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Overall Rationale:
100% computer ballot. FORMAT: [computer score] commentary (change from last week) SELF-ASSESSMENT: 19 iterations (-1 from last week) GENERAL COMMENTS: This is the poll's final form for this season. I'll continue to run the computer a few times throughout bowl season, and after the NCG is finished. During the off-season I will tell myself I'll tweak everything until it's perfect, but I'll actually just put it off until August like always. I'm hoping to upgrade to Python next year, because I hate myself and change my output mode every single year for some reason.

Rank Team Reason
1 Ohio State Buckeyes [7047] (+0)
2 LSU Tigers [7028] (+0)
3 Clemson Tigers [5703] (+0)
4 Oklahoma Sooners [5222] (+1)
5 Georgia Bulldogs [3209] Giant drop from Oklahoma. The computer knows who should be in the playoffs. (-1)
6 Baylor Bears [2825] (+0)
7 Oregon Ducks [2812] (+6)
8 Penn State Nittany Lions [2739] (+1)
9 Florida Gators [2505] (+1)
10 Utah Utes [2294] (-3)
11 Alabama Crimson Tide [2212] (+1)
12 Minnesota Golden Gophers [2176] (-1)
13 Wisconsin Badgers [2088] The numbers fall where they fall. I don't rearrange adjacent teams by head-to-head results. (-5)
14 Auburn Tigers [1757] (+0)
15 Michigan Wolverines [1647] (+0)
16 Memphis Tigers [1601] (+0)
17 Appalachian State Mountaineers [1474] (+2)
18 Boise State Broncos [1451] (+0)
19 Iowa Hawkeyes [1312] (-2)
20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish [755] Gigantic drop from Iowa. It's the difference between playing a power schedule and playing a bunch of ACC and Pac-12 teams, plus a "rivalry" with a service academy. (+1)
21 North Dakota State Bison [737] The Bison could make it all the way to 15-0 this season. If they do, there will be no keeping them out of the top 15. And they belong there. Let me put it this way: #12 Minnesota nearly lost, at home, to South Dakota State this season, who lost in the quarterfinals. North Dakota State macerated that same Jacks squad -- on GameDay. (+4)
22 SMU Mustangs [661] (+1)
23 Air Force Falcons [632] (+1)
24 Virginia Cavaliers [553] Shaping up to be an especially orange Orange Bowl. (-4)
25 Oklahoma State Cowboys [544] But nothing is quite as orange as the Okie Pokies. (NEW) Next several out: 26. James Madison [537], 27. Texas [531], 28. Kansas State [505], 29. Navy [487], 30. Virginia Tech [485], 31. USC [476]. DROPPED: 32. Cincinnati [448] (from 22)

Submitted: Sun 08 Dec 2019 17:29