The Napkin Rankings enter Week 5. If you haven't read the earlier posts, the Napkin Rankings are a quick and easy way to rate teams based on actual performance, not on whatever system the polls are using this week. Let's put it this way: last year's national champion, Auburn, was unranked in the preseason polls.
You get a point for a win against a FBS team, a point for a win against a BCS team, a point for a win on the road (Neutral site games are 0.5 points), and a point for a dominant (30+ points) win. You can't get the dominant win points unless the team you dominated has won a game, though - and the dominant point is the only point you can get when you play an FCS team. You lose a point for a loss (away losses are 0).
Here's the best teams by conference.
ACC: Georgia Tech, 10 points.
Big 12: Texas, 8 points.
Big East: 3 teams tied with 6 points.
Big Ten: Wisconsin, 8.5 points.
Conference USA: Houston, 8 points.
Independents: Notre Dame, 7 points.
MAC: Ohio, 5 points.
Mountain West: Boise State, 4.5 points.
PAC 12: Stanford, 9 points.
SEC: LSU, 10.5 points.
Sun Belt: UL-Lafayette, 6 points.
WAC: Hawaii, 5 points.
Here's the top teams in the nation:
1. LSU (10.5 points)
t-2. Alabama (10 points)
t-2. Georgia Tech (10 points)
t-4. Clemson (9 points)
t-4. Stanford (9 points)
6. Wisconsin (8.5 points)
t-7. Michigan (8 points)
t-7. USC (8 points)
t-7. Texas (8 points)
t-7. Houston (8 points)
The worst team in America? It's a duel between Western Kentucky (-4 points) and New Mexico (-4 points), although since Western Kentucky has played less games, they can still take the "lead". Plus, New Mexico just fired a horrible coach, so there's still hope they can win a game this year.