The first Bowl Championship Series standings won't be released until Sunday, but the trusty BCS Guru is one play ahead of those jokers with his simulated standings through last week's games.
Only one component — the Peter Wolfe computer ratings — are unavailable at this point. Wolfe releases his first set of standings Sunday.
If the season were to end today, Florida would play Alabama in the BCS title game on Jan. 7 in Pasadena. The Gators and Crimson Tide will likely play first in the Southeastern Conference title game, but already some fools are clamoring for a second matchup in Pasadena. Seriously.
Of course, the SEC was screaming bloody murder at the mere suggestion of Michigan playing Ohio State a second time in 2006. The Buckeyes won the first meeting, 42-39, and a rematch nearly became reality until Florida squeaked past Michigan in the final BCS standings. The Wolverines were then embarrassed by USC, 32-18, in the Rose Bowl, and the Gators whacked the Buckeyes, 41-14, to win the BCS championship. No wonder the Big Ten was lobbying for a rematch.
Seriously, is this a joke of a system or what? The coaches poll, which is one-third of BCS formula, has Oklahoma, with two losses, ranked ahead of one-loss Brigham Young. One of the Sooners' losses came to the Cougars. No wonder the coaches don't want their votes made public.
If things go according to plan, the BCS Guru will be updating his standings each Saturday from here on out, and the Wiz will be posting the results. Be sure to check the Wiz late Saturday night to stay a step ahead of the competition.