In NCAA football, nothing matters more than the Bowl Conference Series rankings, which will come out for the first time on Oct. 16.
Teams live and die by the highly controversial ranking system, which continues to perpetually be bashed. However, regardless of what some people may think and say should happen, the BCS gets the final ruling on which teams will be bowl eligible at the end of the 2011 season.
It’s nearly impossible to predict what the rankings will look like by season's end, but the first edition of the rankings should be pretty predictable after Week 6.
The formula is one-third coaches' poll, one-third Harris poll, and one-third computer rankings.
Here are three teams that will find themselves in the top 25 when the 2011 rankings debut.