2016-11-06

Description of new formula

The notes are below the ratings.

1 Alabama 1.136647
2 Clemson 0.979125
3 Michigan 0.871480
4 Ohio St. 0.800490
5 Penn St. 0.668165
6 Auburn 0.653791
7 Washington 0.639478
8 Western Michigan 0.637306
9 Texas A&M 0.602793
10 Louisville 0.592251
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11 Boise St. 0.588210
12 Wisconsin 0.563638
13 North Carolina 0.530818
14 Tennessee 0.509649
15 Virginia Tech 0.487696
16 Washington St. 0.464524
17 Florida St. 0.463320
18 Oklahoma 0.448321
19 Colorado 0.445312
20 Nebraska 0.440327
21 Houston 0.422030
22 Appalachian St. 0.409643
23 Wyoming 0.396871
24 West Virginia 0.391159
25 Oklahoma St. 0.386941
26 South Florida 0.378694
27 Arkansas 0.367005
28 Utah 0.362426
29 Florida 0.360139
30 Stanford 0.348361
31 Temple 0.347881
32 Troy 0.345151
33 Southern California 0.341169
34 Navy 0.328386
35 Tulsa 0.308289
36 San Diego St. 0.300305
37 Minnesota 0.298970
38 Toledo 0.270820
39 Western Kentucky 0.227101
40 LSU 0.226748
41 U. Miami 0.206460
42 Pittsburgh 0.199026
43 Georgia 0.197209
44 Wake Forest 0.193360
45 Kentucky 0.170529
46 Memphis 0.169110
47 Georgia Tech 0.168295
48 Brigham Young 0.167586
49 Louisiana Tech 0.165992
50 Baylor 0.160766
51 South Carolina 0.146283
52 Ole Miss 0.135320
53 Air Force 0.132533
54 Arizona St. 0.129429
55 Ohio 0.126505
56 Old Dominion 0.121219
57 Texas 0.107398
58 Vanderbilt 0.105333
59 Kansas St. 0.092432
60 Indiana 0.088609
61 Middle Tennessee 0.081181
62 Mississippi St. 0.078547
63 Iowa 0.076233
64 TCU 0.061373
65 Maryland 0.054980
66 Northwestern 0.052725
67 Syracuse 0.044413
68 Idaho 0.044024
69 Southern Methodist 0.042025
70 Central Florida 0.031805
71 Colorado St. 0.031313
72 North Carolina St. 0.015552
73 Cal (Berkeley) 0.011401
74 New Mexico 0.008718
75 Texas-San Antonio -0.012243
76 Arkansas St. -0.015765
77 UCLA -0.027882
78 Texas Tech -0.028152
79 Southern Mississippi -0.030867
80 Boston College -0.039343
81 Eastern Michigan -0.043898
82 Georgia Southern -0.055752
83 Army -0.073110
84 Oregon -0.083597
85 Akron -0.107205
86 Central Michigan -0.110952
87 Cincinnati -0.114268
88 UNC-Charlotte -0.139206
89 South Alabama -0.154447
90 North Texas -0.166565
91 Miami U. -0.182587
92 Oregon St. -0.184094
93 East Carolina -0.186856
94 Louisiana-Monroe -0.189033
95 Purdue -0.189704
96 Duke -0.191629
97 Utah St. -0.196733
98 Tulane -0.197373
99 Illinois -0.209285
100 Kent St. -0.209488
101 Ball St. -0.210641
102 Arizona -0.214456
103 Louisiana-Lafayette -0.217980
104 Notre Dame -0.226360
105 New Mexico St. -0.226936
106 Rutgers -0.241236
107 Missouri -0.245385
108 Connecticut -0.282757
109 Hawaii -0.284034
110 UTEP -0.284682
111 Michigan St. -0.306382
112 Northern Illinois -0.312425
113 Virginia -0.351859
114 Texas St. -0.355381
115 Georgia St. -0.357530
116 UNLV -0.368563
117 Florida International -0.375327
118 Kansas -0.401059
119 San Jose St. -0.402483
120 Marshall -0.411776
121 Massachusetts -0.414383
122 Iowa St. -0.430103
123 Nevada (Reno) -0.441173
124 Bowling Green -0.474276
125 Buffalo -0.535010
126 Florida Atlantic -0.587922
127 Rice -0.608797
128 Fresno St. -0.691292
The following list is a normal function of my formula, but it's still something I consider worth noting.  If I don't adjust these ratings, very large negative numbers are produced by certain losses, and it gives too much weight to that one week.  These teams have been given the minimum rating as opponents (not above) in place of their actual rating.  These are only teams with at least one FBS/I-A win.  More teams are added to this list as teams have more losses relative to (usually, the one) win, then others are dropped later in the year.
Buffalo
Florida Atlantic
iowa St.
Marshall
Massachusetts
Michigan St.
Missouri
Oregon St.
Rutgers
Texas St.
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