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NCAA: SRS ratings through thirteen weeks

Posted by Chase Stuart on November 29, 2009

Last week's SRS rankings

Peter R. Wolfe's college games scores

While little changed at the top -- only Ndamukong Suh and the Cornhuskers stand in the way of the seemingly inevitable Texas-Floribama BCS Championship Game -- it was a wild rivalry week in college football. The only two one-loss teams both lost to their biggest rivals; Oklahoma State got smashed by SRS-favorite and Bedlam rival Oklahoma; Clemson, Utah, North Carolina and Ole Miss, all in the top 25 in the AP, lost battles to their in-state rivals, as well. Up top, Texas A&M and Auburn both came oh-so-close to pulling off big upsets, to the dismay of most of the population of Fort Worth, Cincinnati and Boise. There are now six undefeated teams in the FBS, zero one-loss teams, and nine two-loss teams (with six of them in BCS conferences, and half of those in the Big 10).

The full SRS rankings:

rk team conf confrk MOV SOS SRS W L
1 Texas B12 1 23.8 44.8 68.6 12 0
2 Florida SEC 1 23.1 44.2 67.3 12 0
3 Alabama SEC 2 19.1 45.9 65.1 12 0
4 TCU MWC 1 24.8 38.6 63.4 12 0
5 Virginia Tech ACC 1 13.5 48.2 61.8 9 3
6 Oregon P10 1 13.5 47.9 61.4 9 2
7 Oklahoma B12 2 13.9 46.6 60.5 7 5
8 Boise St WAC 1 22.0 37.3 59.2 12 0
9 Cincinnati BigE 1 19.9 39.2 59.1 11 0
10 Georgia Tech ACC 2 10.3 48.1 58.4 10 2
11 Arkansas SEC 3 10.5 47.5 58.0 7 5
12 Ohio State B10 1 15.0 41.9 56.9 10 2
13 Miami FL ACC 3 9.3 47.5 56.8 9 3
14 Clemson ACC 4 11.5 45.2 56.7 8 4
15 Nebraska B12 3 11.9 44.1 55.9 9 3
16 Penn State B10 2 16.4 39.5 55.9 10 2
17 Texas Tech B12 4 12.0 43.9 55.9 8 4
18 LSU SEC 4 8.3 47.2 55.5 9 3
19 Pittsburgh BigE 2 13.9 41.1 55.0 9 2
20 Stanford P10 2 8.6 46.3 54.9 8 4
21 Mississippi SEC 5 10.2 43.7 53.9 8 4
22 Southern Cal P10 3 7.0 46.8 53.8 8 3
23 Tennessee SEC 6 7.3 46.5 53.7 7 5
24 California P10 4 8.2 45.4 53.7 8 3
25 Oregon St P10 5 9.5 43.4 52.9 8 3
26 Oklahoma St B12 5 7.5 45.0 52.5 9 3
27 Auburn SEC 7 4.8 47.7 52.4 7 5
28 Arizona P10 6 6.1 46.3 52.3 7 4
29 Iowa B10 3 7.0 44.2 51.2 10 2
30 Georgia SEC 8 1.6 49.5 51.1 7 5
31 Brigham Young MWC 2 10.7 40.4 51.1 10 2
32 Missouri B12 6 6.1 44.9 51.0 8 4
33 North Carolina ACC 5 7.0 43.9 50.9 8 4
34 South Carolina SEC 9 1.3 49.0 50.3 7 5
35 West Virginia BigE 3 6.0 44.0 50.0 8 3
36 Connecticut BigE 4 7.1 42.7 49.8 6 5
37 Houston CUSA 1 15.0 34.8 49.7 10 2
38 Boston College ACC 6 5.8 43.3 49.1 8 4
39 Nevada WAC 2 10.7 38.4 49.1 8 4
40 Utah MWC 3 9.3 39.7 49.0 9 3
41 Notre Dame INDY 1 2.4 46.2 48.6 6 6
42 Air Force MWC 4 12.1 36.5 48.6 7 5
43 Florida St ACC 7 -1.3 49.6 48.3 6 6
44 Kentucky SEC 10 3.8 44.4 48.2 7 5
45 Wisconsin B10 4 6.7 41.4 48.1 8 3
46 Central Michigan MAC 1 15.7 32.2 47.9 10 2
47 Texas A&M B12 7 1.6 46.3 47.9 6 6
48 Mississippi St SEC 11 -1.6 48.9 47.2 5 7
