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2006 BCS computer rankings

In American college football, the 2006 BCS computer rankings are a part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula that determines who plays in the BCS National Championship Game as well as several other bowl games. Each computer system was developed using different methods which attempts to rank the teams performance. For 2006, the highest and lowest rankings for a team are dropped and the remaining four rankings are summed. A team ranked #1 by a computer system is given 25 points, #2 is given 24 points and so forth. The summed values are then divided by 100 (the maximum value a team can earn if they received four first place votes that were summed). The values are then ranked by percentage. This percentage ranking is then averaged with the Coaches Poll and Harris Poll average rankings, each receiving equal weight, and the results become the BCS Rankings.

BCS computer rankings average

For 2006, the rankings were released beginning with the eighth week of the season on October 14. Data taken from official BCS website. There are missing values in the table because the BCS Rankings only list the top 25 of the BCS Rankings, providing data on how those teams achieved their top 25 ranking. The computers ranking may include teams that do not make the top 25 BCS Rankings once averaged with the AP and Coaches Polls.
Week 8
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1. USC (5) USC (3) т Michigan (5) Michigan (5) Michigan (5) Ohio State (6) Ohio State (5) Ohio State (5) 1.
2. Michigan Michigan (2) т Ohio State (1) Ohio State (1) Rutgers Michigan USC (1) Florida (1) т 2.
3. Ohio State (1) Ohio State (1) California Louisville Ohio State (1) USC Michigan Michigan т 3.
4. Florida Florida Florida California USC Florida Florida USC 4.
5. Auburn California Notre Dame Florida Notre Dame Notre Dame LSU LSU 5.
6. California Auburn USC Notre Dame Florida Louisville Louisville Louisville 6.
7. Notre Dame Rutgers Auburn USC Louisville Arkansas Boise State Boise State 7.
8. Arkansas Notre Dame Rutgers Auburn Wisconsin Wisconsin Notre Dame Auburn 8.
9. Rutgers Louisville Louisville Rutgers Arkansas West Virginia Arkansas Notre Dame 9.
10. Louisville Arkansas Tennessee Texas Boise State Rutgers Auburn Wisconsin 10.
11. Boise State Tennessee Boise State Wisconsin West Virginia LSU Rutgers California 11.
12. Tennessee Boise State Texas Boise State California Boise State Wisconsin Arkansas 12.
13. Oregon Texas West Virginia Arkansas LSU Auburn Tennessee т Tennessee 13.
14. West Virginia West Virginia Arkansas West Virginia Auburn California California т West Virginia т 14.
15. Texas Clemson Wisconsin LSU Georgia Tech Texas Oklahoma Rutgers т 15.
16. Clemson Boston College т Boston College Tennessee Texas Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Oklahoma 16.
17. Wisconsin Washington State Oklahoma Wake Forest Virginia Tech West Virginia Oregon State 17.
18. Boston College Washington State Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Tennessee Tennessee Wake Forest Wake Forest 18.
19. Nebraska Missouri Oregon Oregon Oklahoma Boston College Oregon State Virginia Tech 19.
20. Tulsa LSU Clemson Wake Forest Maryland Oklahoma UCLA 20.
21. LSU Texas A&M т Oklahoma Oregon State Boston College Penn State Texas Texas т 21.
22. Georgia Tech Oregon т Boston College Oregon Wake Forest BYU 22.
23. Texas A&M Maryland Virginia Tech Clemson Nebraska т BYU 23.
24. Missouri LSU Texas A&M т Texas A&M 24.
25. Virginia Tech 25.
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Week 10
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Week 11
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Week 12
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Week 13
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Dropped:
Clemson
Wisconsin
Nebraska
Tulsa
Georgia Tech
Dropped:
Missouri
Dropped:
Washington State
Clemson
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Oregon State
Dropped:
Maryland
Oregon
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Boston College
Penn State
Clemson
Dropped:
Nebraska

Anderson & Hester

Jeff Anderson and Chris Hester are the owners of this computer system that has been a part of the BCS since its inception. The Anderson & Hester Rankings claim to be distinct in four ways:[1]

  1. These rankings do not reward teams for running up scores. Teams are rewarded for beating quality opponents, which is the object of the game. Margin of victory, which is not the object of the game, is not considered.
  2. Unlike the AP and Coaches 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, 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.

