BCS No. 12 Florida State Seminoles (7-1) SOS: 96 — Nov. 24
  • Sagarin No. 41 Missouri Tigers (3-4) SOS: 3 — Nov. 3

BCS No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats (7-0) SOS: 45

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) SOS: 28 — Won 24-19
  • BCS No. 19 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2) SOS: 14 — Won 55-14
  • Sagarin No. 27 Iowa State Cyclones (4-3) SOS: 4 — Won 27-21
  • Sagarin No. 48 Miami Hurricanes (4-4) SOS: 13 — Won 52-13

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-1) SOS: 31 — Oct. 27
  • BCS No. 23 Texas Longhorns (5-2) SOS: 19 — Dec. 1
  • Sagarin No. 35 TCU Horned Frogs (5-2) SOS: 51 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 33 Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-2) SOS: 48 — Nov. 3
  • Sagarin No. 46 Baylor Bears (3-3) SOS: 18 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 4 Oregon Ducks (7-0) SOS: 58

Important games already played:

  • Sagarin No. 23 Arizona Wildcats (4-3) SOS: 11 — Won 49-0
  • Sagarin No. 30 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2) SOS: 55 — Won 43-21
  • Sagarin No. 31 Washington Huskies (3-4) SOS: 1 — Won 52-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 7 Oregon State Beavers (6-0) SOS: 15 — Nov. 24
  • BCS No. 9 USC Trojans (6-1) SOS: 52 — Nov. 3
  • BCS No. 17 Stanford Cardinal  (5-2) SOS: 9 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) SOS: 20

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 17 Stanford Cardinal  (5-2) SOS: 9 — Won 20-13
  • BCS No. 22 Michigan Wolverines (5-2) SOS: 32 — Won 13-6
  • Sagarin No. 45 Michigan State Spartans (4-4) SOS: 24 — Won 20-3
  • Sagarin No. 48 Miami Hurricanes (4-4) SOS: 13 — Won 41-3
  • Sagarin No. 57 BYU Cougars (4-4) SOS: 33 — Won 17-14

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) SOS: 28 — Oct. 27
  • BCS No. 9 USC Trojans (6-1) SOS: 52 — Nov. 24

BCS No. 6 LSU Tigers (7-1) SOS: 34

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 2 Florida Gators (7-0) SOS: 10 — Lost 14-6
  • BCS No. 13 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2) SOS: 23 — Won 23-21
  • BCS No. 20 Texas A&M Aggies (5-2) SOS: 16 — Won 24-19
  • Sagarin No. 31 Washington Huskies (3-4) SOS: 1 — Won 41-3

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0) SOS: 26 — Nov. 3
  • BCS No. 11 Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-0) SOS: 119 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 53 Arkansas Razorbacks (3-4) SOS: 21 Nov. 23
  • Sagarin No. 55 Ole Miss Rebels (4-3) SOS: 47 — Nov. 17

BCS No. 7 Oregon State Beavers (5-0) SOS: 9

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers (6-2) SOS: 43 — Won 10-7
  • Sagarin No. 23 Arizona Wildcats (4-3) SOS: 11 — Won 38-25
  • Sagarin No. 38 UCLA Bruins (5-2) SOS: 53 — Won 27-20
  • Sagarin No. 57 BYU Cougars (4-4) SOS: 33 — Won 42-24

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 4 Oregon Ducks (7-0) SOS: 58 — Nov. 24
  • BCS No. 17 Stanford Cardinal  (5-2) SOS: 9 — Nov. 10
  • Sagarin No. 30 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2) SOS: 55 — Nov. 3
  • Sagarin No. 31 Washington Huskies (3-4) SOS: 1 — Oct. 27

BCS No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) SOS: 28

Important games already played:

  • BCS No. 3 Kansas State Wildcats (7-0) SOS: 45 — Lost 24-19
  • BCS No. 14 Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-1) SOS: 31 — Won 41-20
  • BCS No. 23 Texas Longhorns (5-2) SOS: 19 — Won 63-21

Important games remaining:

  • BCS No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) SOS: 20 — Oct. 27
  • BCS No. 19 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2) SOS: 14 — Nov. 17
  • Sagarin No. 27 Iowa State Cyclones (4-3) SOS: 4 — Nov. 3
  • Sagarin No. 33 Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-2) SOS: 48 — Nov. 24
  • Sagarin No. 35 TCU Horned Frogs (5-2) SOS: 51 — Dec. 1
  • Sagarin No. 46 Baylor Bears (3-3) SOS: 18 — Nov. 10