Dawgs still #4 in BCS - but losing ground

ATHENS – Coming off their 23-20 win over Arkansas, the Georgia Bulldogs were ranked fourth in the second Bowl Championship Series standings released today.

Texas replaced Southern Cal this week as the number one ranked team. Virginia Tech is third with the Bulldogs fourth. Alabama follows Georgia at number five and undefeated UCLA is sixth. Georgia's BCS average fell .0254 points from last week. Georgia is now .1077 points behind the second place BCS team – USC.

Georgia and Alabama would play one another if they remain undefeated in the SEC Championship game. Georgia slipped to fifth from third in the computer standings.

1. Texas .9763
2. USC .9756
3. Virginia Tech .9164
4. Georgia .8679
5. Alabama .8513
6. UCLA .7384

To derive a team's poll percentages in the Harris Interactive and USA Today polls, each team's point total is divided by a maximum 2825 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1525 possible points in the USA Today Poll.

Teams are assigned an inverse point total (25 for #1, 24 for #2, etc.) for each of their respective computer poll rankings to determine the overall computer component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped, and the sum total of the remaining four rankings is divided by 100 (the maximum possible points). This figure produces a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength within its formula.

The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive and USA Today Polls, and Computer rankings. The highest BCS Average receives the #1 ranking, the second highest receives #2, and so forth.

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