Originally Posted by Golfingdad
I soooo don't understand the computer rankings and how they come up with the BCS standings that I'll just take your word for it. ;)
Although, I wouldn't be at all surprised - and in fact, I'd expect it - if Auburn wins this weekend to pass you guys into 2nd in the human polls. I don't agree with it, but I don't get a vote. ;)
The computer portion of the BCS doesn't take into account margin of victory anymore. A 1 point win is just as good as a 70 point win. The human poll component obviously can take that into consideration.
The computer portion of the BCS goes as follows. Each team is rated by the 6 different computers. The highest and lowest rankings are then dropped and the teams score is divided by 100. A first place ranking gets you 25 points, 2nd place = 24 points, 3rd place = 23 points, etc... So Alabama gets ranked with 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2. If you drop the 1 and 2, they are left with 1, 2, 2, 2. 25, 24, 24, 24 points respectively. 97/100 = .970.
Take the Harris Poll % add it to the USA Today poll % add it to the computer % and divide it by 3, voila that is your BCS ranking.