The margin of victory was once allowed by the BCS for the computers, but was removed following the 2004 season. Therefore, all six computer systems do not include margin of victory. However, this computer system has never included it in its formula. In addition, only human polls (specifically the AP Poll and Coaches Poll in this reference) "prejudge" teams by releasing pre-season polls with the expected rankings of teams before they have played any games. The last two claims are subjective opinions by the authors of this computer system.

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1. USC (6-0) USC (6-0) Michigan(9-0) Michigan (10-0) Michigan (11-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) 1.
2. Michigan (7-0) Michigan (8-0) Ohio State (9-0) Ohio State (10-0) Ohio State (11-0) Michigan (11-1) USC (10-1) Florida (12-1) 2.
3. Ohio State (7-0) Ohio State (8-0) Rutgers (7-0) Louisville (8-0) Rutgers (9-0) USC (9-1) Michigan (11-1) Michigan (11-1) 3.
4. Florida (6-1) Rutgers (7-0) Louisville (7-0) Florida (8-1) Florida (9-1) Florida (10-1) Florida (11-1) LSU (10-2) 4.
5. Rutgers (6-0) Florida (6-1) USC (6-1) California (8-1) USC (8-1) Arkansas (10-1) LSU (10-2) Louisville (11-1) 5.
6. Louisville (6-0) Louisville (7-0) Florida (7-1) USC (7-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Louisville (9-1) Louisville (10-1) USC (10-2) 6.
7. Auburn (6-1) California (7-1) California (7-1) Rutgers (8-0) Louisville (8-1) Notre Dame (10-1) Rutgers (10-1) Boise State (12-0) 7.
8. Notre Dame (5-1) Notre Dame (6-1) Notre Dame (7-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Arkansas (9-1) West Virginia (9-1) Boise State (12-0) Notre Dame (10-2) 8.
9. California (6-1) Auburn (7-1) Auburn (8-1) Auburn (9-1) Wisconsin (10-1) Rutgers (9-1) Notre Dame (10-2) Auburn (10-2) 9.
10. Arkansas (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) Tennessee (7-1) Texas (9-1) West Virginia (8-1) LSU (9-2) Auburn (10-2) Rutgers (10-2) 10.
11. Boise State (6-0) West Virginia (7-0) West Virginia (7-0) Boise State (9-0) Boise State (10-0) Auburn (10-2) Arkansas (10-2) Oklahoma (11-2) 11.
12. Tennessee (5-1) Boise State (8-0) Boise State (8-0) Tennessee (7-2) California (8-2) Boise State (11-0) Tennessee (9-3) West Virginia (10-2) 12.
13. West Virginia (6-0) Arkansas (6-1) Texas (8-1) West Virginia (7-1) Auburn (9-2) Wisconsin (11-1) California (8-3) Tennessee (9-3) 13.
14. Oregon (5-1) Boston College (6-1) Arkansas (7-1) Arkansas (8-1) LSU (8-2) California (8-3) Wisconsin (11-1) California (9-3) 14.
15. Boston College (5-1) Clemson (7-1) Boston College (7-1) LSU (7-2) Wake Forest (9-1) Oklahoma (9-2) Oklahoma (10-2) Wisconsin (11-1) 15.
16. Clemson (6-1) Texas (7-1) Texas A&M (8-1) Wisconsin (9-1) Texas (9-2) Tennessee (8-3) West Virginia (9-2) Arkansas (10-3) 16.
17. Texas (6-1) Missouri (7-1) Wisconsin (8-1) Oklahoma (7-2) Oklahoma (8-2) Texas (9-2) Virginia Tech (10-2) Wake Forest (11-2) 17.
18. Nebraska (6-1) Wisconsin (7-1) Washington State (6-3) Wake Forest (8-1) Tennessee (7-3) Virginia Tech (9-2) Wake Forest (10-2) Virginia Tech (10-2) 18.
19. LSU (5-2) Texas A&M (7-1) LSU (6-2) Georgia Tech (7-2) Georgia Tech (8-2) Boston College (9-2) Texas (9-3) Oregon State (9-4) 19.
20. Texas A&M (6-1) Washington State (5-3) Clemson (7-2) Oregon (7-2) Maryland (8-2) Georgia Tech (9-2) Oregon State (8-4) Texas (9-3) 20.
21. Wake Forest (6-1) LSU (6-2) Georgia Tech (6-2) Oregon State (6-3) Boston College (8-2) Wake Forest (8-3) Nebraska (9-3) UCLA (7-5) 21.
22. Georgia Tech (5-1) Wake Forest (6-1) Oklahoma (6-2) Boston College (7-2) Oregon (7-3) Clemson (8-3) BYU (10-2) BYU (10-2) 22.
23. Missouri (6-1) Oregon (5-2) Wake Forest (7-1) Virginia Tech (7-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Nebraska (8-3) Texas A&M (9-3) Texas A&M (9-3) 23.
24. Wisconsin (6-1) Tulsa (6-1) Missouri (7-2) Maryland (7-2) Nebraska (8-3) Penn State (8-4) Georgia Tech (9-3) Georgia (8-4) 24.
25. Tulsa (5-1) Georgia Tech (5-2) Oregon (6-2) Texas A&M (8-2) Clemson (8-3) BYU (9-2) Georgia (8-4) Boston College (9-3) 25.
Week 8
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Week 10
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Week 13
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Dropped:
Nebraska
Dropped:
Tulsa
Dropped:
Washington State
Clemson
Missouri
Dropped:
Oregon State
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Maryland
Oregon
Dropped:
Boston College
Clemson
Penn State
Dropped:
Nebraska
Georgia Tech

