• college football poll - week 13

    Thanks to COVID, a last-minute Colorado v. SDSU game was played on Saturday, merging the Pac-12 component of the graph in with the mega-component occupied the ACC, Big 12, and friends. The Buffs’ win was good enough for them to become the first Pac-12 team to break into the Top 25, to boot.

    Not much change at the top, as #1 - 8 remain the same as last week.

    1 - BYU (9-0) (20.060546875)
    2 - Cincinnati (8-0) (17.53125)
    3 - Notre Dame (9-0) (17.34765625)
    4 - Coastal Carolina (9-0) (17.083984375)
    5 - Louisiana (8-1) (16.904296875)
    6 - Marshall (7-0) (14.7607421875)
    7 - Miami (7-1) (14.19140625)
    8 - Clemson (8-1) (13.69140625)
    9 - Appalachian State (7-2) (11.583984375)
    10 - Alabama (8-0) (10.5)
    11 - Tulsa (5-1) (10.076171875)
    12 - Florida Atlantic (5-1) (9.330810546875)
    13 - UCF (6-3) (8.6787109375)
    14 - Liberty (9-1) (8.64935302734375)
    15 - San José State (4-0) (8.6083984375)
    16 - Oklahoma State (6-2) (8.41796875)
    17 - Boise State (4-1) (8.3583984375)
    18 - Texas A&M (6-1) (8.0)
    19 - Florida (7-1) (7.5)
    20 - Memphis (6-2) (7.466796875)
    21 - Ohio State (4-0) (7.125)
    22 - Colorado (3-0) (6.5)
       - Indiana (5-1) (6.5)
    24 - Buffalo (4-0) (5.75)
    25 - NC State (7-3) (5.7281494140625)

  • college football poll - week 12

    The Bearcats are closing in on the Cougars after their win over UCF yesterday.

    The Pac-12 finally occupies a single connected component of the graph (we’re down to 5 total now!), with Oregon leading the pack at #32.

    1 - BYU (9-0) (18.9404296875)
    2 - Cincinnati (8-0) (17.25)
    3 - Notre Dame (8-0) (16.2294921875)
    4 - Coastal Carolina (8-0) (15.7705078125)
    5 - Louisiana (7-1) (15.66796875)
    6 - Marshall (7-0) (14.17041015625)
    7 - Miami (7-1) (13.16162109375)
    8 - Clemson (7-1) (12.9482421875)
    9 - SMU (7-2) (10.8896484375)
    10 - Tulsa (5-1) (10.044921875)
    11 - Alabama (7-0) (10.0)
    12 - Appalachian State (6-2) (9.2373046875)
    13 - Florida Atlantic (5-1) (9.210205078125)
    14 - Memphis (5-2) (8.94482421875)
    15 - Oklahoma State (5-2) (7.90234375)
    16 - San José State (4-0) (7.89129638671875)
    17 - Northwestern (5-0) (7.75)
    18 - Liberty (8-1) (7.74456787109375)
    19 - UCF (5-3) (7.4150390625)
    20 - Texas A&M (5-1) (7.25)
    21 - Boise State (4-1) (7.20379638671875)
    22 - Florida (6-1) (7.0)
    23 - Nevada (5-0) (5.875)
    24 - Ohio State (4-0) (5.5625)
    25 - Texas (5-2) (5.21484375)

  • college football poll - week 11

    I don’t think anyone is going to touch BYU as long as they keep winning, at least until bowl season.

    I did a little analyzing of the data, and there are currently six different components of our graph:

    • ACC, Big 12, and non-MAC G5 conferences. This component has 75 teams, which is why the poll is currently so skewed toward this group.
    • SEC
    • Big Ten
    • MAC
    • There are two Pac-12 groups! So far, the Arizona schools and USC have only played each other, so they’re still separated from the rest of the conference.

