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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A FOUR TEAM PLAYOFF WITH THREE ROUNDS AND NO VOTES

The first College Football Playoff is less than nine months away and I thought this would be a good time to fix it before it gets here. The format is as follows:

1-All FBS teams play equal maximum game regular season schedules versus FBS competition only.
2-Nationally, all FBS teams place most to least Power Points (Games Won Opponents’ Wins – Games Lost Opponents’ Losses), Net Wins (Wins – Losses), Schedule Strength (Opponents’ Power Points), and Net Points (Points For – Points Against).
3-All FBS conferences hold a league title game matching the top two teams (divisions are eliminated) based on league record. The national standings break all ties.
4-The top two teams in the national standings not participating in a league title game qualify for the wildcard title game. The winner of this game is the seventh automatic qualifier for a New Year’s Six bowl and is the only non-league champion eligible for the playoffs.
5-The top four teams in the national standings among the 10 league champions and one wildcard champion qualify for the playoffs.

How would this format have fared in 2013? The pairings for championship week are as follows:

1-Auburn vs. 4-Missouri
2-Ohio State vs. 14-Michigan State
3-Florida State vs. 16-Clemson
5-Baylor vs. 11-Oklahoma
6-Arizona State vs. 7-Stanford
8-Alabama vs. 10-South Carolina
9-Central Florida vs. 15-Louisville
12-Northern Illinois vs. 34-Ball State
21-Fresno State vs. 52-Utah State
37-Rice vs. 43-Marshall
60-Louisiana-Lafayette vs. 64-Arkansas State

While it remains possible for a team ranked lower entering championship weekend to win its game and leapfrog another winner, it is most likely that higher ranked teams will control their destiny. Based on that premise, the top five teams would have controlled their playoff destiny. The Pac-12 winner would have needed help in one game to qualify for the playoffs. Alabama would have needed help in two games and Central Florida, South Carolina, and Oklahoma would have needed help in three games.  That is eleven teams still alive for the playoffs participating in elimination games during championship weekend. The four team playoff essentially becomes an eight plus team playoff that emphasizes winning your league while still leaving the door open for one non-champion and all of it is determined by objective means.  What’s not to love?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AP Poll Ranked Wins

In 36 seasons (1978-2013), the Power Points System and the AP Poll have disagreed on the "regular season champions" 19 times. The disputed champions are listed below with their win totals versus teams ranked in the final regular season AP Poll. Teams favored by the Power Points System are listed first.

1978-Southern Cal 4 Penn State 3
1979-BYU 0 Ohio State 1
1980-Florida State 2 Georgia 1
1983-Auburn 3 Nebraska 1
1984-Florida 2 BYU 0
1986-Penn State 1 Miami 1
1987-Miami 3 Oklahoma 2
1989-Notre Dame 6 Colorado 2
1992-Alabama 4 Miami 4
1995-Florida 4 Nebraska 3
1997-Tennessee 4 Michigan 3
1998-Florida State 5 Tennessee 5
2002-Ohio State 3 Miami 5
2003-Oklahoma 2 Southern Cal 1
2004-Oklahoma 3 Southern Cal 3
2006-Florida 3 Ohio State 2
2007-LSU 4 Ohio State 1
2008-Oklahoma 5 Florida 2
2103-Auburn 4 Florida State 2

Power Points favored teams beat more AP ranked teams 13 times, an equal amount four times, and fewer twice and own a 62-42 advantage in combined wins versus AP ranked teams.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Power Points Approximation NCAA Tournament Field.

