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Old 01-06-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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Curious as to how you guys would rank the following 4 teams and why:

Team A - Six wins vs Top 25 teams including a couple of big blowouts:
Beat #8 by 23
Shutout #14 59-0
Beat #15 on the road by 22
Beat #18 on the road by 2
Bbeat #19 by 58
Beat #21 on the road by 11

Team B - Only 3 wins vs Top 25 teams, but two top 7 teams.
Beat #2 by 3
Beat #7 on the road by 37
Beat # 23 by 38

Team C - 5 wins vs Top 25 teams (but 3 top 10 and both #2 and #3)
Beat #2 by 16
Beat#3 by 19
Beat#10 by 10
Beat #17 by 9
Beat # 20 on the road by 19.

Team D - 5 wins vs Top 25 teams (4 top 10 wins and no one worse than 12th)
Beat #5 by 11
Beat #8 by17
Beat #9 on the road by 10
Beat #9 again at a neutral site by 3
Beat #12 by 49
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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what year is that cause .
team E .
beat # 20 X18
beat # 8 X 28
beat # 9 X18
beat # 2 X 14
beat # 18 X 14
beat # 3 X 38 ..
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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ok ..i`ll bite .

TEAM C would be my # 1 for beating 2 & 3 plus 10 ..

TEAM D would be my # 2 for beating 5 top 12 teams .

TEAM A would be my # 3 for most top 25 wins ..

TEAM B would be my # 4 for only 3 big wins ..

now let us see these teams losses .. a bad loss is worse than a good win ...

and by the way .. my TEAM E is playing for the national championship monday nite ...
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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ok ..i`ll bite .

TEAM C would be my # 1 for beating 2 & 3 plus 10 ..

TEAM D would be my # 2 for beating 5 top 12 teams .

TEAM A would be my # 3 for most top 25 wins ..

TEAM B would be my # 4 for only 3 big wins ..

now let us see these teams losses .. a bad loss is worse than a good win ...

and by the way .. my TEAM E is playing for the national championship monday nite ...

All of those teams were undefeated national champions. The rankings were the "end of season" rank in the AP poll. I don't care if, in September, you beat the "#4 team in the country" and then that team proceeded to lose 5 and finished unranked. That means nothing. How many teams that actually finished in the top 25 have you beaten?

Anyway, I finally found a formula I like. It ranked them:

D - C - A - B.

While I certainly do agree with your assessment, D was coming out #1 no matter what I tried and the formula I eventually settled on brought C pretty close, so I think it is reasonable.

I actually had 8 teams to rank, but just randomly selected 4 to get some input, as I was having trouble coming up with something that seemed to make sense.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the question and for your reasoning behind each one.
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