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Below are rankings of all NCAA Division I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) teams through the games of January 7, 2013 (i.e., through all post-season games) using MinV, a model developed by Jay Coleman of the University of North Florida.

MinV generates 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 ranking with the best retrodictive accuracy.

The ranking below results in 56 violations out of 732 Football Bowl Subdivision games played during the season, or a minimum violation percentage of 7.65%. Stated otherwise, the ranking below matches the results of 92.35% of the games played, the highest value possible.

Rank
Team
1
Alabama
2
Notre Dame
3
Stanford
4
Oregon
5
South Carolina
6
Georgia
7
Louisville
8
Florida
9
Florida St
10
Clemson
11
LSU
12
Texas A&M
13
Kansas St
14
Oklahoma
15
Texas
16
Oregon St
17
Ohio State
18
UCLA
19
Nebraska
20
Michigan
21
Northwestern
22t
Michigan St
22t
Vanderbilt
24t
Missouri
24t
Wisconsin
26
Arizona St
27
Arizona
28t
Oklahoma St
28t
Southern Cal
30
Mississippi
31
Boise St
32
Utah St
33
Miami FL
34t
Arkansas St
34t
Northern Illinois
36
Kent St
37t
Rutgers
37t
Mississippi St
39
Arkansas
40
Tulsa
41
Central Florida
42
Ball St
43t
Toledo
43t
Texas Tech
45t
Minnesota
45t
Cincinnati
47
Syracuse
48
West Virginia
49
Iowa St
50
TCU
51
Baylor
52
Pittsburgh
53
Washington
54t
Utah
54t
San Josť St
56
Brigham Young
57
Tennessee
58
Virginia Tech
59t
Bowling Green
59t
Central Michigan
61
Miami OH
62t
Ohio U.
62t
Louisiana-Lafayette
62t
Auburn
65
Louisiana-Monroe
66
Middle Tennessee St
67
Georgia Tech
68
Duke
69
Wake Forest
70t
Louisiana Tech
70t
North Carolina
72
Virginia
73t
North Carolina St
73t
Penn State
75
Western Kentucky
76
Troy
77
Navy
78t
Purdue
78t
East Carolina
80
Marshall
81
Rice
82
SMU
83
Fresno St
84
San Diego St
85
Indiana
86
Iowa
87t
Eastern Michigan
87t
Temple
89
Army
90t
South Florida
90t
Air Force
92
Nevada
93
California
94
Wyoming
95
Colorado St
96
Colorado
97
Washington St
98
Illinois
99
Western Michigan
100t
Connecticut
100t
Boston College
102
Maryland
103
Hawai`i
104
UNLV
105t
New Mexico
105t
Texas-San Antonio
107
Texas St-San Marcos
108
Houston
109
Florida Int'l
110
Kentucky
111
North Texas
112
South Alabama
113
Florida Atlantic
114
Memphis
115
UTEP
116
Kansas
117
Buffalo
118
Tulane
119
Alabama-Birmingham
120
Southern Miss
121
Massachusetts
122
Akron
123
Idaho
124
New Mexico St

This page last updated on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:43 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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