The Schmitz Index: Week 14

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The Schmitz Index: Week 14

http://www.collegefootballnow.com/files/images/les-miles-gatorade-bath.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 Oklahoma occupy the two top spots this week.  Even with the unexpected results this weekend, the top 12 teams are still the same, although in a different order.

 

Team Index Pvs     Team Index Pvs
1 LSU (11-2) 100.00 3   61 Navy (8-4) 67.74 65
2 Oklahoma (11-2)   99.22 4   62 Maryland (6-6) 66.23 61
3 West Virginia (10-2)   96.88 1   63 Nebraska (5-7) 66.01 63
4 Ohio St. (11-1)   96.59 6   64 Florida Atlantic (7-5) 65.72 68
5 Kansas (11-1)   96.51 5   65 Southern Miss (7-5) 65.35 64
6 Missouri (11-2)   96.29 2   66 Cent. Michigan (8-5) 64.86 69
7 Florida (9-3)   95.19 7   67 Arizona (5-7) 62.74 66
8 Hawaii (12-0)   92.55 9   68 Kansas St. (5-7) 62.68 67
9 USC (10-2)   92.14 11   69 Iowa (6-6) 61.51 70
10 Virginia Tech (11-2)   91.76 12   70 Nevada (6-6) 61.24 78
11 Georgia (10-2)   91.18 8   71 Pittsburgh (5-7) 61.14 79
12 Arizona St. (10-2)   90.99 10   72 Northwestern (6-6) 60.30 73
13 South Florida (9-3)   88.05 15   73 Vanderbilt (5-7) 60.24 71
14 BYU (10-2)   87.65 19   74 Washington St. (5-7) 60.06 72
15 Boise St. (10-2)   87.12 16   75 Washington (4-9) 59.56 86
16 Texas (9-3)   86.48 18   76 Memphis (7-5) 59.31 74
17 Clemson (9-3)   85.56 21   77 LA Monroe (6-6) 58.29 75
18 Boston Coll. (10-3)   85.53 14   78 Miami (FL) (5-7) 58.08 62
19 Cincinnati (9-3)   85.34 20   79 Wyoming (5-7) 57.87 76
20 Oregon (8-4)   85.32 13   80 Ohio (6-6) 55.88 91
21 UCF (10-3)   84.74 23   81 N.C. State (5-7) 55.81 85
22 Illinois (9-3)   84.09 22   82 Middle Tenn. St. (5-7) 55.09 81
23 Tennessee (9-4)   83.94 17   83 W. Michigan (5-7) 54.70 82
24 Penn St. (8-4)   81.97 24   84 Miami (OH) (6-7) 54.64 77
25 Wisconsin (9-3)   80.25 28   85 Arkansas St. (5-7) 54.49 84
26 Virginia (9-3)   80.24 27   86 West. Kentucky (7-5) 53.01 88
27 Texas Tech (8-4)   80.03 43   87 Buffalo (5-7) 52.76 87
28 Arkansas (8-4)   79.86 30   88 North Carolina (4-8) 52.47 80
29 Connecticut (9-3)   79.84 29   89 Stanford (4-8) 52.46 95
30 Auburn (8-4)   79.58 31   90 Toledo (5-7) 52.08 89
31 Air Force (9-3)   78.03 33   91 Louisiana Tech (5-7) 50.62 83
32 Oregon St. (8-4)   78.02 39   92 San Jose St. (5-7) 50.16 93
33 Tulsa (9-4)   77.86 25   93 Mississippi (3-9) 49.64 90
34 Utah (8-4)   77.65 34   94 San Diego St. (4-8) 49.26 92
35 Troy (8-4)   77.52 26   95 UTEP (4-8) 48.63 94
36 Michigan St. (7-5)   77.06 36   96 Akron (4-8) 48.32 96
37 Michigan (8-4)   76.94 35   97 Notre Dame (3-9) 47.69 97
38 Kentucky (7-5)   76.31 42   98 Colorado St. (3-9) 46.23 98
39 Wake Forest (8-4)   76.27 37   99 Tulane (4-8) 45.47 100
40 Texas A&M (7-5)   73.24 41   100 Iowa St. (3-9) 45.43 102
41 Florida St. (7-5)   72.96 40   101 East. Michigan (4-8) 45.39 104
42 Rutgers (7-5)   72.44 38   102 Temple (4-8) 44.91 103
43 Fresno St. (8-4)   72.18 44   103 Marshall (3-9) 44.69 101
44 Purdue (7-5)   71.42 48   104 UNLV (2-10) 42.95 105
45 Oklahoma St. (6-6)   70.78 49   105 Baylor (3-9) 42.02 107
46 Georgia Tech (7-5)   70.69 45   106 New Mexico St. (4-9) 41.27 108
47 Houston (8-4)   70.45 46   107 Army (3-9) 40.14 106
48 Bowling Green (8-4)   70.23 50   108 Kent St. (3-9) 39.94 110
49 New Mexico (8-4)   70.12 51   109 LA Lafayette (3-9) 39.40 111
50 TCU (7-5)   70.10 52   110 Syracuse (2-10) 39.21 109
51 Indiana (7-5)   69.57 53   111 Rice (3-9) 39.12 99
52 California (6-6)   69.36 32   112 Utah St. (2-10) 37.80 112
53 Ball St. (7-5)   69.11 56   113 Minnesota (1-11) 36.55 114
54 Alabama (6-6)   69.05 54   114 Duke (1-11) 35.78 115
55 UCLA (6-6)   68.91 47   115 UAB (2-10) 34.71 116
56 Louisville (6-6)   68.88 60   116 SMU (1-11) 34.01 117
57 South Carolina (6-6)   68.78 57   117 North Texas (2-10) 33.95 113
58 East Carolina (7-5)   68.69 55   118 Northern Illinois (2-10) 30.67  118
59 Mississippi St. (7-5)   68.49 59   119 Idaho (1-11) 28.79 119
60 Colorado (6-6)   68.33 58   120  Florida Intl. (1-11) 27.86 120
               
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

 (Through December 1, 2007.)

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