    1 - BYU (8-0) (17.563232421875)
    2 - Louisiana (7-1) (14.8857421875)
    3 - Cincinnati (7-0) (14.859375)
    4 - Notre Dame (8-0) (14.5625)
    5 - Coastal Carolina (7-0) (13.69287109375)
    6 - Marshall (7-0) (13.67431640625)
    7 - Miami (7-1) (11.875)
    8 - Liberty (8-0) (11.5)
       - Clemson (7-1) (11.5)
    10 - SMU (7-2) (10.671875)
    11 - Alabama (6-0) (9.5)
    12 - Oklahoma State (5-1) (9.484375)
    13 - Tulsa (4-1) (9.1484375)
    14 - Appalachian State (6-1) (8.92041015625)
    15 - Memphis (4-2) (8.8359375)
    16 - San José State (4-0) (7.6484375)
    17 - UCF (5-2) (7.390625)
    18 - Texas A&M (5-1) (7.25)
    19 - Florida Atlantic (4-1) (6.875)
    20 - Georgia Southern (6-2) (6.77099609375)
    21 - Northwestern (4-0) (6.5)
       - Florida (5-1) (6.5)
    23 - Texas (5-2) (5.625)
    24 - Boise State (3-1) (5.2734375)
    25 - Nevada (4-0) (4.875)

  • college football poll - week 10

    BYU pulls ahead even more from the rest of the pack after its win over Boise State on Friday, and Clemson drops from the top 3 after losing in epic double-overtime duel to now-#5 Notre Dame.

    We finally have some Big Ten teams in the Top 25, with my Northwestern Wildcats coming in at #22 and WINdiana joining UGA at #25.

    The Pac-12 season started this week, and the 1-0 teams out west are all tied for #42.

    1 - BYU (8-0) (16.02001953125)
    2 - Cincinnati (6-0) (13.96875)
    3 - Louisiana (6-1) (13.814453125)
    4 - Coastal Carolina (7-0) (13.5947265625)
    5 - Notre Dame (7-0) (13.5)
    6 - Marshall (6-0) (12.093994140625)
    7 - SMU (7-1) (12.0)
    8 - Liberty (7-0) (11.5)
       - Clemson (7-1) (11.5)
    10 - Miami (6-1) (10.75)
    11 - Alabama (6-0) (9.5)
       - Memphis (4-2) (9.5)
    13 - Appalachian State (5-1) (7.75634765625)
    14 - Oklahoma State (5-1) (7.59375)
    15 - Texas A&M (5-1) (7.25)
    16 - Georgia Southern (5-2) (6.25146484375)
    17 - San José State (3-0) (5.875)
       - Florida Atlantic (3-1) (5.875)
    19 - Florida (4-1) (5.75)
    20 - UCF (4-2) (5.59375)
    21 - Army (6-1) (5.125)
    22 - Northwestern (3-0) (5.0)
    23 - Texas (5-2) (4.765625)
    24 - Tulsa (3-1) (4.515625)
    25 - Indiana (3-0) (4.25)
       - Georgia (4-2) (4.25)

  • college football poll - week 9

    The top few spots remain dominated by G5 teams who’ve actually had non-conference games. I’m guessing that it may be bowl season before we see any of the usual suspects rise to the top, although the winner of next week’s Clemson/Notre Dame game may have a shot.

    Meanwhile, the Big Ten is slowly but surely rising after their second week of play. WINdiana leads the pack, currently at #30. Will any of them break through into the Top 25 next week?

    Also, Pac-12 play begins next week. How long will it take for any of those teams to appear?

    1 - BYU (7-0) (14.0196533203125)
    2 - Cincinnati (5-0) (13.1953125)
    3 - Coastal Carolina (6-0) (12.593994140625)
    4 - Louisiana (5-1) (12.43798828125)
    5 - Clemson (7-0) (12.25)
    6 - SMU (6-1) (11.2265625)
    7 - Marshall (5-0) (10.84375)
    8 - Notre Dame (6-0) (10.3125)
    9 - Miami (5-1) (10.125)
    10 - Alabama (6-0) (9.5)
    11 - Memphis (3-2) (8.828125)
    12 - Liberty (6-0) (7.7421875)
    13 - Oklahoma State (4-1) (7.1015625)
    14 - Appalachian State (4-1) (6.880859375)
    15 - Georgia (4-1) (5.75)
    16 - Texas A&M (4-1) (5.625)
    17 - UCF (4-2) (5.4921875)
    18 - Army (6-1) (5.125)
    19 - Florida Atlantic (2-1) (5.0)
    20 - Tulsa (3-1) (4.4765625)
    21 - Florida (3-1) (4.25)
    22 - Virginia Tech (4-2) (4.16845703125)
    23 - Texas (4-2) (4.06640625)
    24 - San José State (2-0) (3.875)
       - Boise State (2-0) (3.875)

  • college football poll - week 8

    BYU remains in the #1 spot. Interestingly, 4-1 Louisiana slides into second place. What’s up with that? Well, their one loss came to undefeated Coastal Carolina. And their four wins came against quality opponents spread over three conferences: Georgia Southern and Georgia State (Sun Belt), Iowa State (Big XII), and UAB (Conference USA). This season, non-conference games are a rarity that skews the results of the algorithm significantly.

