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What Does It Mean When Someone Has a 60% Chance of Winning?

Much ado was made during the 2016 presidential election about the analytical odds placed on Trump/Clinton winning the White House.  In particular, the oddsmakers had Clinton as the universal favorite on election day, at odds (as memory serves) anywhere from 60-80%.  And when Trump won, many took the opportunity to slam "inaccuracy" of the analytics.   But what does it mean when one claims that someone's odds of winning are 60%?  Where does that number come from?  If an analysis puts the odds of something happening at 70% and that something doesn't happen, does it mean that the analysis was wrong (spoiler: almost certainly, but probably not in the way you think)? Or did something improbable simply happen (spoiler: also almost certainly)?   At the crux of understanding of this topic, we first have to get comfortable with the concept of uncertainty.  Those in the science/statistics game are trained to get comfortable with the concept, but it is not a concept that humans necessarily have a natural affinity for.  In fact, uncertainty makes most people really uncomfortable.  We don't like to think of forces that act on us as being in any way random.  "Everything happens for a reason," we love to tell ourselves.   But whether we like uncertainty or not, every halfway complex interaction that occurs is fraught with uncertainty and randomness.  The variables at play are many and unaccountable with the time and hardware available to us in the moment to assess them.  Did that man in Pennsylvania see an ad right before the election that made him change his vote?  Did that woman in Wisconsin have a child get sick the morning of the election which caused her not to vote when she would have?   Now don't worry ... I'm not going to talk politics here.  We're going to use college football for our example, but the principles apply to the political example too.   So how does someone determine the odds of a team winning?   First, you need some data.  For this example, we'll use DUSHEE's modified Point Differential metric.  And let's take two teams, totally at random ... say TCU and Oklahoma.   As I write this, TCU has played 11 DUSHEE-recognized games, Oklahoma has played 12.  The week-to-week DUSHEE score for each team is as follows:   TCU   Ark SMU OkSt   WVU KSU Kan ISU Tex OU Ttech Bay   6.73 23.06 29.01   1.27 22.70 27.09 4.76 24.46 6.23 15.29 7.33 OU UTEP OhSt Tulane Bay   ISU Tex KSU Ttech OkSt TCU Kan WVU 33.05 48.65 42.30 -0.38   5.41 16.49 14.68 25.28 35.24 33.94 14.30 36.17   In theory, the DUSHEE score should represent how many points better (or worse) the team performed than an average team would have performed against that team.  You will note that there is a fair amount of variability in how each team has performed game-to-game.  TCU has bounced between 1.27 (against WVU) and 29.01 (Oklahoma State) for an average of 15.27.  Oklahoma has played between -0.38 (against Baylor) and 48.65 (Ohio State) for an average of 25.43.   On average, Oklahoma has been about 10 points better than the Frogs.  However, the Sooners' performance has also been much more inconsistent -- their worst performance was worse than TCU's and their best performance was (much) better.  The range (best minus worst) of Oklahoma's performance (49.0) has been much greater than TCU's (27.7).   So while you are more likely to get a 40+ point differential performance from OU (they've done it twice, TCU hasn't even hit 30), OU is also more likely to give a negative point differential performance than TCU is.   You Are Such a Standard Deviant   The most common method for measuring this spread is standard deviation.  I'm going to assume that most of you have heard the term and I'm going to assume that the majority either know what it means or don't care enough to spend time going into it here.  I talked a bit about it in a blog post several years ago on the Monte Carlo method.   But I do need to make a few points about standard deviation before we proceed.  First, using standard deviation (or any assessment of spread) is a bit dicey when talking about as few data points as we have here (11-12 games).  Second, standard deviation is based on the assumption that the data being analyzed has a "normal" or "bell-curve" distribution; i.e., a team is more likely to perform at or near their average performance than they are further away from average.   Go back to the game-to-game data for each team above and you can see how well that second assumption holds up.  TCU, in particular, has only played one game near their average (last week, against Tech), and has instead shown more of a binomial distribution with five games grouped closely around 5 and five games grouped around 25.     TCU's is not a distribution that looks particularly bell-curvy.  More bathtubby.  And Oklahoma's distribution doesn't exactly look like a bell curve either.  But let's take our lack of data points excuse and use it to ignore our lack of bell-curviness.  We'll assume that the non-normal distribution of the data is because we just don't have enough data points and that as the Frogs continued to play more hypothetical games, they'd get more "average" performances and start making their bathtub look more like a bell.  There is no reason to expect that teams would not have a normal distribution given enough data.   So if you do the calculation, TCU's mean performance is currently at 15.3 with a standard deviation of 10.6.  Statistically, that means that there is a roughly 63% probability that TCU's DUSHEE Score in any one game will be between 4.7 and 25.9 (15.3 +/- 10.6).   Oklahoma's mean performance is currently 25.4 with a standard deviation of 15.5, meaning that we should expect 63% of Oklahoma's games to be between 9.9 and 40.9.   So, while Oklahoma has been better, on average, than the Frogs, they've also been more inconsistent.   Revisiting the French Riviera   So we can use these numbers to run what you often hear called "simulated" games.  There are any number of ways you can go about "simulating" a game.  You could play a bunch of games on your Xbox and assume the programmers have accurately accounted for each player's ability and matchups with opposing players and coaching and play-calling and all those other intangibles that make up the outcome of a game.  You could go far deeper into the analytics than I do with DUSHEE and have a far more complex multi-variate determination of outcome.   Perhaps the most simple way to "simulate" many games against two teams is to assume that the two teams' performances over many games will follow a normal distribution based on the limited set of data we talked about above.  So if we assume that the average and range of performance the teams have demonstrated so far is typical (and it might not be ... for instance the fact that Oklahoma has proven to be less consistent over 12 games than the Frogs have might be over-estimated given the limited data), then we can begin to predict how the teams would perform against each other over many, many games.   So if we take TCU's and Oklahoma's mean and standard deviations that we calculated above and use them to determine how the teams will perform over a 10,000 game season, the distribution in the figure above begins to look like this:     Now there are some bell curves.   Facing Baker Mayfield 10,000 Times   So we've made a lot of assumptions at this point.  Many of them questionably asserted, but not totally unreasonable.   Now we bring randomness into play (which is where the "Monte Carlo" comes in to it).  Using a random number generator, you weigh the result of the random number within the bounds of the performance bell curve for each team (this is done using the "NORMINV" function in Excel, for anyone playing along at home).  Thus, outcomes near the mean of the bell curve are more likely than outcomes far from the mean.  A random number (between 0 and 1) is generated for TCU and another random number is generated for Oklahoma; if the random number is near 0.5, the team performs at its mean.  As the random number approaches 0, the team's performance moves out in to the left tail of the bell curve; approaching 1, the team is in the right tail.   So to simulate TCU and Oklahoma facing off 10,000 times (DUSHEE predicts the probability that Mayfield would make an obscene gesture toward the TCU sideline after taking out a Arlington police officer with a warmup pass at 3%), you generate 10,000 random numbers for TCU and 10,000 for Oklahoma and you pair them up.  If the random number for Oklahoma lands at a location on its bell curve further to the right than TCU's, Oklahoma wins.  You can see from the bell curves above that Oklahoma has much more real estate in the 30 to 80 range than TCU does ... so when Oklahoma lands in this range, they are very likely to win.   If you play this simulation out, on a neutral field (i.e., not giving any advantage to the home team), Oklahoma wins somewhere between 70-72% of the time.  The distribution of outcomes looks like this:     So, when you begin to look at these games in a probabilistic manner, you can convince yourself pretty easily that the H2H argument as the be all, end all is a very incomplete picture.  No one thinks Syracuse is a better team than Clemson.  Yet, on October 13, Syracuse beat Clemson 27-24 in the Carrier Dome.  If you run the same simulation I just showed for TCU-Oklahoma and give Syracuse the DUSHEE-calculated 3.4 points for home field advantage, Clemson beats Syracuse 87% of the time by an average margin of 23 points.  But 13% of the time, Syracuse wins, just a little worse than the odds of rolling a six on a cubic die.   Closing Asides and Thoughts   As stated above, on average, home field is giving a 3.4 point advantage to the home team.  When a team's DUSHEE score is boosted by that amount, it improves the team's chances of winning by about 3-5%.   And if you are skeptical about whether Oklahoma's inconsistency relative to TCU's is real (as I am), if you give Oklahoma the same standard deviation as TCU's, Oklahoma's chances of winning go up to 75%.  By tightening Oklahoma's bell curve, Oklahoma becomes less likely to blow TCU out, but since that right tail portion of Oklahoma's bell curve is beyond TCU's right tail bell curve, Oklahoma was going to win those games anyway.  Conversely, it also becomes less likely that Oklahoma will play a stinker (left tail of the bell curve) where TCU actually has a chance to win.  So we kinda need to hope that Oklahoma's relative inconsistency (compared to the Frogs) over 12 games is real.   So take it easy on Nate Silver and his ilk over "missing" on the 2016 election.  Their predictions are only as good as the data they have and Quinnipiac polls (as measures of how people are going to vote) are probably worse data sources than college football games.  The uncertainty in those polls is why they were still giving Trump a 20-40% chance to win.  Basically the odds of flipping two coins and getting two heads.  About the odds we have against Oklahoma.   So you're telling me there's a chance ...

