Sunday, September 18, 2011

College Football Week 3 Ratings and Rankings

This week's ratings and rankings are now posted.  The computer is always handicapped a bit early in the season to try to adapt to how teams have changed from last year, but after 3 games we can begin to get a clearer picture of where the teams really rate.

LSU remains #1, but the gap has shrunk, even though it is still sizable at nearly 3 points over now #2 Stanford.  They along with Boise State and Alabama leap frog Oklahoma even though Oklahoma's rating improved nearly a point.  Oklahoma State's late win jumps them to #6 and Wisconsin is next at #7.

One-loss teams Oregon and TCU are next then a slew of other undefeated teams, the biggest movers in the top-25 being Clemson, Georgia Tech, Utah, and San Diego State.

The top-25 is below, the full rankings on the web-site.

Rank Team Rating Record Schedule Change
Rank Team Rating Record Schedule Change
1 LSU 90.242 3-0 68.674 +0, -2.074
2 Stanford 87.460 3-0 63.693 +4, +3.526
3 Boise St 86.771 2-0 72.873 +1, +1.158
4 Alabama 86.602 3-0 56.168 +1, +2.399
5 Oklahoma 86.423 2-0 73.460 -2, +0.760
6 Oklahoma St 85.699 3-0 65.824 +1, +2.006
7 Wisconsin 85.677 3-0 63.053 +2, +4.539
8 Oregon 84.116 2-1 69.308 -6, -2.855
9 TCU 81.159 2-1 69.554 -1, -0.853
10 Texas A&M 80.111 2-0 58.601 +1, +0.451
11 West Virginia 78.657 3-0 58.620 +12, +3.794
12 Clemson 78.264 3-0 65.019 +28, +7.138
13 South Carolina 77.750 3-0 70.038 -1, -1.606
14 South Florida 77.548 3-0 57.056 +12, +3.437
15 Georgia Tech 77.486 3-0 56.857 +23, +5.604
16 Virginia Tech 77.341 3-0 59.926 -1, -0.711
17 Nebraska 77.289 3-0 60.670 -1, -0.350
18 Florida 77.188 3-0 53.838 +2, +1.530
19 Utah 76.824 2-1 69.692 +26, +5.998
20 Arizona St 76.748 2-1 66.774 -3, -0.660
21 San Diego St 76.492 3-0 63.119 +29, +6.975
22 Florida St 76.322 2-1 57.797 -9, -2.989
23 Southern Cal 76.227 3-0 63.783 +13, +4.303
24 Illinois 75.891 3-0 60.806 -5, -0.867
25 Notre Dame 75.746 1-2 72.691 +12, +3.824