Subtle changes are afoot in BCSLand.
Over the past several years, due to screaming from the fans and AMPLIFICATION by the media most D1A teams with undefeated seasons, with a "0" in the loss column bubbled up to the top of the BCS rankings by the end of the season, no matter where they started.
In pre-BCS 1992 D1A undefeated Alabama was#1, undefeated Miami was #3, undefeated Michigan was #5, undefeated Texas A&M was #7, and undefeated Bowling Green was unranked.
With the introduction of the BCS rankings, things started to improve.
In 2004 at the end of the regular season, undefeated USC #1 played undefeated Oklahoma #2 while undefeated Auburn #3 was hosed out of the finals along with undefeated Utah #6 and undefeated Boise State #9. No undefeated were out of the top 10, but they all didn't go to the top.
By 2009, things all came together and the 6 undefeateds for the Regular Season (including Florida which lost the SEC Championship to also undefeated Alabama) were ranked #1-6. Bama, Texas, Cincinnati, TCU, Florida, Boise State.
But are things starting to backslide with the anticipation of the new rules and the mysterious "Selection Committee".
As of Week 9 in 2012, the 10 undefeateds were ranked 1,2,3,4,5,7,11,15,16,24. Will the lower ranked undefeated have the good grace to lose, or bubble up? I don't think so. I think we are quietly starting to see the bifurcation of D1A into the Power 5 conferences and the Little 5 conferences, due to a lack of leadership from the NCAA to make the concept of "Division" actually mean anything.
Wait until the Selection Committee gets here.