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Week 9 DUSHEE Rankings

Crappiest football season ever ... 1 Baylor 45.10 370.43 100.00 2 Florida St. 42.14 301.54 89.46 3 Oregon 31.23 233.31 67.17 4 Alabama 32.40 161.25 62.49 5 Louisville 26.57 208.57 58.05 6 Ohio St. 26.93 194.76 57.35 7 Wisconsin 20.58 197.26 48.15 8 Arizona St. 19.36 182.57 45.02 9 Texas A&M 18.86 132.73 39.84 10 BYU 16.00 163.35 38.32 11 Kansas St. 18.09 112.81 36.93 12 Missouri 19.28 92.77 36.90 13 Stanford 19.15 93.27 36.76 14 Clemson 16.96 125.93 36.41 15 LSU 18.06 99.92 35.74 16 UCF 16.90 112.08 35.09 17 South Carolina 13.76 160.83 34.77 18 Washington 13.92 131.35 32.38 19 Georgia 12.19 146.39 31.16 20 Virginia Tech 12.80 135.46 31.08 21 Mississippi 13.93 97.48 29.37 22 UCLA 13.93 82.67 28.07 23 Miami (FL) 13.83 80.31 27.69 24 Auburn 14.42 66.16 27.32 25 Houston 16.45 22.80 26.47 26 Iowa 13.44 63.36 25.62 27 Oklahoma 10.44 105.73 24.93 28 Georgia Tech 10.45 90.91 23.62 29 Arizona 9.90 92.40 22.94 30 Michigan 11.97 55.39 22.71 31 Utah 9.98 65.16 20.63 32 Michigan St. 8.76 82.80 20.39 33 Texas Tech 8.87 79.38 20.24 34 Utah St. 8.14 87.91 19.92 35 USC 8.61 77.78 19.72 36 Oklahoma St. 10.61 42.57 19.56 37 Oregon St. 7.28 97.00 19.46 38 Florida 8.67 70.52 19.16 39 Mississippi St. 7.44 81.55 18.32 40 Fresno St. 6.66 78.26 16.86 41 Indiana 9.81 24.39 16.74 42 East Carolina 6.59 73.96 16.37 43 Notre Dame 7.86 43.29 15.54 44 Texas 7.61 37.84 14.67 45 Boise St. 4.49 84.63 14.21 46 Nebraska 6.49 5.93 10.17 47 Tennessee 4.85 24.21 9.36 48 Pittsburgh 3.74 27.26 7.99 49 North Texas 5.90 -10.42 7.84 50 Marshall 2.47 33.64 6.66 51 North Carolina 2.12 23.96 5.28 52 Ohio 3.47 0.62 5.21 53 Duke 3.58 -3.21 5.03 54 Buffalo 3.49 -11.77 4.14 55 Penn St. 1.04 25.49 3.81 56 TCU 2.64 -3.51 3.62 57 Ball St. 4.22 -31.34 3.48 58 N.C. State -0.34 26.78 1.88 59 Northern Illinois 0.51 8.54 1.53 60 Minnesota 4.75 -70.38 0.79 61 Illinois 2.07 -29.20 0.47 62 West Virginia 0.22 0.95 0.41 63 Northwestern 0.39 -4.21 0.21 64 Memphis -1.35 23.87 0.12 65 Toledo 1.79 -28.88 0.09 66 Bowling Green -1.50 2.57 -1.99 67 Washington St. -0.79 -13.27 -2.35 68 LA Lafayette -2.70 12.56 -2.90 69 Rice 0.07 -34.71 -2.98 70 Vanderbilt -1.64 -7.50 -3.10 71 Kentucky -1.50 -15.12 -3.58 72 Boston Coll. 0.75 -53.64 -3.67 73 UT-San Antonio -5.18 22.05 -5.73 74 San Jose St. -4.62 8.85 -6.07 75 West. Kentucky -9.07 70.23 -7.21 76 Iowa St. -2.56 -40.47 -7.41 77 San Diego St. -7.51 30.53 -8.44 78 Virginia -5.13 -13.95 -8.86 79 South Alabama -3.89 -37.17 -9.09 80 Maryland -6.82 0.44 -10.09 81 Cincinnati -6.89 -10.25 -11.14 82 Rutgers -4.39 -54.99 -11.42 83 Tulane -2.37 -90.80 -11.61 84 Colorado St. -2.65 -101.72 -12.99 85 Florida Atlantic -6.83 -38.36 -13.57 86 SMU -11.26 32.42 -13.84 87 Wyoming -6.54 -48.28 -14.02 88 Wake Forest -3.61 -99.43 -14.22 89 Akron -7.51 -40.94 -14.81 90 Middle Tenn. St. -6.17 -66.55 -15.10 91 Navy -6.21 -66.48 -15.14 92 Arkansas -10.36 -31.07 -18.16 93 South Florida -9.01 -78.69 -20.40 94 Tulsa -10.87 -49.95 -20.60 95 Syracuse -9.30 -84.83 -21.37 96 California -14.93 -4.98 -22.62 97 Temple -8.92 -110.84 -23.13 98 Kansas -8.75 -120.67 -23.75 99 Purdue -14.83 -40.61 -25.64 100 LA Monroe -11.95 -89.84 -25.75 101 Army -12.95 -75.81 -25.99 102 Hawaii -12.54 -86.92 -26.37 103 Colorado -13.06 -94.07 -27.78 104 UNLV -13.54 -88.28 -27.98 105 Kent St. -11.02 -142.34 -29.05 106 Texas St. -11.11 -142.53 -29.20 107 New Mexico -13.47 -105.25 -29.39 108 Nevada -14.10 -96.00 -29.49 109 Connecticut -15.40 -75.39 -29.59 110 Arkansas St. -13.69 -124.94 -31.47 111 Troy -16.62 -102.02 -33.77 112 Louisiana Tech -18.19 -107.87 -36.63 113 Cent. Michigan -18.60 -144.01 -40.47 114 UTEP -21.07 -127.22 -42.64 115 Massachusetts -23.41 -180.80 -50.89 116 W. Michigan -25.07 -161.51 -51.63 117 Air Force -24.37 -173.31 -51.64 118 UAB -26.58 -165.04 -54.19 119 East. Michigan -27.91 -149.11 -54.75 120 Georgia State -22.79 -261.34 -57.14 121 Idaho -30.15 -214.83 -63.93 122 Southern Miss -34.51 -167.60 -66.20 123 Florida Intl. -33.64 -209.57 -68.64 124 New Mexico St. -34.63 -244.17 -73.19 125 Miami (OH) -31.07 -329.14 -75.48 By Conference: Rank Team P/G Y/G Score Conf 5 Louisville 26.57 208.57 58.05 AAC 16 UCF 16.90 112.08 35.09 AAC 25 Houston 16.45 22.80 26.47 AAC 64 Memphis -1.35 23.87 0.12 AAC 81 Cincinnati -6.89 -10.25 -11.14 AAC 82 Rutgers -4.39 -54.99 -11.42 AAC 86 SMU -11.26 32.42 -13.84 AAC 93 South Florida -9.01 -78.69 -20.40 AAC 97 Temple -8.92 -110.84 -23.13 AAC 109 Connecticut -15.40 -75.39 -29.59 AAC 2 Florida St. 42.14 301.54 89.46 ACC 14 Clemson 16.96 125.93 36.41 ACC 20 Virginia Tech 12.80 135.46 31.08 ACC 23 Miami (FL) 13.83 80.31 27.69 ACC 28 Georgia Tech 10.45 90.91 23.62 ACC 48 Pittsburgh 3.74 27.26 7.99 ACC 51 North Carolina 2.12 23.96 5.28 ACC 53 Duke 3.58 -3.21 5.03 ACC 58 N.C. State -0.34 26.78 1.88 ACC 72 Boston Coll. 0.75 -53.64 -3.67 ACC 78 Virginia -5.13 -13.95 -8.86 ACC 80 Maryland -6.82 0.44 -10.09 ACC 88 Wake Forest -3.61 -99.43 -14.22 ACC 95 Syracuse -9.30 -84.83 -21.37 ACC 6 Ohio St. 26.93 194.76 57.35 B10 7 Wisconsin 20.58 197.26 48.15 B10 26 Iowa 13.44 63.36 25.62 B10 30 Michigan 11.97 55.39 22.71 B10 32 Michigan St. 8.76 82.80 20.39 B10 41 Indiana 9.81 24.39 16.74 B10 46 Nebraska 6.49 5.93 10.17 B10 55 Penn St. 1.04 25.49 3.81 B10 60 Minnesota 4.75 -70.38 0.79 B10 61 Illinois 2.07 -29.20 0.47 B10 63 Northwestern 0.39 -4.21 0.21 B10 99 Purdue -14.83 -40.61 -25.64 B10 1 Baylor 45.10 370.43 100.00 B12 11 Kansas St. 18.09 112.81 36.93 B12 27 Oklahoma 10.44 105.73 24.93 B12 33 Texas Tech 8.87 79.38 20.24 B12 36 Oklahoma St. 10.61 42.57 19.56 B12 44 Texas 7.61 37.84 14.67 B12 56 TCU 2.64 -3.51 3.62 B12 62 West Virginia 0.22 0.95 0.41 B12 76 Iowa St. -2.56 -40.47 -7.41 B12 98 Kansas -8.75 -120.67 -23.75 B12 42 East Carolina 6.59 73.96 16.37 CUSA 49 North Texas 5.90 -10.42 7.84 CUSA 50 Marshall 2.47 33.64 6.66 CUSA 69 Rice 0.07 -34.71 -2.98 CUSA 73 UT-San Antonio -5.18 22.05 -5.73 CUSA 83 Tulane -2.37 -90.80 -11.61 CUSA 85 Florida Atlantic -6.83 -38.36 -13.57 CUSA 90 Middle Tenn. St. -6.17 -66.55 -15.10 CUSA 94 Tulsa -10.87 -49.95 -20.60 CUSA 112 Louisiana Tech -18.19 -107.87 -36.63 CUSA 114 UTEP -21.07 -127.22 -42.64 CUSA 118 UAB -26.58 -165.04 -54.19 CUSA 122 Southern Miss -34.51 -167.60 -66.20 CUSA 123 Florida Intl. -33.64 -209.57 -68.64 CUSA 10 BYU 16.00 163.35 38.32 Ind 43 Notre Dame 7.86 43.29 15.54 Ind 91 Navy -6.21 -66.48 -15.14 Ind 101 Army -12.95 -75.81 -25.99 Ind 121 Idaho -30.15 -214.83 -63.93 Ind 124 New Mexico St. -34.63 -244.17 -73.19 Ind 52 Ohio 3.47 0.62 5.21 MAC 54 Buffalo 3.49 -11.77 4.14 MAC 57 Ball St. 4.22 -31.34 3.48 MAC 59 Northern Illinois 0.51 8.54 1.53 MAC 65 Toledo 1.79 -28.88 0.09 MAC 66 Bowling Green -1.50 2.57 -1.99 MAC 89 Akron -7.51 -40.94 -14.81 MAC 105 Kent St. -11.02 -142.34 -29.05 MAC 113 Cent. Michigan -18.60 -144.01 -40.47 MAC 115 Massachusetts -23.41 -180.80 -50.89 MAC 116 W. Michigan -25.07 -161.51 -51.63 MAC 119 East. Michigan -27.91 -149.11 -54.75 MAC 125 Miami (OH) -31.07 -329.14 -75.48 MAC 34 Utah St. 8.14 87.91 19.92 MWC 40 Fresno St. 6.66 78.26 16.86 MWC 45 Boise St. 4.49 84.63 14.21 MWC 74 San Jose St. -4.62 8.85 -6.07 MWC 77 San Diego St. -7.51 30.53 -8.44 MWC 84 Colorado St. -2.65 -101.72 -12.99 MWC 87 Wyoming -6.54 -48.28 -14.02 MWC 102 Hawaii -12.54 -86.92 -26.37 MWC 104 UNLV -13.54 -88.28 -27.98 MWC 107 New Mexico -13.47 -105.25 -29.39 MWC 108 Nevada -14.10 -96.00 -29.49 MWC 117 Air Force -24.37 -173.31 -51.64 MWC 3 Oregon 31.23 233.31 67.17 P10 8 Arizona St. 19.36 182.57 45.02 P10 13 Stanford 19.15 93.27 36.76 P10 18 Washington 13.92 131.35 32.38 P10 22 UCLA 13.93 82.67 28.07 P10 29 Arizona 9.90 92.40 22.94 P10 31 Utah 9.98 65.16 20.63 P10 35 USC 8.61 77.78 19.72 P10 37 Oregon St. 7.28 97.00 19.46 P10 67 Washington St. -0.79 -13.27 -2.35 P10 96 California -14.93 -4.98 -22.62 P10 103 Colorado -13.06 -94.07 -27.78 P10 68 LA Lafayette -2.70 12.56 -2.90 SBC 75 West. Kentucky -9.07 70.23 -7.21 SBC 79 South Alabama -3.89 -37.17 -9.09 SBC 100 LA Monroe -11.95 -89.84 -25.75 SBC 106 Texas St. -11.11 -142.53 -29.20 SBC 110 Arkansas St. -13.69 -124.94 -31.47 SBC 111 Troy -16.62 -102.02 -33.77 SBC 120 Georgia State -22.79 -261.34 -57.14 SBC 4 Alabama 32.40 161.25 62.49 SEC 9 Texas A&M 18.86 132.73 39.84 SEC 12 Missouri 19.28 92.77 36.90 SEC 15 LSU 18.06 99.92 35.74 SEC 17 South Carolina 13.76 160.83 34.77 SEC 19 Georgia 12.19 146.39 31.16 SEC 21 Mississippi 13.93 97.48 29.37 SEC 24 Auburn 14.42 66.16 27.32 SEC 38 Florida 8.67 70.52 19.16 SEC 39 Mississippi St. 7.44 81.55 18.32 SEC 47 Tennessee 4.85 24.21 9.36 SEC 70 Vanderbilt -1.64 -7.50 -3.10 SEC 71 Kentucky -1.50 -15.12 -3.58 SEC 92 Arkansas -10.36 -31.07 -18.16 SEC

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Week 9 DUSHEE Rankings

