What the BCS college football rankings would look like Week 8, 2022

Before the College Football Playoff took over in 2014, the BCS was the prevailing system, and it was a mystery wrapped in an enigma. The national championship game every year was seeded by the mid-to-late season poll (as were the other ‘BCS’ bowl games, which are now known as the ‘New Year’s Six’) which was a composite of the existing polls with an added computer ranking formula element.

Now, the College Football Playoff committee hammers things out, taking the computer element out of it (rightfully). But what if the BCS still exists? What would the polls look like?

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There is a Twitter account that goes to great lengths to simulate what the BCS poll would look like if it still existed today. With that in mind, here is what it would be through Week 8 of the 2022 college football season.

25

Texas Longhorns

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1009

24

North Carolina Tar Heels

Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1376

23

Tulane Green Wave

Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1377

22

NC State Wolfpack

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1519

21

Kansas State Wildcats

AP Photo/Nate Billings

Rating: 0.2088

20

Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky

Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.2176

19

Cincinnati Bearcats

Photo: Cincinnati Enquirer

Rating: 0.2364

18

Illinois Fighting Illini

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Rating: 0.2548

17

LSU Tigers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.3163

16

Syracuse Orange

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.3777

15

UCLA Bruins

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.4287

14

Utah Utes

(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

Rating: 0.4530

13

Penn State Nittany Lions

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.5114

12

Ole Miss Rebels

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.5222

11

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.5624

10

USC Trojans

USC

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.6541

9

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.6541

8

Oregon Ducks

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Rating: 0.6925

7

TCU Horned Frogs

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.7766

6

Alabama Crimson Tide

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.8208

5

Clemson Tigers

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Rating: 0.8554

4

Michigan Wolverines

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.8649

3

Tennessee Volunteers

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel

Rating: 0.9071

2

Ohio State Buckeyes

Joseph Scheller-The Columbus Dispatch

Rating: 0.9237

1

Georgia Bulldogs

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.9639

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