Super Bowl Championship Series Standings

If the BCS ran the NFL, the standings would be a little different, writes Brad Edwards.

Updated: December 5, 2006, 6:09 PM ET
By Brad Edwards | ESPN.com

For the Super Bowl Championship Series standings, the formula is almost identical to that of the BCS Standings. We used two polls (ESPN.com's power rankings and Pro Football Weekly rankings) and six computer ratings (Sagarin, Massey, Greenfield, Moore, Gabrielle and Coffey). Just as in the BCS, the high and low computer ranking are thrown out, and the other four are averaged. Unlike the BCS, five of the six computer programs are considering margin of victory (only Massey is not).

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