Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2016 NCAA FBS Power Points Standings through 01-09-17

Teams listed with Power Points in all games and FBS games only respectively.

1 -Clemson 108 96
2 -Alabama 103 91
3 -Ohio State 75 70
4 -Washington 66 57
5 -Oklahoma 63 54
6 -Wisconsin 63 55
7 -Western Michigan 62 52
8 -Penn State 61 54
9 -Florida State 60 52
10 -Michigan 55 49
11 -Southern California 53 47
12 -South Florida 47 37
13 -Western Kentucky 47 38
14 -Boise State 46 37
15 -Tennessee 46 40
16 -Appalachian State 45 36
17 -Oklahoma State 44 36
18 -Colorado 44 37
19 -Stanford 43 37
20 -West Virginia 42 34
21 -Florida 40 32
22 -Troy 38 30
23 -Virginia Tech 36 27
24 -Air Force 35 24
25 -Georgia Tech 35 27
26 -Miami-Florida 34 27
27 -Louisiana State 34 27
28 -San Diego State 33 24
29 -Louisville 33 25
30 -Nebraska 33 27
31 -Tulsa 31 21
32 -Temple 31 21
33 -Auburn 31 24
34 -Houston 30 23
35 Old Dominion 29 20
36 -Kansas State 29 22
37 -Navy 28 20
38 -Toledo 27 20
39 -Minnesota 26 20
40 -Pittsburgh 26 21
41 -Utah 25 19
42 -Idaho 23 15
43 -Wyoming 23 17
44 -Brigham Young 21 12
45 -Texas A&M 21 15
46 -New Mexico 20 11
47 -Washington State 20 26
48 -Georgia 20 11
49 -Memphis 19 11
50 -Louisiana Tech 18 10
51 -Iowa 18 26
52 -North Carolina 17 10
53 -North Carolina State 13 6
54 -Kentucky 11 6
55 -Arkansas 11 5
56 -Colorado State 11 4
57 -Northwestern 10 16
58 -Wake Forest 6 1
59 -Eastern Michigan 5 0
60 -Boston College 4 -2
61 -Baylor 4 -1
62 -Arkansas State 3 6
63 -Army 3 -4
64 -Vanderbilt 2 -4
65 -Middle Tennessee State 1 -6
66 -Ohio 1 -5
67 -Southern Mississippi 0 -7
68 -California -2 -4
69 -Mississippi -3 -8
70 -South Carolina -5 -11
71 -Mississippi State -5 -10
72 -Hawaii -6 -13
73 -Indiana -6 -10
74 -Texas Christian -7 -11
75 -Central Michigan -8 -10
76 -Central Florida -9 -13
77 -Maryland -10 -15
78 -UTSA -10 -16
79 -Southern Methodist -10 -15
80 -Texas Tech -10 -14
81 -Louisiana-Lafayette -12 -18
82 -South Alabama -12 -16
83 Georgia Southern -12 -16
84 -Texas -13 -16
85 -Arizona State -14 -16
86 -Northern Illinois -14 -7
87 -Syracuse -14 -18
88 -Missouri -17 -21
89 -Akron -18 -21
90 -UCLA -18 -21
91 -Oregon -19 -21
92 -Notre Dame -19 -24
93 -Oregon State -20 -22
94 -Miami-Ohio -21 -14
95 -North Texas -22 -28
96 -Duke -22 -25
97 -Louisiana-Monroe -25 -29
98 -Cincinnati -25 -28
99 -San Jose State -25 -28
100 -Arizona -28 -30
101 -Tulane -29 -33
102 -UNLV -29 -33
103 -Utah State -29 -31
104 -Bowling Green -31 -32
105 -New Mexico State -31 -33
106 Charlotte -32 -36
107 -Florida International -33 -37
108 -Nevada -34 -38
109 -Illinois -34 -35
110 -East Carolina -36 -39
111 -Georgia State -36 -38
112 -Ball State -37 -38
113 -UTEP -37 -40
114 -Michigan State -37 -38
115 -Iowa State -37 -28
116 -Purdue -38 -39
117 -Marshall -40 -43
118 -Rutgers -41 -42
119 -Kent State -42 -31
120 -Rice -43 -46
121 -Florida Atlantic -44 -47
122 -Connecticut -46 -48
123 -Kansas -46 -46
124 -Massachusetts -49 -50
125 -Texas State -49 -50
126 -Virginia -50 -41
127 -Buffalo -57 -46
128 -Fresno State -61 -62

