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College Football Rankings: Week 8

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2017 Stew Football Ranking: Week 8

Conference Team Wins Losses Adj. Ave. Rat Rank Last Week Change
Conference Team Wins Losses Adj. Ave. Rat Rank Last Week Change
SEC Alabama 8 0 81.66 1 1 0
Big Ten Penn State 7 0 81.26 2 2 0
SEC Georgia 7 0 76.87 3 5 2
Big Ten Ohio State 6 1 74.96 4 4 0
Big 12 Texas Christian 7 0 74.91 5 3 -2
American Central Florida 6 0 74.62 6 6 0
ACC Clemson 6 1 73.25 7 7 0
Independent Notre Dame 6 1 72.41 8 10 2
Big Ten Wisconsin 7 0 71.68 9 9 0
ACC Miami (FL) 6 0 69.95 10 8 -2
Big 12 Oklahoma State 6 1 64.52 11 12 1
Pac-12 Washington 6 1 64.23 12 15 3
Big Ten Michigan State 6 1 61.62 13 13 0
Big 12 Oklahoma 6 1 60.97 14 16 2
ACC North Carolina State 6 1 58.99 15 19 4
SEC Mississippi State 5 2 58.83 16 25 9
ACC Virginia Tech 6 1 58.15 17 23 6
Pac-12 Stanford 5 2 57.09 18 18 0
Pac-12 Southern California 6 2 56.84 19 11 -8
American Memphis 6 1 55.93 20 20 0
SEC Auburn 6 2 54.78 21 28 7
Big Ten Michigan 5 2 54.29 22 17 -5
Pac-12 Washington State 7 1 53.91 23 27 4
Mountain West Fresno State 5 2 53.75 24 36 12
Big Ten Iowa 4 3 53.36 25 14 -11
Mountain West Boise State 5 2 53.05 26 24 -2
American Southern Methodist 5 2 51.38 27 22 -5
American Navy 5 2 51.08 28 26 -2
American South Florida 7 0 50.25 29 37 8
Big 12 Iowa State 5 2 50.21 30 34 4
Mountain West San Diego State 6 2 50.19 31 21 -10
MAC Toledo 6 1 48.8 32 45 13
SEC Louisiana State 6 2 48.53 33 42 9
Pac-12 Arizona State 4 3 48.37 34 41 7
SEC South Carolina 5 2 48.36 35 31 -4
C-USA Marshall 6 1 48.11 36 47 11
SEC Texas A&M 5 2 47.07 37 38 1
ACC Wake Forest 4 3 46.3 38 30 -8
Pac-12 UCLA 4 3 45.89 39 52 13
ACC Boston College 4 4 45.42 40 66 26
Big 12 West Virginia 5 2 45.41 41 35 -6
ACC Georgia Tech 4 2 44.72 42 59 17
Big Ten Purdue 3 4 43.92 43 33 -10
Big 12 Texas Tech 4 3 43.78 44 32 -12
Mountain West Colorado State 6 2 43.64 45 56 11
Pac-12 Arizona 5 2 43.63 46 46 0
Sun Belt Troy 5 2 43.58 47 64 17
ACC Florida State 2 4 42.93 48 29 -19
Big Ten Northwestern 4 3 42.44 49 60 11
C-USA Southern Mississippi 5 2 41.84 50 51 1
Big 12 Texas 3 4 41.83 51 43 -8
C-USA Florida Atlantic 4 3 41.76 52 65 13
MAC Western Michigan 5 2 41.69 53 44 -9
ACC Syracuse 4 4 40.68 54 58 4
SEC Kentucky 5 2 40.56 55 40 -15
American Houston 4 3 39.13 56 49 -7
Independent Army 6 2 39.12 57 61 4
SEC Florida 3 3 38.36 58 57 -1
Sun Belt Appalachian State 5 2 38.08 59 50 -9
Big Ten Nebraska 3 4 38.04 60 67 7
MAC Northern Illinois 5 2 37.25 61 69 8
Big Ten Indiana 3 4 37 62 48 -14
ACC Louisville 5 3 36.78 63 71 8
