BCS Rankings 2011: How BCS Bowls Would Look If the Season Ended Today

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BCS Rankings 2011: How  BCS Bowls Would Look If the Season Ended Today
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The first seven weeks of the season are always full of surprises. Some teams do not meet preseason expectations, while others make an unexpected splash onto the national scene. Despite all of the excitement of the first half of the season, it pales in comparison to the weekly drama and tension that follows the release of the season’s first BCS bowl rankings.

Some fan bases feel slighted, while others are dreaming of purchasing tickets to the national championship game.  The world anxiously awaited the release of the first set of rankings Oct. 16, and while opinions varied on who would be ranked No. 1 and who would be ranked No. 2, LSU and Alabama sat atop the rankings as expected.

With 10 undefeated teams currently ranked in the BCS Top 25 rankings, the drama is just starting. This season has the potential to have the most controversial BCS final rankings of all time. However, we are going to look at what the BCS bowls might look like if the season ended today. 

NOTE: "If the season ended today" is a bit of a misnomer, as remaining schedules will still be taken into account for the sake of keeping things realistic. Alabama and LSU play each other on Nov. 5, so one of them will likely drop behind Oklahoma in the rankings if the Sooners stay undefeated.

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