Our long national nightmare is over! Clemson has leapt Baylor as the new DUSHEE Number 1. It was a Halloween miracle! DUSHEE was very impressed by the Frogs' performance against West Virginia. As this year's WTF team, DUSHEE has held (and continues to hold) the Mountaineers in very high regard. TCU's performance earned the top performance of the week edging out Washington's beatdown of the fighting RichRods and Clemson's shootout win over NC State. The Frogs ranking jumped from 18th to 11th and their DUSHEE score went up 4 points. The loss dropped WVU from 4th to 8th based on a 6 point drop in DUSHEE score. West Virginia's schedule now ranks as the most difficult in the FBS. TCU Week-to-Week The Frogs appear to be on an upward trajectory with their three highest rated performances in the last four games. That said, their one not-so-great performance during that time continues to look more and more mediocre as Kansas State continues to crumble. Another statistic of worry is the fact that TCU now has an average DUSHEE score of 28.9 at home but only 12.0 on the road meaning the Frogs have been almost 2 TDs worse on the road than at home. Minn SMU Ttech | Tex KSU ISU | WVU 3.71 2.83 6.43 | 39.00 -0.60 19.83 | 36.40 174.4 139.2 209.4 | 210.3 31.6 173.0 | 368.2 10.90 8.61 14.40 | 36.15 1.13 21.57 | 42.04 Frogs' Next Opponent If the Frogs have been on a steady upward trajectory over the season, the Cowboys' season has looked more like a bathtub. They looked strong early against mediocre-to-bad out-of-conference competition, looked really average at the beginning of the conference schedule, then has looked stronger the last two games against a terrible Kansas and decent Tech team. The Cowboys rank 27th in this week's DUSHEE poll with a score of 11.5. Giving the Cowboys 3 points for home field, DUSHEE has the Cowboys as 5-point underdogs at home to the Frogs. Vegas has a slightly more confidence in the Frogs, installing them as 5.5-point favorites. CMU UTSA Tex | KSU WVU Kan | Ttech 15.57 47.57 -6.71 | -6.60 8.80 15.67 | 22.43 148.6 120.9 0.0 | 4.0 -75.8 67.2 | 68.9 17.55 37.55 -4.48 | -4.21 2.21 13.69 | 18.28 Top 3/Bottom 3 Performances of the Week 42.04 @TCU (40-616) vs. WVU (10-327) 40.06 @Washington (49-468) vs. Arizona (3-330) 38.65 Clemson (56-623) @ NC State (41-389) -48.24 @Hawaii (7-178) vs. Air Force (58-576) -45.26 UCF (7-313) @ Cincinnati (52-726) -43.14 Arizona (3-330) @ Washington (49-468) Conference Strength SEC 9.10 B12 8.43 ACC 5.34 B10 5.23 P12 3.97 AAC -0.89 MAC -4.04 MWC -8.57 CUSA -10.66 SBC -13.03 Overall Rankings Rank Team PD YD Score 1 Clemson 29.15 271.48 32.54 2 Baylor 28.45 247.51 30.92 3 Alabama 23.19 205.61 25.38 4 Oklahoma 24.18 165.19 24.10 5 Notre Dame 21.92 173.71 23.00 6 Mississippi 19.63 201.73 22.82 7 Ohio St. 21.97 136.13 21.22 8 West Virginia 19.12 167.95 20.85 9 USC 22.54 117.32 20.69 10 LSU 19.74 131.21 19.50 _______________________________________________ 11 TCU 15.37 186.59 19.26 12 Tennessee 20.47 113.17 19.11 13 Florida 18.99 105.93 17.78 14 Memphis 13.96 148.86 16.49 15 Michigan 16.80 104.50 16.24 16 Houston 16.46 108.19 16.20 17 Appalachian State 14.78 120.41 15.66 18 Mississippi St. 18.74 62.64 15.52 19 Bowling Green 12.11 147.79 15.21 20 Boise St. 12.49 140.04 15.09 ________________________________________________ 21 Wisconsin 14.04 113.80 14.85 22 Iowa 15.04 94.80 14.60 23 Stanford 15.56 73.69 13.93 24 BYU 12.12 100.50 12.93 25 Toledo 13.94 63.21 12.35 26 Michigan St. 13.36 70.35 12.30 27 Oklahoma St. 13.82 47.66 11.51 28 Texas A&M 12.27 68.66 11.50 29 Texas Tech 9.14 105.93 11.21 30 Utah 14.66 28.43 11.15 _________________________________________________ 31 Florida St. 11.15 63.32 10.49 32 North Carolina 12.04 44.44 10.17 33 Washington 14.48 3.53 9.82 34 N.C. State 8.09 85.38 9.51 35 California 9.59 59.76 9.28 36 Arkansas 7.03 89.48 9.01 37 Navy 11.47 26.44 8.92 38 Louisville 5.84 97.23 8.59 39 West. Kentucky 7.89 66.14 8.46 40 Cincinnati 5.58 93.63 8.24 _____________________________________________________ 41 Georgia Tech 6.81 69.28 7.89 42 Penn St. 9.54 25.88 7.61 43 Louisiana Tech 6.58 66.20 7.58 44 Utah St. 8.00 27.59 6.66 45 UCLA 6.17 52.21 6.63 46 Nebraska 6.07 48.38 6.38 47 Cent. Michigan 5.83 46.13 6.11 48 Northwestern 6.58 27.92 5.74 49 Temple 9.79 -22.85 5.43 50 Pittsburgh 5.41 30.40 5.07 _____________________________________________________ 51 Duke 5.33 30.52 5.03 52 Georgia 4.67 37.96 4.94 53 Arizona St. 3.25 53.82 4.76 54 Washington St. 1.95 68.84 4.62 55 Air Force 1.25 73.51 4.38 56 Virginia Tech 5.89 7.27 4.28 57 Vanderbilt 0.50 79.63 4.17 58 W. Michigan 4.32 25.45 4.11 59 Miami (FL) 3.63 18.78 3.33 60 Northern Illinois 3.28 10.72 2.71 _____________________________________________________ 61 Southern Miss 0.34 50.78 2.68 62 Iowa St. 0.70 41.57 2.48 63 Oregon 3.62 -4.08 2.22 64 Georgia Southern 0.65 20.80 1.44 65 East Carolina 0.79 3.80 0.71 66 Boston Coll. -0.81 20.08 0.43 67 Minnesota -3.02 46.50 0.23 68 Tulsa -1.13 18.29 0.13 69 San Diego St. -0.67 11.41 0.11 70 Illinois 0.26 -5.02 -0.07 __________________________________________________ 71 Marshall 2.22 -44.05 -0.64 72 Auburn 0.98 -33.19 -0.95 73 Indiana 0.32 -24.24 -0.96 74 Middle Tenn. St. -3.37 20.42 -1.26 75 Kansas St. 1.46 -69.79 -2.40 76 Virginia -3.68 -10.02 -2.93 77 Massachusetts -2.62 -26.51 -3.02 78 South Florida -0.13 -77.50 -3.83 79 Arizona -6.35 -1.65 -4.31 80 Texas -2.70 -54.75 -4.44 ____________________________________________________ 81 Buffalo -3.19 -48.60 -4.48 82 Missouri -3.66 -56.72 -5.18 83 Akron -7.06 -11.01 -5.24 84 Maryland -4.56 -47.34 -5.32 85 Colorado St. -7.15 -15.74 -5.52 86 Connecticut -3.70 -72.44 -5.96 87 Kentucky -5.08 -61.83 -6.37 88 Troy -6.99 -37.40 -6.46 89 Ohio -6.15 -49.70 -6.50 90 Purdue -4.49 -76.89 -6.71 ____________________________________________________ 91 Arkansas St. -7.47 -49.43 -7.37 92 SMU -9.82 -29.42 -7.97 93 Wyoming -13.04 -11.68 -9.26 94 Wake Forest -9.25 -70.26 -9.56 95 South Carolina -7.48 -98.89 -9.76 96 Syracuse -5.10 -137.90 -10.06 97 Ball St. -8.89 -99.98 -10.75 98 Oregon St. -12.73 -71.62 -11.95 99 San Jose St. -13.14 -71.56 -12.22 100 Florida Intl. -9.17 -131.40 -12.46 _____________________________________________________ 101 Rutgers -11.67 -107.19 -12.96 103 Rice -15.26 -63.63 -13.24 104 Army -12.74 -104.26 -13.53 105 UNLV -12.34 -121.08 -14.07 106 Florida Atlantic -14.98 -93.63 -14.51 107 Nevada -13.28 -123.29 -14.80 108 LA Lafayette -18.52 -100.71 -17.21 109 Texas St. -16.54 -142.85 -17.92 110 UT-San Antonio -19.51 -106.27 -18.14 ________________________________________________________ 111 Kent St. -19.34 -112.95 -18.34 112 South Alabama -23.20 -70.26 -18.86 113 Georgia State -20.68 -109.78 -19.09 114 Colorado -19.85 -123.86 -19.21 115 Old Dominion -19.74 -144.45 -20.13 116 Idaho -21.08 -158.30 -21.69 117 Tulane -21.57 -161.52 -22.18 118 East. Michigan -22.93 -143.16 -22.20 119 Miami (OH) -24.07 -133.41 -22.49 120 New Mexico -20.42 -187.29 -22.66 _____________________________________________________ 121 North Texas -23.25 -150.17 -22.75 122 LA Monroe -23.19 -161.21 -23.24 123 Fresno St. -24.48 -184.11 -25.21 124 Hawaii -24.39 -188.29 -25.35 125 UNC-Charlotte -27.33 -155.68 -25.73 126 UCF -23.15 -236.07 -26.83 127 UTEP -29.14 -185.81 -28.40 128 New Mexico St. -29.38 -186.15 -28.57 129 Kansas -26.72 -234.52 -29.14 By Conference Rank Team PD YD Score AAC 14 Memphis 13.96 148.86 16.49 16 Houston 16.46 108.19 16.20 37 Navy 11.47 26.44 8.92 40 Cincinnati 5.58 93.63 8.24 49 Temple 9.79 -22.85 5.43 65 East Carolina 0.79 3.80 0.71 68 Tulsa -1.13 18.29 0.13 78 South Florida -0.13 -77.50 -3.83 86 Connecticut -3.70 -72.44 -5.96 92 SMU -9.82 -29.42 -7.97 117 Tulane -21.57 -161.52 -22.18 126 UCF -23.15 -236.07 -26.83 ACC 1 Clemson 29.15 271.48 32.54 31 Florida St. 11.15 63.32 10.49 32 North Carolina 12.04 44.44 10.17 34 N.C. State 8.09 85.38 9.51 38 Louisville 5.84 97.23 8.59 41 Georgia Tech 6.81 69.28 7.89 50 Pittsburgh 5.41 30.40 5.07 51 Duke 5.33 30.52 5.03 56 Virginia Tech 5.89 7.27 4.28 59 Miami (FL) 3.63 18.78 3.33 66 Boston Coll. -0.81 20.08 0.43 76 Virginia -3.68 -10.02 -2.93 94 Wake Forest -9.25 -70.26 -9.56 96 Syracuse -5.10 -137.90 -10.06 B1G 7 Ohio St. 21.97 136.13 21.22 15 Michigan 16.80 104.50 16.24 21 Wisconsin 14.04 113.80 14.85 22 Iowa 15.04 94.80 14.60 26 Michigan St. 13.36 70.35 12.30 42 Penn St. 9.54 25.88 7.61 46 Nebraska 6.07 48.38 6.38 48 Northwestern 6.58 27.92 5.74 67 Minnesota -3.02 46.50 0.23 70 Illinois 0.26 -5.02 -0.07 73 Indiana 0.32 -24.24 -0.96 84 Maryland -4.56 -47.34 -5.32 90 Purdue -4.49 -76.89 -6.71 101 Rutgers -11.67 -107.19 -12.96 B12-2 2 Baylor 28.45 247.51 30.92 4 Oklahoma 24.18 165.19 24.10 8 West Virginia 19.12 167.95 20.85 11 TCU 15.37 186.59 19.26 27 Oklahoma St. 13.82 47.66 11.51 29 Texas Tech 9.14 105.93 11.21 62 Iowa St. 0.70 41.57 2.48 75 Kansas St. 1.46 -69.79 -2.40 80 Texas -2.70 -54.75 -4.44 129 Kansas -26.72 -234.52 -29.14 CUSA 39 West. Kentucky 7.89 66.14 8.46 43 Louisiana Tech 6.58 66.20 7.58 61 Southern Miss 0.34 50.78 2.68 71 Marshall 2.22 -44.05 -0.64 74 Middle Tenn. St. -3.37 20.42 -1.26 100 Florida Intl. -9.17 -131.40 -12.46 103 Rice -15.26 -63.63 -13.24 106 Florida Atlantic -14.98 -93.63 -14.51 110 UT-San Antonio -19.51 -106.27 -18.14 115 Old Dominion -19.74 -144.45 -20.13 121 North Texas -23.25 -150.17 -22.75 125 UNC-Charlotte -27.33 -155.68 -25.73 127 UTEP -29.14 -185.81 -28.40 Indies 5 Notre Dame 21.92 173.71 23.00 24 BYU 12.12 100.50 12.93 104 Army -12.74 -104.26 -13.53 MAC 19 Bowling Green 12.11 147.79 15.21 25 Toledo 13.94 63.21 12.35 47 Cent. Michigan 5.83 46.13 6.11 58 W. Michigan 4.32 25.45 4.11 60 Northern Illinois 3.28 10.72 2.71 77 Massachusetts -2.62 -26.51 -3.02 81 Buffalo -3.19 -48.60 -4.48 83 Akron -7.06 -11.01 -5.24 89 Ohio -6.15 -49.70 -6.50 97 Ball St. -8.89 -99.98 -10.75 111 Kent St. -19.34 -112.95 -18.34 118 East. Michigan -22.93 -143.16 -22.20 119 Miami (OH) -24.07 -133.41 -22.49 MWC 20 Boise St. 12.49 140.04 15.09 44 Utah St. 8.00 27.59 6.66 55 Air Force 1.25 73.51 4.38 69 San Diego St. -0.67 11.41 0.11 85 Colorado St. -7.15 -15.74 -5.52 93 Wyoming -13.04 -11.68 -9.26 99 San Jose St. -13.14 -71.56 -12.22 105 UNLV -12.34 -121.08 -14.07 107 Nevada -13.28 -123.29 -14.80 120 New Mexico -20.42 -187.29 -22.66 123 Fresno St. -24.48 -184.11 -25.21 124 Hawaii -24.39 -188.29 -25.35 P12 9 USC 22.54 117.32 20.69 23 Stanford 15.56 73.69 13.93 30 Utah 14.66 28.43 11.15 33 Washington 14.48 3.53 9.82 35 California 9.59 59.76 9.28 45 UCLA 6.17 52.21 6.63 53 Arizona St. 3.25 53.82 4.76 54 Washington St. 1.95 68.84 4.62 63 Oregon 3.62 -4.08 2.22 79 Arizona -6.35 -1.65 -4.31 98 Oregon St. -12.73 -71.62 -11.95 114 Colorado -19.85 -123.86 -19.21 SBC 17 Appalachian State 14.78 120.41 15.66 64 Georgia Southern 0.65 20.80 1.44 88 Troy -6.99 -37.40 -6.46 91 Arkansas St. -7.47 -49.43 -7.37 108 LA Lafayette -18.52 -100.71 -17.21 109 Texas St. -16.54 -142.85 -17.92 112 South Alabama -23.20 -70.26 -18.86 113 Georgia State -20.68 -109.78 -19.09 116 Idaho -21.08 -158.30 -21.69 122 LA Monroe -23.19 -161.21 -23.24 128 New Mexico St. -29.38 -186.15 -28.57 SEC 3 Alabama 23.19 205.61 25.38 6 Mississippi 19.63 201.73 22.82 10 LSU 19.74 131.21 19.50 12 Tennessee 20.47 113.17 19.11 13 Florida 18.99 105.93 17.78 18 Mississippi St. 18.74 62.64 15.52 28 Texas A&M 12.27 68.66 11.50 36 Arkansas 7.03 89.48 9.01 52 Georgia 4.67 37.96 4.94 57 Vanderbilt 0.50 79.63 4.17 72 Auburn 0.98 -33.19 -0.95 82 Missouri -3.66 -56.72 -5.18 87 Kentucky -5.08 -61.83 -6.37 95 South Carolina -7.48 -98.89 -9.76

