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Auburn, Cal, Utah benefit from upsets

Originally Published: October 31, 2004
By Brad Edwards | Special to ESPN.com

I have this hunch that Sir Isaac Newton would not be very impressed by the BCS formula.

But even though it has nothing to do with physics, college football's new approach to selecting its national championship participants somehow seems to follow Newton's third law of motion: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

Within the BCS formula -- in both polls and the computers -- there is a specific number of points to be distributed among all the teams. If one team ...

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