Iowa's BCS Hopes: Turns Out The Computers Do Like The Hawkeyes

B.Senior Analyst IOctober 18, 2009

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01:  Iowa Hawkeye mascot Herky celebrates a touchdown run against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

It's possible I consumed too much glue in kindergarten.

Back in those days, no one really knew it was problematic for a kid to sit in the back of the classroom gobbling white glue by the handful.  It's what the cool kids did.

So if eating glue was cool, consider me Miles Davis.

Come to find out, maybe all that glue back then wasn't so good for me.

Yes, I am using my glue addiction in kindergarten as the reason I hollered every obscenity in the world at "the computers" for being part of an elaborate plot to keep Iowa out of BCS National Title contention. 

In all actuality, the computers love the Hawkeyes.  The first BCS poll of the year was released today, showing Iowa a fair amount of love with a No. 6 ranking.

According to , "Undefeated Iowa is ranked No. 6, in large part because of the strength of its showing in the computer polls; the computers have the Hawkeyes ranked No. 3, while the human voters are considerably less enamored of the Big Ten front-runner."

This strong showing is due to Iowa gaining wins over Penn State, Wisconsin, and Arizona, who also appear in the standings.

After a convincing come-from-behind win over the Badgers, Iowa sits at No. 7 in the AP poll and No. 8 in the USA Today Poll.  The strong and resilient play of the Hawkeyes is starting to convince not only the computers, but humans, too.

Iowa leads a four-pack of Big Ten teams in the BCS standings.  Penn State is No. 13, Ohio State sits at No. 19 and Wisconsin comes in at No. 21.

From now on, when I post articles, I will make sure I don't come off sounding like Mel Gibson's character in Conspiracy Theory .

Seriously, how could all that delicious Elmer's have done me so wrong?