2008 College Football Rankings—Final

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Well the season is now over, and I can post the final, true rankings of all 726 the teams that play college football, based solely and objectively on their results and strength of schedule. As a result, Florida wins the 2008 Calix Cari.

RankTeamRecordQuality
1Florida13-18.6548
2Southern Cal12-18.3860
3Texas12-18.2603
4Oklahoma12-28.0736
5Utah13-07.7388
6Alabama12-27.5034
7Penn State11-27.4032
8Texas Tech11-27.3976
9TCU11-27.1619
10Georgia10-37.1528
11Oregon10-36.9453
12Ohio State10-36.9350
13Oregon St9-46.9265
14Boise St12-16.8864
15California9-46.8089
16Virginia Tech10-46.7947
17Mississippi9-46.7898
18Missouri10-46.7310
19Florida St9-46.7062
20Oklahoma St9-46.5858
21Nebraska9-46.5372
22Iowa9-46.5184
23Pittsburgh9-46.4954
24Georgia Tech9-46.4562
25Cincinnati11-36.4449

If you are concerned about how the truth of my rankings compare to the opinions of coaches and sportswritters, I’ve posted the Calix Cari rankings along side the Coaches’ and media polls.

Rank Calix Cari Coaches' AP
1 Florida Florida Florida
2 Southern Cal USC Utah
3 Texas Texas USC
4 Oklahoma Utah Texas
5 Utah Oklahoma Oklahoma
6 Alabama Alabama Alabama
7 Penn State TCU TCU
8 Texas Tech Penn State Penn State
9 TCU Oregon Ohio State
10 Georgia Georgia Oregon
11 Oregon Ohio State Boise State
12 Ohio State Texas Tech Texas Tech
13 Oregon St Boise State Georgia
14 Boise St Virginia Tech Mississippi
15 California Mississippi Virginia Tech
16 Virginia Tech Missouri Oklahoma State
17 Mississippi Cincinnati Cincinnati
18 Missouri Oklahoma State Oregon State
19 Florida St Oregon State Missouri
20 Oklahoma St Iowa Iowa
21 Nebraska Brigham Young Florida State
22 Iowa Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
23 Pittsburgh Florida State West Virginia
24 Georgia Tech Michigan State Michigan State
25 Cincinnati California Brigham Young
RankTeamRecordQuality
1Florida13-18.6548
2Southern Cal12-18.3860
3Texas12-18.2603
4Oklahoma12-28.0736
5Utah13-07.7388
6Alabama12-27.5034
7Penn State11-27.4032
8Texas Tech11-27.3976
9TCU11-27.1619
10Georgia10-37.1528
11Oregon10-36.9453
12Ohio State10-36.9350
13Oregon St9-46.9265
14Boise St12-16.8864
15California9-46.8089
16Virginia Tech10-46.7947
17Mississippi9-46.7898
18Missouri10-46.7310
19Florida St9-46.7062
20Oklahoma St9-46.5858
21Nebraska9-46.5372
22Iowa9-46.5184
23Pittsburgh9-46.4954
24Georgia Tech9-46.4562
25Cincinnati11-36.4449
26Wake Forest8-56.4446
27North Carolina8-56.4372
28West Virginia9-46.4079
29Brigham Young10-36.4052
30Boston College9-56.3868
31Michigan St9-46.3695
32LSU8-56.2130
33Kansas8-56.1555
34Clemson7-66.1546
35Arizona8-56.0776
36South Carolina7-66.0762
37Miami FL7-66.0183
38Northwestern9-45.9573
39Maryland8-55.9014
40Vanderbilt7-65.8682
41Rutgers8-55.8606
42Connecticut8-55.8570
43James Madison12-25.8453
44Tulsa11-35.8191
45Virginia5-75.7343
46South Florida8-55.7300
47Rice10-35.7173
48Ball St12-25.6531
49North Carolina St6-75.6269
50Air Force8-55.5654