Billingsley

Richard Billingsley is the owner of this computer system. Self-described as not a mathematician or computer-geek; simply a devout college football fan since the age of 7.[2] The main components in the formula are: Won-Loss Records, Opponent Strength (based on the opponent’s record, rating, and rank), with a strong emphasis on the most recent performance. Very minor consideration is also given to the site of the game, and defensive scoring performance.

Billingsley did use margin of victory, but removed it after the 2001 season. It had accounted for 5% of the total ranking for his system and was part of the system for 32 years. Also, this computer system releases rankings each week, using a complex formula to incorporate the previous season's rank (but not ranking score) into the early parts of the current season.

For the 2006 season, this computer ranking uniquely favored Penn State and TCU.

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1. Ohio State (7-0) Ohio State (8-0) Ohio State (9-0) Ohio State (10-0) Ohio State (11-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) 1.
2. USC (6-0) Michigan (8-0) Michigan (9-0) Michigan (10-0) Michigan (11-0) Michigan (11-1) Michigan (11-1) Michigan (11-1) 2.
3. Michigan (7-0) USC (6-0) Texas (8-1) Texas (9-1) Rutgers (9-0) USC (9-1) USC (10-1) Florida (12-1) 3.
4. Auburn (6-1) Texas (7-1) Notre Dame (7-1) Louisville (8-0) USC (8-1) Florida (10-1) Florida (11-1) Louisville (11-1) 4.
5. West Virginia (6-0) West Virginia (7-0) West Virginia (7-0) California (8-1) Wisconsin (10-1) Wisconsin (11-1) Louisville (10-1) Wisconsin (11-1) 5.
6. California (6-1) California (7-1) California (7-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Florida (9-1) Notre Dame (10-1) Wisconsin (11-1) Virginia Tech (10-2) 6.
7. Texas (6-1) Auburn (7-1) USC (6-1) USC (7-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Louisville (9-1) Virginia Tech (10-2) Oklahoma (11-2) 7.
8. Oregon (5-1) Notre Dame (6-1) Auburn (8-1) Florida (8-1) Louisville (8-1) West Virginia (9-1) LSU (10-2) USC (10-2) 8.
9. Florida (6-1) Louisville (7-0) Florida (7-1) Wisconsin (9-1) West Virginia (8-1) Virginia Tech (9-2) Boise State (12-0) LSU (10-2) 9.
10. Louisville (6-0) Wisconsin (7-1) Rutgers (8-0) Auburn (9-1) Arkansas (9-1) Arkansas (10-1) Notre Dame (10-2) Boise State (12-0) 10.
11. Notre Dame (5-1) Florida (6-1) Tennessee (7-1) Rutgers (8-0) LSU (8-2) LSU Oklahoma (10-2) Notre Dame (10-2) 11.
12. Wisconsin (6-1) Clemson (7-1) Louisville (7-0) West Virginia (7-1) Boise State (10-0) Boise State (11-0) Rutgers (10-1) Wake Forest (11-2) 12.
13. Boise State (7-0) Rutgers (7-0) Wisconsin (8-1) LSU (7-2) Wake Forest (9-1) Rutgers (9-1) Wake Forest (10-2) West Virginia (10-2) 13.
14. Clemson (6-1) Tennessee (6-1) Boise State (8-0) Boise State (9-0) Texas (9-2) Oklahoma (9-2) Arkansas (10-2) Auburn (10-2) 14.
15. Nebraska (6-1) Boise State (8-0) Boston College (7-1) Arkansas (8-1) Oklahoma (8-2) Texas (9-2) Auburn (10-2) Rutgers (10-2) 15.
16. Georgia Tech (5-1) Boston College (6-1) Georgia Tech (6-2) Virginia Tech (7-2) Virginia Tech (8-2) Georgia Tech (9-2) Tennessee (9-3) Tennessee (9-3) 16.
17. Tennessee (5-1) Arkansas (6-1) Virginia Tech (6-2) Georgia Tech (7-2) Georgia Tech (8-2) Auburn (10-2) West Virginia (9-2) Arkansas (10-3) 17.
18. Rutgers (6-0) Nebraska (6-2) Arkansas (7-1) Oklahoma (7-2) Auburn (9-2) Wake Forest (9-2) Texas A&M (9-3) Texas A&M (9-3) 18.
19. Arkansas (5-1) LSU (6-2) Clemson (7-2) Wake Forest (8-1) California (8-2) Tennessee (8-3) California (8-3) California (9-3) 19.
20. LSU (5-2) Georgia Tech (5-2) Penn State (6-3) Tennessee (7-2) Maryland (8-2) Boston College (9-2) Penn State (8-4) Penn State (8-4) 20.
21. Boston College (5-1) Penn State (5-3) Oklahoma (6-2) Maryland (7-2) Tennessee (7-3) California (8-3) TCU (9-2) TCU (10-2) 21.
22. Penn State (4-3) Washington State (5-3) LSU (6-2) Oregon (7-2) Penn State (7-4) Penn State (8-4) Texas (9-3) Texas (9-3) 22.
23. Texas A&M (6-1) Texas A&M (7-1) Washington State (6-3) Texas A&M (8-2) Boston College (8-2) Maryland (8-3) Georgia (8-4) Georgia (8-4) 23.
24. Oklahoma (4-2) Missouri (7-1) Texas A&M (8-1) Penn State (6-4) TCU (7-2) TCU (8-2) Nebraska (9-3) UCLA (7-5) 24.
25. Virginia Tech (4-2) Oregon (5-2) Oregon (6-2) Boston College (7-2) Oregon (7-3) Nebraska (8-3) Hawaii (10-2) BYU (10-2) 25.
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 3
Dropped:
Oklahoma
Virginia Tech
Dropped:
Nebraska
Missouri
Dropped:
Clemson
Washington State
Dropped:
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Oregon
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Boston College
Maryland
Dropped:
Nebraska
Hawaii

Colley Matrix

Wes Colley has a [3]

