The initial BCS rankings for the 2011 college football season drop Sunday night in an ESPN special. And ESPN's BCS expert thinks that the LSU Tigers will be on top when those first BCS standings are released. Edwards tweeted:
Seeing Sagarin & coaches' poll, my BCS projection is 1 LSU, 2 Bama, 3 OU, 4 OSU, 5 Boise, 6 Wisc. Top 3 are very tight
LSU is No. 2 in the Week 8 USA Today coaches poll and the Week 8 Sagarin ratings, but Oklahoma's No. 3 in the Sagarin ratings by a substantial margin and doesn't lead the coaches poll by much more. And LSU will likely fare very well in the computer rankings, with wins over both Oregon and West Virginia and four dominant showings in the SEC.
That said, Edwards could be wrong, or his definition of very tight could include LSU beating out the other two consensus top-three teams by hundredths or thousandths of a point.
The initial BCS standings of the 2011 season will be released at 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more on the Week 8 college football rankings, check out our comprehensive StoryStream.