51Navy8-55.5515
52East Carolina9-55.5005
53Notre Dame7-65.4922
54Richmond13-35.4800
55Wisconsin7-65.4076
56Kentucky7-65.3890
57Stanford5-75.3352
58Duke4-85.2789
59Houston8-55.2408
60Arizona St5-75.1905
61Villanova10-35.1734
62Tennessee5-75.1676
63Arkansas5-75.1634
64Montana14-25.1533
65Colorado St7-65.1419
66Baylor4-85.1313
67Colorado5-75.1090
68Nevada7-65.0586
69Auburn5-75.0575
70Minnesota7-65.0144
71Appalachian St11-34.9410
72Western Michigan9-44.8985
73Illinois5-74.8856
74Hawai`i7-74.8112
75Buffalo8-64.7952
76Southern Miss7-64.7833
77Kansas St5-74.7623
78Troy8-54.6833
79Wofford9-34.6675
80UCLA4-84.6653
81Fresno St7-64.6401
82Louisiana Tech8-54.6214
83Purdue4-84.5867
84UNLV5-74.5567
85Central Michigan8-54.5538
86New Hampshire10-34.5232
87Texas A&M4-84.5039
88Northern Iowa12-34.4671
89New Mexico4-84.4503
90Louisville5-74.3955
91Abilene Christian11-14.3217
92Weber St10-44.3124
93William & Mary7-44.3094
94NW Missouri St13-24.3000
95Mississippi St4-84.2905
96Cal Poly SLO8-34.2667
97UTEP5-74.2445
98Bowling Green6-64.2387
99San Jose St6-64.2158
100Michigan3-94.1824
101Florida Atlantic7-64.1138
102Memphis6-74.1042
103Massachusetts7-54.0343
104Harvard9-14.0329
105Syracuse3-93.9927
106Temple5-73.9832
107Elon8-43.9143
108Northern Illinois6-73.9095
109Marshall4-83.8956
110Southern Illinois9-33.8472
111Maine8-53.8429
112Utah St3-93.7883
113Louisiana-Lafayette6-63.7841
114Akron5-73.7716
115Wyoming4-83.7507
116Arkansas St6-63.7371
117Central Florida4-83.7194
118Central Arkansas10-23.7005
119Pittsburg St11-23.6775
120Furman7-53.6211
121Florida Int'l5-73.5849
122Indiana3-93.5667
123Iowa St2-103.5548
124Eastern Washington6-53.5498
125Grand Valley St11-13.5315
126Middle Tennessee St5-73.5240
127Liberty10-23.5107
128Minnesota-Duluth15-03.4504
129Georgia Southern6-53.4421
130Alabama-Birmingham4-83.3784
131Ohio U.4-83.3154
132West Texas A&M11-23.3022
133Washington0-123.2965
134Colgate9-33.2954
135Washington St2-113.1926
136San Diego St2-103.1833
137Central Washington10-23.1705
138Army3-93.1592
139Jacksonville St8-33.1547
140Brown7-33.1286
141McNeese St7-43.0965
142Holy Cross7-43.0897
143Montana St7-53.0807
144South Dakota St7-53.0712
145Delaware4-83.0329
146Kent St4-83.0295
147North Alabama12-23.0274
148South Carolina St10-32.9908
149Eastern Kentucky8-42.9244
150Toledo3-92.8989
151Northwestern St7-52.8665
152Samford6-52.8546
153Louisiana-Monroe4-82.8441
154Lafayette7-42.8434
155Northern Arizona6-52.8431
156New Mexico St3-92.8276
157Tulane2-102.7927
158Pennsylvania6-42.7898
159Tennessee-Martin8-42.7699
160Texas St-San Marcos8-52.7534
161Eastern Michigan3-92.7313
162SMU1-112.7210
163Grambling St11-22.7011
164North Dakota St6-52.6947
165Western Illinois6-52.6704
166Yale6-42.6203
167Hofstra4-82.5875
168Delta St10-22.5707
169The Citadel4-82.5664
170Albany NY9-32.5626
171Nebraska-Omaha7-42.5626
172Central Missouri7-42.5037
173Western Kentucky2-102.4998
174Sacramento St6-62.4366
175Tennessee St8-42.4239
176Miami OH2-102.3958
177Idaho2-102.3170
178Mount Union15-02.3120
