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FSU Debuts at No. 5 In First BCS Poll Of The Season

Oct. 18, 2004

Tallahassee, Fla. –
(Games Through October 16, 2004)

1. Southern California .9912
2. Miami (FL) .9187
3. Oklahoma .9161
4. Auburn .9036
5. Florida State .8072
6. Wisconsin .7255
7. Utah .7251
8. California .6733
9. Tennessee .6331
10. Georgia .6090
11. Texas .6027
12. Purdue .5248
13. Michigan .5064
14. Boise State .4309
15. Virginia .4101

Team percentages are derived by dividing a team’s actual voting points by a maximum 1625 possible points in the AP Poll and 1525 possible points in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.

Six computer rankings calculated in inverse points order (25 for #1, 24 for #2, etc.) are used to determine the overall computer component. The best and worst ranking for each team is dropped, and the remaining four are added and divided by 100 (the maximum possible points) to produce 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 in its formula. Their individual weekly rankings of all teams may be found at www.BCSfootball.org.

The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the
Associated Press, USA Today/ESPN Coaches, and Computer polls.

On January 4, 2005, the FedEx Orange Bowl will host the BCS National
Championship Game and determine which team will be presented The National
Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s MacArthur Trophy, awarded to college football’s National Champion since 1959, as well as the ADT National Championship Trophy on behalf of the American Football Coaches Association.

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