• college football poll - week 11

    A little motion at the top as Clemson/Alabama and Michigan/LSU each swap places.

    Even though my Big Ten West Champion (!!!1!!!) Northwestern Wildcats don’t crack into the poll (losing to Akron will do that to you…), Duke does. And I’m sure the NU win over Iowa played a part in making that happen.

    1 - Notre Dame (10-0) (53.849609375)
    2 - Clemson (10-0) (51.2421875)
    3 - Alabama (10-0) (50.5390625)
    4 - Michigan (9-1) (44.560546875)
    5 - LSU (8-2) (44.48956298828125)
    6 - Georgia (9-1) (43.174468994140625)
    7 - UCF (9-0) (41.46044921875)
    8 - Missouri (6-4) (35.1353759765625)
    9 - Oklahoma (9-1) (34.271484375)
    10 - Florida (7-3) (34.1431884765625)
    11 - Ohio St. (8-1) (33.01953125)
    12 - South Carolina (5-4) (32.8072509765625)
    13 - Kentucky (7-3) (32.473876953125)
    14 - Mississippi St. (6-4) (31.4361572265625)
    15 - North Carolina St. (6-2) (31.20068359375)
    16 - Penn St. (7-3) (30.470703125)
    17 - Auburn (6-4) (30.192626953125)
    18 - Buffalo (9-1) (29.5146484375)
    19 - West Virginia (8-1) (29.3095703125)
    20 - Cincinnati (9-1) (26.39990234375)
    21 - Michigan St. (6-3) (26.369140625)
    22 - Washington St. (9-1) (25.72998046875)
    23 - Texas A&M (6-4) (25.5416259765625)
    24 - Duke (7-3) (25.083984375)
    25 - San Diego St. (7-2) (25.0361328125)

  • college football poll - week 10

    Notre Dame stays on top after surviving a close game against my Northwestern Wildcats. Not surprisingly, ‘Bama leapfrogs the Clemson and LSU Tigers after shutting out the latter.

    UCF breaks into the top 10, as does … South Carolina? The presence of the 3-loss Gamecocks is a little puzzling. But those losses came from Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas A&M, all teams which appear elsewhere in the poll.

    1 - Notre Dame (9-0) (50.417724609375)
    2 - Alabama (9-0) (47.15625)
    3 - Clemson (9-0) (45.734375)
    4 - LSU (7-2) (42.381187438964844)
    5 - Michigan (8-1) (41.81005859375)
    6 - Georgia (8-1) (39.02653121948242)
    7 - UCF (8-0) (38.1009521484375)
    8 - Kentucky (7-2) (34.798187255859375)
    9 - South Carolina (5-3) (33.063812255859375)
    10 - Oklahoma (8-1) (32.244140625)
    11 - Ohio St. (8-1) (32.0439453125)
    12 - Missouri (5-4) (31.660812377929688)
    13 - Mississippi St. (6-3) (30.820968627929688)
    14 - Florida (6-3) (30.543624877929688)
    15 - Auburn (6-3) (29.3958740234375)
    16 - North Carolina St. (6-2) (28.36688232421875)
    17 - Buffalo (8-1) (26.733154296875)
    18 - Penn St. (6-3) (26.1455078125)
    19 - West Virginia (7-1) (25.11474609375)
    20 - Cincinnati (8-1) (25.0892333984375)
    21 - Michigan St. (6-3) (24.90771484375)
    22 - Texas A&M (5-4) (23.96746826171875)
    23 - Washington St. (8-1) (23.5013427734375)
    24 - Boston College (7-2) (23.0794677734375)
    25 - San Diego St. (7-2) (23.065185546875)

  • college football poll - week 9

    Not a lot of changes from last week. Georgia moves up to #6 after its win over Florida, but the top 5 stayed the same.

