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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 After Week 2 by SportPundit

Week 2 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

These are our college football rankings after Week 2 of the 2016 season, "Week 2" according to the ESPN numbering. Some other sports sites say Week 3, which is confusing, and that should be corrected by the other online sites.

Our own ratings below are still highly "provisional". 

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. Other adjustments are also made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online, as linked here for each team, if possible.

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Week 2 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Week
2
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 
(*=
adjusted)

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


2016
-2017

Team
Rating
by
Sport
Pundit









1
Alabama
3.1

6.53
3.41

30*
2-0
+2.2
2 Ohio State 4.2

7.27
3.06

70*
2-0
+2.1
3 Michigan 2.4

6.80
4.40

50*
2-0
+0.9
4Stanford  1.0

5.55
4.59

30*
1-0
+0.1
5 Clemson 0.6

4.99
4.35

20**
2-0
+0.0
6 Arkansas -1.0

4.96
5.99

0***
2-0
+0.0
7 Toledo # 4.0

7.88
3.85

135**
2-0
+0.0
8 Wisconsin
1.0


5.97
5.01


35**

2-0

+0.0

9 Boise State 2.7


7.49
4.80

90*
2-0
+0.0
10 Texas 1.0

5.80
4.76

40*
2-0
-0.2
11 LSU 0.9

5.92
4.98

30*
1-1
-0.2
12 Auburn 1.1

6.21
5.07

40**
1-1
-0.3
13 Georgia # 1.7

6.32
4.59

70*
2-0
-0.4
14 Houston 0.6

5.20
4.61

0***
2-0
-0.4
15Florida2.6

5.94
3.36

100*
2-0
-0.4
16 Tennessee -0.2

4.74
4.98

10*
2-0
-0.5
17 Oklahoma2.1

7.33
5.21

80*
1-1
-0.5
18 Baylor #
2.6


5.91
3.43


105**

2-0

-0.6

19 TCU 0.7

6.97
6.31

40**
1-1
-0.6
20 Miami (Florida) # 4.9

7.82
2.94

185*
2-0
-0.6
21 Michigan State 2.7

6.22
3.53

105*
1-0
-0.6
22 Notre Dame 0.2

5.96
5.75

15*
1-1
-0.6
23 W. Kentucky (WKU) 2.1

7.10
5.04

85*
1-1
-0.6
24
Florida State
0.7

6.21
5.48

45*
2-0
-0.6
25 Washington 3.3

7.07
3.82

130*
2-0
-0.6
26 West Virginia 1.8

6.82
5.01

80*
2-0
-0.6
27 Iowa
2.1


7.23
5.11

90*
2-0
-0.6
28 Louisville 6.0

9.99
3.99

220**
2-0
-0.6
29  C. Michigan 3.1

6.84
3.78

115*
2-0
-0.9
30 Oklahoma State 0.4

5.20
4.85

35*
1-1
-0.9
31 North Carolina -1.2

5.34
6.58

10*
1-1
-1.0
32 Oregon 3.2

8.07
4.88

140*
2-0
-1.0

33 Louisiana Tech 2.8

7.07
4.24

120*
1-1
-1.0
34 Appalachian St. 0.6

5.20
4.64

55*
1-1
-1.1
35 Texas A&M 2.2

6.55
4.34

110*

2-0

-1.1

36 UCLA 0.6

5.83
5.27

50*
1-1
-1.1
37 Utah  1.6

5.67
4.12

90*
2-0
-1.1
38 South Florida 3.4

7.11
3.67

150*
2-0
-1.1
39 Kansas State -1.0

4.59
5.55

0*
0-1
-1.2
40 Mississippi 0.7

6.22
5.57

65*
1-1
-1.4
41 Mississippi St.
1.5


6.19
4.68


90*

1-1

-1.4

42 San Diego State 1.6

6.74
5.14

105*
2-0
-1.4
43 Colorado 3.9

6.64
2.70

180*
2-0
-1.5
44 Navy 2.2

7.96
5.76

130*
2-0
-1.7
45 BYU  # -0.6

5.16
5.71

30*
1-1
-1.7
46 Pittsburgh 0.6

5.02
4.41

80*
2-0
-1.8
47 Penn State 0.6

5.63
5.08

80*
1-1
-1.8
48 Arizona State
-0.5


6.80
7.30


75*
2-0
-1.8
49 Texas Tech 2.2

7.87
5.68

125*
1-1
-1.8
50 Nebraska 2.2

6.73
4.50

135*
2-0
-1.8
51 East Carolina # 1.3

7.71
6.38

105*
2-0
-1.8
52 N.C. State 1.8

6.79
4.98

115*
1-1
-1.8
53 Georgia South. # 2.6

6.66
4.02

145*
2-0
-1.8
54 USC # -1.4

4.16
5.61

0***
1-1
-1.8
55 California 0.1

6.74
6.65

55*
1-1
-1.8
56 West. Michigan 0.5

6.13
