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.

Here is the rank summary for posterity:

Alabama Crimson Tide 1
Georgia Bulldogs 2
Clemson Tigers 3
USC Trojans 4
TCU Horn Frogs 5
Penn State Nittany Lions 5
Washington State Cougars 7
Washington Huskies 8
Miami Huricanes 9
NC State Wolfpack 9
South Florida Bulls 9
Michigan Wolverines 9
Ohio State Buckeyes 9
Wisconsin Badgers 9
Stanford Cardinal 9
South Carolina Gamecocks 16
LSU Tigers 17
UCF Knights 18
Oklahoma Sooners 19
San Diego State Aztecs 20
Virgina 21
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22
Duke Bluedevils 23
Oklahoma State Cowboys 24
Virgina Tech 25
Kentucky Wildcats 25

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The Internet's Official Top 25

Current Ranksort descending Title High Rank Last Rank
1 Clemson 1 1
2 Alabama 1 3
3 Notre Dame 1 2
4 Ohio State 1 4
5 Oklahoma 2 5
6 UCF 3 5
7 Georgia 3 5
8 Washington 8 12
9 Washington State 4 5
9 Michigan 4 8
10 Penn State 4 12
13 Texas 4 11
14 Kentucky 3 17
14 Northwestern 14 16
15 LSU 2 10
17 West Virginia 3 10
18 Fresno State 8 25
19 Syracuse 11 22
20 Florida 7 17
20 Utah 11 18
21 Mississippi State 20 23
22 Iowa 13 24
23 Cincinatti 11 25
23 UAB
25 Missouri