Achievement Index version 2.0

A couple of days ago I was a little worried about how these rankings were shaking out.

So I adjusted them. This didn’t make a huge difference, but it at least made them palatable for the time being.

More crucial: I figured out some Excel shortcuts that will more than likely save me a couple of hours a week trying to input these things.

I am suddenly very open to continuing to run them (funny how that works).

I’ll save you the normal spiel; you can find that at the above link. ¬†Suffice it to say, this ranking attempts to assess what you have accomplished on the field of play, to cut through the gobbledygook of “eye tests” and “objective stats analysis.” This is about who you’ve beaten.

And in the new formula, the biggest loser is…

Rank Team Record F/+ AI
1 Mich St (8-0) 16 155
2 OSU (8-0) 8 165.375
3 Memph (7-0) 23 190.1428571
4 LSU (7-0) 4 199.4285714
5 ND (6-1) 6 217
6 Iowa (7-0) 11 223.7142857
7 Clem (7-0) 1 226.1428571
8 TCU (7-0) 13 228.4285714
9 Temple (7-0) 33 229
10 Fla (6-1) 12 237.3333333
11 Utah (6-1) 14 247.5
12 Bay (7-0) 5 253.2857143
13 Toledo (7-0) 32 256.8571429
14 Hou (7-0) 27 258.5714286
15 OkSt (7-0) 18 262.4285714
16 App St (6-1) 28 281.3333333
17 Ala (7-1) 3 287
18 Pitt (6-1) 38 309.3333333
19 NW (6-2) 43 313.8333333
20 BYU (6-2) 39 380.1666667
21 Wis (6-2) 25 388.3333333
22 aTm (5-2) 26 440.8
23 Miss St (6-2) 19 462.1666667
24 Navy (5-1) 31 465.8
25 Ole Miss (6-2) 15 524.6666667

Temple! The Owls have a solid enough resume’, but in giving everyone a slight boost in point value for wins accrued, the Owls saw enough of a dip compared to the competition to fall several spots … from the Top 5 sniffing the playoff to No. 9 instead.

Of course they do play Notre Dame this week, and that might influence these rankings a bit.

On a side note, Alabama is finally in the Top 20, which is certainly an improvement from where it was.

Rank Team Record F/+ AI
26 TT (5-3) 55 547.8
27 PSU (6-2) 50 565
28 Stan (6-1) 9 570.6666667
29 Cal (5-2) 35 586.2
30 Uga (5-2) 36 614
31 BG (6-2) 34 623.6666667
32 FSU (6-1) 17 625.6666667
33 Mich (5-2) 2 631.4
34 Duke (6-1) 21 725.6666667
35 WKU (6-2) 29 753.3333333
36 Marsh (7-1) 59 817.1428571
37 Ga South (5-2) 57 821
38 OU (6-1) 7 926.1666667
39 Boise (6-2) 37 950.1666667
40 UCLA (5-2) 20 1057.8
41 ASU (4-3) 54 1090.75
42 UNC (6-1) 30 1138.333333
43 WVU (3-3) 22 1149
44 USC (4-3) 10 1208.5
45 Aub (4-3) 70 1270.75
46 Illinois (4-3) 49 1320.5
47 Mia (4-3) 62 1343.5
48 Ariz (5-3) 74 1350.6
49 NCSt (5-2) 42 1431.6
50 W. Mich (4-3) 71 1444.25

The rankings are still having trouble cutting any slack to Oklahoma or Stanford, but at least in OU’s case the Sooners have seen a bump above the likes of Miami. Multiple losses now hurt a team more than a single loss.

It’s still TBD if that will make sense for me long-term.

