The College Football Playoff released their newest set of rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame rounding out the Top 4. However, if the BCS were still around, we would have a slightly different order at the top.
Interesting that the BCS computers would put Oklahoma State ahead of Notre Dame right now. The BCS also seems to give the entire Big 12 a little more credit, as TCU — No. 18 in the College Football Playoff rankings — would be at No. 10 in the BCS.
The old polls definitely seem to punish the Pac-12 a lot more than the Playoff committee did after Stanford and Utah lost on the previous Saturday. Stanford sits at No. 11 in the Playoff, while Utah is at No. 13. In the BCS, though, Stanford is at No. 15 and Utah is out of the Top 16 completely.
Of course, we don’t rely on the BCS anymore in college football. However, it is still intriguing to see what the formula would put out and the potential controversies that would arise from it. A one-loss Alabama over undefeated Ohio State in a system where only the Top 2 team go to a championship game? The media would be in an uproar.
For the full Playoff rankings, you can find those here.