Sunday, November 28, 2010

College Football Top 25 11/28

Boise State lost their first game of the season, throwing the rankings for a loop (we're not gonna talk about Iowa). On the other end though, Stanford dominated a good Oregon State team. What's the payoff? Take a look.

Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 Stanford 11 1 661.75 80.31
2 Oregon 11 0 568.29 57.06
3 Boise St 10 1 549.55 36.42
4 TCU 12 0 481.89 26.21
5 Ohio State 11 1 418.07 39.43
6 Alabama 9 3 344.51 55.54
7 Oklahoma 10 2 281.27 74.29
8 Missouri 10 2 245.19 53.65
9 Auburn 12 0 221.93 61.89
10 Nebraska 10 2 221.1 46.44
11 South Carolina 9 3 213.89 63.61
12 Arkansas 10 2 213.52 55.75
13 Oklahoma St 10 2 210.48 50.59
14 Virginia Tech 10 2 210.14 42.9
15 Texas A&M 9 3 199.78 72.04
16 Florida St 9 3 199.09 53.78
17 Wisconsin 11 1 181.14 34.47
18 Arizona 7 4 174.44 72.56
19 LSU 10 2 163.74 59.33
20 Iowa 7 5 157.77 44.34
21 Arizona St 5 6 154.18 77.87
22 Nevada 11 1 150.54 26.7
23 Southern Cal 7 5 139.44 104.72
24 West Virginia 8 3 137.5 35.3
25 Florida 7 5 135.75 67.95

That's right, Stanford is now the best team in the nation. After a couple of dominating wins against pretty good teams the Cardinal have established themselves at the top of the rankings. There's a lot of excitement about being #4 in the BCS, but Stanford may be sold short by that. Should a team ranked that high, well higher than Auburn, get a shot at the championship game? To look at that we have to take a look at the no MoV rankings, which aren't for predicting, but instead evaluate what a team has accomplished.

Rank Team W L Rating SOS
1 Auburn 12 0 27.65 6.91
2 Oregon 11 0 25.63 6.4
3 Oklahoma 10 2 25.24 10.01
4 Stanford 11 1 23.96 7.54
5 Missouri 10 2 23.37 9.27
6 TCU 12 0 22.46 5.61
7 Texas A&M 9 3 21.03 10.51
8 Oklahoma St 10 2 20.05 7.95
9 LSU 10 2 19.49 7.73
10 Arkansas 10 2 19.09 7.57

Stanford now sits at 4 (sounds familiar), but the number 1 and 2 are Auburn and Oregon, just like the BCS. Maybe there'll be some upsets next week, but if not the nation's best college football team will have proved it all too late.
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