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Against Ranked Teams - football Week 2

SWC75

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I’ve decided to simplify this. The last couple of years I let track of how teams playing ranked teams did and how ranked teams did against unranked teams. The latter was too heavily influenced by schools that set up their non-conference schedules with uncompetitive opponents. It also took too much of my time. I’ll stick to keeping track of how teams did against ranked teams. The formula is to give teams points based on the ranking of the team they paid: 25 points for playing a #1 ranked team, 24 for #2, 23 for #3, down to 1 point for playing #25. (A shortcut: subtract the number of the ranking from 26). Then you add in the net point differential of the game.

Examples: Central Michigan lost to #12 Oklahoma State 44-58. The Chips get 14 points for playing the #12 team but lose 14 for losing to that team 44-58. Net points: Zero. I’ll still list them because they’ve played a ranked team but their point total is zero. West Virginia lost to #17 Pittsburgh 31-38. They get 9 points for playing the #17 team but lost 7 points for the game result for a net of 2 points. Let’s see who had the best result each week and who accumulates the most points over the season.

WEEK 2
Kentucky beat #12 Florida 26-16 = +24 points
Texas lost to #1 Alabama 19-20 = +24 points
Appalachian State beat #6 Texas A&M 17-14 = +23 points
Brigham Young beat #9 Baylor 26-20 = +23 points
Marshall beat Notre Dame 26-21 = +23 points
Tennessee beat #17 Pittsburgh 34-27 = +16 points
Washington State beat #19 Wisconsin 17-14 = +10 points
Texas Tech beat #25 Houston 33-30 = +4 points
Stanford lost to #10 Southern California 28-41 = +3 points
Baylor lost to #21 Brigham Young 20-26 = -1 points
Arizona State lost to #17 Oklahoma St 17-34 = -2 points
Furman lost to #5 Clemson 12-35 = -2 points
Florida lost to #20 Kentucky 16-26 = -4 points
South Carolina lost to #16 Arkansas 30-44 = -4 points
Pittsburgh lost to #24 Tennessee 27-34 = -5 points
Samford lost to #2 Georgia 0-33 = -9 points
Arkansas State lost to #3 Ohio State 12-45 = -10 points
Kent State lost to #7 Oklahoma 3-33 = -11 points
So Mississippi lost to #15 U of Miami 7-30 = -12 points
Vanderbilt lost to #23 Wake Forest 25-45 = -17 points
Hawaii lost to #4 Michigan 10-56 = -24 points
Akron lost to #14 Michigan State 0-52 = -40 points
Charleston So lost to #18 No Carolina St 3-55 = -44 points
Central Arkansas lost to #22 Mississippi 3-59 = -52 points
Southern Utah lost to #13 Utah = -53 points

Top 25 through WEEK 2

Georgia +61 points
Ohio State +32 points
Kentucky +24 points
Texas +24 points
Appalachian State +23 points

Brigham Young +23 points
Marshall +23 points
Florida +18 points
Tennessee +16 points
Washington State +10 points

Texas Tech +4 points
Stanford +3 points
West Virginia +2 points
Central Michigan 0 points
Cincinnati 0 points

Texas-San Antonio 0 points
Arizona State -1 points
Baylor -1 points
Furman -2 points
South Carolina -4 points

Pittsburgh -5 points
Georgia Tech -9 points
Samford -9 points
Arkansas State -10 points
Kent State -11 points
Sam Houston -11 points
Western Michigan -11 points
 

SWC75

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Feels like ‘07

You mean everybody gets beat and we could have a 2-loss national champion?

That year Ohio State Kansas and Hawaii had one loss nut Kansas and Hawaii weren't taken seriously so the Buckeyes played the best of the 2 loss teams, LSU and get beat. the only other two loss team to be recognized as an AP, UPI, BCS or CFP national champion is the 1960 Minnesota team, who had one regular season loss and got beat in the Rose Bowl but there was no poll after the bowls in those days so they remained #1 and recognized as national champion. They would not have remained #1 if there was a post-bowl poll.


 

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