LSU, Alabama Top First BCS Rankings

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With seven weeks done in the college football season, the first edition of the BCS rankings came out on Sunday night, and there were a few surprises through the list. The LSU Tigers ended up edging the Alabama Crimson Tide on the list, finishing a mere .0003 points ahead of them in average. The Oklahoma Sooners ended up finishing in the third spot, followed closely by conference rival Oklahoma State at fourth. Boise State rounded out the top five, with Wisconsin, Clemson, and Stanford close behind.

Here are the rankings in full:

1. LSU Tigers (7-0, 4-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Oregon, at Mississippi State, at West Virginia 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Auburn (10-22), at Alabama (11-5), vs. Arkansas (11-25) 

2. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0, 4-0) 

Key Wins: at Penn State, vs Arkansas, at Florida 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. LSU (11-5), at Auburn (11-26) 

3. Oklahoma Sooners (6-0, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Florida State, vs. Texas 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Kansas State (10-29), at Oklahoma State (12-3) 

4. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Texas A&M, at Texas 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Kansas State (11-5), vs. Oklahoma (12-3) 

5. Boise State Broncos (6-0, 1-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Georgia, vs. Nevada 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. TCU (11-12) 

6. Wisconsin Badgers (6-0, 2-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Oregon State, vs. Nebraska 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Michigan State (10-22), at Illinois (11-19) 

7. Clemson Tigers (7-0, 4-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Auburn, at Virginia Tech 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Georgia Tech (10-29), at South Carolina (11-26) 

8. Stanford Cardinal (6-0, 4-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Arizona, at Washington State 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Washington (10-22), vs. Oregon (11-12) 

9. Arkansas Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Auburn, vs. Texas A&M      Key Losses: at Alabama 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. South Carolina (11-5), at LSU (11-25) 

10. Oregon Ducks (5-1, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Arizona, vs. Arizona State    Key Losses: vs. LSU 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Washington (11-5), at Stanford (11-12) 

11. Kansas State Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Baylor, at Texas Tech 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Oklahoma (10-29), at Oklahoma State (11-5), vs. Texas A&M (11-12) 

12. Virginia Tech Hokies (6-1, 2-1 conference) 

Key Wins: at East Carolina, vs. Miami    Key Losses: vs. Clemson 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Georgia Tech (11-10), at Virginia (11-26) 

13. Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1, 1-1 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Washington, vs. Ohio State       Key Losses: at Wisconsin 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Michigan State (10-29), at Penn State (11-12), at Michigan (11-19)

14. South Carolina Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 conference) 

Key Wins: at Georgia, at Mississippi State      Key Losses: vs. Auburn 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Arkansas (11-5), vs. Clemson (11-26) 

15. West Virginia Mountaineers (5-1, 1-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Connecticut    Key Losses: vs. LSU 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Rutgers (10-29), vs. Pittsburgh (11-25) 

16. Michigan State Spartans (5-1, 2-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Ohio State, vs. Michigan    Key Losses: at Notre Dame 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Wisconsin (10-22), at Nebraska (10-29) 

17. Texas A&M Aggies (4-2, 2-1 conference) 

Key Wins: at Texas Tech, vs. Baylor   Key Losses: at Arkansas, vs. Oklahoma State 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Oklahoma (11-5), at Kansas State (11-12) 

18. Michigan Wolverines (6-1, 2-1 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Notre Dame    Key Losses: at Michigan State 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Illinois (11-12), vs. Nebraska (11-19) 

19. Houston Cougars (6-0, 2-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. UCLA   

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Marshall (10-22), at Tulsa (11-26) 

20. Auburn Tigers (5-2, 3-1 conference) 

Key Wins: at South Carolina, vs. Florida    Key Losses: at Clemson, at Arkansas 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at LSU (10-22), vs. Alabama (11-26) 

21. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Purdue    Key Losses: vs. Alabama 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Nebraska (11-12), at Wisconsin (11-26) 

22. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-1, 3-1 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Kansas, at North Carolina State    Key Losses: at Virginia 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Clemson (10-29), vs. Virginia Tech (11-10) 

23. Illinois Fighting Illini (6-1, 2-1 conference) 

Key Wins: vs. Arizona State    Key Losses: vs. Ohio State 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Penn State (10-29), vs. Wisconsin (11-19) 

24. Texas Longhorns (4-2, 1-2 conference) 

Key Wins: at UCLA    Key Losses: vs. Oklahoma, vs. Oklahoma State 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: vs. Kansas State (11-19), at Texas A&M (11-24) 

25. Washington Huskies (5-1, 3-0 conference) 

Key Wins: at Utah, vs. Colorado    Key Losses: at Nebraska 

Toughest Remaining Matchups: at Stanford (10-22), vs. Oregon (11-5) 

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