Here's the top 25; explanations after the jump.
- Miami (FL)
- Boise St.
- Georgia Tech
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma St.
- Penn St.
- Central Michigan
- Texas Tech
- South Carolina
The giant table below shows how my stat poll turned out. I tweaked the strength of schedule category so that it now is a composite of who a team played (double weighted) and then who that team's opponent played (single weighted). Most SOS rankings include two levels like that and I think mine was incomplete without it. Here's the ways the poll above differs:
- Alabama up from 2 to 1: the only reason left to rate Florida first is "they're the champs and no one has beat them yet," and that's always been a lame rationale.
- Texas up to 4: they're undefeated like the Hawkeyes, so they both should be above the one loss teams, but neither really has an impressive collection of wins.
- Miami up to 9: for having a good set of wins with only one loss
- VT down to 12: to get below GT, who beat them
- USC up to 13: this may be too low, but they don't really have any impressive wins.
- Two loss teams move down: for multiple losses
- Oklahoma State, Houston, South Carolina in: for obvious reasons
- Utah in: for being close to the top 25 in the stat poll.
- Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Ole Miss out: for obvious reasons
This is a bit of a mess because I didn't get to see that many games having spent most of Saturday on campus for the UF game and most of Sunday in a car driving from Gainesville to Charlotte. If something obviously is out of whack, let me know, because I probably missed something somewhere. Don't get all up in arms, just point it out respectfully. This is just a draft and not final.
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