BCS Computer Rankings Week Three: Kansas State, Notre Dame Share Computer Love

It was clear that a victory over the computer-strong Oklahoma Sooners would do wonders for Notre Dame’s BCS rank, but their climb into a share of the BCS computer aggregate lead in the third BCS rankings was somewhat surprising.

But that’s what it took for the Irish to claim the No. 3 spot in the overall BCS rankings, sharing the honor of the best computer team with BCS No. 2 Kansas State.

Alabama, slowly climbing the ranks of the computers, lands at No. 3 after a big victory over Mississippi State, with Florida and Oregon rounding out the BCS computers top-five teams.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Three (October 28)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Kansas St. Alabama Notre Dame Notre Dame Kansas St. Kansas St.
2 Notre Dame Notre Dame Alabama Kansas St. Notre Dame Notre Dame
3 Alabama Kansas St. Kansas St. Alabama Florida Alabama
4 Oregon Oregon Florida Florida LSU Florida
5 Florida LSU Oregon Oregon Oklahoma Oregon
6 Georiga Georgia Oregon St LSU Georgia LSU

And the aggregate BCS computer rankings:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Three (October 28)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .970
1 Kansas State Wildcats .970
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .930
4 Florida Gators .870
5 Oregon Ducks .850
6 LSU Tigers .790
7 Georgia Bulldogs .780
8 Oregon State Beavers .700
9 South Carolina Gamecocks .670
10 Oklahoma Sooners .610
11 Stanford Cardinal .580
12 Texas Tech Red Raiders .570

BCS Computer Rankings Week Two: Kansas State gains wider support among computers

As indicated by their climb to No. 3 in this week’s BCS rankings, the Kansas State Wildcats were the beneficiaries of some increases in support among all three BCS components — the computers included.

The Wildcats capture the second-highest BCS computer aggregate score this week, sliding past Notre Dame, which had been riding alongside Florida in terms of computer support on the year. Notre Dame is down only a bit, to No. 3, while Alabama continues to lag slightly at No. 4.

The Crimson Tide are not harmed, however, as they are still a convincing overall No. 1 in this week’s BCS rankings.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Two (October 21)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Kansas St. Alabama Florida Florida Florida Kansas St.
2 Florida Oregon Notre Dame Notre Dame Kansas St. Florida
3 Oregon St. Notre Dame Oregon St. Kansas St. Alabama Alabama
4 Notre Dame Kansas St. Alabama Oregon St. LSU Oregon St.
5 Alabama Florida Kansas St. Alabama Notre Dame Notre Dame
6 Oregon LSU Oregon Oregon Oregon St. LSU

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Two (October 21)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Florida Gators .980
2 Kansas State Wildcats .940
3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .900
4 Alabama Crimson Tide .890
5 Oregon State Beavers .870
6 Oregon Ducks .790
7 LSU Tigers .780
8 Oklahoma Sooners .700
9 Texas Tech Red Raiders .660
10 South Carolina Gamecocks .620
11 Rutgers Scarlet Knights .560
11 Stanford Cardinal .560

BCS Computer Rankings Week One: Florida the computer darling of the first BCS standings

Not surprisingly, an SEC team leads the way in the BCS rankings, and an SEC team leads the way in the aggregate BCS computer rankings. But they’re not the same team.

No, it’s Florida that pulls in the best aggregate BCS computer ranking in the first BCS standings of 2012, pulling in an impressive .960 score, which helped the Gators grab the No. 2 spot from the clutches of the Oregon Ducks. Florida is followed closely by another mild surprise, Notre Dame, which enjoys a comfortable .940 aggregate score on the strength of an already robust strength of schedule and undefeated record.

Alabama lands at No. 3 in the computer rankings with a .930 share, followed by Kansas State’s .920. But let’s explore deeper.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week One (October 14)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Florida Alabama Notre Dame Notre Dame Alabama Kansas St.
2 Kansas St. Notre Dame Florida Florida Florida Florida
3 Notre Dame Oregon Alabama Kansas St. Kansas St. Alabama
4 Oregon St. Kansas St. Oregon St. Alabama Notre Dame Notre Dame
5 Alabama Florida Kansas St. Oregon St. LSU Oregon St.
6 Oregon LSU Oregon Oklahoma Oregon Oklahoma

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week One (October 14)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Florida Gators .960
2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .940
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .930
4 Kansas State Wildcats .920
5 Oregon State Beavers .830
6 Oregon Ducks .780
7 South Carolina Gamecocks .700
7 Texas Tech Red Raiders .700
9 LSU Tigers .670
10 Oklahoma Sooners .660
11 Rutgers Scarlet Knights .560
12 West Virginia Mountaineers .530

BCS Computer Rankings: First look at key computer component reveals ranging support

With just one week until the release of the first official BCS rankings, we’ve already delved into ranking teams as if the BCS were already available with our simulated BCS rankings.

