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Ballot Type: computer

Overall Rationale:
My ranking is a backward-looking, achievement-based system. **This is not a predictive ranking**, it is solely descriptive of teams' accomplishments during the current season. It is all computerized, and there is no head-to-head component.It takes into account only what teams have done this year, and it starts with the assumption that all teams are equal, then iteratively informs itself to how good teams actually are based on game results. It starts over from scratch each week.A summary of the ranking philosophy and calculation process can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/user/ExternalTangents/comments/70w4wp/the_externaltangents_cfb_rankings_explained/ . In short, the system identifies a set of rankings/ratings in which the priors/inputs are the same rankings as the output rankings.

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

Submitted: Tue 04 Dec 2018 01:59