SMART Power Rankings Week 11: After one week off...

NoVA Buckeye's picture
November 11, 2012 at 4:13p

After one week off, we are back with the next installment of the SMART rankings! The Top 25 will be as follows:

1. University of Notre Dame (10-0) 32.1

2. University of Florida (9-1) 30.6

3. University of Oregon (10-0) 30.2


5. Kansas State University (10-0) 29.9

6. University of Alabama (9-1) 29.3

7. Stanford University (8-2) 28.1

8. University of Georgia (9-1) 27.7

9. Oregon State University (7-2) 27.667

10. Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University (8-2) 27.5

11. Clemson University (9-1) 27.5

12. University of Nebraska (8-2) 27.2

13. University of South Carolina (8-2) 27.1

14. Louisiana State University (8-2) 26.9

15. Florida State University (9-1) 26.3

16. Rutgers University (8-1) 26.222

17. University of Oklahoma (7-2) 26.0

18. University of California- Los Angeles (8-2) 25.7

19. University of Texas- Austin (8-2) 24.9

20. University of Michigan (7-3) 24.9

21. Ball State University (7-3) 24.8

22. University of Louisville (9-1) 24.7

23. University of Cincinnati (7-2) 24.333

24. Kent State University (9-1) 24.3

25. University of Southern California (7-3) 24.3


#3 Oregon and #7 Stanford play Saturday in Eugene, OR.

2 MAC teams made the list!

Notre Dame and Florida have played tough schedules. The Gators play a weak FCS team on Saturday and the Irish play Wake Forest.

Ohio is only ranked #5 in the MAC due to this system, in case you were wondering where they were.

Florida has beaten the fabled Johnny Football in case you wonder why they're so high, but that is about 1/10th the reason why they're #2.

Okay everyone, share comments and thoughts below. Be constructive in your criticism.

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buckupnorth's picture

Good work and thanks for doing this.  Overall pretty fair, I think Florida and Stanford are too high but based purely on resumes I don't have any huge problems with them.

cplunk's picture

This is always interesting to me. Thanks for doing it.
I'm not sure if I agree with its results, but it is better than the AP poll to me. I don't think Oregon makes the championship game because they still face Stanford and Oregon State. They'll lose to one of those (my pick is Oregon State). Your system gives some hint as to why I think that.
I think Kansas State is the best team in football right now, but I can't prove it. I hope they get the chance to prove it for me.

cplunk's picture

BTW, just noticed the "NOVA" in your screen-name is for Northern Virginia. Where you from?
I grew up in Ohio but went to American University. I've lived in DC, Rockville, Silver Spring, and Fairfax, and currently live in Manassas.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Ashburn in Loudoun County.

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

Alhan's picture

Huh huh said manass... huh huh huh.


"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Florida and ND are way too high.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

And apparently, beating quality opponents no longer matters... c'mon...

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

hcazualcc's picture

1 lost florida ahead of undefeated kansas state...i'm sure the algorithm could explain it (probably SOS) but that would never fly right?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It's entirely SOS. Kansas State's top wins:
The U
Texas Tech
Florida's top wins:
South Carolina
Johnny Football (TAMU)

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

NoVA Buckeye's picture

By the way, I'd like to point out that the MAC's 3rd best team is ranked higher than the Big East's 2nd best team. Try figuring that one out.

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