Monday, September 24, 2012

2012 Gus Rankings: Week 4

Here are this week's Gus Rankings.  Stanford again leads the pack despite the off week; Notre Dame, Florida, Oregon State and Alabama round out the top 5.  At the other end of the spectrum, Massachusetts holds down the final position with a two point "lead" over Akron, Idaho and New Mexico State.

As we have mostly concluded the non-conference portion of the schedule, it is worthwhile to look at conference rankings.  The following is the average team score within each FBS conference:

1. SEC           1.429
2. Big 12        1.300
3. Pac-12        1.167
4. ACC           0.750
4. Big 10         0.750
6. Big East      0.125
7. WAC          -0.714
8. Sun Belt     -0.800
9. MWC         -1.300
10. MAC        -1.393
11. C-USA     -1.583

Monday, September 17, 2012

2012 Gus Rankings: Week 3

Week 3 of the Gus Rankings are here.  This week, Gus crowns a new #1-- Stanford, fresh off it's victory over USC.  Stanford's 3 wins come over USC (2 other wins), Duke (1 other win) and San Jose State (1 other win).  Their 4 points lead the other 123 FCS teams.

At the other end of the spectrum, Massachusetts joins Akron at the bottom of the rankings.  Massachusetts is enjoying their first season as a FBS member, and thus their first season in the Gus Rankings.  This year's other first timers are Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and South Alabama.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2012 Gus Rankings: Week 2

Welcome to this year's installment of the Gus Rankings! As in years past, we'll be providing our own ranking system for college football; you can find a rundown of the methodology here.

Per the system, it's impossible to generate a ranking after one week of Week 2 is the first ranking of the year.  And Gus opines that the best two teams in the land thus far are...Iowa State and UCLA.  Both have a maximum Week 2 score of 2 points; namely, each team has won both games, and each team that they have defeated has won their other game as well.

And it only took two weeks for Gus to determine the worst team in the country!  The University of Akron comes in at -2 points, the lowest score possible.  In the converse of above, each team that Akron has lost to also lost their other game of the season.

For those interested, the Fighting Justin Rosses (Indiana) come in at a tidy #29, tied with board favorite West Virginia.

You can find the Week 2 rankings here.