Las Vegas, NV, October 24, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- The Ultimate Sports Network College Football Rankings
#1 Michigan Last Week #2
#2 Ohio State Last Week #1
#3 West Virginia Last Week #6
#4 USC Last Week #3
#5 Boise State Last Week #4
#6 Rutgers Last Week #8
#7 Louisville Last Week #7
#8 Florida Last Week #5
#9 Auburn Last Week #9
#10 Georgia Tech Last Week #19
#1 Big East
#3 Pacific Ten
#4 Big Ten
#6 Big Twelve
#8 Mountain West
#11 Conference USA
#12 Sun Belt
It has been a great season so far in college football. Now enough games have been played for the Ultimate Sports Network to determine who is number one, as well as number one hundred and nineteen. These rankings attempt to answer three simple questions. "Did you win the game?" "Did you control the game?" "Was the team you played any good?"
USN attempts to answer these questions by multiplying a teams winning percentage by their "control points" by their schedule strength.
Did you win the game? This is fairly simple. It is better to win a game than to lose, and can you picture "Bear" Bryant or Bobby Bowden, or even Pete Carroll addressing his team after a loss and saying, "Well, boys you fought hard and I am glad to see we only lost by three on the road." Good teams win on the road, bad teams don't. So USN does not factor if a game was played at home or on the road.
Point number two. Did you control the game? Basically, did you win because the other team missed an extra point or because a play was over turned by replay, or was the outcome never in doubt? Third, not only who did you play, but how did they play against their competition.
"Control points" are the value USN has given to a team's margin of victory or defeat. Win a game by ten points (at least two scores) or more and a team receives (4) four points. Win by nine points or less and receive (3) points. Lose a game by less than ten points (at least two scores) and receive (2) two points. Lose by more than ten points and receive (1) one point. Then simply average the totals for all games played to get a team's Control Points Total.
The same criteria is used to determine strength of schedule. Simply take the average control points total of the opponents that have been played to determine strength of schedule.
Teams without a win are assigned a winning percentage of 0.0001 for mathematical purposes.
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