    Meanwhile, Big Ten play began yesterday as well. Currently, all of the 1-win B1G teams are tied for #34. It will be interesting watching some of them rise higher and higher as the season progresses.

    1 - BYU (6-0) (10.75)
    2 - Louisiana (4-1) (10.5)
    3 - Clemson (6-0) (10.375)
    4 - Coastal Carolina (5-0) (10.1875)
    5 - Miami (5-1) (9.875)
    6 - Cincinnati (4-0) (9.796875)
    7 - SMU (5-1) (9.625)
    8 - Oklahoma State (4-0) (9.1875)
    9 - Marshall (5-0) (9.03125)
    10 - Alabama (5-0) (9.0)
    11 - Notre Dame (5-0) (8.4375)
    12 - Memphis (3-1) (8.375)
    13 - Liberty (6-0) (7.71875)
    14 - Appalachian State (3-1) (5.8125)
    15 - Georgia (3-1) (5.0)
    16 - Tulsa (2-1) (4.625)
       - Army (6-1) (4.625)
    18 - UCF (3-2) (4.5)
    19 - Texas A&M (3-1) (4.3125)
    20 - Houston (2-1) (4.25)
    21 - UAB (4-2) (3.5)
    22 - Florida (2-1) (3.0)
    23 - San José State (1-0) (2.875)
    24 - Air Force (1-1) (2.75)
    25 - North Carolina (4-1) (2.71875)

  • college football poll - week 7

    BYU maintains the #1 spot while SMU moves up to #2 after North Carolina’s loss to Florida State drops them down to #23. Meanwhile, Clemson holds the #3 spot while Alabama moves into #4 after defeating Georgia.

    1 - BYU (5-0) (9.75)
    2 - SMU (5-0) (9.375)
    3 - Clemson (5-0) (8.625)
    4 - Alabama (4-0) (8.25)
    5 - Miami (4-1) (7.75)
    6 - Notre Dame (4-0) (7.1875)
    7 - Coastal Carolina (4-0) (6.8125)
    8 - Liberty (5-0) (5.90625)
    9 - Marshall (4-0) (5.75)
    10 - Louisiana (3-1) (5.625)
    11 - Memphis (2-1) (5.40625)
    12 - Oklahoma State (3-0) (5.2265625)
    13 - Georgia (3-1) (5.0)
    14 - Texas A&M (3-1) (4.3125)
    15 - Cincinnati (3-0) (4.0)
    16 - UAB (4-1) (3.75)
    17 - Air Force (1-0) (3.65625)
    18 - Virginia Tech (3-1) (3.546875)
    19 - NC State (4-1) (3.421875)
    20 - Navy (3-2) (3.3125)
    21 - Florida (2-1) (3.0)
       - Army (5-1) (3.0)
    23 - North Carolina (3-1) (2.6875)
    24 - Tulsa (1-1) (2.453125)
    25 - Iowa State (3-1) (2.375)

  • college football poll - week 6

    BYU comes in at #1, likely because as an independent, their opponents have come from multiple conferences. This gives them a larger pool of teams to possibly have “wins” against. Since many teams are playing conference-only schedules due to the coronavirus, this is a rarity.

    Meanwhile, the SEC is climbing higher with the Tide and Dawgs reaching a tie for #5. They play each other next week, so it will be interesting to see how the next poll shakes out.

