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NCAA: SRS ratings through eight weeks

Posted by Chase Stuart on October 24, 2010

Last week, I unveiled the simple rating system scores for each of the 120 major college football teams. After this weekend's games, how do the rankings look?


Rank Team Gm MOV SOS SRS Rec Conf ConRk SOS Rk
1 Oregon 7 33.2 39.3 72.5 7-0 P10 1 59
2 TCU 8 27.4 38.9 66.3 8-0 MWC 1 67
3 Boise St 6 27.6 37.3 64.9 6-0 WAC 1 77
4 Missouri 7 19.2 43.7 62.9 7-0 B12 1 24
5 Stanford 7 15.6 45.9 61.5 6-1 P10 2 17
6 Alabama 8 18.3 42.5 60.8 7-1 SEC 1 35
7 Utah 7 27.5 33.0 60.5 7-0 MWC 2 96
8 California 7 12.1 48.0 60.2 4-3 P10 3 10
9 Ohio State 8 20.9 39.0 60.0 7-1 B10 1 64
10 Nebraska 7 17.7 42.0 59.8 6-1 B12 2 41
11 Arizona 7 17.4 42.3 59.6 6-1 P10 4 37
12 Oklahoma 7 11.0 48.1 59.1 6-1 B12 3 9
13 Southern Cal 7 11.6 46.2 57.7 5-2 P10 5 16
14 Florida St 7 18.4 39.2 57.6 6-1 ACC 1 61
15 Auburn 8 13.1 43.7 56.9 8-0 SEC 2 23
16 Nevada 7 17.6 38.2 55.8 6-1 WAC 2 72
17 Oklahoma St 7 13.9 41.4 55.3 6-1 B12 4 43
18 Michigan St 8 15.5 39.4 54.9 8-0 B10 2 57
19 Miami FL 7 11.9 43.0 54.9 5-2 ACC 2 30
20 South Carolina 7 9.9 44.9 54.9 5-2 SEC 3 20
21 Oregon St 6 -0.8 55.4 54.6 3-3 P10 6 1
22 Wisconsin 8 15.3 38.9 54.2 7-1 B10 3 66
23 Iowa 7 14.5 39.6 54.1 5-2 B10 4 55
24 Arizona St 7 4.6 49.2 53.8 3-4 P10 7 6
25 Virginia Tech 8 14.5 39.1 53.6 6-2 ACC 3 62
26 Texas A&M 7 10.2 43.2 53.4 4-3 B12 5 28
27 LSU 8 9.7 43.4 53.1 7-1 SEC 4 26
28 Georgia 8 9.9 42.7 52.6 4-4 SEC 5 34
29 Florida 7 6.9 45.7 52.6 4-3 SEC 6 18
30 Illinois 7 6.2 46.2 52.5 4-3 B10 5 15
31 Hawai`i 8 14.1 38.2 52.3 6-2 WAC 3 71
32 Arkansas 7 9.1 42.8 51.9 5-2 SEC 7 33
33 Pittsburgh 7 7.8 43.3 51.0 4-3 BigE 1 27
34 Mississippi St 8 10.4 40.2 50.6 6-2 SEC 8 51
35 North Carolina St 7 11.3 38.8 50.1 5-2 ACC 4 68
36 Air Force 8 8.5 41.1 49.6 5-3 MWC 3 47
37 Baylor 8 11.0 37.9 48.9 6-2 B12 6 73
38 North Carolina 7 4.4 44.5 48.8 4-3 ACC 5 21
39 Kansas St 7 6.2 42.2 48.4 5-2 B12 7 38
40 Texas 7 3.5 44.2 47.7 4-3 B12 8 22
41 Central Florida 7 14.9 32.2 47.0 5-2 CUSA 1 105
42 Clemson 7 9.9 36.9 46.7 4-3 ACC 6 80
43 Cincinnati 7 5.1 41.2 46.2 3-4 BigE 2 46
44 Notre Dame 8 0.9 45.2 46.0 4-4 INDY -- 19
45 San Diego St 7 15.4 30.6 46.0 5-2 MWC 4 115
46 UCLA 7 -6.6 52.3 45.7 3-4 P10 8 3
47 Colorado 7 -5.1 50.2 45.1 3-4 B12 9 5
48 Navy 7 5.4 39.2 44.6 5-2 INDY -- 60
49 Michigan 7 5.1 39.3 44.4 5-2 B10 6 58
50 Washington 7 -7.4 51.7 44.4 3-4 P10 9 4
51 West Virginia 7 10.3 33.5 43.8 5-2 BigE 3 93
52 Penn State 7 1.6 42.1 43.7 4-3 B10 7 39
53 Kentucky 8 1.2 42.4 43.6 4-4 SEC 9 36
54 Idaho 7 11.0 32.6 43.6 4-3 WAC 4 101
55 Louisville 7 7.6 35.9 43.5 4-3 BigE 4 82
56 Northern Illinois 8 10.9 32.4 43.3 6-2 MAC 1 104
57 Texas Tech 7 1.1 42.1 43.3 4-3 B12 10 40
58 Iowa St 8 -5.4 48.3 43.0 4-4 B12 11 8
59 East Carolina 7 2.3 39.0 41.3 5-2 CUSA 2 63
