| FTBL Dang, the computer programmer for the Colley Matrix . . .

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(one of the BCS computer providers) must have been highly influenced by Factor's assessment of LSU:


According to that computer, they received a 1 on a scale of 25 to 0, with 25 being the highest possible ranking figure.

BCS Polls & Computer Rankings Breakdown


To derive a team's poll percentages in the Harris Interactive and USA Today polls, each team's point total is divided by a maximum 2850 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1525 possible points in the USA Today Poll. Teams are assigned an inverse point total (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) for each of their respective computer poll rankings to determine the overall computer component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped, and the sum total of the remaining four rankings is divided by 100 (the maximum possible points). This figure produces a Computer Rankings Percentage.

The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength within its formula. The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive and USA Today Polls, and Computer rankings. The highest BCS Average receives the No. 1 ranking, the second highest receives No. 2, and so forth.
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