• 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)

  • college football poll - week 3

    Miami and SMU pull into the top spot. It will be interesting to see how long the ACC and Sun Belt teams stay near at top once the SEC and Big Ten start playing in the coming weeks. The lack of many nonconference games will make this season very unusual. I’m wondering if the digraph will even be connected by season’s end?

    1 - Miami (2-0) (2.5)
       - SMU (2-0) (2.5)
    3 - Notre Dame (2-0) (2)
       - Louisiana (2-0) (2)
       - Army (2-0) (2)
    6 - BYU (1-0) (1.875)
    7 - Marshall (2-0) (1.5)
       - UCF (1-0) (1.5)
       - UT San Antonio (2-0) (1.5)
       - Memphis (1-0) (1.5)
    11 - NC State (1-0) (1)
       - Louisiana Tech (1-0) (1)
       - Troy (1-0) (1)
       - Pittsburgh (2-0) (1)
       - Liberty (1-0) (1)
       - Boston College (1-0) (1)
       - Oklahoma State (1-0) (1)
       - Coastal Carolina (2-0) (1)
       - Texas (1-0) (1)
       - Clemson (2-0) (1)
       - North Carolina (1-0) (1)
    22 - Navy (1-1) (0.75)
    23 - Louisville (1-1) (0)
       - Tulane (1-1) (0.0)
       - Georgia Tech (1-1) (0)
       - Appalachian State (1-1) (0)
       - Arkansas State (1-1) (0)

  • college football poll - week 2

    Army takes the #1 spot, by virtue of being the only team in college football with two wins at this point.

    Tulane and Memphis are tied for #2, as each has “half” of a win (Tulane beat South Alabama, who beat Southern Miss last week, and Memphis beat Arkansas State last week, and the Red Wolves went on to beat Kansas State this week…)

    What a weird season!

    1 - Army (2-0) (2)
    2 - Tulane (1-0) (1.5)
       - Memphis (1-0) (1.5)
    4 - Coastal Carolina (1-0) (1)
       - Louisville (1-0) (1)
       - Texas (1-0) (1)
       - Clemson (1-0) (1)
       - Georgia Tech (1-0) (1)
       - UT San Antonio (1-0) (1)
       - Notre Dame (1-0) (1)
       - North Carolina (1-0) (1)
       - Appalachian State (1-0) (1)
       - Louisiana (1-0) (1)
       - Miami (1-0) (1)
       - BYU (1-0) (1)
       - SMU (1-0) (1)
    17 - Arkansas State (1-1) (0)
       - South Alabama (1-1) (0)
    19 - Kansas (0-1) (-1)
       - Western Kentucky (0-1) (-1)
       - UTEP (1-1) (-1)
       - Wake Forest (0-1) (-1)
       - Florida State (0-1) (-1)
       - Duke (0-1) (-1)
       - Louisiana Monroe (0-1) (-1)
       - Syracuse (0-1) (-1)
       - Charlotte (0-1) (-1)
       - Iowa State (0-1) (-1)
       - UAB (1-1) (-1)
       - Navy (0-1) (-1)
       - Middle Tennessee (0-1) (-1)

  • college football poll - week 1

    Well, we’re one week into the strangest college football season of our collective lifetimes..

    1 - BYU (1-0) (1)
       - Memphis (1-0) (1)
       - SMU (1-0) (1)
       - Army (1-0) (1)
       - South Alabama (1-0) (1)
    6 - Navy (0-1) (-1)
       - Arkansas State (0-1) (-1)
       - Texas State (0-1) (-1)
       - Middle Tennessee (0-1) (-1)
       - Southern Mississippi (0-1) (-1)

  • final college football poll - 2019 season

    Now that the dust has settled after all the bowl games and the NCG, here are the final results for this season.

    1 - LSU (15-0) (55.25)
    2 - Clemson (14-1) (48.1875)
    3 - Ohio State (13-1) (45.375)
    4 - Penn State (11-2) (37.82421875)
    5 - Notre Dame (11-2) (33.53125)
    6 - Florida (11-2) (32.578125)
    7 - Georgia (12-2) (32.5)
    8 - Alabama (11-2) (32.265625)
    9 - Cincinnati (11-3) (31.09765625)
    10 - Iowa (10-3) (30.9921875)
    11 - Minnesota (11-2) (30.7734375)
    12 - Auburn (9-4) (29.21875)
    13 - Michigan (9-4) (27.28125)
    14 - Navy (11-2) (26.90625)
    15 - Wisconsin (10-4) (23.984375)
    16 - Oregon (12-2) (23.2578125)
    17 - Memphis (12-2) (23.2265625)
    18 - Appalachian State (13-1) (22.828125)
    19 - Oklahoma (12-2) (22.4609375)
    20 - SMU (10-3) (21.8359375)
    21 - Baylor (11-3) (21.0234375)
    22 - Texas (8-5) (20.15625)
    23 - Texas A&M (8-5) (19.859375)
    24 - Air Force (11-2) (19.25)
    25 - Utah (11-3) (18.734375)

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