Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FINAL College Football Rankings FBS 2014-2015


Final College Football Rankings FBS 2014-2015 After the Bowls and After the CFB National Championship Game in the 1st Ever Playoffs
(adjusments 14 Jan. 2015 due to final SoS at Massey Ratings)

Our 2014-2015 preseason rankings at this link had as the first five teams: Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Oregon and Ohio State,
four of which were in the National Championship College Football Playoffs.

Accordingly, we beat all the major rating services known to us, except for Paul Myerberg at USA Today, who had Florida State, Oregon, Alabama and Ohio State as the top 4 with Auburn 5th, so that we agreed on the top 5. Almost all other prognosticators included Oklahoma in the top 4, but the Sooners fizzled.

A team's rating below is its net average yards per play advantage, minus a schedule difficulty calculation, minus a calculation for losses.
This system is a very simple, and yet amazingly effective tool for judging relative team strengths.

Our rankings are based on the NAYPPA of each team (net average yards per play advantage) minus our own special calculation based on the schedule difficulty as calculated at Massey Ratings. From the NAYPPA we subtract 3 x the schedule difficulty divided by 100, e.g. schedule difficulty 30 x 3 = 90 divided by 100 = .9, which is subtracted). We subtract also .2 for each loss.

We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from cfbstats.com and from the college and university football athletic pages online, as linked here for each team, if possible. Many schools have cumulative season statistics, but some have none, or are difficult to access.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind.  No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning - for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

Final College Football Rankings and Ratings by SportPundit After the Bowls and Champ Game

Post-
Bowl

Final
Team
Rank
2014
-2015
by 
Sport
Pundit


TEAM
Name
(head
coaching
changes
marked
for

2014-2015
by
## link
and already
for
2015-2016
by
# link)


2014-2015
NAYPPA
net
average
yards per play
advantage
offense
over
defense
stats from
cfbstats.com

(our
calculation) 


yards
per
play
offense
cfbstats
.com

yards
per
play
defense
cfbstats
.com



Schedule
difficulty
rank


based
on
Massey
Ratings,
up to
10th
treated
as 10

*=

adjusted)

