Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rankings through October 18, 2014

After the fantastic battle between Florida State and Notre Dame, the upset of Baylor, and the solid performances by the top SEC teams, we are left with 4 SEC teams in the top 5 of our ranking, for essentially all values of our parameter p.  Florida State clearly has the easiest remaining schedule and seems like a shoe-in for the inaugural 4 team playoff.  The 4 SEC teams however have many battles ahead.  I have a feeling it will probably come down to FSU, the SEC champ, the Pac-12 champ, and either the Big-10 champ or the Big 12 champ for the 4 playoff spots.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rankings through October 11

After another dominant showing by the state of Mississippi, the top two spots have been claimed by Miss St and Ole Miss for all values of our parameter "p".  This week's game of FSU vs ND will definitely have big implications in these rankings for next week. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Rankings as of October 5

After a wild weekend, there has been a large shakeup in the rankings.  Notably both Ole Miss and Miss St. are in the top 5.  I also can't help but smile to see Georgia Tech in the top 10!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Rankings through September 27

I forgot to mention last week, but I want to say a big thanks to Peter Wolfe for his nicely formatted score data that makes computing the rankings so much easier.  Also, to see the full RWFL rankings and how they stack up with many other systems, check out Kenneth Massey's comparison page.  With only four or five games played by each team and without using margin of victory, there are limited observations available to compute the rankings.  However, this week we do see the beginning of some reasonable rankings.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

First RWFL Rankings Of 2014


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Final Pre-Bowl Rankings 2013


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Alabama's Longest One Second

After one of the greatest finishes in recent history and probably the best game of the season, Auburn's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl catapults them up to #1 in our rankings.  Surprisingly, Stanford with two losses is #2 over undefeated FSU and OSU and one loss Missouri and Alabama.  It's interesting to notice how much variability there remains in the rankings as our parameter p is varied.

We only have one weekend left of the regular season and still there is much uncertainty to who will be in the final BCS championship game.  Will it be FSU and OSU?  Will it be FSU vs the SEC champion?  There is sure to be controversy regardless of the outcomes of the games this weekend.  Possibly only Auburn and FSU winning and OSU losing provide voters with a clear top 2.