Beavers are No. 1 in two BCS indexes

Rolling Tide, meet Beaver Dam.

Alabama, it turns out, does not have a mortal lock on the No. 1 spot in college football.

Oregon State, which is off to a 3-0 start, is No. 1 in two of the six computer indexes used in the Bowl Championship Series standings formula.

The Beavers are tops this week in the ColleyMatrix, which boasts "Bias Free Matrix Rankings."

If Colley had its way, Oregon State today would play No. 2 Notre Dame for the national title. This would not bring back fond memories for Notre Dame, which was handed a humiliating 41-9 loss by Oregon State in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl.

Florida is No. 3 in Colley's rankings, followed by Alabama (oh yeah, those guys), Florida State, South Carolina and Kansas State. Oregon is ranked 13th.

UCLA fans will be thrilled to know the Bruins are No. 24, well ahead of No. 45 USC.

Ken Massey's BCS rankings also have Oregon State and Notre Dame in the first two spots, followed by Texas Tech (what?), Florida, Ohio State, South Carolina, Texas and ... Alabama. Oregon is 16th.

UCLA is No. 19 in Massey's report. USC is 45.

We'll go out on a limb and say some of these numbers may fluxuate between now and December. Maybe between now and next Monday.


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