NCAA Football 2005 Year End

We’ve got some miscellaneous information for the end of the college football season.

First, here is the Top 40 Graph for the teams as they existed just before the bowl season. Sorry it’s not very legible, I ran into a width restriction, but you can basically make the names out.

2005-16-Ncaa-End-Clean

Remember that the teams that are off by themselves are only by themselves because they don’t have beatwins to anyone in the Top 40. I ran it a few times just to be sure, but no matter what, I always seemed to get UCLA ranked #3. Their loss to Arizona made them lose credit for several beatwins, but they still had enough high quality wins to make them competitive with the other top teams. Their loss to USC only served to make sure they were ranked below USC. The top ten before bowl season:

  1. USC (Score: 377)
  2. Texas (Score: 375)
  3. UCLA (Score: 344)
  4. Ohio St
  5. Texas Tech
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Oregon
  8. Virginia Tech
  9. Wisconsin
  10. West Virginia

And here’s the updated Top 40 graph after all the bowls:

2005-17-Ncaa-End-Clean

The top twenty teams after bowl season:

  1. Texas
  2. Wisconsin
  3. USC
  4. UCLA
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Auburn
  7. Alabama
  8. Ohio St
  9. Virginia
  10. Oregon
  11. Minnesota
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. West Virginia
  15. Nebraska
  16. TCU
  17. LSU
  18. Tulsa
  19. Penn St
  20. Arizona St

The previous week’s rankings guessed right on the following:

  • Penn St => Florida St
  • Virginia Tech => Louisville
  • Ohio St => Notre Dame
  • West Virginia => Georgia (press rankings had this wrong)
  • Wisconsin => Auburn (press rankings had this wrong)
  • NC State => S Florida
  • UCLA => Northwestern
  • LSU => Miami (press rankings had this wrong)
  • Oklahoma => Oregon (press rankings had this wrong, Oklahoma was unranked!)
  • Nebraska => Michigan (press rankings had this wrong)
  • Boston College => Boise St
  • Clemson => Colorado
  • Arizona St => Rutgers
  • Kansas => Houston
  • Navy => Colorado St
  • California => Brigham Young
  • Southern Miss => Arkansas St

and guessed wrong on:

  • Texas => USC
  • Alabama => Texas Tech (press rankings had this right)
  • Florida => Iowa (press rankings had this right)
  • Tulsa => Fresno St
  • TCU => Iowa St (press rankings had this right)
  • Virginia => Minnesota
  • Missouri => South Carolina
  • Utah => Georgia Tech
  • Memphis => Akron
  • Nevada => UCF
  • Toledo => Texas-El Paso

My powerbook crapped out creating the power rankings, but I might try again and update this entry later with the extra detail.

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