BCS
Updated: October 17, 2011, 8:48 PM ET

BCS statement on year's first standings

Bowl Championship Series -- Oct. 17, 2011

• As issued by BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock:

"The release of the first BCS Standings is always an exciting time in college football, although history suggests that the first standings and final standings don't always have much in common.

"Everyone loves to talk about our standings and that's one reason why college football's regular season is so exciting.

"For a team to qualify for a bowl game or the National Championship Game this year, every game is going to count."