Peonage Pigskin – Week 6

Well, that was fun for LSU.  After getting to #1 last week, LSU could not sustain the momentum – losing at Florida.  Florida’s rise helped Kentucky, who lost at Texas A&M.  As such Kentucky did not fall much at all from the previous #4.  Notre Dame backed up their huge win against Stanford with a strong win at Virginia Tech.  Ian Book has seemed to change everything there.  Ohio State had to sweat more than expected against a spunky Indiana team, but pulled away late.

Now on the eye test, I find it hard not to love Alabama.  At the same time, their resume is not as good as Georgia, especially with the lack of decent road wins.  This does raise some questions about whether you can use an NCAA basketball framework when there are fewer datapoints and less near term schedule control.  I am inclined though to still stick with objective criteria.  It’s more reason for a 16 team tournament.

What would a perfect CFP look like?  For me, it takes the 10 conference champs and 6 at-larges.  The power 5 teams are the top 5 seeds, with one Group of 5 team joining them as a top 6 seed if it is higher ranked than any of the Power 5 champions (and independents subject to same criteria).  For now, we use the rankings for conference champs.  In this framework, because of Washington being ranked below Notre Dame and UCF.

(thru October 10 – so the weeknight games this week are here)

TEAM CONF W L RTG
1 Georgia SEC 6 0 445.4567
2 Alabama SEC 6 0 388.7769
3 Ohio State Big Ten 6 0 302.0601
4 Notre Dame Ind 6 0 280.2624
5 Clemson ACC 6 0 276.8497
6 Kentucky SEC 5 1 188.9309
7 Penn State Big Ten 4 1 167.0779
8 LSU SEC 5 1 164.4227
9 West Virginia Big 12 5 0 162.5482
10 Florida SEC 5 1 149.0177
11 UCF American 5 0 146.7363
12 Michigan Big Ten 5 1 133.3013
13 Oklahoma Big 12 5 1 126.2918
14 NC State ACC 5 0 124.6455
15 Cincinnati American 6 0 100
16 Texas Big 12 5 1 94.90253
17 South Carolina SEC 3 2 91.38364
18 Appalachian State Sun Belt 4 1 91.05479
19 Washington Pac 12 5 1 90.02829
20 Texas A&M SEC 4 2 89.95471
21 Duke ACC 4 1 84.67151
22 South Florida American 5 0 83.15889
23 Miami-FL ACC 5 1 78.59651
24 Colorado Pac 12 5 0 77.18483
25 Mississippi State SEC 4 2 72.38202
26 Iowa Big Ten 4 1 71.74454
27 Stanford Pac 12 4 2 70.84703
28 Army Ind 3 2 68.57295
29 Wisconsin Big Ten 4 1 68.04476
30 Washington State Pac 12 5 1 64.70651
31 Ole Miss SEC 4 2 64.13018
32 Syracuse ACC 4 2 61.17363
33 Utah Pac 12 3 2 59.69634
34 Auburn SEC 4 2 58.16709
35 Fresno State MWC 4 1 58.1013
36 Georgia Southern Sun Belt 4 1 57.6603
37 Utah State MWC 4 1 56.39559
38 San Diego State MWC 4 1 55.85583
39 Texas Tech Big 12 3 2 53.79482
40 Missouri SEC 3 2 52.35171
41 UAB C-USA 4 1 51.15842
42 TCU Big 12 3 2 48.33287
43 Virginia Tech ACC 3 2 47.87337
44 Buffalo MAC 5 1 44.67217
45 USC Pac 12 3 2 43.85405
46 Maryland Big Ten 3 2 43.46367
47 Oregon Pac 12 4 1 43.07939
48 Indiana Big Ten 4 2 42.41534
49 Houston American 4 1 41.82609
50 Boston College ACC 4 2 41.41224
51 North Texas C-USA 5 1 41.15424
52 Michigan State Big Ten 3 2 41.13761
53 Troy Sun Belt 5 1 40.89167
54 Vanderbilt SEC 3 3 40.62189
55 Boise State MWC 3 2 40.41142
56 Virginia ACC 3 2 39.46321
57 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 3 2 38.43363
