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Showing posts with label auburn. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Week 7: Undefeated ... but for how long? -- TFG


Odds as of games through 2014-10-05

Week 7: Undefeated ... but for how long? -- RBA


Odds as of games through 2014-10-05

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 - 2014 Bowl Previews: Part VI


Today is Part VI of our 2013 - 2014 bowl preview series. Today we'll examine the
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl
    Alabama Crimson Tide vs Oklahoma Sooners
  • Outback Bowl
    LSU Tigers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
  • Discover BCS National Championship Game
    Auburn Tigers vs Florida State Seminoles
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
    Baylor Bears vs UCF Knights
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
    Kansas State Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines
Full previews after the jump ....

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Week 15: Undefeated ... but for how long? -- TFG


Odds as of games through 2013-12-01


Legitimate Title Contenders

Florida State Seminoles
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.968 2 0.449 75 31.4 1 8.8 3 159.5 99
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/09/02   6 Florida St. 41 at  30 Pittsburgh 13 140 62.7%
2013/09/14  84 Nevada 7 at   5 Florida St. 62 154 97.1%
2013/09/28   3 Florida St. 48 at  90 Boston College 34 163 96.2%
2013/10/05  52 Maryland 0 at   3 Florida St. 63 170 88.8%
2013/10/19   2 Florida St. 51 at   6 Clemson 14 188 57.6%
2013/10/26  65 North Carolina St. 17 at   2 Florida St. 49 169 97.4%
2013/11/02  33 Miami-FL 14 at   2 Florida St. 41 150 89.4%
2013/11/09   2 Florida St. 59 at  83 Wake Forest 3 173 97.1%
2013/11/16  63 Syracuse 3 at   2 Florida St. 59 146 96.0%
2013/11/23 119 Idaho 14 at   2 Florida St. 80 190 99.7%
2013/11/30   2 Florida St. 37 at  34 Florida 7 137 93.0%
2013/12/07  55 Duke 22 vs   2 Florida St. 40 165 95.8%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 95.8%
Most difficult game left: December 7, vs Duke Blue Devils, 95.8%


What are YOU doing here??

Ohio State Buckeyes
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.870 6 0.507 64 27.5 3 13.4 21 165.5 78
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/08/31 111 Buffalo 20 at  19 Ohio St. 40 163 93.6%
2013/09/07  57 SDSU 7 at  23 Ohio St. 42 164 79.8%
2013/09/14  13 Ohio St. 52 at  69 California 34 206 79.2%
2013/09/28   5 Wisconsin 24 at  19 Ohio St. 31 159 40.9%
2013/10/05  15 Ohio St. 40 at  27 Northwestern 30 172 58.0%
2013/10/19  37 Iowa 24 at  10 Ohio St. 34 156 80.2%
2013/10/26  29 Penn State 14 at  10 Ohio St. 63 177 74.7%
2013/11/02   7 Ohio St. 56 at 112 Purdue 0 159 96.4%
2013/11/16   4 Ohio St. 60 at  81 Illinois 35 197 94.8%
2013/11/23  59 Indiana 14 at   5 Ohio St. 42 169 87.1%
2013/11/30   5 Ohio St. 42 at  33 Michigan 41 166 79.4%
2013/12/07   6 Ohio St. 24 vs   3 Michigan St. 28 162 42.7%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 42.7%
Most difficult game left: December 7, vs Michigan State Spartans, 42.7%


