The Pi-Rate Ratings

December 10, 2011

PiRate Ratings: College Football Bowls 2011-12

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Check Back Monday For Round One Of Simulated College Playoffs

The first round of the 2011-12 college football simulated playoffs were simulated Friday, and the results will be posted Monday, December 12.  Check back to see which four teams won and which four lost as we pare down from the Dandy Dozen to the Elite Eight.

 

Now to get back to reality, here are the ratings for the real season—the one that ends with 34 dull bowls and one that means anything.

 

Even the old pre-BCS system would be preferable to the way things are today.  The New Year’s bowl games are not worth tuning in any more.  The one event that is meaningful on New Year’s is the NHL Winter Classic.

 

Let’s look at how New Year’s Day (actually January 2 this year) might have been if the old system was still in place.

 

Sugar Bowl:  L S U vs. Stanford

Cotton Bowl: Kansas State vs. Alabama

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Orange Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Clemson

 

These four games would all be meaningful, and three of the four could have played a part in the National Championship.  If Stanford upset LSU in the early game, then Alabama and Oklahoma State would still have a shot at the title, and all four teams could have ended up with one of the big four or five national championships.  In our opinion, it is better to have split champions than to exclude a team from having a chance.  It is much better for the bowls, because to be frank, we will not watch the first 34 bowls.  On New Year’s Day, we will have NFL Playoffs this year, but we will not watch the bowls on January 2; there is nothing entertaining about them, especially with one game being played against two 6-6 teams.

 

Final Regular Season PiRate Ratings

#

Team

PiRate

1

L S U

139.6

2

Alabama

135.1

3

Oklahoma St.

131.5

4

Southern Cal

130.9

5

Oregon

128.3

6

Stanford

127.2

7

Wisconsin

126.8

8

Arkansas

123.6

9

Oklahoma

121.6

10

Florida St.

120.3

11

Boise St.

120.0

12

Michigan

119.2

13

Michigan St.

118.9

14

TexasA&M

118.5

15

Georgia 

116.8

16

Baylor

116.8

17

Notre Dame

116.7

18

S. Carolina

115.9

19

T C U

114.5

20

Houston

114.4

21

Kansas St.

113.9

22

California

113.9

23

Clemson

113.6

24

Missouri

113.6

25

Texas

113.1

26

Nebraska

112.0

27

Virginia Tech

111.5

28

Vanderbilt

111.3

29

B Y U

111.0

30

Florida 

110.6

31

LouisianaTech

109.3

32

Utah

109.0

33

Arizona St.

108.9

34

Southern Miss.

108.8

35

Miami(FL)

108.8

36

Mississippi St.

108.7

37

Washington

108.5

38

Ohio St.

108.1

39

Nevada

107.6

40

W. Virginia

106.9

41

Cincinnati

106.5

42

Tulsa

106.4

43

Georgia Tech

105.8

44

N. Carolina St.

105.7

45

Penn St.

105.4

46

U C L A

105.4

47

BostonColl.

105.1

48

N. Carolina

105.0

49

Pittsburgh

104.6

50

Oregon St.

104.4

51

Iowa

104.3

52

Iowa St.

103.9

53

Louisville

103.7

54

Auburn

103.5

55

Northwestern

103.3

56

Virginia

102.8

57

Arizona

102.8

58

Washington St.

102.1

59

Tennessee

101.7

60

S. Florida

100.6

61

Air Force

100.4

62

WakeForest

100.3

63

Toledo

99.9

64

Temple

99.4

65

Rutgers

98.8

66

Utah St.

98.4

67

Purdue

98.3

68

Illinois

98.0

69

San Diego St.

97.3

70

Minnesota

97.2

71

Connecticut

97.1

72

TexasTech

96.9

73

Arkansas St.

95.8

74

Colorado

95.4

75

Wyoming

95.3

76

Western Michigan

95.3

77

Duke

95.3

78

Central Florida

95.2

79

Kentucky

94.9

80

Navy

94.9

81

Northern Illinois

94.8

82

San Jose St.

93.6

83

S M U

91.9

84

Maryland

91.6

85

East Carolina

91.4

86

Syracuse

91.2

87

Fresno St.

91.1

88

Hawaii

90.6

89

Miami(O)

90.2

90

WesternKy.

89.6

91

OhioU

89.3

92

FloridaInt’l

89.2

93

Kansas

89.1

94

Ole Miss

88.7

95

UL-Lafayette

86.8

96

UL-Monroe

86.0

97

U T E P

85.5

98

Marshall

84.9

99

North Texas

84.8

100

Bowling Green

84.2

101

Rice

83.9

102

Colorado St.

83.9

103

Army

83.5

104

Ball St.

82.9

105

Eastern Michigan

82.0

106

Indiana

82.0

107

Kent St.

81.9

108

Idaho

81.5

109

New Mexico St.

80.7

110

U A B

78.8

111

U N L V

76.9

112

Central Michigan

76.5

113

Buffalo

76.0

114

Troy

74.6

115

New Mexico

71.0

116

Tulane

70.5

117

Memphis

68.0

118

MiddleTennessee

67.2

119

FloridaAtlantic

64.0

120

Akron

57.4

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

FloridaState

5-3

8-4

120.3

Clemson   √

6-2

10-3

113.6

North CarolinaState

4-4

7-5

105.7

BostonCollege

3-5

4-8

105.1

WakeForest

5-3

6-6

100.3

Maryland

1-7

2-10

91.6

       
Coastal Division

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Virginia Tech

7-1

11-2

111.5

Miami-FL

3-5

6-6

108.8

Georgia Tech

5-3

8-4

105.8

North Carolina

3-5

7-5

105.0

Virginia

5-3

8-4

102.8

Duke

1-7

3-9

95.3

 

Big East Conference

 

 

 

 

Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

West Virginia   √

5-2

9-3

106.9

Cincinnati

5-2

9-3

106.5

Pittsburgh

4-3

6-6

104.6

Louisville

5-2

7-5

103.7

South Florida

1-6

5-7

100.6

Rutgers

4-3

8-4

98.8

Connecticut

3-4

5-7

97.1

Syracuse

1-6

5-7

91.2

 

Big Ten

       
Leaders Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Wisconsin   √

6-2

11-2

126.8

PennState

6-2

9-3

105.4

OhioState

3-5

6-6

108.1

Illinois

2-6

6-6

98.0

Purdue

4-4

6-6

98.3

Indiana

0-8

1-11

82.0

       
Legends Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Michigan

6-2

10-2

119.2

MichiganState

7-1

10-3

118.9

Nebraska

5-3

9-3

112.0

Iowa

4-4

7-5

104.3

Northwestern

3-5

6-6

103.3

Minnesota

2-6

3-9

97.2

 

Big 12

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

OklahomaState   √

8-1

11-1

131.5

Oklahoma

6-3

9-3

121.6

TexasA&M

4-5

6-6

118.5

Baylor

6-3

9-3

116.8

KansasState

7-2

10-2

113.9

Missouri

5-4

7-5

113.6

Texas

4-5

7-5

113.1

IowaState

3-6

6-6

103.9

TexasTech

2-7

5-7

96.9

Kansas

0-9

2-10

89.1

 

Conference USA

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Southern Mississippi   *

6-2

11-2

108.8

Central Florida

3-5

5-7

95.2

East Carolina

4-4

5-7

91.4

Marshall

5-3

6-6

84.9

U A B

3-5

3-9

78.8

Memphis

1-7

2-10

68.0

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Houston

8-0

12-1

114.4

Tulsa

7-1

8-4

106.4

S M U

5-3

7-5

91.9

U T E P

2-6

5-7

85.5

Rice

3-5

4-8

83.9

Tulane

1-7

2-11

70.5

 

Independents

       
Team

 

Overall

Rating

Notre Dame  

8-4

116.7

B Y U  

9-3

111.0

Navy  

4-7

95.4

Army  

3-8

83.0

 

Mid American Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Temple

5-3

8-4

99.4

Miami(O)

3-5

4-8

90.2

OhioU

6-2

9-4

89.3

Bowling Green

3-5

5-7

84.2

Kent St.

4-4

5-7

81.9

Buffalo

2-6

3-9

76.0

Akron

0-8

1-11

57.4

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Toledo

7-1

8-4

99.9

Western Michigan

5-3

7-5

95.3

Northern Illinois   * 

7-1

10-3

94.8

BallState

4-4

6-6

82.9

Eastern Michigan

4-4

6-6

82.0

Central Michigan

2-6

3-9

76.5

 

Mountain West Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

BoiseState

6-1

11-1

120.0

T C U   *

7-0

10-2

114.5

Air Force

3-4

7-5

100.4

San DiegoState

5-3

8-4

97.3

Wyoming

5-2

8-4

95.3

ColoradoState

1-6

3-9

83.9

UNLV

1-6

2-10

76.9

New Mexico

1-6

1-11

71.0

 

