College football fans get to take a look at rankings weeks before the season even begins. Countless preview magazines create their own top 25 and the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ polls, which have always been two official polls that award national championships, are released as well.
However, nothing really matters until the BCS comes out. And that doesn’t happen until after the eighth week of college football.
That doesn’t mean BCS experts and pundits can’t take a crack at previewing what the poll might look like.
And that doesn’t mean those pundits have to agree.
At # 2, BCS Guru pegs the Clemson Tigers, who have already defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, while Edwards has the Tigers fourth. He ranks the Stanford Cardinal and Oregon Ducks, second and third, respectively. BCS Guru places the Ducks third and the Cardinal fourth.
BCS Guru has the Florida State Seminoles checking in next, at five while Edwards has them sixth. They both have the Ohio State Buckeyes in the other position.