  • First and foremost, the rankings are based only on results from the field, with absolutely no influence from opinion, past performance, tradition or any other bias factor. This is why there is no pre-season poll here. All teams are assumed equal at the beginning of the year.
  • Second, strength of schedule has a strong influence on the final ranking. Padding the schedule wins you very little. Furthermore, only D-IA opponents count in the ranking, so those wins against James Madison or William & Mary don't mean anything. For instance, Wisconsin with 4 losses finished the 2000 season ahead of well ahead of TCU with only 2 losses. That's because Wisconsin's Big 10 schedule was much, much more difficult that TCU's WAC schedule.
  • Third, as with the NFL, NHL, NBA, and Major League, score margin does not matter at all in determining ranking, so winning big, despite influencing pollsters, does not influence this scheme. The object of football is winning the game, not winning by a large margin.
  • Fourth, there is no ad hoc weighting of opponents' winning percentage and opponents' opponents' winning percentage, etc., ad nauseam (no random choices of 1/3 of this + 2/3 of that, for example). In this method, very simple statistical principals, with absolutely no fine tuning are used to construct a system of 117 equations with 117 variables, representing each team according only to its wins and losses, (see Ranking Method). The computer simply solves those equations to arrive at a rating (and ranking) for each team.
  • Fifth, comparison between this scheme and the final press polls (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) proves that the scheme produces sensible results.

While all computer systems are not biased towards the "Name recognition" of a school, Colley's system doesn't include any information that doesn't involve the current season. No pre-season poll and no carry-over from the previous season. Colley's focus on strength of schedule without including opponents' strength of schedule is unique.

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1. USC (6-0) Michigan (8-0) Michigan (9-0) Michigan (10-0) Michigan (11-0) Ohio State (12-0) USC (10-1) Florida (11-1) 1.
2. Michigan (7-0) Ohio State (8-0) Ohio State (9-0) Ohio State (10-0) Rutgers (8-0) USC (9-1) Ohio State (12-0) Ohio State (12-0) 2.
3. Ohio State (7-0) USC (6-0) California (6-1) Louisville (8-0) Ohio State (11-0) Michigan (11-1) Florida (10-1) Michigan (11-1) 3.
4. Florida (6-1) California (6-1) Florida (7-1) California (7-1) USC (8-1) Florida (9-1) Michigan (11-1) USC (10-2) 4.
5. Auburn (6-1) Florida (6-1) Notre Dame (7-1) Florida (8-1) Florida (9-1) Louisville (9-1) Louisville (10-1) Louisville (11-1) 5.
6. California (5-1) Rutgers (6-0) USC (6-1) Notre Dame (8-1) Notre Dame (9-1) Notre Dame (10-1) LSU (10-2) Boise State (11-0) 6.
7. Rutgers (5-0) Notre Dame (6-1) Rutgers (7-0) Rutgers (7-0) Louisville (8-1) West Virginia (8-1) Boise State (11-0) LSU (10-2) 7.