POWER POINTS FIELD
1 Wichita State
2 Florida
3 Arizona
4 Villanova
5 San Diego State
6 Virginia
7 Louisville
8 Wisconsin
9 New Mexico
10 Syracuse
11 Kansas
12 Cincinnati
13 Iowa State
14 Creighton
15 Duke
16 Michigan
17 Saint Louis
18 Stephen F. Austin
19 Gonzaga
20 UCLA
21 Michigan State
22 Connecticut
23 Virginia Commonwealth
24 Harvard
25 Kentucky
26 Southern Miss*
27 Ohio State
28 Massachusetts
29 North Dakota State
30 Toledo*
31 North Carolina
32 Oklahoma
33 Oregon
34 George Washington
35 Saint Joseph's
36 Pittsburgh
37 Memphis
38 Green Bay*
39 Louisiana Tech*
40 Baylor
41 Colorado
42 Texas
43 Manhattan
44 Dayton
45 BYU
46 North Carolina Central
47 SMU*
48 Providence
49 Middle Tennessee*
50 Belmont*
51 New Mexico State
52 Stanford
53 Missouri*
55 Delaware
56 Mercer
57 Western Michigan
76 Eastern Kentucky
77 Tulsa
87 Louisiana-Lafayette
109 American
124 Weber State
125 Wisconsin-Milwaukee
131 Wofford
138 Coastal Carolina
155 Albany
189 Mount Saint Mary's
204 Texas Southern
241 Cal Poly
*NOT IN ACTUAL NCAA FIELD

ACTUAL NCAA QUALIFIERS NOT LISTED ABOVE
54 Arizona State
58 Tennessee
62 Oklahoma State
63 Kansas State
65 North Carolina State
66 Xavier
69 Nebraska
74 Iowa

Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 NCAA College Basketball Standings

TOP 100
1 Wichita State
2 Florida
3 Arizona
4 Villanova
5 Syracuse
6 San Diego State
7 Wisconsin
8 Kansas
9 Cincinnati
10 Saint Louis
11 Creighton
12 Louisville
13 Virginia
14 Duke
15 New Mexico
16 Michigan
17 Iowa State
18 Virginia Commonwealth
19 Gonzaga
20 Stephen F. Austin
21 Connecticut
22 Massachusetts
23 Harvard
24 Oklahoma
25 Ohio State
26 Southern Miss
27 North Carolina
28 Toledo
29 Michigan State
30 Oregon
31 Kentucky
32 UCLA
33 Memphis
34 George Washington
35 North Dakota State
36 Pittsburgh
37 Green Bay
38 Dayton
39 Texas
40 Colorado
41 Louisiana Tech
42 SMU
43 Saint Joseph's
44 Baylor
45 BYU
46 Manhattan
47 Arizona State
48 Middle Tennessee
49 Belmont
50 Boston University
51 Oklahoma State
52 Saint Mary's College
53 Kansas State
54 Arkansas
55 Missouri
56 Stanford
57 North Carolina Central
58 Tennessee
59 Iona
60 Georgia State
61 Mercer
62 Iowa
63 Nebraska
64 Saint John's
65 San Francisco
66 Minnesota
67 Xavier
68 Delaware
69 New Mexico State
70 Ohio
71 Providence
72 California
73 UTEP
74 Indiana State
75 North Carolina State
76 Eastern Kentucky
77 UC Santa Barbara
78 Western Michigan
79 Florida State
80 Clemson
81 Utah
82 Georgetown
83 Georgia
84 Buffalo
85 LSU
86 Illinois
87 Towson
88 Missouri State
89 UC Irvine
90 Vermont
91 Boise State
92 Cleveland State
93 Richmond
94 Canisius
95 Akron
96 Maryland
97 Quinnipiac
98 UNLV
99 Tulsa
100 Ole Miss

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 NCAA College Basketball Standings 03-03

The following standings are an approximation of the Power Points System based on winning percentages and opponents' winning percentages. Only the top 100 are listed.

