Crazy weekend of college football

This weekend once again showed why college football is the greatest sport there is. Upsets, comebacks, you name it. And my rankings were shaken up like a good martini.

All is right in the college football world again. Alabama is back on top after Georgia forgot to bring its defense to Baton Rouge. Clemson moves up to number 2 without playing a down. Kentucky ascends to number 3 after not playing and having lost the week before. I know, algorithms can make you scratch your head sometimes! Florida’s comeback against Vanderbilt moves them up to 4 and Notre Dame’s thrilling (NOT!) squeaker against Pitt slides them into the top 5.

I wonder if Penn State realized that losing a heartbreaker to Ohio State also meant they would lose to Michigan State as well?

Virginia Tech’s once great defense got torched again. But they somehow found a way to drive 95 yards in the last two minutes to pull a win out against UNC. Losing 9 starters on defense can even be too much for a defensive guru like Bud Foster.

Here’s my FBS rankings.

Here’s my FCS rankings.

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FBS College Football Rankings Week 12

Another week, another shakeup. Two more teams fall from the undefeated ranks. Here’s my top 25:

  1. Alabama (10-1, 130.310)
  2. Clemson (11-0, 129.421)
  3. Oklahoma (10-1, 129.251)
  4. Iowa (11-0, 128.761)
  5. Baylor (9-1, 128.224)
  6. Notre Dame (10-1, 128.220)
  7. Oklahoma State (10-1, 127.516)
  8. Ohio State (10-1, 127.492)
  9. Florida (10-1, 127.146)
  10. Michigan (9-2, 127.083)
  11. Michigan State (10-1, 127.056)
  12. Navy (9-1, 126.758)
  13. TCU (9-2, 126.607)
  14. Ole Miss (8-3, 126.182)
  15. Northwestern (9-2, 126.157)
  16. Stanford (9-2, 125.953)
  17. North Carolina (10-1, 125.533)
  18. LSU (7-3, 125.176)
  19. Florida State (9-2, 124.882)
  20. Tennessee (7-4, 124.801)
  21. West Virginia (6-4, 124.583)
  22. Wisconsin (8-3, 124.514)
  23. Mississippi State (8-3, 124.393)
  24. Toledo (9-1, 124.392)
  25. Utah (8-3, 124.210)

You can find my complete rankings here.

There’s a new conference at the top of my conference rankings. The Big 12 sneaks past the SEC for the highest average rating.

  1. Big 12 (123.335)
  2. SEC (123.241)
  3. Big 10 (122.709)
  4. Pac-12 (121.453)
  5. ACC (121.141)
  6. AAC (118.402)
  7. MAC (115.755)
  8. Mountain West (114.411)
  9. CUSA (113.815)
  10. Sun Belt (113.764)

FBS College Football Rankings for Week 11

There’s a new number 1 team in my college rankings this week. Alabama has passed Clemson after their thumping of Mississippi State and Clemson’s struggles against Syracuse. Alabama is on a roll right now. Iowa continues to impress in my ratings and Ohio State is making its move now into 4th. Here is my top 25 for this week:

 

  1. Alabama (9-1)
  2. Clemson (10-0)
  3. Iowa (10-0)
  4. Ohio State (10-0)
  5. Notre Dame (9-1)
  6. Oklahoma (9-1)
  7. Oklahoma State (10-0)
  8. Florida (9-1)
  9. TCU (9-1)
  10. Navy (8-1)
  11. Houston (10-0)
  12. Baylor (8-1)
  13. LSU (7-2)
  14. Michigan (8-2)
  15. Mississippi (7-3)
  16. North Carolina (9-1)
  17. Wisconsin (8-2)
  18. Memphis (8-2)
  19. Michigan State (9-1)
  20. Northwestern (8-2)
  21. Stanford (8-2)
  22. Tennessee (6-4)
  23. Florida State (8-2)
  24. Utah (8-2)
  25. Arkansas (6-4)

 

You can find my entire rankings for all 759 schools here.

