The Pi-Rate Ratings

August 31, 2011

PiRate Ratings For Week of September 1-5, 2011

PiRate Ratings—For Games of September 1-5, 2011

 

Is it us, or did this week seem to catch us all by surprise?  It sure feels like there should be another three or four weeks before the season begins.

 

Actually, 45 years ago, the college teams began fall practice around this time and did not play their first game until the Saturday after September 20.  Of course, teams played just 10 games then (some of the Big Ten still played just nine games).

 

With the exception of a few games, most of this week’s opening tilts are real duds.  It could be different if college football took our suggestions and made the opening week of the season a week of bowl classics in lieu of post-season bowl games.

 

See https://piratings.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/the-great-bowlcott/

 

If the bowls were changed to the pre-season, all of them would become vitally important, since every team would be 0-0.  70 teams could open up the season in one of the 35 bowls, and the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl would be every bit as important as the Orange and Fiesta Bowls.  These games could decide seeding for the post-season 12-team or 16-team playoff.

 

Here are the opening PiRate Ratings for week one of the college football season.  For an brief explanation of how we formulate these ratings, go to:

 

https://piratings.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-pirate-ratings-the-hows-and-whys/

 

 

NCAA Top 25 This Week

Rank

Team

PiRate

Won

Lost

1

Oklahoma

132.8

0

0

2

Alabama

132.4

0

0

3

TexasA&M

130.6

0

0

4

Stanford

126.4

0

0

5

Oregon

125.6

0

0

6

L S U

124.6

0

0

7

Notre Dame

123.9

0

0

8

FloridaState

123.3

0

0

9

Arkansas

122.7

0

0

10

BoiseState

121.7

0

0

11

South Carolina

121.6

0

0

12

OklahomaState

119.8

0

0

13

Southern Cal

117.2

0

0

14

MississippiState

117.0

0

0

15

Florida

116.8

0

0

16

Missouri

116.7

0

0

17

ArizonaState

116.6

0

0

18

Nebraska

116.4

0

0

19

Wisconsin

116.2

0

0

20

Virginia Tech

116.1

0

0

21

Auburn

115.6

0

0

22

Miami(Fl)

115.2

0

0

23

Michigan

114.8

0

0

24

PennState

113.4

0

0

25

Arizona

113.1

0

0

   

 

 

 

Note: Ratings rounded to one decimal point

even though I rank them to two decimal points

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

FloridaState

0-0

0-0

123.3

Clemson

0-0

0-0

110.3

BostonCollege

0-0

0-0

109.7

North CarolinaState

0-0

0-0

109.1

Maryland

0-0

0-0

106.5

WakeForest

0-0

0-0

98.5

       
Coastal Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Virginia Tech

0-0

0-0

116.1

Miami-FL

0-0

0-0

115.2

North Carolina

0-0

0-0

106.8

Duke

0-0

0-0

99.8

Virginia

0-0

0-0

97.9

Georgia Tech

0-0

0-0

97.5

 

 

Big East Conference

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Pittsburgh

0-0

0-0

111.5

Cincinnati

0-0

0-0

108.7

West Virginia

0-0

0-0

106.6

Connecticut

0-0

0-0

102.1

South Florida

0-0

0-0

101.4

Syracuse

0-0

0-0

94.8

Rutgers

0-0

0-0

94.5

Louisville

0-0

0-0

92.2

 

 

Big Ten

       
Leaders Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Wisconsin

0-0

0-0

116.2

PennState

0-0

0-0

113.4

OhioState

0-0

0-0

108.1

Illinois

0-0

0-0

107.8

Purdue

0-0

0-0

101.7

Indiana

0-0

0-0

86.5

       
Legends Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Nebraska

0-0

0-0

116.4

Michigan

0-0

0-0

114.8

MichiganState

0-0

0-0

113.5

Iowa

0-0

0-0

107.8

Northwestern

0-0

0-0

101.2

Minnesota

0-0

0-0

101.1

 

 

Big 12

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Oklahoma

0-0

0-0

132.8

TexasA&M

0-0

0-0

130.6

OklahomaState

0-0

0-0

119.8

Missouri

0-0

0-0

116.7

Texas

0-0

0-0

108.3

TexasTech

0-0

0-0

105.5

Baylor

0-0

0-0

104.0

KansasState

0-0

0-0

101.5

IowaState

0-0

0-0

100.9

Kansas

0-0

0-0

95.4

 

 

Conference USA

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Southern Mississippi

0-0

0-0

97.0

East Carolina

0-0

0-0

94.8

Central Florida

0-0

0-0

91.9

U A B

0-0

0-0

89.1

Marshall

0-0

0-0

85.8

Memphis

0-0

0-0

72.0

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Tulsa

0-0

0-0

103.6

S M U

0-0

0-0

102.0

Houston

0-0

0-0

96.7

Rice

0-0

0-0

89.7

Tulane

0-0

0-0

80.9

U T E P

0-0

0-0

76.0

 

 

Independents

       
Team

 

Overall

Rating

Notre Dame  

0-0

123.9

B Y U  

0-0

108.5

Navy  

0-0

96.1

Army  

0-0

86.3

 

 

Mid American Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Miami(O)

0-0

0-0

89.4

Temple

0-0

0-0

84.1

OhioU

0-0

0-0

80.8

Kent St.

