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BCS Rankings 2011: Predicting and Projecting the New Week 8 Poll

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BCS Rankings 2011: Predicting and Projecting the New Week 8 Poll
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The much-anticipated BCS rankings are finally here, as the first poll will be released on Sunday night, October 16, at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Will LSU be No. 1?

Will Oklahoma?


And what of Wisconsin, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Boise State and a host of other unbeaten teams?

As criticized as it might be, the BCS rankings certainly do deliver on drama, as college football fans around the country wonder how their team will shake out in the all-important poll.

In a simulated rankings projection after the conclusion of last week's games, the website projected Alabama to be the No. 1 team in the country based on the intricate calculations of the BCS rankings.

Of course, we still have a whole day of games to be played and anything can happen before Sunday night at 8:15 pm ET.

So let's do some predicting and projecting of our own on where teams will shake out in the first BCS rankings of the year.

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