After the 8th week of NCAA football wraps up today the BCS Rankings will be announced. LSU, Oklahoma, and Alabama are widely considered the three best teams playing right now, but who will be ranked number 1?
The initial BCS rankings will be announced tonight at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on ESPN. After that, the BCS standings will be released for 8 consecutive weeks until two teams are selected for the BCS National Championship game.
“This year, the BCS Standings will once again include three components: USA Today Coaches Poll, Harris Interactive College Football Poll and an average of six computer rankings. Each component will count one-third of a team’s overall BCS score in the BCS Standings.”
So who will grab the top spot?
Bleacher Report is predicting that LSU will be ranked number one tonight.
Danny Flynn writes on Bleacher Report:
“It’s easy to say that LSU has the strongest resume out of any team in college football right now. The Tigers already have four wins over ranked teams, three of those wins coming away from home.”
Alabama and Oklahoma both have a shot at the number one spot as well. Alabama has taken wins over Penn State, Arkansas, and Florida. Whether Alabama is ranked number one or not isn’t really important. They’ll have a chance to prove where they deserve to be ranked on November 5th when they face off against LSU.
Here is how Bleacher Reports sees the 2011 BCS Rankings at the moment.
- Oklahoma State
- Boise State
- Georgia Tech
But some people weren’t content with just picking the rankings after week 8. Caesars Entertainment senior sports analyst Todd Fuhrman is already making predictions for the bowl games.
And just in case you’re wondering, Fuhrman has Oklahoma and Alabama playing in the BCS National Championship game, LSU and Boise State playing in the Sugar Bowl, and Wisconsin and Oregon playing in the Rose Bowl.
Who do you think will be ranked number one in the 2011 BCS rankings tonight?