49 Wake Forest ACC 8 0.2 47.0 47.2 5 7
50 UCLA P10 7 -0.8 47.7 46.9 6 6
51 Fresno St WAC 3 7.6 38.6 46.2 7 4
52 Michigan St B10 5 3.6 42.2 45.9 6 6
53 East Carolina CUSA 2 6.0 39.8 45.9 8 4
54 Kansas B12 8 0.2 45.4 45.6 5 7
55 Arizona St P10 8 0.8 44.3 45.0 4 8
56 Navy INDY 2 5.3 39.8 45.0 8 4
57 South Florida BigE 5 5.8 38.7 44.4 7 4
58 Rutgers BigE 6 11.5 32.9 44.4 8 3
59 Kansas St B12 9 1.0 43.2 44.1 6 6
60 Washington P10 9 -4.5 48.3 43.8 4 7
61 Minnesota B10 6 -3.0 45.9 42.9 6 6
62 Central Florida CUSA 3 4.3 38.5 42.8 8 4
63 Purdue B10 7 -1.2 43.8 42.7 5 7
64 Troy SunB 1 6.4 35.9 42.3 9 3
65 Southern Miss CUSA 4 7.3 34.7 42.1 7 5
66 Virginia ACC 9 -7.2 49.2 42.0 3 9
67 Middle Tennessee St SunB 2 8.0 33.3 41.3 9 3
68 North Carolina St ACC 10 -1.3 42.4 41.2 5 7
69 Temple MAC 2 8.0 33.1 41.1 9 3
70 Baylor B12 10 -5.6 46.5 40.9 4 8
71 Iowa St B12 11 -1.6 42.3 40.7 6 6
72 Michigan B10 8 1.0 39.5 40.6 5 7
73 Duke ACC 11 -1.9 42.2 40.3 5 7
74 Ohio U. MAC 3 5.8 34.1 39.9 9 3
75 Colorado B12 12 -6.2 46.1 39.9 3 9
76 Louisiana Tech WAC 4 0.3 39.4 39.7 3 8
77 Northern Illinois MAC 4 8.2 31.4 39.7 7 5
78 Bowling Green MAC 5 1.8 37.4 39.1 7 5
79 Illinois B10 9 -6.0 44.6 38.6 3 8
80 Northwestern B10 10 1.6 36.8 38.4 8 4
81 Vanderbilt SEC 12 -7.2 45.3 38.1 2 10
82 Marshall CUSA 5 -2.2 39.8 37.6 6 6
83 Tulsa CUSA 6 1.5 35.9 37.4 5 7
84 SMU CUSA 7 0.3 36.9 37.1 7 5
85 Syracuse BigE 7 -8.0 43.7 35.7 4 8
86 Indiana B10 11 -4.9 40.6 35.7 4 8
87 Maryland ACC 12 -10.8 46.5 35.6 2 10
88 Buffalo MAC 6 0.4 35.2 35.6 5 7
89 Utah St WAC 5 -4.6 39.8 35.3 4 8
90 Idaho WAC 6 -3.0 38.0 35.0 7 5
91 Alabama-Birmingham CUSA 8 -3.5 38.4 34.9 5 7
92 Wyoming MWC 5 -7.4 41.9 34.5 6 6
93 UNLV MWC 6 -5.9 40.4 34.5 5 7
94 Louisville BigE 8 -8.1 42.0 33.9 4 8
95 Hawai`i WAC 7 -2.4 36.1 33.7 6 6
96 UTEP CUSA 9 -3.0 36.4 33.4 4 8
97 Colorado St MWC 7 -8.0 40.9 32.9 3 9
98 Louisiana-Monroe SunB 3 -1.0 33.7 32.7 6 6
99 San Diego St MWC 8 -6.6 38.6 32.0 4 8
100 Arkansas St SunB 4 -0.8 31.6 30.8 3 8
101 Western Michigan MAC 7 -2.6 32.7 30.1 5 7
102 Kent St MAC 8 -3.4 32.7 29.3 5 7
103 Toledo MAC 9 -6.8 36.0 29.2 5 7
104 Florida Atlantic SunB 5 -6.5 35.6 29.2 4 7
105 Louisiana-Lafayette SunB 6 -5.8 34.1 28.4 6 6
106 Memphis CUSA 10 -12.0 40.1 28.2 2 10
107 Florida Int'l SunB 7 -10.5 38.4 27.8 3 8
108 Akron MAC 10 -8.8 34.9 26.1 3 9
109 Army INDY 3 -5.7 31.6 25.9 5 6
110 Ball St MAC 11 -9.5 35.1 25.6 2 10
111 Washington St P10 10 -23.4 48.7 25.3 1 11
112 San José St WAC 8 -16.5 41.4 24.9 2 9
113 Miami OH MAC 12 -16.3 40.7 24.5 1 11
114 New Mexico MWC 9 -17.8 42.2 24.4 1 11
115 North Texas SunB 8 -9.5 33.8 24.3 2 10
116 Rice CUSA 11 -20.0 41.1 21.1 2 10
117 Tulane CUSA 12 -17.0 38.0 20.9 3 9
118 New Mexico St WAC 9 -16.1 35.6 19.5 3 9
119 Western Kentucky SunB 9 -18.8 35.3 16.5 0 11
120 Eastern Michigan MAC 13 -19.7 36.0 16.3 0 12

