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Ballot Type: computer

Overall Rationale:
This is a predictive ranking system. No information outside of the current season is used. Only scores of games and home/away locations are used. Losses against FCS opponents are counted, wins are not. It starts all calculations fresh each week from 0 and then iterates until ratings stabilize, so past weeks' results are reevaluated from the perspective of the current week. Numerical scores for each team represent how many points above or below average they are. Subtract scores to get an estimated spread between two teams, with 3 points given to the home team. Preseason rankings are included for stability and wear off over the season. At this point in the season, the ratings are starting to gain a measure of accuracy.

Rank Team Reason
1 Georgia Bulldogs 24.41
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 18.97
3 Cincinnati Bearcats 16.75
4 Ohio State Buckeyes 16.69
5 Michigan Wolverines 15.07
6 Iowa Hawkeyes 14.69
7 Iowa State Cyclones 14.37
8 Texas Longhorns 13.44
9 Penn State Nittany Lions 13.17
10 Florida Gators 11.59
11 Ole Miss Rebels 11.18
12 Oklahoma Sooners 10.36
13 Arizona State Sun Devils 10.04
14 Michigan State Spartans 9.28
15 Arkansas Razorbacks 9.27
16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8.65
17 Oklahoma State Cowboys 8.54
18 Nebraska Cornhuskers 8.50
19 Clemson Tigers 8.38
20 Kansas State Wildcats 7.99
21 Pittsburgh Panthers 7.70
22 Baylor Bears 7.48
23 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 7.37
24 Oregon Ducks 7.30
25 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 7.13

Submitted: Tue 12 Oct 2021 02:20