Big Ten Maryland 3 4 36.73 64 63 -1
Pac-12 Oregon 4 4 36.66 65 54 -11
ACC Virginia 5 2 35.81 66 39 -27
American Tulane 3 4 35.32 67 72 5
MAC Ohio 6 2 35.13 68 79 11
Sun Belt Arkansas State 4 2 35.09 69 87 18
Big Ten Minnesota 4 3 35.04 70 70 0
Pac-12 California 4 4 34.4 71 62 -9
Pac-12 Utah 4 3 34.31 72 53 -19
C-USA North Texas 4 3 33.99 73 55 -18
Pac-12 Colorado 4 4 32.72 74 73 -1
C-USA Texas-San Antonio 4 2 32.29 75 74 -1
SEC Tennessee 3 4 31.32 76 77 1
Big 12 Kansas State 3 4 29.76 77 85 8
MAC Eastern Michigan 2 5 29.3 78 83 5
SEC Arkansas 2 5 29.16 79 76 -3
Mountain West Wyoming 4 3 28.92 80 75 -5
ACC Duke 4 4 28.77 81 68 -13
SEC Mississippi 3 4 28.4 82 80 -2
Big Ten Rutgers 3 4 28.14 83 93 10
Mountain West Utah State 4 4 27.87 84 92 8
MAC Akron 3 4 27.04 85 78 -7
ACC Pittsburgh 3 5 26.85 86 94 8
C-USA Louisiana Tech 3 4 26.71 87 88 1
MAC Buffalo 3 5 26.49 88 82 -6
SEC Vanderbilt 3 4 26.24 89 86 -3
Mountain West New Mexico 3 4 25.87 90 90 0
Mountain West Air Force 3 4 25.59 91 81 -10
MAC Central Michigan 4 4 23.33 92 109 17
C-USA Western Kentucky 5 2 22.7 93 96 3
American Cincinnati 2 6 22.66 94 91 -3
Sun Belt South Alabama 3 4 22.64 95 99 4
SEC Missouri 2 5 22.24 96 107 11
American Tulsa 2 6 21.57 97 84 -13
C-USA Florida International 4 2 21.28 98 95 -3
American Connecticut 3 3 20.59 99 100 1
American Temple 3 5 19.73 100 104 4
Sun Belt Louisiana-Monroe 3 4 19.49 101 89 -12
Sun Belt New Mexico State 3 4 18.63 102 102 0
Big Ten Illinois 2 5 17.39 103 97 -6
Sun Belt Georgia State 3 3 16.34 104 98 -6
MAC Miami (OH) 3 5 16.12 105 111 6
C-USA Middle Tennessee State 3 5 14.9 106 106 0
ACC North Carolina 1 7 13.97 107 101 -6
Mountain West Nevada 1 7 11.73 108 110 2
Mountain West Nevada-Las Vegas 2 5 11.69 109 103 -6
Sun Belt Louisiana-Lafayette 3 4 9.84 110 108 -2
Mountain West Hawaii 3 4 9.81 111 112 1
C-USA Old Dominion 2 5 8.75 112 118 6
Big 12 Baylor 0 7 7.02 113 116 3
Big 12 Kansas 1 6 6.61 114 117 3
Pac-12 Oregon State 1 6 6.57 115 113 -2
MAC Kent State 2 6 6.41 116 115 -1
Sun Belt Idaho 2 5 6.31 117 105 -12
American East Carolina 1 6 2.44 118 122 4
Independent Brigham Young 1 7 1.97 119 114 -5
MAC Bowling Green State 1 7 -0.65 120 120 0
MAC Massachusetts 1 6 -1.17 121 126 5
MAC Ball State 2 5 -2.53 122 119 -3
C-USA Rice 1 6 -3.29 123 125 2
Sun Belt Texas State 1 6 -4.66 124 121 -3
C-USA Texas-El Paso 0 7 -4.85 125 124 -1
Mountain West San Jose State 1 7 -5.31 126 123 -3
C-USA Charlotte 1 7 -8.16 127 128 1
Sun Belt Georgia Southern 0 6 -12.82 128 127 -1
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Conference rankings:

As requested, here are the conference rankings.

