BCS standings 2010 will be based upon the college football rankings through October 17. Those first 2010 BCS standings will then come out on the evening of October 17, when ESPN will reveal which teams are in the driver’s seat to make the 2010 college football championship game. Things got pretty chaotic when the BCS was originally created, and quite a few things about the 2010 college football schedule have set up a first 2010 BCS standings that could be very frustrating to many other football fans. The reason for the chaos is partly because so many voters are split about which teams should be in the top two spots in the college football polls, and that has led to quite a bit of debate.
Alabama lost to South Carolina on Saturday, knocking them out of the No. 1 ranking in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. It was a shocking result, and the game ended up being entirely one-sided in favor of South Carolina. With Alabama getting knocked out of their No. 1 ranking, it meant a new team would take over that spot, and this week it was the Ohio State Buckeyes. They were anything but a unanimous favorite though, getting just 34 first place votes in the latest AP Top 25. That’s not necessarily a huge thing, because the AP Top 25 doesn’t play into how the polls are calculated right now. What it does show though, is that there are quite a few good teams out there in the world of college football that deserve a shot at the title.
The first major Harris Poll of the 2010 season has Ohio State with 79 out of 124 first place votes. They are followed by Oregon, Boise State, TCU, and Nebraska. It’s not that surprising to see how they are ordered when we consider both the AP and Coach’s Polls. What might be troublesome though, is that there are so many schools still undefeated. Two Big Ten teams (Ohio State and Michigan State) that don’t play each other this year are undefeated, three Big 12 schools (Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma) are undefeated, two SEC schools (LSU and Auburn) are undefeated, and then there is Oregon, Boise State, TCU, Nevada, and Utah. Several teams have a great shot at finishing 2010 undefeated, not getting a chance at the title game, and suddenly favoring a playoff system to clean up this chaos. That only gives one more week of game before the first 2010 BCS standings frustrate college fans around the country.