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Rating
 W 
 L 
Sched.
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
vs. Current
Top-10
vs. Current
#11-25
Other 
Losses
1.
Florida State
.821
14
0
.534
40
1-0
1-0
0
2.
Michigan State
.786
13
1
.541
36
1-0
1-1
0
3.
Auburn
.782
12
2
.589
8
2-1
2-1
0
4.
Missouri
.773
12
2
.577
14
0-2
4-0
0
5.
South Carolina
.765
11
2
.574
18
2-0
2-1
1
6.
Oklahoma
.761
11
2
.567
22
1-0
2-1
1
7.
Stanford
.760
11
3
.607
4
1-1
5-1
1
8.
Oregon
.752
11
2
.556
28
0-1
2-0
1
9.
Alabama
.750
11
2
.554
30
0-2
2-0
0
10.
Central Florida
.750
12
1
.494
65
0-1
2-0
0
Rank Team 
Rating
 W 
 L 
Sched. 
Strength
Sched. 
Rank
Conference
Rankings
Rating
W*
 L*
Sched.
Strength*
11. UCLA
.736
10
3
.588
10
  Southeastern
.649
54
12
.453
12. Arizona State
.734
10
4
.620
1
  Pac-12
.636
37
9
.449
13. Baylor
.734
11
2
.532
42
  Big 12
.567
25
11
.449
14. Ohio State
.726
12
2
.514
58
  Big Ten
.566
39
16
.439
15. Clemson
.720
11
2
.515
57
  Atlantic Coast
.560
46
21
.446
16. Oklahoma State
.708
10
3
.553
32
  American Athletic
.433
22
23
.439
17. USC
.699
10
4
.578
13
  Sun Belt
.421
21
21
.421
18. LSU
.698
10
3
.542
35
  Mountain West
.416
23
31
.460
19. Texas A&M
.682
9
4
.573
19
  Conference USA
.385
23
39
.461
20. Louisville
.682
12
1
.412
106
  Mid-American
.370
20
37
.457
21. Washington
.678
9
4
.569
21
  *non-conference play
22. Notre Dame
.673
9
4
.563
25
 
23. Georgia
.663
8
5
.598
6
 
24. Mississippi
.647
8
5
.581
11
 
25. Wisconsin
.638
9
4
.525
48
 
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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.
Texas
.637
8
5
.571
20
 