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 9 DUSHEE (2018)

No movement in the top 4 although Clemson increased its lead over Bama a bit this week and the Frogs fell (only) 4 more spots to 47th, helped by outgaining Kansas by 200 yards despite losing.  The largest faller this week in both ranking and score was Baylor, who dropped 26 spots in the ranking to 83rd.  The biggest climber this week was Georgia Southern who beat DUSHEE darling Appalachian State and climbed 33 spots to 56th.   TCU Week-by-Week The Kansas game looks bad, but maybe not as bad as you might imagine.  The Frogs did almost 5 points worse against Kansas than their average opponent has but 115 yards better, making the Kansas game only the third worst on the season for the Frogs in DUSHEE score (behind OU and Texas).  The SMU, Ohio State and Iowa State games still look like solid performances, although all of those games are getting awfully far away in the rearview mirror.   Opp:      @ SMU     N OhSt     @ Tex   |   ISU      Ttech      OU      |   @ Kan PD:           17.17         9.29        -9.86   |   7.00        2.50      -2.00 |    -4.67 YD:           21.17     169.71       41.43  | 190.00    93.00  -101.29 |  115.17 Score:      12.46       14.33        -4.58  |    13.78      6.13      -6.19  |     2.41   TCU's Next Opponent (Kansas State) Kansas State has, if possible, been even more underwhelming than the Frogs.  By far their best performance came against Oklahoma State in Week 7, a 31-12 whooping of the Fightin' Mullets, and in that game, K-State garnered a score 2 TDs better than any performance TCU has had this year.  That said, their performances against their two toughest opponents, Mississippi State and Oklahoma, were 3 TDs worse than any performance TCU has had this year.  Outside of Okie St. and UTSA, K-State has been a below average team, usually well-below average.   Opp:       MissSt      UTSA      WVU   |     Tex      @ Bay      OkSt    |    @ OU PD:         -15.83       14.43    -13.40   |     1.57     -13.00     28.67   |     -15.71 YD:       -279.83       10.57    -60.00   | -102.57  -103.00   181.00   |   -325.29 Score:    -23.98       10.13    -11.81  |      -3.87     -13.61     27.80   |     -26.08   I find this difficult to type, but DUSHEE has TCU as a better than 2 TD favorite at home against the Fightin' Snyders, winning about 78% of the time.  DUSHEE has K-State as only slightly better than Kansas.  Of course, you see how well we did against the Jayhawks.   Performances of the Week Top 3 45.78 -- Clemson at Florida St. (49 MOV, 277 YM) 43.66 -- West Virginia vs. Baylor (44 MOV, 281 YM) 42.96 -- Utah State vs. New Mexico (42 MOV, 413 YM)   Bottom 3 -35.51 -- Ball St. vs. Ohio (-38 MOV, -312 YM) -33.84 -- New Mexico at Utah State (-42 MOV, -413 YM) -31.59 -- Baylor at WVU (-44 MOV, -281 YM)   Conference Rankings SEC 11.53 B12 6.58 B10 6.37 ACC 3.23 P12 2.34 AAC -3.34 MWC -4.07 CUSA -6.78 MAC -7.56 SBC -9.10   Strength of Schedule Top 10 1 A&M 11.95 2 Mizz 11.87 3 Tenn 11.55 4 LSU 10.00 5 ISU 9.76 6 UCLA 9.05 7 TCU 8.59 8 MissSt 8.32 9 Neb 7.97 10 MichSt 7.87   Bottom 10 122 USU -7.08 123 USM -8.26 124 Troy -8.31 125 Mem -8.49 126 UCF -8.57 127 UTSA -9.24 128 Ohio -9.64 129 USF -10.15 130 FIU -10.16 131 TexSt -16.04   Overall Ratings Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Clemson  37.86 301.37 39.70 0 0.21 2 Alabama  36.47 280.20 37.76 0 -0.99 3 Michigan  25.86 254.14 29.43 0 -0.12 4 Oklahoma  24.17 196.03 25.52 0 0.54 5 Georgia  23.95 126.58 22.04 2 2.19 6 LSU  23.19 118.33 21.14 -1 -1.58 7 Ohio St.  18.49 159.42 19.98 1 0.29 8 Iowa  17.78 140.03 18.57 2 -0.33 9 Penn St.  21.31 82.18 18.15 0 -1.15 10 Texas A&M  12.68 177.00 16.95 -4 -3.76 11 N.C. State  14.17 139.63 16.15 2 -1.83 12 North Texas  14.74 128.17 15.98 2 -1.67 13 Army  16.41 99.72 15.73 6 0.79 14 Missouri  15.39 110.54 15.56 -2 -2.61 15 Utah  14.93 106.17 15.05 6 0.61 16 Fresno St.  16.77 77.76 14.91 10 1.84 17 West Virginia  16.33 74.08 14.44 15 4.02 18 Notre Dame  15.39 84.80 14.33 2 -0.29 19 Iowa St.  12.59 116.88 14.00 10 2.23 20 Mississippi St.  12.57 106.69 13.50 4 -0.36 21 Temple  12.70 104.51 13.48 4 0.19 22 Utah St.  17.48 30.22 13.10 17 6.11 23 Appalachian State 14.35 72.33 13.04 -12 -5.54 24 Texas Tech  11.73 99.14 12.58 -2 -1.83 25 Purdue  12.95 81.15 12.52 -10 -4.07 26 Washington  11.23 103.14 12.43 -8 -3.17 27 Miami (FL)  10.89 101.57 12.14 -10 -3.92 28 Florida  13.63 62.88 12.10 -5 -1.92 29 Washington St.  9.98 111.54 12.01 -1 -0.45 30 UCF  14.32 50.52 11.97 0 1.40 31 Boise St.  11.00 92.59 11.78 0 1.31 32 Kentucky  12.24 73.72 11.70 -5 -1.25 33 Wisconsin  9.25 99.15 10.93 -17 -5.29 34 UAB 9.72 92.28 10.91 -1 1.18 35 Michigan St.  11.15 64.63 10.54 2 2.41 36 Cincinnati  7.83 55.08 7.87 0 -0.91 37 Boston Coll.  8.51 45.43 7.85 14 3.72 38 Houston  8.57 39.70 7.62 14 3.95 39 Texas  7.96 44.79 7.46 -5 -2.09 40 Buffalo  6.70 54.45 7.08 2 1.07 41 Auburn  6.83 40.09 6.48 0 0.21 42 Syracuse  6.89 34.44 6.24 7 1.48 43 Virginia  5.44 51.16 6.08 -5 -0.94 44 Maryland  6.42 37.15 6.06 2 0.53 45 South Carolina  5.68 46.06 6.00 -10 -3.28 46 Oklahoma St.  5.91 33.57 5.55 -1 -0.14 47 TCU  2.78 75.60 5.48 -4 -0.46 48 Stanford  8.76 -11.86 5.27 2 0.98 49 Mississippi  2.04 60.95 4.29 -1 -0.49 50 Georgia Tech  3.95 32.10 4.18 8 2.75 51 Ohio  3.30 23.28 3.32 29 7.11 52 Arizona St.  4.08 11.08 3.25 2 0.20 53 Northwestern  3.27 15.40 2.92 12 3.11 54 Minnesota  1.53 34.59 2.68 2 0.77 55 Nebraska  -2.30 86.96 2.64 -2 -0.54 56 Georgia Southern 7.43 -58.11 2.16 33 7.91 57 USC  2.45 -0.89 1.59 4 0.58 58 Vanderbilt  4.73 -41.44 1.17 2 -0.14 59 Duke  4.40 -37.67 1.13 -12 -4.36 60 BYU  1.08 8.02 1.11 -1 -0.22 61 Colorado  -1.52 35.38 0.69 -21 -5.60 62 Oregon  -0.38 15.71 0.50 -18 -5.31 63 Arizona  -2.87 47.64 0.38 28 6.54 64 San Diego St.  -0.07 2.93 0.09 -1 -0.44 65 East. Michigan  1.69 -24.53 -0.05 -10 -2.00 66 Louisiana Tech  0.00 -11.20 -0.54 0 -0.15 67 UCLA  -1.47 0.26 -0.97 -5 -1.73 68 Air Force  -0.51 -16.85 -1.15 11 2.29 69 Tennessee  -1.27 -6.29 -1.15 1 0.14 70 Southern Miss  -8.02 87.23 -1.16 3 1.02 71 Pittsburgh  0.81 -41.32 -1.44 6 1.81 72 East Carolina  -8.41 82.75 -1.64 -4 -0.95 73 Miami (OH)  -2.36 -4.28 -1.78 -2 0.24 74 Indiana  -4.63 17.37 -2.26 -10 -2.18 75 Marshall  -0.75 -38.46 -2.35 0 0.14 76 Florida Intl.  -0.08 -49.57 -2.43 8 2.25 77 Memphis  -2.48 -26.13 -2.90 6 1.27 78 Troy  -3.09 -27.22 -3.37 -2 -0.15 79 Liberty -4.00 -16.93 -3.48 -1 -0.10 80 Toledo  -0.59 -73.02 -3.89 16 3.97 81 Florida Atlantic  -6.38 6.43 -3.94 5 1.07 82 Arkansas St.  -5.97 -0.08 -3.99 -10 -1.88 83 Baylor  -4.84 -17.39 -4.06 -26 -5.77 84 Wyoming  -4.67 -19.76 -4.06 4 1.38 85 LA Lafayette  -5.69 -8.56 -4.21 2 0.88 86 California  -6.19 -6.50 -4.44 6 2.78 87 W. Michigan  -7.49 8.68 -4.58 -18 -3.73 88 Virginia Tech  -3.88 -46.90 -4.84 -21 -4.28 89 Northern Illinois  -3.74 -63.22 -5.53 -8 -1.57 90 Tulane  -5.47 -39.62 -5.55 5 2.07 91 Kansas St.  -1.90 -97.02 -5.92 -17 -3.51 92 Nevada  -5.08 -54.32 -5.99 1 1.37 93 Arkansas  -8.73 -4.85 -6.05 -8 -1.36 94 Florida St.  -6.60 -35.74 -6.12 -12 -2.16 95 Middle Tenn. St.  -2.89 -98.68 -6.66 7 3.82 96 South Florida  -6.13 -56.39 -6.79 -2 0.61 97 UNC-Charlotte -10.79 -5.11 -7.44 2 1.17 98 North Carolina  -13.19 -1.77 -8.88 0 -0.54 99 Kansas  -5.96 -110.72 -9.29 2 -0.32 100 Ball St.  -9.67 -66.63 -9.65 -10 -3.72 101 SMU  -8.89 -87.36 -10.12 8 3.44 102 Wake Forest  -9.21 -85.05 -10.22 3 1.79 103 Tulsa  -11.25 -69.58 -10.84 -3 -2.06 104 Hawaii  -10.30 -92.44 -11.30 2 1.19 105 New Mexico  -9.34 -109.23 -11.47 -8 -3.33 106 Navy  -9.86 -108.53 -11.78 -2 -0.18 107 Coastal Carolina -11.93 -82.03 -11.89 1 1.20 108 Colorado St.  -17.04 -45.54 -13.55 -5 -3.01 109 Akron  -11.62 -126.64 -13.82 3 1.90 110 Cent. Michigan  -15.03 -86.50 -14.17 -3 -1.30 111 West. Kentucky  -16.30 -88.83 -15.13 -1 -0.82 112 Louisville  -17.13 -110.36 -16.72 -1 -2.36 113 Oregon St.  -18.81 -106.54 -17.65 9 5.04 114 UTEP  -17.42 -132.01 -17.95 5 2.81 115 Georgia State -18.42 -119.67 -18.02 2 1.50 116 Old Dominion -19.53 -115.67 -18.57 -3 -1.91 117 Massachusetts -17.19 -149.77 -18.64 -1 0.28 118 LA Monroe  -19.76 -120.05 -18.93 0 1.04 119 UNLV  -18.05 -159.43 -19.68 -4 -1.57 120 South Alabama -20.10 -143.10 -20.26 0 1.38 121 Illinois  -16.94 -189.58 -20.39 -7 -3.28 122 San Jose St.  -20.29 -166.35 -21.51 3 2.97 123 Rice  -22.24 -148.85 -21.97 3 3.69 124 Rutgers  -21.51 -170.86 -22.54 0 0.94 125 Kent St.  -22.13 -175.50 -23.18 -2 0.23 126 UT-San Antonio -20.89 -203.12 -23.67 -5 -1.16 127 Bowling Green  -26.64 -139.53 -24.45 0 1.81 128 New Mexico St.  -24.67 -175.01 -24.84 1 3.08 129 Texas St. -23.15 -211.50 -25.58 -1 2.17 130 Connecticut  -26.77 -281.79 -31.37 0 -0.43   By Conference AAC 21 Temple  12.70 104.51 13.48 30 UCF  14.32 50.52 11.97 36 Cincinnati  7.83 55.08 7.87 38 Houston  8.57 39.70 7.62 72 East Carolina  -8.41 82.75 -1.64 77 Memphis  -2.48 -26.13 -2.90 90 Tulane  -5.47 -39.62 -5.55 96 South Florida  -6.13 -56.39 -6.79 101 SMU  -8.89 -87.36 -10.12 103 Tulsa  -11.25 -69.58 -10.84 106 Navy  -9.86 -108.53 -11.78 130 Connecticut  -26.77 -281.79 -31.37   ACC 1 Clemson  37.86 301.37 39.70 11 N.C. State  14.17 139.63 16.15 27 Miami (FL)  10.89 101.57 12.14 37 Boston Coll.  8.51 45.43 7.85 42 Syracuse  6.89 34.44 6.24 43 Virginia  5.44 51.16 6.08 50 Georgia Tech  3.95 32.10 4.18 59 Duke  4.40 -37.67 1.13 71 Pittsburgh  0.81 -41.32 -1.44 88 Virginia Tech  -3.88 -46.90 -4.84 94 Florida St.  -6.60 -35.74 -6.12 98 North Carolina  -13.19 -1.77 -8.88 102 Wake Forest  -9.21 -85.05 -10.22 112 Louisville  -17.13 -110.36 -16.72   B1G 3 Michigan  25.86 254.14 29.43 7 Ohio St.  18.49 159.42 19.98 8 Iowa  17.78 140.03 18.57 9 Penn St.  21.31 82.18 18.15 25 Purdue  12.95 81.15 12.52 33 Wisconsin  9.25 99.15 10.93 35 Michigan St.  11.15 64.63 10.54 44 Maryland  6.42 37.15 6.06 53 Northwestern  3.27 15.40 2.92 54 Minnesota  1.53 34.59 2.68 55 Nebraska  -2.30 86.96 2.64 74 Indiana  -4.63 17.37 -2.26 121 Illinois  -16.94 -189.58 -20.39 124 Rutgers  -21.51 -170.86 -22.54   BXII-II 4 Oklahoma  24.17 196.03 25.52 17 West Virginia  16.33 74.08 14.44 19 Iowa St.  12.59 116.88 14.00 24 Texas Tech  11.73 99.14 12.58 39 Texas  7.96 44.79 7.46 46 Oklahoma St.  5.91 33.57 5.55 47 TCU  2.78 75.60 5.48 83 Baylor  -4.84 -17.39 -4.06 91 Kansas St.  -1.90 -97.02 -5.92 99 Kansas  -5.96 -110.72 -9.29   CUSA 12 North Texas  14.74 128.17 15.98 34 UAB 9.72 92.28 10.91 66 Louisiana Tech  0.00 -11.20 -0.54 70 Southern Miss  -8.02 87.23 -1.16 75 Marshall  -0.75 -38.46 -2.35 76 Florida Intl.  -0.08 -49.57 -2.43 81 Florida Atlantic  -6.38 6.43 -3.94 95 Middle Tenn. St.  -2.89 -98.68 -6.66 97 UNC-Charlotte -10.79 -5.11 -7.44 111 West. Kentucky  -16.30 -88.83 -15.13 114 UTEP  -17.42 -132.01 -17.95 116 Old Dominion -19.53 -115.67 -18.57 123 Rice  -22.24 -148.85 -21.97 126 UT-San Antonio -20.89 -203.12 -23.67   Indies 13 Army  16.41 99.72 15.73 18 Notre Dame  15.39 84.80 14.33 60 BYU  1.08 8.02 1.11 79 Liberty -4.00 -16.93 -3.48 117 Massachusetts -17.19 -149.77 -18.64 128 New Mexico St.  -24.67 -175.01 -24.84   MAC 40 Buffalo  6.70 54.45 7.08 51 Ohio  3.30 23.28 3.32 65 East. Michigan  1.69 -24.53 -0.05 73 Miami (OH)  -2.36 -4.28 -1.78 80 Toledo  -0.59 -73.02 -3.89 87 W. Michigan  -7.49 8.68 -4.58 89 Northern Illinois  -3.74 -63.22 -5.53 100 Ball St.  -9.67 -66.63 -9.65 109 Akron  -11.62 -126.64 -13.82 110 Cent. Michigan  -15.03 -86.50 -14.17 125 Kent St.  -22.13 -175.50 -23.18 127 Bowling Green  -26.64 -139.53 -24.45   MWC 16 Fresno St.  16.77 77.76 14.91 22 Utah St.  17.48 30.22 13.10 31 Boise St.  11.00 92.59 11.78 64 San Diego St.  -0.07 2.93 0.09 68 Air Force  -0.51 -16.85 -1.15 84 Wyoming  -4.67 -19.76 -4.06 92 Nevada  -5.08 -54.32 -5.99 104 Hawaii  -10.30 -92.44 -11.30 105 New Mexico  -9.34 -109.23 -11.47 108 Colorado St.  -17.04 -45.54 -13.55 119 UNLV  -18.05 -159.43 -19.68 122 San Jose St.  -20.29 -166.35 -21.51   P12 15 Utah  14.93 106.17 15.05 26 Washington  11.23 103.14 12.43 29 Washington St.  9.98 111.54 12.01 48 Stanford  8.76 -11.86 5.27 52 Arizona St.  4.08 11.08 3.25 57 USC  2.45 -0.89 1.59 61 Colorado  -1.52 35.38 0.69 62 Oregon  -0.38 15.71 0.50 63 Arizona  -2.87 47.64 0.38 67 UCLA  -1.47 0.26 -0.97 86 California  -6.19 -6.50 -4.44 113 Oregon St.  -18.81 -106.54 -17.65   SBC 23 Appalachian State 14.35 72.33 13.04 56 Georgia Southern 7.43 -58.11 2.16 78 Troy  -3.09 -27.22 -3.37 82 Arkansas St.  -5.97 -0.08 -3.99 85 LA Lafayette  -5.69 -8.56 -4.21 107 Coastal Carolina -11.93 -82.03 -11.89 115 Georgia State -18.42 -119.67 -18.02 118 LA Monroe  -19.76 -120.05 -18.93 120 South Alabama -20.10 -143.10 -20.26 129 Texas St. -23.15 -211.50 -25.58   SEC 2 Alabama  36.47 280.20 37.76 5 Georgia  23.95 126.58 22.04 6 LSU  23.19 118.33 21.14 10 Texas A&M  12.68 177.00 16.95 14 Missouri  15.39 110.54 15.56 20 Mississippi St.  12.57 106.69 13.50 28 Florida  13.63 62.88 12.10 32 Kentucky  12.24 73.72 11.70 41 Auburn  6.83 40.09 6.48 45 South Carolina  5.68 46.06 6.00 49 Mississippi  2.04 60.95 4.29 58 Vanderbilt  4.73 -41.44 1.17 69 Tennessee  -1.27 -6.29 -1.15 93 Arkansas  -8.73 -4.85 -6.05    

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 9 DUSHEE (2017)

For any who actually read any of this, I apologize but work and home life have not allowed time for commentary.  Just posting the results ...   Frogs Week-to-Week   @ Ark  SMU @ OkSt    WVU @ KSU  Kan @ ISU   8.00 30.00 37.86   15.83 28.50 17.50 7.00   -9.00 231.33 209.14   -84.17 145.67 400.50 104.33   4.90 31.21 35.37   6.48 26.06 31.07 9.72   Frogs Next Opponent Week-to-Week (Texas)  Mary  SJSU @ USC   @ ISU  KSU # OU  OkSt @ Bay -27.83 29.43 5.50   26.83 12.17 14.43 19.57 16.50 -199.67 271.57 -23.88   109.00 114.17 126.86 81.14 68.50 -28.23 32.78 2.51   23.17 13.64 15.77 16.98 14.32   Top 3 Performances 42.05 Ohio State vs. Penn State (1 Point Margin, 246 Yardage Margin) 36.99 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (14 PM, 198 YM) 32.26 USC at Arizona State (31 PM, 247 YM)   Bottom 3 Performances -50.10 Coastal Carolina vs. Texas State (-20 PM, -324 YM) -48.82 Connecticut vs. Missouri (-40 PM, -229 YM) -48.29 San Jose State at BYU (-21 PM, -260 YM)   Conference Ratings B10 8.36 B12 7.49 ACC 6.85 SEC 5.26 P12 4.90 AAC -0.30 MWC -6.01 CUSA -9.68 MAC -9.96 SBC -10.56   Overall Rankings Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Ohio St.  33.75893 301.2054 37.10206587 0 0.86 2 Alabama  31.48214 255.7202 33.38004488 0 -1.25 3 Penn St.  34.36071 174.6732 31.37163394 0 -0.67 4 Georgia  30.33333 200.5986 29.94303375 1 1.77 5 Clemson  26.59568 246.1777 29.659983 -1 1.06 6 Notre Dame  30.73289 180.5774 29.23919242 0 1.21 7 Oklahoma St.  22.73214 226.2619 26.11918987 0 -1.71 8 Oklahoma  21.21726 219.6726 24.78995897 0 -1.08 9 UCF  26.50556 145.4333 24.71792576 0 1.03 10 Auburn  21.92109 168.6946 22.78883026 3 1.59 11 Virginia Tech  21.80612 158.3614 22.21145141 1 0.75 12 TCU  20.67007 142.5442 20.68759706 -1 -2.09 13 Wisconsin  20.57738 140.5327 20.52833136 -3 -2.88 14 Mississippi St.  19.53741 146.4184 20.12023248 0 1.77 15 Washington  19.13946 105.7041 17.88195236 0 0.30 16 Iowa St.  17.53401 55.34354 14.37123545 8 1.99 17 USC  13.34127 109.3175 14.19159582 6 1.62 18 Georgia Tech  9.07877 150.8782 13.36392024 -1 -1.05 19 Michigan St.  9.494048 136.3185 12.93522236 0 -1.23 20 Washington St.  8.861607 143.808 12.87653317 2 0.24 21 Michigan  9.071429 132.6488 12.47564907 -1 -1.68 22 South Florida  9.952381 99.41667 11.4525539 3 -0.57 23 Texas  12.0744 68.46205 11.36720653 3 0.65 24 N.C. State  10.63265 84.60884 11.18849619 -6 -3.08 25 Arizona  10.90136 65.98299 10.46504424 8 1.82 26 Miami (FL)  12.21508 36.31984 9.903409804 -10 -6.65 27 LSU  5.363946 119.4728 9.365496831 7 1.11 28 Memphis  11.81905 28.32177 9.25180996 7 1.14 29 Iowa  14.25 -8.43452 9.091271324 3 0.39 30 Wake Forest  8.32381 65.25272 8.711288629 0 -0.60 31 Boise St.  8.910714 54.9256 8.602116173 18 3.76 32 Stanford  11.09003 21.12946 8.417266101 -11 -5.22 33 Boston Coll.  8.550265 49.06878 8.078001029 9 1.39 34 Toledo  7.939456 57.19031 8.064356152 13 2.84 35 Navy  8.620238 47.49167 8.048224559 2 0.50 36 San Diego St.  6.71131 62.50298 7.503038713 7 1.11 37 Purdue  8.425595 33.19643 7.225729565 -8 -2.27 38 West Virginia  6.346939 50.03741 6.656056122 3 -0.12 39 Texas Tech  4.557823 72.18027 6.536333299 -8 -2.69 40 Syracuse  3.604762 81.45578 6.350441193 -2 -0.63 41 Florida Atlantic  8.612245 11.03061 6.276029151 10 1.69 42 Fresno St.  5.054422 56.04762 6.085626659 -14 -4.06 43 SMU  5.279762 24.53452 4.708760011 1 -1.59 44 UCLA  5.235119 22.16964 4.564398316 2 -0.99 45 Arkansas St.  6.450794 3.716667 4.480635089 12 3.75 46 Northwestern  6.098214 2.083333 4.166432462 4 -0.53 47 Nebraska  2.528571 49.32024 4.075724209 5 0.07 48 Texas A&M  4.653741 19.59184 4.051895348 -9 -2.87 49 Oregon  2.348214 46.12798 3.800792262 4 1.06 50 Louisville  -0.74702 76.11682 3.190529669 -5 -2.53 51 Florida St.  0.895918 45.87585 2.820377214 -24 -7.86 52 Houston  2.636905 19.29592 2.692997614 2 0.22 53 Arizona St.  3.422619 6.14881 2.579711256 -17 -5.39 54 Indiana  0.228571 48.34762 2.495258719 -14 -4.35 55 Colorado St.  -0.1131 37.27381 1.730855092 -7 -3.48 56 Northern Illinois  0.514456 12.48129 0.947801604 11 1.89 57 Minnesota  1.294643 -16.8036 0.048810798 7 0.42 58 Appalachian State -0.66667 10.05442 0.042782883 7 0.88 59 Troy  -0.45442 3.07415 -0.153977596 -1 -0.68 60 Southern Miss  -3.54898 40.44762 -0.405934808 -5 -1.59 61 Colorado  0.910714 -24.5893 -0.584429591 14 2.23 62 East. Michigan  0.041667 -14 -0.650648366 10 1.74 63 UT-San Antonio -4.78571 48.09127 -0.860020852 0 -0.52 64 Marshall  -1.1 -3.66071 -0.910727924 -8 -1.79 65 Missouri  -0.17687 -21.432 -1.156486021 24 4.63 66 Pittsburgh  -1.19167 -7.57917 -1.16172336 -5 -1.09 67 Utah  -1.44728 -4.59949 -1.187739331 -8 -1.70 68 California  0.072173 -33.3296 -1.567004983 -8 -1.88 69 Cincinnati  -4.28299 17.27279 -2.018306533 2 0.20 70 Air Force  -3.45918 5.52381 -2.038444107 20 4.63 71 W. Michigan  0.272959 -46.3818 -2.065643464 3 0.46 72 Ohio  -1.39116 -47.6837 -3.238141263 9 0.61 73 Maryland  -0.08707 -68.1122 -3.35870186 -4 -1.54 74 Duke  -3.60045 -23.6744 -3.547535842 5 -0.20 75 Army  -1.91497 -47.1327 -3.560645709 2 -0.45 76 Tulane  -1.14507 -59.6432 -3.653628993 -14 -3.50 77 Florida  -3.7449 -24.7347 -3.695217424 10 0.96 78 North Texas  -5.69728 -2.94354 -3.940826851 -2 -1.04 79 Louisiana Tech  -3.61224 -35.0748 -4.107854809 -6 -1.58 80 South Carolina  0.770833 -95.6667 -4.122023092 -2 -0.90 81 Temple  -5.91837 -13.8068 -4.614642226 3 -0.48 82 Kansas St.  -0.61905 -90.9694 -4.820984907 -16 -3.96 83 Arkansas  -5.41156 -32.602 -5.187572381 -15 -3.58 84 Virginia  -7.04592 -12.8274 -5.318881097 -4 -1.97 85 Buffalo  -3.13988 -74.4554 -5.701286883 1 -1.25 86 Tennessee  -3.85306 -64.9707 -5.717125641 -3 -1.62 87 Wyoming  -1.47619 -105.265 -6.085179533 19 7.30 88 Cent. Michigan  -7.78571 -21.9821 -6.255709077 6 1.48 89 Kentucky  -2.20068 -100.367 -6.330822476 -4 -2.03 90 Georgia State -7.26587 -39.1151 -6.739393376 -2 -1.67 91 Miami (OH)  -9.52721 -17.6293 -7.205770012 0 -0.22 92 Mississippi  -8.86395 -31.2415 -7.423229056 0 -0.16 93 Baylor  -8.31973 -43.998 -7.678582816 -11 -3.59 94 New Mexico  -10.8401 -11.7857 -7.797881419 -24 -5.63 95 UNLV  -6.2415 -77.1395 -7.899099411 9 4.55 96 New Mexico St.  -11.4411 -14.4024 -8.325306079 -1 -0.13 97 Middle Tenn. St.  -10.953 -28.0167 -8.659644064 2 0.82 98 Massachusetts -11.9667 -15.75 -8.741007189 4 2.17 99 Tulsa  -5.6 -107.669 -8.950881636 -3 -0.15 100 Utah St.  -6.46429 -103.693 -9.334405882 -2 -0.11 101 UAB -10.8163 -45.7347 -9.427142353 8 5.08 102 North Carolina  -8.9037 -74.582 -9.549972885 -2 0.17 103 Florida Intl.  -9.57937 -73.8508 -9.964979753 5 4.39 104 Illinois  -9.86964 -81.7095 -10.53932456 1 2.68 105 Rutgers  -7.52381 -115.588 -10.61717419 -8 -1.59 106 Nevada  -9.30272 -99.9116 -11.04342959 -5 -0.39 107 LA Monroe  -10.5542 -86.9417 -11.24921823 -4 0.55 108 West. Kentucky  -11.6259 -88.3776 -12.03325554 -1 1.99 109 Vanderbilt  -9.44218 -125.551 -12.37886277 1 2.21 110 Coastal Carolina -13.8483 -65.0748 -12.3856614 -17 -5.08 111 Oregon St.  -15.8614 -43.7534 -12.69450956 3 4.46 112 South Alabama -12.0762 -98.0075 -12.80013927 0 2.37 113 Akron  -7.44345 -185.381 -13.94567906 -2 0.72 114 Hawaii  -20.1531 -77.2143 -17.17710201 -1 -0.49 115 Old Dominion -17.3019 -123.287 -17.5089666 0 0.30 116 Idaho  -17.5286 -128.876 -17.93092692 6 5.90 117 Texas St. -21.9367 -93.6034 -19.16041798 11 9.25 118 BYU  -18.8988 -140.321 -19.3990439 -1 1.68 119 LA Lafayette  -18.6014 -155.293 -19.92629293 -1 2.09 120 East Carolina  -19.132 -148.215 -19.93699908 -4 0.20 121 Bowling Green  -20.7823 -171.156 -22.14894806 -1 0.17 122 UNC-Charlotte -21.2823 -165.135 -22.19047244 -1 0.94 123 Georgia Southern -22.8746 -150.694 -22.55223908 2 1.93 124 Kansas  -24.7143 -136.595 -23.09546052 2 2.25 125 Kent St.  -24.3673 -171.259 -24.54391553 -1 -0.39 126 Ball St.  -27.2041 -136.269 -24.73950111 -3 -0.65 127 Rice  -26.1161 -159.286 -25.12957119 0 3.01 128 Connecticut  -23.3274 -201.071 -25.29530972 -9 -3.07 129 UTEP  -25.0625 -203.887 -26.58849094 0 2.28 130 San Jose St.  -34.5107 -240.254 -34.64962198 0 -2.14   By Conference AAC 9 UCF  26.51 145.43 24.72 22 South Florida  9.95 99.42 11.45 28 Memphis  11.82 28.32 9.25 35 Navy  8.62 47.49 8.05 43 SMU  5.28 24.53 4.71 52 Houston  2.64 19.30 2.69 69 Cincinnati  -4.28 17.27 -2.02 76 Tulane  -1.15 -59.64 -3.65 81 Temple  -5.92 -13.81 -4.61 99 Tulsa  -5.60 -107.67 -8.95 120 East Carolina  -19.13 -148.21 -19.94 128 Connecticut  -23.33 -201.07 -25.30 ACC 5 Clemson  26.60 246.18 29.66 11 Virginia Tech  21.81 158.36 22.21 18 Georgia Tech  9.08 150.88 13.36 24 N.C. State  10.63 84.61 11.19 26 Miami (FL)  12.22 36.32 9.90 30 Wake Forest  8.32 65.25 8.71 33 Boston Coll.  8.55 49.07 8.08 40 Syracuse  3.60 81.46 6.35 50 Louisville  -0.75 76.12 3.19 51 Florida St.  0.90 45.88 2.82 66 Pittsburgh  -1.19 -7.58 -1.16 74 Duke  -3.60 -23.67 -3.55 84 Virginia  -7.05 -12.83 -5.32 102 North Carolina  -8.90 -74.58 -9.55 B1G 1 Ohio St.  33.76 301.21 37.10 3 Penn St.  34.36 174.67 31.37 13 Wisconsin  20.58 140.53 20.53 19 Michigan St.  9.49 136.32 12.94 21 Michigan  9.07 132.65 12.48 29 Iowa  14.25 -8.43 9.09 37 Purdue  8.43 33.20 7.23 46 Northwestern  6.10 2.08 4.17 47 Nebraska  2.53 49.32 4.08 54 Indiana  0.23 48.35 2.50 57 Minnesota  1.29 -16.80 0.05 73 Maryland  -0.09 -68.11 -3.36 104 Illinois  -9.87 -81.71 -10.54 105 Rutgers  -7.52 -115.59 -10.62 BXII-II 7 Oklahoma St.  22.73 226.26 26.12 8 Oklahoma  21.22 219.67 24.79 12 TCU  20.67 142.54 20.69 16 Iowa St.  17.53 55.34 14.37 23 Texas  12.07 68.46 11.37 38 West Virginia  6.35 50.04 6.66 39 Texas Tech  4.56 72.18 6.54 82 Kansas St.  -0.62 -90.97 -4.82 93 Baylor  -8.32 -44.00 -7.68 124 Kansas  -24.71 -136.60 -23.10 CUSA 41 Florida Atlantic  8.61 11.03 6.28 60 Southern Miss  -3.55 40.45 -0.41 63 UT-San Antonio -4.79 48.09 -0.86 64 Marshall  -1.10 -3.66 -0.91 78 North Texas  -5.70 -2.94 -3.94 79 Louisiana Tech  -3.61 -35.07 -4.11 97 Middle Tenn. St.  -10.95 -28.02 -8.66 101 UAB -10.82 -45.73 -9.43 103 Florida Intl.  -9.58 -73.85 -9.96 108 West. Kentucky  -11.63 -88.38 -12.03 115 Old Dominion -17.30 -123.29 -17.51 122 UNC-Charlotte -21.28 -165.13 -22.19 127 Rice  -26.12 -159.29 -25.13 129 UTEP  -25.06 -203.89 -26.59 Indies 6 Notre Dame  30.73 180.58 29.24 75 Army  -1.91 -47.13 -3.56 98 Massachusetts -11.97 -15.75 -8.74 118 BYU  -18.90 -140.32 -19.40 MAC 34 Toledo  7.94 57.19 8.06 56 Northern Illinois  0.51 12.48 0.95 62 East. Michigan  0.04 -14.00 -0.65 71 W. Michigan  0.27 -46.38 -2.07 72 Ohio  -1.39 -47.68 -3.24 85 Buffalo  -3.14 -74.46 -5.70 88 Cent. Michigan  -7.79 -21.98 -6.26 91 Miami (OH)  -9.53 -17.63 -7.21 113 Akron  -7.44 -185.38 -13.95 121 Bowling Green  -20.78 -171.16 -22.15 125 Kent St.  -24.37 -171.26 -24.54 126 Ball St.  -27.20 -136.27 -24.74 MWC 31 Boise St.  8.91 54.93 8.60 36 San Diego St.  6.71 62.50 7.50 42 Fresno St.  5.05 56.05 6.09 55 Colorado St.  -0.11 37.27 1.73 70 Air Force  -3.46 5.52 -2.04 87 Wyoming  -1.48 -105.27 -6.09 94 New Mexico  -10.84 -11.79 -7.80 95 UNLV  -6.24 -77.14 -7.90 100 Utah St.  -6.46 -103.69 -9.33 106 Nevada  -9.30 -99.91 -11.04 114 Hawaii  -20.15 -77.21 -17.18 130 San Jose St.  -34.51 -240.25 -34.65 P12 15 Washington  19.14 105.70 17.88 17 USC  13.34 109.32 14.19 20 Washington St.  8.86 143.81 12.88 25 Arizona  10.90 65.98 10.47 32 Stanford  11.09 21.13 8.42 44 UCLA  5.24 22.17 4.56 49 Oregon  2.35 46.13 3.80 53 Arizona St.  3.42 6.15 2.58 61 Colorado  0.91 -24.59 -0.58 67 Utah  -1.45 -4.60 -1.19 68 California  0.07 -33.33 -1.57 111 Oregon St.  -15.86 -43.75 -12.69 SBC 45 Arkansas St.  6.45 3.72 4.48 58 Appalachian State -0.67 10.05 0.04 59 Troy  -0.45 3.07 -0.15 90 Georgia State -7.27 -39.12 -6.74 96 New Mexico St.  -11.44 -14.40 -8.33 107 LA Monroe  -10.55 -86.94 -11.25 110 Coastal Carolina -13.85 -65.07 -12.39 112 South Alabama -12.08 -98.01 -12.80 116 Idaho  -17.53 -128.88 -17.93 117 Texas St. -21.94 -93.60 -19.16 119 LA Lafayette  -18.60 -155.29 -19.93 123 Georgia Southern -22.87 -150.69 -22.55 SEC 2 Alabama  31.48 255.72 33.38 4 Georgia  30.33 200.60 29.94 10 Auburn  21.92 168.69 22.79 14 Mississippi St.  19.54 146.42 20.12 27 LSU  5.36 119.47 9.37 48 Texas A&M  4.65 19.59 4.05 65 Missouri  -0.18 -21.43 -1.16 77 Florida  -3.74 -24.73 -3.70 80 South Carolina  0.77 -95.67 -4.12 83 Arkansas  -5.41 -32.60 -5.19 86 Tennessee  -3.85 -64.97 -5.72 89 Kentucky  -2.20 -100.37 -6.33 92 Mississippi  -8.86 -31.24 -7.42 109 Vanderbilt  -9.44 -125.55 -12.38    