Pac-12 Conference

       
North Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Oregon   √

8-1

11-2

128.3

Stanford

8-1

11-1

127.2

California

4-5

7-5

113.9

Washington

5-4

7-5

108.5

OregonState

3-6

3-9

104.4

WashingtonState

2-7

4-8

102.1

       
South Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

U S C

7-2

10-2

130.9

Utah

4-5

7-5

109.0

ArizonaState

4-5

6-6

108.9

U C L A

5-4

6-7

105.4

Arizona

2-7

4-8

102.8

Colorado

2-7

3-10

95.4

 

Southeastern Conference

East Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

Georgia

7-1

10-3

116.8

South Carolina

6-2

10-2

115.9

Vanderbilt

2-6

6-6

111.3

Florida

3-5

6-6

110.6

Tennessee

1-7

5-7

101.7

Kentucky

2-6

5-7

94.9

       
West Division      
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

L S U   √

8-0

13-0

139.6

Alabama

7-1

11-1

135.1

Arkansas

6-2

10-2

123.6

MississippiState

2-6

6-6

108.7

Auburn

4-4

7-5

103.5

Ole Miss

0-8

2-10

88.7

 

Sunbelt Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

ArkansasState   *

8-0

10-2

95.8

Western Kentucky

7-1

7-5

89.6

FloridaInternational

5-3

8-4

89.2

U.ofLouisiana

6-2

8-4

86.8

Louisiana-Monroe

3-5

4-8

86.0

North Texas

4-4

5-7

84.8

Troy

2-6

3-9

74.6

MiddleTennessee

1-7

2-10

67.2

FloridaAtlantic

0-8

1-11

64.0

 

Western Athletic Conference

       
Team

Conf.

Overall

Rating

LouisianaTech   *

6-1

8-4

109.3

Nevada

5-2

7-5

107.6

UtahState

5-2

7-5

98.4

San JoseState

3-4

5-7

93.6

FresnoState

3-4

4-9

91.1

Hawaii

3-4

6-7

90.6

Idaho

1-6

2-10

81.5

New MexicoState

2-5

4-9

80.7

 

2011-12 PiRate Spreads For Bowls

     

PiRate Spread

 

 

Bowl Favorite Underdog

Score

Line

New Mexico Temple Wyoming

4.1

28-24

6 1/2

Famous Idaho Potato Utah State Ohio U

9.1

30-21

3   

New Orleans San Diego St. Louisiana-Lafayette

8.5

33-24

5   

Beef O’Brady’s Florida Int’l Marshall

5.3

24-19

4   

Poinsettia T C U Louisiana Tech

5.2

28-23

10 1/2

MAACO Boise St. Arizona St.

11.1

38-27

14   

Hawaii Southern Miss. Nevada

1.2

35-34

6   

Independence Missouri North Carolina

8.6

28-19

4 1/2

Little Caesar’s Pizza Purdue Western Mich.

3.0

31-28

2 1/2

Belk North Carolina St. Louisville

4.0

27-23

2 1/2

Military Air Force Toledo

0.5

35-34

-3   

Holiday California Texas

0.8

22-21

-3 1/2

Champs Sports Florida St. Notre Dame

4.6

26-21

3   

Alamo Baylor Washington

9.3

41-32

9   

Armed Forces B Y U Tulsa

4.6

38-33

2 1/2

Pinstripe Iowa St. Rutgers

3.1

27-24

-2   

Music City Mississippi St. Wake Forest

8.4

20-12

6 1/2

Insight Oklahoma Iowa

17.3

34-17

14   

Meineke Car Care of Texas Texas A&M Northwestern

16.2

44-28

10   

Sun Utah Georgia Tech

3.2

34-31

-3 1/2

Kraft Fight Hunger U C L A Illinois

7.4

28-21

-2 1/2

Liberty Vanderbilt Cincinnati

4.8

31-26

2 1/2

Chick-fil-A Auburn Virginia

0.7

24-23

1   

TicketCity Houston Penn State

9.0

29-20

5 1/2

Capital One South Carolina Nebraska

3.9

20-16

2   

Gator Florida Ohio St.

4.5

21-16

2   

Outback Michigan St. Georgia

2.1

30-28

-3 1/2

Rose Oregon Wisconsin

1.5

37-35

6   

Fiesta Oklahoma St. Stanford

4.3

42-38

3 1/2

Sugar Michigan Virginia Tech

7.7

24-16

2   

Orange Clemson West Virginia

6.7

31-24

3 1/2

Cotton Arkansas Kansas St.

9.7

34-24

7 1/2

BBVA Compass Pittsburgh S M U

12.7

27-14

5   

GoDaddy.com Arkansas St. Northern Illinois

1.0

29-28

1 1/2

National Championship L S U Alabama

6.5

16-9

1   

 

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