The Pi-Rate Ratings

October 10, 2016

College Football Ratings & Spreads For October 12-15, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, it’s the second Monday in October, and the Oktoberfest Parade was a dandy this year.  That doubleheader football classic continues as these words are typed.

The spicy, not sweet, pumpkin pie was delicious again, and the crisp cool weather with snow due by Friday creates the perfect festive environment.  Plus, there are no wild dashes to the stores tomorrow.

For those of you readers in the lower 48 not familiar with what us PiRates speak of, today is Canadian Thanksgiving.  It is actually somewhat older than the holiday celebrated in the States.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade features floats, pretty lasses waving until their hands go numb, and all the fun and frivolity of any parade in the Lower 48.  Rather than sponsor a store to begin selling for the next big holiday, this parade concentrates on raising funds with the Onkel Hans Food Drive.

The Lions did play today, but it was the British Columbia Lions.  They fell in a heartbreaker to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37-35.  We have friends that call the winners “Winterpeg.”  In the nightcap, Calgary is playing Toronto, and the game is currently nearing halftime with CGY in the lead.

Our hats and hearts go to our friends and patrons in Canada on your special day.  Your nation has opened its heart to our PiRate family in the past, and you are our extended family in our book.  We hope to keep a certain jewelry designer’s paws off all that amethyst in NW Ontario, for she would like nothing more than to bring it all home with her and make beautiful jewelry as she has done before.

Cinderella’s Slipper Didn’t Fit This Time

We were all prepared to recall the incredibly fantasy-like feats of the Cardiac Indiana Hoosiers of 1967, and it would have been for good reason.  When Tennessee almost pulled a 12-foot rabbit out of their hat Saturday afternoon in College Station, Texas, it might have topped the Hoosiers’ unexpected run to the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl in 1967.

Alas, the Vols ran out of Aladdins’ lamps to rub, and they were shocked back to reality in double overtime.  With Alabama coming to Knoxville this week, don’t expect any miracles.  Nick Saban’s Tide will keep the throttle at full-speed even if the Tide go up 21 points quickly.

Are We Looking At Another Great Big Ten Finale

Ohio State and Michigan are both undefeated, both in the top 5, both averaging at  least 50 points per game, and both giving up less than a dozen points per game as the season is halfway in the books.

It looks close to a sure thing that one of these two teams will make the Playoffs at the end of the season and enter said games at 13-0.  Yes, Nebraska is still unbeaten, but the Cornhuskers appear to be about 14-17 points weaker than either East Division power.  There is a chance both teams could find a way into the 4-team scramble if Clemson, Washington, and the loser of the Alabama-Texas A&M game all lose another game.

In the Days of Woody Hayes in Columbus Bo Schembechler in Ann Arbor, there were two very special games between these two teams when both were undefeated with the Rose Bowl (the only bowl available to a Big Ten team) on the line.   The first time was in 1970.

The 1969 Ohio State team looked like the best team in college football since the 1945 Army Cadets.  They destroyed all eight opponents on their schedule.  Michigan had improved week-to-week after losing big to a Missouri team that would win the Big 8 and play in the Orange Bowl.  The Wolverines entered the 1969 finale just one game behind the Buckeyes in the Big Ten race, so an unlikely upset win would put the Maize and Blue in the Rose Bowl.  Nobody outside of Michigan gave the Wolverines a chance to win the game, but a basket full of OSU turnovers led to an incredible upset.

Now, in 1970, Ohio State was ready for revenge.  The entire campus was prepared for war.  The Buckeyes had won all their games again leading up to this one, and this time Michigan had won all their games.  This time, Michigan looked like the more unbeatable team.  The Wolverines had just blown out Iowa almost like they blew out Rutgers this past weekend.  Ohio State had barely edged a Purdue team that was much weaker than the Boilermakers’ previous four editions.

As wont to be when Woody’s team faced Bo’s team, the game was a defensive struggle for 60 minutes.  Michigan couldn’t move the ball at all the entire day, while Ohio State found a lot of success running inside the tackles and then faking inside and running outside.  However, it did not produce points.  It took a blocked extra point attempt to decide this game, as Ohio State won 10-9 to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl.  In Pasadena, the Buckeyes were not prepared to face the passing game of Stanford’s Jim Plunkett, as the Indians (not yet the Cardinal) pulled off a big upset and opened the door for Nebraska to take the first of two consecutive national titles.