0-0

0-0

80.6

Bowling Green

0-0

0-0

78.9

Buffalo

0-0

0-0

71.9

Akron

0-0

0-0

69.7

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Toledo

0-0

0-0

91.4

Western Michigan

0-0

0-0

89.0

Northern Illinois

0-0

0-0

88.5

Central Michigan

0-0

0-0

83.4

BallState

0-0

0-0

76.3

Eastern Michigan

0-0

0-0

69.6

 

 

Mountain West Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

BoiseState

0-0

0-0

121.7

T C U

0-0

0-0

110.0

Air Force

0-0

0-0

106.6

S.D.State

0-0

0-0

100.3

Colo.State

0-0

0-0

92.4

Wyoming

0-0

0-0

90.4

UNLV

0-0

0-0

85.2

New Mexico

0-0

0-0

81.7

 

 

Pac-10 Conference

       
North Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Stanford

0-0

0-0

126.4

Oregon

0-0

0-0

125.6

Washington

0-0

0-0

112.9

OregonState

0-0

0-0

112.9

California

0-0

0-0

111.3

WashingtonState

0-0

0-0

102.8

       
South Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

U S C

0-0

0-0

117.2

ArizonaState

0-0

0-0

116.6

Arizona

0-0

0-0

113.1

U C L A

0-0

0-0

110.9

Utah

0-0

0-0

108.4

Colorado

0-0

0-0

101.8

 

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

South Carolina

0-0

0-0

121.6

Florida

0-0

0-0

116.8

Georgia

0-0

0-0

112.6

Tennessee

0-0

0-0

106.6

Kentucky

0-0

0-0

102.2

Vanderbilt

0-0

0-0

100.0

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Alabama

0-0

0-0

132.4

L S U

0-0

0-0

124.6

Arkansas

0-0

0-0

122.7

MississippiState

0-0

0-0

117.0

Auburn

0-0

0-0

115.6

Ole Miss

0-0

0-0

99.6

 

 

Sunbelt Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

FloridaInternational

0-0

0-0

87.1

Louisiana-Monroe

0-0

0-0

82.3

Troy

0-0

0-0

81.3

ArkansasState

0-0

0-0

81.3

Western Kentucky

0-0

0-0

75.1

MiddleTennessee

0-0

0-0

72.8

North Texas

0-0

0-0

71.9

U.ofLouisiana

0-0

0-0

71.7

FloridaAtlantic

0-0

0-0

68.7

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Nevada

0-0

0-0

101.4

Hawaii

0-0

0-0

98.4

LouisianaTech

0-0

0-0

93.5

FresnoState

0-0

0-0

93.0

San JoseState

0-0

0-0

91.1

UtahState

0-0

0-0

90.2

Idaho

0-0

0-0

88.2

New MexicoState

0-0

0-0

78.8

 

 

This Week’s Games–PiRate & Mean Ratings

   

 

 

 

Thursday, September 1  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

WISCONSIN U n l v

35.5

49-13

35 ½

Mississippi St. MEMPHIS

43.0

52-9

29   

WakeForest SYRACUSE

0.7

27-26

-6   

IDAHO Bowling Green

12.8

31-18

7 ½

FLORIDAINT’L North Texas

18.2

31-13

13   

Kentucky  (n) Western Kentucky

27.1

37-10

19   

   

 

 

 

Friday, September 2  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

T c u BAYLOR

3.0

20-17

6   

   

 

 

 

Saturday, September 3  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

BOSTONCOLLEGE Northwestern

12.0

32-20

3   

AUBURN UtahState

30.4

40-10

22   

OHIOSTATE Akron

42.4

49-7

33 ½

MISSOURI Miami(O)

31.3

45-14

18   

ALABAMA KentState

56.3

56-0

37   

U c l a HOUSTON

11.2

38-27

-3   

MICHIGAN Western Michigan

29.3

42-13

14   

SOUTHERN CAL Minnesota

20.1

30-10

23   

NOTRE DAME South Florida

26.5

41-14

10 ½

B y u OLE MISS

3.9

27-23

3   

STANFORD San JoseState

38.3

52-14

30   

ColoradoState NEW MEXICO

7.7

28-20

5 ½

PITTSBURGH Buffalo

43.1

49-6

30   

South Carolina(n) East Carolina

26.8

48-21

20 ½

CALIFORNIA FresnoState

20.3

37-17

10   

NORTHERN ILLINOIS Army

5.2

21-16

10   

TEXAS Rice

22.6

37-14

23 ½

Indiana(n) BallState

10.2

27-17

6 ½

OKLAHOMA Tulsa

32.2

52-20

24 ½

NEW MEXICOSTATE OhioU

2.5

24-21

-7   

BoiseState(n) Georgia

5.1

28-23

3   

Oregon(n) L s u

4.0

21-17

3   

SOUTHERN MISS LouisianaTech

6.5

27-20

13   

HAWAII Colorado

1.1

28-27

7   

PURDUE MiddleTennessee

32.9

39-6

17 ½

ILLINOIS ArkansasState

30.5

41-10

21   

FLORIDASTATE Louisiana-Monroe

45.0

59-14

29 ½

CLEMSON Troy

32.5

45-12

15 ½

FLORIDA FloridaAtlantic

51.1

51-0

35   

OKLAHOMASTATE U ofLouisiana

52.1

62-10

36 ½

   

 

 

 

Sunday, September 4  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

WEST VIRGINIA Marshall

23.3

35-12

21   

TEXASA&M S m u

31.6

49-17

15 ½

   

 

 

 

Monday, September 5  

PiRate Spread

 

 

Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

Miami(Fl) MARYLAND

1.2

25-24

5 ½

 

 

Coming Tomorrow: Our Free Selections For Week One.  Remember, you get what you paid for!!!

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