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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Week 3 FBS College Football Rankings 2016-2017 by SportPundit

Week 3 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

These are our college football rankings after Week 3 of the 2016 season, constituting "Week 3" according to the ESPN and NCAA.com numbering, whereas Yahoo Sports e.g. has it as Week 4 due to the game in Australia.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, which we calibrate primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, which we take as the average rank of the opponents played (we multiply the calculated, adjusted rank by 3, divide by 100, and subtract that from the NAYPPA). Note that our calculation is not the same as the Sagarin or Massey "RANK" of schedule difficulty, which is a different calculation. Other adjustments can also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com or college and university football athletic pages online, as linked below for each team.

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Week 3 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Week
3
RANK
2016
-2017
by 
Sport
Pundit






TEAM
Name








(# = head
coaching
change



  NAYPPA
net
average
yards per play
advantage
offense
over
defense
stats from
cfbstats.com

(our
calculation)


yards
per
play
offense via
cfbstats
.com

the links
below
are
to the
school
sites

yards
per
play
defense via
cfbstats
.com



Schedule
difficulty 

based on
Massey
Ratings,
Sagarin,

and our
own
ratings of
average
rank of opponents played 
(*=
adjusted)

Won-loss
record (W-L)
for the
2016
-2017
season


2016
-2017

Team
Rating
by
Sport
Pundit









1 Louisville 5.3

9.39
4.06

130**
3-0
+1.4
2 Ohio State 3.1

7.05
4.00

60
3-0
+1.3
3
Alabama
1.6

6.42
4.80

30
3-0
+0.7
4 Toledo # 3.6

7.72
4.13

105
3-0
+0.4
5Stanford  1.0

6.09
5.13

30
2-0
+0.1
6 Michigan 1.9

6.40
4.55

60
3-0
+0.1
7 Clemson 2.0

5.68
3.68

65
3-0
+0.1
8 Houston 0.6

5.29
4.68

20**
3-0
+0.1
9 Boise State 2.7


7.49
4.80

85
2-0
+0.1
10 Michigan State 1.4

6.34
4.98

50*
2-0
-0.1
11 Wisconsin
0.4


5.66
5.22


40***

3-0

-0.2

12 LSU 1.0

5.76
4.74

35
2-1
-0.2
13 Miami (Florida) # 5.2

8.29
3.10

180***
3-0
-0.2
14 Texas A&M 2.1

6.45
4.39

80

3-0

-0.3

15Florida3.5

6.13
2.59

130*
2-0
-0.4
16 Auburn 0.1

5.58
5.47

25*
1-2
-0.6
17 Georgia # 0.3

5.53
5.24

30***
3-0
-0.6
18 Tennessee 0.4

5.11
4.70

35***
3-0
-0.6
19 Oklahoma1.3

