The Big Ten and the Pac-12 occupy the top four positions in the Power Ratings as of Friday, 10/27/23. An obvious question: Why is Oregon ahead of Washington, when Washington won the head-to-head matchup (in rather dramatic fashion)? There are three components to the power ratings: Preseason Power Rating In-Season Power Rating In-Season Weight If … Continue reading 2023 Week 9 Power Ratings
Quick update to the in-season Power Ratings as of Friday, 10/20/23. Note that the midweek games (Tuesday - Thursday) are included here. For a score prediction between two teams, compute the difference between their power ratings, and add 2.3 for home field advantage.
Michigan hangs onto the #1 spot after another dominant win against outclassed Big Ten West competition, edging out fellow unbeatens Oklahoma, Washington, and Oregon. The power rating system stubbornly refuses to acknowledge Georgia as a championship contender...yet. But they are steadily moving up as their strength of schedule improves. At this point, it will not … Continue reading 2023 Week 7 Power Ratings
A couple (power rating) stories have emerged thus far in the 2023 college football season: The Pac-12 is dominant in its swan song, boasting five of the Top 10 teams (Washington, Oregon, USC, Washington State, and Oregon State) The SEC continues its swoon, scoring only four teams in the Top 30, dropping behind the Pac-12, … Continue reading 2023 Week 6 Power Ratings
The rollercoaster of early-season (predictive) power ratings continues to present some unexpected results. The Pac-12 and Big Ten have the inside tracks to the College Football Playoff. Those two conferences are the most likely to land not only one, but two, teams in the CFP, while the SEC has fallen from its usual perch atop … Continue reading 2023 Week 5 Power Ratings