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What The BCS Rankings Would Look Like In Week 9

A shot of an American flag and the BCS title game logo.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09: A giants American Flag is displayed on the field prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Before the College Football Playoff, there was the BCS. The computer-based system was much-maligned, but it served the college football world for 16 seasons.

Six years into the CFP format, it is still fun to take a look at what the BCS rankings would look like today. The website simulates the rankings every week, and the latest edition features a major change.

When the first simulated BCS standings were unveiled earlier this month, Alabama was in the No. 1 spot with Ohio State at No. 2. Well, the Buckeyes remain in that slot, but the Crimson Tide have fallen to third.

LSU, previously ranked No. 3, has vaulted past OSU and taken over the top spot. That means if the BCS still existed, LSU and Ohio State would currently be in the drivers' seat to make the title game.

The first College Football Playoff rankings of 2019 will drop two weeks from today. There's a good chance Alabama and LSU will both be in the top four.

Four days after the rankings are revealed, the Crimson Tide and Tigers will meet on the field in Tuscaloosa. The winner of that game will be ranked No. 1 in the country and establish itself as the national title favorite.