SMART Power Rankings Week 9: New point system

NoVA Buckeye's picture
October 28, 2012 at 2:55p
18 Comments

 

Wekcome to the 2012 season's second installment of the SMART Power Rankings! We have a new point system that goes as follows:

 

24 points for victory over BCS opponent

20 points for victory over Non-AQ opponent

16 points for victory over FCS opponent

12 points for each victory over a DII opponent

 

And for the teams you play, you get points based on their wins. (THIS IS THE PART THAT CHANGED)

 

3 points for each win your opponent has over a BCS team

2 points for each win your opponent has over a Non-AQ opponent

1 point for each win your opponent has over a FCS or DII opponent

 

Without further ado, here are the rankings!

1. Notre Dame (8-0)

2. Florida (7-1)

3. Alabama (8-0)

4. Ohio State (9-0)

5. Kansas State (8-0)

6. Oregon State (6-1)

7. Oregon (8-0)

8. Stanford (6-2)

9. Georgia (7-1)

10. LSU (7-1)

11. Clemson (7-1)

12. South Carolina (7-2)

13. Nebraska (6-2)

14. Florida State (8-1)

15. Arizona (5-3)

16. Louisville (8-0)

17. Oklahoma (5-2)

18. Texas Tech (6-2)

19. UCLA (6-2)

20. Rutgers (7-1)

21. Northwestern (7-2)

22. Texas A&M (6-2)

23. West Virginia (5-2)

24. Duke (6-3)

25. Penn State (5-3)

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26. USC (6-2)

27. Mississippi State (7-1)

28. Michigan (5-3)

29. Iowa State (5-3)

30. Michigan State (5-4)

31. Texas (6-2)

32. Cincinnati (5-2)

33. Boise State (7-1)

34. Oklahoma State (5-2)

35. Miami (FL) (4-4)

 

Any questions, comments, and concerns go in the comments section. Be constructive as always. GO BUCKS!

Comments

BuckeyeinAnnArbor's picture

Hmm I would have to question any ranking system that puts us ahead of Oregon.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

My system doesn't like Oregon. It loves Arizona, though.

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

sirclovis's picture

Well we have played 9 games, which is more than any other highly ranked team. So that probably explains some of it.

factor11's picture

To to this point, maybe you could average it out over total games played so it speaks more clearly week to week.  At the end of the season there would be no problem though.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It IS averaged out over games played.

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

sirclovis's picture

My bad! Sorry for assuming that.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

It wouldn't explain why Oregon State is ahead of Oregon

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

FloridaBuck's picture

Too bad these don't determine the NC game. I'd just like to see Saban lose his mind. Haha

NoVA Buckeye's picture

To be fair, Bama moved up one spot from last week in this ranking.

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Golden Buckeye's picture

I'd say it's a tiny bit high on Duke...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

The points don't lie. They may have been blown out by FSU, but it's who you play, not how you play. They have a quality win over UNC and quality losses vs FSU and Stanford. Unfortunately, they're being fed to the dogs next week with Clemson. Should win at least 8 games this year.

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

cplunk's picture

You should only get points for your opponent's wins if you beat them. Or maybe only half those points if you lose. Currently the system rewards you for playing a winning team, even if that team beats you by 40 or 50

NoVA Buckeye's picture

That's not a bad idea.

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

sj52's picture

I like this. It really shows why Oregon is only #4 in the BCS and why Florida didn't drop very far in the BCS. Once Oregon plays USC this weekend and if they win they should shoot up these rankings.
End of season this will tell who has really played a good schedule and why they finish where they did in the BCS.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Agreed. Midseason, it's all over the place. By the Week 14 rankings, everything should be in order.

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

Buckpocalypse's picture

Pac12 has to be might angry with Arizona.  Put a damper on the marque matchup and makes Orgeons 2 big potential victories over a then minimum 4 loss team.

d.bradfordii's picture

Sorry but I have to disagree with your system.
1st - Since you can't know when you lock in the team schedule how many BCS, etc., teams you will play a couple of years from now - I don't see how this could ever be accurate. For example, going into this season, the AP pre-season poll had Michigan #8 and Wisconsis #12 - yet when we play them neither will be ranked in either the AP or the BCS polls - so now we'll play a weak schedule. Hmmm! 
2nd - I don't see any way ND and Florida should be ranked above Alabama, Oregon, or K-State.  Based on their body of work, some combination of Alabama, Oregon, and K-State have to be the top 3 teams at this point in the season (their exact order is debatable).

DEB II

NoVA Buckeye's picture

1. Rankings are a non-factor. Points a team earns for a victory over a team are changing by the week. For example, you could have 27 points for beating Indiana in October, but in the end have 39 points if they win out the rest of their schedule.
2. Margin of victory is very deceiving. Matchups are looked over in analysis, like how we match up better against Alabama and Florida than we would Oregon or Notre Dame based on offensive style. Wins and losses are the only thing that matters in this system. Florida and Notre Dame have beaten quality teams with a lot of wins as opposed to Alabama or Oregon who have played far inferior opponents to that point of the season.
It's not perfect. It won't be until everything is said and done. There are too many games left to be played. Florida will not finish in the top 2. Alabama will have a higher ranking.
I suggest you read up on my rules before you make harsh criticisms in the future.

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