As the season continues, and if both teams continue to win, we will give a short history of the 1973 and 2006 games.  If the two teams are 11-0 when they play in November, it will outrank the Game of the Century of 2006, when Ohio State was #1 and Michigan was #2.

This Week’s PiRate Ratings

PiRate Ratings
# Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
1 Alabama 131.8 124.8 131.5 129.4
2 Michigan 129.0 126.5 129.5 128.3
3 Ohio St. 126.2 125.6 127.3 126.4
4 Louisville 127.8 122.1 127.9 125.9
5 Washington 128.2 120.8 128.3 125.8
6 Clemson 127.7 120.1 126.9 124.9
7 LSU 123.8 118.6 123.0 121.8
8 Virginia Tech 120.7 119.9 121.3 120.6
9 Tennessee 121.2 118.1 120.8 120.0
10 Oklahoma 119.8 117.7 119.6 119.0
11 Miami 120.4 113.5 120.3 118.1
12 Auburn 118.2 116.3 118.4 117.6
13 Florida St. 119.3 112.4 118.5 116.7
14 Texas A&M 117.0 115.2 116.8 116.3
15 Houston 115.1 113.2 117.1 115.1
16 Ole Miss 116.8 110.6 116.3 114.6
17 Wisconsin 114.7 112.7 115.2 114.2
18 Oklahoma St. 113.8 114.8 113.6 114.1
19 Colorado 114.7 110.3 114.8 113.3
20 North Carolina 115.3 109.1 114.9 113.1
21 Pittsburgh 114.4 110.8 113.5 112.9
22 Florida 112.6 115.2 110.8 112.9
23 USC 114.8 110.6 112.4 112.6
24 Washington St. 113.0 109.8 113.1 112.0
25 Nebraska 113.2 109.6 113.2 112.0
26 Baylor 111.3 111.4 111.9 111.5
27 Notre Dame 113.1 109.7 111.6 111.5
28 UCLA 111.9 110.6 111.4 111.3
29 Iowa 112.4 109.5 111.8 111.2
30 Stanford 113.6 107.0 112.3 111.0
31 South Florida 111.5 109.1 112.3 111.0
32 Boise St. 109.9 110.8 111.6 110.8
33 Western Michigan 110.4 109.5 112.1 110.7
34 Texas 110.5 111.8 109.7 110.7
35 Arkansas 112.2 107.7 109.7 109.9
36 TCU 109.3 110.8 108.8 109.6
37 Georgia 109.5 108.7 109.0 109.1
38 Georgia Tech 109.8 105.5 108.9 108.1
39 North Carolina St. 109.1 106.4 108.7 108.1
40 Utah 110.5 105.0 108.5 108.0
41 Kansas St. 107.1 109.8 107.0 108.0
42 Mississippi St. 108.6 106.7 107.5 107.6
43 BYU 109.5 103.6 109.1 107.4
44 West Virginia 107.8 106.7 107.2 107.2
45 Penn St. 106.8 108.8 105.6 107.1
46 Arizona St. 107.3 106.6 106.3 106.8
47 Michigan St. 107.3 106.5 105.4 106.4
48 Texas Tech 107.0 106.1 105.1 106.1
49 Northwestern 107.8 102.9 106.3 105.7
50 Oregon 105.7 104.1 104.7 104.8
51 Memphis 106.1 102.4 104.8 104.5
52 Toledo 104.5 103.5 105.3 104.4
53 Maryland 104.0 107.2 102.0 104.4
54 Indiana 102.8 105.9 102.5 103.7
55 Minnesota 103.6 102.1 103.2 103.0
56 Wake Forest 103.5 101.6 103.0 102.7
57 Virginia 103.5 101.2 103.0 102.6
58 Missouri 103.0 102.0 102.6 102.6
59 Arizona 103.3 100.9 101.9 102.0
60 San Diego St. 101.7 100.1 104.0 102.0
61 California 104.8 97.5 102.5 101.6
62 Temple 100.8 100.6 100.9 100.8
63 Navy 100.7 100.6 100.4 100.6
64 Air Force 99.5 100.2 99.9 99.9
65 Duke 99.5 100.2 98.4 99.4
66 Vanderbilt 100.8 97.6 99.3 99.3
67 South Carolina 99.3 98.8 98.7 99.0
68 Tulsa 97.8 100.2 98.4 98.8
69 Boston College 99.0 98.4 98.7 98.7
70 Central Michigan 97.8 99.5 98.5 98.6
71 Western Kentucky 99.3 96.0 100.2 98.5
72 Iowa St. 98.7 98.1 98.1 98.3
73 Appalachian St. 97.5 97.0 99.3 97.9
74 Syracuse 99.6 96.3 97.7 97.9
75 Kentucky 97.6 99.2 96.7 97.8
76 Cincinnati 97.5 97.8 97.6 97.7
77 Connecticut 97.4 95.3 97.2 96.7
78 Army 92.8 101.2 95.8 96.6
79 Illinois 97.0 93.7 96.0 95.6
80 Troy 93.1 97.7 95.1 95.3
81 Middle Tennessee 94.3 95.7 94.8 94.9
82 Central Florida 93.9 96.3 94.2 94.8
83 Ohio 91.2 98.7 91.7 93.9
84 Utah St. 93.0 95.5 92.7 93.7
85 Northern Illinois 92.5 93.8 93.6 93.3
86 Purdue 94.0 92.3 93.2 93.2
87 Oregon St. 95.2 90.8 93.4 93.1
88 Louisiana Tech 91.9 93.1 93.2 92.7
89 East Carolina 91.7 93.7 91.9 92.4
90 Georgia Southern 91.3 91.3 93.5 92.1
91 New Mexico 90.7 93.6 91.2 91.9
92 Southern Mississippi 91.3 92.3 91.9 91.9
93 SMU 91.0 90.6 93.1 91.6
94 Akron 88.6 94.1 90.3 91.0
95 Old Dominion 88.8 92.3 89.4 90.2
96 Rutgers 91.1 88.7 89.7 89.9
97 UNLV 88.3 91.9 88.6 89.6
98 Wyoming 88.7 88.7 89.3 88.9
99 Arkansas St. 87.7 89.5 89.3 88.8
100 Nevada 87.0 90.1 87.8 88.3
101 Marshall 86.4 89.3 87.7 87.8
102 Ball St. 86.5 88.0 87.5 87.3
103 Kansas 86.2 92.2 83.5 87.3
104 Colorado St. 86.0 88.1 86.5 86.9
105 South Alabama 84.0 91.1 85.4 86.8
106 Kent St. 86.0 87.6 86.5 86.7
107 Tulane 85.0 89.4 85.7 86.7
108 UTSA 82.4 89.4 85.3 85.7
109 Georgia St. 82.2 86.7 84.1 84.3
110 Bowling Green 84.2 84.7 83.9 84.3
111 San Jose St. 84.0 84.6 83.8 84.1
112 Miami (O) 83.0 84.4 84.5 84.0
113 Eastern Michigan 82.3 85.3 83.4 83.7
114 Hawaii 84.2 82.7 83.8 83.6
115 Massachusetts 80.6 87.5 81.9 83.3
116 Rice 80.9 87.7 80.9 83.2
117 Fresno St. 80.2 84.5 79.8 81.5
118 Florida International 79.6 84.6 79.7 81.3
119 UL-Lafayette 76.9 84.4 78.6 80.0
120 North Texas 78.9 81.5 79.5 80.0
121 Florida Atlantic 76.5 81.6 79.6 79.2
122 Idaho 76.6 82.4 77.9 79.0
123 Buffalo 75.3 83.0 76.1 78.2
124 New Mexico St. 73.4 76.6 74.3 74.8
125 Charlotte 70.9 76.7 71.3 73.0
126 UTEP 70.3 74.9 71.3 72.2
127 UL-Monroe 69.6 74.5 70.1 71.4
128 Texas St. 69.6 71.0 70.6 70.4
           