    1 - Notre Dame (8-0) (45.67578125)
    2 - Clemson (8-0) (43.45703125)
    3 - LSU (7-1) (42.40625)
    4 - Alabama (8-0) (38.0078125)
    5 - Michigan (7-1) (36.2109375)
    6 - Georgia (7-1) (35.0390625)
    7 - Kentucky (7-1) (34.8515625)
    8 - Florida (6-2) (31.546875)
    9 - Oklahoma (7-1) (30.0616455078125)
    10 - Ohio St. (7-1) (28.49560546875)
    11 - UCF (7-0) (28.0361328125)
    12 - Mississippi St. (5-3) (26.24609375)
    13 - Buffalo (7-1) (25.4853515625)
    14 - South Carolina (4-3) (25.375)
    15 - Penn St. (6-2) (24.98779296875)
    16 - Iowa (6-2) (24.51904296875)
    17 - North Carolina St. (5-2) (24.46728515625)
    18 - Texas A&M (5-3) (22.73828125)
    19 - Army (6-2) (21.0234375)
    20 - Michigan St. (5-3) (20.5693359375)
    21 - Stanford (5-3) (20.43255615234375)
    22 - Auburn (5-3) (20.3427734375)
    23 - Washington St. (7-1) (20.32379150390625)
    24 - Virginia (6-2) (20.0986328125)
    25 - Texas (6-2) (19.771728515625)

  • college football poll - week 8

    Notre Dame stays on top while Clemson moves into the #2 spot after beating #9 NC State.

    And not surprisingly, the Buckeyes dropped down to #12 after losing to Purdue.

    1 - Notre Dame (7-0) (41.96484375)
    2 - Clemson (7-0) (39.61328125)
    3 - LSU (7-1) (38.828125)
    4 - Alabama (8-0) (36.9296875)
    5 - Michigan (7-1) (35.21875)
    6 - Florida (6-1) (30.3828125)
    7 - Kentucky (6-1) (29.265625)
    8 - Oklahoma (6-1) (28.932830810546875)
    9 - North Carolina St. (5-1) (28.5673828125)
    10 - Georgia (6-1) (27.4375)
    11 - Iowa (6-1) (27.369781494140625)
    12 - Ohio St. (7-1) (25.326416015625)
    13 - San Diego St. (6-1) (25.02375602722168)
    14 - Texas (6-1) (24.63909912109375)
    15 - Buffalo (7-1) (24.10009765625)
    16 - Texas A&M (5-2) (23.79296875)
    17 - Stanford (5-2) (23.12466049194336)
    18 - UCF (7-0) (22.91778564453125)
    19 - Washington (6-2) (20.81766128540039)
    20 - Auburn (5-3) (20.11579132080078)
    21 - Army (5-2) (19.951171875)
    22 - Utah (5-2) (19.61748504638672)
    23 - Virginia (5-2) (18.8922119140625)
    24 - Mississippi St. (4-3) (18.443359375)
    25 - South Fla. (7-0) (17.92681884765625)

  • college football poll - week 7

    The Fighting Irish stay on top, while Clemson drops to #4 after a bye week, pushing up LSU and the Buckeyes into #2 and #3, respectively.

    1 - Notre Dame (7-0) (39.5859375)
    2 - LSU (6-1) (33.4921875)
    3 - Ohio St. (7-0) (32.123046875)
    4 - Clemson (6-0) (30.59765625)
    5 - Alabama (7-0) (29.921875)
    6 - Michigan (6-1) (29.4140625)
    7 - Florida (6-1) (28.87890625)
    8 - Kentucky (5-1) (24.828125)
    9 - North Carolina St. (5-0) (24.5732421875)
    10 - Oklahoma (5-1) (24.37397003173828)
    11 - Texas (6-1) (24.271377563476562)
    12 - Georgia (6-1) (22.02734375)
    13 - Iowa (5-1) (21.99652862548828)
    14 - Texas A&M (5-2) (20.673828125)
    15 - San Diego St. (5-1) (20.061657428741455)
    16 - UCF (6-0) (19.556427001953125)
    17 - Stanford (4-2) (19.21413516998291)
    18 - Buffalo (6-1) (18.8970947265625)
    19 - Cincinnati (6-0) (18.7840576171875)
    20 - Duke (5-1) (18.4833984375)
    21 - Washington (5-2) (18.131201028823853)
    22 - Army (4-2) (16.959228515625)
    23 - Ole Miss (5-2) (16.5390625)
    24 - South Fla. (6-0) (16.267852783203125)
    25 - Maryland (4-2) (16.241973876953125)

  • college football poll - week 6

    The Fighting Irish remain in the top spot while the Clemson and LSU Tigers swap places after the latter’s loss to previously unranked (and now #8) Florida.

    Army’s strange appearance last week was an aberration – they’ve vanished from the rankings.

    Kentucky somehow goes up from #8 last week to #5 this week after its loss to Texas A&M.

    1 - Notre Dame (6-0) (32.2109375)
    2 - Clemson (6-0) (27.837890625)
    3 - LSU (5-1) (24.52099609375)
    4 - Ohio St. (6-0) (23.16162109375)
    5 - Kentucky (5-1) (22.7421875)
    6 - Alabama (6-0) (22.25)
    7 - Michigan (5-1) (21.4794921875)
    8 - Florida (5-1) (20.342529296875)
    9 - Georgia (6-0) (19.59619140625)
    10 - North Carolina St. (5-0) (19.051513671875)
    11 - Texas (5-1) (18.8115234375)
    12 - Oklahoma (5-1) (18.51123046875)
    13 - Washington (5-1) (17.0751953125)
    14 - Texas A&M (4-2) (15.83984375)
    15 - Miami (FL) (5-1) (15.418716430664062)
    16 - UCF (5-0) (15.376365661621094)
    17 - Cincinnati (6-0) (15.001556396484375)
    18 - Stanford (4-2) (14.70086669921875)
    19 - South Fla. (5-0) (14.502342224121094)
    20 - West Virginia (5-0) (14.437820434570312)
    21 - San Diego St. (4-1) (14.138031005859375)
    22 - Iowa (4-1) (13.234375)
    23 - South Carolina (3-2) (13.1904296875)
    24 - Penn St. (4-1) (12.860740661621094)
    25 - Colorado (5-0) (12.597892761230469)

  • college football poll - week 5

    Notre Dame rises to the top after its win over Stanford, while LSU holds strong at #2 and Clemson comes in at the #3 spot after its QB drama-inducing game with Syracuse.

    Nothing too surprising with this week’s poll except #13 Army. How did that happen? Well, Army pwned last week’s #5 team, Buffalo, with a score of 42-13. Buffalo in turn has a win over Temple, which has a win over Maryland, which has wins over Texas and Maryland, giving Army a whole mess of indirects “wins”. Army’s only losses are to still-undefeated Oklahoma and #15 Duke. We’ll see how long the Black Knights stick around.

    1 - Notre Dame (5-0) (23.4559326171875)
    2 - LSU (5-0) (22.521240234375)
    3 - Clemson (5-0) (17.2684326171875)
    4 - Oklahoma (5-0) (17.10546875)
    5 - Ohio St. (5-0) (16.2164306640625)
    6 - Alabama (5-0) (15.680237770080566)
    7 - Stanford (4-1) (15.360107421875)
    8 - Kentucky (5-0) (14.919281005859375)
    9 - Georgia (5-0) (14.5322265625)
    10 - Washington (4-1) (12.1318359375)
    11 - Auburn (4-1) (11.552734375)
    12 - West Virginia (4-0) (11.365694046020508)
    13 - Army (3-2) (11.13201904296875)
    14 - North Carolina St. (4-0) (10.889877319335938)
    15 - Duke (4-1) (10.3558349609375)
    16 - Miami (FL) (4-1) (10.248779296875)
    17 - Texas (4-1) (10.1571044921875)
    18 - Syracuse (4-1) (9.92388916015625)
    19 - Michigan (4-1) (9.76513671875)
    20 - South Fla. (4-0) (9.7073974609375)
    21 - San Diego St. (3-1) (9.39111328125)
    22 - Indiana (4-1) (9.3714599609375)
    23 - Penn St. (4-1) (8.89959716796875)
    24 - Michigan St. (3-1) (8.712890625)
    25 - Cincinnati (5-0) (8.451995849609375)

  • missing years

    With the return of the friedcheese.org, let’s see what happened during the missing years…

    2017

    Last year’s friedcheese.org national champions were … the Memphis Tigers? They went 10-3 and won the AAC West. Two of those losses were to undefeated UCF, so that helped. But still, a real head-scratcher.

    My Northwestern Wildcats came in at #24, though!

