Warning, Warning!: College Football Computer Rankings Are Dangerous to the BCS

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Warning, Warning!: College Football Computer Rankings Are Dangerous to the BCS

You know the storyline.

An invading alien threatens to eliminate the space family Robinson.

To protect the family, the computerized robot waves his arms wildly and states, "warning, warning, danger."

Maybe the Bowl Championship Series should be advised of the threat to their world.

The BCS is the select province of the well-to-do football schools. A quick review of the teams invited since its inception in 1998 reads like a "who's who" in gridiron history.

According to the latest "non-biased" Elo-Chess rankings prepared by computer Guru Jeff Sagarin, the No. 1 team in the land is a real surprise.

The scary thought to the BCS Bowls is the Elo-Chess ranking system is used by the BCS to help determine the final placement of teams in the poll.

If sponsors have to ante-up for some of these matches in their precious advertising venues, we may find a change to the system before next season.

Who are the other schools listed in this computer poll? Let's look at the "11 Best 11s" as of the final week in October.

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