Thursday, November 4, 2010

Golden Rankings, Week 9

Golden Rankings for Week Nine

Some surprises in the rankings, with Missouri not moving much despite getting blown out, and Oregon ranked below a number of one loss teams. The explanation for the surprises lies in schedule strengh. Missouri's loss was mitigated by wins by San Diego State, Illinois, and Oklahoma, teams they built. Oregon's win over USC was only their second of a team with a winning record.

Top Riser from last week (FBS) - Louisiana-Monroe, up 33 places with a win over Troy
Biggest Loser (FBS): Navy, down 32
Top Riser (FCS) : Yale, up 27
Biggest Loser (FCS): Chattanooga, down 47
Toughest Schedule (FBS): Washington, Opponent average place in the rankings - 49.50
Weakest Schedule (FBS): UTEP, 161.22
Toughest Schedule (FCS): Sacramento State 100.71
Weakest Schedule (FCS): Butler 193.43

Conference rankings show the Big 12 leading the way with the Big Ten second and SEC third: