What the BCS rankings would look like through Week 8

Before the College Football Playoff took over in 2014, the BCS was the prevalent 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 existed? What would the polls look like?

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.

Texas Longhorns

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1009

North Carolina Tar Heels

Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1376

Tulane Green Wave

Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1377

NC State Wolfpack

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.1519

Kansas State Wildcats

AP Photo/Nate Billings

Rating: 0.2088

Kentucky Wildcats


Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.2176

Cincinnati Bearcats

Photo: Cincinnati Enquirer

Rating: 0.2364

Illinois Fighting Illini

Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Rating: 0.2548

LSU Tigers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.3163

Syracuse Orange

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.3777

UCLA Bruins

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.4287

Utah Utes

Rebecca Noble/Getty Images

Rating: 0.4530

Penn State Nittany Lions

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.5114

Ole Miss Rebels

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.5222

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.5624

USC Trojans


Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.6541

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.6541

Oregon Ducks

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Rating: 0.6925

TCU Horned Frogs

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Rating: 0.7766

Alabama Crimson Tide

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.8208

Clemson Tigers

Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Rating: 0.8554

Michigan Wolverines

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.8649

Tennessee Volunteers

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel

Rating: 0.9071

Ohio State Buckeyes

Joseph Scheller-The Columbus Dispatch

Rating: 0.9237

Georgia Bulldogs

Photo: Isaiah Hole

Rating: 0.9639

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire