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Monday, December 05, 2016

Pre- Bowl Game College Football Team Ratings & Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

College Football Pre-Bowl Game Ratings & Rankings FBS 2016-2017
by SportPundit

These are our final pre-bowl college football rankings of the 2016 season based on stats available after the conference championship game weekend.

The current stats of Alabama make it one of the best college football teams of all time, according to our yards per play analysis. It is very likely that Alabama will win the national championship this year.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, which we calibrate primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty. Other adjustments can also be 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.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning -- for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

Pre-Bowl College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Pre-Bowl RANK 2016-2017 by Sport PunditTEAM
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.comSchedule difficulty based on Massey Ratings, Sagarin, &
our ratings of average rank of opponents
x 3 / 100
is deducted
from NAYPPA
(*=adjusted)
Won-loss record (W-L) for the 2016-2017 season -
0.2
rating
points
deducted
per loss)
Pre-Bowl
2016-2017 Team Rating by Sport Pundit
1Alabama2.76.623.9430*13-0+1.8
2Ohio State1.96.154.2430*10-1+0.8
3Michigan2.06.064.0630*10-2+0.7
4Clemson1.76.354.6130*10-1+0.6
5USC #1.26.395.220***9-3+0.6
6Washington2.67.134.5760*12-1+0.6
7Penn State1.56.434.8925*11-2+0.3
8Wisconsin0.45.374.940***10-3+0.3
9LSU # 2.06.824.8630*7-4+0.3
10Oklahoma1.67.555.9530*10-2+0.3
11Louisville2.87.464.6170*9-3+0.1
12Auburn1.46.264.8820**8-4+0.0
13Florida State1.0 6.495.4520*9-3-0.2
14W. Virginia1.16.635.5830*10-2-0.2
15Colorado0.95.594.6920*10-3-0.3
16Stanford0.55.865.3610**9-3-0.4
17Florida0.45.144.7710**8-4-0.7
18Wash. St.0.16.276.160***8-4-0.7
19Pittsburgh0.66.676.0320*8-4-0.8
20Texas A&M0.96.405.4730*8-4-0.8
21N. Carolina1.46.775.4245*8-4-0.8
22Iowa0.05.245.2310***8-4-1.1
23Tennessee 0.56.405.9430*8-4-1.2
24Houston0.75.464.7945*9-3-1.2
25Virg. Tech #0.85.785.0140*9-4-1.2
26Miami (Fl.) #1.56.334.8165*8-4-1.3
27S. Florida1.57.295.7980**10-2-1.3
28Okla. St.0.76.706.0150*9-3-1.4
29Boise State2.07.115.10100***10-2-1.4
30Kansas St.-0.15.665.7520***8-4-1.5
31 Nebraska0.05.435.4035*9-3-1.6
32Ga. Tech 0.76.605.8550*8-4-1.6
33Georgia# 0.15.375.3025*7-5-1.6
34W. Michigan1.06.785.7585*13-0-1.6
35Northwestern0.05.255.2820*6-6-1.6
36Temple1.56.054.6085*10-3-1.6
37Utah0.15.745.6735*8-4-1.7
38 Arkansas-0.86.126.910***7-5-1.8
39Mississippi0.06.166.1815***5-7-1.8
40TCU0.76.175.4645*6-6 -1.8
41S. Diego St1.66.484.9095*10-3-1.8
42BYU#-0.25.385.6030***8-4-1.9
43N.C. State0.55.765.2540*6-6-1.9
44UCLA0.65.434.8630*4-8-1.9
45Indiana0.75.695.0050*6-6-2.0
46Michigan St.0.15.645.5310*3-9-2.0