But that alone does not cover the ranging set of possibilities that lie within the always controversial BCS rankings. Most interestingly, especially early in the season, teams see fluidity and volatility in their computer rankings, and we’ve already seen that play out.

Throw into the mix that Ohio State is not eligible for a BCS ranking, but the Buckeyes appear in all the computer rankings to give completeness of data, and you have a mix of variables that is sure to ruffle some feathers and create controversy.

So we’ve collected the five available BCS computer rankings here, so you can get a good, early look at what we’re in store for, and keep track yourself.

One week out, it is Notre Dame and Florida that receive the most attention when it comes to the computers, as both pull in an impressive share of the computer vote. South Carolina, on the strength of its victory over Georgia, also grabs a significant amount of the computer love.

As a reminder, Ohio State, though ranked in the computers, will not see its ranking reflected in the BCS, and is bypassed in this collection.

Read more about how the BCS uses the computer rankings on the BCS formula page.

BCS Computer Standings – October 8

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin
1 Florida Oregon Notre Dame Notre Dame Alabama
2 West Virginia Alabama Florida Florida Florida
3 Notre Dame South Carolina South Carolina West Virginia South Carolina
4 Oregon St. Notre Dame West Virginia South Carolina Notre Dame
5 South Carolina West Virginia Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon
6 Oregon Kansas St. Oregon Alabama Kansas St.
7 Alabama Florida Alabama Oregon West Virginia
8 Kansas St. LSU Stanford Stanford LSU
9 Miss. St. USC Kansas St. Kansas St. Stanford
10 Stanford Georgia Georgia Iowa St. USC

And an aggregate compilation of the five computer rankings, without eliminating a high or low value and in vote share, the BCS statistic:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – October 8

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .936
2 Florida Gators .928
3 South Carolina Gamecocks .896
4 West Virginia Mountaineers .872
5 Alabama Crimson Tide .856
6 Oregon Ducks .840
7 Kansas State Wildcats .736
8 Oregon State Beavers .720
9 Stanford Cardinal .664
10 Georgia Bulldogs .608
11 LSU Tigers .424
12 Iowa State Cyclones .400

BCS Computer Rankings Week Eight: Alabama Gets Just Enough

With the knowledge that Oklahoma State was set to make up ground in the computers after a victory over Oklahoma, Alabama faithful had to hope the damage wasn’t too severe. And it wasn’t.

The Crimson Tide retained a .930 computer share, which was integral to them retaining the No. 2 spot in the final BCS standings.

Oklahoma State’s .950 proved to just not be enough.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Eight (December 4)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
2 Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Alabama Alabama
3 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
4 Stanford Stanford Kansas St. Kansas St. Arkansas Arkansas
5 Kansas St. Oregon Stanford Arkansas Kansas St. Kansas St.
6 Oklahoma Boise St. Boise St. Baylor Oklahoma Oregon

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Eight (December 4)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 LSU Tigers 1.000
2 Oklahoma State Cowboys .950
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .930
4 Kansas State Wildcats .850
5 Arkansas Razorbacks .800
5 Stanford Cardinal .800
7 Oklahoma Sooners .760
8 Oregon Ducks .710
9 Boise State Broncos .680
10 South Carolina Gamecocks .670
11 Baylor Bears .660
12 Georgia Bulldogs .490

BCS Computer Rankings Week Seven: LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma State in a Class of Their Own

LSU, retaining a perfect computer score for the second straight week, leads a trio of teams — joined by Alabama and Oklahoma State — who are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the pack in the BCS computers.

Stanford, at No. 4, is well behind the rest of the field with a .820 aggregate, .110 less than Oklahoma State’s .930. The Cardinal had a huge boost in the computers this week, much of that contributing with the Cardinal’s jump past Virginia Tech.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Seven (November 27)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
2 Oklahoma St. Alabama Oklahoma St. Alabama Alabama Alabama
3 Alabama Oklahoma St. Alabama Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
4 Stanford Stanford Oklahoma Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
5 Houston Oregon Kansas St. Kansas St. Kansas St. Stanford
6 Oklahoma Oklahoma Boise St. Oklahoma Oklahoma Houston

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Seven (November 27)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 LSU Tigers 1.000
2 Alabama Crimson Tide .950
3 Oklahoma State Cowboys .930
4 Stanford Cardinal .820
5 Oklahoma Sooners .800
6 Arkansas Razorbacks .780
6 Kansas State Wildcats .780
8 Houston Cougars .730
9 Boise State Broncos .680
10 Virginia Tech Hokies .620
10 Oregon Ducks .620
12 South Carolina Gamecocks .600

