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  • Alabama posts the highest rating (.830) achieved in five years (and the highest for any 1-loss team in the BCS/playoff era), going 14-1 versus the nation’s 2nd-toughest schedule
  • The Crimson Tide beat 8 top-25 teams (plus #26 Arkansas)—twice as many as any other top-10 team, and the most by any top-10 team in the past decade
  • Stanford’s Rose Bowl win over Iowa lands the Cardinal in the top-5 for the first time all season
  • With a 9-2 bowl record, the SEC finishes as by far the top conference
  • Fully half of the SEC (7 teams) finishes in the top-25
  • The ACC and Conference USA each finish with 1 team in the top-25 (#2 Clemson and #25 Western Kentucky, respectively)
  • In their first season under Jim Harbaugh, the Michigan Wolverines move up 52 spots—from #63 last year to #11 this year
  • Navy caps an 11-2 season with a #17 ranking, ahead of Oregon, Florida St., and USC
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Rating
 W 
 L 
Sched.
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
vs. Current
Top-10
vs. Current
#11-25
Other 
Losses
1.
Alabama
.830
14
1
.607
2
3-1
5-0
0
2.
Clemson
.796
14
1
.552
39
1-1
1-0
0
3.
Ohio State
.791
12
1
.552
38
0-1
2-0
0
4.
Michigan State
.784
12
2
.592
6
2-1
2-0
1
5.
Stanford
.770
12
2
.572
22
1-0
1-2
0
6.
Oklahoma
.767
11
2
.576
19
1-1
3-0
1
7.
Iowa
.753
12
2
.549
40
0-2
2-0
0
8.
TCU
.739
11
2
.538
45
0-1
2-1
0
9.
Mississippi
.732
10
3
.583
11
2-0
2-1
2
10.
LSU
.732
9
3
.595
5
0-2
3-0
1

Rank Team 
Rating
 W 
 L 
Sched. 
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
Conference
Rankings
Rating
W*
 L*
Sched.
Strength*
11. Michigan
.731
10
3
.582
12
  Southeastern
.646
54
12
.450
12. Houston
.730
13
1
.464
80
  Big Ten
.622
48
18
.484
13. Notre Dame
.717
10
3
.564
30
  Pac-12
.603
35
12
.453
14. Northwestern
.713
10
3
.560
32
  Big 12
.594
26
11
.471
15. Utah
.713
10
3
.559
33
  Atlantic Coast
.545
41
25
.472
16. Florida
.699
10
4
.579
14
  American Athletic
.487
31
25
.455
17. Navy
.688
11
2
.477
75
  Mid-American
.430
24
34
.482
18. Oklahoma State
.688
10
3
.530
48
  Mountain West
.404
22
33
.463
19. Oregon
.685
9
4
.576
18
  Conference USA
.392
23
34
.449
20. Georgia
.682
10
3
.523
52
  Sun Belt
.375
16
33
.478
21. Wisconsin
.680
10
3
.521
56
  *non-conference play
22. Tennessee
.680
9
4
.570
25
 
23. Baylor
.677
10
3
.518
58
 
24. Mississippi State
.675
9
4
.565
28
 
25. West. Kentucky
.669
12
2
.447
90
 
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RANK Team Rating Win Lose Schedule Strength Schedule Strength BCS Football Rankings RANK Team Rating Win Lose Schedule Strength Schedule Strength
Rank Team 
Rating
W
L
Sched. 
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
  Rank Team 
Rating
W
L
Sched. 
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
26.
Arkansas
.664
8
5
.599
4
 
