Now that we’re a few weeks into the season, I figured it’s time to present my college football top 25. The algorithm is fairly crazy for the first couple weeks, but is starting to normalize a bit. It still has unusual results compared to the AP and Coaches polls, but that’s because those are speculative and this is entirely statistics based.
So, after 4 weeks of games, this is what is happening (low SOS and Strengths are good, high Rank Val is good):
|Rank||Team||Win %||SOS||Strength||Rank Val||Record|
There are still some quirky results in there, like Navy at #11. Once conference play really kicks in, I expect the rankings to shift significantly. It will also help when there are more than 3 or 4 games for each team – it will naturally increase the separation. There’s a reason that official BCS ranking aren’t released until after Week 5 of the season…people would panic at the odd results that the computers spit out with such a small sample size.
I’ll update again in a few weeks (or if something really entertaining happens – like VT getting ranked!).