2016 NCAA Football Standings #5 – (post-Week 7)

Well, Alabama and Ohio State did themselves good with high quality road wins.  Tennessee clearly did not help themselves, although Alabama as a loss counts less.  But the focus this week should be on Ohio State, who had piled up their record against some pretty underwhelming competition – so registering a comeback win at Madison did their candidacy a world of good.  The rest of the standings are here:

W L Pts Scale SOS Rank
1 Alabama 7 0 0.5856 1.000 0.5856 6
2 Clemson 7 0 0.5558 0.975 0.5558 12
3 Texas A&M 6 0 0.5257 0.949 0.5257 18
4 Ohio State 6 0 0.5120 0.938 0.5120 24
5 Michigan 6 0 0.4535 0.888 0.4535 51
6 Nebraska 6 0 0.4294 0.867 0.4294 63
7 West Virginia 5 0 0.4194 0.859 0.4194 72
8 Western Michigan 7 0 0.4134 0.854 0.4134 78
9 Washington 6 0 0.3831 0.828 0.3831 87
10 Boise State 6 0 0.3798 0.825 0.3798 88
11 Tennessee 5 2 0.3317 0.785 0.6174 3
12 Florida State 5 2 0.3229 0.777 0.6086 4
13 Stanford 4 2 0.3106 0.767 0.6439 1
14 Louisville 5 1 0.2957 0.754 0.4624 41
15 Wisconsin 4 2 0.2905 0.750 0.6238 2
16 North Carolina 5 2 0.2716 0.734 0.5573 11
17 Baylor 6 0 0.2538 0.718 0.2538 128
18 Utah 6 1 0.2422 0.709 0.3851 85
19 Colorado 5 2 0.2422 0.709 0.5279 16
20 Houston 6 1 0.2413 0.708 0.3841 86
21 Arkansas 5 2 0.2315 0.700 0.5172 23
22 Florida 5 1 0.2312 0.699 0.3979 80
23 Oklahoma 4 2 0.2283 0.697 0.5616 9
24 South Florida 6 1 0.2087 0.680 0.3516 105
25 Wake Forest 5 2 0.2034 0.676 0.4891 34
26 Arizona State 5 2 0.2033 0.676 0.4890 35
27 Navy 4 1 0.1976 0.671 0.3976 81
28 Troy 5 1 0.1932 0.667 0.3599 97
29 Penn State 4 2 0.1878 0.662 0.5212 20
30 Memphis 5 1 0.1859 0.661 0.3526 103
31 Auburn 4 2 0.1840 0.659 0.5173 22
32 USC 4 3 0.1756 0.652 0.6042 5
33 Toledo 5 1 0.1486 0.629 0.3153 116
34 Appalachian State 4 2 0.1347 0.617 0.4681 38
35 Central Michigan 5 2 0.1339 0.617 0.4196 70
36 Pittsburgh 5 2 0.1328 0.616 0.4185 74
37 LSU 4 2 0.1282 0.612 0.4616 43
38 Miami-FL 4 2 0.1271 0.611 0.4604 44
39 San Diego State 5 1 0.1233 0.608 0.2899 122
40 Virginia Tech 4 2 0.1131 0.599 0.4464 53
41 NC State 4 2 0.1130 0.599 0.4463 54
42 Washington State 4 2 0.1004 0.588 0.4337 59
43 Wyoming 4 2 0.0853 0.575 0.4187 73
44 BYU 4 3 0.0775 0.569 0.5060 25
45 Georgia 4 3 0.0759 0.568 0.5045 26
46 Eastern Michigan 5 2 0.0664 0.559 0.3521 104
47 Georgia Tech 4 3 0.0641 0.557 0.4926 32
48 Tulsa 4 2 0.0618 0.556 0.3952 82
49 Ole Miss 3 3 0.0543 0.549 0.5543 13
50 Oklahoma State 4 2 0.0464 0.542 0.3797 89
51 Minnesota 4 2 0.0448 0.541 0.3782 91
52 Air Force 4 2 0.0247 0.524 0.3581 99
53 Old Dominion 4 2 0.0201 0.520 0.3535 102
54 MTSU 4 2 0.0164 0.517 0.3497 106
55 TCU 4 2 0.0159 0.517 0.3493 107
56 UCLA 3 4 0.0130 0.514 0.5845 7
57 Iowa 5 2 0.0122 0.513 0.2979 120
58 Maryland 4 2 0.0047 0.507 0.3380 110
59 Idaho 4 3 0.0023 0.505 0.4308 62
60 Western Kentucky 4 3 -0.0006 0.503 0.4280 65
61 Akron 4 3 -0.0114 0.493 0.4172 75
62 California 3 3 -0.0283 0.479 0.4717 36
63 Kansas State 3 3 -0.0354 0.473 0.4646 39
64 Temple 4 3 -0.0431 0.467 0.3855 84
65 Indiana 3 3 -0.0432 0.466 0.4568 47
66 Kentucky 3 3 -0.0453 0.465 0.4547 48
