Sunday, October 24, 2010

College Football Week 9



Congratulations to Virginia Tech, Baylor, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Temple, Arizona, Stanford, and Mississippi State, which all became bowl eligible this week. That brings the number of bowl eligible teams to 22. There are 35 bowls this season so we’ll need 70 bowl eligible teams.

Condolences to Minnesota, Bowling Green, Washington State, Eastern Michigan, San Jose State, and New Mexico which made the bowl ineligibility list. That brings the number of teams ineligible for bowls to 8.

There are 120 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (the division formerly known as D-1A) for those keeping score at home. So, if the number of ineligible teams reaches 51, we have a problem.

Ratings?

Computer top 5:

  1. Missouri
  2. TCU
  3. Oregon
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Auburn

The computer rating is a composite of a “Win”-based rating much like what’s used in the BCS, and a somewhat Margin-Of-Victory (MOV) based rating.

In case you’re interested in the breakdown, here’s Win:

  1. Missouri
  2. Auburn
  3. Oklahoma
  4. TCU
  5. LSU

MLE (maximum likelihood estimates):

  1. Oregon
  2. TCU
  3. Missouri
  4. Alabama
  5. Boise State

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