Oct. 24, 2000
The BCS, chaired this season by ACC commissioner John Swofford, was created two years ago to come up with a national title game without instituting a playoff. After the top two teams are decided, the remaining BCS games -- the Rose, Sugar and Fiesta bowls -- select from the remaining pool of qualified teams.
Champions of six conferences -- the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC -- qualify for a BCS game, and two at-large teams are selected to fill out the field.
In each of the first two seasons of the BCS standings, the teams that played for the title also were ranked 1-2 in the polls. Tennessee beat Florida State in the 1999 Fiesta Bowl for the '98 title, and Florida State beat Virginia Tech in the 2000 Sugar Bowl for the '99 championship.
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|Poll Average: Average of USA Today/ESPN Coaches and AP Media Polls. Others receiving votes calculated in order received.|
|Computer Average: Average of Richard Billingsley, Dunkel Index, Kenneth Massey, New York Times, David Rothman, Jeff Sagarin's USA Today, Matthews/Scripps-Howard, and the Anderson & Hester/Seattle Times rankings. The computer component will be determined by averaging the seven highest computer rankings. The lowest computer ranking will be disregarded.|
|Schedule Rank: Rank of schedule strength compared to other Division I-A teams of actual games played divided by 25. This component is calculated by determining the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponent (66 2/3 percent) and the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponents' opponents (33 1/3 percent).|
|Losses: One point for each loss during the season.|
|Notes: BCS Standings each week will list the top 15 teams.|
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