Chaos Rankings

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Week 1 Top 30

I'm posting the top 30 this week rather than 25 because its week 1 and there will be a lot of changing going on over the next couple weeks before things start to settle out. Also because after 30 there's a bit of a dropoff in scores.

Rank
Score
Team
Conference
1 1.000000 Cinncinati Big East
2 0.950478 Minnesota Big 10
3 0.943756 Boise State WAC
4 0.909766 Troy Sun Belt
5 0.909569 Virginia Tech ACC
6 0.900200 USC Pac 10
7 0.898226 Connecticut Big East
8 0.889077 Tulsa CUSA
9 0.882768 South Carolina SEC
10 0.879529 UNLV MWC
11 0.864019 West Virginia Big East
12 0.863094 UCLA Pac 10
13 0.863016 Auburn SEC
14 0.847908 Purdue Big 10
15 0.832349 Alabama SEC
16 0.822741 Ball State MAC
17 0.822118 Houston CUSA
18 0.817572 Oregon State Pac 10
19 0.811954 UCF CUSA
20 0.811058 Michigan State Big 10
21 0.809894 Texas Big XII
22 0.806976 Mississippi SEC
23 0.801501 Nebraska Big XII
24 0.799336 LSU SEC
25 0.796499 Louisville Big East
26 0.790414 Texas Tech Big XII
27 0.786730 Missouri Big XII
28 0.784697 Oregon Pac 10
29 0.783599 Clemson ACC
30 0.781162 Iowa Big 10

2 Comments:

  • Well...we'll see how the rankings look after a couple of weeks. I think you have a system that won't make much sense until a few games are played and some of the "outliers" are negated.

    By Blogger m├Ątt, at 9/07/2006 2:45 PM  

  • Quite true. I think by Week 3 the aggregate effects should start to create a more stable pattern. No one in their right mind would claim Troy as a #4 team right now. But as far as I'm concerned, it's no more arbitrary than pre-season rankings, and probably less so since it's based on a reproducable formula. Who would have picked Tennessee to crush Cal based on their pre-season rankings? Everyone should have known Notre Dame was overrated at #2, but they wound up there anyway. I'm excited to see how this thing works out over the course of the season. I think based on my data from last year, certainly in December we should see a set of rankings that parallels what other polls have put forth.

    By Blogger Adam, at 9/08/2006 1:22 AM  

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