8. Notre Dame (5-1) Auburn (7-1) Louisville (7-0) USC (7-1) Wisconsin (9-1) Rutgers (8-1) Rutgers (9-1) Notre Dame (10-2) 8.
9. Louisville (6-0) Louisville (7-0) Auburn (8-1) Auburn (9-1) Boise State (9-0) Wisconsin (10-1) Notre Dame (10-2) Auburn (10-2) 9.
10. Boise State (6-0) Boise State (7-0) Tennessee (7-1) Texas (8-1) California (7-2) Arkansas (9-1) Auburn (10-2) Wisconsin (10-1) 10.
11. Arkansas (4-1) Boston College (5-1) Boise State (7-0) Wisconsin (8-1) Arkansas (8-1) Boise State (10-0) Wisconsin (10-1) West Virginia (9-2) 11.
12. Tennessee (5-1) Tennessee (6-1) West Virginia (6-0) Boise State (8-0) West Virginia (7-1) Auburn (10-2) Arkansas (9-2) California (8-3) 12.
13. Boston College (4-1) West Virginia (6-0) Texas (7-1) West Virginia (6-1) Auburn (9-2) LSU (9-2) California (7-3) Oklahoma (11-2) 13.
14. West Virginia (5-0) Texas (6-1) Wisconsin (7-1) Tennessee (7-2) LSU (8-2) California (7-3) Tennessee (9-3) Rutgers (9-2) 14.
15. Oregon (5-1) Wisconsin (6-1) Boston College (6-1) Arkansas (7-1) Texas (8-2) Boston College (8-2) Virginia Tech (9-2) Tennessee (9-3) 15.
16. Wisconsin (5-1) Arkansas (5-1) Texas A&M (7-1) LSU (7-2) Georgia Tech (7-2) Texas (8-2) Oklahoma (10-2) Arkansas (9-3) 16.
17. Texas (5-1) Missouri (6-1) Arkansas (6-1) Georgia Tech (6-2) Wake Forest (8-1) Virginia Tech (8-2) West Virginia (8-2) Virginia Tech (9-2) 17.
18. Missouri (5-1) Clemson (7-1) Georgia Tech (5-2) Oklahoma (7-2) Oklahoma (8-2) Oklahoma (9-2) Wake Forest (9-2) Wake Forest (10-2) 18.
19. Tulsa (4-1) Texas A&M (6-1) Washington State (6-3) Boston College (6-2) Boston College (7-2) Georgia Tech (8-2) Texas (8-3) Oregon State (8-4) 19.
20. Georgia Tech (4-1) Tulsa (5-1) Tulsa (6-1) Oregon (6-2) Maryland (7-2) Tennessee (8-3) BYU (10-2) Texas (8-3) 20.
21. Nebraska (5-1) Wake Forest (5-1) Missouri (6-2) Wake Forest (7-1) Tennessee (7-3) Wake Forest (8-2) Oregon State (7-4) BYU (10-2) 21.
22. Clemson (6-1) LSU (6-2) Clemson (7-2) Oregon State (5-3) Virginia Tech (7-2) BYU (9-2) Nebraska (8-3) Boston College (8-3) 22.
23. Wake Forest (5-1) Washington State (5-3) Oklahoma (6-2) Maryland (6-2) Oregon (6-3) Clemson (8-3) Boston College (8-3) UCLA (7-5) 23.
24. Texas A&M (5-1) Oregon (5-2) Oregon (5-2) Virginia Tech (6-2) Nebraska (7-3) Nebraska (7-3) Georgia Tech (8-3) Texas A&M (8-3) 24.
25. LSU (5-2) Georgia Tech (4-2) LSU (6-2) Texas A&M (7-2) Clemson (8-3) Maryland Texas A&M (8-3) TCU (9-2) 25.
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Week 10
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Week 11
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Week 14
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Nebraska
Dropped:
Wake Forest
Dropped:
Washington State
Tulsa
Missouri
Clemson
Dropped:
Oregon State
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Oregon
Dropped:
Clemson
Maryland
Dropped:
Nebraska
Georgia Tech

