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 Alabama 1 7
1 UCF 1 5
1 Wisconsin 1 3
4 Georgia 2 4
5 Clemson 1 1
5 Oklahoma 2 2
7 Ohio State 2 8
8 Penn State 2 9
9 TCU 2 12
10 Boise State 10 25
11 Washington 4 10
12 USC 2 6
13 Miami 1 11
14 Northwestern 14 15
15 Notre Dame 8 21
16 South Florida 8 26
17 Auburn 14 15
18 Oklahoma State 12 19
19 Michigan State 19 20
20 NC State 10 28
21 South Carolina 1 27
22 Duke 3 29
23 Army 23
24 Troy 24
25 Washington State 2 17