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Week 9 Polls and Adjusted Polls

Amazingly this week, no team in my top 10 lost which means there was no reason to start moving them around (in my poll). However, outside of the top seven normally, a lot of turnover occurred and it can be blamed on teams like WVU and South Carolina (both losing for the second straight week).

The SAP returns this week and some pretty interesting things happened, so make sure to take a look at it.

Enjoy and comment below.

PHXhero's Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

7-0

1500

-

2

Oregon

7-0

1410

-

3

Kansas State

7-0

1385

-

4

Florida

7-0

1365

-

5

Notre Dame

7-0

1205

-

6

Oregon State

6-0

1115

-

7

Clemson

6-1

1020

-

8

Oklahoma

5-1

1000

-

9

LSU

7-1

945

-

10

USC

6-1

915

-

11

Florida State

7-1

870

+2

12

Georgia

6-1

845

+2

13

Louisville

7-0

755

+2

14

Mississippi State

7-0

670

+2

15

Rutgers

7-0

645

+2

16

Stanford

5-2

560

+6

17

Texas Tech

6-1

525

+7

18

South Carolina

6-2

445

-7

19

Ohio

7-0

405

+4

20

Boise State

6-1

375

+6

21

Texas A&M

5-2

310

-3

22

Michigan

5-2

245

+4

23

Texas

5-2

185

+3

24

Louisiana Tech

6-1

140

+2

25

Arizona State

5-2

95

-5

Droped Out: 19 Cincinnati, 21 West Virginia, 25 TCU

The top 10 managed to have no turnover this week. Alabama remained number one, meanwhile, Oregon, Kansas State and Florida are all becoming hard to place from number two to four because of how good each team is (although, ‘Bama can probably handle all of them very well).

New members in the top 25 include; Michigan, Texas, and Louisiana Tech (two of these teams have been here before). Michigan has two losses this year and they both have been against top 10 opponents in Alabama and Notre Dame. Texas also has two losses to Oklahoma and West Virginia. Louisiana Tech is a dominant force offensively but their defense isn't superb and their schedule hasn't been the strongest.

Cincinnati, West Virginia, and TCU all dropped out this week. Cincinnati lost to an unranked (but very good) Toledo team. West Virginia got destroyed yet again, this time to Kansas State which causes them to fall out of the rankings (blame their defense). TCU lost a nail-bitter to Texas Tech but losing at home is never good for your rankings.

ASU remains in my top 25 because they lost to a very good Oregon team (number two in the nation) and still managed to shut them out in the second half while adding 14 points to the board (it was much better that what U of A was able to do against the Ducks). Plus, ASU had a five spot cushion to fall this week.

Combined Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

7-0

0.986

-

2

Oregon

7-0

O.930

-

3

Florida

7-0

0.912

-

4

Kansas State

7-0

0.902

-

5

Notre Dame

7-0

0.824

-

6

LSU

7-1

0.743

-

7

Oregon State

6-0

0.718

+1

8

Oklahoma

5-1

0.703

-1

9

USC

6-1

0.623

+1

10

Florida State

7-1

0.572

+1

11

Georgia

6-1

0.541

+1

12

Clemson

6-1

0.513

+1

13

Mississippi State

7-0

O.500

+1

14

Louisville

7-0

0.454

+1

15

Rutgers

7-0

0.421

+2

16

Texas Tech

6-1

O.410

+5

17

South Carolina

6-2

0.392

-8

18

Stanford

5-2

0.327

+4

19

Boise State

6-1

0.225

+4

20

Texas A&M

5-2

0.185

-1

21

Michigan

5-2

0.182

+6

22

Ohio

7-0

0.149

+3

23

West Virginia

5-2

0.096

-7

24

Texas

5-2

0.085

+5

25

Lousiana Tech

6-1

0.058

+5

26

Wisconsin

6-2

0.037

+4

27

Arizona State

5-2

O.020

-2

Here we have a combination of the AP Poll, USA Today Poll, the BCS Poll 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 .056 points. The top 5 had no movement at all this week (even the sixth spot for LSU didn't change).

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

1. Michigan (+6) moves back into the top 25 after beating rival Michigan State.

2. Texas Tech (+5) won a close game against a ranked opponent on the road, no easy feat.

3. Two teams tied (+4) here are Stanford and Boise State, both won this week and got a jump in the rankings.

Biggest Losers:

1. South Carolina (-8) lost yet again (to a highly ranked opponent) and dropped again.

2. West Virginia (-7) got obliterated for the second straight week and doesn't look like the team that people thought they were.