Sunday, January 8, 2017

NFL Tiebreaking System Simplified (2003-2016)

For some time now I have thought the NFL's tiebreaker methods could be much simpler so I cut out everything but strength of victory, strength of schedule, and net points in all games which are currently tiebreakers #5, #6, and #10 where division ties are concerned and one spot higher where wildcard ties are concerned. So what remains is the following:

The six postseason participants from each conference are seeded as follows:

1-The division champion with the best record.
2-The division champion with the second-best record.
3-The division champion with the third-best record.
4-The division champion with the fourth-best record.
5-The Wild Card club with the best record.
6-The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

To break all ties regardless of number of teams involved and their respective divisions:

1-Strength of victory.
2-Strength of schedule.
3-Net points in all games.

This system has been applied to the last 14 NFL seasons (2003-2016).

A. 27 of 28 top seeds remained the same.
B. 52 of 56 teams with byes remained the same.
C. 107 of 112 division champions remained the same.
D. 161 of 168 playoff teams remained the same.
E. 143 of 168 playoff teams retained the same seed.
F. The 2nd and 3rd tiebreakers were not needed in the last 14 seasons to determine a single top seed, bye, division champion, or playoff team.
G. Only 21 pairs of teams out of 6944 pairs over 14 seasons finished with the same record and strength of victory.

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016-17 NCAA Men's Basketball *Power Points Standings through 12-22-16