179Sioux Falls14-02.3062
180North Dakota6-42.2925
181Carroll MT13-12.2766
182Florida A&M9-32.2412
183Lehigh5-62.2206
184Trinity CT8-02.2172
185Sam Houston St4-62.2047
186Tarleton St8-32.1544
187UC-Davis5-72.1338
188Coastal Carolina6-62.1126
189Southern Utah4-72.1031
190UW-Whitewater13-22.0766
191Stony Brook5-62.0765
192Charleston Southern7-52.0720
193TAMU-Kingsville7-42.0633
194SE Louisiana St5-72.0536
195Portland St4-72.0499
196Ashland9-42.0483
197Nicholls St3-62.0229
198Towson3-92.0095
199Washburn6-51.9838
200Valdosta St9-31.9732
201Northeastern2-101.9606
202Rhode Island3-91.9361
203Prairie View A&M9-11.9179
204California PA12-21.9087
205Gardner-Webb5-61.8844
206South Dakota6-51.8733
207Midwestern St6-41.8291
208Western Carolina3-91.8159
209Western Oregon7-41.8038
210Chadron St11-21.7882
211Minn St-Mankato9-31.7790
212North Texas1-111.7748
213Princeton4-61.7553
214Western Washington6-51.7418
215Bethune-Cookman8-31.7386
216Wayne St MI8-31.7191
217Eastern Illinois5-71.7073
218Missouri St4-71.6766
219Stephen F. Austin4-81.6679
220Monmouth NJ7-41.5775
221Central Oklahoma7-41.5691
222Youngstown St4-81.5450
223Cornell NY4-61.5325
224Fordham5-61.5275
225Missouri Western6-61.5254
226Saginaw Valley St7-31.5224
227Wayne St NE9-31.5097
228Michigan Tech8-31.4888
229Bloomsburg11-21.4733
230St Francis IN12-11.4642
231Southern U.6-51.3804
232Illinois St3-81.3556
233San Diego9-21.3373
234Hampton6-51.3344
235VMI4-71.3333
236Morgan St6-61.3005
237Central Conn St7-41.2984
238Augustana SD8-41.2613
239Hillsdale7-41.1956
240Williams6-21.1937
241Murray St5-71.1733
242Northern Colorado1-101.1665
243Bucknell5-61.1422
244Chattanooga1-111.1397
245Willamette11-11.1206
246Morningside10-21.1199
247Tuskegee10-11.1095
248Idaho St1-111.0803
249Jacksonville FL9-41.0506
250Presbyterian4-81.0409
251Arkansas-Monticello7-41.0363
252Montana St-Northern7-31.0245
253Norfolk St5-71.0152
254Indiana PA8-20.9682
255St Cloud St7-40.9573
256Truman St4-70.9527
257Edinboro9-20.9508
258SE Oklahoma St6-50.9265
259SE Missouri St4-80.9263
260Henderson St5-50.9176
261Dayton9-30.9107
262Ouachita Baptist7-30.8839
263Tusculum9-40.8804
264Mary Hardin-Baylor12-20.8796
265Delaware St5-60.8700
266Middlebury5-30.8477
267Jackson St7-50.8090
268Emporia St4-70.7821
269Columbia2-80.7783
270Amherst5-30.7762
271West Chester9-40.7684
272Ferris St6-50.7566
273Carson-Newman7-40.7524
274TAMU-Commerce5-50.7273
275St John's MN8-30.7180
276UNC-Pembroke9-10.7109
277Wingate8-30.7066
278Newberry6-40.7042
279Otterbein9-20.6908
280Nebraska-Kearney7-40.6490
281Dixie St4-70.6424
282Bryant7-40.6411
283UW-Stevens Point9-20.6389
284Lindenwood11-20.6345
285Mars Hill7-40.5899
286Winona St6-50.5797
287Sacred Heart8-30.5695
288Indianapolis5-60.5225
289Tennessee Tech3-90.5215
290Austin Peay2-90.5205
291Colorado Mines8-40.4820
292MidAmerica Nazarene10-10.4737
293Arkansas Tech5-50.4675
294North Central11-10.3732
295Missouri Southern4-70.3695
296Hardin-Simmons9-20.3607
297Wheaton11-30.3579
298Concordia-Moorhead6-40.3117
299Alabama A&M5-70.2984