5.66

80*
2-0
-1.9
57 Tulsa -0.8

4.61
5.37

30*
1-1
-1.9
58 Missouri # 1.0

6.23
5.24

90*
1-1
-1.9
59 Marshall 5.3

8.55
3.22

240*
0-0
-1.9
60 Virginia Tech # 1.4

5.30
3.86

110*
1-1
-2.1
61 South Alabama -0.5

5.50
5.96

50*
1-1
-2.2
62 Washington St. -1.9

6.16
8.08

0***
0-2
-2.3
63 South Carolina #
-1.0


4.17
5.19

40*
1-1
-2.4
64 Arizona  0.2

5.81
5.62

80*
1-1

-2.4
65 Troy 2.5

6.96
4.51

160*
1-1
-2.5
66 Indiana 1.0

6.18
5.16

115*
2-0
-2.5
67 Illinois # 1.0

6.10
5.10

115*
1-1
-2.5
68 Vanderbilt -1.2

4.25
5.43

35***
1-1
-2.5
69 Northwestern -0.3

4.77
5.08

60*
0-2
-2.5
70 Georgia Tech 0.4

5.64
5.25

100*
2-0
-2.6
71 Minnesota # 1.2

5.82
4.67

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

6.49
4.89

140*
2-0
-2.6
73 Air Force 1.7

6.59
4.90

145*
2-0
-2.7
74 Cincinnati 1.0

6.25
5.27

125*
2-0
-2.7
75 Mid. Tennessee 4.5

6.57
3.95

240***
1-1
-2.7
76 Syracuse # -1.6

5.56
7.21

30***
1-1
-2.7
77 Boston College 2.7

5.68
3.00

***
1-1
-2.7
78 Kentucky -0.4

5.69
6.06

65*
0-2
-2.7
79 Maryland # 2.3

7.17
4.86

165*
2-0
-2.7
80 Arkansas St. -3.2

4.63
7.84

0***
0-2
-2.7
81 Akron 1.2

7.08
5.93

125*
1-1
-2.8
82 Utah State
1.7


6.20
4.48


145*

1-1

-2.8

83 Iowa State # -0.5

4.86
5.31

65**
0-2
-2.8
84 Texas State # -1.0

5.57
6.56

80***
1-0
-2.8
85 Ohio 0.5

5.93
5.48

105*

1-1

-2.8

86 Ball State # 0.3

5.54
5.29

100*
1-1
-2.9
87 Memphis # 1.5

5.56
4.02

180*
1-0
-2.9
88 SMU 1.2

6.30
5.11

130**
1-1
-2.9
89 UCF (C. Florida) # 0.6

4.99
4.41

110*
1-1
-2.9
90 UConn -0.8

5.34
6.13

75*
1-1
-3.0
91 UNLV 2.2

6.93
4.78

170*
1-1
-3.1
92 Miami (Oh.) 0.2

6.12
5.95

95*
0-2
-3.1
93 Bowling Gr. # -2.3

4.45
6.73

0***
1-1
-3.2
94 Army 0.0

5.16
5.14

105*
2-0
-3.2
95 Oregon State 0.5

4.28
3.78

80***
0-1
-3.2
96 New Mexico 2.3

6.99
4.70

180***
1-1
-3.3
97 Wyoming -1.1

5.46
6.57

65*
1-1
-3.3
98 Temple 0.9

4.68
3.79

135*
1-1
-3.3

99 Old Dominion 1.2

5.90
4.66

150*
1-1
-3.3
100 UTEP 0.1

5.26
5.21

105*
1-1
-3.3
101 Virginia # -2.5

5.11
7.61

15***
0-2
-3.4
102 Purdue 0.5

6.16
5.62

125*
1-1
-3.5
103 San Jose St. 0.2

6.68
6.51

115*
1-1
-3.5

104 Colorado St. -1.2

4.13
5.31

70*
1-1
-3.5
105 Wake Forest -0.3

4.70
4.39

120*
1-1
-3.5
106 Duke 1.2

5.41
4.21

150*
1-1
-3.5
107 Nevada 0.1

5.82
5.70

115*
1-1
-3.5
108 North. Illinois
-1.5

5.13
6.59

60*
0-2
-3.7
109  Fl. Atlantic -1.9

4.53
6.41

55**
1-1
-3.7
110 Fl. Int'l FIU  -1.4

5.17
6.60

65*
0-2
-3.7
111 North Texas # -1.3

5.18
6.48

75**
1-1
-3.7
112 Louis.-Lafayette -1.0

4.90
5.89

85*
1-1
-3.7
113 Buffalo 0.5

4.91
4.41

170*
0-1
-3.7
114 Tulane # 0.8

5.48
4.68

145*
1-1
-3.7
115 Fresno State 0.0

4.86
4.84

120*
1-1
-3.8
116 Idaho
(transitioning
to FCS)
-0.6

5.08
5.71

100*
1-1
-3.8
117  Kansas 2.3

6.85
4.58

200*
1-1
-3.9
118 UMass -2.5

2.73
5.20

40*
0-2
-3.9
119 Rutgers # -0.2

4.98
5.15

115*
1-1
-3.9
120 New Mexico St. -1.3

4.62
5.89

80*

1-1

-3.9
121 Georgia State -1.5

4.16
5.70

70*
0-2
-4.0
122 Louis.-Monroe # 
-0.3


6.09
6.39


120*

1-1

-4.1
123 UTSA # 0.5

5.22
4.73

145*
1-1
-4.1
124 Kent State -1.0

3.77
4.76


90*
0-2
-4.1
125 Hawaii # -2.3

5.41
7.72

50*
0-2
-4.2
126 Rice -2.8

4.75
7.59

0***
0-2
-4.8
127
Charlotte 49ers -1.6

5.41
6.98

105***
1-1
-4.9
128 E. Michigan 0.0

5.70
5.73

155*
1-1
-4.9
*** Coastal Carolina (transitioning to FBS) ---

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