1 Arizona
2 Wichita State
3 Florida
4 Villanova
5 Syracuse
6 Wisconsin
7 Kansas
8 Virginia
9 Creighton
10 Saint Louis
11 San Diego State
12 New Mexico
13 Duke
14 Cincinnati
15 Iowa State
16 Louisville
17 Michigan
18 Connecticut
19 Massachusetts
20 UCLA
21 North Carolina
22 Gonzaga
23 Michigan State
24 Kentucky
25 Virginia Commonwealth
26 Stephen F. Austin
27 Oklahoma
28 Harvard
29 Southern Miss
30 Ohio State
31 Toledo
32 Memphis
33 Green Bay
34 Texas
35 Saint Joseph's
36 Pittsburgh
37 Arizona State
38 George Washington
39 SMU
40 North Dakota State
41 Oregon
42 Colorado
43 Kansas State
44 Louisiana Tech
45 Iowa
46 BYU
47 Dayton
48 Xavier
49 Arkansas
50 Belmont
51 Oklahoma State
52 Stanford
53 Missouri
54 Middle Tennessee
55 Baylor
56 Manhattan
57 Saint Mary's College
58 Boston University
59 Saint John's
60 Minnesota
61 Providence
62 Boise State
63 San Francisco
64 Tennessee
65 Delaware
66 California
67 North Carolina Central
68 Iona
69 New Mexico State
70 UTEP
71 Indiana State
72 Georgia State
73 Nebraska
74 Ohio
75 Mercer
76 Utah
77 Florida State
78 Clemson
79 Buffalo
80 LSU
81 Richmond
82 UNLV
83 North Carolina State
84 Vermont
85 Cleveland State
86 Towson
87 Georgetown
88 Western Michigan
89 Marquette
90 Illinois
91 UC Santa Barbara
92 Indiana
93 Canisius
94 Missouri State
95 Quinnipiac
96 UC Irvine
97 Georgia
98 Ole Miss
99 Washington
100 Eastern Kentucky

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 NCAA College Basketball Standings 02-25

The following standings are an approximation of the Power Points System based on winning percentages and opponents' winning percentages. Only the top 100 are listed.

1 Arizona
2 Wichita State
3 Florida
4 Syracuse
5 Kansas
6 Villanova
7 Saint Louis
8 Wisconsin
9 Creighton
10 Cincinnati
11 San Diego State
12 Duke
13 New Mexico
14 Kentucky
15 Virginia
16 Louisville
17 Iowa State
18 Ohio State
19 Massachusetts
20 UCLA
21 Michigan State
22 Michigan
23 Toledo
24 North Carolina
25 Connecticut
26 Stephen F. Austin
27 Texas
28 Gonzaga
29 Memphis
30 Southern Miss
31 Harvard
32 Colorado
33 Oklahoma
34 Virginia Commonwealth
35 Pittsburgh
36 Saint Joseph's
37 Green Bay
38 SMU
39 George Washington
40 Iowa
41 Arizona State
42 North Dakota State
43 Oregon
44 Stanford
45 Kansas State
46 BYU
47 Baylor
48 Middle Tennessee
49 Dayton
50 Indiana State
51 Richmond
52 California
53 Xavier
54 Louisiana Tech
55 Missouri
56 Minnesota
57 Ohio
58 Belmont
59 Boise State
60 Saint Mary's College
61 Oklahoma State
62 Arkansas
63 North Carolina State
64 UTEP
65 Nebraska
66 Saint John's
67 Mercer
68 New Mexico State
69 Iona
70 Providence
71 Delaware
72 North Carolina Central
73 Boston University
74 Quinnipiac
75 Manhattan
76 San Francisco
77 Tennessee
78 Georgetown
79 Sam Houston State
80 Georgia State
81 Florida State
82 LSU
83 Western Michigan
84 Clemson
85 UC Santa Barbara
86 Utah
87 Marquette
88 Georgia
89 Hawaii
90 Cleveland State
91 Ole Miss
92 Canisius
93 UNLV
94 Buffalo
95 Missouri State
96 Vermont
97 Towson
98 Western Kentucky
99 Maryland
100 Washington

Friday, February 14, 2014

Highest Ranked Opponent Defeated

Listed below are the 144 teams that finished the regular season ranked in the Powers Points System top four since 1978. Teams are listed best to worst highest ranked opponent defeated in the Power Points Standings and AP Poll respectively.