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 8 DUSHEE Rankings

I was up until almost midnight serving fries to the voracious throng at the Pitt-Old Dominion game last night, and while I technically did not have a drop of alcohol, nonetheless I feel hungover. The continued suckage of our football team has not helped matters. So I'm just posting the results. Bleh. By Team Rk Team PD YD Score 1 Baylor 47.92 376.16 100.00 2 Florida St. 45.75 309.93 91.16 3 Oregon 29.03 217.03 59.63 4 Alabama 31.85 165.35 59.03 5 Louisville 27.56 191.55 55.34 6 Wisconsin 21.28 201.93 47.47 7 Ohio St. 22.23 154.12 44.61 8 Arizona St. 18.10 189.27 41.91 9 Missouri 22.50 113.90 41.45 10 Clemson 20.38 136.42 40.46 11 Washington 19.29 153.29 40.42 12 Miami (FL) 17.29 128.67 35.46 13 Stanford 18.78 95.03 34.59 14 Georgia 14.02 156.21 33.31 15 Kansas St. 16.49 116.13 33.24 16 UCLA 16.48 110.67 32.75 17 LSU 17.58 84.54 32.00 18 UCF 16.44 102.46 31.98 19 BYU 13.23 150.76 31.72 20 Virginia Tech 14.30 128.41 31.26 21 South Carolina 11.78 156.10 30.17 22 Utah 15.64 87.69 29.56 23 Georgia Tech 12.84 113.74 27.93 24 Texas A&M 12.81 93.63 26.13 25 Nebraska 13.46 80.61 25.89 26 Fresno St. 9.64 136.70 25.48 27 Michigan 13.63 64.32 24.70 28 Mississippi 12.37 77.78 24.12 29 Texas Tech 11.68 87.60 24.01 30 Florida 10.45 81.08 21.73 31 Iowa 11.81 47.14 20.65 32 Utah St. 8.84 94.41 20.64 33 Arizona 10.62 63.75 20.44 34 Oregon St. 7.81 107.95 20.39 35 Indiana 11.65 37.93 19.62 36 Mississippi St. 7.88 86.14 18.57 37 Oklahoma St. 8.73 71.44 18.48 38 Oklahoma 7.90 84.44 18.46 39 Boise St. 6.65 96.81 17.79 40 USC 7.39 74.46 16.87 41 Marshall 5.47 96.87 16.15 42 East Carolina 6.54 72.57 15.52 43 Penn St. 6.34 67.69 14.81 44 Houston 10.43 -1.42 14.46 45 Auburn 10.04 4.21 14.41 46 Illinois 8.58 16.45 13.43 47 Notre Dame 6.08 51.23 12.99 48 Tennessee 7.38 27.79 12.75 49 Pittsburgh 6.26 41.64 12.41 50 TCU 6.40 36.07 12.11 51 West Virginia 4.16 23.63 7.89 52 Michigan St. 2.68 47.11 7.88 53 Boston Coll. 7.31 -32.78 7.35 54 Texas 3.63 8.08 5.78 55 Duke 2.55 22.28 5.52 56 Ohio 3.49 -5.84 4.36 57 Buffalo 2.38 -9.59 2.49 58 Vanderbilt 1.06 10.73 2.43 59 Ball St. 3.20 -33.63 1.53 60 North Texas 3.66 -51.41 0.61 61 North Carolina -0.50 14.13 0.54 62 Kentucky -0.51 -3.98 -1.06 63 Washington St. -0.42 -14.16 -1.83 64 Iowa St. 1.45 -49.68 -2.33 65 N.C. State -2.82 18.10 -2.35 66 Rutgers -0.81 -14.38 -2.40 67 Northern Illinois -0.54 -19.92 -2.51 68 Bowling Green -2.03 2.68 -2.61 69 Florida Atlantic -3.46 15.43 -3.48 70 Cincinnati -3.96 16.38 -4.09 71 Memphis -4.08 14.13 -4.46 72 Toledo -0.16 -51.33 -4.73 73 Northwestern -1.67 -33.91 -5.30 74 South Alabama -3.08 -12.89 -5.44 75 Virginia -5.34 -4.88 -7.90 76 UT-San Antonio -8.25 34.24 -8.53 77 West. Kentucky -9.35 49.20 -8.76 78 Maryland -6.88 6.75 -9.03 79 Wyoming -3.34 -50.37 -9.09 80 Minnesota 0.37 -116.83 -9.74 81 LA Lafayette -5.30 -44.27 -11.29 82 Colorado St. -2.24 -95.63 -11.52 83 SMU -11.65 53.65 -11.58 84 Rice -4.96 -53.75 -11.66 85 San Jose St. -8.01 -16.64 -12.65 86 California -12.11 23.22 -14.90 87 Syracuse -6.66 -65.50 -15.06 88 South Florida -7.89 -59.97 -16.29 89 Tulane -4.96 -114.64 -16.99 90 Arkansas -9.97 -35.43 -17.05 91 Navy -7.52 -76.52 -17.23 92 San Diego St. -10.89 -40.84 -18.81 93 Connecticut -11.71 -33.27 -19.30 94 Wake Forest -5.74 -128.89 -19.34 95 Tulsa -10.75 -57.83 -20.10 96 Colorado -11.95 -47.50 -20.88 97 Temple -7.63 -124.31 -21.57 98 Akron -10.32 -81.60 -21.59 99 Nevada -11.20 -99.36 -24.38 100 Army -13.06 -76.57 -24.98 101 Middle Tenn. St. -10.64 -123.17 -25.68 102 Kent St. -10.39 -141.93 -26.98 103 Arkansas St. -13.87 -86.79 -27.01 104 Kansas -10.91 -134.35 -27.04 105 Purdue -16.46 -50.76 -27.47 106 Hawaii -14.82 -83.97 -28.09 107 New Mexico -13.84 -104.49 -28.51 108 UNLV -15.09 -90.26 -29.01 109 LA Monroe -15.43 -127.88 -32.79 110 Louisiana Tech -17.40 -101.51 -33.24 111 Troy -20.18 -103.53 -37.29 112 Texas St. -14.74 -195.47 -37.75 113 Cent. Michigan -19.43 -152.97 -40.59 114 UTEP -20.95 -133.77 -41.03 115 Massachusetts -22.78 -173.28 -47.04 116 Air Force -22.83 -189.81 -48.57 117 East. Michigan -27.18 -131.34 -49.52 118 UAB -25.03 -182.76 -51.03 119 W. Michigan -26.99 -184.53 -53.93 120 Georgia State -23.81 -269.45 -56.93 121 Idaho -29.11 -199.68 -58.22 122 Southern Miss -34.26 -148.14 -60.89 123 Florida Intl. -36.08 -226.86 -70.35 124 New Mexico St. -34.58 -253.12 -70.56 125 Miami (OH) -32.53 -327.93 -74.25 By Conference Rank Team P/G Y/G Score Conf 5 Louisville 27.56 191.55 55.34 AAC 18 UCF 16.44 102.46 31.98 AAC 44 Houston 10.43 -1.42 14.46 AAC 66 Rutgers -0.81 -14.38 -2.40 AAC 70 Cincinnati -3.96 16.38 -4.09 AAC 71 Memphis -4.08 14.13 -4.46 AAC 83 SMU -11.65 53.65 -11.58 AAC 88 South Florida -7.89 -59.97 -16.29 AAC 93 Connecticut -11.71 -33.27 -19.30 AAC 97 Temple -7.63 -124.31 -21.57 AAC 2 Florida St. 45.75 309.93 91.16 ACC 10 Clemson 20.38 136.42 40.46 ACC 12 Miami (FL) 17.29 128.67 35.46 ACC 20 Virginia Tech 14.30 128.41 31.26 ACC 23 Georgia Tech 12.84 113.74 27.93 ACC 49 Pittsburgh 6.26 41.64 12.41 ACC 53 Boston Coll. 7.31 -32.78 7.35 ACC 55 Duke 2.55 22.28 5.52 ACC 61 North Carolina -0.50 14.13 0.54 ACC 65 N.C. State -2.82 18.10 -2.35 ACC 75 Virginia -5.34 -4.88 -7.90 ACC 78 Maryland -6.88 6.75 -9.03 ACC 87 Syracuse -6.66 -65.50 -15.06 ACC 94 Wake Forest -5.74 -128.89 -19.34 ACC 6 Wisconsin 21.28 201.93 47.47 B10 7 Ohio St. 22.23 154.12 44.61 B10 25 Nebraska 13.46 80.61 25.89 B10 27 Michigan 13.63 64.32 24.70 B10 31 Iowa 11.81 47.14 20.65 B10 35 Indiana 11.65 37.93 19.62 B10 43 Penn St. 6.34 67.69 14.81 B10 46 Illinois 8.58 16.45 13.43 B10 52 Michigan St. 2.68 47.11 7.88 B10 73 Northwestern -1.67 -33.91 -5.30 B10 80 Minnesota 0.37 -116.83 -9.74 B10 105 Purdue -16.46 -50.76 -27.47 B10 1 Baylor 47.92 376.16 100.00 B12 15 Kansas St. 16.49 116.13 33.24 B12 29 Texas Tech 11.68 87.60 24.01 B12 37 Oklahoma St. 8.73 71.44 18.48 B12 38 Oklahoma 7.90 84.44 18.46 B12 50 TCU 6.40 36.07 12.11 B12 51 West Virginia 4.16 23.63 7.89 B12 54 Texas 3.63 8.08 5.78 B12 64 Iowa St. 1.45 -49.68 -2.33 B12 104 Kansas -10.91 -134.35 -27.04 B12 41 Marshall 5.47 96.87 16.15 CUSA 42 East Carolina 6.54 72.57 15.52 CUSA 60 North Texas 3.66 -51.41 0.61 CUSA 69 Florida Atlantic -3.46 15.43 -3.48 CUSA 76 UT-San Antonio -8.25 34.24 -8.53 CUSA 84 Rice -4.96 -53.75 -11.66 CUSA 89 Tulane -4.96 -114.64 -16.99 CUSA 95 Tulsa -10.75 -57.83 -20.10 CUSA 101 Middle Tenn. St. -10.64 -123.17 -25.68 CUSA 110 Louisiana Tech -17.40 -101.51 -33.24 CUSA 114 UTEP -20.95 -133.77 -41.03 CUSA 118 UAB -25.03 -182.76 -51.03 CUSA 122 Southern Miss -34.26 -148.14 -60.89 CUSA 123 Florida Intl. -36.08 -226.86 -70.35 CUSA 19 BYU 13.23 150.76 31.72 Ind 47 Notre Dame 6.08 51.23 12.99 Ind 91 Navy -7.52 -76.52 -17.23 Ind 100 Army -13.06 -76.57 -24.98 Ind 121 Idaho -29.11 -199.68 -58.22 Ind 124 New Mexico St. -34.58 -253.12 -70.56 Ind 56 Ohio 3.49 -5.84 4.36 MAC 57 Buffalo 2.38 -9.59 2.49 MAC 59 Ball St. 3.20 -33.63 1.53 MAC 67 Northern Illinois -0.54 -19.92 -2.51 MAC 68 Bowling Green -2.03 2.68 -2.61 MAC 72 Toledo -0.16 -51.33 -4.73 MAC 98 Akron -10.32 -81.60 -21.59 MAC 102 Kent St. -10.39 -141.93 -26.98 MAC 113 Cent. Michigan -19.43 -152.97 -40.59 MAC 115 Massachusetts -22.78 -173.28 -47.04 MAC 117 East. Michigan -27.18 -131.34 -49.52 MAC 119 W. Michigan -26.99 -184.53 -53.93 MAC 125 Miami (OH) -32.53 -327.93 -74.25 MAC 26 Fresno St. 9.64 136.70 25.48 MWC 32 Utah St. 8.84 94.41 20.64 MWC 39 Boise St. 6.65 96.81 17.79 MWC 79 Wyoming -3.34 -50.37 -9.09 MWC 82 Colorado St. -2.24 -95.63 -11.52 MWC 85 San Jose St. -8.01 -16.64 -12.65 MWC 92 San Diego St. -10.89 -40.84 -18.81 MWC 99 Nevada -11.20 -99.36 -24.38 MWC 106 Hawaii -14.82 -83.97 -28.09 MWC 107 New Mexico -13.84 -104.49 -28.51 MWC 108 UNLV -15.09 -90.26 -29.01 MWC 116 Air Force -22.83 -189.81 -48.57 MWC 3 Oregon 29.03 217.03 59.63 P10 8 Arizona St. 18.10 189.27 41.91 P10 11 Washington 19.29 153.29 40.42 P10 13 Stanford 18.78 95.03 34.59 P10 16 UCLA 16.48 110.67 32.75 P10 22 Utah 15.64 87.69 29.56 P10 33 Arizona 10.62 63.75 20.44 P10 34 Oregon St. 7.81 107.95 20.39 P10 40 USC 7.39 74.46 16.87 P10 63 Washington St. -0.42 -14.16 -1.83 P10 86 California -12.11 23.22 -14.90 P10 96 Colorado -11.95 -47.50 -20.88 P10 74 South Alabama -3.08 -12.89 -5.44 SBC 77 West. Kentucky -9.35 49.20 -8.76 SBC 81 LA Lafayette -5.30 -44.27 -11.29 SBC 103 Arkansas St. -13.87 -86.79 -27.01 SBC 109 LA Monroe -15.43 -127.88 -32.79 SBC 111 Troy -20.18 -103.53 -37.29 SBC 112 Texas St. -14.74 -195.47 -37.75 SBC 120 Georgia State -23.81 -269.45 -56.93 SBC 4 Alabama 31.85 165.35 59.03 SEC 9 Missouri 22.50 113.90 41.45 SEC 14 Georgia 14.02 156.21 33.31 SEC 17 LSU 17.58 84.54 32.00 SEC 21 South Carolina 11.78 156.10 30.17 SEC 24 Texas A&M 12.81 93.63 26.13 SEC 28 Mississippi 12.37 77.78 24.12 SEC 30 Florida 10.45 81.08 21.73 SEC 36 Mississippi St. 7.88 86.14 18.57 SEC 45 Auburn 10.04 4.21 14.41 SEC 48 Tennessee 7.38 27.79 12.75 SEC 58 Vanderbilt 1.06 10.73 2.43 SEC 62 Kentucky -0.51 -3.98 -1.06 SEC 90 Arkansas -9.97 -35.43 -17.05 SEC

