Saturday, December 7, 2013

TRS College Football rankings after week 14

Sorry about the disappearing act, life got in the way for a few weeks.

Anyway, during my absence, we saw College Football turn itself upside down, and boy was it fun.  Auburn performed round 2 of their Cinderella act with their second miracle win of the season.  I guess having Alabama fall out of the national title picture isn't that huge a change, but everyone was working under the assumption that they were a shoo-in and everyone else was playing for second place that Auburn's was a return felt round the country.

So, a very real question for you College footballs out there; Can we have a national title game without a representative from the SEC?  As odd as it sounds, it is tough to argue with the Buckeyes and the Noles squaring off, assuming they can hold court this week. 

Bama's D just isn't want we are used to.

Auburn is incredibly lucky to be in the position that they are.

Missouri is very good, but I don't know that anyone believe that they are better than either of the top 2 team in the BCS. 

Then again, what do we care about those 'other' rankings?


TRS College Football Rankings
Rank School Wins Games SoS Margin
1 Florida State 12 12 7.25 568
2 Alabama 12 13 7.75 342
3 South Carolina 10 12 9 174
4 Auburn 11 12 8 206
5 Arizona State 10 12 8.5 234
6 Stanford 10 12 8.75 163
7 Ohio State 12 12 7 241
8 Missouri 11 12 7.5 232
9 Clemson 10 12 8 253
10 Oregon 10 12 7.5 325
11 UCLA 9 12 9 159
12 Oklahoma State 10 11 6.5 265
13 Baylor 10 11 6.25 292
14 Wisconsin 9 12 7.25 299
15 Michigan State 11 12 6.75 114
16 Georgia 8 12 9.25 61
17 Duke 10 12 7 130
18 UCF 10 11 6 200
19 Washington 8 12 8.25 153
20 USC 9 13 8.5 97
21 Miami 9 12 7.5 107
22 Louisville 11 12 5.75 210
23 Brigham Young 8 12 7.75 168
24 LSU 9 12 6.75 172
25 Oklahoma 9 11 6 154
26 Texas A and M 8 12 7.25 152
27 Mississippi 7 12 8.5 104
28 Houston 8 12 158 158
29 Nebraska 8 12 7.5 74
30 Boise State 9 12 5.5 289

I know the top of this ranking looks quite different than what we are seeing in the real world, but I am happy to explain myself. 

Squeaking by on luck doesn't get you as much credit as winning by a couple touchdowns.  Those wins over Bama and Georgia were good wins, but they didn't jump Auburn up the list.  Alabama made more mental errors than I have ever seen a Nick Saban team make, on the road, at their biggest rival's place, and still would have won were it not for a historically bad day by their kickers.

Tiger fans will not like this, but Alabama is better than Auburn. 

As for the Buckeyes, well they haven't played anybody that should have been a test, and they haven't dominated like they should have.

CONFERENCE COUNTS:
SEC 8
PAC-12 6
ACC 4
BIG TEN 4
BIG 12 3
AAC 3
INDEPENDENT 1
MWC 1


The SEC is still the class of college football, but it looks like they are going to get blocked out of the title game.  It's a shame.

See you next week.
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