Northern Illinois Huskies
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.643 40 0.237 125 20.8 28 16.6 60 180.7 11
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/08/31  28 Northern Ill. 30 at  68 Iowa 27 198 75.2%
2013/09/14  48 Northern Ill. 45 at 123 Idaho 35 200 94.9%
2013/09/28  68 Northern Ill. 55 at  88 Purdue 24 175 55.6%
2013/10/05  54 Northern Ill. 38 at  95 Kent St. 24 187 74.5%
2013/10/12 117 Akron 20 at  52 Northern Ill. 27 202 94.9%
2013/10/19  56 Northern Ill. 38 at 115 Central Michigan 17 170 82.5%
2013/10/26 117 Eastern Michigan 20 at  52 Northern Ill. 59 179 95.6%
2013/11/02  51 Northern Ill. 63 at 125 Massachusetts 19 163 96.7%
2013/11/13  65 Ball St. 27 at  56 Northern Ill. 48 181 62.2%
2013/11/20  45 Northern Ill. 35 at  48 Toledo 17 173 50.9%
2013/11/26 117 Western Michigan 14 at  45 Northern Ill. 33 164 93.8%
2013/12/06  20 Bowling Green 29 vs  40 Northern Ill. 26 168 33.8%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 33.8%
Most difficult game left: December 6, vs Bowling Green Falcons, 33.8%


One-Loss Hopefuls

Odds as of games through 2013-12-01

Week 15: Undefeated ... but for how long? -- RBA


Odds as of games through 2013-12-01


Legitimate Title Contenders

Florida State Seminoles
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.931 2 0.542 28 30.9 1 7.6 3 165.4 83
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/09/02   4 Florida St. 41 at  48 Pittsburgh 13 140 21.5%
2013/09/14  73 Nevada 7 at   2 Florida St. 62 154 87.7%
2013/09/28   1 Florida St. 48 at  91 Boston College 34 163 94.8%
2013/10/05  40 Maryland 0 at   5 Florida St. 63 170 94.2%
2013/10/19   2 Florida St. 51 at   9 Clemson 14 188 52.7%
2013/10/26  57 North Carolina St. 17 at   2 Florida St. 49 169 89.5%
2013/11/02  40 Miami-FL 14 at   2 Florida St. 41 150 83.6%
2013/11/09   2 Florida St. 59 at  82 Wake Forest 3 173 94.5%
2013/11/16  60 Syracuse 3 at   2 Florida St. 59 146 92.7%
2013/11/23 120 Idaho 14 at   2 Florida St. 80 190 99.4%
2013/11/30   2 Florida St. 37 at  24 Florida 7 137 87.2%
2013/12/07  56 Duke 17 vs   2 Florida St. 49 166 94.7%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 94.7%
Most difficult game left: December 7, vs Duke Blue Devils, 94.7%


Absolute Phonies

Northern Illinois Huskies
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.661 37 0.435 118 19.6 31 13.7 43 166.8 66
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/08/31  46 Northern Ill. 30 at  69 Iowa 27 198 65.2%
2013/09/14  52 Northern Ill. 45 at 123 Idaho 35 200 95.7%
2013/09/28  52 Northern Ill. 55 at  82 Purdue 24 175 69.3%
2013/10/05  49 Northern Ill. 38 at  87 Kent St. 24 187 74.7%
2013/10/12 117 Akron 20 at  45 Northern Ill. 27 202 88.2%
2013/10/19  46 Northern Ill. 38 at 114 Central Michigan 17 170 91.3%
2013/10/26 118 Eastern Michigan 20 at  48 Northern Ill. 59 179 93.3%
2013/11/02  49 Northern Ill. 63 at 124 Massachusetts 19 163 97.4%
2013/11/13  63 Ball St. 27 at  48 Northern Ill. 48 181 62.5%
2013/11/20  36 Northern Ill. 35 at  66 Toledo 17 173 62.6%
2013/11/26 115 Western Michigan 14 at  36 Northern Ill. 33 164 91.4%
2013/12/06  40 Bowling Green 21 vs  37 Northern Ill. 31 167 53.4%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 53.4%
Most difficult game left: December 6, vs Bowling Green Falcons, 53.4%


What are YOU doing here??