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Week 8 DUSHEE Rankings

Some pretty big swings in the rankings this week as Alabama, propelled by certainly the biggest PD of this season and probably one of the biggest since I've been doing this, is now first in the rankings. Alabama's PD against A&M was 72.2 and the next highest PD on the season has been Auburn's 55.2 against LSU in week 6. I haven't had a chance to go back and see what the highest PD's in DUSHEE history have been, but I'd be surprised if 72.2 is not the highest. Alabama's YD of 561 against A&M was the third highest of the season behind Alabama's 640 in week 4 against Florida and Nebraska's 565 in week 1 against Florida Atlantic. TCU climbed a spot to 9 getting a big boost in YD and staying about level in PD. DUSHEE doesn't think much of Oklahoma State, ranking them a very middling 64th. TCU is now the highest rated Big 12-2 school, one spot ahead of Baylor. And SMU for the first time has usurped Eastern Michigan for the worst team in FBS ... Rank Team PD YD Score 1 Alabama 29.29 324.42 35.54 2 Auburn 34.57 247.67 35.27 3 Mississippi 29.73 202.10 29.79 4 Mississippi St. 31.45 167.11 29.21 5 Ohio St. 28.91 199.91 29.14 6 Nebraska 25.48 231.47 28.41 7 Michigan St. 23.88 203.63 25.97 8 Marshall 26.73 153.73 25.41 9 TCU 27.78 138.97 25.38 10 Baylor 17.29 232.53 23.00 11 Oklahoma 23.94 118.53 21.81 12 LSU 22.18 125.98 21.00 13 Oregon 23.31 106.00 20.77 14 Georgia 22.86 93.34 19.85 15 Notre Dame 17.21 134.52 18.12 16 West Virginia 11.34 189.19 16.90 17 USC 16.18 120.35 16.73 18 Miami (FL) 15.23 132.93 16.71 19 Kansas St. 17.80 93.09 16.46 20 Arkansas 14.44 133.44 16.21 21 Clemson 14.84 123.42 15.98 22 Wisconsin 11.69 141.01 14.76 23 Florida St. 18.12 54.17 14.75 24 Stanford 12.18 130.75 14.57 25 Virginia Tech 13.66 105.52 14.31 26 UCLA 13.32 101.34 13.88 27 Louisville 11.50 115.91 13.39 28 Arizona 12.69 87.15 12.76 29 Virginia 8.08 147.76 12.68 30 Arizona St. 10.32 112.00 12.41 31 Tennessee 12.27 60.25 11.15 32 Boston Coll. 8.75 102.55 10.90 33 Texas A&M 8.48 97.39 10.46 34 Memphis 10.85 23.64 8.40 35 Boise St. 4.57 106.44 8.30 36 Pittsburgh 4.37 102.33 7.96 37 Penn St. 4.88 95.18 7.95 38 Florida 7.16 55.64 7.52 39 BYU 6.03 61.25 7.04 40 Northwestern 5.65 62.64 6.86 41 Georgia Tech 7.03 37.10 6.52 42 Georgia Southern 6.64 41.21 6.46 43 Utah 9.72 -10.52 5.96 44 Syracuse 3.44 71.84 5.84 45 Louisiana Tech 8.87 -3.04 5.76 46 Duke 9.43 -13.43 5.63 47 Minnesota 6.20 16.44 4.94 48 Missouri 11.29 -56.63 4.73 49 Michigan 3.21 50.77 4.65 50 South Carolina 5.16 21.22 4.49 51 Oregon St. 3.47 42.70 4.42 52 Rutgers 0.84 71.92 4.11 53 UAB 2.75 45.19 4.06 54 Colorado St. 5.39 9.09 4.04 55 East Carolina 0.52 68.52 3.73 56 Texas 1.42 51.33 3.48 57 Navy 2.19 29.51 2.92 58 Arkansas St. 0.52 45.80 2.61 59 Maryland 6.67 -48.90 2.03 60 Washington St. -1.53 39.97 0.95 61 Houston 3.13 -23.22 0.94 62 Nevada 4.64 -44.29 0.90 63 Utah St. 1.46 -3.55 0.80 64 Oklahoma St. 5.65 -60.63 0.77 65 Iowa 1.40 -7.87 0.55 66 Kentucky 0.19 -0.13 0.12 67 Washington 7.20 -101.10 -0.19 68 Iowa St. 0.06 -9.76 -0.44 69 N.C. State -1.52 5.69 -0.73 70 South Alabama -1.69 3.19 -0.97 71 Middle Tenn. St. -0.44 -39.43 -2.24 72 Colorado -6.52 40.21 -2.36 73 Florida Intl. -1.42 -38.97 -2.87 74 UCF -0.15 -69.07 -3.51 75 West. Kentucky -2.96 -31.32 -3.52 76 Purdue -1.76 -50.30 -3.65 77 Akron -3.47 -30.58 -3.82 78 North Carolina -3.64 -32.24 -4.02 79 California -2.08 -58.15 -4.26 80 Air Force -4.17 -51.96 -5.34 81 Rice -6.81 -17.18 -5.38 82 Toledo -7.06 -29.12 -6.14 83 Temple -2.73 -91.95 -6.36 84 UT-San Antonio -5.22 -68.53 -6.86 85 San Jose St. -12.76 31.32 -6.96 86 Illinois -5.48 -69.79 -7.10 87 W. Michigan -5.99 -75.28 -7.71 88 Texas Tech -10.33 -20.89 -7.91 89 Cent. Michigan -9.97 -27.83 -8.02 90 Cincinnati -5.44 -97.10 -8.42 91 Indiana -7.06 -92.37 -9.27 92 San Diego St. -11.34 -36.76 -9.38 93 Hawaii -9.34 -71.93 -9.77 94 LA Lafayette -12.08 -45.24 -10.28 95 Miami (OH) -10.71 -82.18 -11.20 96 Ohio -11.77 -81.60 -11.87 97 Florida Atlantic -12.08 -94.08 -12.70 98 Northern Illinois -13.83 -75.54 -12.95 99 Ball St. -9.02 -149.15 -13.37 100 Fresno St. -12.87 -98.16 -13.42 101 Kansas -14.88 -98.86 -14.80 102 Vanderbilt -12.21 -138.23 -14.96 103 Wyoming -14.56 -116.10 -15.44 104 Tulane -19.47 -49.88 -15.44 105 UTEP -15.11 -115.19 -15.76 106 Idaho -17.32 -86.13 -15.80 107 Bowling Green -14.10 -130.11 -15.82 108 Appalachian State -17.52 -85.93 -15.92 109 Old Dominion -15.06 -122.40 -16.08 110 Southern Miss -16.83 -106.56 -16.48 111 LA Monroe -17.85 -93.01 -16.49 112 Massachusetts -16.72 -114.10 -16.78 113 Connecticut -20.04 -70.51 -16.84 114 New Mexico -14.82 -142.72 -16.92 115 South Florida -14.81 -168.40 -18.18 116 Buffalo -22.13 -89.29 -19.16 117 Kent St. -18.84 -138.71 -19.40 118 Georgia State -21.08 -126.13 -20.28 119 Army -20.85 -146.38 -21.12 120 Tulsa -21.19 -143.38 -21.20 121 Texas St. -22.01 -156.17 -22.38 122 Wake Forest -16.82 -230.34 -22.58 123 New Mexico St. -25.78 -152.00 -24.69 124 Troy -27.36 -136.63 -24.99 125 UNLV -28.23 -183.37 -27.87 126 North Texas -27.56 -197.12 -28.10 127 East. Michigan -34.45 -297.88 -37.67 128 SMU -41.41 -286.11 -41.72 By Conference 34 Memphis 10.85 23.64 8.40 55 East Carolina 0.52 68.52 3.73 61 Houston 3.13 -23.22 0.94 74 UCF -0.15 -69.07 -3.51 83 Temple -2.73 -91.95 -6.36 90 Cincinnati -5.44 -97.10 -8.42 113 Connecticut -20.04 -70.51 -16.84 115 South Florida -14.81 -168.40 -18.18 120 Tulsa -21.19 -143.38 -21.20 128 SMU -41.41 -286.11 -41.72 18 Miami (FL) 15.23 132.93 16.71 21 Clemson 14.84 123.42 15.98 23 Florida St. 18.12 54.17 14.75 25 Virginia Tech 13.66 105.52 14.31 27 Louisville 11.50 115.91 13.39 29 Virginia 8.08 147.76 12.68 32 Boston Coll. 8.75 102.55 10.90 36 Pittsburgh 4.37 102.33 7.96 41 Georgia Tech 7.03 37.10 6.52 44 Syracuse 3.44 71.84 5.84 46 Duke 9.43 -13.43 5.63 69 N.C. State -1.52 5.69 -0.73 78 North Carolina -3.64 -32.24 -4.02 122 Wake Forest -16.82 -230.34 -22.58 5 Ohio St. 28.91 199.91 29.14 6 Nebraska 25.48 231.47 28.41 7 Michigan St. 23.88 203.63 25.97 22 Wisconsin 11.69 141.01 14.76 37 Penn St. 4.88 95.18 7.95 40 Northwestern 5.65 62.64 6.86 47 Minnesota 6.20 16.44 4.94 49 Michigan 3.21 50.77 4.65 52 Rutgers 0.84 71.92 4.11 59 Maryland 6.67 -48.90 2.03 65 Iowa 1.40 -7.87 0.55 76 Purdue -1.76 -50.30 -3.65 86 Illinois -5.48 -69.79 -7.10 91 Indiana -7.06 -92.37 -9.27 9 TCU 27.78 138.97 25.38 10 Baylor 17.29 232.53 23.00 11 Oklahoma 23.94 118.53 21.81 16 West Virginia 11.34 189.19 16.90 19 Kansas St. 17.80 93.09 16.46 56 Texas 1.42 51.33 3.48 64 Oklahoma St. 5.65 -60.63 0.77 68 Iowa St. 0.06 -9.76 -0.44 88 Texas Tech -10.33 -20.89 -7.91 101 Kansas -14.88 -98.86 -14.80 8 Marshall 26.73 153.73 25.41 45 Louisiana Tech 8.87 -3.04 5.76 53 UAB 2.75 45.19 4.06 71 Middle Tenn. St. -0.44 -39.43 -2.24 73 Florida Intl. -1.42 -38.97 -2.87 75 West. Kentucky -2.96 -31.32 -3.52 81 Rice -6.81 -17.18 -5.38 84 UT-San Antonio -5.22 -68.53 -6.86 97 Florida Atlantic -12.08 -94.08 -12.70 104 Tulane -19.47 -49.88 -15.44 105 UTEP -15.11 -115.19 -15.76 109 Old Dominion -15.06 -122.40 -16.08 110 Southern Miss -16.83 -106.56 -16.48 126 North Texas -27.56 -197.12 -28.10 15 Notre Dame 17.21 134.52 18.12 39 BYU 6.03 61.25 7.04 57 Navy 2.19 29.51 2.92 119 Army -20.85 -146.38 -21.12 77 Akron -3.47 -30.58 -3.82 82 Toledo -7.06 -29.12 -6.14 87 W. Michigan -5.99 -75.28 -7.71 89 Cent. Michigan -9.97 -27.83 -8.02 95 Miami (OH) -10.71 -82.18 -11.20 96 Ohio -11.77 -81.60 -11.87 98 Northern Illinois -13.83 -75.54 -12.95 99 Ball St. -9.02 -149.15 -13.37 107 Bowling Green -14.10 -130.11 -15.82 112 Massachusetts -16.72 -114.10 -16.78 116 Buffalo -22.13 -89.29 -19.16 117 Kent St. -18.84 -138.71 -19.40 127 East. Michigan -34.45 -297.88 -37.67 35 Boise St. 4.57 106.44 8.30 54 Colorado St. 5.39 9.09 4.04 62 Nevada 4.64 -44.29 0.90 63 Utah St. 1.46 -3.55 0.80 80 Air Force -4.17 -51.96 -5.34 85 San Jose St. -12.76 31.32 -6.96 92 San Diego St. -11.34 -36.76 -9.38 93 Hawaii -9.34 -71.93 -9.77 100 Fresno St. -12.87 -98.16 -13.42 103 Wyoming -14.56 -116.10 -15.44 114 New Mexico -14.82 -142.72 -16.92 125 UNLV -28.23 -183.37 -27.87 13 Oregon 23.31 106.00 20.77 17 USC 16.18 120.35 16.73 24 Stanford 12.18 130.75 14.57 26 UCLA 13.32 101.34 13.88 28 Arizona 12.69 87.15 12.76 30 Arizona St. 10.32 112.00 12.41 43 Utah 9.72 -10.52 5.96 51 Oregon St. 3.47 42.70 4.42 60 Washington St. -1.53 39.97 0.95 67 Washington 7.20 -101.10 -0.19 72 Colorado -6.52 40.21 -2.36 79 California -2.08 -58.15 -4.26 42 Georgia Southern 6.64 41.21 6.46 58 Arkansas St. 0.52 45.80 2.61 70 South Alabama -1.69 3.19 -0.97 94 LA Lafayette -12.08 -45.24 -10.28 106 Idaho -17.32 -86.13 -15.80 108 Appalachian State -17.52 -85.93 -15.92 111 LA Monroe -17.85 -93.01 -16.49 118 Georgia State -21.08 -126.13 -20.28 121 Texas St. -22.01 -156.17 -22.38 123 New Mexico St. -25.78 -152.00 -24.69 124 Troy -27.36 -136.63 -24.99 1 Alabama 29.29 324.42 35.54 2 Auburn 34.57 247.67 35.27 3 Mississippi 29.73 202.10 29.79 4 Mississippi St. 31.45 167.11 29.21 12 LSU 22.18 125.98 21.00 14 Georgia 22.86 93.34 19.85 20 Arkansas 14.44 133.44 16.21 31 Tennessee 12.27 60.25 11.15 33 Texas A&M 8.48 97.39 10.46 38 Florida 7.16 55.64 7.52 48 Missouri 11.29 -56.63 4.73 50 South Carolina 5.16 21.22 4.49 66 Kentucky 0.19 -0.13 0.12 102 Vanderbilt -12.21 -138.23 -14.96

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 8 DUSHEE (2018)