    1 - BYU (4-0) (8.0)
    2 - North Carolina (3-0) (6.96875)
    3 - Clemson (4-0) (6.6875)
    4 - Louisiana (3-0) (6.125)
    5 - Alabama (3-0) (5.5)
       - Georgia (3-0) (5.5)
    7 - Oklahoma State (3-0) (4.984375)
    8 - SMU (4-0) (4.71875)
    9 - Miami (3-1) (4.625)
    10 - Boston College (3-1) (4.3125)
    11 - Notre Dame (3-0) (3.984375)
    12 - Virginia Tech (2-1) (3.84375)
    13 - NC State (3-1) (3.8125)
    14 - Marshall (3-0) (3.5)
       - Liberty (4-0) (3.5)
    16 - Coastal Carolina (3-0) (3.46875)
    17 - Cincinnati (3-0) (3.25)
    18 - Iowa State (3-1) (2.875)
    19 - UAB (3-1) (2.75)
    20 - Air Force (1-0) (2.625)
    21 - Texas A&M (2-1) (2.4375)
       - UCF (2-1) (2.4375)
    23 - Houston (1-0) (2.25)
    24 - Tennessee (2-1) (2.0)
       - Louisiana Tech (3-1) (2.0)
       - Troy (2-1) (2.0)

  • college football poll - week 5

    Neither Louisiana nor Miami played this week, but their previous victims did well enough for them to tie for first. Meanwhile, Georgia is the first SEC team to crack the top 10 with their win over Auburn (not to mention, their previous opponent Arksansas’s win over Mississippi State the week after that team Air Raided all over LSU).

    1 - Louisiana (3-0) (5.5)
       - Miami (3-0) (5.5)
    3 - BYU (3-0) (5.0)
    4 - Oklahoma State (3-0) (4.625)
    5 - SMU (4-0) (4.5)
    6 - North Carolina (2-0) (4.0)
    7 - Virginia Tech (2-0) (3.875)
    8 - Georgia (2-0) (3.375)
    9 - Cincinnati (3-0) (3.0)
       - Coastal Carolina (3-0) (3.0)
       - UAB (3-1) (3.0)
    12 - NC State (2-1) (2.75)
    13 - Alabama (2-0) (2.5)
       - Florida (2-0) (2.5)
       - Liberty (3-0) (2.5)
       - Clemson (3-0) (2.5)
    17 - Air Force (1-0) (2.125)
       - Iowa State (2-1) (2.125)
    19 - Tennessee (2-0) (2.0)
       - Pittsburgh (3-1) (2.0)
       - Notre Dame (2-0) (2.0)
    22 - Marshall (2-0) (1.5)
       - Boston College (2-1) (1.5)
    24 - Tulsa (1-1) (1.25)
    25 - Florida Atlantic (1-0) (1.0)
       - UCF (2-1) (1.0)
       - UT San Antonio (3-1) (1.0)
       - Memphis (1-1) (1.0)
       - Army (3-1) (1.0)

  • college football poll - week 4

    We’re back to having a lone #1, as Miami rises to the top of the various 3-0 teams. And SEC football is back! The winners of those games join a few others in a 14-way tie for #18.

    1 - Miami (3-0) (4.25)
    2 - Louisiana (3-0) (3.5)
       - BYU (2-0) (3.5)
    4 - Pittsburgh (3-0) (3.25)
    5 - UCF (2-0) (2.5)
       - Boston College (2-0) (2.5)
       - Texas (2-0) (2.5)
       - UT San Antonio (3-0) (2.5)
       - SMU (3-0) (2.5)
    10 - Cincinnati (2-0) (2.0)
       - Liberty (2-0) (2.0)
       - Oklahoma State (2-0) (2.0)
       - Notre Dame (2-0) (2.0)
    14 - North Carolina (1-0) (1.75)
       - Memphis (1-0) (1.75)
    16 - Virginia Tech (1-0) (1.5)
       - Marshall (2-0) (1.5)
    18 - Texas A&M (1-0) (1.0)
       - Tennessee (1-0) (1.0)
       - Baylor (1-0) (1.0)
       - Alabama (1-0) (1.0)
       - Virginia (1-0) (1.0)
       - Georgia (1-0) (1.0)
       - Mississippi State (1-0) (1.0)
       - Auburn (1-0) (1.0)
       - Florida (1-0) (1.0)
       - Louisiana Tech (2-0) (1.0)
       - Coastal Carolina (2-0) (1.0)
       - Clemson (2-0) (1.0)
       - Navy (1-1) (1.0)
       - Army (2-1) (1.0)

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