PiRate Ratings By Conference
# League PiRate Mean Bias Average
1 SEC 112.3 110.0 111.5 111.3
2 ACC 112.1 108.4 111.5 110.7
3 Pac-12 110.3 106.2 109.1 108.5
4 Big Ten 107.9 106.6 107.2 107.2
5 Big 12 107.2 108.0 106.5 107.2
6 Independents 99.0 100.5 99.6 99.7
7 AAC 92.0 91.7 92.3 92.0
8 MWC 91.1 92.6 91.6 91.8
9 MAC 90.2 92.7 91.1 91.3
10 CUSA 84.0 87.3 85.0 85.4
11 Sun Belt 82.0 85.7 83.5 83.7
American Athletic Conference
East Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
South Florida 111.5 109.1 112.3 111.0
Temple 100.8 100.6 100.9 100.8
Cincinnati 97.5 97.8 97.6 97.7
Connecticut 97.4 95.3 97.2 96.7
Central Florida 93.9 96.3 94.2 94.8
East Carolina 91.7 93.7 91.9 92.4
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Houston 115.1 113.2 117.1 115.1
Memphis 106.1 102.4 104.8 104.5
Navy 100.7 100.6 100.4 100.6
Tulsa 97.8 100.2 98.4 98.8
SMU 91.0 90.6 93.1 91.6
Tulane 85.0 89.4 85.7 86.7
         
