The release of the season’s first BCS Standings is just around the corner.
You know the drill.
Alabama at the top.
Then, in no particular order, Oregon — barring, of course, a Saturday surprise at the hands of Washington — and Ohio State.
But who follows at No. 4?
Clemson? Georgia? Stanford? Florida State?
It’s a question that doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight this year, but next October — with the BCS going the way of the dodo after this NCAA football season — it’ll be a biggie since the top four in whatever the new rankings are named are all that matters heading into the four-team playoff format (I’m still not a fan), and that first poll sets the scene for the rest of the season’s ratings.
So we might as well get our practice kicks in now.