The Schmitz Index: Week 13

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The Schmitz Index: Week 13

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.
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West Virginia and Missouri occupy the two top spots this week, though in reverse order of the BCS.  Oklahoma's stomping of Oklahoma St. moves them up four places to the number four slot.  

As if anybody cares, Notre Dame cracked the top 100, finding themselves at 97th after their defeat of Stanford.

Team Index Pvs

Team Index Pvs
1 West Virginia (10-1) 100.00 3   61 Maryland (6-6) 65.59 67
2 Missouri (11-1)   97.03 5   62 Miami (FL) (6-6) 65.08 55
3 LSU (10-2)   96.34 1   63 Nebraska (5-7) 65.08 53
4 Oklahoma (10-2)   94.57 8   64 Southern Miss (7-5) 64.79 66
5 Kansas (11-1)   94.30 2   65 Navy (7-4) 64.29 63
6 Ohio St. (11-1)   94.12 4   66 Arizona (5-6) 62.55 65
7 Florida (9-3)   93.41 9   67 Kansas St. (5-7) 61.95 62
8 Georgia (10-2)   89.79 11   68 Florida Atlantic (6-5) 61.00 73
9 Hawaii (11-0)   89.26 13   69 Cent. Michigan (7-5) 60.93 75
10 Arizona St. (9-2)   88.43 6   70 Iowa (6-6) 60.69 69
11 USC (9-2)   88.36 15   71 Vanderbilt (5-7) 59.63 68
12 Virginia Tech (10-2)   88.07 14   72 Washington St. (5-7) 59.39 78
13 Oregon (8-3)   87.02 7   73 Northwestern (6-6) 59.28 71
14 Boston Coll. (10-2)   86.61 17   74 Memphis (7-5) 59.00 77
15 South Florida (9-3)   86.26 16   75 LA Monroe (6-6) 57.87 81
16 Boise St. (10-2)   85.04 12   76 Wyoming (5-7) 56.95 70
17 Tennessee (9-3)   85.00 19   77 Miami (OH) (6-6) 56.29 74
18 Texas (9-3)   84.70 10   78 Nevada (5-6) 56.00 72
19 BYU (9-2)   84.66 24   79 Pittsburgh (4-7) 55.32 80
20 Cincinnati (9-3)   83.88 18   80 North Carolina (5-8) 55.00 86
21 Clemson (9-3)   83.85 23   81 Middle Tenn. St. (5-7) 54.31 76
22 Illinois (9-3)   82.64 20   82 W. Michigan (5-7) 54.22 89
23 UCF (9-3)   80.59 27   83 Louisiana Tech (5-6) 54.16 85
24 Penn St. (8-4)   80.34 25   84 Arkansas St. (5-7) 53.98 84
25 Tulsa (9-3)   79.44 29   85 N.C. State (4-7) 53.06 79
26 Troy (8-3)   79.33 34   86 Washington (3-9) 53.03 83
27 Virginia (9-3)   79.13 21   87 Buffalo (5-7) 52.22 92
28 Wisconsin (9-3)   78.81 26   88 West. Kentucky (7-5) 52.16 82
29 Connecticut (9-3)   78.62 22   89 Toledo (5-7) 51.07 87
30 Arkansas (8-4)   78.57 38   90 Mississippi (3-8) 50.92 90
31 Auburn (8-4)   78.23 32   91 Ohio (5-7) 50.02 97
32 California (7-4)   77.34 30   92 San Diego St. (4-7) 49.58 88
33 Air Force (9-3)   76.59 31   93 San Jose St. (5-7) 49.47 98
34 Utah (8-4)   76.14 28   94 UTEP (4-8) 48.44 94
35 Michigan (8-4)   75.71 33   95 Stanford (3-8) 47.87 91
36 Michigan St. (7-5)   75.51 35   96 Akron (4-8) 47.79 93
37 Wake Forest (8-4)   75.39 39   97 Notre Dame (3-9) 47.31 102
38 Rutgers (7-4)   74.58 37   98 Colorado St. (3-9) 46.39 105
39 Oregon St. (7-4)   73.18 41   99 Rice (4-8) 45.99 99
40 Florida St. (7-5)   72.30 36   100 Tulane (4-8) 45.73 95
41 Texas A&M (7-5)   72.19 51   101 Marshall (3-9) 45.30 107
42 Kentucky (6-5)   72.03 40   102 Iowa St. (3-9) 44.73 100
43 Texas Tech (7-5)   72.02 42   103 Temple (4-8) 44.43 96
44 Fresno St. (8-4)   71.75 49   104 East. Michigan (4-8) 44.34 101
45 Georgia Tech (7-5)   70.29 43   105 UNLV (2-10) 42.47 103
46 Houston (8-4)   70.16 47   106 Army (3-8) 42.30 104
47 UCLA (6-5)   70.14 60   107 Baylor (3-9) 41.79 106
48 Purdue (7-5)   70.03 46   108 New Mexico St. (4-8) 41.23 108
49 Oklahoma St. (6-6)   69.16 44   109 Syracuse (2-10) 39.21 110
50 Bowling Green (8-4)   69.10 56   110 Kent St. (3-9) 39.15 109
51 New Mexico (8-4)   69.01 54   111 LA Lafayette (3-9) 38.85 111
52 TCU (7-5)   68.81 59   112 Utah St. (2-10) 37.68 115
53 Indiana (7-5)   68.49 50   113 North Texas (2-9) 36.72 117
54 Alabama (6-6)   68.17 45   114 Minnesota (1-11) 36.40 113
55 East Carolina (7-5)   68.12 61   115 Duke (1-11) 36.37 112
56 Ball St. (7-5)   67.90 52   116 UAB (2-10) 34.97 114
57 South Carolina (6-6)   67.75 48   117 SMU (1-11) 34.48 116
58 Colorado (6-6)   67.23 64   118 Northern Illinois (2-10) 30.36 118
59 Mississippi St. (6-5)   66.22 58   119 Idaho (1-11) 28.81 119
60 Louisville (5-5)   65.85 57  

120 

Florida Intl. (0-11) 24.41 120

 (Through November 24, 2007)

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