What makes college football great to watch?
Every single game matters—a lot more than in those sports that have a playoff or postseason tournament.
Alabama is undoubtedly the best team in the country right now but there are no safe assumptions in the BCS era.
Alabama won the BCS title last season after failing to win its own division. LSU won a title with two losses during the season.
Some teams have a much easier road than others, and the list considers opponents’ strength of schedule, the venue for each game and the danger of rivalry games—especially those on the road.
Having a great team and a strong schedule is key in concocting the perfect formula to reach No. 1 in the BCS standings in December.
Time to shake things up and re-rank the top 10 teams in the current BCS standings according to their chances of earning a berth in the BCS national title game.
From No. 10 (least likely to play in the BCS title game and an unfavorable schedule) to No. 1 (more favorable schedule and therefore more likely to play in the championship game), every team is good but a few have an easier path to the title than the others.