58 Iowa State Big 12 2 3 36.23679
59 Arizona State Pac 12 3 3 36.18151
60 MTSU C-USA 3 2 35.71895
61 Minnesota Big Ten 3 2 35.09785
62 Oklahoma State Big 12 4 2 32.81936
63 Hawaii MWC 6 1 32.50874
64 Western Michigan MAC 4 2 32.35758
65 Baylor Big 12 4 2 31.68708
66 Louisiana Tech C-USA 3 2 29.92319
67 Northwestern Big Ten 2 3 29.92024
68 Pittsburgh ACC 3 3 28.0797
69 Florida Atlantic C-USA 3 3 26.6124
70 Illinois Big Ten 3 2 26.26167
71 BYU Ind 3 3 26.11415
72 Georgia Tech ACC 3 3 25.88869
73 FIU C-USA 3 2 25.15232
74 Wake Forest ACC 3 3 24.64846
75 Arkansas State Sun Belt 3 3 23.00435
76 Florida State ACC 3 3 22.61945
77 Toledo MAC 3 2 22.38741
78 Purdue Big Ten 2 3 21.97828
79 Marshall C-USA 3 2 21.84755
80 Temple American 3 3 21.69562
81 New Mexico MWC 3 2 21.07004
82 Ohio MAC 3 2 21.06449
83 California Pac 12 3 2 20.98606
84 Memphis American 4 2 19.54506
85 Northern Illinois MAC 3 3 19.23601
86 Arizona Pac 12 3 3 19.04622
87 Tulane American 2 4 18.57477
88 Eastern Michigan MAC 2 4 18.13255
89 LA-Lafayette Sun Belt 2 3 17.36971
90 Tennessee SEC 2 3 17.10489
91 Akron MAC 2 2 16.28208
92 Miami-OH MAC 2 4 15.54712
93 Liberty Ind 2 3 15.12098
94 Kansas State Big 12 2 4 14.62841
95 Air Force MWC 2 3 14.49969
96 Nevada MWC 3 3 13.50247
97 SMU American 2 4 11.35117
98 Southern Miss C-USA 2 2 11.28295
99 Wyoming MWC 2 4 10.95456
100 Navy American 2 3 10.56825
101 North Carolina ACC 1 3 9.922419
102 Massachusetts Ind 2 5 9.494485
103 East Carolina American 2 3 9.080067
104 Charlotte C-USA 2 3 8.965527
105 Georgia State Sun Belt 2 4 8.711854
106 UCLA Pac 12 0 5 8.67553
107 Kansas Big 12 2 4 8.361064
108 Old Dominion C-USA 1 5 8.15511
109 UNLV MWC 2 3 8.096114
110 LA-Monroe Sun Belt 2 4 8.094136
111 Louisville ACC 2 4 8.063053
112 Ball State MAC 2 4 7.983199
113 UTSA C-USA 3 3 7.746922
114 Tulsa American 1 4 7.644233
115 Nebraska Big Ten 0 5 7.050814
116 South Alabama Sun Belt 1 5 6.596887
117 New Mexico State Ind 2 4 6.572605
118 Kent State MAC 1 5 6.142388
119 Arkansas SEC 1 5 6.009176
120 Oregon State Pac 12 1 5 5.758727
121 Western Kentucky C-USA 1 4 5.725976
122 Connecticut American 1 5 5.366261
123 Colorado State MWC 2 4 5.278101
124 Rutgers Big Ten 1 5 5.087636
125 Central Michigan MAC 1 5 5.081554
126 Bowling Green MAC 1 5 3.817287
127 Texas State Sun Belt 1 4 3.129276
128 Rice C-USA 1 5 2.818722
129 Other Other 7 92 2.048774
130 San Jose State MWC 0 5 1.638707
131 UTEP C-USA 0 6 1.17302

AUTOMATIC BIDS:

  • SEC – Georgia
  • ACC – Clemson
  • Big Ten – Ohio State
  • Big 12 – West Virginia
  • Pac 12 – Washington
  • AAC – Central Florida
  • C-USA – UAB
  • Sun Belt – Appalachian State
  • MAC – Buffalo
  • MWC – Fresno State

AT LARGE: Alabama, LSU, Penn State, Kentucky, Clemson, Ohio State

  • PEACH BOWL: (1) Georgia v (4) Buffalo, (2) Washington v (3) Penn State
  • ROSE BOWL: (1) Ohio State v (4) UAB, (2) Alabama v (3) Florida
  • FIESTA BOWL: (1) Notre Dame v (4) Fresno State, (2) Central Florida v (3) Kentucky
  • SUGAR BOWL: (1) Clemson v (4) Appalachian State, (2) West Virginia v (3) LSU

BUBBLE:

  • Last 2 teams in: LSU, Florida
  • First 2 teams out: Michigan, Oklahoma
  • Next 2 teams out: NC State, Cincinnati
  • Two more: Texas, South Carolina

 

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