ST LOUIS (LALATE) – When are the BCS Standings 2013 announced? The BCS Standings for college football rankings will be revealed on October 20, 2013 in a special ESPN telecast called BCS Countdown (start time 5:30 PM PST). It will mark the debut of the BCS Standings for the season, starting at week eight.
BCS Standings for 10-20-13 are not expected to give many surprises in the top ten teams. While the AP Top 25 and USA Today Poll swap some positions for week eight, they mostly mirrored one another. They disagree as to LSU and Louisville by two positions.
But the bigger differences kick in lower on the lists. AP Top 25 and USA Today Poll look dramatically different down near the 21st position this week. For example, Nebraska is ranked twenty-first on USA Today but doesn’t make the top 25 for AP. AP puts Oklahoma State at twenty-one while USA Today has it up at seventeenth.
Auburn makes the AP Top 25 along with Wisconsin this week. But neither team appears on the USA Today Poll this week.
But how are BCS Standings calculated, and how do they work. “Team percentages are derived by dividing a team’s actual voting points by a maximum 2850 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1575 possible points in the USA Today Coaches Poll”, ESPN tell news. They add “The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive, USA Today Coaches and Computer polls.”
They add that “Six computer rankings calculated in inverse points order (25 for #1, 24 for #2, etc.) are used to determine the overall computer component. The best and worst ranking for each team is dropped, and the remaining four are added and divided by 100 (the maximum possible points) to produce a Computer Rankings Percentage.” For the complete BCS Standings when announced next Sunday click HERE. For the AP and USA Today Poll results today click HERE.