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2012-01-10

1 LSU 1.449018
2 Oklahoma St. 1.276654
3 Alabama 1.196128
4 Boise St. 0.986529
5 Houston 0.974802
6 Michigan 0.904561
7 South Carolina 0.869300
8 Oregon 0.854501
9 Arkansas 0.838407
10 Stanford 0.738205
11 Oklahoma 0.737122
12 TCU 0.684107
13 USC 0.667817
14 Baylor 0.633830
15 Kansas St. 0.620599
16 Virginia Tech 0.604756
17 Michigan St. 0.570010
18 Wisconsin 0.555869
19 Southern Mississippi 0.518633
20 Georgia 0.451711
21 Clemson 0.418636
22 West Virginia 0.407396
23 Nebraska 0.350113
24 Penn St. 0.300451
25 Cincinnati 0.267595
26 Brigham Young 0.230898
27 Auburn 0.200852
28 Texas 0.179438
29 Arkansas St. 0.175997
30 Tulsa 0.090504
31 Florida St. 0.085701
32 Missouri 0.077045
33 Toledo 0.068607
34 Notre Dame 0.051349
35 Rutgers 0.049223
36 Texas A&M -0.029314
37 Northern Illinois -0.065310
38 Southern Methodist -0.130969
39 Temple -0.138253
40 Georgia Tech -0.157960
41 Louisiana- Lafayette -0.161130
42 Florida -0.173530
43 Mississippi St. -0.173667
44 Ohio -0.188144
45 Virginia -0.220267
46 Wyoming -0.231437
47 San Diego St. -0.236338
48 North Carolina -0.241945
49 Marshall -0.256515
50 Louisiana Tech -0.299767
51 North Carolina St. -0.306703
52 Louisville -0.341951
53 Utah -0.345381
54 Cal (Berkeley) -0.346697
55 Iowa St. -0.357337
56 Iowa -0.369166
57 Washington -0.382842
58 Purdue -0.440054
59 Ohio St. -0.455919
60 Nevada (Reno) -0.474728
61 Tennessee -0.489199
62 Western Michigan -0.490823
63 Illinois -0.491884
64 Air Force -0.498251
65 Vanderbilt -0.519448
66 Pittsburgh -0.535597
67 Texas Tech -0.545947
68 Ball St. -0.556841
69 Florida International -0.566144
70 Eastern Michigan -0.644274
71 Wake Forest -0.649838
72 Kentucky -0.665143
73 East Carolina -0.665345
74 UCLA -0.687563
75 Western Kentucky -0.695794
76 South Florida -0.719753
77 Arizona St. -0.733611
78 Navy -0.741058
79 Syracuse -0.746486
80 Connecticut -0.775256
81 Bowling Green -0.797497
82 North Texas -0.799325
83 U. Miami -0.808754
84 Kent St. -0.822157
85 Rice -0.834884
86 Northwestern -0.876823
87 Utah St. -0.905625
88 Central Florida -0.953543
89 UTEP -0.957846
90 Arizona -1.066622
91 Washington St. -1.125062
92 San Jose St. -1.129755
93 Louisiana-Monroe -1.130094
94 Kansas -1.170486
95 Boston College -1.199360
96 Miami U. -1.222364
97 Ole Miss -1.231108
98 Central Michigan -1.318671
99 Minnesota -1.337109
100 Hawaii -1.358968
101 Oregon St. -1.383601
102 Army -1.437957
103 Maryland -1.438867
104 Duke -1.465132
105 New Mexico St. -1.469895
106 Troy -1.470744
107 Colorado -1.545917
108 Buffalo -1.622342
109 Fresno St. -1.644659
110 Indiana -1.707866
111 Colorado St. -1.803523
112 Idaho -1.968859
113 Alabama-Birmingham -2.003104
114 UNLV -2.149012
115 Memphis -2.208364
116 New Mexico -2.310057
117 Middle Tennessee -2.342333
118 Akron -2.433948
119 Florida Atlantic -2.446978
120 Tulane -2.864909
NOTE: To comply with this, the following teams have been given the minimum rating of 1.0 to assess their value as opponents (this is mostly to keep one game from being too much of a disadvantage for losing to these teams):
Florida Atlantic
Idaho
Kansas
Maryland
Memphis
Middle Tennessee
New Mexico
UNLV
Ole Miss
Tulane

This adjustment is only made for teams with at least one FBS (I-A) win, so there are other teams (5) that rate lower as opponents, and winning that first game often ends up with the team making this list.  Initially, the number of teams on the list might decrease as strength of schedule becomes more normalized.  However, later in the season, some teams are added as losses greatly outnumber wins.  For example, assuming strength of schedule is constant, a 1-4 team is less likely to be on the list than a 1-11 team would be.
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