Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 10-18

1 -Mississippi 27
2 -Mississippi State 27
3 -Florida State 25
4 -Alabama 22
5 -Auburn 21
6 -Marshall 20
7 -Oregon 20
8 -Notre Dame 19
9 -UCLA 17
10 -Georgia 16
11 -Minnesota 16
12 -Michigan State 16
13 -Louisiana State 16
14 -Arizona 16
15 -Clemson 16
16 -Nebraska 15
17 -Texas Christian 15
18 -Boise State 15
19 -Ohio State 14
20 -Southern California 14
21 -Oklahoma 14
22 -Colorado State 13
23 -West Virginia 13
24 -Kansas State 12
25 -Baylor 11
26 -Duke 11
27 -Arizona State 11
28 -Louisville 11
29 -Maryland 11
30 -Utah 10
31 -Missouri 10
32 -Georgia Tech 10
33 -Texas A&M 9
34 -Kentucky 8
35 -Oklahoma State 8
36 -Middle Tennessee State 8
37 -Miami-Florida 8
38 -East Carolina 7
39 -Rutgers 7
40 -Penn State 7
41 -Washington 6
42 -Central Florida 6
43 -South Carolina 6
44 -Virginia Tech 6
45 -Iowa 5
46 -Wisconsin 5
47 -Oregon State 5
48 -Nevada 5
49 -Virginia 5
50 -Boston College 5
51 -Stanford 5
52 -Florida 5
53 -Air Force 4
54 -Brigham Young 4
55 -Utah State 4
56 -North Carolina State 4
57 Georgia Southern 3
58 -South Alabama 3
59 -Bowling Green 3
60 -Pittsburgh 3
61 -Memphis 3
62 -California 2
63 -Tennessee 2
64 -Arkansas 2
65 -North Carolina 2
66 -Michigan 2
67 -Arkansas State 1
68 -Akron 1
69 -Syracuse 1
70 -Northwestern 1
71 -Louisiana Tech 0
72 -Toledo 0
73 -San Jose State 0
74 -Northern Illinois -1
75 -Houston -1
76 -Louisiana-Lafayette -1
77 -Rice -1
78 -UTEP -1
79 -Indiana -1
80 -Cincinnati -2
81 -Louisiana-Monroe -2
82 -Texas -2
83 -Wyoming -2
84 -Navy -2
85 -Purdue -2
86 -Temple -3
87 -UAB -3
88 -Western Michigan -3
89 -Ohio -3
90 -Southern Mississippi -3
91 -Texas Tech -4
92 -San Diego State -5
93 -Central Michigan -5
94 Old Dominion -5
95 -Illinois -5
96 -Fresno State -5
97 -Colorado -5
98 -Florida Atlantic -6
99 -Western Kentucky -6
100 -Vanderbilt -6
101 -Iowa State -6
102 -South Florida -7
103 -Washington State -7
104 -UTSA -8
105 -Texas State -9
106 -Kansas -9
107 -UNLV -9
108 -Florida International -10
109 -Wake Forest -10
110 -New Mexico -10
111 -Tulane -12
112 -Hawaii -12
113 -Buffalo -13
114 -Eastern Michigan -14
115 -Tulsa -14
116 -Southern Methodist -14
117 -Idaho -15
118 -Ball State -16
119 -Connecticut -16
120 -Kent State -16
121 -Georgia State -17
122 -North Texas -18
123 -Appalachian State -18
124 -Troy -18
125 -Army -19
126 -Miami-Ohio -21
127 -Massachusetts -22
128 -New Mexico State -23

