What the BCS rankings would look like through Week 8

Before the College Football Playoff took over in 2014, the BCS was the prevalent system, and it was a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

The national championship game every year was seeded by the mid-to-late season poll (as were the other ‘BCS’ bowl games,

which are now known as the ‘New Year’s Six’) which was a composite of the existing polls with an added computer ranking formula element.

Now, the College Football Playoff committee hammers things out, taking the computer element out of it (rightfully).

But what if the BCS still existed? What would the polls look like?

There is a Twitter account that goes to great lengths to simulate what the BCS poll would look like if it still existed today.

With that in mind, here is what it would be through Week 8 of the 2022 college football season.

25. Texas Longhorns Rating: 0.1009

24. North Carolina Tar Heels Rating: 0.1376

23.Tulane Green Wave Rating: 0.1377

22. NC State Wolfpack Rating: 0.1519

21. Kansas State Wildcats Rating: 0.2088

20. Kentucky Wildcats Rating: 0.2176

19. Cincinnati Bearcats Rating: 0.2364

18. Illinois Fighting Illini Rating: 0.2548

17. LSU Tigers Rating: 0.3163

16. Syracuse Orange Rating: 0.3777

15. UCLA Bruins Rating: 0.4287

14. Utah Utes Rating: 0.4530

13. Penn State Nittany Lions Rating: 0.5114

12. Ole Miss Rebels Rating: 0.5222

11. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Rating: 0.5624

10. USC Trojans Rating: 0.6541

9. Oklahoma State Cowboys Rating: 0.6541

8. Oregon Ducks Rating: 0.6925

7. TCU Horned Frogs Rating: 0.7766

6. Alabama Crimson Tide Rating: 0.8208

5. Clemson Tigers Rating: 0.8554

4. Michigan Wolverines Rating: 0.8649

3. Tennessee Volunteers Rating: 0.9071

2. Ohio State Buckeyes Rating: 0.9237

1. Georgia Bulldogs Rating: 0.9639

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