2008 -Texas 1 2
1983 -Texas 1 3
1988 -Notre Dame 2 2
1980 -Florida State 2 3
1987 -Miami-Florida 2 3
1990 -Colorado 2 3
2000 -Miami-Florida 2 3
2006 -Ohio State 2 3
1981 -Penn State 2 4
2001 -Colorado 2 4
2007 -Louisiana State 2 5
1978 -Southern California 3 2
1996 -Florida State 3 3
1982 -Penn State 3 3
2009 -Alabama 3 5
1998 -Florida State 3 7
1981 -Miami-Florida 3 7
1993 -Florida State 3 8
2012 -Notre Dame 3 8
1989 -Notre Dame 4 3
1992 -Miami-Florida 4 3
2005 -Texas 4 4
2005 -Penn State 4 4
2004 -Oklahoma 4 6
1994 -Florida 4 6
2000 -Florida State 4 7
2007 -Oklahoma 4 7
1986 -Miami-Florida 5 3
1991 -Miami-Florida 5 5
1995 -Florida 5 5
1991 -Florida 5 5
1983 -Auburn 5 7
1981 -Clemson 6 2
2011 -Louisiana State 6 2
2008 -Florida 6 4
1997 -Tennessee 6 5
2012 -Stanford 6 5
1998 -UCLA 6 5
1987 -Florida State 6 6
1996 -Arizona State 6 6
1995 -Northwestern 6 6
1995 -Ohio State 6 6
1990 -Texas 6 7
1988 -Southern California 6 9
1980 -Pittsburgh 6 10
1992 -Texas A&M 6 13
1985 -Florida 7 2
2013 -Auburn 7 3
2006 -Florida 7 4
2004 -Southern California 7 4
1998 -Texas A&M 7 4
1984 -Oklahoma 7 5
1978 -Alabama 7 6
2009 -Boise State 7 7
1997 -Nebraska 7 10
2002 -Southern California 7 11
2010 -Boise State 7 12
1982 -UCLA 7 15
1994 -Nebraska 8 4
1988 -Miami-Florida 8 4
2005 -Southern California 8 5
2008 -Oklahoma 8 8
1986 -Louisiana State 8 8
2007 -Missouri 8 8
2000 -Oklahoma 8 9
2013 -Stanford 8 10
1986 -Penn State 8 13
2002 -Georgia 8 13
1985 -Penn State 8 15
2003 -Oklahoma 9 5
1993 -Florida 9 6
2002 -Ohio State 9 7
1995 -Nebraska 9 7
1999 -Nebraska 9 7
1997 -Michigan 9 9
1987 -Nebraska 9 9
1989 -Tennessee 9 9
2012 -Florida 9 9
2001 -Nebraska 9 10
1986 -Michigan 9 11
2001 -Tennessee 10 5
2011 -Stanford 10 5
2006 -Michigan 10 6
1982 -Georgia 10 7
2010 -Auburn 10 8
2004 -Auburn 10 8
1994 -Alabama 10 9
1993 -West Virginia 10 10
1991 -Washington 10 11
2003 -Louisiana State 10 11
2007 -Virginia Tech 10 14
2012 -Ohio State 10 19
1989 -Colorado 11 6
1991 -Michigan 11 7
1999 -Florida State 11 10
1999 -Alabama 11 10
2011 -Oklahoma State 11 11
1979 -Arkansas 11 11
2002 -Miami-Florida 11 15
2010 -Oklahoma 11 16
1980 -Notre Dame 12 5
1985 -Oklahoma 12 7
1997 -Florida State 12 7
1988 -Nebraska 12 10
1989 -Michigan 12 11
1993 -Nebraska 12 14
1987 -Syracuse 12 19
1990 -Miami-Florida 13 6
1996 -Florida 13 9
2008 -Utah 13 11
1978 -Penn State 13 13
1994 -Penn State 13 13
2001 -Miami-Florida 13 15
1979 -Florida State 14 16
1992 -Florida State 15 12
2003 -Ohio State 15 12
2009 -Florida 15 13
1992 -Alabama 15 14
1990 -Georgia Tech 15 14
1984 -Florida 15 15
1982 -Nebraska 16 12
2013 -Florida State 17 12
1985 -Michigan 17 17
2000 -Florida 17 20
2004 -Texas 17 22
1998 -Tennessee 18 7
2011 -Boise State 18 18
1983 -Nebraska 18 20
2005 -Ohio State 18 20
1996 -Brigham Young 18 22
2009 -Texas 19 20
2010 -Texas Christian 19 20
2003 -Southern California 20 15
1983 -Brigham Young 20 17
1999 -Virginia Tech 21 23
1978 -Notre Dame 22 12
1979 -Ohio State 22 14
2006 -Boise State 22 24
1979 -Brigham Young 27 NR
1984 -Washington 27 NR
2013 -Ohio State 28 19
1981 -Pittsburgh 28 NR
1980 -Brigham Young 28 NR
1984 -Brigham Young 29 NR

