It is no surprise that the SEC is at the top of the initial BCS rankings. The conference has won the last five BCS titles and the LSU Tigers defeated four ranked teams to start the season, including perhaps the best team in the country with one loss in Oregon. That’s why the Tigers sit at the top of the initial BCS rankings.
Alambama, who won the BCS title two years ago, is number two and they will face off in early November with LSU for the SEC West title. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lead a Big 12 contingent at the #3 and #4 spots, as that conference has three of the remaining 10 undefeated teams in college football.
Small conference darling Boise State sits fifth in the original rankings, surprisingly ahead of Wisconsin at #6. The Badgers have been convincing in all six of their victories so far, but only Nebraska has proven to be much of a challenge among Wisconsin’s opponents.