The game against Indiana strengthened our already lofty rankings on the offense side and further weakened our abysmal rankings on the defense side. No surprise there. Anyways - here are the statistical highlights after Week 5 games:
- #2 in Total Offense, #3 in Rushing Offense, #9 in Scoring Offense. Oregon is ahead of us in Total Offense by 4 yards per game.
- We are now a very respectable #37 in Rushing Defense - although that is mainly because we are dead last in the country (#120) in Passing Defense. They combine to give us #102 in Total Defense.
- We are #1 in the country in Sacks Allowed - just one sack allowed so far.
- Denard remains the #1 Rusher in the country. He is still #2 in Total Offense - the top spot now belongs to Bryant Moniz of Hawaii.
- Roundtree is doing pretty well considering our emphasis on run - he is #46 in receptions per game and #60 in receiving yards per game.
- We are #23 for the combined ranking. There is now a significant difference between our ELO_Chess (#14 rank) and Predictor (#29 rank). This basically means than although we are winning, we are winning with a smaller margin than expected. The good thing is that ELO Chess is what counts in the BCS rankings - so as long as we keep winning it doesn't matter how we win.
- For those worrying about MSU's win over Wisconsin, note that MSU is #28 and if we give the usual 3 point home advantage, then Saragin gives us a 5.57 point advatage over MSU.
- The usual disclaimer about not enough connections / bayesian in Sagarin's data as of Week 5 applies. After next week we will have enough connections for Sagarin's predictions to be non-bayesian.
(Edit - missed to copy the link to the data: http://web1.ncaa.org/football/exec/rankingSummary?org=418&year=2010&week=5 )