BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 4

And then there were four. We came into the fourth weekend of the 2010 season with just six teams harboring realistic hopes of busting through the BCS hoops and reaching one of the big bowl games. Only one team east of the Mississippi still held dreams of becoming the first squad from outside the MWC/WAC non-AQ hegemon to earn a lucrative BCS berth. But after two of those squads, including the lone MAC wolf (er, Owl), dropped heartbreakers on the road... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 3

After three weeks we’re already down to just a half-dozen non-AQ schools with a real shot at taking down the establishment and busting their way into the BCS. The predominance of teams from the WAC and Mountain West — especially the latter, given that all three of the WAC teams listed in this week’s Power Rankings are moving to the MWC — testifies to the real depth of football talent out west. Two more of their schools also... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 2

So what is a big-time BCS Buster to do when the big non-conference win they thought they’d notched on the road is exposed as something south of truly impressive? That’s the dilemma now facing Boise State, who watched in disbelief as FCS power James Madison went into Blacksburg and upset Virginia Tech. Despite having a bye week, Boise State remained in the public eye — but not for any reasons they would’ve desired. The VT loss... Read More

BCS Buster Power Rankings: Week 1

The first weekend of games is in the books, and we have our first visuals to go off of for 2010 when gauging each team’s relative chances at busting into the BCS this season. Four of the top-five teams from the preseason Power Rankings ended up winning their season opener; it was the fifth, which lost in the most surprising fashion possible, that set the BCS Buster world a-spinning. The first game can’t seal your spot in a BCS bowl, but... Read More