I want to start this post with some full disclosure. The previous weeks ratings had an error in the formula that affected the impact of a loss to the point of inflating performances rather than detracting from them. As a Baylor fan, I was checking my work against both Baylor and our competitors for the national title game: Oregon, FSU, Alabama and Ohio State. Problem being that all those teams were undefeated, so I didn’t see the impact. It was pointed out to me recently and I have a fix in for this weeks ratings.
This whole metric is a work in progress, and I admit to rushing it out there, but I claim over-eagerness as my defense and will continue to be very open about my work as it develops.
Housecleaning out of the way, on to the numbers! I’ve decided to stop eliminating the other conferences and just going with what the picture is showing us. This allows us to compare against the Top 25 polls and other metrics to see any outliers. Below is the top 25 teams, plus the Big XII.