Massey

Kenneth Massey is the owner of this complex computer system. He was a Ph.D candidate of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. Only the score, venue, and date of each game are used to calculate the Massey ratings. However, Massey calculates an offensive and defensive ratings which combine to produce a power ranking as well. The overall team rating is a merit based quantity, and is the result of applying a Bayesian win-loss correction to the power rating.
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1. USC USC Michigan Michigan Michigan Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State 1.
2. Michigan Michigan Ohio State Ohio State Rutgers Michigan USC Florida 2.
3. Ohio State Ohio State California Louisville USC USC Florida Michigan 3.
4. Florida California Florida California Notre Dame Florida Michigan USC 4.
5. Auburn Auburn Auburn Florida Florida Arkansas LSU LSU 5.
6. California Florida Notre Dame Auburn Ohio State Notre Dame Arkansas Auburn 6.
7. Arkansas Arkansas USC Notre Dame Arkansas Louisville Auburn Boise State 7.
8. Notre Dame Notre Dame Tennessee USC Louisville Wisconsin Boise State Arkansas 8.
9. Tennessee Tennessee Rutgers Rutgers Wisconsin Auburn Louisville Louisville 9.
10. Oregon Rutgers Louisville Arkansas California West Virginia Notre Dame California 10.
11. Boise State Louisville Arkansas Tennessee West Virginia LSU California Notre Dame 11.
12. Rutgers Boise State Boise State Wisconsin Boise State Boise State Tennessee Tennessee 12.
13. Louisville Washington State Washington State Boise State Auburn California Wisconsin Wisconsin 13.
14. Boston College Boston College West Virginia LSU LSU Rutgers Rutgers Oregon State 14.
15. Texas Texas Texas Texas Tennessee Tennessee Oregon State West Virginia 15.
16. West Virginia Oregon West Virginia Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Rutgers 16.
17. West Virginia Clemson Oregon Wake Forest Georgia Tech Oklahoma UCLA 17.
18. LSU Wisconsin Wisconsin Oregon State Oregon Boston College West Virginia Oklahoma 18.
19. Tulsa Oregon Boston College Georgia Tech Maryland Wake Forest 19.
20. Nebraska LSU Georgia Tech Oklahoma Penn State Wake Forest Virginia Tech 20.
21. Wisconsin LSU Texas Texas Oregon 21.
22. Oklahoma Missouri Wake Forest Boston College Wake Forest Arizona 22.
23. Clemson Oklahoma Boston College Oklahoma Oklahoma Arizona State 23.
24. Clemson Maryland Virginia Tech Penn State 24.
25. Iowa Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Clemson Georgia 25.
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Dropped:
Tulsa
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Iowa
Dropped:
Missouri
Dropped:
Clemson
Virginia Tech
Dropped:
Oregon State
Dropped:
Oregon
Maryland
Oklahoma
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Boston College
Penn State
Texas
Clemson
Dropped:
None

