NCAA Div 1A Computer Rankings
college football computer rankings employ (what I consider to be) biased strength-of-schedule
algorithms (e.g., Sagarin).
In an attempt to eliminate such biases (primarily for my own amusement), I have developed a computer ranking program
( Visual Basic in Access ) using the algorithm described below in an attempt to derive strength-of-schedule from
won/loss records for both the team being evaluated and that team's opponents.
|Home Win Bonus||0.85||awarded for each win at home, with the premise that a team has a home field advantage|
|Away Win Bonus||1.15||awarded for each win away, with the premise that winning away is more difficult than winning at home|
|Home Loss Penalty||0.4||penalty for losing at home, with the premise that losses should be penalized and a team should win at home|
|Away Loss Penalty||0.2||penalty for losing away, with the premise that losses should be penalized but a loss away is not as bad as a loss at home|
|Margin for bonus||8||Minimum number of points by which to win to receive "style points," with the premise that winning by more than a touchdown shows some strength|
|Score Margin Bonus||0.3||"Style points" for winning by at least the Margin For Bonus|
|Opponent Win Multiplier||0.333333||Fraction of each defeated opponent's win, with the premise that some strength is shown by defeating an opponent which has a good win record|
No "style points" for win over non-Div 1A opponents.
A penalty of -1 is awarded for a loss to a non-Div 1A opponent.
Ranking Text Files
2007 Week 10
2007 Week 11
2007 Week 12
2006 Week 9
2006 Week 10
2006 Week 11
2006 Week 12
2006 Week 13