2018-12-02

Last rankings

Notes for select teams are below the ratings. 

You may also be interested in the Weighted Ratings (along with an average between the two lists).  The other lists are more in keeping with the Playoff Committee's tendency to focus on the bigger games (how understandable losses are and how many of the top teams one plays).  The formula below is more consistent with the one I've used since 2008, however.

1 Clemson 1.394364
2 Alabama 1.337391
3 Notre Dame 1.273065
4 Oklahoma 1.144922
5 Ohio St. 1.115135
6 Georgia 1.113564
7 Central Florida 0.933451
8 Michigan 0.885660
9 Washington 0.827071
10 Washington St. 0.732478
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11 Fresno St. 0.731808
12 LSU 0.711526
13 Boise St. 0.699869
14 Kentucky 0.694781
15 Penn St. 0.676100
16 Florida 0.645087
17 Texas 0.632339
18 Utah 0.612486
19 Appalachian St. 0.611178
20 Texas A&M 0.579106
21 Army 0.549246
22 Cincinnati 0.543280
23 Missouri 0.543192
24 Syracuse 0.531828
25 Mississippi St. 0.508666
26 West Virginia 0.500184
27 Utah St. 0.492488
28 Pittsburgh 0.491028
29 Alabama-Birmingham 0.478647
30 Stanford 0.474847
31 North Carolina St. 0.473729
32 Northwestern 0.461726
33 Iowa 0.455073
34 Buffalo 0.452420
35 Iowa St. 0.435195
36 Troy 0.421776
37 Duke 0.416609
38 Georgia Southern 0.405485
39 Auburn 0.396009
40 Northern Illinois 0.381281
41 South Carolina 0.361413
42 Michigan St. 0.350069
43 Purdue 0.323987
44 Oregon 0.313698
45 Boston College 0.306870
46 Temple 0.295481
47 U. Miami 0.290602
48 Arizona St. 0.286758
49 Ohio 0.274941
50 Middle Tennessee 0.269889
51 Marshall 0.264762
52 North Texas 0.248479
53 Wake Forest 0.241963
54 Virginia 0.237756
55 Wisconsin 0.227108
56 Georgia Tech 0.221142
57 Minnesota 0.215873
58 Vanderbilt 0.196468
59 San Diego St. 0.190494
60 Arkansas St. 0.180033
61 Cal (Berkeley) 0.178246
62 Hawaii 0.177090
63 Houston 0.176381
64 Oklahoma St. 0.167978
65 Florida International 0.152396
66 Brigham Young 0.141044
67 TCU 0.132720
68 Eastern Michigan 0.130480
69 Western Michigan 0.130082
70 Miami U. 0.125116
71 Tennessee 0.119337
72 Virginia Tech 0.118811
73 Toledo 0.099268
74 Florida St. 0.095592
75 Nevada (Reno) 0.088803
76 Baylor 0.086535
77 Louisiana-Lafayette 0.084029
78 South Florida 0.081439
79 Maryland 0.063065
80 Indiana 0.055419
81 Memphis 0.052005
82 Tulane 0.030409
83 Southern California 0.013257
84 Louisiana Tech 0.012762
85 Southern Mississippi 0.008844
86 Wyoming 0.000124
87 Texas Tech -0.009116
88 Kansas St. -0.037412
89 Louisiana-Monroe -0.049092
90 Ole Miss -0.060342
91 Nebraska -0.092399
92 Arizona -0.093744
93 Florida Atlantic -0.102063
94 Coastal Carolina -0.103411
95 Liberty -0.137412
96 UCLA -0.139596
97 UNC-Charlotte -0.160242
98 Air Force -0.176078
99 Southern Methodist -0.185825
100 Colorado -0.198079
101 Massachusetts -0.252816
102 Illinois -0.256616
103 Akron -0.312879
104 Navy -0.331402
105 Ball St. -0.350824
106 South Alabama -0.366150
107 Kansas -0.379037
108 Louisville -0.382910
109 North Carolina -0.394831
110 East Carolina -0.399779
111 UNLV -0.403518
112 Oregon St. -0.424550
113 Texas-San Antonio -0.432908
114 Old Dominion -0.448902
115 New Mexico -0.460635
116 Colorado St. -0.509154
117 Bowling Green -0.511548
118 Georgia St. -0.514266
119 Arkansas -0.514833
120 New Mexico St. -0.558061
121 Western Kentucky -0.570836
122 Tulsa -0.585249
123 San Jose St. -0.607321
124 Rutgers -0.619587
125 Kent St. -0.635368
126 Texas St. -0.671745
127 Rice -0.736348
128 Connecticut -0.745203
129 Central Michigan -0.800467
130 UTEP -1.002936
The following list is a normal function of my formula, but it's still 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 (usually after their second or third win).
Arkansas
Georgia St.
Kent St.
Louisville
North Carolina
Oregon St.
Rice
Rutgers
San Jose St.
Texas St.
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