- Oklahoma - no, I did not rig the computer to do this. The model takes opponents' winning percentage as a strength of schedule measure, and the Sooners have played one of the tougher schedules this year. And they've played poorly against most of that schedule.
- Missouri - this week will mark the first time in recorded history that 1 vs 2 in my poll have paired off. It makes me challenge the validity of my rankings. Conversely, Missouri has exceeded the average performance against it's opponents and has played a reasonably tough schedule.
- Auburn - no surprise here. They've played well this year against a tough schedule.
- Boise State - BSU's foes have a below 500 winning percentage. That's not going to get better. However, they beat their opponents by more than anyone else that plays them. This is a good team.
- Ohio State - they have one loss, to the 25th rated team in my model, (Wisconsin). Wisconsin wins ugly.
- Stanford - they should be ranked higher than this on quarterback tackling technique alone.
- Michigan State - best fake field goal this year.
- TCU - the opponents .500 winning percentage is hurting the Frogs. Upcoming games against Air Force and Utah should solidify this. Now they need to win the games.
- Oklahoma State - the offense is surprisingly effective this year. Their defense? middle of the pack.
- Oregon - I've watched a few of their games this year. They look awesome, so I think this is low. From a computer model perspective, their foes to date have been mediocre. Stanford is the only team with a winning record and New Mexico, Tennessee and Washington State have combined for three wins. As they go through the Pac 10, this will improve.
- LSU - the computer does not factor in luck.
Friday, October 22, 2010
LandThieves CFB Poll Week 7
I've done my own computer rankings this year. They're a little late for this week, but here goes for the top 11: