18th of october
The first BCS rankings are not published until October 18, 2009.
week 7 of the season
It is determined by the #1 team in the BCS Rankings versus the #2 team in the BCS Rankings. (BCS stands for Bowl Championship Series and the rankings are based off of 1/3 of the USA Today Coaches Poll, 1/3 of the Harris Poll, and 1/3 of the Computer ratings.)
ESPN airs a BCS update show at 7:15 pm central time each Sunday.
is it based on current rankings
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.
The BCS Championship airs on ESPN.
I belive the BCS is completely wrong. The teams that go undefeated allt he time like Boise State or TCU, never get a chance to play in the National Title game. Only because they are members of weak conference? That is really stupid. Give them a chance.
It is Sunday, December 4th on ESPN but not sure yet of the time as there is no info on the ESPN site as of the date of this answer.