Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rankings through November 26th

With the dominant ways that both LSU and Alabama won this weekend, the BCS Championship game is all but set. The Hang Up and Listen podcast team wonderfully admonished everyone to stay away from the phrase "BCS chaos" from now on; but it's now unnecessary advice for the rest of this year's discussion about the championship game. We're going to get LSU and Alabama. The talking heads are even all about how LSU could lose next week to Georgia and still make the BCS Championship game (unlinked because I'm confident you've heard it already from somewhere).

Looking at the rest of the BCS bowl games, hopeful projections currently count on Houston winning the Conference USA Championship next weekend, which will translate into an automatic BCS bowl game berth (under #3A of the automatic qualification piece of the current BCS selection procedures). Meanwhile, Boise State could end up higher ranked in the BCS Standings (they were last week) but be left out of the BCS bowls for not winning their conference title (see the same selection procedures linked above). [Why do I care? I don't know. Maybe I just like to cheer for the underdog?]

Our rankings (at p=0.75) for the full FBS and FCS are available on Kenneth Massey's College Football Ranking Comparison.

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