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MinV and MVP College Football Rankings

   

Below are rankings of all NCAA Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) teams through the games of September 13, 2014 using MinV and MinV-Predictive (MVP), models developed by Jay Coleman of the University of North Florida.

MinV is a ranking that minimizes the number of game score violations -- that is, the number of times a game's winner is ranked behind the team it defeated. In other words, MinV guarantees the best match to the head-to-head results thus far (i.e., it's the best possible match to past games).

MVP is designed to predict future games, and matches the past head-to-head results as closely as possible without altering its game predictions for the upcoming week. MVP is expected to predict better than MinV -- and as well or better than any other ranking system available -- while approximating (but not necessarily guaranteeing) the minimum number of violations.

The MinV ranking shown below results in 0 violations out of 134 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) games played during the season, or a minimum violation percentage of 0.00%. Stated otherwise, the ranking below matches the results of 100.00% of the games played, the highest value possible. The MVP ranking shown below also results in 0 violations out of the 134 FBS games played thus far. (Since it's still very early in the season, the two rankings are identical, which will not necessarily be the case as the season progresses further.)

MinV Ranking
1
Florida St
2
Baylor
3
Oregon
4
Auburn
5
Oklahoma
6
Oklahoma St
7
Missouri
8
Alabama
9
Texas A&M
10
LSU
11
Mississippi
12
South Carolina
13
Georgia
14
Michigan St
15
Clemson
16
Brigham Young
17
Wisconsin
18
Notre Dame
19
Nebraska
20
Mississippi St
21
Washington
22
Kansas St
23
Iowa St
24
Iowa
25
Pittsburgh
26
Boston College
27
Southern Cal
28
Stanford
29
TCU
30
Arizona St
31
UCLA
32
Virginia
33
Louisville
34
Utah
35
Florida
36
Texas
37
North Carolina
38
Arizona
39
East Carolina
40
Virginia Tech
41
Ohio State
42
Duke
43
Tennessee
44
Oregon St
45
Cincinnati
46
West Virginia
47
Penn State
48
Central Florida
49
Boise St
50
Syracuse
51
Arkansas
52
Georgia Tech
53
Miami FL
54
Navy
55
Northern Illinois
56
Texas-San Antonio
57
Minnesota
58
Houston
59
Marshall
60
Temple
61
Michigan
62
San Diego St
63
Utah St
64
North Carolina St
65
Memphis
66t
Illinois
66t
Middle Tennessee St
68
Western Kentucky
69
Bowling Green
70
Colorado St
71
Kentucky
72
Maryland
73
Texas Tech
74
Indiana
75
Louisiana Tech
76t
Rutgers
76t
Nevada
78
Washington St
79
California
80
Northwestern
81
North Texas
82
Ball St
83
Toledo
84
Georgia Southern
85
Rice
86
San Josť St
87
Arkansas St
88
Vanderbilt
89
Hawai`i
90
Florida Atlantic
91
Tulsa
92
Tulane
93
Fresno St
94
Colorado
95
South Alabama
96
Louisiana-Monroe
97
Wake Forest
98
Army
99
Buffalo
100
Connecticut
101
Alabama-Birmingham
102
UNLV
103
Wyoming
104
Louisiana-Lafayette
105
Akron
106
Central Michigan
107
Purdue
108
SMU
109
Texas St-San Marcos
110
UTEP
111
South Florida
112
Appalachian St
113
Ohio U.
114
Air Force
115
Kansas
116
New Mexico
117
Massachusetts
118
Western Michigan
119
Kent St
120
Troy
121
Florida Int'l
122
Old Dominion
123
Southern Miss
124
New Mexico St
125
Miami OH
126
Georgia St
127
Idaho
128
Eastern Michigan
MVP Ranking
1
Florida St
2
Baylor
3
Oregon
4
Auburn
5
Oklahoma
6
Oklahoma St
7
Missouri
8
Alabama
9
Texas A&M
10
LSU
11
Mississippi
12
South Carolina
13
Georgia
14
Michigan St
15
Clemson
16
Brigham Young
17
Wisconsin
18
Notre Dame
19
Nebraska
20
Mississippi St
21
Washington
22
Kansas St
23
Iowa St
24
Iowa
25
Pittsburgh
26
Boston College
27
Southern Cal
28
Stanford
29
TCU
30
Arizona St
31
UCLA
32
Virginia
33
Louisville
34
Utah
35
Florida
36
Texas
37
North Carolina
38
Arizona
39
East Carolina
40
Virginia Tech
41
Ohio State
42
Duke
43
Tennessee
44
Oregon St
45
Cincinnati
46
West Virginia
47
Penn State
48
Central Florida
49
Boise St
50
Syracuse
51
Arkansas
52
Georgia Tech
53
Miami FL
54
Navy
55
Northern Illinois
56
Texas-San Antonio
57
Minnesota
58
Houston
59
Marshall
60
Temple
61
Michigan
62
San Diego St
63
Utah St
64
North Carolina St
65
Memphis
66t
Illinois
66t
Middle Tennessee St
68
Western Kentucky
69
Bowling Green
70
Colorado St
71
Kentucky
72
Maryland
73
Texas Tech
74
Indiana
75
Louisiana Tech
76t
Rutgers
76t
Nevada
78
Washington St
79
California
80
Northwestern
81
North Texas
82
Ball St
83
Toledo
84
Georgia Southern
85
Rice
86
San Josť St
87
Arkansas St
88
Vanderbilt
89
Hawai`i
90
Florida Atlantic
91
Tulsa
92
Tulane
93
Fresno St
94
Colorado
95
South Alabama
96
Louisiana-Monroe
97
Wake Forest
98
Army
99
Buffalo
100
Connecticut
101
Alabama-Birmingham
102
UNLV
103
Wyoming
104
Louisiana-Lafayette
105
Akron
106
Central Michigan
107
Purdue
108
SMU
109
Texas St-San Marcos
110
UTEP
111
South Florida
112
Appalachian St
113
Ohio U.
114
Air Force
115
Kansas
116
New Mexico
117
Massachusetts
118
Western Michigan
119
Kent St
120
Troy
121
Florida Int'l
122
Old Dominion
123
Southern Miss
124
New Mexico St
125
Miami OH
126
Georgia St
127
Idaho
128
Eastern Michigan


This page last updated on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.


B. Jay Coleman, Ph.D.
Richard deR. Kip Professor of Operations Management & Quantitative Methods
Department of Management | Coggin College of Business | University of North Florida | Jacksonville, FL 32224
jcoleman@unf.edu

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