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 10-11

1 -Mississippi State 24
2 -Mississippi 21
3 -Notre Dame 17
4 -Florida State 17
5 -Auburn 17
6 -Marshall 15
7 -Alabama 14
8 -Arizona 14
9 -Georgia Tech 14
10 -Oregon 13
11 -Southern California 13
12 -Oklahoma 12
13 -Michigan State 12
14 -Baylor 11
15 -Georgia 11
16 -Minnesota 11
17 -Nebraska 11
18 -Louisiana State 11
19 -UCLA 11
20 -Texas Christian 10
21 -Clemson 10
22 -Kentucky 9
23 -Texas A&M 9
24 -Boise State 9
25 -Oklahoma State 8
26 -Colorado State 8
27 -Rutgers 8
28 -Washington 8
29 -Duke 7
30 -Ohio State 7
31 -Louisville 7
32 -Stanford 7
33 -Virginia Tech 7
34 -Florida 7
35 -Miami-Florida 7
36 -South Carolina 7
37 -Iowa 6
38 -Arizona State 6
39 -Kansas State 6
40 -West Virginia 6
41 -Missouri 6
42 -Penn State 6
43 -Brigham Young 6
44 -North Carolina State 6
45 -East Carolina 5
46 -Utah 5
47 -Oregon State 5
48 -Bowling Green 5
49 -California 5
50 -Utah State 5
51 -Wisconsin 5
52 -Boston College 5
53 -Virginia 4
54 -Maryland 4
55 -Akron 4
56 -Tennessee 4
57 -Air Force 3
58 -Middle Tennessee State 3
59 -Central Florida 3
60 -Northwestern 3
61 -Michigan 3
62 Georgia Southern 2
63 -Arkansas State 2
64 -Arkansas 2
65 -Pittsburgh 2
66 -UAB 1
67 -Memphis 1
68 -Indiana 1
69 -Purdue 1
70 -Iowa State 1
71 -Temple 0
72 -Nevada 0
73 -Rice 0
74 -Wyoming 0
75 -Navy 0
76 -Syracuse 0
77 -Northern Illinois -1
78 -South Alabama -1
79 -Central Michigan -1
80 -Toledo -1
81 -Louisiana Tech -1
82 -UTEP -1
83 -Western Kentucky -1
84 -Texas -1
85 -Louisiana-Monroe -2
86 -Cincinnati -2
87 -North Carolina -2
88 -Colorado -2
89 -Houston -3
90 -San Jose State -3
91 -Illinois -3
92 Old Dominion -4
93 -Louisiana-Lafayette -4
94 -Fresno State -4
95 -Texas Tech -4
96 -Kansas -4
97 -UTSA -4
98 -San Diego State -5
99 -Wake Forest -5
100 -Washington State -5
101 -Vanderbilt -5
102 -Ohio -6
103 -Southern Mississippi -6
104 -Florida Atlantic -6
105 -Hawaii -6
106 -Eastern Michigan -6
107 -Texas State -7
108 -Tulane -7
109 -South Florida -7
110 -New Mexico -7
111 -Tulsa -7
112 -Western Michigan -8
113 -Southern Methodist -8
114 -Florida International -9
115 -Buffalo -9
116 -UNLV -9
117 -Army -11
118 -Troy -11
119 -North Texas -12
120 -Connecticut -13
121 -Georgia State -13
122 -New Mexico State -15
123 -Idaho -16
124 -Ball State -17
125 -Kent State -17
126 -Appalachian State -18
127 -Miami-Ohio -18
128 -Massachusetts -21

Friday, October 10, 2014

2008 season: Power Points System vs Mock Selection Committee

The numbers on the left are each team's finish in the Power Points Standings. The numbers to the right are each team's rank according to the mock selection committee.

1 -Oklahoma 2
2 -Texas 3
3 -Florida 1
4 -Utah 7
5 -Boise State 11
6 -Alabama 6
7 -Southern California 4
8 -Texas Tech 8
9 -Penn State 5
10 -Ohio State 9
11 -Cincinnati 12
12 -Pittsburgh 25
13 -Texas Christian 10
14 -Ball State
15 -Georgia 16
16 -Michigan State 21
17 -Brigham Young
18 -Oklahoma State 14
19 -Oregon 17
20 -Oregon State 18
21 -Missouri 19
22 -Boston College 23
23 -Virginia Tech 13
24 -Georgia Tech 15
25 -Nebraska
26 -Western Michigan
27 -California 20
28 -Rice
29 -East Carolina
30 -Florida State
31 -North Carolina 24
32 -Air Force
33 -Mississippi 22

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Since Stewart Mandel Asked Part 2

When I replied to a tweet on Mr. Mandel's Twitter account, I wasn't aiming for nor expecting a response from him but rather just sharing my sarcastic attitude about college football's selection committee with no one in particular. However, Mr. Mandel responded and challenged me to explain how the playoff teams could be determined without using subjectivity. I made a brief case for my own idea for ranking teams without using subjectivity in the post below this one. Mr Mandel followed up on Twitter with a generous compliment for me, shared an example of what he views as benefit of the committee, and asked me a question related to the case I made for my idea. It is the latter two that I wish to address in greater detail in this post.

Mr Mandel tweeted: The benefit of committee is it can account for injuries, head-to-head & other factors that aren't easily quantified by W/Ls.

As I see it, injuries are an unfortunate part of the game that require all teams to simply play the hand they are dealt and should have no bearing on a competition's standings. College football needs a committee to account for an issue that is ignored everywhere else in sports except where other committees are used? I recall the basketball committee dropping Cincinnati from a sure one seed down to a two seed following Kenyon Martin's season-ending injury in the conference tournament several years ago. How does that make any sense? Was their season made less valuable due to the injury? Because they had become an arguably lesser team due to the injury and their attempt to win a national title made more difficult as a result, they should be punished further with a lower seed?

As far as I am concerned, teams should be judged based on the value of their season only regardless of which players are available at any moment throughout the season. I suspect the need to account for injuries is tied to the need to identify and validate an imagined best team rather than simply determine a winner based on which team accomplishes whatever the rules in play would have all teams accomplish if they wish to win the competition. That said, how does one begin to account for injuries? Suppose A ranks above B under my point system. Should a committee determine that B would have placed above A if not for injuries and override the objective result based on a subjective assumption? What if A will not have a key player available for the playoffs due to an injury suffered late in the season? Should the committee deny A a playoff berth despite the better season posted by that team? What if the same injury occurred in a semifinal win? Would it make sense to replace that team in the championship game with another team that has no significant injury issues? Of course not. So why does it make sense to do just that between the end of the regular season and the semifinals?