60 Georgia Tech 8 5.8 35.4 41.2 5-3 ACC 7 84
61 Tulsa 7 9.1 31.8 40.9 4-3 CUSA 3 108
62 Fresno St 7 6.9 33.9 40.9 5-2 WAC 5 90
63 Mississippi 7 -0.6 41.3 40.7 3-4 SEC 10 44
64 South Florida 7 6.8 33.9 40.7 4-3 BigE 5 91
65 Northwestern 7 7.7 32.9 40.7 5-2 B10 8 97
66 Maryland 7 8.0 32.6 40.6 5-2 ACC 8 100
67 Houston 7 9.2 31.2 40.5 4-3 CUSA 4 112
68 Temple 8 5.2 34.9 40.1 6-2 MAC 2 87
69 Tennessee 7 -7.7 47.5 39.8 2-5 SEC 11 13
70 Connecticut 7 6.0 33.5 39.5 3-4 BigE 6 94
71 SMU 8 -2.1 40.8 38.7 4-4 CUSA 5 48
72 Ohio U. 8 8.4 30.2 38.5 5-3 MAC 3 116
73 Syracuse 7 6.8 31.7 38.5 5-2 BigE 7 109
74 Toledo 8 -2.0 40.5 38.5 5-3 MAC 4 49
75 Brigham Young 8 -9.8 47.9 38.1 3-5 MWC 5 11
76 Virginia 7 2.5 35.2 37.7 3-4 ACC 9 86
77 Troy 6 7.0 30.6 37.6 4-2 SunB 1 114
78 Southern Miss 7 8.3 29.3 37.6 5-2 CUSA 6 118
79 Army 7 6.0 31.3 37.3 4-3 INDY -- 111
80 Rutgers 7 1.7 34.6 36.3 4-3 BigE 8 89
81 Vanderbilt 7 -6.7 42.8 36.1 2-5 SEC 12 32
82 Louisiana Tech 7 -4.1 39.8 35.7 3-4 WAC 6 54
83 Purdue 7 -3.9 39.5 35.7 4-3 B10 9 56
84 Washington St 8 -17.4 52.8 35.4 1-7 P10 10 2
85 Boston College 7 -8.0 42.9 34.9 2-5 ACC 10 31
86 Florida Int'l 6 -2.9 37.6 34.7 2-4 SunB 2 74
87 Western Michigan 7 2.2 31.9 34.2 3-4 MAC 5 106
88 Wyoming 8 -15.2 49.1 33.9 2-6 MWC 6 7
89 Indiana 7 0.4 32.9 33.3 4-3 B10 10 98
90 Wake Forest 7 -7.8 40.5 32.7 2-5 ACC 11 50
91 Kent St 7 1.9 29.8 31.7 3-4 MAC 6 117
92 Minnesota 8 -8.6 40.2 31.6 1-7 B10 11 52
93 Colorado St 8 -16.0 47.4 31.4 2-6 MWC 7 14
94 Miami OH 8 -7.8 39.0 31.3 4-4 MAC 7 65
95 Alabama-Birmingham 7 -6.9 37.4 30.5 2-5 CUSA 7 76
96 Central Michigan 8 -1.9 32.4 30.5 2-6 MAC 8 102
97 Arkansas St 8 -1.6 31.5 29.9 3-5 SunB 3 110
98 Utah St 7 -10.3 39.9 29.7 2-5 WAC 7 53
99 San José St 8 -19.6 47.9 28.3 1-7 WAC 8 12
100 Duke 7 -15.0 43.1 28.1 1-6 ACC 12 29
101 UNLV 7 -16.8 43.6 26.9 1-6 MWC 8 25
102 Western Kentucky 7 -10.3 35.8 25.6 1-6 SunB 4 83
103 Ball St 8 -7.4 32.8 25.4 2-6 MAC 9 99
104 Tulane 7 -7.9 33.2 25.3 3-4 CUSA 8 95
105 Bowling Green 8 -10.4 35.3 24.9 1-7 MAC 10 85
106 Rice 8 -13.5 38.4 24.9 2-6 CUSA 9 70
107 Marshall 7 -17.1 41.9 24.8 1-6 CUSA 10 42
108 UTEP 8 4.0 20.6 24.6 5-3 CUSA 11 120
109 Kansas 7 -14.3 38.7 24.4 2-5 B12 12 69
110 Buffalo 7 -12.6 36.6 24.1 2-5 MAC 11 81
111 Middle Tennessee St 7 -0.3 24.1 23.8 3-4 SunB 5 119
112 Florida Atlantic 6 -9.3 32.4 23.1 1-5 SunB 6 103
113 Louisiana-Lafayette 7 -15.3 34.8 19.5 2-5 SunB 7 88
114 Louisiana-Monroe 7 -12.6 31.9 19.2 3-4 SunB 8 107
115 North Texas 7 -11.9 30.9 19.0 1-6 SunB 9 113
116 Eastern Michigan 8 -18.8 37.1 18.3 1-7 MAC 12 79
117 Memphis 7 -20.1 37.5 17.4 1-6 CUSA 12 75
118 New Mexico 7 -24.9 41.3 16.4 0-7 MWC 9 45
119 New Mexico St 7 -22.2 37.2 15.0 1-6 WAC 9 78
120 Akron 8 -21.5 33.8 12.3 0-8 MAC 13 92
Conf Rating
P10 54.5
SEC 49.5
B12 49.3
B10 45.9
ACC 43.9
INDY 42.7
BigE 42.4
MWC 41.0
WAC 40.7
CUSA 32.8
MAC 30.2
SunB 25.8

