The Computer Polls

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The individual computer polls don’t seem to get a whole lot of attention. I’ve never been able to figure out why this is. Here are some links of where to find each one. I’ve also included their #1 and where Hawaii is ranked.

Anderson & Hester
#1 Arizona State
Hawaii: #31
On the main page of this site there is a quote: “The most accurate computer rankings.” Who made this bold statement? It’s credited to the Pac-10 Conference. Yes, the whole conference. I wonder why?
I like the bullets on the ranking page. The best team an undefeated team has played? Purdue, who is ranked #28 on these rankings. They also justify Hawaii’s ranking, since their schedule is ranked #119.

Richard Billingsley

#1 Ohio State
Hawaii: #33
Based on the information given in the rankings it looks like this one accounts for the current ranks when teams play each other. I have no idea if that’s true, but why else would it be included on the list.

Colley Matrix
#1 LSU
Hawaii: #29
I’m not sure how I feel about a team with a loss being #1. Actually I do, I don’t like it.

Kenneth Massey
#1 Boston College
Hawaii: #68
First, there is a list, but no rank identified. I can to count.
It points out that margin of victory does not count, I like that.
Down the page there are some interesting stats: Best Conferences, Least Likely Outcomes, Largest Margin of Victory, Most Total Points, and least Total Points in a game. If you’re curious the most unlikely 1A game: Wyoming beating Virginia. The list includes all divisions so that one is #4 overall, the App St game is #8.

Jeff Sagarin
#1 Boston College
Hawaii: #52
I’ve been checking out Sagarin’s rankings for a long time. He has them for just about every sport. He has two rankings: with and without margin of victory. The one he sends to the BCS is without margin of victory.

Peter Wolfe
#1 Boston College
Hawaii: #17
This one also has conference rankings and biggest upsets. #1 upset is App St over Michigan, Notre Dame over UCLA is #2, and the perviously mentioned Wyoming over Virginia isn’t in the top 10.

I’d like to follow these throughout the year and find out a little more about each one.

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