So Cal (5-2, 2-2 Pac-10) is ranked #24 in the BCS standings after their thrilling defeat of the Washington State Cougars (1-6, 0-5 Pac-10) on Saturday 49-17. The week before, they went down to Pasadena and defeated the UCLA Bruins (3-4, 0-4 Pac-10) 45-26. Those aren't quality wins. A look back to the rest of their wins on the season doesn't fair much better.
Wins against 2-6 Maryland, Div IAA Eastern Washington, and 4-4 Minnesota don't necessarily give the Golden Bears any extra added prestige either. So why would they be ranked in the top 25? Computers.