Ohio State Buckeyes
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2013 0.822 6 0.525 58 26.2 6 12.0 22 160.5 118
Date Away Team       Home Team Plays Odds
2013/08/31 111 Buffalo 20 at  17 Ohio St. 40 163 91.9%
2013/09/07  51 SDSU 7 at  16 Ohio St. 42 164 65.0%
2013/09/14  15 Ohio St. 52 at  68 California 34 206 78.9%
2013/09/28   8 Wisconsin 24 at  11 Ohio St. 31 159 53.6%
2013/10/05  14 Ohio St. 40 at  33 Northwestern 30 172 61.9%
2013/10/19  23 Iowa 24 at  15 Ohio St. 34 156 53.4%
2013/10/26  31 Penn State 14 at  15 Ohio St. 63 177 57.5%
2013/11/02  10 Ohio St. 56 at  94 Purdue 0 159 90.0%
2013/11/16   6 Ohio St. 60 at  74 Illinois 35 197 83.6%
2013/11/23  64 Indiana 14 at   8 Ohio St. 42 169 87.3%
2013/11/30   6 Ohio St. 42 at  27 Michigan 41 166 67.9%
2013/12/07   6 Ohio St. 24 vs   5 Michigan St. 28 163 47.8%


Odds of finishing undefeated: 47.8%
Most difficult game left: December 7, vs Michigan State Spartans, 47.8%


One-Loss Hopefuls

Odds as of games through 2013-12-01

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 13: Top 25 -- RBA


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Rank +/- Team WinPct SoS Adjusted
Off. Def. Pace
1 -- Alabama  ( 10 - 0 ) 0.952 0.547 22 26.7 5 5.8 1 155.7 125
2 -- Florida St.  ( 9 - 0 ) 0.917 0.545 26 30.3 1 7.7 3 165.4 83
3 -- Oregon  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.854 0.530 51 27.5 4 10.7 8 177.4 3
4 +2 Baylor  ( 8 - 0 ) 0.839 0.561 3 29.5 2 12.1 20 175.4 5
5 -1 Wisconsin  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.837 0.533 47 24.7 8 9.0 4 161.6 115
6 +5 Ohio St.  ( 9 - 0 ) 0.831 0.526 57 26.2 7 11.7 17 160.4 118
7 +1 Michigan St.  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.827 0.542 29 17.1 57 7.7 2 166.8 67
8 -3 LSU  ( 6 - 3 ) 0.818 0.551 13 26.5 6 11.4 14 160.4 119
9 -2 Texas A&M  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.805 0.553 9 28.0 3 13.2 34 174.0 10
10 +7 Clemson  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.770 0.531 50 22.7 12 11.6 15 169.0 34
11 +1 Missouri  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.769 0.526 54 22.7 11 11.1 11 174.3 9
12 +6 Kansas St.  ( 6 - 3 ) 0.768 0.537 38 23.3 10 12.7 30 165.5 80
13 +1 Stanford  ( 8 - 2 ) 0.767 0.545 25 20.9 22 11.3 13 166.7 68
14 -5 Arizona St.  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.765 0.538 37 24.5 9 12.6 28 174.8 8
15 +6 Oklahoma St.  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.764 0.555 7 22.3 14 11.6 16 175.2 6
16 -3 Louisville  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.759 0.482 77 21.3 21 10.7 9 164.7 97
17 -1 South Carolina  ( 8 - 2 ) 0.759 0.541 33 22.2 15 12.3 22 158.2 124
18 -3 Oklahoma  ( 8 - 2 ) 0.757 0.550 14 21.8 17 10.6 7 171.7 17
19 -- BYU  ( 6 - 3 ) 0.745 0.485 76 16.9 61 10.0 6 170.6 26
20 +2 UCF  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.737 0.461 97 21.5 19 13.5 40 163.4 106
21 -1 Iowa  ( 5 - 4 ) 0.736 0.526 56 18.0 44 10.9 10 163.9 103
22 -12 Florida  ( 4 - 6 ) 0.734 0.561 4 16.9 59 10.0 5 160.7 116
23 NA Auburn  ( 9 - 1 ) 0.726 0.551 11 21.7 18 13.0 32 159.7 120
24 -1 USC  ( 8 - 3 ) 0.726 0.536 41 18.8 37 11.1 12 166.6 72
25 NA Washington  ( 5 - 4 ) 0.725 0.552 10 20.6 25 12.4 24 168.7 44
Rankings through games of 2013-11-17
Data from CFBStats

New entries: Auburn, Washington.