76.
Troy
.459
6
6
.459
78
27.
Duke
.636
10
4
.508
61
 
77.
TCU
.454
4
8
.555
29
28.
Vanderbilt
.633
9
4
.518
55
 
78.
Tulane
.453
7
6
.430
93
29.
Arizona
.631
8
5
.564
23
 
79.
Colorado
.453
4
8
.554
31
30.
Miami, Fla.
.627
9
4
.512
59
 
80.
Buffalo
.452
8
5
.384
121
31.
Nebraska
.622
9
4
.507
62
 
81.
UNLV
.446
7
6
.424
97
32.
Fresno State
.621
11
2
.403
110
 
82.
Rutgers
.441
6
7
.463
74
33.
Mississippi State
.611
7
6
.589
9
 
83.
South Alabama
.437
6
6
.437
86
34.
Virginia Tech
.609
8
5
.541
37
 
84.
Colorado State
.437
8
6
.395
114
35.
Texas Tech
.604
8
5
.536
39
 
85.
Florida Atlantic
.434
6
6
.434
87
36.
Iowa
.595
8
5
.527
46
 
86.
Wake Forest
.425
4
8
.526
47
37.
BYU
.591
8
5
.522
49
 
87.
Arkansas
.422
3
9
.576
15
38.
Minnesota
.589
8
5
.521
52
 
88.
Illinois
.421
4
8
.521
51
39.
Northern Illinois
.589
12
2
.364
122
 
89.
West Virginia
.419
4
8
.519
53
40.
Kansas State
.588
8
5
.519
54
 
90.
SMU
.412
5
7
.461
76
41.
Michigan
.582
7
6
.559
26
 
91.
Ohio
.409
7
6
.387
118
42.
Penn State
.579
7
5
.530
44
 
92.
Texas State
.401
6
6
.401
112
43.
Oregon State
.569
7
6
.546
34
 
93.
Iowa State
.393
3
9
.546
33
44.
Rice
.563
10
4
.432
91
 
94.
Akron
.385
5
7
.434
88
45.
Utah
.560
5
7
.608
3
 
95.
Kansas
.384
3
9
.536
38
46.
Navy
.559
9
4
.442
84
 
96.
Nevada
.377
4
8
.476
69
47.
Washington State
.556
6
7
.579
12
 
97.
Kentucky
.367
2
10
.576
16
48.
Georgia Tech
.556
7
6
.533
41
 
98.
Central Michigan
.363
6
6
.363
123
49.
Tennessee
.556
5
7
.604
5
 
99.
Virginia
.357
2
10
.564
24
50.
Pittsburgh
.553
7
6
.530
43
 
100.
N.C. State
.356
3
9
.507
63
51.
East Carolina
.551
10
3
.385
119
 
101.
Wyoming
.350
5
7
.397
113
52.
Houston
.549
8
5
.479
67
 
102.
California
.346
1
11
.614
2
53.
Syracuse
.545
7
6
.522
50
 
103.
Memphis
.327
3
9
.475
70
54.
North Carolina
.541
7
6
.518
56
 
104.
Kent State
.327
4
8
.422
98
55.
Boston College
.532
7
6
.509
60
 
105.
Tulsa
.323
3
9
.470
72
56.
LA Lafayette
.531
9
4
.414
103
 
106.
Connecticut
.311
3
9
.456
79
57.
Utah State
.527
9
5
.440
85
 
107.
Purdue
.310
1
11
.575
17
58.
Arkansas State
.525
8
5
.455
80
 
108.
South Florida
.305
2
10
.506
64
59.
North Texas
.524
9
4
.407
109
 
109.
New Mexico
.284
3
9
.425
96
60.
Western Kentucky
.519
8
4
.419
102
 
110.
New Mexico State
.267
2
10
.460
77
61.
Bowling Green
.518
10
4
.388
117
 
111.
Louisiana Tech
.267
4
8
.354
124
62.
Ball State
.517
10
3
.354
125
 
112.
Army
.265
3
9
.401
111
63.
Marshall
.514
10
4
.384
120
 
113.
Temple
.263
2
10
.454
81
64.
Indiana
.509
5
7
.559
27
 
114.
UAB
.260
2
10
.451
82
65.
Cincinnati
.507
9
4
.391
116
 
115.
Air Force
.238
2
10
.421
99
66.
UTSA
.495
7
5
.445
83
 
116.
Idaho
.235
1
11
.480
66
67.
Boise State
.494
8
5
.425
95
 
117.
Hawaii
.234
1
11
.479
68
68.
Maryland
.491
7
6
.468
73
 
118.
UTEP
.232
2
10
.414
104
69.
Florida
.490
4
8
.590
7
 
119.
Eastern Michigan
.231
2
10
.412
105
70.
Toledo
.483
7
5
.433
90
 
120.
Western Michigan
.202
1
11
.431
92
71.
San Diego State
.480
8
5
.412
107
 
121.
Southern Miss
.201
1
11
.430
94
72.
Northwestern
.479
5
7
.529
45
 
122.
Massachusetts
.195
1
11
.421
100
73.
LA Monroe
.475
6
6
.475
71
 
123.
Fla. International
.194
1
11
.419
101
74.
San Jose State
.463
6
6
.463
75
 
124.
Georgia State
.160
0
12
.433
89
75.
Mid. Tenn. St.
.462
8
5
.394
115
 
125.
Miami, Ohio
.149
0
12
.411
108

 
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 fifth 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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