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Week 11 - Notre Who?

The Internet asked to express its utter confusion at Notre Dame being ranked at #8 in the CFP poll.  Notre Dame has never broke the top 10 in its poll, and certainly doesn't understand why it's top 10 still after suffereing its second loss.  I tried to explain the concept of marketability but It isn't buying it.

Week 10 - No Loss For Losing

The biggest thing I'm noticing with The Internet's ranking is that it really doesn't penalize losing enough. Or maybe the national ratings punish losing too much for this point in the season. But if you were wondering why South Carolina and Arizona are hanging around, they have been successful overall in their conference. The Internet insists that everyone insists that everyone thinks this is really important so that's what It's going with this season. It also rates UCF, San Diego State and Memphis's conference wins as less important than other team's.

Week 9 - Compared to the Pros

Well, the big national rankings are out.  The Interent's are different:

 

Week 8 - A Formula Change

You may notice some of the lower rankings are a lot more similar to most of the national ratings. One of the reasons is that The Internet changed its philosophy a little bit. Here is The Internet's explanation:

Week 7 - Duke Won't Go Away

It was personally very sad to see Washington State lose this week. I had such high hopes for them. Alas.

Beyond that, their loss really threw The Internet's rankings into a jumble. Its explanation is, "the philosophy I have seen is that teams should not be punished for losing against conference opponents as heavily as non-conference opponents. Therefore conference losses are penalized less seriously." It's an interesting thought, but it does leave to weird things like Duke STILL being ranked. Although I guess their Elo is actually relatively healthy, so it's not THAT weird.

Week 6: Not THAT Weird

Sorry for not updating much the past two weeks.

Anyway, I delayed this week's update a few days, because I thought that because ESPN was having a college football ranking show, that the rank was out this week.  I thought it might be fun to compare it to those.  However, that ranking did not come out, ESPN just had a useless special.  The worldwide leader in White Supremacy ruins another day. 

Week 5

Rome was just lazy last week. I did it for him.

Week 4

Sorry, I was extremly busy last weekend, but the Internet did not sleep.  Here is the rankings for week 4:

 

Week 3: Bad Team Paradise

To me, a rattings system may not be perfect when Cal and Duke are near the top.  But maybe The Internet knows something I don't know.  After all, both those schools were predicted to be pretty awful, but so far look pretty decent.  Maybe The Internet has stumbled on to some sort of secret that the rest of us cannot understand.   

EDIT: Apparently San Diego State should be ranked "2.5. place."  I tried to explain to The Internet that this isn't how this works but It was not hearing it.  

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