2016 NCAA Football Standings #4 – (post-Week 6)

And so, #1 holds for the first time since we started this thing.  Clemson trucks along as their wins over Troy and Auburn keep looking better, and Louisville’s profile goes up with Florida State’s win at Miami.  Alabama’s road win at Arkansas trump A&M’s thriller over Tennessee.

W L Pts Scale SOS Rank
1 Clemson 6 0 0.6001 1.000 0.6001 4
2 Alabama 6 0 0.5402 0.951 0.5402 17
3 Texas A&M 6 0 0.5390 0.950 0.5390 19
4 Michigan 6 0 0.4597 0.886 0.4597 44
5 Tennessee 5 1 0.4200 0.854 0.5867 8
6 Boise State 5 0 0.4058 0.842 0.4058 72
7 Ohio State 5 0 0.3961 0.834 0.3961 78
8 West Virginia 4 0 0.3834 0.824 0.3834 88
9 Western Michigan 6 0 0.3807 0.822 0.3807 90
10 Washington 5 0 0.3768 0.819 0.3768 92
11 Wisconsin 4 1 0.3764 0.818 0.5764 9
12 Nebraska 5 0 0.3630 0.807 0.3630 100
13 Florida State 4 2 0.3449 0.793 0.6782 1
14 Miami-FL 4 1 0.2981 0.755 0.4981 33
15 Louisville 4 1 0.2974 0.754 0.4974 34
16 Arizona State 5 1 0.2838 0.743 0.4505 52
17 Stanford 3 2 0.2733 0.734 0.6733 2
18 Baylor 5 0 0.2602 0.724 0.2602 128
19 Wake Forest 5 1 0.2530 0.718 0.4196 60
20 Virginia Tech 4 1 0.2530 0.718 0.4530 50
21 Georgia 4 2 0.2289 0.698 0.5622 13
22 Houston 5 1 0.2269 0.697 0.3936 81
23 Navy 4 1 0.2181 0.690 0.4181 62
24 Florida 4 1 0.2178 0.689 0.4178 63
25 Troy 4 1 0.2114 0.684 0.4114 69
26 Colorado 4 2 0.2083 0.682 0.5416 15
27 North Carolina 4 2 0.2020 0.676 0.5354 21
28 South Florida 5 1 0.2010 0.676 0.3677 97
29 Auburn 4 2 0.1918 0.668 0.5251 24
30 Air Force 4 1 0.1918 0.668 0.3918 82
31 Penn State 4 2 0.1842 0.662 0.5175 26
32 Utah 5 1 0.1840 0.662 0.3506 108
33 Oklahoma 3 2 0.1743 0.654 0.5743 10
34 Appalachian State 3 2 0.1696 0.650 0.5696 12
35 Arkansas 4 2 0.1676 0.648 0.5009 32
36 Maryland 4 1 0.1574 0.640 0.3574 104
37 NC State 4 1 0.1550 0.638 0.3550 105
38 Toledo 4 1 0.1508 0.635 0.3508 107
39 San Diego State 4 1 0.1354 0.622 0.3354 111
40 MTSU 4 1 0.1321 0.620 0.3321 113
41 Memphis 4 1 0.1297 0.618 0.3297 116
42 Ole Miss 3 2 0.1199 0.610 0.5199 25
43 Tulsa 4 1 0.1195 0.609 0.3195 119
44 USC 3 3 0.1105 0.602 0.6105 3
45 LSU 3 2 0.0971 0.591 0.4971 35
46 Wyoming 4 2 0.0922 0.587 0.4255 58
47 Pittsburgh 4 2 0.0852 0.581 0.4185 61
48 Central Michigan 4 2 0.0820 0.579 0.4153 65
49 UCLA 3 3 0.0720 0.571 0.5720 11
50 Akron 4 2 0.0706 0.570 0.4039 74
51 UCF 3 2 0.0563 0.558 0.4563 47
52 Old Dominion 4 2 0.0535 0.556 0.3869 86
53 Georgia Tech 3 3 0.0516 0.554 0.5516 14
54 Washington State 3 2 0.0438 0.548 0.4438 55
55 Idaho 3 3 0.0324 0.539 0.5324 22
56 Eastern Michigan 4 2 0.0311 0.538 0.3644 99
57 BYU 3 3 0.0301 0.537 0.5301 23
58 Kansas State 3 2 0.0299 0.537 0.4299 57
59 Oklahoma State 4 2 0.0294 0.536 0.3627 101
60 Indiana 3 2 0.0166 0.526 0.4166 64
61 Texas Tech 3 2 0.0152 0.525 0.4152 66
62 TCU 4 2 0.0098 0.520 0.3431 110
63 Georgia Southern 3 2 -0.0059 0.507 0.3941 79
64 California 3 3 -0.0193 0.497 0.4807 37
65 Southern Miss 4 2 -0.0196 0.496 0.3138 120
66 Iowa 4 2 -0.0381 0.481 0.2952 122
67 Ohio 4 2 -0.0394 0.480 0.2939 123
68 Boston College 3 3 -0.0397 0.480 0.4603 43
69 South Alabama 3 2 -0.0409 0.479 0.3591 103
70 Kentucky 3 3 -0.0444 0.476 0.4556 48
71 Tulane 3 2 -0.0681 0.457 0.3319 114
72 Minnesota 3 2 -0.0686 0.457 0.3314 115
73 Oregon 2 4 -0.0787 0.448 0.5880 6
74 Rutgers 2 4 -0.0797 0.447 0.5869 7
75 Louisiana Tech 3 3 -0.0877 0.441 0.4123 68
76 Oregon State 2 3 -0.0930 0.437 0.5070 30
77 Michigan State 2 3 -0.0939 0.436 0.5061 31
78 Army 3 2 -0.0953 0.435 0.3047 121
79 Colorado State 3 3 -0.0961 0.434 0.4039 73
80 Hawaii 3 3 -0.1005 0.431 0.3995 76
81 Texas State 2 3 -0.1048 0.427 0.4952 36
82 Western Kentucky 3 3 -0.1091 0.424 0.3909 83
83 Purdue 3 2 -0.1141 0.420 0.2859 125
84 Ball State 3 3 -0.1236 0.412 0.3764 93
85 South Carolina 2 4 -0.1261 0.410 0.5406 16
86 Connecticut 3 3 -0.1304 0.406 0.3696 96
87 East Carolina 2 4 -0.1308 0.406 0.5359 20
88 Cincinnati 3 3 -0.1348 0.403 0.3652 98
89 Duke 3 3 -0.1400 0.398 0.3600 102
90 Mississippi State 2 3 -0.1422 0.397 0.4578 45
91 Arizona 2 3 -0.1433 0.396 0.4567 46
92 Texas 2 3 -0.1479 0.392 0.4521 51
93 Vanderbilt 2 4 -0.1520 0.389 0.5147 28
94 Missouri 2 3 -0.1531 0.388 0.4469 54
95 Syracuse 2 4 -0.1583 0.384 0.5084 29
96 Temple 3 3 -0.1649 0.378 0.3351 112
97 UTSA 2 3 -0.1891 0.359 0.4109 70
98 Northwestern 2 3 -0.1903 0.358 0.4097 71
99 Utah State 2 4 -0.1924 0.356 0.4742 40
100 Nevada 3 3 -0.2090 0.342 0.2910 124
101 New Mexico State 2 3 -0.2120 0.340 0.3880 85
102 North Texas 3 3 -0.2154 0.337 0.2846 126
103 Virginia 2 3 -0.2156 0.337 0.3844 87
104 LA-Lafayette 2 3 -0.2168 0.336 0.3832 89
105 SMU 2 4 -0.2184 0.335 0.4482 53
106 New Mexico 2 3 -0.2496 0.309 0.3504 109
107 Charlotte 2 4 -0.2532 0.307 0.4135 67
108 Georgia State 1 4 -0.2610 0.300 0.5390 18
109 UNLV 2 4 -0.2777 0.287 0.3890 84
110 Marshall 1 4 -0.2839 0.282 0.5161 27
111 Notre Dame 2 4 -0.2913 0.276 0.3754 94
112 Other 10 87 -0.3053 0.264 0.5916 5
113 LA-Monroe 1 4 -0.3234 0.249 0.4766 38
114 Kent State 2 4 -0.3432 0.233 0.3235 117
115 FIU 2 4 -0.3464 0.231 0.3202 118
116 Northern Illinois 1 5 -0.3572 0.222 0.4761 39
117 Bowling Green 1 5 -0.3620 0.218 0.4713 41
118 Arkansas State 1 4 -0.3653 0.215 0.4347 56
119 Fresno State 1 5 -0.3783 0.205 0.4550 49
120 Kansas 1 4 -0.3784 0.205 0.4216 59
121 Illinois 1 4 -0.4063 0.182 0.3937 80
122 Iowa State 1 5 -0.4336 0.160 0.3997 75
123 Massachusetts 1 5 -0.4372 0.157 0.3961 77
124 Florida Atlantic 1 5 -0.4544 0.143 0.3789 91
125 San Jose State 1 5 -0.4801 0.122 0.3532 106
126 Rice 0 5 -0.5376 0.075 0.4624 42
127 Buffalo 1 4 -0.5439 0.070 0.2561 129
128 UTEP 1 5 -0.5506 0.065 0.2827 127
129 Miami-OH 0 6 -0.6304 0.000 0.3696 95

To turn these into playoff berths – we look at the six champs:

  • SEC –  Alabama (2)
  • ACC – Clemson (1)
  • Big 12 – West Virginia (8)
  • Big Ten – Michigan (4)
  • Pac 12 – Washington (10)
  • Group of Five – Boise State (6)

Clearly the Big Ten and the SEC look awfully strong and we could very easily justify two teams from either conference based on results to date.  But again, the committee has placed a very large emphasis on winning a conference – an emphasis which needs to be respected.  This week’s Final Four come from the Top 6 teams in the list, which seems solid.  I fully expect Boise State and Western Michigan to drift off as the middling league slates roll on.  The true road games might not be able to offset it.

  • Peach Bowl  (National Semifinal #1) Clemson v Boise State
  • Fiesta Bowl (National Semifinal #2): Alabama v Michigan
  • Sugar Bowl: Texas A&M v West Virginia
  • Rose Bowl: Ohio State v Washington
  • Orange Bowl: Florida State v Tennessee
  • Cotton Bowl: Western Michigan v Wisconsin
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