Attention College Football Fans: Rate the Top 10 NCAA Teams Yourself

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Attention College Football Fans: Rate the Top 10 NCAA Teams Yourself
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The NCAA and college football writers and coaches have missed the mark many times in rating the top teams. The BCS is much debated, and still leaves most people wanting a playoff system for BCS schools. This is a study on how we the fans of college football would rate the top teams based on resumés alone.

The criteria for ranking the teams is much like what the current BCS may use, but with a few differences. First, the teams represented for the attached poll will be presented totally blind. No school or conference names to base bias on.

There are no projections on future opponents or weak out-of-conference games. This is simply a blind accounting of 10 teams' resumés and accomplishments thus far in the season.

The grading system is explained below, and the poll numbers will show your choices. We will disclose the rankings in a follow-up article.

 

The Rating System

Wins (1 point each), games played against top 25 (1 point each), wins against top 25 (1 point each), games against top 25 remaining (1 point each), road wins against top 25 (1 point each). Conference wins (1 point each), conference road wins (1 point each). Add the scores, and rank the teams according to the score.

Who is Number One?

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We will lay out the teams in a random format, and you can cast your votes accordingly. Here we go.

 

Team A

Record 7-0, two games vs. top 25, one remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, one road win vs. top 25, three conference wins, one conference road win

 

Team B

Record 7-1, four games vs. top 25, three games remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, one road win vs. top 25, four conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team C

Record 7-1, two games vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, three conference wins, one conference road win

 

Team D

Record 8-0, one game vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, four conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team E

Record 8-0, three games vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, three wins vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, five conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team F

Record 7-0, one game vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, three conference wins, one conference road win

 

Team G

Record 8-0, one game vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, one road win vs. top 25, four conference wins, one conference road win

 

Team H

Record 8-0, two games vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, two wins vs. top 25, one road win vs. top 25, four conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team I

Record 7-1, three games vs. top 25, zero games remaining vs. top 25, two wins vs. top 25, one road win vs. top 25, three conference wins, one conference road win

 

Team J

Record 7-0, one game vs. top 25, one game remaining vs. top 25, one win vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, four conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team K

Record 7-1, four games vs. top 25, two games remaining vs. top 25, three wins vs. top 25, two road wins vs. top 25, four conference wins, two conference road wins

 

Team L

Record 6-1, three games vs. top 25, two games remaining vs. top 25, two wins vs. top 25, zero road wins vs. top 25, two conference wins, zero conference road wins

 

There you have it. Now, based on the rating criteria set above, calculate the point totals and rank the teams one to 10. In case of a tie in points, go back to the rating criteria and review things like top 25 wins or if the team has a loss, use that for a tie-breaker.

The attached poll will have all 12 teams available to rank, but you are only placing one vote for the top spot.

Remember that it is your discretion to rank the teams in any order, even if a given team's points are higher than another. You can place your poll results in the comments section below the article.

We think this is a pretty good idea for judgthing the relative strength of the 12 teams listed here. Then again, it is just our humble opinion. Happy polling!

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