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NCAA Football Rankings Algorithm

This is a rather simple ranking algorithm for NCAA Division 1 FBS Football

Algorithm Considerations

  1. Only wins and losses count, no consideration is given to home field advantage, margin of victory or overtime
  2. Wins and losses are weighted by the strength of the opponent being faced, losing to the best team is equal to winning against the worst team
  3. Playing a Division 1 FCS team will be counted as playing the worst team in Division 1 FBS

Current Rankings(Oct 21, 2019):

  1. Ohio State (7-0): 1.0
  2. Louisiana State (7-0): 0.928098569218736
  3. Clemson (7-0): 0.921142628646854
  4. Penn State (7-0): 0.9102695432830524
  5. Southern Methodist (7-0): 0.896694632760041
  6. Auburn (6-1): 0.8707318322753389
  7. Cincinnati (6-1): 0.8561295630626087
  8. Oklahoma (7-0): 0.8526147016399137
  9. Baylor (7-0): 0.8499880551252686
  10. Appalachian State (6-0): 0.8319986296232212
  11. Notre Dame (5-1): 0.8298743386878806
  12. Minnesota (7-0): 0.8293970310190154
  13. Oregon (6-1): 0.815702144331667
  14. Alabama (7-0): 0.8156583578823906
  15. Wisconsin (6-1): 0.813587256151475
  16. Florida (7-1): 0.7817050334860881
  17. Boise State (6-1): 0.7741868274232345
  18. Wake Forest (6-1): 0.7688700880611454
  19. Utah (6-1): 0.7658179889258664
  20. Memphis (6-1): 0.7582818987846718
  21. Georgia (6-1): 0.7564783948025159
  22. Navy (5-1): 0.7549839789233742
  23. Texas (5-2): 0.7304086735784595
  24. Michigan (5-2): 0.725826998575375
  25. Iowa (5-2): 0.7163180455707592
  26. Pittsburgh (5-2): 0.6968894261753384
  27. Air Force (5-2): 0.6892524551082492
  28. San Diego State (6-1): 0.687748945999756
  29. Arizona State (5-2): 0.6822721902506922
  30. Iowa State (5-2): 0.6807240113966554
  31. Michigan State (4-3): 0.6668958708710298
  32. Virginia (5-2): 0.6651431945975298
  33. Utah State (4-2): 0.6623274566783746
  34. Southern California (4-3): 0.6618139070427073
  35. Central Florida (5-2): 0.6488611199700267
  36. Temple (5-2): 0.6480128384062486
  37. Louisiana (5-2): 0.6461023592063908
  38. Louisville (4-3): 0.6442079855564201
  39. Tulane (5-2): 0.6390459868402747
  40. Washington (5-3): 0.6363704049261976
  41. Indiana (5-2): 0.6298792464403467
  42. Kansas State (4-2): 0.6126080600533691
  43. Louisiana Tech (6-1): 0.5991212432915318
  44. Wyoming (5-2): 0.5919309766445989
  45. Florida State (3-4): 0.5912014634917777
  46. Hawaii (4-3): 0.5869392829018458
  47. Missouri (5-2): 0.5854203045286385
  48. Western Kentucky (5-2): 0.5797399789062518
  49. Oklahoma State (4-3): 0.5786969506535732
  50. Texas A&M (4-3): 0.5748837730990269
  51. Nebraska (4-3): 0.5743821736685744
  52. Alabama-Birmingham (6-1): 0.5703127060084345
  53. Georgia State (5-2): 0.56946018870361
  54. Duke (4-3): 0.5572410617092994
  55. Arizona (4-3): 0.5516103149081606
  56. California (4-3): 0.5493002616505319
  57. Virginia Tech (5-2): 0.546159378805693
  58. North Carolina (3-4): 0.5430815181186374
  59. Florida Atlantic (4-3): 0.5420602683140031
  60. Brigham Young (3-4): 0.5331781869461977