6.87
5.62

50*
1-2
-0.6
20 Baylor #
2.6


6.17
3.56


105

3-0

-0.6

21 Arkansas 0.7

5.64
4.94

45*
3-0
-0.6
22 TCU 1.4

6.89
5.54

60
2-1
-0.6
23 Washington 3.5

7.09
3.62

135
3-0
-0.6
24 West Virginia 1.8

6.82
5.01

80*
2-0
-0.6
25 Texas 0.6

5.98
5.34

40*
2-1
-0.6
26 Notre Dame 0.1

6.11
5.99

15*
1-2
-0.6
27
Florida State
-0.7

5.64
6.37

0***
2-1
-0.7
28 Mississippi 0.8

6.58
5.79

45*
1-2
-0.7
29 Kansas State 1.5

5.72
4.24

70*
1-1
-0.8
30  C. Michigan 3.1

6.94
3.81

130*
3-0
-0.8
31 Oklahoma State 0.8

6.22
5.39

50*
2-1
-0.9
32 Iowa
1.3


6.48
5.18

65*
2-1
-0.9
33 North Carolina 2.0

7.59
5.58

90*
2-1
-0.9
34 Oregon 2.7

7.68
4.99

115*
2-1
-0.9

35 Virginia Tech # 2.2

5.58
3.34

100*
2-1
-1.0
36 UCLA 0.8

5.52
4.74

55*
2-1
-1.1
37 Utah  1.8

6.03
4.19

95*
3-0
-1.1
38 South Florida 2.8

7.11
4.28

130*
3-0
-1.1
39 Mississippi St.
0.6


5.57
4.97


45*

1-2

-1.1

40 Missouri # 1.3

6.25
4.95

70*
1-2
-1.2
41 San Diego State 1.5

6.61
5.10

95*
3-0
-1.3
42 California 0.1

6.62
6.52

40*
2-1
-1.3
43 Colorado 2.4

6.15
3.78

120*
2-1
-1.4
44 W. Kentucky (WKU) 1.6

6.76
5.15

100*
2-1
-1.6
45 BYU  # -0.7

4.66
5.37

20*
1-2
-1.7
46 USC # -1.3

4.64
5.91

0***
1-2
-1.7
47 Pittsburgh -0.3

5.50
5.83

45*
2-1
-1.8
48 Penn State 0.8

5.93
5.12

80*
2-1
-1.8
49 Arizona State
0.0


6.52
6.50


60***
3-0
-1.8
50 Georgia Tech 1.5

6.48
5.00

110*
3-0
-1.8
51 Texas Tech 1.6

8.05
6.43

105*
2-1
-1.8
52 Nebraska 0.9

6.18
5.33

90*
3-0
-1.8
53 South Carolina #
-0.7


4.66
5.39

30*
2-1
-1.8
54 East Carolina # 0.7

6.94
6.27

75*
2-1
-1.8
55 N.C. State 1.6

6.76
5.13

105*
2-1
-1.8
56 Louisiana Tech 1.7

7.50
5.76

105*
1-2
-1.8
57 West. Michigan 0.6

6.24
5.62

80*
3-0
-1.8
58 Tulsa 0.0

5.19
5.20

60*
2-1
-2.0
59 SMU 1.5

6.29
4.76

100*
2-1
-2.0
60 Akron 1.7

7.57
5.87

125*
2-1
-2.2
61 Washington St. -0.3

6.25
6.58

55***
1-2
-2.3
62 Navy 1.6

6.93
5.37

130*
3-0
-2.3
63 Arizona  1.2

6.67
5.51

115*
2-1

-2.4
64 Troy 1.2

5.99
4.76

115*
2-1
-2.5
65 Indiana 1.0

6.18
5.16

115*
2-0
-2.5
66 Northwestern -0.2

4.82
4.97

65*
1-2
-2.5
67 Minnesota # 1.2

5.82
4.67

125*
2-0
-2.6
68 Southern Miss # 1.6

6.08
4.49

135*
2-1
-2.6
69 Appalachian St. -1.4

4.60
6.03

30***
1-2
-2.7
70 Air Force 1.7

6.59
4.90

145*
2-0
-2.7
71 Cincinnati 0.5

5.80
5.33

100*
2-1
-2.7
72 Mid. Tennessee 2.3

6.55
4.25

160***
2-1
-2.7
73 Syracuse # -1.7

5.44
7.17

20***
1-2
-2.7
74 Boston College 0.3

4.53
4.24

85***
1-2
-2.7
75 Kentucky 1.1

7.23
6.14

