Chaos Rankings

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Battle for Conference Supremacy

Avg. Team Rank
2Big East43.875
3Big 1048.455
4Big XII49.750
5Pac 1053.500
10Sun Belt80.750

Avg. Team Score
2Big East0.605
3Big XII0.585
4Big 100.574
5Pac 100.553
12Sun Belt0.355

Monday, January 07, 2008

2007/08 Final Rankings

Previous Rank
Score Change
11.0Kansas (12-1)10.0
20.9612LSU (12-2)30.002146
30.921997West Virginia (11-2)60.007369
40.911081Missouri (12-2)70.00961
50.891411Hawaii (12-1)2-0.079867
60.878558USC (11-2)100.021485
70.876945Ohio State (11-2)4-0.070198
80.86123Oklahoma (11-3)5-0.06905
90.846873Georgia (11-2)130.025795
100.825787BYU (11-2)120.002624
110.812187Virginia Tech (11-3)8-0.064527
120.807776Cinncinati (10-3)166.74E-4
130.797921Boston College (11-3)180.006866
140.789714Boise State (10-3)9-0.073206
150.771875Texas (10-3)230.025746
160.75968Arizona State (10-3)11-0.075621
170.754769Florida (9-4)17-0.0513
180.752546Clemson (9-4)14-0.062107
190.745302Oregon (9-4)250.031325
200.727668South Florida (9-4)15-0.081798
210.722763Texas Tech (9-4)290.014936
220.720813Penn State (9-4)280.011063
230.707401Utah (9-4)300.008894
240.707271Tennessee (10-4)310.01515
250.703884UCF (10-4)19-0.05997
260.695848Tulsa (10-4)360.041309
270.694352Air Force (9-4)21-0.053835
280.688488Connecticut (9-4)20-0.063031
290.685138Auburn (9-4)340.01402
300.683642Oregon State (9-4)350.014082
310.681062Michigan (9-4)320.005638
320.672475Illinois (9-4)22-0.074291
330.670638Wake Forest (9-4)370.016452
340.66524Wisconsin (9-4)24-0.05817
350.661536New Mexico (9-4)390.025486
360.656051Troy (8-4)33-0.0158
370.652754Virginia (9-4)27-0.059352
380.650514Arkansas (8-5)26-0.062662
390.637734Rutgers (8-5)420.018939
400.621429Fresno State (9-4)470.021874
410.620785Kentucky (8-5)440.01024
420.612362Purdue (8-5)450.007502
430.605228Houston (8-5)38-0.044366
440.600538TCU (8-5)510.014912
450.59976Florida Atlantic (8-5)520.01447
460.598177East Carolina (8-5)540.024113
470.576892Western Kentucky (7-5)49-0.017764
480.574596Michigan State (7-6)40-0.057553
490.560276Alabama (7-6)590.015405
500.560125Mississippi State (8-5)620.028208
510.557368Ball State (7-6)43-0.060778
520.557003Navy (8-5)46-0.047813
530.550353Oklahoma State (7-6)610.018052
540.545371Bowling Green (8-5)41-0.079607
550.542151Texas A&M (7-6)50-0.051995
560.540746Georgia Tech (7-6)48-0.057606
570.538353Florida State (7-6)53-0.04609
580.535009California (7-6)640.017752
590.527998Central Michigan (8-6)55-0.042084
600.52559Louisville (6-6)60-0.014952
610.519178Southern Miss (7-6)57-0.04438
620.519014Indiana (7-6)56-0.050299
630.504298Memphis (7-6)58-0.047529
640.482668South Carolina (6-6)68-0.010796
650.48077Iowa (6-6)66-0.015838
660.478743Maryland (6-7)63-0.049061
670.457461UCLA (6-7)67-0.036276
680.452634Nevada (6-7)65-0.054695
690.4524Kansas State (5-7)70-0.012293
700.44871Ohio (6-6)71-0.01345
710.448185Louisiana Monroe (6-6)72-0.011231
720.446169Colorado (6-7)69-0.043364
730.442288Northwestern (6-6)73-0.012736
740.437876Arizona (5-7)74-0.011079
750.421665Pittsburgh (5-7)75-0.013595
760.419171Vanderbilt (5-7)76-0.009789
770.406538Washington State (5-7)78-0.010791
780.405059Miami (Ohio) (6-7)77-0.012418
790.401807Middle Tennessee State (5-7)79-0.012927
800.395448Arkansas State (5-7)80-0.0101
810.392713Toledo (5-7)81-0.012586
820.392325Western Michigan (5-7)83-0.011671
830.38932San Jose State (5-7)82-0.014901
840.382742Nebraska (5-7)85-0.007587
850.382037Buffalo (5-7)84-0.012073
860.376533Miami (5-7)86-0.012454
870.36963Wyoming (5-7)87-0.008899
880.354465Louisiana Tech (5-7)88-0.010351
890.342443North Carolina State (5-7)89-0.008389
900.330336UTEP (4-8)90-0.010199
910.322582North Carolina (4-8)91-0.011426
920.321184Washington (4-9)92-0.011049
930.30719Eastern Michigan (4-8)93-0.012166
940.30579Tulane (4-8)95-0.007361
950.305118San Diego State (4-8)94-0.009094
960.301716Stanford (4-8)96-0.007768
970.286638Akron (4-8)97-0.011229
980.28607Temple (4-8)98-0.010406
990.266618Colorado State (3-9)99-0.008673
1000.235658New Mexico State (4-9)100-0.005896
1010.232078Mississippi (3-9)101-0.005027
1020.222323Notre Dame (3-9)102-0.008325
1030.221773Louisiana Lafayette (3-9)103-0.006852
1040.220889Marshall (3-9)104-0.00613
1050.219809Iowa State (3-9)105-0.006057
1060.21738Kent State (3-9)106-0.007761
1070.208407Rice (3-9)107-0.005658
1080.197015UNLV (2-10)108-0.009545
1090.170698Army (3-9)109-0.004158
1100.164196Baylor (3-9)110-0.00148
1110.132985Utah State (2-10)111-0.007608
1120.116895North Texas (2-10)112-0.004244
1130.110851UAB (2-10)113-0.004452
1140.109057Syracuse (2-10)114-0.005148
1150.097559Northern Illinois (2-10)115-0.004406
1160.087131SMU (1-11)116-0.004268
1170.070311Minnesota (1-11)117-0.005166
1180.069695Idaho (1-11)118-0.005224
1190.066108Duke (1-11)119-0.00779
1200.0Florida International (1-11)1200.0