W-L
(won
-loss)
record
2014
-2015
season

Final
YPPSYS

2014
-2015

Team
Rating
by
Sport

Pundit

1 Ohio State 2.0

6.98
4.98

9
14-1
+1.5
2
Alabama
1.8

6.66
4.87

2
12-2
+1.1
3 Oregon 1.8

7.34
5.52

6
13-2
+1.1

4 TCU 2.0

6.68
4.66

28*
12-1
+1.1
5 Georgia 2.0

6.81
4.84

8
10-3
+1.1
6 Mississippi 1.4

6.03
4.67

3
9-4
+0.3
7 Michigan State 1.5

6.55
5.09

27
11-2
+0.3
Florida State
0.9

6.39
5.51

19
13-1
+0.1
9 UCLA 1.0

6.13
5.17

4
10-3
+0.1
10 Baylor
1.4


6.64
5.28


35

11-2

+0.0

11Stanford 1.7

5.89
4.21

22
8-5
+0.0
12 Wisconsin #
1.9


6.77
4.91


45

11-3

+0.0

13 Georgia Tech 0.4

6.72
6.32

26***
11-3
+0.0
14 Mississippi St.
1.0


6.67
5.65


13

10-3

+0.0

15 Clemson 1.3

5.36
4.03

33
10-3
-0.3
16 Auburn 1.0

6.71
5.67

1
8-5
-0.3
17 Missouri 0.6

5.39
4.82

10**
11-3
-0.3
18 USC ## 0.7

6.04
5.30

20*
9-4
-0.5
19 Kansas State 0.7

6.15
5.46

16*
9-4
-0.5
20 Oklahoma1.3

6.41
5.14

15*
8-5
-0.5
21 LSU 0.8

5.62
4.87

7*
8-5
-0.5
22 Marshall 2.9

7.59
4.73

109
13-1
-0.6
23Florida #0.7

5.24
4.55

18*
7-5
-0.8
24 Miami (Florida) 1.9

6.68
4.79

44
6-7
-0.8
25 Texas A&M 0.4

6.33
5.91

12*

8-5

-0.9

26 Arkansas 0.6

5.76
5.12

5
7-6
-0.9
27 Boise State ## 1.3


6.53
5.24

66
12-2
-1.1
28 West Virginia 0.5

5.92
5.43

17
7-6
-1.2
29 Notre Dame 0.5

6.11
5.60

30
8-5
-1.4
30 Arizona 0.0

5.70
5.66

23*
10-4

-1.5
31 Arizona State
0.3


5.90
5.62


36*
10-3
-1.5
32 Utah 0.0

5.35
5.34

24
9-4
-1.5
33 Louisville ## 0.7

5.46
4.77

46
9-4
-1.5
34 Nebraska # 0.9

6.22
5.37

52
9-4
-1.5
35 Colorado State # 1.4

7.09
5.74

77
10-3
-1.5
36 Texas ## 0.2

4.92
4.68

14
6-7
-1.6
37 Tennessee -0.4

4.93
5.31

11*
7-6
-1.7
38 South Carolina
0.1


6.09
6.22

21*
7-6
-1.7
39 East Carolina 1.4

6.48
5.10

81
8-5
-2.0
40 Utah State
1.1


5.89
4.76


80

10-4

-2.1

41 Oklahoma St. -0.3

5.43
5.79

29*
7-6
-2.1
42 Washington ## 0.0

5.40
5.38

50*
8-6
-2.1
43 Louisiana Tech 0.9

5.86
4.94

67
9-5
-2.1
44 Minnesota 0.0

5.45
5.43

42*
8-5
-2.1
45 Michigan # 0.6

5.32
4.77

43
5-7
-2.1
46 N.C. State 0.7

5.97
5.24

62
8-5
-2.2
47 Texas Tech 0.4

6.62
6.24

34
4-8
-2.2
48 Boston College 0.6

5.69
5.13

57
7-6
-2.3
49 Memphis 0.8

5.49
4.74

84
10-3
-2.3
50 BYU 0.8

5.70
4.93

72
8-5
-2.4
51 Georgia Southern 1.9

7.34
5.49

123
9-3
-2.4
52 Maryland -0.2

5.26
5.45

40
7-6
-2.6
53 Kentucky -0.1

5.43
5.50

37
5-7
-2.6
54 California -0.2

6.09
6.27

32
5-7
-2.6
55 Virginia Tech -0.2

4.93
5.15

47*
7-6
-2.7
56 Navy 0.5

6.36
5.83

76*
8-5
-2.7
57 Duke 0.1

5.38
5.28

65
9-4
-2.7
58 Iowa
0.2


5.47
5.28

61*
7-6
-2.7
59 Virginia -0.1

5.08
5.14

41
5-7
-2.7
60 Washington St. -0.1

6.12
6.18

31
3-9
-2.7
61 Oregon State # 0.2

5.57
5.76

51
5-7
-2.7
62 Cincinnati 0.3

6.33
5.98

69*
9-4
-2.7
63 Houston # 0.8

5.70
4.88

103*
8-5
-2.7
64 Pittsburgh # 0.6

6.17
5.59

63
6-7
-2.7
65 Penn State ## 0.3

4.60
4.27

