College Football Rankings: Are the Week 11 BCS Standings Right?

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College Football Rankings: Are the Week 11 BCS Standings Right?
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Now that the Week 11 BCS Standings have had a few days to make an impression on the college football world, it’s time to decide whether the voters and computers got them right.

The biggest change in this week’s edition of the rankings comes courtesy of the LSU/Alabama game last Saturday. An LSU victory ensured that they would remain atop the college football world, but a more pressing question concerned Alabama: how far would they fall?

According to the BCS Standings, one spot. (That sound you heard on Sunday night was the entire Stanford student body collectively calling “BS.”)

For the most part, the remaining BCS slots were filled as expected. As teams march toward the end of the regular season, the players realize the pressure will only intensify.

With so much at stake in terms of bowl berths and sponsorship money, BCS rankings at this point in the year become the sole talking point for college football fans. And in all the talk, there are bound to be voices that disagree with the rankings (as well as with each other).

Here’s my take on the newest top 10 teams in the BCS Standings, because we need a starting point for the debate that’s sure to follow…

(Teams are ordered by current BCS ranking, previous ranking in parentheses.)

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