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the BCS rankings are based on three ranking systems. the first is the Harris Poll which uses panelists from each conference and the independent schools who vote on rankings. thensecond poll used is the coaches poll where 59 division one coaches vote on the rankings. the third part used is the computer rankings which use six ranking systems and the computer then drops the lowest and highest rankings and divides the remaining four by 100. then a different computer combines the rankings to get the rankings.

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Q: How do they base the BCS standings?
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