Bowl Championship Series Rankings
Week 2: November 4, 1998
UCLA, ranked first in the BCS poll a week ago, dropped to third place after barely squeaking by the 1-7 Stanford Cardinal, 28-24. Ohio State moved into the top spot following their 38-7 win over Indiana. Tennessee beat South Carolina 49-14 and moved up to second with UCLA's fall.
PAvg.— The average of the Associated Press media poll and ESPN-USA Today coaches poll. Others receiving votes are calculated in order received.
CAvg.— The average of The Hester & Anderson/Seattle Times, Jeff Sagarin's rankings and New York Times rankings. In order to prevent differences in individual formulas, a maximum adjusted deviation of no greater than 50 percent of the average of the two lowest computer rankings is utilized.
Quartile Rank— Rank of schedule strength compared to other Division I-A teams divided by 25. The component is calculated by determining the cumulative won/loss records of the team's opponent (66.6 percent) and the cumulative won/loss record of the team's opponent's opponents (33.3 percent).
Losses— One point for each loss during the season.
Notes: BCS rankings each week will list the top 15 or down to the lowest-ranked BCS-affiliated conference leader. Adjusted computer scores in parentheses (Seattle Times' raw scores: Ohio St. 3, Kansas St. 4, Florida St. 8, Texas 18, Syracuse 29; Sagarin's raw scores: Texas A&M 11, Notre Dame 22; New York Times' raw scores: Tennessee 5, Arizona 14, Arkansas 16, Tulane 94).