2014 FBS Conference Rankings

Rumors of the Southeastern Conference’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. When all the data has been crunched, the SEC still comes out as the best conference in the FBS (based on average power rating of each member).

Here’s how they finished the 2014 season:

  1. SEC (128.213)
  2. Pac-12 (127.276)
  3. Big 12 (125.200)
  4. ACC (123.403)
  5. Big 10 (123.368)
  6. Mountain West (118.743)
  7. American (118.187)
  8. Conference USA (118.066)
  9. Sun Belt (115.673)
  10. MAC (114.548)

2014 College Football FBS Final Rankings

The season is over and Ohio State has been crowned the National Champions. Interestingly enough, they did not finish #1 in my rankings. They had too much ground to make up in the post-season. So who is my #1 team then? Congratulations to TCU! Do I think TCU is better than Ohio State? If they played 10 teams on a neutral field, I believe Ohio State would win 7 times. But in my rankings, TCU finishes ahead. Remember, Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech.

Here is my final Top 25:

  1. TCU (12-1, 133.653)
  2. Ohio State (14-1, 133.446)
  3. Alabama (12-2, 133.267)
  4. Oregon (13-2, 133.092)
  5. Michigan State (11-2, 131.609)
  6. Baylor (11-2, 130.963)
  7. Florida State (13-1, 130.959)
  8. Georgia (10-3, 130.531)
  9. Mississippi (9-4, 130.441)
  10. Mississippi State (10-3, 130.531)
  11. UCLA (10-3, 129.540)
  12. Auburn (8-5, 129.363)
  13. Missouri (11-3, 129.061)
  14. Georgia Tech (11-3, 128.916)
  15. Clemson (10-3, 128.732)
  16. Wisconsin (11-3, 28.713)
  17. Kansas State (9-4, 128.520)
  18. Arkansas (7-6, 128.282)
  19. Arizona State (10-3, 128.275)
  20. LSU (8-5, 128.143)
  21. Arizona (10-4, 128.042)
  22. Southern Cal (9-4, 127.927)
  23. Texas A&M (8-5, 127.619)
  24. Utah (9-4, 127.384)
  25. Stanford (8-5, 127.167)

My complete rankings can be found here.

NFL 2014 Regular Season Final Rankings

The regular season is now over. Time for the playoffs. Seattle ends the season where they started. Number 1. Best defense again. So who’s in? In the AFC, New England, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Denver won their divisions. Baltimore and Cincinnati grabbed the wildcards. In the NFC, Dallas, Green Bay, Carolina???, and Seattle won their divisions. Green Bay and Arizona grabbed the wildcards. So who got left out? Philadelphia went 10-6 and missed the playoffs. So did Kansas City (9-7), Buffalo (9-7), San Diego (9-7), Miami (8-8) and San Francisco (8-8). All had better records than Carolina. And speaking of Carolina, they host Arizona next week. They win their division with a record of 7-8-1 and get rewarded by playing an opponent that has no quarterback to speak of right now. Meanwhile Dallas (12-4) hosts Detroit (11-5). Dallas has to be saying ‘What the heck?’

The teams that surprised me the most were Dallas and Buffalo. The teams that were the most disappointing had to be New Orleans and Atlanta. I really thought it would be a battle between the two of the them for the division, and it was to an extent. Just not the way I thought it would go. I thought each of them would have at least 10 wins this season.

So here’s my final regular season rankings:

  1. Seattle (12-4, 54.951)
  2. Denver (12-4, 54.630)
  3. New England (12-4, 54.426)
  4. Green Bay (12-4, 53.321)
  5. Arizona (11-5, 52.967)
  6. Dallas (12-4, 52.666)
  7. Indianapolis (11-5, 52.307)
  8. Kansas City (9-7, 52.160)
  9. Detroit (11-5, 51.927)
  10. Buffalo (9-7, 51.705)
  11. Philadelphia (10-6, 51.665)
  12. San Diego (9-7, 51.622)
  13. Baltimore (10-6, 51.445)
  14. Cincinnati (10-5-1, 51.389)
  15. Pittsburgh (11-5, 51.279)
  16. Miami (8-8, 50.840)
  17. San Francisco (8-8, 50.487)
  18. Houston (9-7, 50.243)
  19. St. Louis (6-10, 49.165)
  20. Carolina (7-8-1, 48.910)
  21. Minnesota (7-9, 48.768)
  22. New Orleans (7-9, 48.591)
  23. New York Giants (6-10, 48.444)
  24. Cleveland (7-9, 48.189)
  25. Atlanta (6-10, 47.640)
  26. Chicago (5-11, 47.620)
  27. New York Jets (4-12, 47.447)
  28. Oakland (3-13, 46.668)
  29. Washington (4-12, 45.790)
  30. Jacksonville (3-313, 44.762)
  31. Tampa Bay (2-14, 44.291)
  32. Tennessee (2-14, 43.687)

Week 16 FBS College Football Rankings

The playoffs are set. Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, and Ohio State. I expected that after watching the games on Saturday. Are they the most deserving? It’s debatable. Alabama and Oregon definitely belong. Florida State belongs if you believe that a team’s record is the best way to measure their performance. Ohio State? I don’t know. They looked good Saturday night, but the three games before that, they beat Minnesota by 7, Indiana by 15 and Michigan by 14. Not exactly a tough stretch of games, and none of the wins were too impressive. Just proves my point that humans can’t remember too far back when it comes to football.

