Sunday, October 17, 2010

2010 Week 7 College Football Ratings and Rankings; Oregon #1, TCU #2, Boise St #3

For the third week in a row, Oregon finds themselves at #1 and by a wide margin.  But there is a lot of change behind them with half of the top-10 being new members.  And with Oregon's fairly tough schedule the remainder of the year (3 are top-25 in the rankings and  all 6 are top-50) that gap could change or they could solidify their stranglehold.

The change behind them starts with TCU leapfrogging Boise State to move to #2 due primarily to BSU playing a far weaker opponent than TCU this week.  Stanford moves to #4 based on prior opponents USC and Notre Dame winning big and their only loss being to far and away #1 Oregon on the road.  Missouri leaps into the top-10 at #5 and Oklahoma moves up right behind them.  Michigan State also joins the top-10 as does Utah and Auburn with Iowa a hold over from last week between them.

With several new teams in the top-10, it can be helpful to look at performance charts.  First lets compare Missouri and Oklahoma, particularly since they are in a virtual ratings tie and play next week.

Missouri has been on a steady climb playing their two best games of the season the last two weeks.  OU on the other hand had their big win over FSU early, then struggled in a few games before having a good performance against a not so strong Iowa State this week.

Michigan State started off playing creampuffs so hard to judge them early, but has hit their stride the last 3 weeks.

Auburn has been pretty consistent, with the big win over Arkansas key to them moving up.

Interested in charts for all the teams?  Subscribe to the newsletter! Full rankings on the site, but top-30 below for quick reference.

1Oregon94.5766-064.927+0, +1.423
2TCU86.8707-064.904+2, +0.011
3Boise St86.4416-065.717+0, -1.266
4Stanford85.9625-174.387+3, +1.089
5Missouri84.7356-065.924+10, +3.066
6Oklahoma84.3276-071.651+6, +2.004
7Michigan St83.8997-064.501+11, +3.847
8Utah83.8226-060.297+8, +2.321
9Iowa82.8465-162.968+1, +0.034
10Auburn81.6017-068.101+13, +3.007
12Arizona St81.2833-374.883+7, +1.480
13Southern Cal81.1505-270.801+14, +4.168
14Ohio State80.9736-165.440-9, -5.885
15Alabama80.4896-168.229-6, -2.561
16Arizona80.3955-166.866-3, -1.804
17Florida St80.1776-166.197-6, -2.276
18LSU79.9367-066.946-1, -0.755
19South Carolina79.9264-271.073-5, -2.085
20Wisconsin79.4896-164.034+15, +5.276
21Nevada79.0236-163.571-15, -6.215
22Oklahoma St78.3486-063.639+7, +2.270
23Oregon St78.1503-379.300-2, -1.281
24Virginia Tech78.0425-267.068-4, -1.626
25Miami FL77.5884-268.702+0, -0.531
26Air Force77.5105-265.133+0, -0.237
27California77.4843-373.084-19, -5.656
28Texas76.8544-271.689+11, +3.564
29Mississippi St76.7565-266.731+1, +0.904
30North Carolina St75.6605-266.497-6, -2.635