Do you buy into computer rankings for college football?
Some of the results from the most prominent rankings systems from around the country have been revealed following Week 4. There are some interesting results. Specifically, we’re referring to the results of the Colley Matrix.
The Colley Rankings, which are produced by Wesley N. Colley as “bias free” college football analysis, were an official computer ranking of the Bowl Championship Series from 2001-13, according to the website.
We inform you of that to assure you that this is a legitimate computer poll, because you may not believe the following:
- The Colley Matrix ranks Alabama No. 10 in the nation, which is one spot BEHIND Wake Forest. (The Demon Deacons are 4-0, by the way.)
- It ranks Tennessee as the top team in the country following the Vols’ come-from-behind win against Florida.
- The Vols have three top 50 wins in the Colley Matrix, with victories against Appalachian State, Virginia Tech and Florida.
- It ranks Texas A&M as the No. 2 team in the country after a 4-0 start which includes victories against UCLA, Auburn and Arkansas.
Here’s a look at the top 10 from the Colley Matrix, as well as three other prominent national computer polls:
Some notable CFB computer rankings from around the country after Week 5 action pic.twitter.com/QM5pPjUkaQ
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