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Disputed Top Four Pairs

The Power Points System and AP Poll disagreed on 41 of 144 top four teams since 1978. The 41 disputed teams make 67 disputed pairs. Those pairs are listed below with PPS favored teams listed first. (A)= Coaches, Harris, and/or BCS Standings agreed with the PPS. (R) = The order of teams listed is reversed in prorated version of Power Point Standings which simulates equal game schedules.

1978 Notre Dame Oklahoma
1979 BYU USC
1979 BYU Alabama
1979 Arkansas USC
1979 Arkansas Alabama
1980 BYU Georgia
1980 BYU Oklahoma
1980 Notre Dame Georgia
1980 Notre Dame Oklahoma
1981 Pittsburgh Georgia
1981 Pittsburgh Nebraska
1981 Pittsburgh Alabama
1981 Penn State Georgia
1981 Penn State Nebraska
1981 Penn State Alabama
1981 Miami Georgia
1981 Miami Nebraska
1981 Miami Alabama
1982 UCLA SMU
1983 BYU Illinois
1985 Florida Iowa
1985 Florida Miami
1985 Michigan Iowa (R)
1985 Michigan Miami
1986 LSU Oklahoma
1987 Nebraska Oklahoma (R)
1988 USC West Virginia
1988 USC Florida State
1988 Nebraska West Virginia
1988 Nebraska Florida State (R)
1989 Tennessee Miami
1993 Florida Notre Dame
1994 Florida Colorado (A)
1994 Florida Miami (R)
1994 Alabama Colorado
1994 Alabama Miami
1996 BYU Ohio State (R)
1998 Texas A&M Ohio State
1998 Texas A&M Kansas State
1998 UCLA Ohio State
1998 UCLA Kansas State
1999 Alabama Wisconsin (A)
2000 Florida Washington (R)
2001 Tennessee Oregon
2002 USC Iowa (A)
2003 Ohio State Michigan
2004 Texas California (A)
2006 Boise State LSU
2007 Virginia Tech Ohio State
2007 Virginia Tech Georgia (A)
2007 Missouri Ohio State (R)
2007 Missouri Georgia
2008 Utah Alabama
2009 Florida Cincinnati (R)
2009 Florida TCU
2009 Boise State Cincinnati (R)
2009 Boise State TCU (R)
2010 Oklahoma Oregon (R)
2010 Oklahoma Wisconsin
2010 Boise State Oregon (R)
2010 Boise State Wisconsin
2011 Boise State Alabama (R)
2012 Stanford Alabama (R)
2013 Stanford Michigan State
2013 Stanford Alabama
2013 Ohio State Michigan State
2013 Ohio State Alabama

Power Points Top Four

In a perfect world, all FBS teams would play equal or equal maximum game regular season schedules versus FBS competition only and knowingly compete according to the rules of the Power Points System. That said, without the benefit of equal or equal maximum game schedules and teams knowing the rules in play, listed below are the Power Points System's top four teams based on FBS games only for the past 36 seasons. 103 of the 144 teams listed finished in the AP top four. Among the 41 PPS favored teams that missed the AP top four, 19 won more games versus AP ranked teams than did the AP favored teams they replaced. Another eight won equal or more games versus AP ranked teams. Overall, 130 of 144 teams listed below finished in the AP top four and/or won equal or more games versus AP ranked teams that did the AP top four teams they replaced.

The 41 disputed top four finishes between the PPS and AP make for 67 disputed pairs. PPS favored teams hold a 34-19 advantage in most wins versus AP ranked teams with 14 pairs tied. Among the tied pairs, PPS favored teams own an 8-2-4 advantage based on average rank of AP ranked teams defeated.

Again, it is best if all teams play equal or equal maximum game regular season schedules to ensure equal maximum power points possible which has not been the case. For example, among the 67 disputed pairs, PPS favored teams played more games 36 times compared to four for AP favored teams with 27 pairs playing equal games. In some instances, an AP favored team might have become a PPS favored team with a low value win.

