Week 5 Rankings

Submitted by 909Dewey on October 7th, 2009 at 11:24 AM

So here are my week five rankings compared to Colley and ESPN. I am calling them MARS for "minimally adjusted reduced score". I have copyrighted my process as MARS or the MARS rank.

This week 32 teams were required to represent the top 25 of MARS and the two comparison systems, Colley and ESPN. Things are tightening up as Colley and MARS were common on 20 teams, ESPN and MARS were common on 21 teams, and Colley and ESPN were common on 21 teams. Nineteen teams were common to all three systems in top 25.

Miami FL remains my biggest outlier, with Wisconsin also a notable omission. South Carolina, Pittsburgh, and UCLA are my questionable inclusions.

909

Week MARS Rank Team Colley Rank ESPN Coaches
5 1 Alabama 4 3
5 2 Texas 7 2
5 3 Florida 8 1
5 4 Stanford 19 30
5 5 Ohio State 18 8
5 6 Boise St 10 6
5 7 Iowa 2 14
5 8 TCU 14 9
5 9 Southern Cal 17 7
5 10 Nebraska 32 22
5 11 Virginia Tech 6 5
5 12 LSU 1 4
5 13 Oregon 16 17
5 14 Kansas 12 15
5 15 South Florida 13 24
5 16 Auburn 5 19
5 17 Cincinnati 9 10
5 18 South Carolina 31 27
5 19 Pittsburgh 38 34
5 20 Penn State 23 12
5 21 UCLA 26 39
5 22 Georgia Tech 15 23
5 23 Missouri 21 18
5 24 Brigham Young 24 20
5 25 Oklahoma 60 21
5 27 Mississippi 46 16
5 31 Notre Dame 20 33
5 34 Wisconsin 3 25
5 37 Arizona 22 35
5 40 Oklahoma St 43 13
5 47 Idaho 25 37
5 51 Miami FL 11 11

Comments

joeyb

October 7th, 2009 at 11:51 AM ^

I would like to see how your rankings work. Miami beat two teams above them and lost to your #11. So far, I would say they have had the toughest schedule of any team in the country and they still pulled out a 3-1 record.

909Dewey

October 7th, 2009 at 2:36 PM ^

I am putting a website together that will include the methodology. In my system, Va Tech took a large share of rank points from Miami with the 31-7 win.

My rank history for Miami is
wk1 #39 with close win over FSU
wk2 #57 dnp
wk3 #24 with win over Ga Tech
wk4 #74 after crushing loss to VT
wk5 #51 after squeaking by OK

Beavis

October 7th, 2009 at 3:12 PM ^

Does anyone do a ranking something like this? I would think it would be interesting:

Win: +10 points
+ Difference versus the spread (e.g. if a team favored by 7 wins by 4, that would be -3 points and vice versa)
= Total Points

I think this would be pretty indicative of who the real teams are.