As for head-to-head results, these are only ever used as a tiebreaker in competitions that place teams best to worst record and the winners are only ever guaranteed a higher finish in two team ties. At one time my point system included a head-to-head tiebreaker after net wins (best record) but it rarely if ever came into play given that the first two factors manage to separate teams better than 99% of the time and it is very unlikely that the remaining one percent would include two teams that played. Eventually, I decided that head-to-head tiebreakers are overrated. It is one game among a dozen or more. Where any number of teams share the same record, my point system always favors stronger schedules and still manages to favor head-to-head winners almost as much as the AP poll. For example, since 1978, there have been 33 pairs of one-loss teams ranked in the final AP poll that met during the regular season. The AP favored the winner 23 times. The point system favored the winner 21 times. Under this point system, a head-to-head winner with a stronger schedule would have to lose twice for the loser to pass the winner in the standings but only once if the loser has the stronger schedule. With a head-to-head tiebreaker, the winner's margin of error is always two games where two team ties are concerned. The difference is minimal and if teams know the point system emphasizes overall scheduling over beating specific teams, they have no one to blame but themselves when the advantage gained from a head-to-head win is erased by one loss.

Mr. Mandel tweeted: Very thorough and thought out. But all I've heard for years is how flawed the AP/BCS were, so why strive to match those?

In my previous post I shared how the results between my point system and the AP/CP/BCS are similar and different. Despite my objections to subjective methods, the problem with such has nothing to do with their results being "wrong" relative to a non-existent standard applied to all ranking systems. Different ranking systems can produce different but equally fair outcomes. One of the most annoying things about the BCS era was the annual "did the BCS get it right?" debate. The answer is no and it has nothing to do with which teams were selected for the title game and everything to do with those teams being determined arbitrarily. Earlier I mentioned that competition should be about determining a winner based on which team accomplishes whatever the rules in play would have teams accomplish. Subjective methods never specify what teams must accomplish in order to place higher. Instead, the winning arguments favoring one or more teams over others changes from one year to the next. Ultimately, I don't understand how college football benefits from a committee being able to consider factors that are not easily quantified by wins and losses if we never know when those factors will win the day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Since Stewart Mandel Asked

Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 22h22 hours ago
@ChadHansen9972 As I always say, by all means let me know how one whittles five major conferences into 4 spots with no subjectivity involved
9:37 AM - 7 Oct 2014 · Details


Stewart Mandel tweeted about how Condoleezza Rice monitors 40 teams and how Steve Weiberg has watched 92 games as examples of how committee members are prepping for the task of selecting the four playoff teams at the end of the season. I replied to share that I found the whole thing hilariously unnecessary when objective rules could be used. To my surprise, Mr. Mandel offered the response above. Here is my answer.

To start, its best if all FBS teams play equal maximum game regular season schedules versus FBS competition only. For example, all play 12 games plus a possible conference championship game. If necessary, FCS games can be accommodated with weighted values if these games continue. That said, I would place teams most to least:

1-Power Points (Games Won Opponents' Wins - Games Lost Opponents' Losses)
2-Net Wins (Wins - Losses)
3-Schedule Strength (Opponents' Power Points)
4-Net Points (Points For - Points Against)

Once the season ends, the top four teams or, if preferred, the top four conference champions advance to the playoffs. That's it. So simple a caveman could do it. Of course, I'm sure there will be plenty of people to offer their welcomed criticisms of my idea. I'd be surprised if anyone could tell me how a selection committee is better than my idea much less necessary. Here I offer rules that define best/most accomplished season and leave it up to the teams to beat each other based on those rules. With a committee, teams will never know what separates the winners from the losers. Even after the selections are made and the committee explains its reasoning behind its choices, those reasons are not guaranteed to favor teams that own those arguments in subsequent years.

So what kind of results does my point system yield? I have 36 seasons worth of results based on FBS games only. Without the benefit of teams playing equal maximum game schedules or knowingly competing based on its rules, the point system matched the AP poll, Coaches poll, and/or BCS on 108 of 144 top four teams. That is an exact three for four average. So the difference between objective and subjective is one team even without equal maximum game schedules and knowledge of the rules. That said, let's just compare the point system to the AP poll. Since 1978, the two methods have agreed on 103 of 144 top four teams which is slightly below a three for average. More than half of the 41 teams that missed the rival method's top four were that method's number four team. The 41 disputed top four finishes make for 67 disputed pairs. In those pairs, teams favored by the point system own a 34-19-14 advantage in most wins versus AP ranked teams. The advantage is 31-8-14 just among major conference/independent teams. The AP owns an 11-3 advantage when the point system favors a mid-major team. Otherwise, where disputed top four teams are concerned, the point system dominates the AP poll at favoring teams that beat more AP ranked teams.