67 Northwestern 3 3 -0.0462 0.464 0.4538 50
68 Vanderbilt 3 4 -0.0464 0.464 0.5250 19
69 Louisiana Tech 4 3 -0.0538 0.457 0.3748 92
70 Army 4 2 -0.0563 0.455 0.2771 125
71 Syracuse 3 4 -0.0695 0.444 0.5019 28
72 Southern Miss 4 3 -0.0697 0.444 0.3589 98
73 Texas 3 3 -0.0737 0.441 0.4263 67
74 Georgia Southern 3 3 -0.0747 0.440 0.4253 68
75 Texas Tech 3 3 -0.0804 0.435 0.4196 71
76 Boston College 3 3 -0.0856 0.430 0.4144 77
77 Oregon 2 4 -0.0871 0.429 0.5796 8
78 UCF 3 3 -0.0926 0.425 0.4074 79
79 Duke 3 4 -0.1073 0.412 0.4641 40
80 Colorado State 3 4 -0.1142 0.406 0.4572 46
81 Ball State 4 3 -0.1216 0.400 0.3070 118
82 UTSA 3 3 -0.1364 0.387 0.3636 95
83 Cincinnati 3 3 -0.1433 0.381 0.3567 100
84 Connecticut 3 4 -0.1442 0.381 0.4272 66
85 South Carolina 2 4 -0.1489 0.377 0.5177 21
86 South Alabama 3 3 -0.1513 0.375 0.3487 108
87 East Carolina 2 4 -0.1623 0.365 0.5044 27
88 Ohio 4 3 -0.1635 0.364 0.2651 127
89 New Mexico 3 3 -0.1656 0.362 0.3344 112
90 Tulane 3 3 -0.1661 0.362 0.3339 113
91 Missouri 2 4 -0.1675 0.361 0.4991 29
92 Michigan State 2 4 -0.1709 0.358 0.4957 31
93 Oregon State 2 4 -0.1741 0.355 0.4926 33
94 Rutgers 2 5 -0.1754 0.354 0.5388 14
95 Arizona 2 5 -0.1880 0.344 0.5263 17
96 Mississippi State 2 4 -0.1958 0.337 0.4708 37
97 Purdue 3 3 -0.2018 0.332 0.2982 119
98 UNLV 3 4 -0.2023 0.331 0.3692 94
99 North Texas 3 3 -0.2029 0.331 0.2971 121
100 Texas State 2 4 -0.2044 0.330 0.4623 42
101 Hawaii 3 4 -0.2095 0.325 0.3619 96
102 Utah State 2 4 -0.2126 0.323 0.4541 49
103 SMU 2 4 -0.2143 0.321 0.4524 52
104 Virginia 2 4 -0.2309 0.307 0.4358 58
105 Illinois 2 4 -0.2377 0.301 0.4289 64
106 LA-Monroe 2 4 -0.2417 0.298 0.4250 69
107 Marshall 2 4 -0.2501 0.291 0.4166 76
108 Arkansas State 2 4 -0.2796 0.266 0.3871 83
109 Notre Dame 2 5 -0.2822 0.264 0.4321 60
110 Nevada 3 4 -0.2898 0.257 0.2816 124
111 New Mexico State 2 4 -0.2936 0.254 0.3731 93
112 FIU 3 4 -0.2994 0.249 0.2720 126
113 Georgia State 1 5 -0.3007 0.248 0.5327 15
114 LA-Lafayette 2 4 -0.3116 0.239 0.3550 101
115 Other 10 88 -0.3376 0.217 0.5603 10
116 Bowling Green 1 6 -0.3602 0.197 0.4969 30
117 Kansas 1 5 -0.3871 0.175 0.4463 55
118 Kent State 2 5 -0.3917 0.171 0.3226 114
119 Charlotte 2 5 -0.3927 0.170 0.3216 115
120 Fresno State 1 6 -0.3983 0.165 0.4589 45
121 San Jose State 2 5 -0.4015 0.162 0.3128 117
122 Northern Illinois 1 6 -0.4146 0.151 0.4426 56
123 Iowa State 1 6 -0.4261 0.141 0.4310 61
124 Massachusetts 1 6 -0.4777 0.098 0.3794 90
125 Florida Atlantic 1 6 -0.5104 0.070 0.3468 109
126 Miami-OH 1 6 -0.5225 0.060 0.3346 111
127 UTEP 1 5 -0.5458 0.040 0.2876 123
128 Rice 0 6 -0.5633 0.025 0.4367 57
129 Buffalo 1 5 -0.5928 0.000 0.2405 129

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

  • SEC –  Alabama (1)
  • ACC – Clemson (2)
  • Big 12 – West Virginia (7)
  • Big Ten – Ohio State (4)
  • Pac 12 – Washington (9)
  • Group of Five – Western Michigan (8)

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.  So, an unbeaten West Virginia gets the nod – although Texas A&M as a 2nd SEC team makes a lot of sense.

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