At the risk of piling on, there is plenty wrong with the BCS, and both humans and computers are at fault. Let's start with the humans, who inexplicably gave Tennessee, a 3-4 team that has lost three in a row and just saw its offensive coordinator resign, a total of 19 points in the USA Today coaches' poll and the Harris Interactive poll.
Then there are the computers. Four of six computer polls ranked Oklahoma ahead of Notre Dame, but that's not the most surprising part. How can a one-loss Penn State team be ranked third, one spot ahead of Southern California, which is what Wes Colley's computer spat out this week?
But despite the incessant BCS-related arguments and jokes, the system is on course to match up the two teams most people believe are the nation's best, Texas and USC. The order of the top four in the BCS standings, which also includes Virginia Tech in third and Alabama in fourth, matches that of all three human polls, including the Associated Press top 25.
We've heard from the BCS gurus who study the computer polls, and no one is quite sure whether Virginia Tech will leapfrog Texas if both schools remain undefeated. Almost certainly, the Hokies have an advantage in strength of schedule the rest of the way, but that component is fluid, changing each week with an array of outcomes. For example, if Tennessee beats Notre Dame today, the victory will do wonders for Alabama, which has beaten the Vols, and hurt USC, which beat Notre Dame.