3. Arizona State (-2) lost to a superior team this week, they might not be ready to play with the "big boys" just yet.

Adjusted Combined Top 25

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Kansas State

7-0

0.915

+1

2

Alabama

7-0

0.882

-1

3

Florida

7-0

0.876

-

4

Oregon

7-0

0.858

-

5

LSU

7-1

0.775

-

6

Oklahoma

5-1

0.762

-

7

Notre Dame

7-0

0.746

-

8

Oregon State

6-0

0.694

+1

9

USC

6-1

0.565

+1

10

Texas Tech

6-1

0.515

+7

11

Georgia

6-1

0.506

-

12

Florida State

7-1

0.504

+1

13

South Carolina

6-2

0.487

-5

14

Clemson

6-1

O.450

-

15

Mississippi State

7-0

0.427

+1

16

Stanford

5-2

0.401

+4

17

Louisville

7-0

O.370

+1

17

Rutgers

7-0

O.370

+2

19

Texas A&M

5-2

0.315

-4

20

West Virginia

5-2

0.237

-8

21

Texas

5-2

0.221

+3

22

Michigan

5-2

0.206

+6

23

Boise State

6-1

O.200

+3

24

Ohio

7-0

0.125

+5

25

Arizona State

5-2

0.123

+2

26

Wisconsin

6-2

0.083

+4

27

Louisiana Tech

6-1

O.060

+3

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

Kansas State jumped the previous number one (Alabama) for the top spot in this week's rankings, outside of that the top 7 teams didn't move.

Biggest Winners (previously unranked teams are not eligible):

1. Texas Tech (+7) is the team that moved the most in this poll for the second straight week.

2. Michigan (+6) beat a rival in Michigan State, who they haven't beaten in a long time.

3. Stanford (+4) gets a boost this week after beating rival Cal this week (handedly).

Biggest Losers:

1. West Virginia (-8) was lit up again this week by another Big 12 opponent.

2. South Carolina (-5) was shown again why they aren't ready to take on the next step in the SEC (courtesy of Florida).

3. Texas A&M (-4) barely lost to a highly ranked LSU team this week and probably didn't deserve to fall all that much.

Statistic Adjusted Poll

Rank

Team

Record

Points

Change

1

Alabama

7-0

O.850

-

2

Kansas State

7-0

0.779

+2

3

Oklahoma

5-1

0.761

-1

4

Oregon

7-0

0.751

-1

5

Florida

7-0

0.708

-

6

Florida State

7-1

O.680

+1

7

LSU

7-1

0.671

-1

8

Notre Dame

7-0

0.651

-

9

Texas Tech

6-1

0.597

+1

10

Oregon State

6-0

0.523

+2

11

USC

6-1

0.495

+4

12

South Carolina

6-2

0.467

-3

13

Georgia

6-1

0.463

-2

13

Mississippi State

7-0

0.463

+5

15

Clemson

6-1

0.428

+1

16

Texas A&M

5-2

0.412

-2

17

Rutgers

7-0

0.402

+3

18

Louisville

7-0

0.339

+3

19

Arizona State

5-2

0.327

-2

20

Stanford

5-2

0.323

+6

21

Michigan

5-2

0.318

+4

22

West Virginia

5-2

0.312

-9

23

Texas

5-2

0.304

+1

24

Boise State

6-1

0.278

+4

25

Louisiana Tech

6-1

0.262

+5

26

Ohio

7-0

0.214

+3

27

Wisconsin

6-2

0.194

+3

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 able to remain the number one in the SAP, but Kansas State is getting dangerously close. Also, notice how Florida State has managed to claw their way up to number six in the SAP.

Biggest Winners (previously unranked teams are not eligible):

4. Stanford (+6) pretty much handled rival Cal this week and got some love here.

5. Mississippi State (+5) is getting a little bit more attention just before they play ‘Bama.

6. Three teams tied (+4) include; USC, Michigan and Boise State.

Biggest Losers:

4. West Virginia (-9), I don't think I need to explain why they fell again.

5. South Carolina (-3) gets the same as above.

6. Three teams tied (-2) include; Georgia, Texas A&M and Arizona State.

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