Sagarin

Jeff Sagarin is the owner of this computer system published in USA Today. He olds an MBA from Indiana. This system uses the Elo Chess system where winning and losing are the sole factors. He also publishes a "Predictor" system that uses margin of victory. However, the BCS only uses the Elo Chess system.
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1. USC USC Michigan Michigan Michigan Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State (12-0) 1.
2. Michigan Michigan Ohio State Ohio State Rutgers Michigan Michigan Michigan (11-1) 2.
3. Ohio State Ohio State California Notre Dame Ohio State USC USC Florida (12-1) 3.
4. Arkansas Arkansas Florida Louisville Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida USC (10-2) 4.
5. Florida Auburn USC California USC Arkansas LSU LSU (10-2) 5.
6. Auburn Florida Auburn USC Wisconsin Wisconsin Boise State Boise State (12-0) 6.
7. Notre Dame California Notre Dame Auburn Louisville Florida Arkansas Auburn (10-2) 7.
8. California Notre Dame Tennessee Florida Florida Boise State Auburn Wisconsin (11-1) 8.
9. Rutgers Tennessee Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Louisville Notre Dame Notre Dame (10-2) 9.
10. Tennessee Rutgers Boise State Wisconsin Boise State Auburn Wisconsin Arkansas (10-3) 10.
11. Boise State Boise State Rutgers Boise State California California California California (9-3) 11.
12. Oregon Texas Washington State Rutgers West Virginia LSU Tennessee Tennessee (9-3) 12.
13. Wisconsin Washington State Texas Texas Auburn West Virginia Louisville Louisville (11-1) 13.
14. Louisville Wisconsin Louisville LSU LSU Rutgers Rutgers Oregon State (9-4) 14.
15. Louisville Oregon Tennessee Tennessee Penn State Oregon State Rutgers (10-2) 15.
16. Texas Clemson West Virginia West Virginia Georgia Tech Tennessee UCLA (7-5) 16.
17. Clemson Boston College Wisconsin Oregon Oregon Georgia Tech Oklahoma West Virginia (10-2) 17.
18. Nebraska West Virginia Oregon State Virginia Tech Oklahoma (11-2) 18.
19. Oregon Oklahoma Wake Forest Boston College Virginia Tech Penn State (8-4) 19.
20. Boston College LSU Boston College Maryland Texas West Virginia Oregon (7-5) 20.
21. Tulsa Oklahoma Georgia Tech Texas Wake Forest (10-2) 21.
22. West Virginia Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Boston College Virginia Tech (10-2) 22.
23. LSU LSU Maryland Oklahoma Arizona (6-6) 23.
24. Clemson Boston College Oklahoma Clemson Arizona State (7-5) 24.
25. Wake Forest Wake Forest Georgia (8-4) 25.
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 3
Dropped:
Nebraska
Tulsa
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Clemson
Dropped:
Oregon State
Dropped:
Oregon
Wake Forest
Maryland
Dropped:
Penn State
Georgia Tech
Boston College
Texas
Clemson
Dropped:
None