1978 Southern California Penn State Alabama Notre Dame
1979 Brigham Young Florida State Arkansas Ohio State
1980 Florida State Pittsburgh Brigham Young Notre Dame
1981 Clemson Pittsburgh Penn State Miami
1982 Georgia Penn State Nebraska UCLA
1983 Auburn Nebraska Texas Brigham Young
1984 Florida Brigham Young Washington Oklahoma
1985 Penn State Oklahoma Florida Michigan
1986 Penn State Michigan Miami Louisiana State
1987 Miami Florida State Nebraska Syracuse
1988 Notre Dame Southern California Miami Nebraska
1989 Notre Dame Colorado Tennessee Michigan
1990 Colorado Texas Miami Georgia Tech
1991 Miami Washington Florida Michigan
1992 Alabama Miami Texas A&M Florida State
1993 Florida State Nebraska Florida West Virginia
1994 Nebraska Penn State Florida Alabama
1995 Florida Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State
1996 Florida State Arizona State Florida Brigham Young
1997 Tennessee Michigan Nebraska Florida State
1998 Florida State Tennessee Texas A&M UCLA
1999 Florida State Alabama Nebraska Virginia Tech
2000 Oklahoma Florida State Miami Florida
2001 Miami Nebraska Tennessee Colorado
2002 Ohio State Miami Georgia Southern California
2003 Oklahoma Louisiana State Southern California Ohio State
2004 Oklahoma Southern California Auburn Texas
2005 Southern California Texas Penn State Ohio State
2006 Florida Michigan Ohio State Boise State
2007 Louisiana State Virginia Tech Oklahoma Missouri
2008 Oklahoma Texas Florida Utah
2009 Alabama Texas Florida Boise State
2010 Auburn Oklahoma Texas Christian Boise State
2011 Louisiana State Oklahoma State Boise State Stanford
2012 Notre Dame Ohio State Stanford Florida
2013 Auburn Florida State Stanford Ohio State

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fixing the College Football Playoff

The first College Football Playoff is now a year away and here is how I would fix it before it ever gets here.

1-All FBS teams play equal maximum game regular season schedules versus FBS competition only.
2-Nationally, teams place most to least power points, net wins, schedule strength, and net points.
3-All FBS conferences hold a league championship game matching the top two teams (divisions are eliminated).
4-A wildcard game matching the top two teams not participating in a league title game is held during championship weekend. The winner of this game automatically qualifies for a New Year's Six bowl and is the only non-league champion eligible for the playoffs.
5-The top four teams in the national standings among the ten league champions and one wildcard champion qualify for the playoffs.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2013 Power Points Standings - BOWL CHAMPIONS

Bowl Champions are listed highest to lowest finish in final Power Points Standings. The numbers to the right of each team's name are its final rank among bowl winners in the Associated Press and Coaches polls respectively.

1 -Florida State 1 1
2 -Missouri 4 4
3 -Michigan State 2 2
4 -South Carolina 3 3
5 -Central Florida 8 8
6 -Oklahoma 5 5
7 -Clemson 6 6
8 -Louisville 10 10
9 -UCLA 11 11
10 -Oregon 7 7
11 -Southern California 13 13
12 -Texas A&M 12 12
13 -Notre Dame 14 15
14 -Louisiana State 9 9
15 -Washington 16 17
16 -Mississippi 19 21
17 -Nebraska 17 16
18 -North Texas NR 23t
19 -East Carolina 23t 22
20 -Mississippi State 25 NR
21 -Vanderbilt 15 14
22 -Navy 22 26t
23 -Utah State 23t 23t
24 -Arizona 21 23t
25 -Texas Tech 18 19
26 -Marshall NR 18
27 -Louisiana-Lafayette NR 26t
28 -Kansas State 20 20
29 -Pittsburgh NR NR
30 -Arkansas State NR NR
31 -North Carolina NR NR
32 -Syracuse NR NR
33 -San Diego State NR NR
34 -Oregon State NR NR
35 -Colorado State NR NR

2013 Power Points Standings thru 01-06

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

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