  61. Boston College (4-3): 0.5228336288325197
  62. Colorado (3-4): 0.5219719640502234
  63. Marshall (4-3): 0.5211329962845268
  64. Washington State (4-3): 0.511995821186851
  65. Stanford (3-4): 0.5102503693116486
  66. South Carolina (3-4): 0.508182709964839
  67. Ball State (4-3): 0.5070919522963965
  68. North Carolina State (4-3): 0.5060182060643847
  69. Nevada (4-3): 0.5026290911079678
  70. Texas Christian (3-3): 0.5006329010401304
  71. Liberty (5-2): 0.49675773936525663
  72. Mississippi State (3-4): 0.4936512771024241
  73. Georgia Southern (3-3): 0.49152154006686954
  74. Eastern Michigan (4-3): 0.4908332976080935
  75. Kentucky (3-4): 0.48934911560870525
  76. Central Michigan (5-3): 0.47725025727159576
  77. Tulsa (2-5): 0.4743408490271226
  78. West Virginia (3-4): 0.4741489170823483
  79. Western Michigan (4-4): 0.4737909124426315
  80. Illinois (3-4): 0.47275270408883474
  81. Toledo (4-3): 0.4677619839915379
  82. Miami (OH) (3-4): 0.4667256134107852
  83. Texas Tech (3-4): 0.4570382165362252
  84. Fresno State (3-3): 0.45264371395831726
  85. South Florida (3-4): 0.45147015942882285
  86. Syracuse (3-4): 0.4498538613514387
  87. Oregon State (3-4): 0.449007943251125
  88. Louisiana-Monroe (3-4): 0.44349878513733026
  89. Arkansas State (3-4): 0.4421174044523965
  90. Miami (FL) (3-4): 0.4397425344890112
  91. UCLA (2-5): 0.4382796870305426
  92. Houston (3-4): 0.4353898602227974
  93. Florida International (4-3): 0.42571494752101613
  94. Maryland (3-4): 0.4256244874723837
  95. Purdue (2-5): 0.4114033073629144
  96. Army (3-4): 0.40168376560657176
  97. Mississippi (3-5): 0.39940336523682335
  98. Kent State (3-4): 0.3983421337327928
  99. Ohio (3-4): 0.3900972548305159
  100. Tennessee (2-5): 0.3881378826282797
  101. Texas State (2-4): 0.38360659240640116
  102. San Jose State (3-4): 0.3829991528087885
  103. Buffalo (3-4): 0.37848089359197257
  104. East Carolina (3-4): 0.36930246312904763
  105. Coastal Carolina (3-4): 0.3649763280680928
  106. Vanderbilt (2-5): 0.3466511891737858
  107. Northwestern (1-5): 0.3392550361429278
  108. North Texas (3-4): 0.338842209142755
  109. Georgia Tech (2-5): 0.33709808834774885
  110. Kansas (2-5): 0.32864480118401984
  111. Middle Tennessee State (2-5): 0.3282225988815862
  112. Texas-San Antonio (3-4): 0.32488506728538447
  113. Bowling Green State (2-5): 0.321644162346969
  114. Charlotte (2-5): 0.3067445960514843
  115. Northern Illinois (2-5): 0.28701668356335175
  116. Nevada-Las Vegas (2-5): 0.27479775523199296
  117. Arkansas (2-5): 0.27396843368976626
  118. Troy (3-3): 0.269813628204138
  119. Colorado State (2-5): 0.2638239425434567
  120. Rutgers (1-6): 0.263628245411652
  121. New Mexico (2-5): 0.2396210635296688
  122. Connecticut (1-6): 0.19613743750904988
  123. Old Dominion (1-6): 0.1931281701167587
  124. Rice (0-7): 0.18760552975006003
  125. South Alabama (1-6): 0.17620891839106628
  126. New Mexico State (0-7): 0.12156909478194662
  127. Texas-El Paso (1-5): 0.06506310322521947
  128. Massachusetts (1-6): 0.04135015707457084
  129. Akron (0-7): 0.0

