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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 Ohio State Buckeyes
5 Oklahoma Sooners
6 Georgia Bulldogs
7 LSU Tigers
8 Florida Gators
9 Washington State Cougars
10 UCF Knights
11 Michigan Wolverines
12 Washington Huskies
13 Fresno State Bulldogs
14 Kentucky Wildcats
15 Texas A&M Aggies
16 West Virginia Mountaineers
17 Army West Point
18 Stanford Cardinal
19 Texas Longhorns
20 Syracuse Orange
21 Boise State Broncos
22 Iowa Hawkeyes
23 Penn State Nittany Lions
24 Mississippi State Bulldogs
25 Cincinnati Bearcats

Submitted: Tue 08 Jan 2019 14:13