47Navy0.46.826.4465*9-3-2.1
48Tulsa0.66.095.5170*8-3-2.1
49Toledo #1.37.225.8895*9-3-2.1
50 Memphis #0.76.275.6165*8-4-2.1
51W. Kentucky 2.57.645.12135*10-3-2.1
52California-0.85.956.710*5-7-2.2
53Notre Dame0.76.075.4045*4-8-2.2
54Minnesota #0.45.294.8960*8-4-2.2
55Texas0.35.905.6340*5-7-2.3
56Oregon0.26.616.4130**4-8-2.3
57Kentucky0.36.245.9555*6-5-2.3
58Miss. St.-0.16.106.2125*5-7-2.3
59Appal. St. 1.26.064.9095*8-3-2.3
60S. Carolina #-0.35.155.4435*6-5-2.4
61LA Tech1.97.565.68110*8-5-2.4
62Texas Tech-0.56.527.0520*5-7-2.5
63Baylor # 0.66.135.5365*6-6 -2.5
64Air Force0.35.995.7475*9-3-2.5
65Troy0.85.825.0490*9-3-2.5
66Wake Forest-0.84.525.3420*6-6-2.6
67Wyoming-0.46.166.6140*8-5-2.6
68Colorado St.0.56.495.9870*7-5-2.6
69UCF #0.04.844.8550*6-6-2.7
70Maryland #-0.15.655.7545*6-6-2.7
71Oregon S.-0.25.525.7630*4-8-2.7
72Iowa State #-0.1 5.915.9730*3-9-2.8
73Missouri #0.36.346.0750*4-8-2.8
74 Vanderbilt -0.65.325.9335*6-6-2.8
75Arizona0.06.086.1035**3-9-2.9
76Mid. Tenn.1.56.885.37120*8-4-2.9
77O. Dominion1.06.395.40110*9-3-2.9
78N. Illinois0.15.865.7960*5-7-3.1
79New Mexico0.66.986.3495*8-4-3.1
80Illinois #-0.25.325.5440*3-9-3.2
81SMU-0.55.496.0045*5-7-3.2
82Arkansas St.0.35.495.1885*7-5-3.2
83Boston C.-0.74.405.0845*6-6-3.2
84Ohio0.35.505.1885*8-5-3.2
85Miami (Oh.)0.45.595.2285*6-6-3.3
86Arizona St.-1.95.217.070*5-7-3.3
87Duke-1.15.156.2920*4-8-3.3
88Syracuse #-1.55.456.9110**4-8-3.4
89E. Michigan 0.25.965.7985*7-5-3.4
90C. Michigan0.35.885.6285*6-6-3.4
91Utah State 0.55.695.2370*3-9-3.4
92Virginia #-1.54.866.330**2-10-3.5
93Army West P1.05.914.96120*6-5-3.6
94Idaho -0.65.446.0175*8-4-3.6
95E. Carolina #-0.56.006.4550*3-9-3.8
96Purdue-1.15.116.2230*3-9-3.8
97Akron-0.15.996.0580*5-7-3.9
98S. Alabama 0.15.675.5795*6-6-3.9
99Cincinnati-0.15.285.3475*4-8-3.9
100UNLV0.15.955.8785*4-8-4.0
101Ball State # -0.75.646.3855*4-8-4.0
102Tulane #-0.54.835.3655*4-8-4.0
103Georgia St. 0.45.314.9185*3-9-4.0
104South. Miss#0.15.985.9395*6-6-4.0
105UTSA # -0.45.365.7380*6-6-4.0
106Hawaii #-0.45.916.3075*6-7-4.0
107Ga. South. #-0.75.245.9465*5-7-4.0
108Bowling G. #-1.25.136.3240***4-8-4.0
109Rice-2.35.167.43***3-9-4.1
110Rutgers #-2.24.136.350**2-10-4.2
111Kent State-0.44.855.2165*3-9-4.2
112Kansas-1.14.966.0440*2-10-4.3
113San Jose St.-1.15.336.4855*4-8-4.3
114LA Lafayette -0.15.115.20100*6-6-4.3
115Nevada-1.15.536.6360*5-7-4.3
116UMass -0.85.336.1355*2-10-4.4
117UTEP-0.16.026.1290**4-8-4.4
118N. Mex. St.-1.15.446.5655*3-9-4.5
119N. Texas # -1.04.996.0070***5-7-4.5
120UConn-0.94.815.7260*3-9-4.5
121Buffalo-0.85.165.9265*2-10-4.7
122Fl. Int'l FIU-0.95.436.3475*4-8-4.7
123Charlotte -1.14.926.0365*4-8-4.7
124Marshall-1.35.046.3555*3-9-4.7
125LA Monroe #-1.55.116.6560*4-8-4.9
126Fl. Atlantic -1.25.706.9165*3-9-4.9
127Fresno St.-1.04.685.7255*1-11-4.9
128Texas St. #-1.94.316.19***2-10-4.9
***Coastal Carolina 0.85.85.1175*10-2-4.9
***UAB -(Blazers back in 2017)
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