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2010 BCS Rankings, Week 9: New Math, 3+3=1

In the insanity that is the BCS, Auburn, one of seven undefeated teams remaining in the Football Bowl Subdivision, is No. 3 in both the AP poll and the USA Today coaches poll.

Three plus three apparently equals one, because Auburn now is at the top of the BCS standings in its Week Two (Week Nine of the college football season, if you aren't confused enough already). Oregon, ranked No. 1 in both polls, is No. 2 in the BCS standings. OK -- 1+1=2, and that's the Deep Dish's ill-conceived attempt at injecting a little levity into this process.

This is all a grand conspiracy, of course, to deny Boise State -- ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings despite a No. 2 rank in both of the polls linked above -- any chance to play in the national championship game. Yes, I am well aware that there are other computer rankings involved in making the BCS standings. The "computers" involved conjure up a picture of Doc Ock and his crazy machines and tentacles in "Spiderman 2".

There are seven undefeated teams on the ranking you'll find after the jump: Auburn, Oregon, Boise State, TCU, Michigan State, Missouri and Utah. Once again, here's hoping that at least five of them lose at least one game; that way if Boise State is even then denied a place in the title game, maybe there really will be Death to the BCS.

BCS Standings, Week Two (overall college football Week Nine):

1. Auburn
2. Oregon
3. Boise State
4. TCU
5. Michigan State
6. Missouri
7. Alabama
8. Utah
9. Oklahoma
10. Wisconsin
11. Ohio State
12. LSU
13. Stanford
14. Nebraska
15. Arizona
16. Florida State
17. Oklahoma State
18. Iowa
19. Arkansas
20. South Carolina
21. Mississippi State
22. Miami (FL)
23. Virginia Tech
24. Nevada
25. Baylor