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TCU is Barely Ahead of Cincinatti For Number Four in Latest BCS

TCU's blowout win over San Diego State helped them move ahead in the rankings to number four in the BCS with a super-slim .004 edge over Cincinnati.  The Bearcats have the overall edge in the BCS because of their schedule with games against Pitt who is currently 9th in the BCS and 25th West Virginia while TCU has 16th Utah. 

While TCU only needs to worry about winning because by winning out they will be ahead of Boise State, but if they want a shot at the title game they should move ahead of the SEC title game loser, they need a Texas loss which looks like a long shot, and most likely a Cincy loss.

TCU has a huge hole in their schedule with New Mexico, because Utah just smoked New Mexico and dropped two spots to 16 in the BCS polls.  The reason was that the computers lowered the Utes from 13th to 20th within their average rankings which lost them .230 points which is a very large margin within the BCS standings.

TCU does does have Clemson in their belt who currently is leading the ACC Coastal division by half a game and owns the tiebreaker.  So, it Clemson can kepp winning and possibly win the ACC and go to the Orange Bowl that will definetly help TCU in the computer rankings to at least off set the anchor weight that is New Mexico.

BYU also made the jump from just outside of the BCS rankings to number 22 after their big shut out win over Wyoming.  BYU has no shot at the BCS this year, but being in the top 25 is the key for the BCS evaluation cycle.

 

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings
RK TEAM AVG PVS RK PTS % RK PTS % AVG A&H RB CM KM JS PW %
1 Florida .9842 1 1 2801 .9828 1 1460 .9898 1 25 24 24 24 25 25 .980
2 Alabama .9516 3 3 2688 .9432 3 1389 .9417 2 24 25 25 25 23 23 .970
3 Texas .9234 2 2 2712 .9516 2 1399 .9485 5 22 23 23 21 19 21 .870
4 TCU .8620 6 4 2424 .8505 4 1262 .8556 4 21 22 22 22 22 22 .880
5 Cincinnati .8580 5 5 2377 .8340 5 1224 .8298 3 23 20 21 23 24 24 .910
6 Boise State .8126 7 6 2349 .8242 6 1200 .8136 6 20 21 18 19 21 20 .800
7 Georgia Tech .7552 10 7 2131 .7477 7 1118 .7580 7 19 18 20 20 18 19 .760
8 LSU .6138 9 11 1634 .8733 11 838 .5681 8 17 19 15 17 20 17 .700
9 USC .5922 12 10 1660 .5825 10 847 .5742 11 15 17 14 16 16 15 .620
10 Iowa .5745 4 12 1540 .5404 13 757 .5132 9 18 16 19 15 15 18 .670
11 Ohio State .5733 16 8 1795 .6298 8 944 .6400 13 14 13 13 10 8 9 .450
12 Pittsburgh .5628 13 9 1713 .6011 9 940 .6373 13 13 10 12 9 10 14 .450
13 Oregon .5318 8 14 1381 .4846 16 665 .4508 10 16 14 17 18 17 16 .660
14 Miami (FL) .4712 17 15 1366 .4793 15 685 .4644 12 11 8 16 12 12 12 .470
15 Houston .4691 15 13 1476 .5179 12 766 .5193 16 10 9 11 0 7 13 .370
16 Utah .4003 14 16 1352 .4744 14 688 .4664 20 6 15 6 4 4 10 .260
17 Arizona .3363 18 19 880 .3088 19 472 .3200 15 7 0 7 13 14 11 .380
18 Penn State .3350 11 17 1057 .3709 17 552 .3742 20 8 12 8 7 0 3 .260
19 Oklahoma State .2909 19 18 979 .435 18 530 .3593 22 5 11 5 2 1 5 .170
20 Wisconsin .2334 21 20 567 .1989 20 341 .2312 19 12 3 9 8 6 4 .270
21 Virginia Tech .2331 23 21 478 .1677 21 268 .1817 17 9 0 10 11 9 7 .350
22 Brigham Young .1236 NR 22 468 .1642 22 216 .1464 25 2 7 2 0 0 2 .060
23 Oregon State .1231 NR 28 94 .0330 28 39 .0264 18 4 6 3 14 13 8 .310
24 South Florida .1084 25 23 266 .0933 24 106 .0719 23 0 5 0 5 11 6 .160
25 West Virginia .0653 NR 24 182 .0639 23 121 .0820 26 3 2 4 0 0 0 .050