So far we have a point system that matches the AP on nearly three top four teams, most disputes involve #4, and the teams its favors average more wins versus teams ranked by the AP poll. Again, that is without the benefit of equal maximum game regular season schedules and knowledge of the rules in play. But suppose the goal were to match the AP, Coaches, or BCS on all top four teams. How close is the point system to that "goal"? The answer is 44 games. Over 22,000 FBS games played in 36 seasons and I would only need to change the result of 44 games to match the top four teams in one of the major ranking systems employed by college football. In 25 of 36 seasons, I need one game or less.

Want more? 155 different teams have finished in the AP, CP, or BCS top fours. 143 of those teams controlled their point system top four destiny based on how the season played out. Among the 12 that did not, eight would have needed help in a single game if undefeated and eight played less than a full FBS schedule. Only two of 12 played a full FBS schedule and needed help in two or more games.

Did I mention the point system only needs wins and losses and opponents' wins and losses to separate any pair of teams better than 99% of the time? What does a committee have on this point system?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 10-04

1 -Mississippi State 17
2 -Auburn 16
3 -Mississippi 14
4 -Arizona 13
5 -Florida State 13
6 -Notre Dame 12
7 -Georgia Tech 12
8 -UCLA 12
9 -Marshall 10
10 -Nebraska 10
11 -Alabama 10
12 -Oklahoma 9
13 -Oregon 9
14 -Boise State 9
15 -Texas A&M 8
16 -Texas Christian 8
17 -Louisville 8
18 -Michigan State 8
19 -Penn State 8
20 -Minnesota 8
21 -Louisiana State 8
22 -Brigham Young 7
23 -California 7
24 -Missouri 7
25 -North Carolina State 7
26 -Virginia Tech 7
27 -Southern California 7
28 -Baylor 6
29 -Rutgers 6
30 -Ohio State 6
31 -Arizona State 6
32 -Kentucky 6
33 -Florida 6
34 -Virginia 6
35 -South Carolina 6
36 -Utah 5
37 -Kansas State 5
38 -Air Force 5
39 -Memphis 5
40 -Arkansas 5
41 -Clemson 5
42 -Northwestern 5
43 -Miami-Florida 5
44 -Oklahoma State 4
45 -Colorado State 4
46 -Maryland 4
47 -Middle Tennessee State 4
48 Georgia Southern 4
49 -West Virginia 4
50 -Wyoming 4
51 -Stanford 4
52 -Georgia 3
53 -East Carolina 3
54 -Oregon State 3
55 -Iowa 3
56 -Washington 3
57 -Toledo 3
58 -Akron 3
59 -Tennessee 3
60 -Northern Illinois 2
61 -Nevada 2
62 -Wisconsin 2
63 -Indiana 2
64 -Cincinnati 2
65 -Texas 2
66 -Bowling Green 1
67 -Utah State 1
68 -Pittsburgh 1
69 -Purdue 1
70 -Duke 0
71 -Arkansas State 0
72 -Louisiana Tech 0
73 -Fresno State 0
74 -Central Florida 0
75 -Illinois 0
76 -Syracuse 0
77 -Navy 0
78 -South Alabama -1
79 -UAB -1
80 -Boston College -1
81 Old Dominion -1
82 -Rice -1
83 -Western Kentucky -1
84 -Washington State -1
85 -Michigan -1
86 -Temple -2
87 -Louisiana-Monroe -2
88 -Central Michigan -2
89 -San Jose State -2
90 -Texas Tech -2
91 -North Carolina -3
92 -UTEP -3
93 -Kansas -3
94 -Wake Forest -3
95 -Colorado -3
96 -Iowa State -3
97 -Ohio -4
98 -Florida International -4
99 -Buffalo -4
100 -Louisiana-Lafayette -4
101 -New Mexico -4
102 -South Florida -5
103 -Florida Atlantic -5
104 -Southern Mississippi -5
105 -Southern Methodist -5
106 -Texas State -6
107 -Houston -6
108 -San Diego State -6
109 -UTSA -6
110 -Tulane -6
111 -Vanderbilt -6
112 -Western Michigan -7
113 -Army -7
114 -Eastern Michigan -7
115 -Tulsa -7
116 -Connecticut -7
117 -North Texas -8
118 -New Mexico State -9
119 -Hawaii -9
120 -Georgia State -9
121 -Kent State -9
122 -UNLV -10
123 -Ball State -11
124 -Troy -11
125 -Appalachian State -12
126 -Idaho -12
127 -Miami-Ohio -14
128 -Massachusetts -19