Rank Team Record F/+ AI
51 N. Illinois (5-3) 56 1482.4
52 LaTech (5-3) 44 1502
53 SouthMiss (5-3) 67 1527.8
54 Ore (4-3) 58 1681
55 Cinci (4-3) 66 1688
56 UtSt (4-3) 48 1750.25
57 Minn (4-3) 75 1763.25
58 Rice (4-3) 117 1799.25
59 Tenn (3-4) 24 1804.333333
60 ECU (4-4) 63 1828
61 Texas (3-4) 72 1881
62 Ken (4-3) 77 1979.75
63 USF (4-3) 68 2000
64 AF (4-3) 80 2047
65 Ark St (4-3) 87 2188
66 K-State (3-4) 76 2303.333333
67 GT (3-5) 47 2315.333333
68 WSU (5-2) 53 2411.6
69 Lville (3-4) 45 2477.333333
70 C. Mich (4-4) 60 2498.75
71 SDSt (5-3) 61 2624.8
72 Mizz (4-4) 73 2666.25
73 Tulsa (3-4) 84 2716.666667
74 Ind (4-4) 65 2853.5
75 Ohio (5-3) 78 2892.6

Wazzu had been one of those teams that just couldn’t shake a bad loss, and while the Cougs still aren’t setting the world on fire here, their status is much improved (from a team in the 100s up to one in the 60s).

Rank Team Record F/+ AI
76 Ark (3-4) 46 2936
77 Rut (3-4) 96 3035.666667
78 Wash (3-4) 40 3247
79 Vand (3-4) 64 3494
80 IowaSt (2-5) 79 3716
81 Akron (3-4) 88 3719.666667
82 VaTech (3-5) 52 3849
83 M Tenn (3-5) 86 3917.666667
84 FIU (4-4) 89 3964
85 BC (3-5) 51 3997.333333
86 SoCar (3-4) 82 4016
87 Syr (3-4) 69 4042
88 UVA (2-5) 91 4197
89 Maryland (2-5) 83 4250.5
90 Troy (3-4) 102 4364
91 UTEP (4-3) 128 4441.75
92 ODU (3-4) 121 4519.666667
93 Neb (3-5) 41 4549.666667
94 SJ St (4-4) 103 4563.25
95 Colo (4-4) 90 4596.5
96 WF (3-5) 93 4724.333333
97 UNM (4-4) 112 4922.25
98 Tulane (2-5) 116 5026.5
99 KentSt (3-5) 108 5055.333333
100 Nev (4-4) 95 5081.25

When I look at this group, I see a bunch of teams that either just don’t have enough in the holster to compete or frankly have lost games they shouldn’t have (*cough* Arkansas and Nebraska *cough*).

Rank Team Record F/+ AI
101 Buff (3-4) 92 5213
102 Uconn (3-5) 85 5551.333333
103 CSU (3-4) 81 5586
104 SouthAla (3-4) 111 5923.333333
105 Tx St (2-4) 115 6670
106 OregSt (2-5) 106 7233
107 Fresno (2-6) 120 8988.5
108 ULL (2-4) 99 9036
109 UNLV (2-5) 100 9191
110 Hawaii (2-6) 110 9388.5
111 Ball St (2-6) 104 10410
112 Idaho (2-5) 119 11285.5
113 Ga St (2-4) 109 11755
114 Char (2-5) 123 12548
115 Army (2-6) 105 15055
116 Pur (1-6) 94 17047
117 La-Mon (1-6) 118 18827
118 Umass (1-6) 97 19267
119 SMU (1-6) 107 19961
120 UTSA (1-6) 101 22538
121 Miami Oh (1-7) 124 24477
122 KU (0-7) 125 24880
123 UNT (0-7) 127 31840
124 NM St (0-7) 126 33920
125 E. Mich (1-7) 113 33974
126 FAU (1-6) 98 34213
127 Wyo (1-7) 114 34965
128 UCF (0-8) 122 35100

I know UCF has achieved a rare and remarkable death spiral, but I’m still a little weirded out seeing them at the bottom of the FBS.

George O’Leary probably had the right idea re: retirement, yes?

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