What the BCS rankings should look like

Okay, the BCS has spoken for the first time this season. But now it’s our turn. Like you, I have my own opinion about where the teams should be ranked based on performance and not on perception. So here is the first edition of the TB Top 10 for 2008. Included is a breakdown of the remaining schedule for each and their relative chances of getting to Miami on Jan. 8. Take a look at this and then give me your top 10. Then give me who you think WILL be in the BCS title game.

1. TEXAS (7-0)

Remaining schedule: After beating Oklahoma and Missouri the past two weeks, the Longhorns are halfway through a four-game gauntlet. Texas hosts No. 6 Oklahoma State this Saturday and travel to Texas Tech (7-0) on Nov. 1. There is a trap game at Kansas (5-2) on Nov. 15. Then there will be a rematch with Kansas or Missouri in the Big 12 championship game.

Bottom line:If quarterback Colt McCoy, who is completing an unheard of 82 percent of his passes this season, keeps playing like this nobody is going to beat Texas.

ajc.com
10/22/08