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 09-27

1 -Nebraska 10
2 -UCLA 10
3 -Mississippi State 10
4 -Auburn 9
5 -Florida State 9
6 -Alabama 8
7 -Arizona 8
8 -Brigham Young 8
9 -Oregon 8
10 -Louisiana State 8
11 -North Carolina State 8
12 -Texas A&M 7
13 -Oklahoma 7
14 -Mississippi 7
15 -Notre Dame 7
16 -Georgia Tech 7
17 -Minnesota 6
18 -Southern California 6
19 -South Carolina 6
20 -Marshall 5
21 -Missouri 5
22 -Penn State 5
23 -Louisville 5
24 -Arkansas 5
25 -Miami-Florida 5
26 -Baylor 4
27 -Texas Christian 4
28 -Maryland 4
29 -Rutgers 4
30 -Washington 4
31 -California 4
32 -Michigan State 4
33 -Stanford 4
34 -Wisconsin 4
35 -Florida 4
36 -Virginia 4
37 -Wyoming 4
38 -Boise State 4
39 -Virginia Tech 4
40 -Texas 4
41 -West Virginia 4
42 -Iowa 3
43 -East Carolina 3
44 -Kansas State 3
45 -Nevada 3
46 -Oklahoma State 3
47 -Arizona State 3
48 -Colorado State 3
49 -Kentucky 3
50 -Illinois 3
51 -Memphis 3
52 -Tennessee 3
53 -Georgia 2
54 -Ohio State 2
55 -Air Force 2
56 -Oregon State 2
57 -Middle Tennessee State 2
58 -Cincinnati 2
59 Georgia Southern 2
60 -Pittsburgh 2
61 -Akron 2
62 -Northwestern 2
63 -Duke 1
64 -Northern Illinois 1
65 -Louisiana-Monroe 1
66 -Utah 1
67 -Toledo 1
68 -Western Kentucky 1
69 -Clemson 1
70 -Indiana 1
71 -Syracuse 1
72 -Washington State 1
73 -Navy 1
74 -Boston College 0
75 -UTEP 0
76 -Florida Atlantic 0
77 -Rice 0
78 -Temple -1
79 Old Dominion -1
80 -Ohio -1
81 -Bowling Green -1
82 -Texas Tech -1
83 -North Carolina -1
84 -Kansas -1
85 -Fresno State -1
86 -Louisiana Tech -1
87 -Michigan -1
88 -Iowa State -1
89 -South Alabama -2
90 -Arkansas State -2
91 -Houston -2
92 -Utah State -2
93 -San Diego State -2
94 -Central Florida -2
95 -Southern Mississippi -2
96 -South Florida -2
97 -Colorado -2
98 -Purdue -2
99 -UTSA -2
100 -San Jose State -2
101 -Southern Methodist -2
102 -Buffalo -3
103 -UAB -3
104 -Wake Forest -3
105 -Texas State -4
106 -Central Michigan -4
107 -Tulsa -4
108 -New Mexico -4
109 -Eastern Michigan -4
110 -Vanderbilt -4
111 -North Texas -5
112 -Western Michigan -5
113 -New Mexico State -5
114 -Florida International -5
115 -Louisiana-Lafayette -5
116 -Hawaii -5
117 -Georgia State -5
118 -Army -5
119 -Tulane -5
120 -UNLV -5
121 -Connecticut -6
122 -Ball State -7
123 -Kent State -7
124 -Idaho -7
125 -Appalachian State -8
126 -Troy -9
127 -Miami-Ohio -10
128 -Massachusetts -12

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 09-20

1 -Mississippi State 8
2 -Alabama 7
3 -Oklahoma 7
4 -North Carolina State 7
5 -Brigham Young 6
6 -Arizona 6
7 -Oregon 6
8 -Auburn 6
9 -South Carolina 6
10 -Penn State 5
11 -Georgia Tech 5
12 -Washington 5
13 -UCLA 5
14 -Mississippi 5
15 -Arkansas 5
16 -Nebraska 4
17 -Notre Dame 4
18 -Louisiana State 4
19 -Boise State 4
20 -Tennessee 4
21 -Texas A&M 3
22 -Duke 3
23 -Marshall 3
24 -Arizona State 3
25 -Utah 3
26 -Florida State 3
27 -East Carolina 3
28 -Wyoming 3
29 -Rutgers 3
30 -Texas Christian 3
31 -Minnesota 3
32 -Pittsburgh 3
33 -Florida 3
34 -West Virginia 3
35 -Virginia 3
36 -Oregon State 2
37 -Baylor 2
38 -Maryland 2
39 -Cincinnati 2
40 -Illinois 2
41 -Missouri 2
42 -Iowa 2
43 -UTEP 2
44 -Southern California 2
45 -Memphis 2
46 -Kansas 2
47 -Texas 2
48 Old Dominion 1
49 -Northern Illinois 1
50 -Boston College 1
51 -Louisville 1
52 -Texas Tech 1
53 -Kansas State 1
54 -Colorado State 1
55 -Oklahoma State 1
56 -Louisiana-Monroe 1
57 -California 1
58 -Nevada 1
59 -Michigan State 1
60 -Wisconsin 1
61 -Kentucky 1
62 -Syracuse 1
63 -Indiana 1
64 -Southern Mississippi 1
65 Georgia Southern 1
66 -Virginia Tech 1
67 -Navy 1
68 -Michigan 1
69 -Miami-Florida 1
70 -UTSA 1
71 -New Mexico 1
72 -Georgia 0
73 -Ohio State 0
74 -UAB 0
75 -North Carolina 0
76 -Stanford 0
77 -Air Force 0
78 -South Florida 0
79 -Central Michigan 0
80 -Colorado 0
81 -Purdue 0
82 -Louisiana Tech 0
83 -Toledo 0
84 -Akron 0
85 -Florida Atlantic 0
86 -Temple -1
87 -Middle Tennessee State -1
88 -Arkansas State -1
89 -Houston -1
90 -Ohio -1
91 -Bowling Green -1
92 -Utah State -1
93 -San Jose State -1
94 -Central Florida -1
95 -Western Kentucky -1
96 -Iowa State -1
97 -Clemson -1
98 -San Diego State -1
99 -Army -1
100 -Fresno State -1
101 -Rice -1
102 -Western Michigan -2
103 -New Mexico State -2
104 -Wake Forest -2
105 -Buffalo -2
106 -Tulsa -2
107 -South Alabama -2
108 -Northwestern -2
109 -Vanderbilt -2
110 -Washington State -2
111 -Hawaii -2
112 -Tulane -2
113 -Southern Methodist -2
114 -Texas State -3
115 -Connecticut -3
116 -Louisiana-Lafayette -3
117 -UNLV -3
118 -Eastern Michigan -3
119 -Georgia State -3
120 -North Texas -4
121 -Appalachian State -4
122 -Idaho -4
123 -Florida International -5
124 -Kent State -5
125 -Miami-Ohio -5
126 -Troy -5
127 -Ball State -6
128 -Massachusetts -6