300Millsaps11-10.2936
301Tufts4-40.2605
302Robert Morris5-60.2260
303St Thomas7-30.2197
304East Stroudsburg9-20.1996
305Langston10-30.1929
306Glenville St8-30.1648
307Mercyhurst7-40.1354
308Angelo St3-80.1222
309Georgetown DC2-80.1197
310Wesley9-20.1002
311UW-Eau Claire6-40.0964
312Franklin11-20.0877
313Dakota Wesleyan7-30.0722
314Seton Hill10-30.0642
315Wartburg10-30.0617
316SW Minnesota St6-50.0604
317Mesa St6-50.0433
318Northwestern IA7-30.0310
319Dartmouth0-100.0129
320Albany St GA7-4-0.0047
321Monmouth IL11-1-0.0391
322Friends10-1-0.0472
323North Carolina Central4-7-0.0532
324Carleton7-3-0.0584
325Catawba6-4-0.0618
326Salisbury9-2-0.0631
327Fort Hays St2-9-0.0719
328Alabama St3-8-0.0720
329Eastern Oregon5-6-0.0740
330Occidental9-1-0.0786
331Bowdoin4-4-0.0816
332Linfield6-3-0.0867
333Fayetteville St8-2-0.0870
334Ohio Dominican7-3-0.0977
335Missouri S&T7-4-0.0993
336Cumberlands KY10-2-0.1334
337Delaware Valley8-3-0.1535
338American Int'l9-2-0.1845
339NW Oklahoma St9-2-0.2027
340Gustavus Adolphus6-4-0.2359
341West Liberty St7-4-0.2401
342St Olaf6-4-0.2467
343Drake6-5-0.2498
344Baker8-4-0.2569
345Southern Conn St8-3-0.2614
346Augustana IL7-3-0.3035
347Muhlenberg9-2-0.3243
348Nebraska Wesleyan7-3-0.3330
349Butler6-5-0.3387
350Duquesne3-7-0.3484
351St Xavier7-4-0.3620
352Cal Lutheran7-2-0.3621
353Redlands7-2-0.3824
354Marist4-7-0.3925
355Humboldt St2-9-0.3964
356Missouri Valley7-3-0.4057
357Cortland St11-2-0.4109
358Bethel MN5-5-0.4220
359West Alabama4-7-0.4352
360Elizabeth City St7-4-0.4360
361Shaw8-3-0.4553
362Winston-Salem St3-8-0.4576
363Montana Tech4-7-0.4638
364UW-Stout5-5-0.4873
365Morehead St6-6-0.4914
366Charleston WV7-4-0.4982
367Rocky Mountain4-7-0.5213
368Bemidji St5-6-0.5323
369SW Baptist5-6-0.5332
370East Central OK3-8-0.5516
371Southern Oregon3-7-0.5581
372Albright8-3-0.5662
373Southern Arkansas2-8-0.5784
374West Virginia St7-3-0.5811
375Indiana St0-12-0.5941
376Morehouse6-4-0.5996
377Shorter9-3-0.6005
378St Ambrose8-4-0.6029
379Augsburg5-5-0.6157
380Hampden-Sydney8-2-0.6385
381Alcorn St2-10-0.6589
382Harding2-9-0.6714
383Concordia-St Paul4-7-0.6957
384Wash & Jeff11-2-0.6958
385Ottawa8-2-0.7164
386Arkansas-Pine Bluff3-9-0.7170
387Baldwin-Wallace5-5-0.7415
388Hastings7-4-0.7451
389Trinity TX8-2-0.7542
390Ohio Northern5-5-0.7591
391Northern Michigan2-8-0.7759
392Ithaca9-2-0.7792
393DePauw8-2-0.7797
394Trine10-1-0.7820
395Texas Southern4-8-0.7877
396Adams St5-6-0.7897
397Fort Valley St6-5-0.7908
398Christopher Newport8-2-0.8065
399Hobart9-2-0.8171
400Azusa Pacific2-8-0.8222
401North Carolina A&T3-9-0.8346
402Lambuth8-4-0.8390
403Malone6-4-0.8414
404Moravian8-3-0.8439
405UW-La Crosse3-7-0.8465
406Slippery Rock5-6-0.8481
407John Carroll5-5-0.8490
408Montana-Western2-9-0.8551
409Clark Atlanta6-5-0.8729
410Wabash10-2-0.8750
411Eastern New Mexico2-9-0.8755
412SW Oklahoma St3-8-0.8765
413Mary4-7-0.8813
414Shepherd5-5-0.8848
415UW-Platteville4-6-0.8879
416Northwood2-8-0.9046
417Dickinson St7-4-0.9350
418Whitworth6-3-0.9381
419Findlay2-9-0.9532
