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The Schmitz Index: Week 11

Keith SchmitzCorrespondent INovember 11, 2007

http://blog.nola.com/sportswrapup/2007/10/large_07brandon__JPG__3586262.jpgIn 1999, I was convinced that Virginia Tech was the best team in the nation behind QB Michael Vick.

I created the Schmitz Index to prove it.

It didn't work—no matter what I tried, VT was not the No. 1 team in the nation.

The Schmitz Index ranks the FBS teams on Win/Loss Percentage (50 percent), Strength of Schedule (25 percent), Margin of Victory (15 percent), Points Scored (five percent), and Net Average Yards (five percent).

Strength of Schedule considers opponents' and opponents' opponents' ratings in the other categories. Margin of Victory collapses runaway scores so as to lessen the impact of blowouts on the overall rankings.

LSU and Oregon retain the top two spots this week, but Ohio State falls four spots after losing to Illinois at home.

The Week 11 Index also finds West Virginia's seven-point victory over Louisville to be more impressive than ASU's four-point victory over UCLA.

 

Team Index Pvs

Team Index Pvs
1 LSU (9-1) 100.00 1   61 Colorado (5-6) 63.37 54
2 Oregon (8-1)   97.69 2   62 Maryland (5-5) 63.17 73
3 Kansas (10-0)   96.64 4   63 Bowling Green (6-4) 62.39 64
4 Oklahoma (9-1)   95.67 5   64 Ball St. (5-5) 62.14 63
5 West Virginia (8-1)   93.96 7   65 TCU (5-5) 62.03 59
6 Arizona St. (9-1)   93.36 6   66 Vanderbilt (5-5) 61.61 61
7 Ohio St. (10-1)   92.92 3   67 Wyoming (5-5) 61.25 57
8 Missouri (9-1)   91.82 8   68 Navy (6-4) 60.96 70
9 Florida (7-3)   88.64 13   69 Cent. Michigan (6-4) 60.72 71
10 Texas (9-2)   88.04 12   70 Northwestern (6-5) 60.57 72
11 Boise St. (9-1)   85.89 9   71 Florida Atlantic (5-4) 59.49 77
12 Georgia (8-2)   85.56 17   72 Washington St. (4-6) 59.43 80
13 USC (8-2)   85.13 16   73 Nevada (5-4) 58.67 68
14 Cincinnati (8-2)   84.61 22   74 N.C. State (4-5) 58.28 83
15 Clemson (8-2)   84.41 20   75 Southern Miss (5-5) 57.12 66
16 Hawaii (9-0)   83.59 15   76 Pittsburgh (4-5) 56.56 75
17 Virginia (9-2)   83.02 21   77 Arizona (4-6) 56.45 74
18 Penn St. (8-3)   82.94 18   78 Middle Tenn. St. (5-6) 56.18 69
19 Virginia Tech (8-2)   82.54 23   79 Miami (OH) (5-5) 55.29 76
20 Connecticut (8-2)   81.62 10   80 Toledo (5-5) 53.91 79
21 California (7-3)   81.28 14   81 North Carolina (4-7) 53.72 78
22 Tennessee (7-3)   81.13 26   82 San Diego St. (4-5) 53.37 90
23 South Florida (7-3)   80.95 25   83 Memphis (5-5) 52.52 91
24 Boston Coll. (8-2)   80.74 11   84 Arkansas St. (4-6) 51.76 84
25 Illinois (8-3)   79.94 29   85 West. Kentucky (6-4) 51.65 81
26 Wisconsin (8-3)   78.08 34   86 Buffalo (4-6) 50.61 87
27 Michigan (8-3)   77.93 19   87 Louisiana Tech (4-6) 50.50 85
28 BYU (7-2)   77.34 31   88 LA Monroe (4-6) 50.49 89
29 Auburn (7-4)   76.46 24   89 Akron (4-6) 50.05 95
30 UCF (7-3)   76.30 35   90 UTEP (4-6) 49.85 82
31 Kentucky (6-3)   75.82 37   91 Stanford (3-7) 49.33 86
32 Tulsa (7-3)   75.53 40   92 Washington (2-8) 49.32 88
33 Troy (7-3)   74.56 38   93 Mississippi (3-7) 48.73 92
34 Utah (7-3)   74.34 42   94 San Jose St. (4-6) 46.70 103
35 Alabama (6-4)   73.26 27   95 Rice (4-6) 46.38 99
36 Florida St. (6-4)   72.90 30   96 Ohio (4-7) 45.70 93
37 Purdue (7-4)   72.57 28   97 Iowa St. (3-8) 45.57 104
38 Air Force (8-3)   72.43 39   98 W. Michigan (3-7) 44.80 97
39 Michigan St. (6-5)   72.06 52   99
UNLV (2-8) 43.42 98
40 Rutgers (6-4)   71.70 51   100 New Mexico St. (4-7) 42.69 94
41 Arkansas (6-4)   71.14 32   101 Baylor (3-8) 42.29 101
42 Wake Forest (6-4)   70.91 33   102 Tulane (3-7) 42.07 110
43 Miami (FL) (6-4)   70.08 60   103 Temple (3-7) 42.06 100
44 Georgia Tech (6-4)   69.34 56   104 Kent St. (3-7) 42.03 96
45 Oregon St. (6-4)   69.25 55   105 Army (3-7) 40.85 102
46 Louisville (5-4)   68.86 43   106  
Marshall (2-8) 40.24 114
47 South Carolina (6-5)   68.61 44   107 Colorado St. (1-9) 39.86 107
48 New Mexico (7-3)   68.54 50   108 Duke (1-9) 39.79 108
49 Mississippi St. (6-4)   68.38 62   109 Syracuse (2-8) 39.38 105
50 Oklahoma St. (5-5)   68.13 48   110 Notre Dame (1-9) 38.56 109
51 Fresno St. (7-4)   67.90 41   111 East. Michigan (3-8) 38.44 106
52 Houston (6-4)   67.87 36   112 UAB (2-8) 35.56 111
53 Texas A&M (6-5)   67.57 49   113 Minnesota (1-10) 34.97 112
54 Texas Tech (6-5)   67.32 45   114 LA Lafayette (2-8) 34.37 118
55 Nebraska (5-6)   65.84 67   115 SMU (1-9) 31.76 113
56 Kansas St. (5-5)   64.96 46   116 North Texas (1-8) 29.72 115
57 Indiana (6-5)   64.87 53   117 Utah St. (0-10) 29.33 116
58 UCLA (5-5)   64.62 58   118 Northern Illinois (2-8) 29.15 119
59 East Carolina (6-5)   64.26 47   119 Idaho (1-9) 28.32 117
60 Iowa (6-5)   63.42 65   120 Florida Intl. (0-9) 25.36 120

(Through November 10, 2007)

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