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 Power Points Standings through 09-14

1 -Oklahoma 5
2 -Alabama 4
3 -UCLA 4
4 -Mississippi 4
5 -Arizona 4
6 -Mississippi State 4
7 -North Carolina State 4
8 -Notre Dame 3
9 -Penn State 3
10 -Brigham Young 3
11 -Oregon 3
12 -Louisiana State 3
13 -Washington 3
14 -Pittsburgh 3
15 -Auburn 3
16 -Florida 3
17 -South Carolina 3
18 -Boise State 3
19 -Tennessee 3
20 -Texas A&M 2
21 -Georgia Tech 2
22 -Texas Christian 2
23 -Florida State 2
24 -Syracuse 2
25 -Louisiana Tech 2
26 -Virginia 2
27 -Boston College 2
28 -Arkansas 2
29 -West Virginia 2
30 -Wyoming 2
31 -Minnesota 2
32 -Nebraska 1
33 -Missouri 1
34 -Northern Illinois 1
35 -Arizona State 1
36 -Duke 1
37 -Baylor 1
38 -Marshall 1
39 -Kansas State 1
40 -North Carolina 1
41 -Oregon State 1
42 -Southern California 1
43 -Cincinnati 1
44 -Navy 1
45 -UTEP 1
46 -Michigan 1
47 -Louisiana-Monroe 1
48 -East Carolina 1
49 -Ohio State 1
50 -Texas Tech 1
51 -Illinois 1
52 Old Dominion 1
53 -Central Michigan 1
54 -Virginia Tech 1
55 -Kentucky 1
56 -Oklahoma State 1
57 -Louisville 1
58 -Nevada 1
59 -Rutgers 1
60 -Florida Atlantic 1
61 -Texas 1
62 -California 0
63 -Utah 0
64 -Colorado State 0
65 -Middle Tennessee State 0
66 -UAB 0
67 -Stanford 0
68 -Maryland 0
69 -Utah State 0
70 -Air Force 0
71 -Miami-Florida 0
72 -New Mexico State 0
73 -Georgia 0
74 -Temple 0
75 -South Alabama 0
76 -Memphis 0
77 -Army 0
78 -Wisconsin 0
79 -Akron 0
80 -Michigan State 0
81 -San Jose State 0
82 -Kansas 0
83 -San Diego State 0
84 -Southern Mississippi 0
85 -UTSA 0
86 -Purdue 0
87 Georgia Southern 0
88 -UNLV 0
89 -Western Kentucky 0
90 -Hawaii 0
91 -Iowa State 0
92 -Toledo 0
93 -Rice 0
94 -Central Florida 0
95 -Northwestern 0
96 -Bowling Green -1
97 -Iowa -1
98 -Appalachian State -1
99 -Texas State -1
100 -Clemson -1
101 -Indiana -1
102 -Tulsa -1
103 -Louisiana-Lafayette -1
104 -Connecticut -1
105 -Vanderbilt -1
106 -Eastern Michigan -1
107 -South Florida -1
108 -Ohio -1
109 -Colorado -1
110 -Buffalo -1
111 -New Mexico -1
112 -Fresno State -1
113 -Western Michigan -2
114 -Arkansas State -2
115 -Houston -2
116 -Washington State -2
117 -Wake Forest -2
118 -Tulane -2
119 -Florida International -2
120 -Georgia State -2
121 -Idaho -2
122 -Southern Methodist -2
123 -North Texas -3
124 -Ball State -3
125 -Miami-Ohio -3
126 -Troy -3
127 -Kent State -4
128 -Massachusetts -5

Monday, August 11, 2014

BCS Era Power Points Standings (1998-2013)

