BCS Standings: Teams That Got Screwed in Latest Rankings

David DanielsSenior Writer IOctober 21, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 20: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs 44 yards during the the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 12-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The day the BCS standings are perfect is the day pigs fly.

Every week—heck, every year—fans complain about where their teams land in the rankings, and deservedly so. Believe it or not, computers aren’t flawless and they will continue to make head-scratching mistakes.

Here are those mistakes—the schools that got screwed in the updated BCS standings for Week 9.


No. 22 Michigan

Michigan would love to forget this past September ever happened. They were embarrassed by Alabama 41-14—at home, no less—and shut down against Notre Dame by the score of 13-7. But now that Alabama is the undisputed No. 1 squad in the nation and the Fighting Irish are No. 5, those losses don’t look nearly as damning as they did just one month ago.

This Saturday, the Wolverines defeated bitter rival Michigan State—the same Spartan team that beat Boise State in Week 1. Combine that with the fact that the Broncos haven’t knocked off a team that’s even on the Top 25 bubble, and it’s a travesty Michigan is ranked behind them.

Denard Robinson should protest.


No. 14 Texas Tech

The BCS hates the Red Raiders.

Last week, Texas Tech was somehow, someway ranked behind Louisville and Rutgers. While it rightfully leapfrogged the overrated Big East duo on Sunday, it still shouldn’t be behind Florida State.

The Seminoles have an impressive win under their belt against Clemson, but they also suffered a letdown against North Carolina State. Comparatively, Texas Tech’s lone loss is to No. 8 Oklahoma.

The Red Raiders defeated No. 19 West Virginia by a much wider margin than Florida State beat the Tigers: 49-14 compared to 49-37. 

Of course, Tech will have a chance to extinguish all doubts against No. 3 Kansas State next week.


 1. Alabama
 2. Florida
 3. Kansas State
 4. Oregon
 5. Notre Dame
 6. LSU
 7. Oregon State
 8. Oklahoma
 9. USC
 10. Georgia
 11. Mississippi State
 12. Florida State
 13. South Carolina
 14. Texas Tech
 15. Rutgers
 16. Louisville
 17. Stanford 
 18. Clemson
 19. West Virginia
 20. Texas A&M
 21. Boise State
 22. Michigan
 23. Texas
 24. Ohio
 25. Wisconsin