College Football Rankings 2011: Breaking Down the BCS, AP and Coaches Top 25

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College Football Rankings 2011: Breaking Down the BCS, AP and Coaches Top 25
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Will LSU sprint out to an early lead in the first BCS rankings?

The wait is over.

The first official BCS rankings of the 2011 college football season are set to be released this Sunday.

Up until now, it’s all just been guesswork and prognostication. Soon enough, the rankings will be unveiled and the debate can officially begin.

You can already start to hear fans and analysts clearing their throats in anticipation for the big screaming match that’s about to ensue.

Which teams are too high?

Which teams are too low?

Who’s overrated?

Who’s underrated?

Why does so and so belong over so and so?

It’s just a matter of time before those arguments start flooding the college football world.

As always, it will all play itself out over time. Definitive victors will emerge from the key matchups, including LSU-Alabama, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and Stanford-Oregon.

Nevertheless, the debate over who belongs and who doesn’t is still such a big part of college football.

This year, we’re lucky to have so many teams that are jockeying for position near the top.

In years past, such as 2007, there have been times when it's looked like nobody wanted to be No. 1. However, that’s certainly not the case this year.

The race to the BCS championship game really begins this Sunday and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting and intriguing second half of the season.

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