So here is my final regular season Top 25:

  1. Alabama (12-1, 83.838)
  2. TCU (11-1, 82.375)
  3. Oregon (12-1, 81.869)
  4. Baylor (11-1, 81.461)
  5. Mississippi State (10-2, 81.013)
  6. Ole Miss (9-3, 80.933)
  7. Florida State (13-0, 80.438)
  8. Auburn (8-4, 79.831)
  9. Ohio State (12-1, 79.610)
  10. Georgia (9-3, 79.092)
  11. Kansas State (9-3, 79.079)
  12. Michigan State (10-2, 79.012)
  13. LSU (8-4, 78.725)
  14. UCLA (9-3, 78.071)
  15. Missouri (10-3, 77.876)
  16. Arizona (10-3, 77.745)
  17. Arkansas (6-6, 77.719)
  18. Oklahoma (8-4, 77.699)
  19. Georgia Tech (10-3, 77.123)
  20. Arizona State (9-3, 77.010)
  21. Texas A&M (7-5, 77.009)
  22. Wisconsin (10-3, 76.921)
  23. Clemson (9-3, 76.891)
  24. West Virginia (7-5, 76.761)
  25. Southern Cal (8-4, 76.577)

My complete rankings can be found here.

Week 15 FBS College Football Rankings

The playoff picture is still far from being decided. If Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State lose next week in their conference championship games, who knows what is going to happen. If all three win, it looks like those three will be in along with either TCU or Baylor. I think Baylor has to go out and destroy Kansas State to jump TCU. People are going to say Baylor deserves it since they beat TCU, but in reality, TCU has been more dominant all season and only played 15 bad minutes against Baylor.

There has been some shake-up in my rankings this week. Alabama holds on to their #1 ranking. TCU jumps to #2. Oregon moves up to #3. Mississippi State slides down to #4 and Ole Miss comes in at #5.

Here’s my Top 25 for Week 15:

  1. Alabama (11-1, 82.285)
  2. TCU (10-1, 81.114)
  3. Oregon (11-1, 79.949)
  4. Mississippi State (10-2, 79.853)
  5. Mississippi (9-3, 79.821)
  6. Baylor (10-1, 79.619)
  7. Florida State (12-0, 79.103)
  8. Auburn (8-4, 78.823)
  9. Kansas State (9-2, 78.548)
  10. Georgia (9-3, 78.181)
  11. Oklahoma (8-3, 77.821)
  12. Michigan State (10-2, 77.805)
  13. LSU (8-4, 77.785)
  14. Ohio State (11-1, 77.594)
  15. Missouri (10-2, 77.250)
  16. Arizona (10-2, 77.162)
  17. UCLA (9-3, 77.033)
  18. Wisconsin (10-2, 76.902)
  19. Arkansas (6-6, 76.717)
  20. Georgia Tech (10-2, 76.416)
  21. Arizona State (9-3, 76.046)
  22. Texas A&M (7-5, 76.026)
  23. Clemson (9-3, 76.003)
  24. West Virginia (7-5, 75.745)
  25. Southern Cal (8-4, 75.652)

My complete rankings can be found here.

Week 14 FBS College Football Rankings

It’s getting close to playoff time. I’m pretty sure my top 4 may only have 2 participants in the playoffs. Alabama remains at #1 and Florida State drops another spot to #10. Look out, here comes UCLA. They have moved up to #11 in my rankings. Arkansas continues to impress as they have moved up to #12, even with a record of 6-5.

Virginia Tech drops to #57 after their embarrassing loss to Wake Forest. Virginia moves up to #45 after their big win over Miami.

Week 14 Top 25:

  1. Alabama (10-1, 83.120)
  2. Mississippi State (10-1, 82.186)
  3. TCU (9-1, 81.335)
  4. Baylor (9-1, 80.636)
  5. Oregon (10-1, 80.218)
  6. Auburn (8-3, 80.203)
  7. Georgia (9-2, 80.121)
  8. Ole Miss (8-3, 79.802)
  9. Kansas State (8-2, 79.049)
  10. Florida State (11-0, 78.959)
  11. UCLA (9-2, 78.459)
  12. Arkansas (6-5, 78.421)
  13. Oklahoma (8-3, 78.350)
  14. LSU (7-4, 78.313)
  15. Michigan State (9-2, 77.856)
  16. Ohio State (10-1, 77.771)
  17. Texas A&M (7-4, 77.692)
  18. Missouri (9-2, 77.628)
  19. Arizona (9-2, 76.914)
  20. Wisconsin (9-2, 76.901)
  21. Arizona State (9-2, 76.763)
  22. West Virginia (6-5, 76.369)
  23. Florida (6-4, 76.221)
  24. Clemson (8-3, 75.444)
  25. Georgia Tech (9-2, 75.431)

My complete rankings can be found here.