420Catholic9-2-0.9597
421Union KY9-3-0.9633
422Louisiana College7-3-0.9749
423Ripon8-2-0.9854
424Lycoming7-4-0.9920
425Capital5-5-0.9987
426Hamilton2-6-1.0051
427Quincy6-5-1.0061
428UW-Oshkosh4-5-1.0132
429Benedictine KS7-4-1.0181
430Davidson4-7-1.0216
431Colby3-5-1.0238
432Lebanon Valley6-4-1.0289
433Rowan8-2-1.0833
434Sterling7-3-1.0942
435Northeastern St OK1-10-1.1187
436Johns Hopkins8-3-1.1195
437Simpson7-3-1.1253
438Case Western Reserve10-1-1.1340
439Buena Vista7-3-1.1616
440Tiffin1-10-1.2118
441North Greenville2-9-1.2130
442Savannah St5-7-1.2182
443Howard1-10-1.2261
444Montclair St8-3-1.2449
445McKendree6-4-1.2578
446Wagner3-8-1.2616
447Iona3-8-1.2657
448Jamestown7-3-1.2703
449Mississippi College5-5-1.2754
450Loras6-4-1.3073
451Marian7-4-1.3093
452Benedict5-6-1.3179
453Elmhurst7-3-1.3211
454Midland Lutheran6-5-1.3354
455Thomas More8-3-1.3418
456Black Hills St6-4-1.3717
457Centre7-3-1.3718
458Illinois Wesleyan6-4-1.3723
459Adrian8-2-1.3924
460Mississippi Valley St3-8-1.4034
461Gannon4-7-1.4190
462St Norbert7-3-1.4217
463Dickinson6-4-1.4415
464Bowie St6-3-1.4415
465Merrimack6-4-1.4624
466Fairmont St5-6-1.4652
467Virginia-Wise8-3-1.4700
468Minot St6-4-1.4702
469Bates2-6-1.4887
470Shippensburg4-7-1.4900
471Lane4-7-1.5023
472East Texas Baptist5-5-1.5149
473Virginia St5-5-1.5281
474North Carolina Wesleyan6-4-1.5311
475St John Fisher7-4-1.5327
476Kutztown5-6-1.5375
477UW-River Falls3-7-1.5467
478Wooster8-2-1.5471
479St Francis IL7-4-1.5653
480Wilkes4-6-1.5910
481St Joseph's IN5-5-1.5938
482Chapman5-4-1.5974
483RPI8-2-1.6356
484Colorado St-Pueblo4-6-1.6398
485Ferrum7-3-1.6544
486Wesleyan1-7-1.6961
487Virginia Union5-5-1.6961
488Kansas Wesleyan6-4-1.6980
489St Augustine's4-6-1.7089
490Kean7-4-1.7139
491William Penn7-4-1.7290
492Gettysburg5-5-1.7358
493Upper Iowa2-9-1.7384
494Wilmington4-6-1.7521
495New Mexico Highlands3-8-1.7532
496Central IA6-4-1.7568
497Northwestern MN9-2-1.7605
498Randolph-Macon6-5-1.7710
499West Georgia0-10-1.7791
500Doane4-7-1.7808
501Minn St-Moorhead2-9-1.7855
502Widener4-6-1.8119
503Emory & Henry6-4-1.8185
504Carroll WI7-3-1.8186
505LaGrange9-2-1.8428
506Cumberland TN6-5-1.8483
507Heidelberg4-6-1.8828
508Northern St SD1-10-1.9175
509Brockport St7-4-1.9318
510Lenoir-Rhyne3-8-2.0122
511Luther5-5-2.0189
512Carthage5-5-2.0234
513Bethel KS6-4-2.0313
514C.W. Post3-8-2.0388
515Coe4-6-2.0462
516Valley City St5-5-2.0709
517Stonehill4-6-2.0926
518St Paul's5-5-2.0947
519Alfred7-4-2.0993
520Stillman3-8-2.1124
521Western New Mexico2-8-2.1160
522Bentley5-6-2.1453
523Hamline2-8-2.1502
524Huntingdon8-2-2.1512
525Western St CO2-8-2.1663
526Clarion3-8-2.1711
527Georgetown KY5-5-2.1715
528Pacific Lutheran3-6-2.1933
529Muskingum3-7-2.2005
530Walsh3-8-2.2068
531Valparaiso3-8-2.2376
532Central St OH2-7-2.2642
533Franklin & Marshall4-6-2.2656
534St Francis PA0-11-2.2665
535Hartwick7-3-2.2875
536Kentucky St3-8-2.3116
537Lake Erie3-8-2.3238
538King's PA3-7-2.3503
539Maryville5-5-2.3505
540Concordia AL5-6-2.3600
541Austin5-5-2.3644
542Puget Sound3-6-2.3651
