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What The BCS Rankings Would Look Like Right Now

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)

This season's first installment of the College Football Playoff rankings will be unveiled tonight. We'll find out what the top 25 looks like heading into the final month of the season.

While the top four is what counts in the College Football Playoff, the system has only been around for five years. Before that, we had the BCS.

All college football fans should remember the BCS format, which pitted two teams against each other in a national championship game at the end of the season. The computer rankings would sometimes generate controversy, and left teams feeling snubbed on more than one occasion.

The website keeps track of what the BCS standings would look like if the system was still in place today. The rankings heading into November don't look that much different from the projected College Football Playoff rankings, at least at the top.

Take a look. will update these rankings on a weekly basis.

To catch the first College Football Playoff rankings, tune into ESPN tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET.