• college football poll - week 12

    No change in the top 3 from last week, but Minnesota drops down to #9 after losing to the Hawkeyes. Interestingly, Auburn is still above Georgia at #12 and #13, respectively, even after the Tigers were handed their third loss of the season by the Dawgs. That loss to South Carolina is really keeping Georgia down – I count three teams ahead of them in the poll that they’ve beaten!

    Notice that the virtual win totals are down from last week. For example, LSU dropped from nearly 53 to barely more than 40. This is due to the lack of FCS teams in the rankings now, mentioned in the last post.

    1 - LSU (10-0) (40.2421875)
    2 - Ohio State (10-0) (36.65625)
    3 - Clemson (11-0) (34.2265625)
    4 - Penn State (9-1) (32.52490234375)
    5 - Cincinnati (9-1) (32.0078125)
    6 - Michigan (8-2) (28.505859375)
    7 - SMU (9-1) (28.0390625)
    8 - Alabama (9-1) (27.8671875)
    9 - Minnesota (9-1) (27.6904296875)
    10 - Florida (9-2) (24.9892578125)
    11 - Notre Dame (8-2) (24.119140625)
    12 - Auburn (7-3) (24.0751953125)
    13 - Georgia (9-1) (23.775390625)
    14 - Oregon (9-1) (23.17431640625)
    15 - Baylor (9-1) (22.929931640625)
    16 - Iowa (7-3) (22.443359375)
    17 - Wisconsin (8-2) (22.26171875)
    18 - Oklahoma (9-1) (20.80517578125)
    19 - Appalachian State (9-1) (20.0234375)
    20 - Boise State (9-1) (19.9296875)
    21 - Utah (9-1) (19.87109375)
    22 - Memphis (9-1) (19.26171875)
    23 - Texas A&M (7-3) (15.96337890625)
    24 - Texas (6-4) (15.689453125)
    25 - Oklahoma State (7-3) (15.197265625)

  • college football poll - bottom 25

    I made a couple updates to the poll code. I was curious who the bottom 25 teams would be, and in particular how far my Northwestern Wildcats had fallen after winning the Big Ten West last year. So I added an option to reverse the ranking.

    To facilitate this, I removed FCS teams from the equation, which is how it originally was back in the Perl days. Otherwise, an FCS team which lost to a bad FBS team might appear in this ranking, even though only one of its games was taken into consideration.

    So here it is, the worst 25 FBS teams. The ‘Cats come in at #17. Potential good news for them – the play the #3 Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday!

    1 - Akron (0-9) (-40.9375)
    2 - New Mexico State (0-9) (-37.90625)
    3 - UMass (1-9) (-35.296875)
    4 - UTEP (1-8) (-33.203125)
    5 - Old Dominion (1-9) (-32.625)
    6 - South Alabama (1-8) (-32.609375)
    7 - Rice (0-9) (-31.3515625)
    8 - New Mexico (2-7) (-29.453125)
    9 - Connecticut (2-8) (-25.33203125)
    10 - UNLV (2-7) (-24.421875)
    11 - Arkansas (2-8) (-23.6953125)
    12 - UT San Antonio (4-5) (-23.2265625)
    13 - East Carolina (3-7) (-22.9921875)
    14 - Army (4-6) (-22.83984375)
    15 - Northern Illinois (3-6) (-22.76171875)
    16 - Kent State (3-6) (-20.123046875)
    17 - Northwestern (1-8) (-19.3671875)
    18 - Vanderbilt (2-7) (-18.390625)
    19 - Colorado State (4-5) (-18.015625)
    20 - North Texas (4-6) (-16.8193359375)
    21 - Rutgers (2-7) (-16.37890625)
    22 - Middle Tennessee (3-6) (-14.599609375)
    23 - UAB (6-3) (-14.55859375)
    24 - San José State (4-6) (-14.375)
    25 - Florida International (5-5) (-14.11669921875)

  • college football poll - week 11

    We had two big showdowns of unbeatens yesterday. No surprise that LSU maintains its top spot after thwarting the Crimson Tide’s comeback attempt. In the Big Ten, the Golden Gophers handed the Nittany Lions their first loss, dropping Penn State from #2 to #5 and taking the #4 spot themselves. Meanwhile, Ohio State slips into #2 ahead of Clemson.

    1 - LSU (9-0) (52.984375)
    2 - Ohio State (9-0) (44.46484375)
    3 - Clemson (10-0) (44.423828125)
    4 - Minnesota (9-0) (42.265625)
    5 - Penn State (8-1) (42.1015625)
    6 - SMU (9-1) (40.111328125)
    7 - Cincinnati (8-1) (38.5625)
    8 - Baylor (9-0) (37.16015625)
    9 - Auburn (7-2) (36.1552734375)
    10 - Alabama (8-1) (35.7265625)
    11 - Florida (8-2) (35.029296875)
    12 - Michigan (7-2) (33.33203125)
    13 - Oregon (8-1) (32.60498046875)
    14 - Georgia (8-1) (32.49609375)
    15 - Oklahoma (8-1) (32.0712890625)
    16 - Boise State (8-1) (31.0546875)
    17 - Memphis (8-1) (31.02734375)
    18 - Appalachian State (8-1) (30.546875)
    19 - Notre Dame (7-2) (30.46875)
    20 - Utah (8-1) (29.927734375)
    21 - Navy (7-1) (29.462890625)
    22 - Wisconsin (7-2) (28.359375)
    23 - Texas (6-3) (26.779296875)
    24 - Kansas State (6-3) (26.369140625)
    25 - Iowa (6-3) (24.79296875)

  • college football poll - week 10

    No change in the top two, but SMU drops out of the #3 spot after its first loss of the season.

    1 - LSU (8-0) (49.25)
    2 - Penn State (8-0) (42.92578125)
    3 - Clemson (9-0) (41.916015625)
    4 - Ohio State (8-0) (41.02734375)
    5 - Cincinnati (7-1) (37.099609375)
    6 - SMU (8-1) (36.515625)
    7 - Alabama (8-0) (35.57421875)
    8 - Auburn (7-2) (34.335693359375)
    9 - Minnesota (8-0) (34.28125)
    10 - Florida (7-2) (33.51513671875)
    11 - Baylor (8-0) (32.66015625)
    12 - Michigan (7-2) (32.220703125)
    13 - Oregon (8-1) (30.8377685546875)
    14 - Georgia (7-1) (30.0615234375)
    15 - Appalachian State (7-1) (29.416259765625)
    16 - Memphis (8-1) (28.98828125)
    17 - Utah (8-1) (28.517578125)
    18 - Oklahoma (7-1) (28.357177734375)
    19 - Notre Dame (6-2) (28.0576171875)
    20 - Wake Forest (7-1) (27.86474609375)
    21 - UCF (7-2) (27.451171875)
    22 - Iowa (6-2) (27.126953125)
    23 - Navy (7-1) (26.984375)
    24 - Boise State (7-1) (26.771484375)
    25 - Kansas State (6-2) (26.42529296875)

  • college football poll - week 9

    Late poll this week, as CollegeFootballData.com was hacked over the weekend. Everything is back up and running now.

    LSU maintains its commanding lead over the rest of the field, and the Nittany Lions vault upward from last week’s #7 spot after handling Michigan State to bump SMU out of #2.

    1 - LSU (8-0) (46.2578125)
    2 - Penn State (8-0) (40.59375)
    3 - SMU (8-0) (39.66015625)
    4 - Ohio State (8-0) (39.52734375)
    5 - Clemson (8-0) (39.0537109375)
    6 - Florida (7-1) (35.576171875)
    7 - Cincinnati (6-1) (34.0546875)
    8 - Auburn (6-2) (33.564453125)
    9 - Alabama (8-0) (32.8232421875)
    10 - Appalachian State (7-0) (31.60546875)
    11 - Oregon (7-1) (30.29296875)
    12 - Michigan (6-2) (29.30615234375)
    13 - Baylor (7-0) (28.7734375)
    14 - Minnesota (8-0) (28.421875)
    15 - Oklahoma (7-1) (27.1065673828125)
    16 - Iowa (6-2) (25.762451171875)
    17 - Navy (6-1) (25.6416015625)
    18 - Wake Forest (6-1) (25.403564453125)
    19 - Utah (7-1) (24.974609375)
    20 - Boise State (6-1) (24.8310546875)
    21 - Notre Dame (5-2) (24.70947265625)
    22 - Wisconsin (6-2) (23.8779296875)
    23 - UCF (6-2) (23.5869140625)
    24 - Georgia (6-1) (23.23681640625)
    25 - San Diego State (7-1) (23.20947265625)

  • college football poll - week 8

    LSU keeps its spot at the top, while Boise State falls to #20 after losing to BYU, only to be replaced by another G5 school in the #2 spot as former #11 SMU leaps upward after beating Temple.

    1 - LSU (7-0) (39.77734375)
    2 - SMU (7-0) (35.0615234375)
    3 - Clemson (7-0) (33.1953125)
    4 - Florida (7-1) (32.63671875)
    5 - Auburn (6-1) (32.5654296875)
    6 - Ohio State (7-0) (32.2265625)
    7 - Penn State (7-0) (31.53125)
    8 - Alabama (7-0) (29.822265625)
    9 - Oklahoma (7-0) (29.443359375)
    10 - Cincinnati (6-1) (27.873046875)
    11 - Oregon (6-1) (27.5693359375)
    12 - Notre Dame (5-1) (27.4725341796875)
    13 - Baylor (7-0) (26.580078125)
    14 - Appalachian State (6-0) (26.1533203125)
    15 - Minnesota (7-0) (24.3984375)
    16 - Georgia (6-1) (24.300537109375)
    17 - Texas (5-2) (24.177734375)
    18 - Wake Forest (6-1) (22.78076171875)
    19 - Memphis (6-1) (21.39453125)
    20 - Boise State (6-1) (21.33203125)
    21 - Utah (6-1) (20.984375)
    22 - Wisconsin (6-1) (20.9638671875)
    23 - Pittsburgh (5-2) (20.5224609375)
    24 - Navy (5-1) (20.21484375)
    25 - Iowa (5-2) (19.5595703125)

  • college football poll - week 7

    LSU moves up to #1 after defeating the Gators.

    1 - LSU (6-0) (31.33203125)
    2 - Boise State (6-0) (29.220703125)
    3 - Auburn (5-1) (27.8873291015625)
    4 - Florida (6-1) (27.76953125)
    5 - Ohio State (6-0) (27.7275390625)
    6 - Wisconsin (6-0) (27.3134765625)
    7 - Clemson (6-0) (27.16943359375)
    8 - Alabama (6-0) (25.44189453125)
    9 - Penn State (6-0) (25.068359375)
    10 - Notre Dame (5-1) (24.58917236328125)
    11 - SMU (6-0) (23.8408203125)
    12 - Baylor (6-0) (22.365478515625)
    13 - Oregon (5-1) (21.68536376953125)
    14 - Oklahoma (6-0) (21.2611083984375)
    15 - Appalachian State (5-0) (20.65087890625)
    16 - Georgia (5-1) (19.9498291015625)
    17 - Arizona State (5-1) (19.8114013671875)
    18 - Cincinnati (5-1) (19.233154296875)
    19 - Texas (4-2) (18.166748046875)
    20 - Wake Forest (5-1) (15.883636474609375)
    21 - Michigan (5-1) (15.64501953125)
    22 - Missouri (5-1) (15.3975830078125)
    23 - Minnesota (6-0) (15.201934814453125)
    24 - Michigan State (4-3) (14.27178955078125)
    25 - Iowa (4-2) (13.888671875)

  • college football poll - week 6

    Auburn’s loss to Florida isn’t enough to keep them out of 1st place, but it does move the Gators up to #3 after being #16 last week.