78.
Connecticut
.455
6
7
.478
74
27.
Florida State
.661
10
3
.500
62
 
79.
Tulsa
.452
6
7
.475
76
28.
Toledo
.660
10
2
.454
86
 
80.
Maryland
.450
3
9
.603
3
29.
North Carolina
.657
11
3
.484
70
 
81.
East Carolina
.442
5
7
.492
67
30.
USC
.654
8
6
.614
1
 
82.
Rutgers
.437
4
8
.538
44
31.
California
.643
8
5
.576
17
 
83.
Utah State
.435
6
7
.458
83
32.
Washington State
.636
9
4
.522
55
 
84.
Virginia
.431
4
8
.532
47
33.
Texas A&M
.634
8
5
.568
27
 
85.
Iowa State
.430
3
9
.584
10
34.
UCLA
.628
8
5
.560
31
 
86.
New Mexico
.426
7
6
.403
116
35.
Memphis
.626
9
4
.511
61
 
87.
Syracuse
.422
4
8
.523
53
36.
BYU
.615
9
4
.499
63
 
88.
Colorado State
.420
7
6
.398
121
37.
Temple
.611
10
4
.482
72
 
89.
South Carolina
.417
3
9
.570
24
38.
Auburn
.610
7
6
.588
7
 
90.
Nevada
.416
7
6
.394
123
39.
West Virginia
.607
8
5
.539
43
 
91.
Colorado
.411
4
9
.528
49
40.
Pittsburgh
.603
8
5
.535
46
 
92.
Georgia Tech
.404
3
9
.558
35
41.
Bowling Green
.600
10
4
.470
78
 
93.
San Jose State
.398
6
7
.421
103
42.
Appalachian St.
.598
11
2
.381
127
 
94.
Georgia State
.387
6
7
.409
112
43.
Miami, Fla.
.594
8
5
.526
51
 
95.
Oregon State
.376
2
10
.584
9
44.
Penn State
.592
7
6
.569
26
 
96.
Purdue
.367
2
10
.575
20
45.
Louisville
.591
8
5
.523
54
 
97.
South Alabama
.366
5
7
.413
108
46.
Washington
.586
7
6
.564
29
 
98.
Buffalo
.364
5
7
.412
109
47.
Texas Tech
.579
7
6
.557
36
 
99.
Wake Forest
.363
3
9
.514
60
48.
San Diego State
.579
11
3
.402
118
 
100.
Idaho
.353
4
8
.450
88
49.
South Florida
.558
8
5
.489
68
 
101.
Rice
.352
5
7
.399
120
50.
Minnesota
.555
6
7
.578
15
 
102.
Old Dominion
.347
5
7
.394
122
51.
Nebraska
.555
6
7
.577
16
 
103.
Boston College
.347
3
9
.497
64
52.
Arizona State
.549
6
7
.571
23
 
104.
UTEP
.343
5
7
.390
124
53.
Western Michigan
.548
8
5
.479
73
 
105.
Fla. International
.342
5
7
.388
125
54.
Marshall
.548
10
3
.382
126
 
106.
SMU
.322
2
10
.526
50
55.
Arizona
.543
7
6
.520
57
 
107.
Ball State
.321
3
9
.468
79
56.
Texas
.536
5
7
.586
8
 
108.
Troy
.320
4
8
.414
107
57.
Louisiana Tech
.533
9
4
.416
105
 
109.
Fresno State
.316
3
9
.462
81
58.
Georgia Southern
.525
9
4
.409
113
 
110.
Tulane
.315
3
9
.460
82
59.
Duke
.525
8
5
.456
85
 
111.
Kent State
.308
3
9
.453
87
60.
Boise State
.522
9
4
.406
115
 
112.
Florida Atlantic
.305
3
9
.449
89
61.
Kansas State
.520
6
7
.543
41
 
113.
Massachusetts
.296
3
9
.439
93
62.
Indiana
.519
6
7
.542
42
 
114.
Miami, Ohio
.291
3
9
.433
95
63.
Arkansas State
.518
9
4
.402
117
 
115.
UNLV
.291
3
9
.432
96
64.
Cincinnati
.515
7
6
.492
66
 
116.
LA Lafayette
.290
4
8
.380
128
65.
Virginia Tech
.511
7
6
.488
69
 
117.
UTSA
.290
3
9
.431
98
66.
Missouri
.508
5
7
.558
34
 
118.
Hawaii
.286
3
10
.439
94
67.
N.C. State
.506
7
6
.483
71
 
119.
New Mexico State
.276
3
9
.415
106
68.
Illinois
.504
5
7
.554
37
 
120.
Texas State
.273
3
9
.411
110
69.
Southern Miss
.503
9
5
.417
104
 
121.
Kansas
.252
0
12
.574
21
70.
Ohio
.495
8
5
.426
100
 
122.
Wyoming
.244
2
10
.430
99
71.
Air Force
.481
8
6
.439
92
 
123.
LA Monroe
.235
2
11
.426
101
72.
Vanderbilt
.481
4
8
.582
13
 
124.
North Texas
.229
1
11
.471
77
73.
Central Michigan
.481
7
6
.458
84
 
125.
Army
.227
2
10
.407
114
74.
Akron
.479
8
5
.410
111
 
126.
Charlotte
.223
2
10
.401
119
75.
Northern Illinois
.474
8
6
.432
97
 
127.
Eastern Michigan
.197
1
11
.424
102
76.
Kentucky
.467
5
7
.517
59
 
128.
Central Florida
.195
0
12
.493
65
77.
Mid. Tenn. St.
.466
7
6
.443
91
 
 

 
The Anderson & Hester Rankings are distinct in four ways: 

1. Unlike the polls, these rankings do not reward teams for running up scores.  Teams are rewarded for beating quality opponents, which is the object of the game.  Posting large margins of victory, which is not the object of the game, is not considered. 

2. Unlike the polls, these rankings do not prejudge teams.  These rankings first appear after the season's sixth week, and each team's ranking reflects its actual accomplishments — on the field, to date — not its perceived potential. 

3. These rankings compute the most accurate strength of schedule ratings.  Each team's opponents and opponents' opponents are judged not only by their won-lost records but also, uniquely, by their conferences' strength (see #4). 

4. These rankings provide the most accurate conference ratings.  Each conference is rated according to its non-conference won-lost record and the difficulty of its non-conference schedule. 


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