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I used to track the lines and rate the teams according to how the line changed from week to week. And I noticed something interesting. Just because a good team lost wasn't necessarily a reason for them to change a team's rating. That got my gears turning. A few years later I designed this system using that theory. It is based on head to head competition. There is no exaggerated margin of victory factor and there is no schedule strength. They are natural in this system.

NOTE:  I have refined my system to better match the description above. All the other ratings are revised to the latest ratings. NCAA Football, however, is still a work in progress. Each day I have time I will update these ratings an additional week. The date below tells you how far along I have gotten. I will have them up to date before the bowls are finished and will be ready for next season. Stop by once a week or so to see how they've changed.

 
NCAA Football Ratings
1 October 2017

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1 Penn State 90.50
2 Alabama 88.75
3 Oklahoma 85.75
4 Clemson 85.00
5 Wisconsin 84.50
6 Oklahoma State 84.00
7 Notre Dame 83.25
8 Washington 83.00
9 Mississippi State 82.75
10 C. Florida 82.50
11 Stanford 81.25
12 Ohio State 81.25
13 Auburn 80.50
14 Georgia 79.75
15 Texas 79.50
16 TCU 79.00
17 USC 78.50
18 Virginia Tech 78.00
19 Miami 78.00
20 South Florida 78.00
21 Purdue 77.75
22 Kansas State 77.00
23 Washington State 76.75
24 Michigan 76.50
25 Oregon 76.50
26 Iowa 75.00
27 Northwestern 75.00
28 Wake Forest 74.75
29 SMU 74.75
30 West Virginia 74.50
31 Louisville 74.25
32 Minnesota 74.25
33 Iowa State 74.00
34 Boise State 74.00
35 NC State 74.00
36 Michigan State 74.00
37 San Diego State 74.00
38 Georgia Tech 73.75
39 UCLA 73.50
40 Memphis 73.50
41 Arizona 73.50
42 Texas A&M 73.50
43 Colorado State 73.25
44 Utah 73.00
45 Florida State 72.75
46 Texas Tech 72.75
47 Houston 72.50
48 Duke 72.50
49 Mississippi 72.25
50 Toledo 72.00
51 South Carolina 72.00
52 Virginia 71.75
53 Colorado 71.75
54 Arizona State 71.75
55 LSU 71.50
56 Boston College 71.00
57 Navy 71.00
58 California 71.00
59 North Carolina 71.00
60 Florida Atlantic 70.75
61 Missouri 70.75
62 Nebraska 70.75
63 Indiana 70.75
64 Kentucky 70.50
65 Arkansas State 70.00
66 Tennessee 69.50
67 Maryland 69.50
68 Florida 69.25
69 C. Michigan 69.00
70 E. Michigan 69.00
71 Troy State 69.00
72 Vanderbilt 68.75
73 Northern Illinois 68.75
74 Arkansas 68.50
75 Fresno State 68.25
76 Rutgers 67.50
77 Syracuse 67.50
78 Southern Miss 67.50
79 App State 67.50
80 Pittsburgh 67.25
81 Tulane 67.00
82 NM State 67.00
83 Texas-SA 67.00
84 W. Michigan 67.00
85 Baylor 66.50
86 Coastal Carolina 66.50
87 Air Force 66.50
88 Buffalo 66.50
89 Ohio 66.25
90 Cincinnati 66.00
91 Marshall 65.75
92 Army 65.25
93 Illinois 65.25
94 Massachusetts 65.00
95 UAB 65.00
96 Idaho 65.00
97 UNLV 65.00
98 Miami OH 65.00
99 La-Monroe 64.50
100 Utah State 64.25
101 BYU 64.00
102 New Mexico 64.00
103 Wyoming 63.50
104 Georgia State 63.50
105 Nevada 63.25
106 W. Kentucky 63.25
107 North Texas 63.00
108 Temple 62.75
109 La-Lafayette 62.75
110 Tulsa 62.50
111 Connecticut 62.00
112 South Alabama 62.00
113 Middle Tenn 62.00
114 Ga Southern 62.00
115 Old Dominion 61.75
116 Louisiana Tech 61.50
117 Kansas 61.00
118 Florida Int'l 60.50
119 Hawaii 59.75
120 Akron 59.00
121 Ball State 58.50
122 East Carolina 58.00
123 Texas State 57.25
124 Oregon State 57.00
125 Bowling Green 56.50
126 Rice 55.50
127 Kent State 55.00
128 UTEP 53.00
129 Charlotte 52.25
130 San Jose State 48.00