The 2006 Bowl Championship Series standings were released for the first time Sunday, prompting some to draw grand conclusions from this opening list and others simply dismissed it as being insignificant at this time. This week's six Rs begin with Reaction to the initial BCS standings.
-- History says it's a strong possibility that
-- The computers love USC, which is ranked No. 1 in five of the six computers used by the BCS. It is noteworthy that those computers do not use margin of victory in their calculations. The Sagarin ratings have the Trojans No. 1 in its rankings used for the BCS standings, but they are No. 4 in the Sagarin ratings when adjusted for margin of victory.
-- At No. 10,
-- Nov. 18 is when everything will get clearer:
Resemblance: Every time a highlight of
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