Dropped out: Texas, Cincinnati.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week 12: Top 25 -- TFG


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Rank +/- Team WinPct SoS Adjusted
Off. Def. Pace
1 -- Alabama  ( 9 - 0 ) 0.981 0.543 49 28.4 5 6.5 1 145.8 125
2 -- Florida St.  ( 8 - 0 ) 0.960 0.496 65 30.8 2 9.3 3 159.9 100
3 -- Baylor  ( 7 - 0 ) 0.927 0.531 52 33.7 1 13.0 20 187.5 3
4 -- Ohio St.  ( 8 - 0 ) 0.908 0.524 59 29.2 4 12.4 13 163.9 79
5 +2 Wisconsin  ( 6 - 2 ) 0.896 0.580 39 24.1 12 10.7 4 159.7 102
6 +2 Michigan St.  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.891 0.464 71 16.2 66 7.3 2 160.9 93
7 -2 Oregon  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.882 0.516 60 27.3 6 12.8 18 177.3 23
8 -2 Louisville  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.880 0.340 105 22.8 15 10.8 7 152.6 123
9 +6 Kansas St.  ( 5 - 3 ) 0.851 0.611 26 24.8 10 12.9 19 155.6 116
10 +3 Stanford  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.851 0.633 21 21.5 20 11.2 8 156.8 113
11 -2 Texas A&M  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.848 0.595 34 30.0 3 15.7 51 181.3 14
12 -- Missouri  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.840 0.611 25 21.8 18 11.7 10 174.1 31
13 -2 LSU  ( 6 - 3 ) 0.840 0.673 12 25.0 9 13.4 23 161.7 89
14 -4 Clemson  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.837 0.564 46 22.5 16 12.1 11 181.8 13
15 +3 Oklahoma St.  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.818 0.529 56 23.6 14 13.4 24 187.0 4
16 -2 Arizona St.  ( 6 - 2 ) 0.818 0.628 22 27.3 7 15.5 48 175.9 25
17 -1 UCF  ( 7 - 1 ) 0.817 0.448 76 23.9 13 13.6 26 157.3 111
18 -1 BYU  ( 6 - 3 ) 0.813 0.639 20 18.8 42 10.8 6 186.6 5
19 -- South Carolina  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.794 0.620 23 21.2 23 12.8 17 161.4 91
20 -- Georgia  ( 5 - 3 ) 0.793 0.722 3 25.7 8 15.5 46 166.8 65
21 NA Auburn  ( 8 - 1 ) 0.768 0.589 38 21.0 25 13.4 25 164.5 75
22 -1 USC  ( 7 - 3 ) 0.766 0.574 42 19.5 36 12.5 14 155.0 119
23 NA Georgia Tech  ( 5 - 3 ) 0.747 0.594 35 22.3 17 14.9 42 153.4 121
24 NA Washington  ( 5 - 3 ) 0.733 0.599 32 19.2 38 13.1 21 172.1 40
25 -2 Oklahoma  ( 7 - 2 ) 0.722 0.602 29 20.3 27 14.2 32 161.7 88
Rankings through games of 2013-11-10
Data from CFBStats

New entries: Auburn, Georgia Tech, Washington.

Dropped out: Florida, Texas, Utah St.

Oregon's loss in Palo Alto on Thursday really only codified what the computers have been saying: Alabama and FSU are the two best teams this year. Should these two teams make the title game, it'll be the second year in a row that the TFG #1 and #2 teams meet in the title game. Unlike last year's game, though, this one might actually be competitive. FSU's offense is on par with the A&M squad that took 10 years off Nick Saban's life, but their defense allows points at about half the rate as the Aggies.

Baylor continues to run rampant through a down year in the Big XII. I know the common meme is that a resurgent Texas squad might give the Bears a boost in the rankings -- both in people's minds as well as the computers -- but by a large margin (15) Oklahoma State is going to be the biggest challenge for the Bears.

