BCS ratings always have been, are, and, until there's a REAL championship playoff, always will be pure crap and without merit. Case-in-Point: LOSER Alabama still ahead of unbeaten Utah -- one of the last two teams to ream them -- this week! ONLY two things matter: Head-to-head competition, and not losing to anybody! "Strength of schedule?" Based on who and what? Asinine and ludicrous pre- and Week 1-3 (maybe 4) rankings? BTW: Utes body-slam Iowa State to the point of brutalization; Iowa State turns around and beats vaunted and then still ranked Texas in Austin, and still trails LOSER Alabama? YGBSM!! So much for schedule strength and its LONG-time built in biases and prejudices.
If at the end of the season, if 'Bama or any LOSER team gets into a BCS bowl and ANY of the (possibly 6!) non-losers doesn't, EVERYBODY should absolutely reject and condemn the BCS system as rotten, stinking piece of man's worst work and force dumping it back in the crapper it crawled out of!