BCS Rankings: How the Final Month of Every BCS Season Played Out

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BCS Rankings: How the Final Month of Every BCS Season Played Out
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Cam Newton of the Auburn Tigers.

Love it or hate it, the BCS is unique in its own right.  College football is the only sport to have a software program determine who plays at the end of the season for the National Championship.

Arguably most fans of college football dislike the BCS and want it abolished as soon as possible.  Some, however, feel that the BCS allows tradition to dictate the outcome of the college football season and we should allow both humans and computers to dictate who plays for all the marbles at the end of the season.

The BCS has had it's fair share of controversies over the years.  Undefeated teams being left out of the championship game, questions about the validity of the algorithms and computations that allow the computer to dictate who is ranked where, and questions about how the system is structured and written seem to be always in question. 

Nevertheless, the BCS remains and is stronger than ever.  No matter what, the American Football Coaches Association is contractually bound to vote the winner of the BCS Championship Game as the National Champion, which guarantees that team at least a share of the National Champion.

Let's take a historical look at the BCS since it's inception in 1998.

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