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Loque's Poll: Week 3

I've modified the poll to swing towards my new poll changes this year. Last year, I collected points (as requested by OBNUG) and sorted ties with strength of schedule. However, since I've implemented the margin of victory and that MOV was weighted by SOS, I figured it would make much more sense to sort by the weighted MOV.

It's still week 3 so we're still not seeing too much to identify how the teams are set apart from each other. The Loque Poll is as follows:

Rank Team Win Loss Points Base WORT MOV
1 Stanford 3 0 7 4 3 10.44
2 Alabama 3 0 6 4 2 19.56
2 Arizona 3 0 6 4 2 8.09
2 Iowa State 3 0 6 4 2 5.13
2 Notre Dame 3 0 6 4 2 4.44
6 Florida State 3 0 5 4 1 15.59
6 Texas 3 0 5 4 1 12.78
6 Georgia 3 0 5 4 1 12.33
6 Kansas State 3 0 5 4 1 11.62
6 LSU 3 0 5 4 1 11.44
6 Ohio State 3 0 5 4 1 9.22
6 South Carolina 3 0 5 4 1 8.89
6 Oregon 3 0 5 4 1 7.97
6 Clemson 3 0 5 4 1 7.47
6 Florida 3 0 5 4 1 5.72
6 UCLA 3 0 5 4 1 4.11
6 Rutgers 3 0 5 4 1 3.09
6 Oregon State 1 0 5 4 1 2.00

Base: Points awarded based off win percentage. This is factored to not hurt teams playing either 12 or 14 games.

WORT: Wins over ranked teams. "Ranked" means teams above a certain win percentage, not their place in the polls.

MOV: Margin of victory weighted against opponent strength of schedule. Actual MOV also averages margin of loss.

A few things to observe from this poll (which is the main reason I created it):

  • Stanford's opponents have only lost games to Stanford, placing them in the top spot. Believe it or not, San Jose State is one of those teams.
  • Alabama will be the clear-cut leader throughout the season. The only reason they're not ranked ahead of Stanford? Arkansas is sub-.500.
  • A clear top 5. Stanford, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa State and Notre Dame lead the top 5 rankings. I would say the only question mark here is Iowa State, which we don't know much about. Leaving LSU out of the mix is all their fault -- for scheduling Idaho. Weighted SOS hurts them because there is no MOV when defeating a win-less team (Idaho). Bob Kustra is a genius!
  • Florida State being ranked so high is Wake Forest's fault. Starting the season against two Div 1AA teams really soured my opinion of them, but they played a vanilla offense against Wake Forest ans still hung 52 on them. The MOV against the previous 2 FCS teams: 6.05.
  • Sadly, Idaho is not the worst team in Div 1A. They're the 4th worst.
For full poll results and numbers, including where Boise State and the MWC stands, click here.
Again, your thoughts and comments are appreciated below. Any input errors (incorrect win/loss record) found will also help me.

This content was not created by OBNUG and therefore may not meet our standards. On the contrary, it probably exceeds them.

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