College Football Playoffs–The Power Rated Version (Championship Week edition)

With the conference championships upon us, I got my power ratings updated. This is not a look at resumes, or a debate over deserving, but a look at what the spreads would be in hypothetical matchups. First, the ratings. IAW CFP Top Rating 1 1 Georgia 100.0 2 7 Ohio St 94.5 3 3 Alabama 93.9 4 2 Michigan 89.0 5 6 Notre Dame 85.2 6 4 Cincinnati 85.0 7 5 Oklahoma St 84.5 8 14 Oklahoma 83.7 9 25 Texas A&M 83.6 10 NR Wisconsin 83.5 11 8 Ole Miss 82.9 12 15 Pittsburgh 82.8 13 17 Utah 82.8 … Continue reading College Football Playoffs–The Power Rated Version (Championship Week edition)

College Football Playoffs–The Power Rated Version

Now that we have the NCAA football playoff power rankings, version 2.0 out, I made some time to go update my preseason power ratings for the teams in the CFP Top 25. This is not a look at resumes, or a debate over deserving, but a look at what the spreads would be in hypothetical matchups. First, the ratings. IAW CFP Top Rating 1 1 Georgia 99.9 2 2 Alabama 96.3 3 4 Ohio St 95.5 4 6 Michigan 86.7 5 8 Oklahoma 86.7 6 10 Oklahoma St 85.6 7 11 Texas A&M 85.6 8 5 Cincinnati 85.0 9 NR … Continue reading College Football Playoffs–The Power Rated Version

College Football Power Ratings, Preseason

With the college football season just a couple of weeks ago, it it time to release the IAW power ratings. We have switched things up slightly this year. In previous years, the PR number was equalized to where the top team was a 0, and then the teams below had a PR equal to what they would be underdogs by against the top team. This year, we are flipping that to more mirror what people are accustomed to–higher number means better team. The power rating is still equalized relative to the top team, but now the numbers would be subtracted … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings, Preseason

National Title Odds and Returning Production

The calendar turns to July, which just brings us one month closer to the return of college football. I know, I know. I’ll wait for you to wipe away the tears of anticipation. Betting odds are up for the national title, with all the usual suspects. Top 10, via Draftkings Team Odds 1 Alabama +225 2 Clemson +300 3 Ohio St +400 4 Oklahoma +650 5 Georgia +700 6 Iowa St +2800 7 LSU +4000 7 Texas A&M +4000 7 Florida +4000 10 Texas +5000 One of the first things I look at when looking at preseason futures (usually win … Continue reading National Title Odds and Returning Production