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Week 8 Polls and Adjusted Polls

Well, a lot went down this last weekend. South Carolina lost to LSU, West Virginia got blown apart by Texas Tech, and Oklahoma absolutely destroyed Texas. Which means, long story short, that there was a lot of turnover in this weeks rankings.

Also, I would like to acknowledge the fact that it took me longer than normal to get these rankings out because I had a "Fall Break" this week (ASU was kind enough to give us Monday and Tuesday off). Plus, on Sunday night I was up late beating my friends in ping-pong and FIFA 13 and not working on my rankings.

In news actually relating to the rankings; with the BCS finally out, I decided to make the rankings more in-depth. While the BCS rankings primarily just alter the Combined Top 25, I also went out and added a new Statistical Adjusted Poll (SAP) that incorporates the Top 25's rankings in Total Offense, Total Defense, points per game, and points per game against. This sheds more light on teams that deserve to get ranked higher for statistical prowess.

Please enjoy, and leave comments below.

PHXhero's Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

6-0

1500

-

2

Oregon

6-0

1440

-

3

Kansas State

6-0

1320

+1

4

Florida

6-0

1275

+1

5

Notre Dame

6-0

1240

+2

6

Oregon State

5-0

1205

+2

7

Clemson

5-1

1110

+2

8

Oklahoma

4-1

1105

+4

9

LSU

6-1

1000

+2

10

USC

5-1

915

-

11

South Carolina

6-1

900

-8

12

Ohio State

7-0

810

+1

13

Florida State

6-1

805

+1

14

Georgia

5-1

745

+3

15

Louisville

6-0

730

+3

16

Mississippi State

6-0

670

+3

17

Rutgers

6-0

645

+3

18

Texas A&M

5-1

520

+4

19

Cincinnati

5-0

415

+4

20

Arizona State

5-1

345

+5

21

West Virginia

5-1

275

-15

22

Stanford

4-2

200

-6

23

Ohio

7-0

180

+3

24

Texas Tech

5-1

145

+2

25

TCU

5-1

75

+1

Droped Out: 15 Texas, 21 Baylor, 24 Louisiana Tech

Another shake-up week in the top five occurred when South Carolina lost to LSU (who lost to Florida last week), and remember that South Carolina plays Florida this week and maybe the continuing circle of losses will occur.

Oklahoma jumped back into the top ten with a dominating win over Texas. And conversely, West Virginia dropped 15 spots because of their blowout loss to Texas Tech.

Arizona State got a boost this week because of their absolute mauling of Colorado in the second half (showing some resilience in that game). The Sun Devils look better than they did last year, it appears that Brock Osweiler leaving was the best thing to happen for the team because it gave way for Taylor Kelly to prove his worth.

Stanford lost their second game of the year, a hard fought one to Notre Dame, but they still are a very good team. Teams heading off to play Stanford shouldn't take the game lightly.

Texas Tech and TCU move back into the top 25 after some convincing wins this weekend.

Teams dropping out include; Texas, Baylor, and Louisiana Tech (although LA Tech lost to a very good Texas A&M team).

Combined Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

6-0

O.990

-

2

Oregon

6-0

O.940

-

3

Florida

6-0

0.883

+3

4

Kansas State

6-0

0.878

+1

5

Notre Dame

6-0

0.848

+2

6

LSU

6-1

0.743

+2

7

Oklahoma

4-1

0.687

+4

8

Oregon State

5-0

0.686

+1

9

South Carolina

6-1

0.666

-6

10

USC

5-1

0.613

-

11

Florida State

6-1

0.534

+1

12

Georgia

5-1

0.509

+2

13

Clemson

5-1

0.504

-

14

Mississippi State

6-0

0.443

+5

15

Louisville

6-0

0.435

+3

16

West Virginia

5-1

0.371

-12

17

Rutgers

6-0

O.360

+3

18

Ohio State

7-0

0.314

-1

19

Texas A&M

5-1

0.301

+3

20

Cincinnati

5-0

0.256

+1

21

Texas Tech

5-1

0.233

+9

22

Stanford

4-2

0.176

-6

23

Boise State

5-1

0.117

+2

24

TCU

5-1

0.107

+2

25

Ohio

7-0

0.095

+5

25

Arizona State

5-1

0.095

+2

27

Michigan

4-2

0.046

+2

28

Iowa State

4-2

0.029

-

29

Texas

4-2

0.016

-14

Here we have a combination of the AP Poll, USA Today Poll, the BCS Poll (now) and my own personal poll that averages out the rankings. Each poll is weighted evenly and the highest point total a team can receive is 4500 (each poll has their own point value for each team which is added together then divided by 4500).

Alabama remains the top spot in this poll by just .050 points. Meanwhile, South Carolina lost their hold on the third spot and is now number nine in the poll.

