NoVA Buckeye Power Rankings Week 6: Mass Chaos

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October 9, 2013 at 3:15 am

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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