NoVA Buckeye Power Rankings Week 6: Mass Chaos

NoVA Buckeye's picture
October 9, 2013 at 3:15a

The season is still young, so I have released an updated version of my power rankings from last season. In this format, teams get 24 points for a win over a BCS foe, 20 points for winning over a Non-AQ, and 16 points for beating a FCS foe. (0 points for DII or below if applicable. You deserve nothing if you schedule a DII or lower team) plus 2 points for each FBS win that team has and 1 point for each FCS win that team has. This completely throws out media bias and only takes into consideration wins and losses and quality opponents.

Without ado, here are the rankings:

1. Stanford (27.4)

2. (tie) Alabama (27.2)

2. (tie) Clemson (27.2)

2. (tie) Florida State (27.2)

5. Oklahoma (26.6)

6. UCLA (26.5)

7. Oregon (26.4)

8. Michigan (26.2)

9. Georgia (25.6)

10. Miami (FL) (25.4)

11. Ohio State (25.1667)

12. Missouri (25)

13. Northern Illinois (24.4)

14. (tie) Texas Tech (24.2)

14. (tie) South Carolina (24.2)

16. (tie) Baylor (24)

17. (tie) Auburn (24)

18. (tie) Louisville (23.6)

19. (tie) Florida (23.6)

20. (tie) LSU (23)

20. (tie) Houston (23)

22. Fresno State (22.8)

23. Virginia Tech (22.3333)

24. Pittsburgh (22.25)

25. Texas A&M (22)

FRINGE TEAMS (Maryland, East Carolina, Notre Dame, UCF, Washington, Michigan State, Northwestern, Oregon State, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Ball State, Washington State, Ohio, Arizona State)


1. It's early. There isn't enough parity to keep teams separate from the pack yet.

2. FCS games suck. Ohio State and Notre Dame were high on last years rankings because they avoided FCS games, but since Ohio State happened to play one of the worst FCS teams, it's hurting them greatly right now. Old Dominion, who has a winning record, also happens to play more FCS games than any school in the country, which is why they clock in at 75. Ohio State's opponents from out of conference aren't doing very many favors (Buffalo, 58, San Diego State, 79, California, 105, Florida A&M, unranked)

3. Not the same as AP poll. Should be obvious why.

4. ONLY TWO BIG TEN TEAMS. Michigan is ranked higher mainly because they didn't play an FCS team, but the rest of the conference is absent. (Illinois, 57, Indiana, 43, Michigan State, 31, Minnesota, 52, Northwestern, 32, Penn State, 54, Purdue, 113, and Wisconsin, 62)

5. BOTTOM 5:

5. New Mexico State

4. Western Michigan

3. Georgia State

2. Southern Miss

1. Miami (OH)


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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

This can't be right...
I only see 2 SEC teams in the top 10.
There should ALWAYS be 10 SEC teams in the top 10.

FitzBuck's picture

I like your system and it will be interesting to see the week 11 and 12 shakeups

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It becomes more clear towards the end of the season. Midseason is when all the madness happens. Georgia is going to be 2013's version of 2012 Florida IMO. They'll win a lot but they're still not that good when everything's all said and done.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Deadly Nuts's picture

Style points need to be involved... Not as much as the media likes to use them but they have to mean something. A team that beats Uconn by 3 should not get the same amount of points as a team that beats them by 30.


NoVA Buckeye's picture

I don't think it's worth giving style points especially when teams are leaving their starters in the 4th quarter up 50 with 10 minutes to go and throwing the football. It's not worth rewarding that.
As for the UConn example, matchups, matchups, matchups... Most teams match up differently and if you can overcome those bad matchups to win, then you deserve the same reward as someone with a comfortable win, no matter how bad that team is.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

icbuck's picture

If not style points, how about credit for covering the spread?