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Too early to start talking BCS?

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Yeah, probably, but the BCS rankings will be released after this week's action and how awesome would it be if the Utes were the highest non-BCS team in the country?

Unlikely? Don't be so sure. In fact, count on it. 

Thanks to Rich Tellshow's BCS Projections, we can take a peek at the current BCS rankings. Though it should be noted that these are just estimates and can't be taken as the literal BCS numbers, which will officially be released on October 19th. 

Rich Tellshow's BCS Standings (Current)

 
    Last Updated: 13-Oct 10:05 AM      

Comp Coaches Harris BSC Team W L Ave Rank Pts BCS Rank Pts BCS Points 1 Texas 6 0 1.00 1 1505 0.987 1 2804 0.984 0.9902 2 Alabama 6 0 0.96 2 1452 0.952 2 2752 0.966 0.9592 3 Penn State 7 0 0.81 3 1416 0.929 3 2602 0.913 0.8838 4 Southern Cal 4 1 0.71 4 1198 0.786 5 2225 0.781 0.7588 5 Texas Tech 6 0 0.63 5 1195 0.784 7 2191 0.769 0.7275 6 Oklahoma 5 1 0.60 6 1147 0.752 4 2255 0.791 0.7145 7 Oklahoma St 6 0 0.87 10 958 0.628 10 1829 0.642 0.7133 8 Florida 5 1 0.45 7 1145 0.751 6 2224 0.780 0.6604 9 Utah 7 0 0.85 13 819 0.537 14 1489 0.522 0.6365 10 Georgia 5 1 0.51 9 1010 0.662 9 1901 0.667 0.6131 11 Ohio State 6 1 0.61 11 920 0.603 13 1589 0.558 0.5903 12 Brigham Young 6 0 0.25 8 1143 0.750 8 2044 0.717 0.5722 13 Missouri 5 1 0.43 12 886 0.581 11 1706 0.599 0.5365 14 Boise St 5 0 0.73 16 648 0.425 15 1240 0.435 0.5300 15 Michigan St 6 1 0.67 17 468 0.307 18 800 0.281 0.4192 16 Virginia Tech 5 1 0.52 18 467 0.306 17 912 0.320 0.3821 17 LSU 4 1 0.00 14 776 0.509 12 1624 0.570 0.3596 18 Kansas 5 1 0.00 15 676 0.443 16 1187 0.416 0.2866 19 Wake Forest 4 1 0.37 19 376 0.247 21 569 0.200 0.2721 20 North Carolina 5 1 0.35 21 321 0.210 20 607 0.213 0.2578 21 South Florida 5 1 0.11 20 334 0.219 19 640 0.225 0.1845 22 Ball St 7 0 0.36 25 135 0.089 23 226 0.079 0.1759 23 Vanderbilt 5 1 0.03 23 147 0.096 22 454 0.159 0.0952 24 California 4 1 0.07 22 169 0.111 24 217 0.076 0.0857 25 Northwestern 5 1 0.19 31 21 0.014 31 46 0.016 0.0733

Clearly, Utah is in good position to be ranked the highest when those rankings come out. Though with BYU taking on TCU (27th), a victory there might push them high enough where they pass Utah, who will play Colorado State (62nd) Saturday. One thing is clear, however, Utah is favored by the computers (no bias), while the Cougars are favored by the polls. 

So how far would Utah and BYU move up with a win? Well it depends. That, for now, can't be predicted.