The official BCS rankings are not set to be unveiled until Oct. 20. Until then, however, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has utilized the computer rankings available (The Anderson-Hester computer rankings debuted last week), as well as the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll to project where teams will stand when the first BCS count is released.
Of course, all that will matter when it comes to hoisting the crystal football – for the very last time – will be who is at No. 1 and No. 2. It looks like Alabama and Oregon have solidified their respective holds on the top two spots as of now.
Ohio State, boasting the nation’s longest winning streak at 17 games, comes in surprisingly low at No. 6, below Florida State. That is based largely on the Buckeye’s early season schedule. OSU has played two 1-2 teams, an FCS team, and a Wisconsin team that has one more loss than it likely should following that bizarre finish at Arizona State.
Check out the projected 125-team FBS BCS rankings below. The projections are all Palm’s, but they provide a good indicator of where teams stand as the 2013 season continues to take shape.