Conference rankings

conf rat
SEC 53.4
B12 50.3
ACC 49.0
P10 49.0
BigE 46.5
B10 45.2
MWC 41.2
WAC 38.1
CUSA 35.9
MAC 32.6
SunB 30.4

Week 14 should feature some terrific showdowns, as five of the BCS conferences will be decided this week. A quick preview:

5) Clemson vs. Georgia Tech. Orange Bowl committee, don't fret: your ACC champion will be on at least a one-game winning streak! The ACC, looking like arguably the deepest conference in football a week ago, had a miserable Thanksgiving. Clemson and Georgia Tech, winners of the Atlantic and Coastal divisions, respectively, both lost to 6-5 SEC teams. Florida State completed the trifecta as the Seminoles got destroyed by Tim Tebow (he was the only player for Florida, right?) in Gainesville. Going 0-3 against the SEC won't do anything to improve the ACC's public perception, and we now have an ACC Championship Game with both teams entering on a losing streak. SRS says: Georgia Tech is 1.7 points better than Clemson. In other words, a toss-up.

4) Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh. Just like above, this game lost a lot of luster with the Panthers loss to West Virginia this week. Had Pitt won, I'd put this game of (would-be) Big East undefeateds at #2; now, the only stories are whether the Big East gets to send its best team to the BCS, whether the Bearcats can possibly slide into #2 in the BCS if Texas loses, and how many times "Brian Kelly" and "Notre Dame" are mentioned in the same sentence. SRS says: Cincinnati should be a 1.1 point road favorite.

3) Texas vs. Nebraska. The Big 12 championship game is taking place at Jerry World, but that's the only new thing about this matchup. In the last five B12 championship games, the South has beaten the North by a combined score of 233-51. That's an average margin of victory of 36 points! Oklahoma, the South representative in '07 and '08, scored 100 points in those two games. In UT's last appearance in this game, they beat an overmatched Colorado squad 70-3. This game should be closer, but I'm not sure if Nebraska is going to score many more points than the '05 Buffaloes did. SRS says: Texas is a 12.7 point favorite. The game is in Dallas (closer to UT than Nebraska) and the Huskers QB Zac Lee was injured this past weekend against Colorado. Tune in to watch arguably the best player in the country (and likely top-five pick in April) Ndamukong Suh, the incredible defensive tackle for Nebraska. Stay to watch Colt McCoy cement his Heisman bid.

2) The Civil War: Oregon vs. Oregon State. Last year, Oregon came into Corvalis and upset the Beavers and deprived them of a Rose Bowl bid; that victory instead gave USC the conference title. This year, it's winner-take-all in the Civil War; whoever wins in Eugene this year will win the Pac-10, and represent the conference in the Rose Bowl against Ohio State. In one of the great rivalries in college football, the stakes have never been higher. SRS says: Oregon's 8.5 points better than Oregon State, and that's before factoring in that Oregon's at home. If the Ducks lose this one, it would be a surprise.

1) Floribama, Part 2. For the second straight year, the SEC Championship Game takes place in Atlanta between the Gators and the Tide. Last year, the Gators were the clear better team despite the inferior record; Florida was a 10-point favorite entering that matchup. The '08 SECCG was an instant classic, as Florida trailed entering the fourth quarter until the Tebow Child emerged to steal the win (and cover the spread). This year, both teams have played dominant football all season long. As good as the game was last year, this one looks even better. The opening line was Florida -3.5, but following Alabama's poor showing in the Iron Bowl, the Gators are now 5.5 point favorite. SRS says: Florida should be a 2.2 point favorite. The winner of the SECCG has gone on to win the BCS Championship Game in each of the past three seasons.

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