Almost as popular as talking about the games themselves is talking about the position systems. The BCS position system is used to decide which two groups will play in the Nationwide Tournament each year. Data that is fed into several computer systems along with the USA Today study (also called the Trainers poll) and the Harris study are used to figure out the BCS scores each week. The first BCS study each year is released around mid-October even though NFL and college football picks year begins in either delayed Aug or early Sept.