College Basketball Power Rankings

It’s college basketball tournament time, with the conference tournaments underway, and March Madness right around the corner. I will not be making my annual trek to Vegas this year, as I have a Boston work trip next week. And Illinois did not get anyone with mobile betting up just yet, which means if I want to make any legal wagers, I’m driving to Indiana again. Still, I finally got a chance to sit down and work on some power rankings. I have a top 64 for now. I will sit down next weekend and power rate each NCAA Tournament team, … Continue reading College Basketball Power Rankings

CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

Here are my pre-bowl season power ratings, with bowl games set to kick off Friday. And yeah, my top two power rated teams are playing each other in the semifinals. Note: these do not take into account players sitting out yet. As for coaches leaving, I don’t adjust much based on interim coaches. Since 2010, teams have performed right at their ATS numbers on average even with interim coaches. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Ohio State 0.6 2 Clemson 2.1 3 LSU 4.4 4 Alabama 7.3 5 Georgia 10.1 6 Oklahoma 12.1 7 Utah 13.4 8 Michigan 13.6 9 Florida … Continue reading CFB Power Ratings–Pre-Bowl Season

College Football Power Ratings Week 14

Between the Macbook biting the dust and travel by both me and my boss in consecutive weeks, it has been about a month since I was last able to update my power ratings for college football. The holiday week allowed me to finally get them updated this week. This is my first update since the Tua injury, and Alabama slides down to number four in my rankings. That is probably a spot or two higher than most, as I’m giving credit to Nick Saban to be smart enough to negate some of the dropoff through game plan. I think his … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 14

College Football Power Ratings Week 10

After not getting to update last week, here are the updated IAW ratings. And yeah, we have a new number one. With Tua out, I have Ohio State 3.4 points better than Alabama. With Tua healthy, I would still have them about 1/2 point better. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Ohio State 0.0 2 Alabama 3.4 3 Clemson 4.1 4 LSU 6.3 5 Oklahoma 8.6 6 Georgia 9.9 7 Penn State 11.3 8 Wisconsin 12.1 9 Auburn 12.6 10 Utah 13.9 11 Oregon 14.3 12 Michigan 14.6 13 Florida 14.7 14 Notre Dame 18.0 15 UCF 18.2 16 Washington 18.3 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 10

College Football Power Ratings Week 8

This week’s IAW Power Ratings have been updated. Ohio St. continues to move closer to Alabama and further ahead of Clemson. Georgia falls to number six after the loss to South Carolina, but not as far behind as it might seem. They had four turnovers in a game they otherwise were the better team in. With the schedule they have, if they win out, they still most likely make the playoffs. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Alabama 0.3 2 Ohio State 2.3 3 Clemson 4.8 4 LSU 5.9 5 Oklahoma 6.6 6 Georgia 8.2 7 Wisconsin 9.0 8 Penn State … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 8

College Football Power Ratings Week 7

Here are this week’s NCAA football power ratings. The IAW rating is how many points different between the two teams, on a neutral field, or how many points underdog they would be against Alabama. Rank Team IAW RTG 1 Alabama 0.0 2 Ohio State 1.8 3 Clemson 5.1 4 LSU 5.3 5 Georgia 5.8 6 Oklahoma 6.2 7 Wisconsin 10.2 8 Penn State 11.2 9 Auburn 12.0 10 Oregon 13.0 11 Notre Dame 13.2 12 Florida 13.7 13 Michigan 16.1 14 Missouri 16.2 15 Utah 17.3 16 Texas A&M 17.6 17 Washington 17.6 18 Iowa 17.7 19 Texas 17.7 20 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 7

College Football Power Ratings Week 6

We have a shakeup near the top this week. It was time to move Ohio State ahead of Clemson. The Tigers are still very, very good, but the elite play just hasn’t been there. This is a reflection of the performance, not the talent, however. Alabama has become the undisputed number one, with Clemson joining a tight pack of four others vying for 3-6. Rank Team RTG 1 Alabama 0.0 2 Ohio State 2.2 3 Clemson 4.6 4 Oklahoma 5.7 5 Georgia 5.8 6 LSU 6.3 7 Auburn 10.2 8 Wisconsin 11.3 9 Penn State 11.8 10 Oregon 12.6 11 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 6

College Football Power Ratings Week 5

Here are the IAW power ratings, heading into week five of college football. Michigan takes a tumble all the way to 15, Ohio State overtakes Georgia and the rest keep on ticking, mostly. The biggest tumbler this week is Houston, after the redshirt shenanigans this week, including quarterback D’eriq King. Rank Team Rating 1 Alabama 0.0 2 Clemson 1.8 3 Ohio State 4.6 4 Georgia 6.1 5 LSU 6.4 6 Oklahoma 7.6 7 Wisconsin 10.1 8 Auburn 12.1 9 Notre Dame 13.0 10 Oregon 13.3 11 Florida 14.2 12 Penn State 15.0 13 Washington 15.6 14 Texas A&M 16.2 15 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 5

College Football Power Ratings Week 4

Here are my power ratings heading into the week four matchups. Ohio State is the big mover among the top 10 so far this year. I have them nearly 3 1/2 points better than my preseason rating. The other top gainer still is Wisconsin, who had moved up to number eight, despite admittedly a week schedule to start the year. That changes this week. Rank Team RTG 1 Alabama 0.0 2 Clemson 1.7 3 Georgia 5.4 4 LSU 7.5 5 Ohio State 7.7 6 Oklahoma 8.6 7 Auburn 12.6 8 Wisconsin 12.7 9 Notre Dame 13.0 10 Texas A&M 14.5 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 4

College Football Power Ratings–Week 3

Here are my updated power ratings, heading into week 3 of the college season. Among the top 5, LSU moved ahead of Georgia this week and Ohio St moved ahead of Oklahoma. Michigan slid out of the top 10 after barely surviving Army. Since week one, I have improved Wisconsin’s power rating by 5.1 points, moving them to number seven this week. Michigan has dropped 4.7. Maryland has moved up 7.8 points. I have had sizeable drops for Nebraska (4.2), Florida St. (7.8), Virginia Tech (4.6) and Stanford (4.7) as well. Rank Team RTG 1 Alabama 0.1 2 Clemson 1.6 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings–Week 3