Ohio State continues to improve, but remains the clear #4 team. Their defense is at a high-level, but not quite elite-level. The likely B1G title game between (4) Ohio State and (6) Michigan State is going to be an interesting battle between an unstoppable force -- the Buckeyes' #4 offense -- and an immovable object -- the Spartans' #2 defense.

Once again I'd like to revisit Kansas State. The Wildcats are now in the TFG top 10, tied with Stanford. With TCU, Kansas, and Oklahoma left on the schedule, Kansas State has a 55.4% chance of finishing 8-3 against FBS teams (and 0-1 against repeat FCS champions North Dakota State).

On a closing note, Georgia and South Carolina continue to cling to each other.


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Week 12: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Navy (0.081); Texas A&M (0.039); Boston College (0.034); Duke (0.034); Auburn (0.033)

Biggest drops: Notre Dame (-0.062); Virginia Tech (-0.061); Connecticut (-0.039); Miami-FL (-0.038); UTEP (-0.033)

Full rankings after the jump.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Week 11: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Houston (0.086); Michigan St. (0.064); Auburn (0.049); North Carolina (0.042); Navy (0.037)

Biggest drops: Syracuse (-0.100); Rutgers (-0.074); UTEP (-0.044); Boston College (-0.043); Georgia Tech (-0.041)

Full rankings after the jump.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Week 10: Full Rankings -- TFG

Biggest jumps: Houston (0.107); Minnesota (0.075); Rice (0.074); Michigan St. (0.071); Auburn (0.071)

Biggest drops: Illinois (-0.140); Nebraska (-0.098); Penn State (-0.094); Boston College (-0.092); TCU (-0.071)

Full rankings after the jump.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Week 4: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Maryland (0.120); Auburn (0.114); Louisville (0.097); Illinois (0.095); UTSA (0.090)

Biggest drops: Arkansas St. (-0.127); Boise St. (-0.117); Kent St. (-0.094); LA Tech (-0.093); Nevada (-0.089)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 3: Full Rankings -- TFG

Biggest jumps: Illinois (0.388); East Carolina (0.332); Auburn (0.240); Washington St. (0.180); UCF (0.120)

Biggest drops: Arkansas St. (-0.265); Cincinnati (-0.210); SDSU (-0.193); Pittsburgh (-0.123); SJSU (-0.118)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Week 14: Full Rankings -- TFG

Biggest jumps: Pittsburgh (0.047); Mississippi (0.042); Hawaii (0.040); Fresno St. (0.040); Memphis (0.036)

Biggest drops: Utah (-0.047); Auburn (-0.046); Rutgers (-0.045); UNLV (-0.040); Washington (-0.038)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week 12: Full Rankings -- TFG

Biggest jumps: Texas State (0.058); SJSU (0.056); Washington (0.055); Tulsa (0.052); Syracuse (0.050)

Biggest drops: Auburn (-0.072); Wake Forest (-0.059); Utah (-0.055); Louisville (-0.046); Western Kentucky (-0.044)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 9: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Syracuse (0.172); Utah St. (0.113); Marshall (0.106); Arizona (0.091); Texas Tech (0.071)

Biggest drops: West Virginia (-0.131); Washington (-0.095); Southern Miss. (-0.089); Auburn (-0.080); Middle Tenn. (-0.074)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week 8: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Maryland (0.137); Arkansas (0.102); Texas State (0.094); Bowling Green (0.076); Oregon St. (0.075)

Biggest drops: Auburn (-0.088); Pittsburgh (-0.083); Army (-0.077); Baylor (-0.074); West Virginia (-0.062)

Full rankings after the jump.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week 4: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: SJSU (0.158); UCLA (0.139); LA-Monroe (0.138); Fresno St. (0.135); Purdue (0.095)

Biggest drops: Arkansas (-0.245); Southern Miss. (-0.224); Houston (-0.214); Colorado (-0.153); Auburn (-0.081)

Full rankings after the jump.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Counting Down the Champions, #8: 2010 Auburn Tigers