    1 - Memphis (53.890625)
    2 - Georgia (53.640625)
    3 - UCF (52.890625)
    4 - Wisconsin (48.197265625)
    5 - Alabama (47.921875)
    6 - Miami (FL) (47.03125)
    7 - Notre Dame (44.9296875)
    8 - Ohio St. (44.01171875)
    9 - Clemson (43.6015625)
    10 - Oklahoma (43.017578125)
    11 - Penn St. (42.5703125)
    12 - Southern California (40.95703125)
    13 - Michigan (36.7421875)
    14 - Washington (35.48828125)
    15 - Stanford (35.34765625)
    16 - Auburn (34.59375)
    17 - LSU (33.3046875)
    18 - Iowa (32.5703125)
    19 - Michigan St. (32.1953125)
    20 - Oklahoma St. (31.8828125)
    21 - San Diego St. (31.734375)
    22 - TCU (31.00390625)
    23 - Washington St. (30.7734375)
    24 - Northwestern (29.3203125)
    25 - Louisville (28.109375)

    2016

    1 - Alabama (64.5625)
    2 - Western Mich. (53.984375)
    3 - Ohio St. (53.02734375)
    4 - Michigan (49.263671875)
    5 - Clemson (44.4140625)
    6 - Wisconsin (43.87109375)
    7 - Washington (41.953125)
    8 - Penn St. (40.7734375)
    9 - Southern California (38.671875)
    10 - Florida St. (37.6328125)
    11 - Stanford (37.234375)
    12 - Oklahoma (36.234375)
    13 - Nebraska (35.576171875)
    14 - Iowa (34.46484375)
    15 - Colorado (34.0390625)
    16 - West Virginia (32.7109375)
    17 - LSU (32.234375)
    18 - Tennessee (31.2734375)
    19 - Florida (31.2421875)
    20 - Illinois St. (30.796875)
    21 - Houston (30.7734375)
    22 - Texas A&M (29.859375)
    23 - South Fla. (28.453125)
    24 - Boise St. (28.4375)
    25 - Georgia Tech (28.15625)

  • college football poll - week 4

    The friedcheese.org College Football Poll returns!!!1!!

    So beginning in the 2013 season, the NCAA took down their .csv file containing the scores of all their games. And when I bugged them about it, they even acted like no such thing had ever existed! From their response:

    “At this time there are no plans to make bulk downloads of scores available to the general public. You can access all scores from our scoreboard pages or from team pages that are available for all teams.”

    So that’s what I did. Well, five years later…

    My old script was in Perl. I’ve been playing around with Python recently, so the new one is in Python. It uses BeautifulSoup to scrape the NCAA’s scoreboard pages and NetworkX for the graph theory stuff. You can find the source code at https://github.com/d-torrance/cfb-cor.

    So without further ado, here’s the poll. Since the poll is based solely on a team’s resume, there’s usually a few surprises. The big ones this week are #5 Buffalo and #7 Kentucky, who come in at unranked and #17, respectively, in this week’s AP poll. There’s also a bunch of AP-unranked teams in the teens (Indiana, Maryland, Syracuse, North Texas, and Ole Miss).

    1 - Alabama (12.8125)
    2 - LSU (11.40234375)
    3 - Duke (11.078125)
    4 - Notre Dame (10.65625)
    5 - Buffalo (10.19873046875)
    6 - Georgia (9.8779296875)
    7 - Kentucky (9.75)
    8 - Oklahoma (9.67822265625)
    9 - Clemson (8.23388671875)
    10 - Penn St. (8.0927734375)
    11 - Indiana (8.046875)
    12 - Ohio St. (7.8984375)
    13 - Stanford (7.625)
    14 - Maryland (7.390625)
    15 - Syracuse (7.234375)
    16 - California (7.125)
    17 - North Texas (6.998046875)
    18 - Ole Miss (6.390625)
    19 - Texas Tech (6.28125)
    20 - Miami (FL) (5.935546875)
    21 - Texas (5.65625)
    22 - South Carolina (5.427734375)
    23 - West Virginia (5.375)
    24 - Missouri (5.3544921875)
    25 - Iowa (5.35205078125)

    I’ll probably be adding some more features in the coming weeks, e.g., keeping track of changes in ranking, W-L records, and a pic of the directed graph like I had in the Perl script.

  • friedcheese.org returns!

    I’ve ditched the old PHP/MySQL site that I coded so many years ago for a shiny new GitHub Pages/Jekyll site. Pardon the dust while I get things up and running again…

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