AAC Averages 92.0 91.7 92.3 92.0
         
Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Louisville 127.8 122.1 127.9 125.9
Clemson 127.7 120.1 126.9 124.9
Florida St. 119.3 112.4 118.5 116.7
North Carolina St. 109.1 106.4 108.7 108.1
Wake Forest 103.5 101.6 103.0 102.7
Boston College 99.0 98.4 98.7 98.7
Syracuse 99.6 96.3 97.7 97.9
         
Coastal Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Virginia Tech 120.7 119.9 121.3 120.6
Miami 120.4 113.5 120.3 118.1
North Carolina 115.3 109.1 114.9 113.1
Pittsburgh 114.4 110.8 113.5 112.9
Georgia Tech 109.8 105.5 108.9 108.1
Virginia 103.5 101.2 103.0 102.6
Duke 99.5 100.2 98.4 99.4
         
ACC Averages 112.1 108.4 111.5 110.7
         
Big 12 Conference
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Oklahoma 119.8 117.7 119.6 119.0
Oklahoma St. 113.8 114.8 113.6 114.1
Baylor 111.3 111.4 111.9 111.5
Texas 110.5 111.8 109.7 110.7
TCU 109.3 110.8 108.8 109.6
Kansas St. 107.1 109.8 107.0 108.0
West Virginia 107.8 106.7 107.2 107.2
Texas Tech 107.0 106.1 105.1 106.1
Iowa St. 98.7 98.1 98.1 98.3
Kansas 86.2 92.2 83.5 87.3
         
Big 12 Averages 107.2 108.0 106.5 107.2
         
Big Ten Conference
East Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Michigan 129.0 126.5 129.5 128.3
Ohio St. 126.2 125.6 127.3 126.4
Penn St. 106.8 108.8 105.6 107.1
Michigan St. 107.3 106.5 105.4 106.4
Maryland 104.0 107.2 102.0 104.4
Indiana 102.8 105.9 102.5 103.7
Rutgers 91.1 88.7 89.7 89.9
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Wisconsin 114.7 112.7 115.2 114.2
Nebraska 113.2 109.6 113.2 112.0
Iowa 112.4 109.5 111.8 111.2
Northwestern 107.8 102.9 106.3 105.7
Minnesota 103.6 102.1 103.2 103.0
Illinois 97.0 93.7 96.0 95.6
Purdue 94.0 92.3 93.2 93.2
         
Big Ten Averages 107.9 106.6 107.2 107.2
         
Conference USA
East Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Western Kentucky 99.3 96.0 100.2 98.5
Middle Tennessee 94.3 95.7 94.8 94.9
Old Dominion 88.8 92.3 89.4 90.2
Marshall 86.4 89.3 87.7 87.8
Florida International 79.6 84.6 79.7 81.3
Florida Atlantic 76.5 81.6 79.6 79.2
Charlotte 70.9 76.7 71.3 73.0
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Louisiana Tech 91.9 93.1 93.2 92.7
Southern Mississippi 91.3 92.3 91.9 91.9
UTSA 82.4 89.4 85.3 85.7
Rice 80.9 87.7 80.9 83.2
North Texas 78.9 81.5 79.5 80.0
UTEP 70.3 74.9 71.3 72.2
         
CUSA Averages 84.0 87.3 85.0 85.4
         
FBS Independents
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Notre Dame 113.1 109.7 111.6 111.5
BYU 109.5 103.6 109.1 107.4
Army 92.8 101.2 95.8 96.6
Massachusetts 80.6 87.5 81.9 83.3
         