543Rose-Hulman7-3-2.3734
544Union NY5-4-2.3954
545Bridgewater VA4-6-2.4099
546William Jewell4-7-2.4109
547Webber Int'l3-8-2.4611
548Evangel4-7-2.4734
549Rhodes4-6-2.4767
550Mt St Joseph5-5-2.4985
551Kentucky Wesleyan4-6-2.5335
552Menlo3-7-2.5451
553SW Assem of God4-5-2.5508
554Wittenberg6-4-2.5547
555Bethel TN4-6-2.5622
556Grove City6-4-2.5741
557Bacone6-5-2.5823
558Husson7-3-2.6134
559Plymouth St10-2-2.6243
560Texas Lutheran4-6-2.6261
561Minnesota-Crookston2-9-2.6508
562Central Methodist3-8-2.6510
563Geneva5-5-2.6513
564Curry10-2-2.6557
565Fort Lewis2-9-2.6720
566Millikin3-7-2.6757
567Claremont-Mudd-Scripps4-5-2.6824
568Frostburg St3-6-2.6828
569Aurora9-2-2.6926
570WPI7-3-2.6930
571Southern Nazarene3-8-2.6961
572St Mary KS5-5-2.7167
573South Dakota Tech5-5-2.7294
574Averett5-5-2.7673
575Pace4-6-2.7834
576Anderson5-5-2.7844
577Brevard1-9-2.7895
578Dana3-8-2.7932
579Olivet Nazarene4-7-2.7950
580Edward Waters2-8-2.8139
581Washington U.5-5-2.8519
582Millersville1-10-2.8624
583Manchester5-5-2.8634
584Sul Ross St3-7-2.9105
585Washington and Lee4-6-2.9166
586Denison6-4-2.9334
587FDU-Florham3-7-2.9352
588WV Wesleyan1-10-2.9710
589Taylor2-8-3.0164
590New Jersey4-6-3.0218
591Miles2-8-3.0291
592Susquehanna4-6-3.0440
593Shenandoah3-7-3.0538
594Campbellsville3-8-3.0562
595Waynesburg5-5-3.0643
596Birmingham-Southern3-7-3.0854
597Alma5-5-3.0860
598Briar Cliff2-9-3.0936
599McPherson4-6-3.0998
600William Paterson4-6-3.1122
601Marietta2-8-3.1182
602Hope3-7-3.1191
603Defiance4-6-3.1217
604Johnson C. Smith3-7-3.1217
605Carnegie Mellon5-5-3.1375
606Beloit5-5-3.1397
607Ursinus3-7-3.1808
608Westminster PA5-5-3.2416
609Peru St4-6-3.2512
610La Verne2-7-3.2554
611Guilford4-6-3.2611
612OK Panhandle St3-7-3.2690
613Albion4-6-3.2975
614Chowan2-8-3.3339
615Avila3-8-3.3501
616Illinois College4-6-3.3613
617Lock Haven0-11-3.3623
618Greenville6-4-3.4488
619Rochester3-7-3.4787
620Springfield4-6-3.4942
621Urbana1-10-3.4942
622Graceland2-8-3.5116
623Dubuque2-8-3.5196
624Concordia NE1-9-3.5856
625Allegheny5-5-3.5862
626Iowa Wesleyan3-8-3.6228
627Assumption1-9-3.6253
628Concord0-11-3.6384
629Western Conn St2-8-3.6497
630Campbell1-10-3.6787
631Livingstone2-8-3.6816
632Howard Payne2-8-3.7041
633Texas College1-9-3.7153
634Belhaven2-9-3.7439
635St Anselm2-8-3.8031
636Dakota St3-7-3.8147
637Sewanee2-8-3.8167
638Chicago3-6-3.8295
639Pomona-Pitzer2-7-3.8425
640Grand View2-8-3.8532
641North Park1-9-3.8540
642Bethany WV3-7-3.8749
643Bridgewater St MA7-3-3.8833
644UMass-Dartmouth6-4-3.9283
645McDaniel2-8-3.9540
646Dordt1-10-3.9781
647Utica3-7-3.9982
648Bethany KS2-8-4.0248
649Apprentice1-7-4.0380
650Lake Forest3-7-4.0489
651Faulkner2-9-4.0782
652Cheyney0-11-4.0865
653Hanover2-7-4.0932
654Southern Virginia3-8-4.1000
655Martin Luther7-3-4.1017
656Crown5-4-4.1357
657Merchant Marine3-7-4.1516
658Pikeville2-9-4.1537
659Juniata1-9-4.1923
660Trinity Int'l1-10-4.1955
661Culver-Stockton0-11-4.2006
662Concordia WI5-5-4.2131
663McMurry0-10-4.2137
664Buffalo St1-9-4.2171
665Earlham4-6-4.2239
666Methodist2-8-4.2586
