Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Golden Rankings, final regular season

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, about 3,000 miles away from anything resembling a Harris poll voter, the Cincinnati Bearcats came from 10 down in the fourth quarter in the last game of the college football regular season to beat Hawaii, and allowed Oklahoma to finally pass Texas in the modified Golden rankings into first place. Texas finished second, only a few hundredths of a point ahead of Florida.

Top Riser (FBS): Buffalo, up 20 places
Biggest Loser (FBS): South Florida, down 15
Top Riser (FCS) : Albany, up 13
Biggest Loser (FCS): Jacksonville, down 17
Toughest Schedule (FBS): Duke, Opponent average - 44.00
Weakest Schedule (FBS): Ball State, 126.85
Toughest Schedule (FCS): Delaware, 99.00
Weakest Schedule (FCS): Bryant, 191.11

In conference rankings, the ACC stayed on top, the Big 12 second, and the SEC just ahead of the Big East.