Independents Averages 99.0 100.5 99.6 99.7
         
Mid-American Conference
East Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Ohio 91.2 98.7 91.7 93.9
Akron 88.6 94.1 90.3 91.0
Kent St. 86.0 87.6 86.5 86.7
Bowling Green 84.2 84.7 83.9 84.3
Miami (O) 83.0 84.4 84.5 84.0
Buffalo 75.3 83.0 76.1 78.2
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Western Michigan 110.4 109.5 112.1 110.7
Toledo 104.5 103.5 105.3 104.4
Central Michigan 97.8 99.5 98.5 98.6
Northern Illinois 92.5 93.8 93.6 93.3
Ball St. 86.5 88.0 87.5 87.3
Eastern Michigan 82.3 85.3 83.4 83.7
         
MAC Averages 90.2 92.7 91.1 91.3
         
Mountain West Conference
Mountain Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Boise St. 109.9 110.8 111.6 110.8
Air Force 99.5 100.2 99.9 99.9
Utah St. 93.0 95.5 92.7 93.7
New Mexico 90.7 93.6 91.2 91.9
Wyoming 88.7 88.7 89.3 88.9
Colorado St. 86.0 88.1 86.5 86.9
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
San Diego St. 101.7 100.1 104.0 102.0
UNLV 88.3 91.9 88.6 89.6
Nevada 87.0 90.1 87.8 88.3
San Jose St. 84.0 84.6 83.8 84.1
Hawaii 84.2 82.7 83.8 83.6
Fresno St. 80.2 84.5 79.8 81.5
         
MWC Averages 91.1 92.6 91.6 91.8
         
Pac-12 Conference
North Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Washington 128.2 120.8 128.3 125.8
Washington St. 113.0 109.8 113.1 112.0
Stanford 113.6 107.0 112.3 111.0
Oregon 105.7 104.1 104.7 104.8
California 104.8 97.5 102.5 101.6
Oregon St. 95.2 90.8 93.4 93.1
         
South Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Colorado 114.7 110.3 114.8 113.3
USC 114.8 110.6 112.4 112.6
UCLA 111.9 110.6 111.4 111.3
Utah 110.5 105.0 108.5 108.0
Arizona St. 107.3 106.6 106.3 106.8
Arizona 103.3 100.9 101.9 102.0
         
Pac-12 Averages 110.3 106.2 109.1 108.5
         
Southeastern Conference
East Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Tennessee 121.2 118.1 120.8 120.0
Florida 112.6 115.2 110.8 112.9
Georgia 109.5 108.7 109.0 109.1
Missouri 103.0 102.0 102.6 102.6
Vanderbilt 100.8 97.6 99.3 99.3
South Carolina 99.3 98.8 98.7 99.0
Kentucky 97.6 99.2 96.7 97.8
         
West Division        
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Alabama 131.8 124.8 131.5 129.4
LSU 123.8 118.6 123.0 121.8
Auburn 118.2 116.3 118.4 117.6
Texas A&M 117.0 115.2 116.8 116.3
Ole Miss 116.8 110.6 116.3 114.6
Arkansas 112.2 107.7 109.7 109.9
Mississippi St. 108.6 106.7 107.5 107.6
         
SEC Averages 112.3 110.0 111.5 111.3
         
Sunbelt Conference
Team PiRate Mean Bias Average
Appalachian St. 97.5 97.0 99.3 97.9
Troy 93.1 97.7 95.1 95.3
Georgia Southern 91.3 91.3 93.5 92.1
Arkansas St. 87.7 89.5 89.3 88.8
South Alabama 84.0 91.1 85.4 86.8
Georgia St. 82.2 86.7 84.1 84.3
UL-Lafayette 76.9 84.4 78.6 80.0
Idaho 76.6 82.4 77.9 79.0
New Mexico St. 73.4 76.6 74.3 74.8
UL-Monroe 69.6 74.5 70.1 71.4
Texas St. 69.6 71.0 70.6 70.4
         