667Tabor2-8-4.2636
668Knox3-7-4.2790
669Macalester4-6-4.2995
670Grinnell3-7-4.3284
671Lincoln MO1-8-4.3673
672Greensboro2-8-4.3681
673Cornell IA0-10-4.4043
674Colorado College0-9-4.4359
675Thiel2-8-4.4419
676Westminster MO4-5-4.4618
677Lakeland5-5-4.4638
678Whittier1-8-4.4820
679Olivet1-9-4.5391
680Southwestern KS1-9-4.5453
681Maine Maritime7-4-4.5546
682Morrisville St1-9-4.5879
683Mount Ida4-6-4.6378
684SUNY-Maritime4-5-4.7311
685Lewis & Clark1-8-4.7341
686Salve Regina4-5-4.7633
687St Lawrence1-9-4.7811
688Westfield St6-4-4.7933
689Norwich2-8-4.8205
690MacMurray4-6-4.8588
691Oberlin2-8-4.9270
692Benedictine IL4-6-4.9295
693Kalamazoo2-8-4.9377
694Lincoln PA0-9-4.9998
695MIT5-5-5.0122
696Lawrence1-9-5.0690
697Mayville St1-9-5.0867
698West Virginia Tech0-11-5.1082
699Ohio Wesleyan2-8-5.1318
700Hiram3-7-5.1562
701Haskell2-9-5.2077
702Kentucky Christian1-9-5.2166
703Bluffton1-9-5.2236
704Western New England3-7-5.3251
705Becker2-7-5.3414
706St Vincent1-9-5.4947
707Kenyon1-9-5.5183
708Fitchburg St4-6-5.6220
709Endicott3-7-5.6334
710Minnesota-Morris3-6-5.6362
711Wisconsin Lutheran4-6-5.7104
712Eureka3-6-5.7439
713Waldorf1-10-5.8221
714Framingham St5-5-5.9604
715Coast Guard3-6-6.0614
716Nichols2-8-6.2075
717Rockford2-8-6.3494
718Gallaudet1-8-6.4935
719St Scholastica1-7-6.6064
720Worcester St2-8-6.6085
721Concordia IL3-7-6.6842
722Blackburn2-8-6.7538
723Principia0-10-7.5490
724Maranatha Baptist0-10-7.8954
725Trinity Bible0-6-7.9546
726Mass Maritime0-10-7.9732

2 Comments

I think this shows your rankings system is severely flawed. You seem to give very little weight to wins/losses and great weight to strength of schedule. That’s fine, but I think you overdid it. I don’t see how an 12-2 Oklahoma team can be ranked ahead of undefeated Utah. Nor how a team that loses every game like Washington (0-12) can be ranked 46 spots higher than undefeated teams like Mount Union or Sioux Falls. Perhaps a better example would be 0-12 Indiana St. ranked higher than a host of 10 win teams. Granted it’s harder to win against good teams, but seriously, is there that much of a difference between the teams Indiana St. plays versus the opponents of the teams with 10 teams yet are ranked lower?

I just think you give too little weight to wins and penalize too little for losses. I believe special weight should be given to teams that are undefeated, an Utah that beats all their opponents including 3 ranked teams has a claim to be the best in college football while a team like Oklahoma which lost twice already have proven themselves unworthy. You should rework your formula to make your results less dependent upon being in “good” conferences.

The quality of a team is judged based on both whom it played and how it preformed. A close loss to a good team can be better than a blow out win against a bad team. Likewise, a huge win against a good team is better than a squeaker against a bad team. To me this seems rather logical.

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