The Schmitz Index: Week 12

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The Schmitz Index: Week 12

IconIn 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 retains the top spot this week, but Oregon falls five spots after losing to Arizona in the desert.  This opened the door for Kansas to move to number two after crushing Iowa State.

Missouri's seventeen-point win over Kansas State allows them to leapfrog Arizona State for the Number 5 slot.

 

Team Index Pvs     Team Index Pvs
1 LSU (10-1) 100.00 1   61 East Carolina (6-5) 64.54 59
2 Kansas (11-0)   97.04 3   62 Kansas St. (5-6) 63.77 56
3 West Virginia (9-1)   95.84 5   63 Navy (7-4) 63.76 68
4 Ohio St. (11-1)   94.51 7   64 Colorado (5-6) 63.63 61
5 Missouri (10-1)   93.81 8   65 Arizona (5-6) 61.96 77
6 Arizona St. (9-1)   92.19 6   66 Southern Miss (6-5) 61.66 75
7 Oregon (8-2)   91.56 2   67 Maryland (5-6) 61.61 62
8 Oklahoma (9-2)   91.10 4   68 Vanderbilt (5-6) 60.91 66
9 Florida (8-3)   90.79 9   69 Iowa (6-6) 60.07 60
10 Texas (9-2)   88.09 10   70 Wyoming (5-6) 59.40 67
11 Georgia (9-2)   87.74 12   71 Northwestern (6-6) 59.19 70
12 Boise St. (10-1)   87.58 11   72 Nevada (5-5) 58.26 73
13 Hawaii (10-0)   85.71 16   73 Florida Atlantic (5-5) 58.25 71
14 Virginia Tech (9-2)   85.38 19   74 Miami (OH) (6-5) 58.22 79
15 USC (8-2)   84.71 13   75 Cent. Michigan (6-5) 58.02 69
16 South Florida (8-3)   84.43 23   76 Middle Tenn. St. (5-6) 56.45 78
17 Boston Coll. (9-2)   84.29 24   77 Memphis (6-5) 56.44 83
18 Cincinnati (8-3)   82.67 14   78 Washington St. (4-7) 56.31 72
19 Tennessee (8-3)   82.46 22   79 N.C. State (4-6) 56.01 74
20 Illinois (9-3)   82.37 25   80 Pittsburgh (4-6) 55.78 76
21 Virginia (9-2)   82.23 17   81 LA Monroe (5-6) 55.07 88
22 Connecticut (9-2)   81.99 20   82 West. Kentucky (7-4) 55.03 85
23 Clemson (8-3)   81.61 15   83 Washington (3-8) 54.67 92
24 BYU (8-2)   81.32 28   84 Arkansas St. (5-6) 54.52 84
25 Penn St. (8-4)   80.02 18   85 Louisiana Tech (5-6) 53.47 87
26 Wisconsin (9-3)   78.65 26   86 North Carolina (4-8) 52.82 81
27 UCF (8-3)   78.28 30   87 Toledo (5-6) 52.36 80
28 Utah (8-3)   77.70 34   88 San Diego St. (4-6) 51.03 82
29 Tulsa (8-3)   77.53 32   89 W. Michigan (4-7) 50.19 98
30 California (7-4)   76.59 21   90 Mississippi (3-8) 49.83 93
31 Air Force (9-3)   76.15 38   91 Stanford (3-7) 49.59 91
32 Auburn (7-4)   76.11 29   92 Buffalo (4-7) 49.18 86
33 Michigan (8-4)   75.62 27   93 Akron (4-7) 48.79 89
34 Troy (7-3)   75.52 33   94 UTEP (4-7) 48.29 90
35 Michigan St. (7-5)   75.10 39   95 Tulane (4-7) 46.87 102
36 Florida St. (7-4)   74.32 36   96 Temple (4-7) 46.28 103
37 Rutgers (7-4)   74.00 40   97 Ohio (4-7) 46.20 96
38 Arkansas (7-4)   73.65 41   98 San Jose St. (4-7) 45.75 94
39 Wake Forest (7-4)   73.29 42   99 Rice (4-7) 45.12 95
40 Kentucky (6-4)   73.18 31   100 Iowa St. (3-9) 44.54 97
41 Oregon St. (7-4)   72.90 45   101 East. Michigan (4-8) 43.63 111
42 Texas Tech (7-5)   71.47 54   102 Notre Dame (2-9) 43.17 110
43 Georgia Tech (7-4)   71.44 44   103 UNLV (2-9) 42.78 99
44 Oklahoma St. (6-5)   71.18 50   104 Army (3-8) 41.88 105
45 Alabama (6-5)   69.79 35   105 Colorado St. (2-9) 41.20 107
46 Purdue (7-5)   69.74 37   106 Baylor (3-9) 41.04 101
47 Houston (7-4)   69.03 52   107 Marshall (2-9) 40.92 106
48 South Carolina (6-5)   68.76 47   108 New Mexico St. (4-8) 40.66 100
49 Fresno St. (7-4)   68.38 51   109 Kent St. (3-8) 40.02 104
50 Indiana (7-5)   68.18 57   110 Syracuse (2-9) 38.87 109
51 Texas A&M (6-5)   67.84 53   111 
LA Lafayette (3-8) 38.52 114
52 Ball St. (6-5)   66.68 64   112 Duke (1-10) 36.88 108
53 Nebraska (5-6)   66.64 55   113 Minnesota (1-11) 35.90 113
54 New Mexico (7-4)   66.54 48   114 UAB (2-9) 35.20 112
55 Miami (FL) (6-5)   66.27 43   115 Utah St. (1-10) 34.23 117
56 Bowling Green (7-4)   66.11 63   116 SMU (1-10) 33.01 115
57 Louisville (5-5)   66.03 46   117 North Texas (1-9) 30.39 116
58 Mississippi St. (6-5)   65.89 49   118 Northern Illinois (2-9) 29.69 118
59 TCU (6-5)   65.47 65   119 Idaho (1-10) 28.81 119
60 UCLA (5-5)   65.20 58   120 Florida Intl. (0-10) 24.20 120

      (Through November 17, 2007)

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