College Football Resume Rankings - Week 2

Submitted by WestMichiganMan on September 16th, 2011 at 3:02 PM

This is a continuation of my post after week 1. Since week 1 the rankings have shaken out much more and unsurprisingly Sacramento State dropped out of the top 25 college football resumes. Points are determined by a combination of opponent ranking, winning, and margin of victory. I am still using Sagarin's rankings but I will begin to use my resume rankings in the next few weeks as more data points are accumulated. The decimal number in the right column represents the percentage of the first place team's points that each team has. Because a few teams have had byes, I have taken the average points accumulated per game to rank the teams. Here are the rankings for week 2:

 

1

Boise State

1.000

2

Baylor

0.981

3

Oklahoma State

0.891

4

Maryland

0.831

5

Tennessee

0.797

6

Alabama

0.774

7

LSU

0.747

8

Wisconsin

0.720

9

Southern California

0.664

10

Arizona State

0.626

11

Texas

0.625

12

Auburn

0.610

13

Oklahoma

0.588

14

Michigan

0.573

15

Oregon

0.569

16

Vanderbilt

0.559

17

South Carolina

0.553

18

Iowa State

0.544

19

South Florida

0.540

20

Central Florida

0.510

21

Stanford

0.456

22

Florida

0.455

23

Texas A&M

0.455

24

Washington

0.454

25

North Carolina

0.453

Michigan is in the top 15. This is more a product of the weak schedules of other teams than an endorsement of Michigan's resume. This numbers do not include last night's game, LSU will certainly move up next week. We should be big fans of ND and Western this weekend as their success improves our resume.

I'm still tinkering with my model, but up to this point is seems reasonable. 

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