115*
1-2
-2.7
76 Maryland # 1.6

6.46
4.91

145*
3-0
-2.7
77 Arkansas St. -1.9

4.94
6.88

10***
0-3
-2.8
78 Georgia South. # 1.4

5.97
4.58

140*
3-0
-2.8
79 Utah State
0.8


5.63
4.81


115*

2-1

-2.8

80 Iowa State # -1.1

4.63
5.75

35**
0-3
-2.8
81 Texas State # -2.4

4.34
6.73

0***
1-1
-2.8
82 Ohio -0.2

5.43
5.60

75*

1-2

-2.8

83 Ball State # 0.1

5.19
5.07

90*
2-1
-2.8
84 Memphis # 1.3

5.51
4.20

135*
2-0
-2.8
85 UCF (C. Florida) # 0.3

4.99
4.64

90*
1-2
-2.8
86 Army 0.5

5.97
5.50

110*
3-0
-2.8
87 Vanderbilt -1.9

4.33
6.23

25***
1-2
-3.0
88 UConn -0.7

5.02
5.77

70*
2-1
-3.0
89 Illinois # 0.3

5.93
5.60

100*
1-2
-3.1
90 UNLV 0.2

5.75
5.53

95*
1-2
-3.1
91 Miami (Oh.) 0.2

5.84
6.01

90*
0-3
-3.1
92 Oregon State 0.6

5.07
4.43

120***
1-1
-3.2
93 Marshall 1.2

6.86
5.69

140*
1-1
-3.2
94 Wyoming 0.1

6.07
5.99

105*
2-1
-3.3
95 Temple 0.2

4.87
4.71

105*
1-2
-3.3

96 Old Dominion 0.5

5.76
5.28

115*
1-2
-3.3
97 Virginia # -1.5

5.15
6.63

45*
0-3
-3.4
98 Purdue 0.5

6.16
5.62

125*
1-1
-3.5
99 San Jose St. -0.7

5.88
6.60

80*
1-2
-3.5

100 Colorado St. -0.1

5.47
5.56

105*
2-1
-3.5
101 Wake Forest -0.3

4.70
4.39

105*
3-0
-3.5
102 Duke 0.7

5.20
4.49

125*
1-2
-3.5
103 Nevada 0.0

5.83
5.84

110*
2-1
-3.5
104 Louis.-Monroe # 
0.2


5.96
5.80


110*

1-2

-3.5
105 Georgia State -0.9

4.64
5.50

70*
0-3
-3.6
106 UTEP -0.5

5.53
6.01

95*
1-2
-3.7
107 North. Illinois
-1.4

5.08
6.51

55*
0-3
-3.7
108 North Texas # -2.3

4.21
6.50

35***
1-2
-3.7
109 Louis.-Lafayette 0.3

5.96
5.67

125*
2-1
-3.7
110 Buffalo 0.2

5.46
5.31

115*
0-2
-3.7
111 Tulane # 0.3

5.16
4.86

120*
1-2
-3.7
112 Fresno State -1.0

4.84
5.90

80*
1-2
-3.8
113  Kansas 1.0

5.90
4.86

150*
1-2
-3.9
114 UMass -1.3

3.68
5.01

75*
1-2
-3.9
115 Rutgers # -0.2

5.16
5.39

115*
2-1
-3.9
116 New Mexico St. -1.8

5.24
7.03

65*

1-2

-3.9
117 Rice -2.8

4.42
7.21

20***
0-3
-4.0
118 South Alabama -1.5

5.37
6.68

70*
1-2
-4.0
119 Idaho
(transitioning
to FCS)
-1.3

4.64
5.98

80*
1-2
-4.1
120 Fl. Int'l FIU  -1.1

4.99
6.06

80*
0-3
-4.1
121  Fl. Atlantic -2.4

4.14
6.56

45**
1-2
-4.1
122 Bowling Gr. # -2.2

4.53
6.71

50***
1-2
-4.1
123 UTSA # -0.1

5.08
5.19

120*
1-2
-4.1
124 Kent State 0.0

4.21
4.25


70*
1-2
-4.1
125 E. Michigan 0.6

5.75
5.17

150*
2-1
-4.1
126 Hawaii # -1.8

5.63
7.46

55*
1-3
-4.1
127 New Mexico 1.5

6.54
5.00

175***
1-2
-4.1
128
Charlotte 49ers -1.7

4.93
6.66

90***
1-2
-4.8
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