Wolfe

Peter Wolfe uses a Bradley-Terry model for his computer system. It uses wins and losses but also uses game location as a factor. In addition, he ranks all teams that can be connected by schedule played (over 700 involving Division I-A, I-AA, II, III and NAIA).
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 3
1. USC Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State (12-0) 1.
2. Michigan USC Ohio State Ohio State Rutgers Michigan Michigan Michigan (11-1) 2.
3. Ohio State Ohio State California Louisville Ohio State USC USC Florida (12-1) 3.
4. Florida Rutgers Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida USC (10-2) 4.
5. Arkansas Florida Florida Florida Louisville Florida LSU LSU (10-2) 5.
6. Notre Dame California USC USC USC Louisville Louisville Louisville (11-1) 6.
7. Auburn Notre Dame Louisville California Wisconsin Arkansas Notre Dame Notre Dame (10-2) 7.
8. California Arkansas Rutgers Texas Florida West Virginia Arkansas Boise State (12-0) 8.
9. Louisville Auburn Texas Auburn Arkansas Rutgers Rutgers Wisconsin (11-1) 9.
10. Rutgers Louisville Tennessee Wisconsin Boise State Wisconsin Boise State Auburn (10-2) 10.
11. Boise State Texas Auburn Boise State West Virginia Boise State Wisconsin Arkansas (10-3) 11.
12. Tennessee Clemson Boise State Rutgers Texas LSU Auburn Rutgers (10-2) 12.
13. Clemson West Virginia West Virginia Arkansas California Texas Tennessee California (9-3) 13.
14. West Virginia Wisconsin Arkansas West Virginia LSU Auburn California Tennessee (9-3) 14.
15. Oregon Tennessee Wisconsin LSU Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Oklahoma Oklahoma (11-2) 15.
16. Wisconsin Boise State Boston College Oklahoma Maryland California Virginia Tech West Virginia (10-2) 16.
17. Nebraska Boston College Washington State Tennessee Auburn Boston College West Virginia Wake Forest (11-2) 17.
18. Texas Missouri Oregon Georgia Tech Wake Forest Virginia Tech Oregon State (9-4) 18.
19. Boston College Clemson Maryland Boston College Penn State Texas Virginia Tech (10-2) 19.
20. Tulsa Washington State Oregon Oklahoma Tennessee Wake Forest Penn State (8-4) 20.
21. Texas A&M Boston College Oklahoma Oregon State Texas (9-3) 21.
22. Missouri Georgia Tech Wake Forest Tennessee BYU BYU (10-2) 22.
23. Georgia Tech Oregon Oklahoma Clemson Georgia Tech Boston College (9-3) 23.
24. LSU LSU Texas A&M Oregon State Oregon Wake Forest UCLA (7-5) 24.
25. Georgia Tech Virginia Tech BYU Nebraska Georgia (8-4) 25.
Week 8
Oct 14
Week 9
Oct 21
Week 10
Oct 28
Week 11
Nov 4
Week 12
Nov 11
Week 13
Nov 18
Week 14
Nov 25
Week 15
Dec 3
Dropped:
Nebraska
Tulsa
Dropped:
LSU
Dropped:
Washington State
Clemson
Texas A&M
Dropped:
Oregon State
Dropped:
Maryland
Oregon
Dropped:
Boston College
Penn State
Clemson
Dropped:
Georgia Tech
Nebraska

Legend

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
Italics   Number of first place votes
(#-#)   Win-loss record
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

References

  1. ^ "The Only Original and Unaltered* BCS Computer Rankings...". Andersonsports.com. 2006-12-03. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 
  2. ^ Richard Billingsley (2002-07-21). "IN SEARCH OF A NATIONAL CHAMPION". cfrc.com. Archived from the original on 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 
  3. ^ Wes Colley (2006-12-12). "Advantages in this Method". ColleyRankings.com. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 

External links

  • Anderson & Hester Official Website
  • Richard Billingsley Official Website
  • Colley Matrix Official Website
  • Kenneth Massey Official Website
  • Sagarin Official Website (part of USAToday.com)
  • Dr. Peter Wolfe Official Website
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