BCS says Sooners are No. 3
Dallas Morning News
A new BCS formula equals the same confusing results.
More weight was given to the media and coaches' polls this year in the Bowl Championship Series standings. Southern California and Oklahoma were ranked 1-2 in both, so it figured that those two would be atop the first BCS rankings released Monday.
But the computers, which still count one-third in the new formula, downgraded the Sooners and opened the door for a Hurricane of second-guessing.
USC and Miami were the top two teams in the BCS standings, and Oklahoma was third. Texas was 11th, and surging Texas A&M; was 16th.
The final standings will be released Dec. 5. The top two teams play for the BCS national championship in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.