Mansfield, OH, October 14, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- #1/Ohio State Buckeyes (Last Week #3)
#2/Michigan Wolverines (Last Week #1)
#3/Alabama Crimson Tide (Last Week #8)
#4/Clemson Tigers (Last Week #4)
#5/Texas A&M Aggies (Last Week #6)
#6/Tennessee Volunteers (Last Week #7)
#7/Houston Cougars (Last Week #2)
#8/Troy Trojans (Last Week #10)
#9/Washington Huskies (Last Week #9)
#10/Louisville Cardinals (Last Week #14)
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 twenty-eight. These rankings attempt to answer three simple questions. "Who won the game?" "Who controlled the game?" "Was your opponent any good?"
USN attempts to answer these questions by multiplying a teams’ winning percentage by their "control points," then by their schedule strength.
Who won the game? This is fairly simple. It is better to win a game than to lose, and just picture "Bear" Bryant or Woody Hayes, or even Dabo Swinney addressing his team after a loss and saying, "Well, boys we 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. Who controlled the game? Basically, was a win achieved because the other team missed an extra point or because a play was overturned by replay, or was the outcome never in doubt? Third, not only who was played, 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. The Ultimate Sports Networks ranking system assigns 1 point for a win, 1 point for a win by less than a field goal, up to 6 points for a win by 20 points or more. A loss is deducted in the same manner. That figure is then multiplied by the opponent’s 1USN points, times a factor of 25%.
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 0.01 for mathematical purposes.
As the media arm of Ultimate Sports Enterprises, The Ultimate Sports Network is a fan driven media experience designed to allow those that love sports the opportunity to report on what they have seen and to enlighten others as to the local flavor of all of our sports experiences. Rather than focus on the up to the minute statistics that are available on numerous sites, USN chooses to focus on columns, podcasts, and historical statistics to entertain like-minded fans that are more interested in the “Why” than the “What.” USN continues to grow and is constantly searching for intelligent, innovative, and somewhat fanatical columnists and podcasters who are willing to share their love for sports with the rest of the world. Coming up the Ultimate Sports Network will provide NBA and NCAA Basketball Rankings, as well as revisiting the NBA at 50 list compiled in 1996. They will attempt to revise that list to see how things stand 20 years later.
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