Sun Belt Averages 82.0 85.7 83.5 83.7
PiRate Retrodictive
# Team
1 Alabama
2 Ohio St.
3 Clemson
4 Michigan
5 Washington
6 Texas A&M
7 Louisville
8 Tennessee
9 Nebraska
10 Wisconsin
11 Florida St.
12 Houston
13 Ole Miss
14 Western Michigan
15 Oklahoma
16 Baylor
17 Boise St.
18 Miami (Fla)
19 Virginia Tech
20 LSU
21 West Virginia
22 Florida
23 Stanford
24 South Florida
25 Auburn
26 Arkansas
27 Utah
28 Georgia
29 USC
30 Washington St.
31 Arizona St.
32 Colorado
33 North Carolina
34 Navy
35 North Carolina St.
36 Memphis
37 TCU
38 UCLA
39 Penn St.
40 Pittsburgh
41 Air Force
42 Kansas St.
43 Toledo
44 Wake Forest
45 Oklahoma St.
46 Iowa
47 BYU
48 Troy
49 Maryland
50 Georgia Tech
51 Indiana
52 San Diego St.
53 California
54 Texas Tech
55 Tulsa
56 Appalachian St.
57 Northwestern
58 Georgia Southern
59 Minnesota
60 Central Michigan
61 Mississippi St.
62 Central Florida
63 Oregon
64 Kentucky
65 Akron
66 Michigan St.
67 Texas
68 Louisiana Tech
69 Wyoming
70 Western Kentucky
71 Arizona
72 South Carolina
73 Temple
74 Notre Dame
75 Old Dominion
76 Southern Miss.
77 Boston College
78 Duke
79 Ohio
80 South Alabama
81 Connecticut
82 Middle Tennessee
83 Missouri
84 Army
85 Virginia
86 Tulane
87 East Carolina
88 Vanderbilt
89 Cincinnati
90 Oregon St.
91 Colorado St.
92 Purdue
93 Eastern Michigan
94 Rutgers
95 Utah St.
96 Illinois
97 Syracuse
98 Idaho
99 Iowa St.
100 Hawaii
101 UL-Lafayette
102 Northern Illinois
103 UTSA
104 Ball St.
105 Arkansas St.
106 Nevada
107 Georgia St.
108 SMU
109 Texas St.
110 Marshall
111 New Mexico
112 North Texas
113 UNLV
114 New Mexico St.
115 Kent St.
116 Bowling Green
117 Kansas
118 UL-Monroe
119 Massachusetts
120 Florida Int’l.
121 Buffalo
122 Charlotte
123 San Jose St.
124 Fresno St.
125 Florida Atlantic
126 UTEP
127 Miami (O)
128 Rice

This Week’s PiRate Spreads

This Week’s Games–October 12-15
         
Home Visitor PiRate Mean Bias
Wednesday, October 12      
UL-Lafayette Appalachian St. -18.1 -8.1 -18.2
         
Thursday, October 13      
East Carolina Navy -6.0 -3.9 -5.5
         
         
Friday, October 14      
Louisville Duke 31.3 24.9 32.5
Tulane Memphis -18.6 -10.5 -16.6
Fresno St. San Diego St. -18.5 -12.6 -21.2
BYU Mississippi St. 3.9 -0.1 4.6
         
Saturday, October 15      
Georgia Vanderbilt 11.7 14.1 12.7
Clemson North Carolina St. 21.6 16.7 21.2
Purdue Iowa -15.9 -14.7 -16.1
Oklahoma Kansas St. 15.7 10.9 15.6
Texas Tech West Virginia 2.2 2.4 0.9
Rutgers Illinois -3.9 -3.0 -4.3
Maryland Minnesota 3.4 8.1 1.8
Georgia Tech Georgia Southern 20.5 16.2 17.4
Virginia Pittsburgh -7.9 -6.6 -7.5
Ohio U Eastern Michigan 11.9 16.4 10.7
Miami (O) Kent St. -1.0 -1.2 -0.1
Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky -3.0 1.7 -3.4
Akron Western Michigan -18.8 -12.4 -18.8
Florida St. Wake Forest 18.8 13.8 18.5
Buffalo Ball St. -9.2 -3.0 -9.4
Toledo Bowling Green 22.3 20.8 23.4
Northern Illinois Central Michigan -2.3 -2.7 -1.9
Massachusetts Louisiana Tech -8.8 -3.1 -8.8
Baylor Kansas 28.1 22.2 31.4
Tennessee Alabama -7.6 -3.7 -7.7
Arizona USC -8.5 -6.7 -7.5
Air Force (*) New Mexico 8.8 6.6 8.7
Michigan St. Northwestern 2.5 6.6 2.1
Miami (Fla.) North Carolina 8.1 7.4 8.4
Troy Georgia St. 13.9 14.0 14.0
Indiana Nebraska -7.9 -0.7 -7.7
Syracuse Virginia Tech -18.1 -20.6 -20.6
Oregon St. Utah -12.3 -11.2 -12.1
Florida Missouri 12.6 16.2 11.2
Idaho New Mexico St. 6.2 8.8 6.6
Charlotte Florida Int’l -6.2 -5.4 -5.9
Marshall Florida Atlantic 12.9 10.7 11.1
Rice UTSA 1.0 0.8 -1.9
Arkansas Ole Miss -1.6 0.1 -3.6
UL-Monroe Texas St. 2.0 5.5 1.5
Arkansas St. South Alabama 6.7 1.4 6.9
South Florida Connecticut 17.1 16.8 18.1
Houston Tulsa 20.3 16.0 21.7
Texas Iowa St. 14.8 16.0 14.6
LSU Southern Miss. 34.5 28.3 33.1
Notre Dame Stanford 2.5 5.7 2.3
Central Florida Temple -3.9 -1.3 -3.7
Colorado Arizona St. 10.4 6.7 11.5
Wisconsin Ohio St. -8.5 -9.9 -9.1
Boise St. Colorado St. 26.9 25.7 28.1
Washington St. UCLA 4.1 2.2 4.7
San Jose St. Nevada -0.5 -3 -1.5
Hawaii UNLV -0.1 -5.2 -0.8
         
