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

Submitted: Wed 09 Jan 2019 02:55