Biggest Winners (previously unranked teams are - normally - not eligible):

1. Texas Tech (+9) destroyed WVU this weekend and got themselves back in the top 25.

2. Mississippi State (+5) is finally getting some love in the rankings, something they haven't been able to get even though they are in the SEC.

3. Oklahoma (+4) lit up the scoreboard against Texas and re-solidified their spot in the top 10.

Biggest Losers:

1. Texas (-14) got the reverse of Oklahoma's move because of their humiliating defeat.

2. Stanford (-6) took another stumble with a loss to Notre Dame (a close game).

3. South Carolina (-6) got tagged with a loss against LSU who lost to Florida, and Florida might lose to South Carolina this weekend (just like the Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech problem a few years ago).

Adjusted Combined Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

6-0

0.899

-

2

Kansas State

6-0

0.896

-

3

Florida

6-0

0.846

+1

4

Oregon

6-0

0.805

+1

5

LSU

6-1

0.761

+4

6

Oklahoma

4-1

0.749

+2

7

Notre Dame

6-0

0.739

-

8

South Carolina

6-1

0.653

-2

9

Oregon State

5-0

0.642

+3

10

USC

5-1

0.564

+1

11

Georgia

5-1

O.520

+2

12

West Virginia

5-1

0.456

-9

13

Florida State

6-1

0.434

+1

14

Clemson

5-1

0.423

+2

15

Texas A&M

5-1

0.394

+4

16

Mississippi State

6-0

0.381

+4

17

Texas Tech

5-1

0.367

+13

18

Louisville

6-0

0.353

+3

19

Rutgers

6-0

0.301

+3

20

Stanford

4-2

0.287

-5

21

Ohio State

7-0

0.284

-4

22

Iowa State

4-2

O.210

+2

23

Cincinnati

5-0

0.209

+2

24

Texas

4-2

0.197

-14

25

TCU

5-1

0.172

+4

26

Boise State

5-1

0.133

+2

27

Arizona State

5-1

0.123

-1

28

Michigan

4-2

0.079

-5

29

Ohio

7-0

0.046

+1

First thing first, this is a new ranking like the Combined Top 25 except that this poll is also weighted by strength of schedule.

Alabama and Kansas State remained the number one and two respectively in this week's poll. Notre Dame is the only other team not to move this week in the rankings (just for a fun fact).

Biggest Winners (previously unranked teams are not eligible):

1. Texas Tech (+13) not only beat WVU, they have the fourth hardest schedule of the top 25 teams.

2. Four teams tied (+4) here include; LSU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and TCU.

3. Three teams tied (+3) here include; Oregon State, Louisville, and Rutgers.

Biggest Losers:

1. Texas (-14) got whopped by Oklahoma and fell hard, but not hard enough to move out of the top 25.

2. West Virginia (-9) learned why the Big 12 isn't the Big East this week with their loss to Texas Tech.

3. Stanford (-5) lost a close one to Notre Dame which is why they fall but don't fall too far.

Statistic Adjusted Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

1

Alabama

6-0

0.825

2

Oklahoma

4-1

0.727

3

Oregon

6-0

0.714

4

Kansas State

6-0

0.709

5

Florida

6-0

0.666

6

LSU

6-1

0.656

7

Florida State

6-1

0.645

8

Notre Dame

6-0

0.629

9

South Carolina

6-1

0.588

10

Texas Tech

5-1

0.544

11

Georgia

5-1

0.485

12

Oregon State

5-0

0.483

13

West Virginia

5-1

0.466

14

Texas A&M

5-1

0.456

15

USC

5-1

0.447

16

Clemson

5-1

0.423

17

Arizona State

5-1

0.398

18

Mississippi State

6-0

0.393

19

Cincinnati

5-0

0.357

20

Rutgers

6-0

0.337

21

Louisville

6-0

O.330

22

TCU

5-1

0.314

23

Ohio State

7-0

0.291

24

Texas

4-2

0.258

25

Michigan

4-2

0.257

26

Stanford

4-2

0.214

27

Iowa State

4-2

0.191

28

Boise State

5-1

0.187

29

Ohio

7-0

0.155

The Statistics Adjusted Poll (or SAP), is a combination of each poll (from AP to BCS to PHXhero's), SoS ranking, and statistical ranking (specifically total offense, PPG, total defense, and PPG against). And yes, it was a lot of computations for myself.

Alabama is the number one yet again in a new ranking. However, you can tell that Alabama does not have a hold on all the statistical elements because of their low .825 point total here.

Oklahoma is the number two on this poll which is shocking considering they have a loss on their record (but that loss was to Kansas State).

Another shocker is Florida State being present in the top 10, along with Texas
Tech who makes an unbelievable presence in the top 10 (at number 10).

Texas A&M (14) ends up ahead of USC (15) while Arizona State manages to snatch up the 17th spot thanks to their high statistical rankings.

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