Badgers ranked No. 13 in BCS Standings

MADISON WI - OCTOBER 16: Wisconsin Badger players and fans celebrate a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes at Camp Randall Stadium on October 16 2010 in Madison Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 31-18. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The first official BCS Standings for the 2010 season are out and the Badgers open up at No. 13.

So why is Wisconsin ranked lower in the BCS than any of the major human polls?

Both major polls used in the formula (Harris and USA Today) have the Badgers ranked No. 11, but the six computer polls used give the Badgers an average ranking of No. 16. The lowest and highest rankings by the computers are thrown out and in this case the highest computer ranking for UW was No. 10 and the lowest was No. 19. Two of the computers that actually counted had UW at No. 13, while the other two had the Badgers at No. 17 and No. 18.

Wisconsin's weak non-conference schedule will continue to keep those computer rankings down, but a win at Iowa -- which is ranked No. 15 by the BCS -- would help UW's strength of schedule.

Michigan State debuts at No. 7 and Ohio State is No. 10 after losing to the Badgers.

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