Postseason Wrap

My picks are a pathetic 19-13 (~59.4%) this bowl season. And of those I picked correctly, only 12 (37.5%) covered the spreads (if you can even call 1 or 2 points a spread) I took wild guesses at. Turns out that I'm probably not the one to listen to for making winning picks (surprise surprise).
Congratulations to all the winners and to the losers who played admirably, gave it their all, and were just outmatched. Shame on those teams who should have rolled and instead rolled over and died.

Coach of the year: Mark "Mayor McCheese" Mangino
They have the same initials and roughly the same physical characteristics. But Mayor McCheese never led the fry-kids to a season anywhere near the year Kansas had.
Runners-up: Sylvester Croom, Jim Leavitt, June Jones

Traitor of the year: Rich Rodriguez
Runners-up: Bobby Petrino

Most Valuable Player: Dennis Dixon
Just look what happened when Dixon went out with a torn ACL at the end of the season. And that was after already injuring himself, and still wanting to play. If the Ducks' subsequent implosion doesn't tell you how much of a contributor Dixon was, nothing will.
Runners-up: Tim Tebow, Matt Ryan

Comeback of the year: Michigan
After being left for dead following consecutive losses to eventual I-AA three-peat champion Appalachian State and a better than anticipated Oregon team, Michigan went a a tear, winning 9 in a row before dropping their finale to Ohio State and Lloyd Carr along with it. And after all that, the seniors who came back to win a championship that would never be decided to win one more for Carr and for themselves with a manhandling of last year's championship Gators.
Runners-up: Al Groh

Embarassment of the year: Notre Dame
Everyone expected some drop-off after Ty Willingham's best recruits were finally out the door, but I don't think anyone expected the kind of season the Irish fielded this year. Certainly Nebraska took their lumps too, but the Irish are a more-storied program and suffered a much bigger fall.
Runners-up: Nebraska, Hawaii's Sugar Bowl performance

Most puzzling decision of the year: June Jones leaving Hawaii for SMU
I've been to Dallas and I've been to Honolulu, and I have to say, this one makes no sense to me whatsoever. Hawaii. Texas. Beautiful lush island paradise. One of the favorite filming locations for COPS. You leave a program in their prime for a once-glorious place that hasn't amounted to anything since the NCAA removed their entire football program for a year. It's not like you have an easier path to a BCS game coming from CUSA or a better chance at a national title. I mean, I guess Jones is quitting while he's ahead, but damn.
Runners-up: GT attempting a 60+ yard field goal against Georgia after a sack moved the line of scrimmage from the 37 to the 44.