Strength of Schedule

  1. Florida State: 1.0
  2. Tulsa: 0.9709435923280859
  3. Michigan State: 0.9390092239937482
  4. Ohio State: 0.9377871606951338
  5. Southern California: 0.9029580315236383
  6. North Carolina: 0.8911675913853864
  7. Louisville: 0.88116801457802
  8. UCLA: 0.8811074096748926
  9. Auburn: 0.8786061183703909
  10. Washington: 0.8778599690017259
  11. Cincinnati: 0.8767390345345729
  12. Texas: 0.8346842196993264
  13. Brigham Young: 0.8345274660640455
  14. Purdue: 0.8252032121314905
  15. Michigan: 0.8224338175554287
  16. Colorado: 0.8168936550630882
  17. Iowa: 0.7888017990263871
  18. Stanford: 0.7878702647817225
  19. South Carolina: 0.7827500700449639
  20. Louisiana State: 0.7709002537754303
  21. Rice: 0.7705126663202052
  22. Mississippi State: 0.7694201511889376
  23. Oregon: 0.763764156716848
  24. Florida: 0.7635016036302466
  25. Clemson: 0.7536769166362156
  26. Wisconsin: 0.7477317906566333
  27. Tennessee: 0.7458802848921589
  28. Pittsburgh: 0.7406953411665451
  29. Mississippi: 0.7368450421289221
  30. Penn State: 0.7267544878102399
  31. Kentucky: 0.7260039868388535
  32. Texas A&M: 0.7201365119880375
  33. Nebraska: 0.7101356311406078
  34. Hawaii: 0.7072746511714519
  35. Northwestern: 0.7044554168933334
  36. Miami (OH): 0.7042714014551331
  37. Air Force: 0.700239766468757
  38. West Virginia: 0.6989385067796507
  39. Rutgers: 0.698125694577514
  40. Oklahoma State: 0.6974047099294439
  41. Southern Methodist: 0.6931421735363652
  42. Iowa State: 0.6896613956274374
  43. Notre Dame: 0.6887329510626078
  44. Illinois: 0.6846019043575068
  45. Arizona State: 0.6829562009005443
  46. Western Michigan: 0.6740973559071247
  47. Texas Tech: 0.6671099395991137
  48. Vanderbilt: 0.6550117084410247
  49. South Florida: 0.6534182971270978
  50. Virginia: 0.6508329539008486
  51. Boise State: 0.6501739032072781
  52. Syracuse: 0.650014634207274
  53. Duke: 0.6438529709334697
  54. Wake Forest: 0.6370093291905369
  55. Georgia Tech: 0.6311929963759888
  56. Utah: 0.6294521438112214
  57. Oregon State: 0.6261167602408597
  58. California: 0.6241916039525797
  59. Louisiana-Monroe: 0.6227912844631496
  60. Arkansas State: 0.6201730345331002
  61. Florida Atlantic: 0.6198213204120873
  62. Arizona: 0.6197979511841889
  63. Houston: 0.6135834219741735
  64. Central Florida: 0.6108430601445131
  65. Memphis: 0.6107923206180819
  66. Utah State: 0.6092463356895775
  67. Temple: 0.6092456089702718
  68. New Mexico State: 0.6065767505067018
  69. Louisiana: 0.6037130111429376
  70. Miami (FL): 0.6031750376666918
  71. Kansas: 0.5990299555976459
  72. Georgia: 0.5955230727862432
  73. Maryland: 0.5897638481140514
  74. Middle Tennessee State: 0.5874134093201283
  75. Tulane: 0.5867212324924636
  76. Oklahoma: 0.5839975500437175
  77. Bowling Green State: 0.5814139963049356
  78. Baylor: 0.5774938115485748
  79. Indiana: 0.5768979187471881
  80. Charlotte: 0.5663514194754927
  81. Marshall: 0.554948960164577
  82. Boston College: 0.5485451046556283
  83. Navy: 0.5270046726248518
  84. Minnesota: 0.5265091680544548
  85. Washington State: 0.5217100256318292
  86. Kent State: 0.5215481344618561
  87. Connecticut: 0.520731015760538
  88. Texas State: 0.5172260467515303
  89. Old Dominion: 0.5132798844140473
  90. Georgia Southern: 0.51103703236515
  91. Texas Christian: 0.5095797409419608
  92. Ball State: 0.5095677443236449
  93. Army: 0.5089391826026886
  94. Nevada: 0.5086309121051416
  95. North Carolina State: 0.5069090825417063
  96. Alabama: 0.4924913674662686
  97. Kansas State: 0.4904462140486248
  98. Northern Illinois: 0.4853850259085878
  99. Ohio: 0.48025026852975583
  100. Buffalo: 0.47303340699459334
  101. South Alabama: 0.47138677540837476
  102. Eastern Michigan: 0.46931031425607533
  103. Arkansas: 0.4638725285402178
  104. San Jose State: 0.462674930887722
  105. Wyoming: 0.459265793625755
  106. Nevada-Las Vegas: 0.45513020703023316
  107. Missouri: 0.44314496859896363
  108. San Diego State: 0.43614838674815726
  109. Central Michigan: 0.4334765515217973
  110. Appalachian State: 0.4329518309749507
  111. Western Kentucky: 0.42908013261540795
  112. East Carolina: 0.42876108392373785
  113. Coastal Carolina: 0.4283648460646046
  114. Colorado State: 0.42795837114634633
  115. Toledo: 0.41218432122089166
  116. Fresno State: 0.4051110700124665
  117. Georgia State: 0.40362673913815605
  118. New Mexico: 0.37831975340066853
  119. North Texas: 0.3644572922039647
  120. Virginia Tech: 0.3459324991800384
  121. Texas-San Antonio: 0.329319457889812
  122. Florida International: 0.30807327004773627
  123. Akron: 0.29545124273329354
  124. Liberty: 0.22361099822415403
  125. Louisiana Tech: 0.21670073795882905
  126. Alabama-Birmingham: 0.14536902587950032
  127. Massachusetts: 0.13746817901898736
  128. Texas-El Paso: 0.07857147628678908
  129. Troy: 0.0

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