BCS Computer Rankings Week Six: Notre Dame Unanimously Supported By Computers

All six computers seem to enjoy Notre Dame’s resume of work, the Fighting Irish are elected to the No. 1 position in all of the computers this week.

Florida, gets the equivalent of a unanimous No. 2 vote from the computers, with Billingsley being the only outlier, placing the Gators at No. 6. But because the BCS eliminates the highest and lowest rankings from the computers, the Gators are mostly unaffected by that slight difference.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Six (November 18)

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

And the aggregate BCS computer rankings:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Six (November 18)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1.000
2 Florida Gators .960
3 Alabama Crimson Tide .910
4 Kansas State Wildcats .840
5 Stanford Cardinal .830
6 Georgia Bulldogs .820
7 Oregon Ducks .800
8 LSU Tigers .750
9 Oklahoma Sooners .630
10 Texas A&M Aggies .620
11 South Carolina Gamecocks .610
12 Oregon State Beavers .550

BCS Computer Rankings Week Five: Notre Dame Regains Top Spot Among Computers

More to come.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Five (November 11)

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

And the aggregate BCS computer rankings:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Five (November 11)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .990
2 Kansas State Wildcats .970
3 Florida Gators .920
4 Oregon Ducks .870
5 Alabama Crimson Tide .850
6 Georgia Bulldogs .810
7 LSU Tigers .770
8 Texas A&M Aggies .690
8 South Carolina Gamecocks .690
10 Oklahoma Sooners .630
11 Stanford Cardinal .610
12 Oregon State Beavers .540

BCS Computer Rankings Week Four: Alabama Rises To Top Spot Among BCS Computers

Alabama’s victory over LSU gives it the strength it needed to rise to the No. 1 spot in the BCS computer aggregate, as the Crimson Tide now claim ownership of the top spot among all three BCS components.

Notre Dame slips slightly to No. 2 in the computers, while Kansas State is down to No. 3. The key development is, of course, Oregon’s non-movement after a victory over USC. But the Ducks do make up some of the distance that had separated themselves and Kansas State, as the Ducks are now just .09 behind the Wildcats.

Here are the rankings of the six BCS computers:

Six BCS Computer Standings – BCS Week Four (November 4)

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

And the aggregate BCS computer rankings:

BCS Computer Rankings Aggregate – BCS Week Four (November 4)

Rank Team Share of Vote
1 Alabama Crimson Tide .990
2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish .960
3 Kansas State Wildcats .940
4 Florida Gators .870
5 Oregon Ducks .850
6 Georgia Bulldogs .810
7 LSU Tigers .740
8 South Carolina Gamecocks .690
8 Oregon State Beavers .690
10 Oklahoma Sooners .660
11 Texas A&M Aggies .560
12 Stanford Cardinal .550

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