    1 - Auburn (5-1) (24.435302734375)
    2 - Ohio State (6-0) (23.861083984375)
    3 - Florida (6-0) (23.0711669921875)
    4 - SMU (6-0) (19.830002069473267)
    5 - Boise State (5-0) (18.7088623046875)
    6 - Penn State (5-0) (18.5902099609375)
    7 - LSU (5-0) (17.931304931640625)
    8 - Clemson (5-0) (17.109291076660156)
    9 - Wisconsin (5-0) (16.69287109375)
    10 - Georgia (5-0) (16.69232177734375)
    11 - Alabama (5-0) (16.691940307617188)
    12 - Texas (4-1) (16.30865478515625)
    13 - Arizona State (4-1) (15.9609375)
    14 - Notre Dame (4-1) (15.30712890625)
    15 - Oklahoma (5-0) (15.214752197265625)
    16 - Virginia (4-1) (15.2109375)
    17 - Baylor (5-0) (15.033348083496094)
    18 - Wake Forest (5-0) (14.538228034973145)
    19 - Cincinnati (4-1) (14.5059814453125)
    20 - Arizona (4-1) (13.638671875)
    21 - Pittsburgh (4-2) (13.531982421875)
    22 - Memphis (5-0) (13.455455780029297)
    23 - Oregon (4-1) (13.01043701171875)
    24 - Hawai’i (4-1) (11.75341796875)
    25 - Michigan (4-1) (11.64453125)

  • college football poll - week 5

    Auburn takes a commanding lead after beating last week’s #5 Mississippi State. Wait, why is 2-loss Mississippi State still at #18? Let’s take a look at their graph. Their 3 wins each give them a pretty expansive network of indirect “wins”, and their their 2 losses were to excellent teams. Auburn is still undefeated, and K-State has lost only to Okie State, who’s lost only to Texas, who’s lost only to LSU.

    1 - Auburn (5-0) (21.158203125)
    2 - Arizona State (4-1) (16.125)
    3 - Clemson (5-0) (16.10205078125)
    4 - Ohio State (5-0) (15.25390625)
    5 - Boise State (4-0) (14.86767578125)
    6 - Alabama (5-0) (14.0869140625)
    7 - SMU (5-0) (13.78125)
    8 - Wake Forest (5-0) (13.310546875)
    9 - Colorado (3-1) (13.15625)
    10 - Georgia (4-0) (12.734375)
    11 - Penn State (4-0) (12.1875)
    12 - Oklahoma State (4-1) (11.99951171875)
    13 - California (4-1) (11.640625)
    14 - Washington (4-1) (11.484375)
    15 - Michigan State (4-1) (11.2857666015625)
    16 - Florida (5-0) (11.080078125)
    17 - LSU (4-0) (10.8875732421875)
    18 - Mississippi State (3-2) (10.716796875)
    19 - Virginia (4-1) (10.53125)
    20 - Air Force (3-1) (10.390625)
    21 - Texas (3-1) (10.374755859375)
    22 - Appalachian State (4-0) (10.22314453125)
    23 - Notre Dame (3-1) (10.171875)
    24 - Iowa (4-0) (9.18359375)
    25 - Wisconsin (4-0) (9.125)

  • college football poll - week 4

    Auburn remains at the top, while Cal moves into #2 after beating Ole Miss and BSU into #3 after winning against Air Force.

    1 - Auburn (4-0) (11.75)
    2 - California (4-0) (11.203125)
    3 - Boise State (4-0) (10.782470703125)
    4 - Clemson (4-0) (9.46875)
    5 - Mississippi State (3-1) (9.412109375)
    6 - Florida (4-0) (9.1875)
    7 - SMU (4-0) (9.125)
    8 - Virginia (4-0) (8.96875)
    9 - Colorado (3-1) (8.9111328125)
    10 - LSU (4-0) (8.8095703125)
    11 - Kansas State (3-0) (8.7060546875)
    12 - Wake Forest (4-0) (8.03125)
    13 - Ohio State (4-0) (7.9375)
    14 - Georgia (4-0) (7.6875)
    15 - Washington (3-1) (7.65625)
    16 - Texas (3-1) (7.619140625)
    17 - Penn State (3-0) (7.5390625)
    18 - Alabama (4-0) (7.25)
    19 - Michigan State (3-1) (6.95703125)
    20 - Arizona State (3-1) (6.916015625)
    21 - Wisconsin (3-0) (6.625)
    22 - Air Force (2-1) (6.20556640625)
    23 - Appalachian State (3-0) (6.0)
    24 - Oklahoma State (3-1) (5.73828125)
    25 - Iowa (3-0) (5.25)

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