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Napkin Rankings


I got these from the ESPN weekend night radio "The Bobby V Show", so if there's any credit given, it's to Bobby V.

+1 for a win vs. a D1 team, -1 for a loss to a D1 team.

+2 for a BCS win.

+1 for an away game, win or loss (so a loss to a D1 team away is a 0).

Neutral site win +0.5, neutral site loss -0.5.

+1 for a dominant win (a bit subjective, generally speaking 30+ points, but if a team is winning by 10 for 58 minutes and then gets 3 touchdowns in the last 2 minutes, that's not a dominant win).

A win against a winless FCS team does not count for any points.  (Basically the only way an FCS win counts for anything is if it's a dominant win, and the FCS team has won a game previously).

A win against a winless BCS team does not count for a "dominant" win, unless it's the first game of the season for the winless team.

The most points a team can gain each week is 4.  (Away BCS dominant win).

 

Tiebreakers:

1.  Head to head result.

2.  Most BCS wins.

3.  Most away wins.

After the jump, I'll rate the top 16 BCS teams (because a 16 team playoff would be awesome for college football and that would include Missouri).

I want to issue a brief disclaimer that I am just looking at the scores here and don't know of all the neutral site games other than Missouri / Illinois and Boise State / Virginia Tech...

Oregon (BCS ranking:1); Napkin Rankings Points: 27

Auburn (BCS ranking: 2); Napkin Rankings Points: 22

TCU (BCS ranking: 3); Napking Rankings Points: 21

Boise State (BCS ranking: 4); Napkin Rankings Points: 23

LSU (BCS ranking: 5); Napkin Rankings Points: 21

Stanford (BCS ranking: 6); Napkin Rankings Points: 22

Wisconsin (BCS ranking: 7); Napkin Rankings Points: 22

Nebraska (BCS ranking: 8); Napkin Rankings Points: 19

Ohio State (BCS ranking: 9); Napkin Rankings Points: 24

Oklahoma State (BCS ranking: 10); Napkin Rankings Points: 23

Alabama (BCS ranking: 11); Napkin Rankings Points: 21

Michigan State (BCS ranking: 12); Napkin Rankings Points: 20

Arkansas (BCS ranking: 13); Napkin Rankings Points: 21

Oklahoma (BCS ranking: 14); Napkin Rankings Points: 23

Missouri (BCS ranking: 15); Napkin Rankings Points: 19.5

Virginia Tech (BCS ranking: 16); Napkin Rankings Points: 20.5

After the jump, updated rankings (to the best of my ability):

NR1: Oregon, 27 points.

NR2: Ohio State, 24 points.

NR3: Boise State, 23 points.

NR4: Oklahoma State, 23 points.

NR5: Oklahoma, 23 points.

NR6: Auburn, 22 points.

NR7: Stanford, 22 points.

NR8: Wisconsin, 22 points.

NR9: TCU, 21 points.

NR10: LSU, 21 points.

NR11: Arkansas, 21 points.

NR12: Alabama, 21 points.

NR13: Virginia Tech, 20.5 points.

NR14: Michigan State, 20 points.

NR15: Missouri, 19.5 points.

NR 16: Nebraska, 19 points.

 

Finally, we'll break down Missouri's games to show how we arrived at 19.5 points:

Illinois - Neutral site BCS win (2.5 points), 2.5 points.

McNeese State - Dominant FCS win (1 point); 3.5 points.

San Diego State - Division 1 win (1 point); 4.5 points.

Miami (OH) - Dominant Division 1 win (2 points); 6.5 points.

Colorado - Dominant BCS win (3 points); 9.5 points.

Texas A&M - Away BCS win (3 points); 12.5 points.

Oklahoma - BCS win (2 points); 14.5 points.

Nebraska - Away BCS loss (0 points); 14.5 points.

Texas Tech - Away BCS loss (0 points); 14.5 points.

Kansas State - BCS win (2 points); 16.5 points.

Iowa State - Away BCS win (3 points); 19.5 points.

 

So there's the Napkin Rankings - the best way to get rid of the normal polls.

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