The first version of the final BCS Standings won't be released until Sunday, Oct. 20 - the day after Clemson's clash with Florida State at Death Valley.
For now, however, the numbers look good for the Tigers.
Clemson is ranked No. 2 to Alabama in CBSSports.com's BCS rankings this week. The 'unofficial' version incorporates all the available elements that will be used in two weeks to establish the BCS pecking order.
The Crimson Tide has a wide lead on the field with its 0.9798 rating. Clemson (.8869) has a slight edge over third-place Stanford (.8849) and No. 4 Oregon (.8760), and a larger margin over Ohio State (.8221), Florida State (.8195) and Georgia (.7626), which hold the 5-7 positions.
Clemson has an average computer ranking of 3.5, with a high of No. 2 by Anderson-Hester and a low of No. 5 by Richard Billingsley. The Tigers are ranked third in the Harris Interactive poll behind Alabama and Oregon.