Wednesday, December 01, 2010

2010 Gus Rankings: Week 13

Here are this week's Gus Rankings. Auburn has a choke hold on the top spot; even a loss in this weekend's SEC title game shouldn't take them from the top spot. TCU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Michigan State round out the top five.

Just as last week, if the standings remain as listed, the BCS would shake out as follows (higher ranked teams assumed to win appropriate conference championships):

National Championship Game: Auburn vs. TCU
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
Sugar Bowl: Michigan State vs. Arkansas
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Boise State

In addition, at Art Carden's request, here is a breakdown of the average rating by conference:

ACC: 2.3 (Atlantic 7.0, Coastal -2.3)
Big 10: 13.9
Big 12: 19.1 (North 11.8, South 26.3)
Big East: -2.1
Pac-10: 5.6
SEC: 17.2 (East -0.7, West 35)

And while we're here, the following is my prediction of how it will actually shake out:

National Championship Game: Auburn vs. Oregon
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Stanford
Sugar Bowl: Arkansas vs. Ohio State
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia

(...with the caveat that: if Connecticut makes it from the Big East, put them in the Fiesta and put Stanford in the Orange Bowl, and the Virginia Tech spot is for the winner of Virginia Tech/Florida State and the Oklahoma spot is for the winner of Oklahoma/Nebraska.)

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