Oregon travels to L.A. this weekend in a huge showdown against the Trojans. Will this be the 4th straight week the #1 team loses a road conference game?

After an embarassing game against Iowa State, Texas has dropped to 8th in the Big 12 according to the SRS. Missouri is legit, and will battle Nebraska this weekend to see who will take the North division. And while both teams lost this weekend, the Bedlam showdown in Stillwater should decide the Big 12 South. For Doug's sake, let's hope it's easier to watch than last year's laugher.

Oregon State has faced the most difficult schedule in football, and they haven't even played Oregon, Stanford, Cal or USC yet.. They lost to the two BCS-busters, TCU and Boise State, and escaped by their skins of their teeth against both Arizona schools. Washington and Louisville round out their schedule to date.

Virginia Tech lost to Boise State in a competitive Monday night showdown; when they lost to FCS member James Madison, most began writing off the Hokies. Well, Virginia Tech is 6-2 and undefeated in ACC play. They're on top of the Coastal division, and seem likely to win 10 wins for the seventh straight season. They go to Coral Gables on November 20th in a game that may decide who goes to the ACC Championship Game.

Who is going to win the Big East? Who wants to? Pittsburgh is now on top in the SRS standings, but 32 teams come in ahead of them. On opening night, conference favorite Pittsburgh lost in Utah. Two days later, Michigan beat Connecticut, Kentucky topped Louisville, and defending champ Cincinnati lost to Fresno State. Things haven't exactly improved since then: Pitt got blown out on national television against Miami, 31-3, and they still look like the best team in the conference. Against the other BCS conferences, the Big East is just 2-10, with West Virginia's win at home against Maryland edging out UCONN's victory against Vandy as the conference's shining moment of the season. Syracuse, sitting at #73 in the SRS ratings after blowout losses against Pittsburgh and Washington, is tied with West Virginia for best record in the conference (although Pitt is undefeated in conference play). But they're the only uplifting story the conference has produced all year.

Credit Greg McMackin out in Hawaii for quietly rebuilding that program. The Warriors reached the Sugar Bowl in 2007, but fell apart when Colt Brennan and June Jones went back to the mainland. They went 6-7 last year, and were obliterated at home 51-10 by Wisconsin and 54-9 by Boise State. But Hawaii has turned things around. They battled USC in the opener, falling 49-36. And their upset against Nevada derailed the potential battle of unbeatens in a de facto WAC championship game Thanksgiving weekend. But Hawaii should also be undefeated when they travel to Boise. With a win this weekend at home against Idaho, the Warriors will be 5-0 in conference play before they face the Broncos.

Georgia stood at 1-4 after consecutive losses to Mississippi State and Colorado. The season crashed wildly off the tracks and Mark Richt's seat was red hot. Then the Bulldogs scored 40 points in three straight games, and now have a chance to get back to the Sugar Bowl. The SEC is down this year, and the East is very much up in the air. And in hindsight, those losses to MSU and CU don't look so bad. Georgia is 0-4 against teams with SRS grades of 45 or better, but 4-0 against everyone else.

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