Sunday, October 31, 2010

College Football Top 25 10/31

We lost a couple more undefeated teams this week, and there are now only 5 left. 3 of them sit atop the standings, but it's not the three you might expect. Here's this week's top 25:

Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 TCU 9 0 606.24 30.91
2 Oregon 8 0 526.21 41.04
3 Boise St 7 0 483.11 30.94
4 Alabama 7 1 454.32 58.69
5 Stanford 7 1 395.61 55.18
6 Ohio State 8 1 382.07 30.42
7 Missouri 7 1 358.17 67.45
8 Nebraska 7 1 330.13 53.4
9 Iowa 6 2 326.21 46.13
10 Oklahoma 7 1 288.85 76.21
11 Utah 8 0 285.21 21.64
12 Arizona 7 1 254.08 46.79
13 Oregon St 4 3 231.62 175.86
14 Auburn 9 0 220.7 65.6
15 Arkansas 6 2 199.91 56.47
16 Florida St 6 2 193.64 44.51
17 Southern Cal 5 3 192.53 85.95
18 Oklahoma St 7 1 191.85 49.24
19 Virginia Tech 6 2 185.81 38.95
20 South Carolina 6 2 185.49 64.54
21 California 4 4 168.05 80.35
22 Florida 5 3 164.57 82.55
23 Illinois 5 3 163.45 62
24 Texas A&M 5 3 161.47 51.94
25 LSU 7 1 158.3 56.87

TCU still reigns atop (I've already talked a couple of times about how they actually are the best team in the nation), closely followed by Oregon and Boise St. Alabama is still the best one loss team in the nation, and Iowa is the best with two losses. Auburn still lags behind the other undefeateds, but will get at least another week's pass before their real challenge begins. Either Georgia, Alabama, or somebody in the SEC championship game will knock them off.
Other teams of interest include:
32 Michigan St 8 1 130.81 46.23
33 Wisconsin 7 1 119.38 39.88
41 Texas 4 4 82.15 65.03
59 Washington 3 5 48.61 151.14
73 Northwestern 6 2 37.44 19.04
426 Georgetown DC 3 6 0.52 0.79

Texas and Northwestern are now in serious bowl hunts. The Wildcats in particular may be 6-2, but will be underdogs in all four of their remaining games. It'll be a fight to keep Jimmy out of Detroit this year.

For a look ahead at the BCS standings, here's my no MoV top 10:
Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 Auburn 9 0 32.26 8.06
2 Missouri 7 1 29.87 10.56
3 Oklahoma 7 1 27.66 9.78
4 TCU 9 0 25.7 6.42
5 LSU 7 1 24.71 8.73
6 Boise St 7 0 23.52 5.88
7 Nebraska 7 1 22.11 7.81
8 Oregon 8 0 21.64 5.41
9 Alabama 7 1 20.46 7.23
10 Utah 8 0 20.06 5.01

Auburn looks again like they'll top the BCs, with Oregon close behind still lacking the computer ratings (although they are 2nd in Sagarin's Elo rank this week). Missouri may have lost, but they're not dropping too far because they lost to a very good Nebraska team. While the Tigers may be out of the title hunt, they still play a roll. If they maintain their current record they could stay ahead of Boise St providing cushion for other 1 loss teams like Alabama or Oklahoma who may move up with more difficult wins. Once again, thanks to poor human polling and a week schedule, the best team in the nation, the TCU Horned Frogs, would be on the outside looking in if the championship happened today.
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2 comments:

  1. Cats will go 8-4 with a win against the Illini and either Penn State or Iowa. BOok It. Dad

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  2. I'll call Uncle Leo and let him know - Allison

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