El Paso, TX — Statement from BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock:
"With this release of the first BCS Standings of the season, fans across the country are getting a glimpse of where their teams rank. Spoiler alert: in the previous 15 years of the Bowl Championship Series, the teams that were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the initial Standings have gone on to play in the championship game only twice. A lot can change over the next seven weeks. Let the roller coaster ride begin."