*Approximation Rules

1 Villanova 960
2 Duke 955
3 UCLA 871
4 Florida State 871
5 Louisville 866
6 Gonzaga 864
7 Creighton 840
8 Minnesota 806
9 Kentucky 806
10 Kansas 796
11 Arizona 795
12 Butler 785
13 Baylor 759
14 USC 756
15 Maryland 753
16 Virginia 686
17 Florida 681
18 Xavier 662
19 Pittsburgh 652
20 Arkansas 649
21 Purdue 641
22 Temple 639
23 Nevada 633
24 North Carolina 626
25 Providence 620
26 Oregon 612
27 Cincinnati 596
28 Notre Dame 588
29 Illinois 588
30 Northwestern 587
31 Wake Forest 567
32 SMU 561
33 Ole Miss 558
34 TCU 555
35 Middle Tennessee 555
36 North Carolina State 546
37 South Carolina 540
38 Saint Mary's College 538
39 Virginia Commonwealth 534
40 Wisconsin 526
41 Kansas State 514
42 Ohio State 506
43 Michigan 497
44 Monmouth 480
45 UNC Wilmington 478
46 West Virginia 457
47 Virginia Tech 453
48 Rhode Island 448
49 Texas Tech 444
50 Auburn 428
51 Houston 426
52 Penn State 424
53 Colorado 423
54 Oklahoma State 415
55 Seton Hall 413
56 Indiana 412
57 New Mexico State 412
58 Massachusetts 408
59 Rutgers 404
60 Georgetown 404
61 UCF 399
62 Wichita State 396
63 Texas A&M 394
64 Charleston 384
65 Clemson 380
66 UTA 378
67 Marquette 375
68 California 372
69 Miami (FL) 369
70 Michigan State 351
71 Valparaiso 350
72 Georgia 350
73 Memphis 345
74 LSU 343
75 Dayton 327
76 Stanford 321
77 Arkansas State 318
78 Wyoming 316
79 BYU 299
80 Akron 291
81 Saint Bonaventure 276
82 Iowa State 257
83 Tennessee State 247
84 Iona 240
85 IPFW 233
86 Canisius 233
87 Davidson 232
88 George Washington 230
89 Saint Joseph's 225
90 Vermont 223
91 Vanderbilt 210
92 Old Dominion 208
93 Iowa 206
94 Towson 206
95 George Mason 201
96 Illinois State 201
97 Tennessee 199
98 Loyola-Chicago 193
99 Texas 189
100 La Salle 186
101 Florida Gulf Coast 184
102 Arizona State 182
103 Winthrop 180
104 Samford 179
105 Eastern Washington 176
106 Nebraska 176
107 Chattanooga 172
108 Washington 170
109 East Tennessee State 165
110 Tennessee-Martin 160
111 Alabama 148
112 San Francisco 138
113 Wright State 136
114 UNC Asheville 134
115 Mississippi State 132
116 Nebraska-Omaha 126
117 DePaul 124
118 Georgia State 124
119 Rice 118
120 Bucknell 118
121 Boise State 118
122 Louisiana-Lafayette 114
123 Evansville 114
124 Marshall 112
125 New Mexico 110
126 Northern Kentucky 107
127 Central Michigan 106
128 Yale 102
129 Richmond 100
130 Ohio 97
131 Georgia Tech 97
132 Oklahoma 95
133 Fairfield 94
134 Grand Canyon 93
135 Toledo 90
136 Sam Houston State 89
137 New Hampshire 88
138 Missouri State 87
139 Rider 84
140 Oakland 82
141 UNLV 79
142 San Diego 76
143 Syracuse 74
144 San Diego State 73
145 UNC Greensboro 72
146 Southern Illinois 72
147 Washington State 69
148 Belmont 68
149 Tulsa 68
150 Colorado State 66
151 North Dakota State 66
152 Indiana State 62
153 Elon 54
154 Northern Iowa 52
155 Northeastern 49
156 Portland 49
157 North Carolina Central 44
158 Denver 42
159 Charlotte 40
160 East Carolina 35
161 Utah 32
162 Pennsylvania 24
163 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 20
164 Loyola-Marymount 18
165 San Jose State 15
166 Hofstra 13
167 South Dakota 13
168 UAB 12
169 Air Force 7
170 Loyola-Maryland 5
171 Fresno State 0
172 Nicholls State 0
173 Connecticut -1
174 Duquesne -4
175 UMBC -6
176 Harvard -7
177 Portland State -12
178 Utah State -15
179 Albany -18
180 Cal State Bakersfield -20
181 Lehigh -20
182 Missouri -27
183 Princeton -32
184 South Florida -34
185 Drexel -39
186 Arkansas-Little Rock -41
187 Texas Southern -45
188 South Alabama -52
189 Boston College -54
190 Mercer -54
191 New Orleans -54
192 Northern Illinois -55
193 Troy -63
194 Eastern Illinois -64
195 Brown -68
196 Green Bay -68
197 Georgia Southern -70
198 Houston Baptist -72
199 Eastern Michigan -78
200 William & Mary -78
201 Louisiana Tech -83
202 Army -83
203 Ball State -86
204 Holy Cross -86
205 UMKC -87
206 North Texas -88
207 Montana -88
208 Gardner-Webb -90
209 Illinois-Chicago -94
210 Pacific -95
211 Wagner -96
212 Campbell -102
213 Utah Valley -102
214 Northwestern State -102
215 Radford -103
216 Jacksonville State -104
217 Saint John's -109
218 The Citadel -110
219 Kent State -112
220 Incarnate Word -116
221 Eastern Kentucky -123
222 UC Irvine -123
223 Abilene Christian -127
224 North Dakota -128
225 High Point -129
226 Columbia -130
227 Long Island -132
228 Florida Atlantic -132
229 Stony Brook -133
230 Quinnipiac -134
231 Stephen F. Austin -141
232 Idaho -144
233 Weber State -147
234 Bradley -152
235 Miami (OH) -153
236 Boston University -153
237 Buffalo -154
238 McNeese State -156
239 Furman -158
240 Jacksonville -164
241 Appalachian State -165
242 Delaware -166
243 Hawaii -168
244 Western Carolina -168
245 Navy -174
246 South Carolina Upstate -176
247 Fordham -182
248 Lamar -186
249 Saint Peter's -186
250 Charleston Southern -187
251 Manhattan -194
252 Texas State -199
253 Santa Clara -199
254 Cleveland State -202
255 Northern Colorado -202
256 Seattle University -204
257 Siena -204
258 Youngstown State -212
259 Saint Louis -212
260 Cal Poly -213
261 Long Beach State -214
262 South Carolina State -216
263 Pepperdine -226
264 VMI -233
265 Western Kentucky -239
266 IUPUI -240
267 UC Santa Barbara -243
268 Cal State Northridge -248
269 Alcorn State -248
270 Wofford -254
271 Presbyterian College -255
272 Robert Morris -256
273 Southern Miss -258
274 Cornell -262
275 SIU Edwardsville -264
276 UC Davis -266
277 Bowling Green -268
278 Grambling -269
279 Marist -272
280 Southern -272
281 Southeastern Louisiana -280
282 ULM -282
283 Morgan State -282
284 Binghamton -288
285 New Jersey Tech -288
286 Austin Peay -290
287 Lafayette -293
288 Bryant -295
289 Cal State Fullerton -296
290 Western Michigan -296
291 Jackson State -300
292 Oral Roberts -304
293 American -314
294 Sacramento State -314
295 Murray State -316
296 South Dakota State -317
297 Coastal Carolina -318
298 Liberty -324
299 UC Riverside -328
300 Fairleigh Dickinson -333
301 Sacred Heart -334
302 Stetson -344
303 Montana State -349
304 Tulane -351
305 Longwood -352
306 Saint Francis (PA) -354
307 Hartford -357
308 UTSA -360
309 Morehead State -364
310 Howard -371
311 Chicago State -375
312 Mount Saint Mary's -380
313 Western Illinois -384
314 UTRGV -386
315 Milwaukee -393
316 Maine -396
317 Hampton -402
318 Niagara -413
319 Massachusetts-Lowell -420
320 Central Connecticut -428
321 Savannah State -432
322 Norfolk State -440
323 Prairie View A&M -448
324 Oregon State -459
325 FIU -476
326 Southeast Missouri State -477
327 Detroit -481
328 Kennesaw State -483
329 Idaho State -493
330 North Florida -505
331 UTEP -517
332 Bethune-Cookman -522
333 Dartmouth -529
334 Saint Francis (NY) -531
335 Drake -533
336 James Madison -564
337 Lipscomb -566
338 Alabama State -570
339 Delaware State -594
340 Florida A&M -610
341 Northern Arizona -618
342 Maryland Eastern Shore -633
343 Central Arkansas -634
344 North Carolina A&T -638
345 Southern Utah -671
346 Colgate -693
347 Alabama A&M -700
348 Arkansas-Pine Bluff -720
349 Mississippi Valley State -741
350 Tennessee Tech -753
351 Coppin State -858

