BCS Query

BCS QUERY….I’m just curious: does anyone know when the final BCS rankings are released? Is there some big weekend show where they unveil them or something? The championship game was played five days ago, but the official rankings still show Ohio State as #1. What’s up?

UPDATE: The consensus in comments is that the reason I can’t find the final BCS rankings is because there are no final BCS rankings. They’re updated during the regular season in order to figure out who plays in which bowls, and that’s it. After the championship game, the voters in the coach’s poll are obligated to vote the winner #1, but the other BCS components aren’t updated and the overall rankings don’t change.

As far as I’m concerned, this is yet another reason to think the BCS sucks.

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