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BCS Week 4: TCU Jumps To No. 4

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 07:  Running back Matthew Tucker #29 of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs carries the ball at the start of a 30 yard touchdown run in the third quarter against the San Diego State Aztecs on November 7, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.   TCU won 55-12.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Pete MisthaufenAnalyst INovember 8, 2009

The latest BCS rankings are out and there's been a major shake-up.

TCU's consistent superior play has been noticed by both the BCS computers and voters. TCU is above Texas in the computers, but behind Cincinnati, who comes in at No. 3.

Boise State has no real chance to catch TCU if both finish the season undefeated, especially with TCU's upcoming battle against Utah.

USC received its lofty ranking mainly due to confusion between the computers and the human voters regarding Ohio State and Iowa.

On to the rankings:

 

1.  Florida (.9842)

2. Alabama (.9516)

3. Texas (.9234)

4. TCU (.8620)

5. Cincinnati (.8580)

6. Boise State (.8126)

7. Georgia Tech (.7552)

8. LSU (.6138)

9. USC (.5922)

10. Iowa (.5745)

11. Ohio State (.5733)

12. Pittsburgh (.5628)

13. Oregon (.5318)

14. Miami (.4712)

15. Houston (.4691)

16. Utah (.4003)

17. Arizona (.3363)

18. Penn State (.3350)

19. Oklahoma State (.2909)

20. Wisconsin (.2334)

21. Virginia Tech (.2331)

22. BYU (.1236)

23. Oregon State (.1231)

24. South Florida (.1084)

25. West Virginia (.0653)

 

With major contests coming up this week, we shall again see considerable volatility in the BCS rankings for the next several weeks.

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