2014 FBS Conference Rankings

Rumors of the Southeastern Conference’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. When all the data has been crunched, the SEC still comes out as the best conference in the FBS (based on average power rating of each member).

Here’s how they finished the 2014 season:

  1. SEC (128.213)
  2. Pac-12 (127.276)
  3. Big 12 (125.200)
  4. ACC (123.403)
  5. Big 10 (123.368)
  6. Mountain West (118.743)
  7. American (118.187)
  8. Conference USA (118.066)
  9. Sun Belt (115.673)
  10. MAC (114.548)

2014 College Football FBS Final Rankings

The season is over and Ohio State has been crowned the National Champions. Interestingly enough, they did not finish #1 in my rankings. They had too much ground to make up in the post-season. So who is my #1 team then? Congratulations to TCU! Do I think TCU is better than Ohio State? If they played 10 teams on a neutral field, I believe Ohio State would win 7 times. But in my rankings, TCU finishes ahead. Remember, Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech.

Here is my final Top 25:

  1. TCU (12-1, 133.653)
  2. Ohio State (14-1, 133.446)
  3. Alabama (12-2, 133.267)
  4. Oregon (13-2, 133.092)
  5. Michigan State (11-2, 131.609)
  6. Baylor (11-2, 130.963)
  7. Florida State (13-1, 130.959)
  8. Georgia (10-3, 130.531)
  9. Mississippi (9-4, 130.441)
  10. Mississippi State (10-3, 130.531)
  11. UCLA (10-3, 129.540)
  12. Auburn (8-5, 129.363)
  13. Missouri (11-3, 129.061)
  14. Georgia Tech (11-3, 128.916)
  15. Clemson (10-3, 128.732)
  16. Wisconsin (11-3, 28.713)
  17. Kansas State (9-4, 128.520)
  18. Arkansas (7-6, 128.282)
  19. Arizona State (10-3, 128.275)
  20. LSU (8-5, 128.143)
  21. Arizona (10-4, 128.042)
  22. Southern Cal (9-4, 127.927)
  23. Texas A&M (8-5, 127.619)
  24. Utah (9-4, 127.384)
  25. Stanford (8-5, 127.167)

My complete rankings can be found here.

Week 11 FBS College Football Rankings

Not a lot of change in my Top 10 this week. My top 6 remain the same. Florida State drops two spots to #9. Georgia falls out of my top 10 this week. Oklahoma moves up two spots to #8 and Baylor creeps in at #10. FCS powerhouse North Dakota State climbs back into my top 25. Undefeated Marshall slips to #36. Quite a few losses from the local teams last week. Virginia Tech falls to #56. Virginia is #57. East Carolina falls to #59. Old Dominion falls to #127.

My Top 25:

  1. Mississippi St (8-0, 86.060)
  2. Auburn (7-1, 85.664)
  3. Ole Miss (7-2, 83.587)
  4. Alabama (7-1, 83.173)
  5. LSU (7-2, 82.772)
  6. TCU (7-1, 81.865)
  7. Kansas St (7-1, 81.668)
  8. Oklahoma (6-2, 80.667)
  9. Florida St (8-0, 80.586)
  10. Baylor (7-1, 79.828)
  11. Oregon (8-1, 79.608)
  12. West Virginia (6-3, 78.841)
  13. Georgia (6-2, 78.460)
  14. Michigan St (7-1, 78.430)
  15. Arizona St (7-1, 78.066)
  16. Florida (4-3, 77.843)
  17. Texas A&M (6-3, 77.643)
  18. Notre Dame (7-1, 77.600)
  19. UCLA (7-2, 77.598)
  20. Nebraska (8-1, 77.373)
  21. Clemson (6-2, 77.284)
  22. Missouri (7-2, 76.452)
  23. Wisconsin (6-2, 76.081)
  24. Ohio State (7-1, 76.078)
  25. North Dakota St (9-0, 75.888)

My complete rankings can be found here.