Bowl Championship Series Rankings Updated: Sunday, December 8, 2002 4:29 PM EST The following are the Bowl Championship Series college football ratings:Key:
Each Column in Brown (POLL Average, COMPuter Average, Strength of Schedule RANK, and LOSSes) counts for 25 percent of TOTAL.
POLL AVG: The average of The Associated Press media poll and the Coaches' poll. Others receiving votes are calculated in order received.
COMP AVG: The average of Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, New York Times, Jeff Sagarin and the Peter Wolfe rankings. The computer component will be determined by averaging six of the seven rankings. The lowest (worst) ranking will be disguarded.
SS: Rank of schedule strength compared to other D-I teams.
SCHD RANK: Rank of schedule strength compared to other D-I teams of actual games played divided by 25. This component is calculated by determining the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponents' opponents (33.3 percent).
LOSS: One point for each loss during the season.
QUAL WIN: The quality win component will reward to varying degrees teams that defeat opponents ranked among the top 10 in the weekly standings. The bonus point scale will range from a high of 1.0 points for a win over the top ranked team to a low of 0.1 for a victory over the 10th-ranked BCS team. The final BCS standings will determine final quality win points. If a team registers a victory over a team more than once during the regular season quality win points will be awarded just once. Quality win points are based on the standings determined by the subtotal. The final standings are reconfigured to reflect the quality win point deduction.
TOTAL: Final BCS total.
Note: Teams on NCAA probation (i.e. not eligible for postseason competition) are
not listed in the BCS Standings. Teams with victories over teams on probation will receive appropriate quality win points.
Computer Polls: AND - Anderson & Hester, BIL - Richard Billingsley, COL - Colley Matrix, MAS - Kenneth Massey, NYT - New York Times, SAG - Jeff Sagarin USA Today, WOL - Peter Wolfe