Friday, December 16, 2016

Power Points System versus the CFP Selection Committee

Listed below are the selection committee rankings for the Power Points System's top four teams during the same week for the past three seasons based on all games and FBS games only. For example, based on all games, the Power Points System's top four teams in the committee poll's third week included that poll's #1, #2, #3, and #11 teams. Through 19 polls, the Power Point System's all games results include 64 of 76 Committee top four teams and 54 of 57 top three teams. Through the last 13 polls, the Power Points System's top four teams based on FBS games only include 44 of 52 Committee top four teams and 38 of 39 top three teams. Under both scenarios, the Power Points System agreed with the committee on 11 of 12 playoff teams. The Power Points System favored #15 Western Michigan over #4 Washington based on all games and #5 Penn State over #4 Washington based on FBS games only. Washington finished fifth in the Power Points System under both scenarios.     


ALL GAMES w/FCS opponents equal to least valuable FBS opponent(s)
2014.1 1 2 3 4
2014.2 1 2 3 4
2014.3 1 2 3 11
2014.4 1 2 3 4
2014.5 1 3 6 8
2014.6 1 2 4 5
2014.7 1 2 3 4
2015.1 1 2 3 7
2015.2 1 2 3 4
2015.3 1 2 3 4
2015.4 1 2 5 6
2015.5 1 2 3 5
2015.6 1 2 3 4
2016.1 1 2 3 23
2016.2 1 2 3 5
2016.3 1 2 3 4
2016.4 1 2 3 4
2016.5 1 2 3 5
2016.6 1 2 3 15


FBS GAMES ONLY
2014.1 NA NA NA NA
2014.2 NA NA NA NA
2014.3 NA NA NA NA
2014.4 NA NA NA NA
2014.5 NA NA NA NA
2014.6 NA NA NA NA
2014.7 1 2 3 4
2015.1 1 2 3 7
2015.2 1 2 3 4
2015.3 1 2 3 4
2015.4 1 2 5 6
2015.5 1 2 3 5
2015.6 1 2 3 4
2016.1 1 2 3 6
2016.2 1 2 3 5
2016.3 1 2 3 4
2016.4 1 2 3 4
2016.5 1 2 3 5
2016.6 1 2 3 5


2016 NCAA FBS Power Points Standings through 12-10-16

Teams are listed with power points in all games and FBS games only respectively.