(*) Game to be played in Dallas
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This Week’s Bowl Projections

Bowl Conferences Team vs. Team
New Mexico MWC CUSA Colorado St. vs. Louisiana Tech
Las Vegas Pac-12 MWC Washington St. vs. San Diego St.
Cure AAC SBC Connecticut vs. Appalachian St.
Camellia MAC SBC Central Mich. vs. Troy
New Orleans CUSA SBC Old Dominion vs. Ga. Southern
Miami Beach AAC MAC Central Florida vs. Toledo
Boca Raton AAC CUSA Houston vs. W. Kentucky
Poinsettia MWC BYU Air Force vs. BYU
Idaho Potato MAC MWC Ball St. vs. Wyoming
Bahamas AAC/CUSA MAC/CUSA South Florida vs. Western Mich.
Armed Forces Navy Big 12 Navy vs. Texas
Dollar General MAC SBC Ohio U vs. Arkansas St.
Hawaii CUSA MWC Middle Tenn. vs. Hawaii
St. Petersburg AAC ACC/ND Memphis vs. Pittsburgh
Quick Lane ACC/ND Big Ten [Akron] vs. Northwestern
Independence SEC ACC/ND [Southern Miss.] vs. Wake Forest
Heart of Dallas Big Ten CUSA Minnesota vs. North Texas
Military ACC/ND AAC Georgia Tech vs. Temple
Holiday Big Ten Pac-12 Penn St. vs. Stanford
Cactus Big 12 Pac-12 Texas Tech vs. California
Pinstripe ACC/ND Big Ten N.Carolina St. vs. Maryland
Russell Athletic ACC/ND Big 12 Virginia Tech vs. TCU
Foster Farms Big Ten Pac-12 Iowa vs. USC
Texas Big 12 SEC Oklahoma St. vs. Arkansas
Birmingham AAC SEC Tulsa vs. [South Alabama]
Belk ACC/ND SEC North Carolina vs. Auburn
Alamo Big 12 Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Arizona St.
Liberty Big 12 SEC Kansas St. vs. LSU
Sun ACC/ND Pac-12 Florida St. vs. Utah
Arizona CUSA/SBC MWC/SBC UTSA vs. Idaho
Music City ACC/ND/B10 SEC Indiana vs. [Army]
Orange ACC/ND B10/SEC Louisville vs. Tennessee
Citrus ACC/ND/B10 SEC Wisconsin vs. Georgia
TaxSlayer ACC/ND/B10 SEC Miami (Fla.) vs. Florida
Peach Semifinal Semifinal Alabama vs. Washington
Fiesta Semifinal Semifinal Ohio St. vs. Clemson
Outback Big Ten SEC Nebraska vs. Ole Miss
Cotton At-Large At-Large Boise St. vs. Baylor
Rose Big Ten Pac-12 Michigan vs. Colorado
Sugar Big 12 SEC Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Nat’l Championship Semifinal Winners Alabama vs. Ohio St.
           
[Team] At-Large Selection
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