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Ballot Type: computer

Overall Rationale:
My poll generates a game score each week for every team's performance. That score is based on a variety of factors, including their strength, their opponent's strength, points scored, points allowed, etc. At the beginning of the season, teams were ranked 1-130 based on a composite of reputable preseason polls and my postseason poll from last year. As the season progresses, each team's game scores are added to their total score then averaged in such a way that more recent results count a little more than past results. These averages, plus a few other small inputs, help to update the rankings and the perceived strength of each team each week. This in turn keeps the poll very fluid with teams only being graded on their true resume so far.

Rank Team Reason
1 Clemson Tigers
2 Alabama Crimson Tide
3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
4 UCF Knights
5 Georgia Bulldogs
6 Oklahoma Sooners
7 Ohio State Buckeyes
8 Michigan Wolverines
9 LSU Tigers
10 Washington Huskies
11 Washington State Cougars
12 Fresno State Bulldogs
13 Florida Gators
14 Army West Point
15 Appalachian State Mountaineers
16 West Virginia Mountaineers
17 Kentucky Wildcats
18 Penn State Nittany Lions
19 Boise State Broncos
20 Cincinnati Bearcats
21 Mississippi State Bulldogs
22 Utah Utes
23 Utah State Aggies
24 Texas A&M Aggies
25 Missouri Tigers

Submitted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 15:19