1 -Alabama 86 75
2 -Clemson 77 66
3 -Ohio State 73 68
4 -Western Michigan 64 54
5 -Washington 64 55
6 -Penn State 64 57
7 -Michigan 58 52
8 -Oklahoma 54 46
9 -Boise State 50 41
10 -Wisconsin 50 43
11 -Colorado 47 40
12 -Florida State 46 38
13 -West Virginia 43 35
14 -Southern California 43 37
15 -South Florida 42 33
16 -Western Kentucky 39 31
17 -Temple 38 28
18 -Nebraska 37 31
19 -Tennessee 37 31
20 -Stanford 36 32
21 -Louisville 35 27
22 -Oklahoma State 34 27
23 -Appalachian State 34 26
24 -Houston 33 26
25 -Navy 33 25
26 -Florida 32 24
27 -Auburn 32 25
28 -Toledo 31 24
29 -Pittsburgh 30 24
30 -Air Force 29 20
31 -Tulsa 28 19
32 -Troy 27 20
33 -Virginia Tech 27 19
34 -Georgia Tech 27 20
35 -Wyoming 27 21
36 -San Diego State 26 18
37 -Texas A&M 25 19
38 -Washington State 25 31
39 -Louisiana State 25 18
40 -Memphis 23 15
41 -Iowa 22 30
42 -Miami-Florida 22 16
43 Old Dominion 21 13
44 -Kansas State 21 15
45 -Minnesota 20 14
46 -Utah 19 13
47 -Idaho 18 11
48 -North Carolina 17 10
49 -Colorado State 16 9
50 -Kentucky 15 10
51 -Georgia 15 7
52 -Arkansas 15 9
53 -Brigham Young 14 6
54 -New Mexico 14 6
55 -Eastern Michigan 11 6
56 -Louisiana Tech 10 3
57 -Middle Tennessee State 9 2
58 -Vanderbilt 8 2
59 -Ohio 7 1
60 -North Carolina State 6 0
61 -Northwestern 5 12
62 -Indiana 2 -2
63 -Maryland 1 -4
64 -Central Florida 0 -5
65 -Mississippi 0 -5
66 -Arkansas State -1 3
67 -Texas Christian -1 -5
68 -Army -2 -8
69 -South Carolina -2 -8
70 -Central Michigan -2 -4
71 -California -2 -4
72 -Boston College -3 -8
73 -Wake Forest -3 -7
74 -Baylor -5 -10
75 -UTSA -5 -11
76 -Southern Mississippi -5 -11
77 -Louisiana-Lafayette -6 -12
78 -Mississippi State -6 -11
79 -Southern Methodist -6 -11
80 -South Alabama -10 -14
81 -Northern Illinois -10 -3
82 -Arizona State -11 -13
83 -Texas Tech -11 -15
84 Georgia Southern -11 -15
85 -Miami-Ohio -12 -5
86 -Texas -12 -15
87 -Hawaii -13 -19
88 -Missouri -13 -17
89 -Syracuse -14 -18
90 -Akron -15 -18
91 -Oregon State -16 -18
92 -Oregon -16 -18
93 -UCLA -16 -19
94 -North Texas -17 -23
95 -Notre Dame -20 -25
96 -Duke -21 -24
97 -Cincinnati -21 -24
98 -Louisiana-Monroe -23 -27
99 -Tulane -24 -28
100 -Bowling Green -24 -25
101 -San Jose State -24 -27
102 -Arizona -26 -28
103 -UNLV -27 -31
104 -Utah State -27 -29
105 Charlotte -28 -32
106 -Florida International -29 -33
107 -Illinois -29 -30
108 -New Mexico State -29 -31
109 -Ball State -31 -32
110 -Michigan State -32 -33
111 -Nevada -33 -37
112 -Purdue -33 -34
113 -East Carolina -33 -36
114 -Iowa State -34 -25
115 -Georgia State -35 -37
116 -Rutgers -35 -36
117 -UTEP -37 -40
118 -Kent State -37 -26
119 -Marshall -37 -40
120 -Rice -41 -44
121 -Connecticut -42 -44
122 -Kansas -42 -42
123 -Florida Atlantic -43 -46
124 -Texas State -46 -47
125 -Virginia -47 -38
126 -Massachusetts -48 -49
127 -Buffalo -55 -44
128 -Fresno State -58 -59