28 November, 2010

College Football Update 11/28/2010

Congratulations to Louisville, Western Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida International, and Troy, which all became bowl eligible this week. That brings the number of bowl eligible teams to 70. That is the magic number. And there is still one more week left in the season. Clearly we need more bowls.

Condolences to Colorado, Texas, Cincinnati, Louisiana-Monroe, Idaho, Rutgers, California, UCLA, Houston, and Florida Atlantic, which can no longer reach bowl eligibility this season. That brings the number of teams ineligible for bowls to 46.

Oregon State, Washington, Louisiana Tech, and Middle Tennessee State can still reach bowl eligibility in the final week of the regular season.


Computer top 5:

  1. Oregon
  2. Auburn
  3. Stanford
  4. Boise St
  5. TCU

The computer rating is a composite of a “Win”-based rating much like what’s used in the BCS, and a somewhat Margin-Of-Victory (MOV) based rating.

In case you’re interested in the breakdown, here’s Win:

  1. Auburn
  2. Oregon
  3. TCU
  4. Stanford
  5. Oklahoma


  1. Oregon
  2. Boise St
  3. Stanford
  4. Alabama
  5. Ohio St