What happened was that Texas average ranking in the six computer polls, accounting for one-third of a teams score, slotted the Horns at No. 15. The Horns are ranked fifth in both human polls (Coaches, Harris) affiliated with the BCS; the team is also No. 5 in the Associated Press Poll which withdrew from the BCS at the end of the 2004 season.
"For us, right now, its very unimportant," Brown added. "For one thing, somebody else has to get beat because as long as those at the top are undefeated, none of the rest of us matter anyway in the BCS. Secondly, theres not much difference between No. 4 and No. 9. If you play good teams and you win your games, youll be in the mix. Youll have your chance."
Texas could start earning some style points as early as this Saturdays trip to Nebraska. The remaining five foes currently sport a 23-10 mark, including two nationally ranked teams (No. 16/17 Nebraska, No. 23/25 Texas A&M). The collective record of Texas first six opponents is 25-21, primarily due to Ohio States and Oklahomas 11-2 mark. The Sooners are No. 22 in the initial BCS poll while the Huskers are No. 17.
"Nebraska has got the same issues because theyve got one loss," Brown said. "The (Big 12) Conference championship is much more important to us right now than the BCS because we havent proven that we deserve to be in that mix at the end. We have a lot of work to do before we get there."
There will clearly be some shakeout between now and when the final standings are released on December 3; six of the teams rated in front of Texas in the BCS still have to face each other (No. 1 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan, No. 5 West Virginia and No. 7 Louisville, No. 2 USC and No. 8 Notre Dame).
"People have asked if Im disappointed," Brown concluded. "I dont think its a factor at this point for us. I hope that were talking about the computer ratings in the end, and we still have just one loss. That would be exciting for us. Im not near there, after playing Baylor and getting ready to go to Lincoln. The BCS is the least of our worries this week."