1 -Oklahoma 796
2 -Ohio State 749
3 -Texas 701
4 -Florida 664
5 -Southern California 630
6 -Florida State 624
7 -Virginia Tech 620
8 -Louisiana State 618
9 -Boise State 586
10 -Oregon 580
11 -Georgia 577
12 -Alabama 547
13 -Michigan 511
14 -Miami-Florida 473
15 -Wisconsin 462
16 -Nebraska 459
17 -Auburn 441
18 -Texas Christian 417
19 -Notre Dame 368
20 -Penn State 360
21 -Tennessee 349
22 -West Virginia 306
23 -Kansas State 288
24 -Texas A&M 288
25 -Clemson 279
26 -Louisville 274
27 -Utah 264
28 -Brigham Young 263
29 -Oklahoma State 255
30 -Arkansas 250
31 -Texas Tech 246
32 -Oregon State 246
33 -Michigan State 242
34 -Georgia Tech 228
35 -Missouri 215
36 -South Carolina 204
37 -UCLA 182
38 -Stanford 179
39 -Iowa 167
40 -Boston College 161
41 -Cincinnati 136
42 -Fresno State 125
43 -Pittsburgh 116
44 -Marshall 71
45 -Arizona State 65
46 -Toledo 62
47 -Northern Illinois 38
48 -South Florida 28
49 -Purdue 28
50 -North Carolina State 21
51 -Washington 19
52 -California 11
53 -Southern Mississippi 7
54 -Arizona 4
55 -Virginia 1
56 -Mississippi -1
57 -UTSA -2
58 -Maryland -6
59 -Air Force -8
60 -Minnesota -24
61 -North Carolina -33
62 -Georgia State -46
63 -Texas State -48
64 -East Carolina -54
65 -South Alabama -60
66 -Mississippi State -63
67 -Houston -65
68 -Bowling Green -67
69 -Colorado -69
70 -Syracuse -77
71 -Northwestern -83
72 -Hawaii -86
73 -Central Florida -89
74 -Colorado State -94
75 -Connecticut -104
76 -Massachusetts -117
77 -Wake Forest -117
78 -Tulsa -118
79 -Troy -125
80 -Navy -129
81 -Rutgers -129
82 -Nevada -147
83 -Western Kentucky -174
84 -Miami-Ohio -175
85 -Iowa State -187
86 -Louisiana Tech -192
87 -Washington State -198
88 -Ohio -201
89 -San Diego State -201
90 -Baylor -218
91 -Kentucky -219
92 -Illinois -221
93 -Florida Atlantic -236
94 -Middle Tennessee State -239
95 -Central Michigan -245
96 -Kansas -249
97 -Western Michigan -250
98 -Ball State -251
99 -Rice -255
100 -Wyoming -281
101 -Arkansas State -312
102 -Florida International -314
103 -New Mexico -344
104 -San Jose State -350
105 -Vanderbilt -350
106 -Utah State -358
107 -Louisiana-Lafayette -373
108 -Indiana -385
109 -Louisiana-Monroe -390
110 -Southern Methodist -394
111 -Temple -396
112 -Tulane -403
113 -UAB -409
114 -Memphis -416
115 -UTEP -426
116 -Akron -437
117 -North Texas -443
118 -UNLV -455
119 -Kent State -457
120 -Duke -515
121 -Idaho -528
122 -Buffalo -551
123 -Eastern Michigan -603
124 -Army -617
125 -New Mexico State -622

Monday, May 26, 2014

Power Points College Baseball Field

Here the NCAA Tournament field based on an approximation of the Power Points System using winning percentages found at warrennolan.com

1 Louisiana-Lafayette
1 Virginia
1 Indiana
1 Oregon State
1 Houston
1 Florida State
1 LSU
1 Cal Poly
1 TCU
1 Louisville
1 Vanderbilt
1 South Carolina
1 Oklahoma State
1 Miami
1 Florida
1 Rice
2 Texas
2 Texas Tech
2 Ole Miss
2 Washington
2 Liberty
2 Sam Houston State
2 Bryant
2 Pepperdine
2 Oregon
2 Nebraska
2 Indiana State
2 Dallas Baptist
2 College Of Charleston
2 Kentucky
2 Alabama
2 Mercer
3 Mississippi State
3 San Diego State
3 Maryland
3 Arkansas
3 Canisius
3 Western Carolina
3 Old Dominion
3 Georgia Tech
3 Campbell
3 UNLV
3 UC Irvine
3 UC Santa Barbara
3 UCF
3 Clemson
3 Ball State
3 Arizona State
4 Kennesaw State
4 Columbia
4 Georgia Southern
4 Southeastern Louisiana
4 George Mason
4 Jacksonville State
4 Bucknell
4 Sacramento State
4 Kent State
4 Xavier
4 Binghamton
4 Bethune-Cookman
4 Jackson State
4 Siena
4 North Dakota State
4 Youngstown State

Monday, April 7, 2014

All-Time Power Points Standings for 36 I-A/FBS Seasons (1978-2013)

