Cards ranked No. 17 in first BCS standings

Off to a 4-1 start this season and coming off an impressive performance against the Miami Hurricanes last week, the University of Louisville finds itself ranked No. 17 in the first BCS standings this week.

The University of Louisville has parlayed a 4-1 record and an impressive performance against the Miami Hurricanes into a No. 17 ranking in the season's first BCS standings.

The BCS rankings are derived by dividing a team's actual voting points by a maximum 1625 possible points in the Associated Press poll ad 1525 possible points in the USA Today/ ESPN coaches poll.

Sic computer rankings calculated in inverse order (25 for No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.) are used to determine the overall computer component. The best and worst ranking for each team is dropped, and the remaining four are added and divided by 100 to produce a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson and Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolf. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength in its formula. their weekly rankings of all teams may be found at

The BCS average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the AP, USA Today/ESPN, and computer polls.

The BCS national championship game will be held January 4, 2005 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Southern California checks in at No. 1 and Miami ranks No. 2 this week.

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