Here are this week's Gus Rankings. Alabama assumes the top spot, followed by Ohio State, Stanford, Missouri and Florida State. The lowest ranked unbeaten team is Northern Illinois at 38; the highest ranked team without a win is Purdue at 101. (Do note that the Boilermakers lone win on the season came against FCS Indiana State.)
Once again, Miami (OH) refuses to budge from its place at the bottom of the rankings.
This week's Gus Rankings are here. Missouri tops the list this week, followed by Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Stanford.
Surprise team of the week? Utah, at 3-3, finds itself at #8, just a slot behind fellow 3-loss Georgia. A close loss to Oregon State combined with wins over Stanford and BYU gets the Utes over the 11-point mark.
At the other end of the spectrum, Miami (OH)'s loss to Akron has given the RedHawks a commanding 5.5 point edge on the final spot.
- Georgia, at 4-2, still finds themselves at the top of the rankings. Let's see how that's possible. First off, both of their losses came to teams that themselves have no losses. So, no points to be lost there. On top of that, one of their losses-- their first-- was close, by three points to Clemson. A three point loss is actually a 23.8% win-- so Georgia receives a little less than a point (for this week, anyway-- these are flexible by week). Their loss last weekend, to Missouri, was by 15 points and thus yielded a victory of just a shade under 1%-- but since Missouri also has no losses, Georgia gained about .03 points for that loss as well.
Interestingly, Georgia's overtime victory over Tennessee-- which Gus+ denotes as a 50% win and a 50% loss, yielded Georgia exactly 0 points this week (though provided the Volunteers with 0.5 points).
- Much the same could be said of LSU as well, as they find themselves at #2 with a loss to their record. Their setback, to Georgia in fact, was by 3 points, and also counted as a 23.8% victory. Because Georgia is not unblemished, on net this loss costs LSU about 0.8 points this week, but may well be a positive on net should Georgia continue to win football games.
Here are this week's Gus Rankings. Georgia maintains its grip on the top spot, with Florida State, Alabama, Stanford, and Ohio State rounding out the top 5. At the bottom, Miami (OH) holds the distinction of being Gus' Worst Team in America.
Here is this week in Gus+. Alabama assumes the top spot, followed by Georgia, Florida State, Washington and Oklahoma. New Mexico State, long a titan in the battle for the worst team FBS team in America, claims the bottom slot. South Florida is the lowest ranked BCS school.
There are only a couple of teams perfectly tied in the rankings; the degree of separation this early in the season as compared to the traditional Gus Rankings is impressive.