1 -Florida State 1527.5
2 -Nebraska 1460.5
3 -Ohio State 1392.0
4 -Florida 1333.0
5 -Oklahoma 1331.5
6 -Michigan 1313.5
7 -Alabama 1309.0
8 -Miami-Florida 1274.0
9 -Southern California 1235.0
10 -Penn State 1226.5
11 -Texas 1110.5
12 -Georgia 1086.0
13 -Notre Dame 1073.0
14 -Auburn 1018.5
15 -Tennessee 941.0
16 -Brigham Young 930.5
17 -Louisiana State 872.5
18 -Clemson 751.0
19 -UCLA 730.0
20 -Virginia Tech 718.0
21 -Texas A&M 701.0
22 -Washington 646.0
23 -Oregon 603.5
24 -Arkansas 546.0
25 -West Virginia 531.5
26 -Boise State 520.0
27 -Iowa 426.5
28 -Arizona State 389.0
29 -Wisconsin 374.5
30 -Michigan State 343.0
31 -South Carolina 294.5
32 -Pittsburgh 273.0
33 -Utah 271.0
34 -Stanford 246.5
35 -Texas Tech 224.0
36 -Arizona 217.5
37 -North Carolina 215.5
38 -Syracuse 207.5
39 -Oklahoma State 199.5
40 -Colorado 192.5
41 -Fresno State 157.5
42 -Georgia Tech 131.5
43 -Toledo 126.0
44 -Boston College 126.0
45 -Southern Mississippi 118.0
46 -Kansas State 82.5
47 -McNeese State 73.0
48 -Yale 70.5
49 -Virginia 66.0
50 -Louisville 61.0
51 -Missouri 54.0
52 -Maryland 51.5
53 -North Carolina State 49.0
54 -Air Force 30.5
55 -South Florida 28.0
56 -Chattanooga 22.5
57 -Furman 18.5
58 -Dartmouth 9.0
59 -Tennessee State 9.0
60 -Texas Christian 5.5
61 -UTSA -2.0
62 -Princeton -3.0
63 -Brown -3.5
64 -Harvard -8.0
65 -Holy Cross -8.5
66 -Southern Illinois -13.5
67 -Cornell -16.0
68 -West Texas A&M -16.0
69 -Drake -19.5
70 -Villanova -21.5
71 -Citadel -25.5
72 -Texas-Arlington -26.5
73 -Colgate -27.0
74 -East Tennessee State -39.0
75 -Georgia State -46.0
76 -VMI -46.5
77 -Indiana State -47.5
78 -Texas State -48.0
79 -Mississippi -52.0
80 -Bowling Green -57.5
81 -South Alabama -60.0
82 -Western Carolina -60.0
83 -Lamar -62.0
84 -Marshall -62.5
85 -Appalachian State -65.5
86 -William & Mary -75.5
87 -Illinois State -78.0
88 -Purdue -82.0
89 -Houston -83.5
90 -Pennsylvania -95.5
91 -California -97.0
92 -Columbia -97.5
93 -Connecticut -104.0
94 -Mississippi State -114.5
95 -Nevada -115.5
96 -Massachusetts -117.0
97 -Central Florida -118.0
98 -Troy -125.0
99 -Richmond -129.0
100 -Baylor -146.0
101 -Hawaii -150.5
102 -East Carolina -163.0
103 -Central Michigan -164.0
104 -Western Kentucky -174.0
105 -Long Beach State -179.0
106 -Wichita State -179.5
107 -Cincinnati -186.5
108 -Miami-Ohio -205.5
109 -Washington State -233.0
110 -Florida Atlantic -236.0
111 -Middle Tennessee State -239.0
112 -San Diego State -239.0
113 -Colorado State -240.0
114 -Illinois -244.5
115 -Cal State Fullerton -268.5
116 -Wyoming -275.5
117 -Northern Illinois -284.5
118 -Tulsa -296.0
119 -Ball State -306.5
120 -Florida International -314.0
121 -Western Michigan -318.0
122 -Minnesota -337.0
123 -Oregon State -361.0
124 -Louisiana Tech -371.5
125 -Rutgers -419.0
126 -Kentucky -419.5
127 -Navy -440.0
128 -Pacific -442.0
129 -UAB -466.0
130 -Southern Methodist -477.5
131 -Kansas -478.0
132 -San Jose State -492.5
133 -Wake Forest -496.5
134 -Louisiana-Monroe -503.5
135 -Iowa State -524.5
136 -North Texas -549.0
137 -Buffalo -551.0
138 -Idaho -558.0
139 -Utah State -579.5
140 -Arkansas State -582.5
141 -Indiana -590.0
142 -Northwestern -616.5
143 -Akron -640.0
144 -Louisiana-Lafayette -661.0
145 -UNLV -697.5
146 -Ohio -706.5
147 -Rice -706.5
148 -New Mexico -753.0
149 -Temple -759.0
150 -Vanderbilt -808.0
151 -Memphis -820.5
152 -Tulane -841.5
153 -Duke -870.5
154 -Army -944.5
155 -Eastern Michigan -994.0
156 -Kent State -1079.5
157 -UTEP -1146.0
158 -New Mexico State -1351.0