Ohio State Clear #1 in Computer Rankings

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LandonTruckedCollins's picture

Do you mind a short summary? You need a subscription to NY Times to view that.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Added a few quotes for some 'meat on the bones' as it were.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Sonof'47alum's picture

Here is some more from the article:

“Of the 99 computer rankings tracked by Massey Ratings, which use a variety of methodologies, 64 pick Ohio State at No. 1. Only 31 choose L.S.U.”

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youra6's picture

The other 4 must have picked Minnesota right? /s

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Trapper99's picture

The answer is always Alabama

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BrutusB's picture

(In case anyone's actually curious like I was - Clemson got all four)

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Extramedium's picture

They all must believe there is a "defending champion" in college football and use the "#1 till they lose!!" analytical approach

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Byaaaahhh's picture

There's at least something to be said about their recent performance. I realize they've never played anybody good but they're not barely escaping against B- and C-tier teams on a week-to-week basis. They're blowing out their admittedly weak opponents by a healthy margin each week. I just feel like people are expecting a Clemson that's just surviving and they really haven't been that team at all except for one time. Now if they had a big boy schedule, who knows? Maybe they would. Just saying, you can't make a call one way or the other because their schedule tells us nothing. 

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drinks2muchcoffee's picture

Saw in an article the other day that this OSU team has broken a new record for highest rating in the FPI and Sagarin computer scores

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cajunbuckeye's picture

FYI I've got the Buckeyes at #1 on my list...

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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CALPOPPY's picture

...and you are on a computer. So, it fits!

Memento mori

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Don't rank angry.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Hostility doesn't always equate to success, but it's been my go to emotion for most situations. I'm a blast at company Christmas parties.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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BrutusB's picture

Usually there's a range of "opinion" from the computers, but it's kind of crazy that our absolute lowest rating is a 3.

If you're looking for the weirdest top 5, I nominate 'England':  1. OSU  2. Auburn  3. PSU  4. LSU  5. Utah
 

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EnonBuck79's picture

Its Aubrexit....from reality.

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ExpatBuckeye's picture

How about the Colley Ratings? 

1.  Ohio St     0.972976 9-0 0.578082: 16 2 4 W: #7 Cincinnati
2.  LSU     0.970771 9-0 0.575386: 20 4 5 W: #12 Alabama
3.  Minnesota     0.889760 9-0 0.476374: 95 1 1 W: #5 Penn St
4.  Clemson     0.888429 10-0 0.466115: 99 0 3 W: #38 Texas A&M
5.  Penn St     0.871493 8-1 0.565158: 25 1 3 W: #19 Michigan
6.  Baylor     0.854959 9-0 0.433839: 118 0 3 W: #29 Kansas St
7.  Cincinnati     0.843882 8-1 0.531411: 48 0 2 W: #34 UCF
8.  Oregon     0.842977 8-1 0.530305: 49 0 2 W: #28 USC
9.  SMU     0.831825 9-1 0.498189: 76 0 1 W: #39 Temple
10.  Memphis     0.827731 8-1 0.511671: 60 2 3 W: #9 SMU

https://www.colleyrankings.com/currank.html

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ExpatBuckeye's picture

Even better is Colley's Conference rankings:

1. Big 10 33-8 
2. Big 12 24-6 
3. American 33-13 
4. SEC 34-13
5. Pac-12 24-11 
6. ACC 31-14 
7. MWC 29-18 
8. S Belt 22-18 
9. Ind FBS 19-30 
CUSA 23-31 
MAC 
FCS 

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BrutusB's picture

Lol I like the AAC as much as the next guy, but you're going to have a hard time convincing me they have three top 10 teams.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Agreed.  I'm an unabashed AAC apologist and a Navy fan, but those ratings won't hold up.  Colley relies too heavily on W-L records, IMO.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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WorthyBuck's picture

Those rankings from Colley are ridiculous/terrible and undercut the reliability of computer polls.  That is a joke. 

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NorthBerg's picture

There are lies, damn lies, then there are statistics.

All the glowing numbers will be for naught unless Ohio State continues to win.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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NorthBerg's picture

Bienvenido !

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

This does some nice graphical analysis of SP+ numbers.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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BurnerAccount's picture

This is a great find! I'd upvote, but I can't yet.

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PhillyNut's picture

Done for you

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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Eddie27Zeke15's picture

I like all computer models which confirm my bias!

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McGrind's picture

I have a post-it note on my computer that has “Buckeye #1”...so I guess 100 computer polls.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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