Conference ratings: Week 8

Conference Average rating Rank
Conference Average rating Rank
Big Ten 48.28 1
SEC 45.17 2
ACC 44.47 3
Pac-12 42.89 4
Big 12 42.5 5
Independent 37.83 6
American 37.06 7
Mountain West 28.07 8
MAC 22.09 9
C-USA 21.23 10
Sun Belt 17.5 11
#B1G Me

B1G Thoughts:

  • What looks like the biggest game of the season is happening on Saturday. It’s almost certainly going to be the only matchup of top 5 teams in the regular season.
  • wisconsin continues its clownfraud trash march.
  • MSU has replaced Michigan in the top tier of the league. No disrespect here.
  • Michigan is a pretty good team, and sometimes pretty good teams get blown out by great teams.
  • Iowa’s SoS is pretty damn great. But they rightly took a tumble for that “football”* game on Saturday.
  • Purdue and jNW going in opposite directions.
  • I have very little to say about UNL and Indiana. They’re just not very good, nor are they laughably horrible. Anyone got any way to compare these two teams? Maybe some historical records against eachother?
  • Maryland and Minnesota settling in as bad teams for the rest of the year. One is here due to injuries, bad luck, and incompetence of the former regime. The other is one just plain sucks.
  • Illinois, I have nothing to say that Thump hasn’t already covered.

Other Thoughts:

  • Georgia is actually really good, and seem like a decent shot to head into locking up the East pretty soon and heading into the SEC championship undefeated. Kirby seems like the best Saban knockoff to date.
  • Iowa State is pretty decent. I don’t know what to do with this information. Go buy a bomb shelter.
  • Dave Clawson has done some decent things at Wake Forest.
  • Army is bowl eligible. Jeff Monken is a helluva option coach. CC: Nebraska.

High Risers:

  • Boston College just blew out UVA. UVA is pretty decent. How did this happen?
  • The Arkansas St. Red Wolves are playing pretty nicely now.
  • I really have no idea how good GT is.
  • Troy is another team that’s been a bit up and down so far.

Free Fallers:

  • UVA, don’t get BTFO by BC. That’s a generally good rule to live by in college football.
  • FSU’s season is quite comical. It’s basically a mirror of Notre Dame’s from last season.
  • I’ve had Utah as being way overrated as it is, and they still dropped a ton.
  • UNT had been having a relatively decent season for them. But then Kiffin came in and was an unrelenting douchecanoe.

Stats, Elite, and Trasch:

  • Average rating: 35.32
  • Standard Deviation: 21.12
  • Elite teams (+2 stds dev from mean): 77.56
  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Penn State Nittany Lions
  • Trasch (-2 stds dev from mean): -6.91
  1. Georgia Southern Eagles
  2. Charlotte 49ers
  • Spread: 94.48

Average Difference in Rating: 0.73

Overrated Clownfraud Trasch:

  • As always, wisconsin.
  • WVU isn’t that good. No idea how they’re still ranked after barely squeaking by a horrid Baylor team.
  • USF has a wisconsin soft schedule, they get to avoid SMU and Navy completely. They’re going to face their first real competition this week in Houston. Wouldn’t be surprised if they lose that.
  • GT and TAMU still getting votes. No idea why.
  • LSU is still ranked. People love Dacoacho.

#Disrespekt:

  • UCF is going to probably be sitting here until their showdown with USF to end the season. UNL fans shouldn’t be worried about Scott Frost being a good coach. They should be worried about being able to actually get him, though.
  • Dan Mullen is a pretty damn good coach. Not sure why he is still at Miss. St.
  • Boise St. still kicking around out there, still a pretty decent team.

Playoff Projections:

  1. Alabama
  2. Penn St.
  3. TCU
  4. Clemson

*Rock fight