BCS Rankings 2011: What's Really Going On? How the Top 25 Standings Should Go

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BCS Rankings 2011: What's Really Going On? How the Top 25 Standings Should Go
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Tonight the first set of BCS rankings this season were announced on ESPN, and I'm still wondering what's really going on. I may never figure it out, so I decided to give you what you want—well done college football championship rankings.

Like a lot of other analysts and experts, with college football's season halfway done, it seems to me the first round of the BCS rankings bonanza was half-baked.

I can't understand for the life of me why LSU is No. 1, when Alabama has a higher-ranked defense and Oklahoma is the true No. 1 team in the nation, if computer logic is taken out of the equation.

Nothing beats playoffs formulas as America understands via watching professional sports. The discussion of a playoff system in college football has been taken out of the mathematics curriculum this year.

My formulas, however, are based on strengths of schedule, number of other conference teams ranked in the AP and Coaches' Polls' top 25, won loss records (conference and overall) and rankings in FBS offensive and defensive categories.

Other considerations include projections such as, If previous matchups were played again, right now, what could the outcome be?" With this formula as part of the foundation, here are my Roaring 25s.

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