Monday, September 21, 2009

TOP 25, WEEK 3

This week has caused a major shake up in the rankings. The losses by BYU and USC has a bigger effect than imaginable because of who they lost to and who those teams either beat or lost to. To review, when teams have identical records I use head-to-head match ups as first determination of who to rank above another. Therefore, Washington and Florida State had to enter the rankings somewhere above BYU and USC (the teams they beat who now have identical records as them). However, BYU beat Oklahoma and USC beat Ohio State and all four have identical reocrds now, so I had to adjust the rankings for Oklahoma and Ohio State as well, even though I don't like to drop a team after a victory. To further complicate things, LSU beat Washington in week one, so even though I think LSU has not played well all year, I had to move them up significantly since, technically, they are still 3-0. Any unfairness that you may feel this has caused will sort itself out by the end of the year. Remember this is only week 3, one fourth of the season. Although rankings are fun, early in the year they can be complicated with such little data to use. Other movement of note, Miami and Michigan made major leaps into the top 10. Why don't you tell me what you think?

1. Florida (3-0)

2. Texas (3-0)

3. Penn St. (3-0)

4. Ole Miss (2-0)

5. Boise St. (3-0)

6. TCU (2-0)

7. Alabama (3-0)

8. Cal (3-0)

9. Miami (FL) (2-0)

10. Michigan (3-0)

11. Cincinnati (3-0)

12. Houston (2-0)

13. LSU (3-0)

14. Virginia Tech (2-1)

15. Iowa (3-0)

16. Florida St. (2-1)

17. Washington (2-1)

18. USC (2-1)

19. BYU (2-1)

20. Ohio St. (2-1)

21. Oklahoma (2-1)

22. Georgia Tech (2-1)

23. Oregon St. (2-1)

24. Nebraska (2-1)

25. North Carolina (3-0)

OTHERS TO WATCH: Auburn, Arkansas, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Georgia, Florida St., Kansas, Texas Tech

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