BCS Computer Rankings Week Six: LSU Alone at the Top

LSU claims a perfect computer score after all the pieces around them falter.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Six (November 20)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
2 Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Alabama Alabama
3 Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
4 Arkansas Stanford Oklahoma Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
5 Kansas St. Arkansas Kansas St. Kansas St. Kansas St. Kansas St.
6 Oklahoma Oregon Arkansas Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Six (November 20)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 LSU Tigers 1.000
2 Oklahoma State Cowboys .950
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .930
4 Arkansas Razorbacks .870
5 Kansas State Wildcats .840
6 Oklahoma Sooners .800
7 Virginia Tech Hokies .710
8 Boise State Broncos .690
9 Stanford Cardinal .660
10 South Carolina Gamecocks .620
11 Oregon Ducks .600
12 Houston Cougars .560

BCS Computer Rankings Week Five: Oregon Gets A Post-Stanford Boost

LSU and Oklahoma St. remain atop the computer rankings, each receiving three of the six top spots, good for a .980 aggregate score.

Oregon jumps all the way into a tie for No. 4 among the computers after its victory over Stanford, allowing it to boost itself into the four-spot in this week’s BCS rankings.

Arkansas is continuing to slowly creep its way into the top of the computers, holding a .800 aggregate as it tries to get by the other one-loss teams ahead of it.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Five (November 13)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Oklahoma St. LSU Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. LSU LSU
2 LSU Oklahoma St. LSU LSU Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
3 Alabama Oregon Oklahoma Alabama Alabama Alabama
4 Oklahoma Alabama Alabama Oklahoma Oregon Oregon
5 Oregon Oklahoma Oregon Arkansas Arkansas Oklahoma
6 Arkansas Stanford Kansas St. Kansas St. Oklahoma Arkansas

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Five (November 13)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1t Oklahoma State Cowboys .980
1t LSU Tigers .980
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .910
4t Oregon Ducks .860
4t Oklahoma Sooners .860
6 Arkansas Razorbacks .800
7 Kansas State Wildcats .770
8 Clemson Tigers .670
9 Virginia Tech Hokies .640
10 South Carolina Gamecocks .630
11 Stanford Cardinal .620
12 Boise State Broncos .610

BCS Computer Rankings Week Four: LSU, Oklahoma State Tie At the Top

LSU joins Oklahoma State at the top of the BCS computers this week, prospering as a result of a 9-6 victory over Alabama.

Alabama doesn’t fall far in the computers, either, as the Tide remain at the No. 3 spot in the aggregate, although at a lower total score.

The biggest jump of the week belongs to Oregon, who now enjoys a .720 computer aggregate as compared to their .490 just last week.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Four (November 6)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Oklahoma St. LSU Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. LSU LSU
2 LSU Oklahoma St. LSU LSU Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
3 Boise St. Stanford Oklahoma Alabama Alabama Alabama
4 Alabama Oklahoma Alabama Oklahoma Arkansas Boise St.
5 Stanford Boise St. Boise St. Arkansas Boise St. Oklahoma
6 Oklahoma Alabama Stanford Boise St. Oklahoma Arkansas

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Four (November 6)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1t Oklahoma State Cowboys .980
1t LSU Tigers .980
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .900
4t Boise State Broncos .850
4t Oklahoma Sooners .850
6 Arkansas Razorbacks .780
7 Stanford Cardinal .770
8 Oregon Ducks .720
9 Clemson Tigers .640
10 Kansas State Wildcats .620
11 Texas Longhorns .610
12 South Carolina Gamecocks .550

BCS Computer Rankings Week Three: Stanford Gains Computer Support

Oklahoma State remains atop the computer ranking systems for a second straight week, but its Stanford who enjoys the biggest jump in support, as reflected in the most recent BCS standings.

Oklahoma also sees a strong rebound in support after its victory over previously undefeated Kansas State.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Three (October 30)

Rank Anderson Billingsley Colley Massey Sagarin Wolfe
1 Oklahoma St. LSU Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.
2 Alabama Oklahoma St. LSU LSU Alabama Alabama
3 LSU Alabama Alabama Alabama LSU LSU
4 Boise St. Stanford Boise St. Boise St. Arkansas Boise St.
5 Stanford Boise St. Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Stanford
6 Oklahoma Oklahoma Stanford Kansas St. Boise St. Oklahoma

And what the aggregate BCS computer rankings were:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Three (October 30)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Oklahoma State Cowboys 1.000
2t Alabama Crimson Tide .940
2t LSU Tigers .940
4 Boise State Broncos .870
5 Oklahoma Sooners .820
6 Stanford Cardinal .800
7 Arkansas Razorbacks .700
8 Kansas State Wildcats .690
9 Clemson Tigers .670
10 South Carolina Gamecocks .640
11 Virginia Tech Hokies .560
12 Nebraska Cornhuskers .520