BCS Standings 2011: 3 Teams Who Will Be Screwed When the 1st BCS Poll Comes Out

Sean LansingContributor IOctober 8, 2011

BCS Standings 2011: 3 Teams Who Will Be Screwed When the 1st BCS Poll Comes Out

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    The only thing more controversial than the Top 25 polls every college football season are the weekly BCS rankings. 

    Mid-majors are never happy with their lot, one-loss SEC teams always seem to get more credit than they deserve, and nobody quite understands the computer formulas involved.

    Here are three teams that are sure to be screwed when the first round of rankings are unveiled on October 16. 

Boise State

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    New season, same story for Boise State. 

    Simply put, the Bronco's schedule and conference just aren't good enough to be considered with the big boys of the SEC, Big 12, Pac 12 and Big Ten. 

    Not counting their win against a down Georgia team, Boise's most impressive victory could very well come against Air Force or San Diego State. 

    Until just one undefeated team remains from the AQ conferences, Boise State will be on the outside looking in. 


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    Stanford could finish the season undefeated with the best quarterback in all of college football and still not make it to the national title game. 

    Unless Alabama, LSU and Oklahoma all falter, the Cardinal (and the rest of college football) could be out of luck. 

    Unfortunately for David Shaw's team, it'll be tough to jump ahead of a one-loss SEC team, let alone an undefeated one. 


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    Get ready, Badger fans. This season could be 2006 all over again. 

    In Bret Bielema's first year as head coach, Wisconsin was left out of the BCS despite their 11-1 record. 

    If the Badgers go unbeaten this year, they are guaranteed a return trip to the Rose Bowl. 

    However, a perfect record will not guarantee them a spot in New Orleans at season's end, and if the Badgers don't get a shot at the Coaches Trophy with a zero in the loss column, Madison might explode.