This week's #1 is the same in Oregon, but there are some changes behind them. Kansas State moves to up #2 replacing Alabama, but the Crimson Tide, while losing over 4 ratings points, only falls to #3 because of the big lead in ratings points they had. Oklahoma was supposed to beat Baylor by more than 8 at home and as a result drops 2 spots to #6 allowing Florida, despite losing ratings points, and Texas A&M, to move ahead of them.
Notre Dame, who my computer has never really liked, has a closer than expected game, even with the lower expectations, with Boston College and loses ratings points and falls to #8.
The BCS compatible algorithm ratings and rankings have some changes too with Notre Dame falling from #1 to #3 simply because they played a weak opponent. This is a clear example of how the rules the BCS has for the computers aren't exactly fair as regardless of the score, Notre Dame was in a lose lose situation by having to play a weak opponent. The result is K-State is up to #1 and even Florida moves ahead of ND to #2 because their close win, the margin of victory doesn't count with this algorithm, was against a stronger opponent than Notre Dame's, didn't hurt them as much.
Oregon does move up to #4 in the BCS algorithm ahead of Alabama based on the loss. Oregon will be helped in coming weeks by finally playing some stronger opponents. And thanks to Alabama losing, may not be in the position of being left out of the BCS picture like they were last week.
The top-25 is below, full ratings on the site.
|2||Kansas St||92.822||10-0||73.146||+1, -3.018|
|5||Texas A&M||87.778||8-2||74.756||+3, +0.785|
|8||Notre Dame||86.158||10-0||73.481||-2, -2.523|
|9||Southern Cal||86.011||7-3||74.919||+3, +0.966|
|11||South Carolina||85.332||8-2||74.303||+0, -1.075|
|12||Oregon St||85.221||7-2||78.358||-3, -1.499|
|14||Oklahoma St||82.727||6-3||70.954||+3, -0.267|
|15||Florida St||82.697||9-1||62.768||-2, -1.875|
|17||Ohio State||82.357||10-0||68.183||-3, -1.455|
|19||Utah St||81.706||8-2||66.659||+1, -0.626|
|23||Arizona St||79.610||5-5||75.516||-2, -2.699|
|25||Texas Tech||79.535||7-3||72.615||-6, -2.959|