[ Sorry for the delay. A combination of holiday travel and a stomach bug held this up, but here we go. ]

Date TFG RBA Away Team       TFG RBA Home Team Plays Odds
TFG / RBA
2010/09/04 103 / 104 Arkansas St. 26 at  33 /  33 Auburn 52 181  91.9% /  86.8%
2010/09/09  31 /  32 Auburn 17 at  39 /  35 Mississippi St. 14 157  40.1% /  63.8%
2010/09/18  21 /  22 Clemson 24 at  31 /  26 Auburn 27 174  52.7% /  55.0%
2010/09/25  22 /  19 South Carolina 27 at  28 /  22 Auburn 35 158  55.9% /  40.0%
2010/10/02 105 / 109 LA-Monroe 3 at  23 /  24 Auburn 52 151  94.1% /  90.5%
2010/10/09  19 /  20 Auburn 37 at  54 /  44 Kentucky 34 157  64.6% /  61.5%
2010/10/16  18 /  22 Arkansas 43 at  17 /  17 Auburn 65 172  61.6% /  54.8%
2010/10/23   9 /  12 LSU 17 at  16 /  14 Auburn 24 159  47.6% /  57.2%
2010/10/30  15 /  13 Auburn 51 at  47 /  48 Mississippi 31 159  61.8% /  70.2%
2010/11/13  18 /  21 Georgia 31 at  13 /  11 Auburn 49 151  61.2% /  51.4%
2010/11/26  13 /  12 Auburn 28 at   3 /   4 Alabama 27 158  25.5% /  23.5%
2010/12/04  14 /  18 South Carolina 17 vs  13 /   8 Auburn 56 158  50.7% /  56.1%
2011/01/10   5 /   4 Oregon 19 vs  10 /   7 Auburn 22 182  42.9% /  65.2%


Auburn Tigers
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2010 0.833 10 0.662 3 30.4 2 16.0 28 166.8 55

Justin
We've discussed this team a few times before. Their whole season was highly improbable, they often won by the skin of their teeth, and they had an absolutely atrocious defense. But just to recap some of the "highlights" of the Auburn season:
What got them through this season was a combination of an efficient offense and a series of freakishly lucky plays. This team wasn't dominating in the way that many of the later teams on our countdown were, and they deservedly end up at the bottom of this list.

Auburn Tigers
Year WinPct SoS Off. Def. Pace
2010 0.957 7 0.545 25 26.1 1 13.0 36 158.9 117

Eddie
Our freshest national title memories come first in this countdown. There's little question that Auburn is the worst national champion of the last decade. Sure, they went undefeated, and that counts for something. However, that understates the way that they managed to go undefeated -- winning close games. The Tigers beat (35) Mississippi State by three, (22) Clemson by three, (45) Kentucky by three, (4) Alabama by one, and (4) Oregon by three. Some of those teams were pretty good, so why the disrespect? First, Auburn didn't play a lick of defense in 2010, and RBA favors teams that play good defense. Second, great teams whip opponents. Auburn simply didn't do that. They were marginally favored in several games and scraped by -- just as expected -- suggesting to the computer that they were properly ranked.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 - 2012 Bowl Previews: Part II


Today is Part II of our 2011 - 2012 bowl preview series. Today we'll examine the
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl
    Auburn Tigers vs Virginia Cavaliers
  • Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl
    Northwestern Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    Ohio Bobcats vs Utah State Aggies
  • Little Caesar's Bowl
    Purdue Boilermakers vs Western Michigan Broncos
  • San Diego Country Credit Union Poinettia Bowl
    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs TCU Horned Frogs
Full previews after the jump ....

Monday, November 28, 2011

Week 14: Full Rankings -- RBA

Biggest jumps: Houston (0.180); North Carolina St. (0.075); Iowa St. (0.067); Temple (0.049); Southern Miss. (0.045)

Biggest drops: Clemson (-0.135); Colorado (-0.070); Auburn (-0.056); Washington (-0.051); Miami-FL (-0.048)

Full rankings after the jump.