Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013 Gus Rankings: Gus+ Week 15

Here are the final regular season Gus+ Rankings.  (Army/Navy still needs to be added after they play on Saturday.)

If Gus were determining BCS pairings, conference champions remained and selections were made based upon the final Gus Rankings:

National Championship Game: Florida State vs. Stanford
Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Orange Bowl: Missouri vs. Arizona State
Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs. Oklahoma State
Fiesta Bowl: Baylor vs. Central Florida

And, as expected, Miami (OH) runs away with the worst team in America award by nearly 11 points.

Worst Gus team to make a bowl game?  Colorado State at #88.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

2013 Gus Rankings: Gus+ Week 14 (and 13!)

Gus took the week off last week!  Here are the Week 13 rankings.

Here are this week's rankings.

Prior to the weekend's conference championship games, the Gus BCS looks as follows:

National Championship Game: Missouri (SEC champion) vs. Florida State (ACC Champion)
Rose Bowl: Ohio State (Big 10 champion) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 champion)
Orange Bowl: Arizona State (At-large) vs. Baylor (At-large)
Sugar Bowl: Alabama (At-large) vs. Northern Illinois (At-large)
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champion) vs. Central Florida (AAC champion)

For a breakdown of the selection procedures, check here.

How do I think it's going to shake out?  I predict the following:

National Championship Game: Florida State vs. Ohio State
Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Michigan State
Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Baylor
Sugar Bowl: Missouri vs. Central Florida
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois

Really on the fence about Michigan State or Baylor in the Rose Bowl; I'm thinking they go for the traditional Big 10/Pac-12 match-up, though a blow-out loss by Michigan State to Ohio State (and a Baylor win) might change that.  The last at-large spot seems to be between Baylor, Oregon, and Clemson.  I think the Orange Bowl goes with Baylor; there is a Big 12/Big 8 historical connection there, and the offense/defense match-up should generate some interest.