BA=BCS Average; hp=Harris
Points; up=USA points; c1/c2/c3/c4=four computer rankings, where the
highest and lowest rankings of the six computer rankings (cx...cy) are discarded.
The constants in (1) are as
follows: 2825 is the maximum number of
points in the Harris Interactive Poll; 1550 is the maximum number of
points in the USA Today Coaches Poll; and 100 is the maximum number of
points in the computer polls.
Teams are ranked from 1 to 25 in
the computer polls, where a ranking of 1 is given 25 points, a ranking
of 2 is given 24 points and a ranking of 25 is given 1 point, i.e., in
inverse points order.
The teams with the highest
BCS average (1) are ranked from 1, 2 ...25. The teams ranked 1 and 2 (Ohio State
and Florida) will play for the national championship in a game to be
played at Glendale, Arizona.
USC finished fifth in the final
Standings with a BCS average of .7953. USC was given 2173 points in the
Harris Interactive poll, 1173 points in the USA Today Coaches poll, and
the following points in the six computer polls: 20, 18, 22, 22, 22, and
computing the BCS average, the numbers 18 and 22 are tossed out in the
final calculation of BA(USC).
The six computer polls are
represented by the following abbreviations:
AH = Anderson&Hester; RB = Richard
Billingsly; CM = Colley Matrix, KM = Kenneth Massey; JS = Jeff
Sagarin; PW = Peter Wolfe
The six computer polls consider strength of
When a conference champion does not appear in the BCS National Championship Game, the following conference champions serve as host teams: Rose
Bowl - Big Ten and Pac- 10; FedEx Orange Bowl - ACC; Allstate Sugar
Bowl - SEC; Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Big 12. Selection of other teams
is based on a complicated formula.