60
7-6
-2.7
66 Toledo 0.9

6.54
5.69

96
9-4
-2.8
67 UCF 0.6

5.01
4.47

89
9-4
-2.9
68 San Diego St. 1.0

5.92
4.93

100
7-5
-3.0
69  Rutgers -0.4

5.99
6.39

55
8-5
-3.0
70 W. Kentucky ## 0.4

7.05
6.66

87
8-5
-3.2
71 North. Illinois 0.3

5.76
5.50

99
11-3
-3.3
72 Syracuse -0.1

4.90
5.00

49
3-9
-3.4
73 Rice -0.1

5.62
5.74

79
8-5
-3.5
74 North Carolina -1.0

5.56
6.53

39
6-7
-3.6
75 Illinois -0.6

5.41
6.01

53*
6-7
-3.6
76   West. Michigan 1.0

6.51
5.47

119
8-5
-3.6
77 Indiana -0.2

5.70
5.85

58
4-8
-3.7
78 Northwestern -0.8

4.50
5.25

56
5-7
-3.7
79 Appalachian St. 1.0

6.31
5.31

126
7-5
-3.8
80 Louis.-Lafayette 0.0

5.91
5.88

104
9-4
-3.9
81 Arkansas St. ## 0.5

5.96
5.51

110
7-6
-4.0
82 Nevada -0.5

5.35
5.86

78
7-6
-4.0
83 Air Force -0.3

5.43
5.73

108
10-3
-4.0
84 Temple 0.0

4.79
4.75

93
6-6
-4.0

85 Mid. Tennessee 0.1

5.93
5.85

97
6-6
-4.0
86 UAB - ##
-0.1


5.51
5.68


85*

6-6

-4.0

87 Old Dominion 0.3

6.44
6.15

98*
6-6
-4.0
88  Cent. Michigan 0.4

5.84
5.44

106
7-6
-4.0
89 Purdue -0.6

4.95
5.58

59
3-9
-4.2
90 Iowa State -1.6

4.90
6.53

25
2-10
-4.3
91 Vanderbilt -1.0

4.68
5.72

54
3-9
-4.4
92 Colorado -1.3

5.29
6.55

38
2-10
-4.4
93 New Mexico -0.3

6.52
6.82

86
4-8
-4.5
94 Texas State 0.3

6.06
5.71

127
7-5
-4.5
95 San Jose St. -0.3

5.25
5.52

90*
3-9
-4.7

96 Wyoming ## -1.0

5.55
6.54

70
4-8
-4.7
97 Tulane -0.8

4.83
5.65

68
3-9
-4.7
98  Kansas # -1.7

4.62
6.29

48
3-9
-4.7
99 South Alabama -0.5

5.12
5.60

105
6-6
-4.7
100 Hawaii -0.9

4.77
5.67

75
4-9
-4.9
101 UTEP -1.0

5.30
6.30

91
7-6
-4.9
102 Fresno State -1.1

5.19
6.27

73
6-8
-4.9
103 UTSA -0.7

4.48
5.23

82*
4-8
-4.9
104 Buffalo # 0.1

5.95
5.86

128
5-6
-4.9
105 South Florida -0.8

4.94
5.69

88
4-8
-5.0
106 Ohio -0.3

5.26
5.58

118

6-6

-5.0

107 UMass ## 0.2

5.75
5.75

116
3-9
-5.0
108 Louis.-Monroe 
-0.6


4.70
5.31


94

4-8

-5.0
109 Bowling Gr. ## -0.5

5.50
5.98

114
8-6
-5.1
110  Florida Atl. ##  -0.8

5.39
6.23

83
3-9
-5.1
111 Southern Miss -1.3

5.10
6.41

74
3-9
-5.3
112 Akron -0.2

5.03
5.18

125
5-7
-5.4
113 Wake Forest ## -1.8

3.38
5.22

64
3-9
-5.5
114 Ball State -0.7

5.17
5.87

120
5-7
-5.6
115 UConn ## -0.7

4.50
5.22

101
2-10
-5.7
116 Fl. Int'l FIU  -1.0

4.33
5.38

102
4-8
-5.7
117 Army ## -1.0

5.67
6.65

112
4-7
-5.8
118 Kent State -0.9

4.83
5.75


107
2-9
-5.9
119 Miami (Ohio) ## -0.6

5.45
6.03

111
2-10
-5.9
120 North Texas -0.6

4.87
5.48

121
4-8
-5.9
121 Troy # -1.0

5.34
6.38

117
3-9
-6.3
122 UNLV # -1.4

5.22
6.58

95
2-11
-6.4
123 Tulsa # -1.8

5.17
6.95

92
2-10
-6.6
124 New Mexico St. -1.0

5.48
6.50

124

2-10

-6.7
125 Georgia State -1.2

5.39
6.57

115
1-11
-6.8
126 SMU # -2.5

4.08
6.62

71
1-11
-6.8
127 Idaho -1.7

5.21
6.93

122
1-10
-7.2
128 E. Michigan ##  -2.3

4.46
6.75

113
2-10
-7.7





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