2022 college football: Final BCS simulated top 25 rankings




 

Tennessee (10-2, 6-2 SEC) concluded its regular season Nov. 26.

Tennessee's 2022 regular-season schedule featured home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6), Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky (W, 44-6) and Missouri (W, 66-24).

The Vols' 2022 schedule featured road contests at Pittsburgh (W, 34-27 OT) in the second edition of the Johnny Majors Classic, LSU (W, 40-13), Georgia (L, 27-13), South Carolina (L, 63-38) and Vanderbilt (W, 56-0).

Tennessee (10-2, 6-2 SEC) will play Clemson (11-2, 8-0 ACC) in the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.

Kickoff between the Vols and Tigers is slated for 8 p.m. EST (ESPN) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Following Week 14 and conference championship weekend, BCS Know How released Bowl Championship Series simulated rankings. The BCS formula was used in the Football Bowl Subdivision from 1998 to 2013 to determine the top two teams to play in a national championship game.

Tennessee defeated Florida State, 23-16, in the inaugural BCS national championship game on Jan. 4, 1999, in the Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

PHOTOS: Tennessee defeats Florida State to win 1998 national championship

Below are BCS Know How's simulated top 25 BCS rankings ahead of bowl season. For the season's final rankings, BCS Know How released rankings for the top 35 teams.

Georgia

 

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Michigan

 

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State

 

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

TCU

 

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama

 

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Tennessee

 

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Penn State

 

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State

 

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Utah

 

Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

USC

 

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson

 

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Washington

 

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon

 

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

LSU

 

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State

 

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State

 

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Tulane

 

Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Texas

 

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA

 

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame

 

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina

 

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State

 

Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Troy

 

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

UTSA

 

John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss

 

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

North Carolina

 

Craig Jones /Allsport

North Carolina State

 

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

UCF

 

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State

 

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota

 

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati

 

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh

 

Jacob Kupferman/CSM

South Alabama

 

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue

 

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Air Force

 

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire

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