I figure interest in this blog is niche at best, even when the Frogs are playing well.  So I assume at this point, I'm just writing this for myself.  But nonetheless, for this week's entry in the second saddest diary ever written (allowing that Anne Frank's is probably still a little sadder) ...   Clemson reclaims the top spot in the rankings, but it really is just Clemson, Bama, and the rest of the field at this point.  There is an almost 10-point gap between those two teams and 3rd ranked Michigan.  The Sooners rose to the 4th spot in the rankings, due mostly to Ohio State and Penn State falling significantly.   A team I'd like to focus on this week is USF, which if DUSHEE is any judge, may be the worst 7-0 team in the history of major college football.  After beating the lowest-ranked DUSHEE team, UConn, by only a TD, DUSHEE now has Charlie Strong's Bulls ranked 94th.  That "win" garnered USF a DUSHEE score of -31.40 for the week.   When combined with playing the second easiest schedule in FBS ... USF's opponents are, on average, almost 2TDs worse than an average FBS team ... Georgia Tech (ranked 58th), Illinois (114), East Carolina (68), UMass (116), Tulsa (100), UConn (130) ... and only beating that ridiculously easy schedule by an average of 8-points, USF appears to be a paper tiger of the highest order.    Things start getting a little tougher for the Bulls next week with @Houston (52), Tulane (95), @Cincinnati (36), @Temple (25), and UCF (30) ... the remaining 5 games include the 4 best teams in the American as rated by DUSHEE.  (Although DUSHEE thinks UCF is extremely overrated too, just not as much as USF.)  The only one of those 5 games where USF should be favored is the game at home against Tulane and DUSHEE expects the Bulls to be heavy underdogs for all of the other 4 (best chance of winning is 23% at Houston this week).  DUSHEE gives USF an 0.05% chance of going undefeated through those 5 games.   Frogs Because DUSHEE has OU still very highly rated and had little expectation that the Frogs would be competitive, the Frogs didn't really drop as much as you might think, falling four spots to 43rd.  The Frogs week-to-week look like this now:   Opp:      @ SMU     N OhSt     @ Tex   |   ISU      Ttech      OU PD:         15.80          9.29         -8.50   |  6.00       5.40      -4.33 YD:         20.40      169.71        64.17  | 192.00   118.20  -150.83 Score:    11.51        14.34         -2.58  | 13.22       9.28     -10.13   So it was actually a pretty decent week in the moral victory department for the Frogs.  While the performance against OU was judged the worst of the season, and the walloping that Purdue put on Ohio State really dropped the Frogs' comparative score against the Buckeyes a ton, the wins against SMU and Iowa State are looking solid at this point, and even the loss to Tech looks pretty decent with Tech's excellent play of late.  As of this moment, only the Texas and Oklahoma games look like total turds.   Believe it or not (I expect most will not), DUSHEE has the Frogs as favorites for 4 of the remaining 5 games: @Kansas +12 (67% chance Frogs win) Kansas St. +12.5 (72%) @West Virginia -7.5 (34%) @Baylor +0.5 (51%) Oklahoma St. +4 (56%)   As of now, the Frogs have played the 4th toughest schedule in FBS, according to DUSHEE.  Although, that will take a hit this week as the Frogs play ...   Frogs Next Opponent (Kansas) Playing Kansas is generally the salve that calms troubled football teams, but God knows that has rarely been the case for the Frogs.  After showing some signs early in the season that the Jayhawks might have improved a little this season (ignoring Nichols St., as DUSHEE does), Kansas has returned to form of late, and seems to be in turmoil after dumping Meachem.  Hopefully, the Frogs take care of business as they did last year.   As mentioned above, DUSHEE has the Frogs as 12-point favorites on the road. Opp:      @ CMU      Rut     @ Bay   |   OkSt     @ WVU     @ Ttech PD:          12.33     25.57    -25.40  |   -16.80       -4.25        -29.40 YD:          18.67   148.71  -154.00  | -194.40   -205.00     -207.00 Score:       9.12     24.19     -24.33  |   -20.54     -12.68        -29.54   So after looking like a reasonable football team against two other really bad teams (CMU and Rutgers), Kansas has returned to form in conference play, getting pounded by everybody by at least 3 TDs.   Top Performances of the Week 50.70 Clemson vs. NC-State (34 MOV, 174 YM) 46.46 Missouri vs. Memphis (32 MOV, 238 YM) 46.02 Purdue vs. Ohio St. (29 MOV, -7 YM)   Bottom Performances of the Week -50.46 Oregon St. vs. Cal (-42 MOV, -298 YM) -38.55 Bowling Green at Ohio (-35 MOV, -283 YM) -36.11 Minnesota at Nebraska (-25 MOV, -185 YM)   Conference Ratings SEC 12.62 B12 7.31 B10 7.01 ACC 3.85 P12 2.30 AAC -4.04 MWC -4.91 CUSA -7.60 MAC -7.89 SBC -9.95   Overall Rankings   Week 8     Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Clemson  36.58 314.39 39.49 1 0.66 2 Alabama  37.21 290.28 38.75 -1 -0.44 3 Michigan  26.00 254.44 29.55 0 0.81 4 Oklahoma  24.62 178.43 24.98 2 0.07 5 LSU  24.63 131.21 22.72 2 -0.78 6 Texas A&M  16.18 206.57 20.71 5 0.88 7 Georgia  21.43 115.93 19.85 3 -0.44 8 Ohio St.  18.19 157.38 19.68 -3 -6.82 9 Penn St.  22.64 87.45 19.30 -5 -8.44 10 Iowa  18.09 142.36 18.90 7 2.50 11 Appalachian State 19.41 117.35 18.57 -3 -4.64 12 Missouri  16.51 149.15 18.17 15 6.05 13 N.C. State  15.92 153.32 17.98 -4 -4.77 14 North Texas  16.73 135.10 17.64 2 1.11 15 Purdue  16.65 114.46 16.60 19 6.92 16 Wisconsin  15.02 129.11 16.21 2 -0.06 17 Miami (FL)  13.91 141.25 16.06 3 0.68 18 Washington  14.74 120.29 15.61 3 1.08 19 Army  16.36 83.93 14.94 -7 -2.77 20 Notre Dame  16.28 78.38 14.62 -1 -1.17 21 Utah  13.76 109.67 14.44 4 2.12 22 Texas Tech  14.00 105.65 14.41 1 1.43 23 Florida  15.51 76.82 14.03 -9 -2.87 24 Mississippi St.  13.34 103.37 13.86 -9 -2.78 25 Temple  12.57 102.30 13.29 -3 -0.17 26 Fresno St.  14.64 68.91 13.07 6 2.89 27 Kentucky  14.71 65.49 12.95 -14 -4.01 28 Washington St.  9.21 131.52 12.46 5 2.30 29 Iowa St.  10.92 93.52 11.77 0 0.12 30 UCF  12.71 43.55 10.57 1 0.04 31 Boise St.  9.39 87.61 10.47 9 2.03 32 West Virginia  12.52 43.16 10.42 -8 -1.90 33 UAB 8.69 81.99 9.73 15 4.76 34 Texas  9.71 63.99 9.55 -8 -2.75 35 South Carolina  8.95 69.01 9.28 6 1.29 36 Cincinnati  9.36 52.69 8.77 9 2.79 37 Michigan St.  9.00 44.23 8.13 -7 -3.10 38 Virginia  7.14 47.03 7.02 6 0.84 39 Utah St.  13.46 -41.28 6.99 -11 -4.70 40 Colorado  4.83 63.86 6.29 -3 -2.45 41 Auburn  6.70 37.48 6.27 10 1.55 42 Buffalo  5.66 46.50 6.01 8 1.23 43 TCU  3.94 68.94 5.94 -4 -2.65 44 Oregon  5.21 48.58 5.80 13 2.55 45 Oklahoma St.  6.44 29.24 5.70 1 -0.26 46 Maryland  5.70 36.17 5.54 -11 -4.04 47 Duke  9.69 -20.27 5.49 -9 -3.15 48 Mississippi  2.57 63.73 4.78 5 0.69 49 Syracuse  5.23 26.57 4.76 7 1.42 50 Stanford  9.00 -35.66 4.29 -1 -0.52 51 Boston Coll.  5.91 3.92 4.13 -8 -2.30 52 Houston  5.03 6.44 3.66 0 -0.43 53 Nebraska  -1.85 91.83 3.18 13 3.85 54 Arizona St.  4.20 5.30 3.05 -12 -3.61 55 East. Michigan  3.47 -7.49 1.95 16 3.79 56 Minnesota  1.61 17.43 1.91 -20 -7.64 57 Baylor  0.69 25.97 1.71 -2 -1.67 58 Georgia Tech  0.90 17.28 1.43 1 -0.81 59 BYU  2.20 -2.97 1.33 5 1.57 60 Vanderbilt  4.85 -40.07 1.31 3 1.18 61 USC  2.11 -8.27 1.01 -14 -4.17 62 UCLA  0.81 4.56 0.76 -1 -0.15 63 San Diego St.  1.94 -15.93 0.53 -9 -3.32 64 Indiana  -3.13 41.77 -0.08 12 2.96 65 Northwestern  -0.03 -3.64 -0.19 -5 -1.81 66 Louisiana Tech  0.36 -12.95 -0.39 -8 -3.52 67 Virginia Tech  1.38 -30.86 -0.56 0 0.81 68 East Carolina  -7.30 87.00 -0.69 9 2.41 69 W. Michigan  -4.08 38.94 -0.85 6 1.81 70 Tennessee  -1.56 -5.18 -1.29 0 0.53 71 Miami (OH)  -2.36 -9.41 -2.03 13 3.06 72 Arkansas St.  -4.15 13.67 -2.11 0 -0.24 73 Southern Miss  -7.48 58.57 -2.17 12 2.99 74 Kansas St.  0.52 -57.40 -2.41 -5 -0.75 75 Marshall  -0.77 -41.13 -2.49 3 0.73 76 Troy  -3.85 -13.53 -3.22 11 2.60 77 Pittsburgh  -1.68 -44.43 -3.25 -3 -0.95 78 Liberty -3.60 -20.37 -3.38 -5 -1.45 79 Air Force  -2.24 -40.41 -3.44 0 0.40 80 Ohio  -3.14 -35.34 -3.79 13 4.42 81 Northern Illinois  -2.62 -46.01 -3.96 8 2.70 82 Florida St.  -3.78 -29.94 -3.96 6 2.43 83 Memphis  -3.80 -34.23 -4.18 -18 -3.93 84 Florida Intl.  -2.64 -60.81 -4.68 8 2.65 85 Arkansas  -7.53 6.99 -4.69 1 1.12 86 Florida Atlantic  -7.05 -6.61 -5.02 -6 -0.50 87 LA Lafayette  -5.96 -23.14 -5.08 11 4.65 88 Wyoming  -5.63 -35.14 -5.44 12 5.65 89 Georgia Southern -0.45 -113.54 -5.75 2 1.24 90 Ball St.  -6.39 -34.65 -5.93 -9 -1.15 91 Arizona  -9.90 9.08 -6.17 -1 0.76 92 California  -9.48 -18.83 -7.22 15 5.42 93 Nevada  -7.86 -44.29 -7.37 10 4.50 94 South Florida  -7.66 -47.96 -7.41 -26 -5.81 95 Tulane  -7.00 -61.53 -7.62 -33 -7.88 96 Toledo  -4.71 -98.34 -7.86 -1 1.52 97 New Mexico  -7.07 -71.29 -8.14 -3 0.10 98 North Carolina  -13.96 20.06 -8.34 8 4.24 99 UNC-Charlotte -12.86 -0.77 -8.61 -3 0.79 100 Tulsa  -9.72 -47.95 -8.78 -17 -3.89 101 Kansas  -6.32 -98.84 -8.96 -19 -4.10 102 Middle Tenn. St.  -8.87 -95.11 -10.48 0 1.15 103 Colorado St.  -14.33 -20.53 -10.54 1 1.44 104 Navy  -10.00 -102.82 -11.60 4 2.10 105 Wake Forest  -11.40 -91.91 -12.01 -6 -1.49 106 Hawaii  -11.60 -99.05 -12.49 -5 -1.39 107 Cent. Michigan  -13.95 -74.36 -12.87 -10 -3.46 108 Coastal Carolina -13.66 -83.04 -13.10 1 1.19 109 SMU  -12.48 -109.22 -13.56 -4 -1.16 110 West. Kentucky  -15.39 -84.42 -14.31 1 0.97 111 Louisville  -13.93 -105.65 -14.36 1 1.73 112 Akron  -13.34 -142.16 -15.72 -2 -0.54 113 Old Dominion -16.53 -117.56 -16.67 4 3.10 114 Illinois  -13.28 -171.87 -17.11 1 0.87 115 UNLV  -15.29 -164.86 -18.11 1 0.47 116 Massachusetts -17.06 -157.26 -18.92 3 3.59 117 Georgia State -19.65 -133.58 -19.52 -4 -2.97 118 LA Monroe  -21.01 -124.09 -19.97 7 4.97 119 UTEP  -20.68 -145.07 -20.75 1 2.40 120 South Alabama -20.38 -167.69 -21.64 -2 -0.57 121 UT-San Antonio -20.07 -190.28 -22.52 1 0.97 122 Oregon St.  -25.50 -118.57 -22.69 -8 -5.81 123 Kent St.  -22.30 -177.94 -23.41 1 1.22 124 Rutgers  -22.78 -172.50 -23.47 -1 0.55 125 San Jose St.  -24.29 -172.59 -24.48 2 3.21 126 Rice  -25.90 -174.78 -25.66 0 1.83 127 Bowling Green  -28.38 -152.84 -26.26 -6 -2.84 128 Texas St. -25.68 -221.20 -27.74 0 1.49 129 New Mexico St.  -26.85 -208.74 -27.92 0 2.39 130 Connecticut  -26.78 -272.45 -30.94 0 3.58   Rankings By Conference AAC 25 Temple  12.57 102.30 13.29 30 UCF  12.71 43.55 10.57 36 Cincinnati  9.36 52.69 8.77 52 Houston  5.03 6.44 3.66 68 East Carolina  -7.30 87.00 -0.69 83 Memphis  -3.80 -34.23 -4.18 94 South Florida  -7.66 -47.96 -7.41 95 Tulane  -7.00 -61.53 -7.62 100 Tulsa  -9.72 -47.95 -8.78 104 Navy  -10.00 -102.82 -11.60 109 SMU  -12.48 -109.22 -13.56 130 Connecticut  -26.78 -272.45 -30.94   ACC 1 Clemson  36.58 314.39 39.49 13 N.C. State  15.92 153.32 17.98 17 Miami (FL)  13.91 141.25 16.06 38 Virginia  7.14 47.03 7.02 47 Duke  9.69 -20.27 5.49 49 Syracuse  5.23 26.57 4.76 51 Boston Coll.  5.91 3.92 4.13 58 Georgia Tech  0.90 17.28 1.43 67 Virginia Tech  1.38 -30.86 -0.56 77 Pittsburgh  -1.68 -44.43 -3.25 82 Florida St.  -3.78 -29.94 -3.96 98 North Carolina  -13.96 20.06 -8.34 105 Wake Forest  -11.40 -91.91 -12.01 111 Louisville  -13.93 -105.65 -14.36   B1G 3 Michigan  26.00 254.44 29.55 8 Ohio St.  18.19 157.38 19.68 9 Penn St.  22.64 87.45 19.30 10 Iowa  18.09 142.36 18.90 15 Purdue  16.65 114.46 16.60 16 Wisconsin  15.02 129.11 16.21 37 Michigan St.  9.00 44.23 8.13 46 Maryland  5.70 36.17 5.54 53 Nebraska  -1.85 91.83 3.18 56 Minnesota  1.61 17.43 1.91 64 Indiana  -3.13 41.77 -0.08 65 Northwestern  -0.03 -3.64 -0.19 114 Illinois  -13.28 -171.87 -17.11 124 Rutgers  -22.78 -172.50 -23.47   BXII-II 4 Oklahoma  24.62 178.43 24.98 22 Texas Tech  14.00 105.65 14.41 29 Iowa St.  10.92 93.52 11.77 32 West Virginia  12.52 43.16 10.42 34 Texas  9.71 63.99 9.55 43 TCU  3.94 68.94 5.94 45 Oklahoma St.  6.44 29.24 5.70 57 Baylor  0.69 25.97 1.71 74 Kansas St.  0.52 -57.40 -2.41 101 Kansas  -6.32 -98.84 -8.96   CUSA 14 North Texas  16.73 135.10 17.64 33 UAB 8.69 81.99 9.73 66 Louisiana Tech  0.36 -12.95 -0.39 73 Southern Miss  -7.48 58.57 -2.17 75 Marshall  -0.77 -41.13 -2.49 84 Florida Intl.  -2.64 -60.81 -4.68 86 Florida Atlantic  -7.05 -6.61 -5.02 99 UNC-Charlotte -12.86 -0.77 -8.61 102 Middle Tenn. St.  -8.87 -95.11 -10.48 110 West. Kentucky  -15.39 -84.42 -14.31 113 Old Dominion -16.53 -117.56 -16.67 119 UTEP  -20.68 -145.07 -20.75 121 UT-San Antonio -20.07 -190.28 -22.52 126 Rice  -25.90 -174.78 -25.66   Indies 19 Army  16.36 83.93 14.94 20 Notre Dame  16.28 78.38 14.62 59 BYU  2.20 -2.97 1.33 78 Liberty -3.60 -20.37 -3.38 116 Massachusetts -17.06 -157.26 -18.92 129 New Mexico St.  -26.85 -208.74 -27.92   MAC 42 Buffalo  5.66 46.50 6.01 55 East. Michigan  3.47 -7.49 1.95 69 W. Michigan  -4.08 38.94 -0.85 71 Miami (OH)  -2.36 -9.41 -2.03 80 Ohio  -3.14 -35.34 -3.79 81 Northern Illinois  -2.62 -46.01 -3.96 90 Ball St.  -6.39 -34.65 -5.93 96 Toledo  -4.71 -98.34 -7.86 107 Cent. Michigan  -13.95 -74.36 -12.87 112 Akron  -13.34 -142.16 -15.72 123 Kent St.  -22.30 -177.94 -23.41 127 Bowling Green  -28.38 -152.84 -26.26   MWC 26 Fresno St.  14.64 68.91 13.07 31 Boise St.  9.39 87.61 10.47 39 Utah St.  13.46 -41.28 6.99 63 San Diego St.  1.94 -15.93 0.53 79 Air Force  -2.24 -40.41 -3.44 88 Wyoming  -5.63 -35.14 -5.44 93 Nevada  -7.86 -44.29 -7.37 97 New Mexico  -7.07 -71.29 -8.14 103 Colorado St.  -14.33 -20.53 -10.54 106 Hawaii  -11.60 -99.05 -12.49 115 UNLV  -15.29 -164.86 -18.11 125 San Jose St.  -24.29 -172.59 -24.48   P12 18 Washington  14.74 120.29 15.61 21 Utah  13.76 109.67 14.44 28 Washington St.  9.21 131.52 12.46 40 Colorado  4.83 63.86 6.29 44 Oregon  5.21 48.58 5.80 50 Stanford  9.00 -35.66 4.29 54 Arizona St.  4.20 5.30 3.05 61 USC  2.11 -8.27 1.01 62 UCLA  0.81 4.56 0.76 91 Arizona  -9.90 9.08 -6.17 92 California  -9.48 -18.83 -7.22 122 Oregon St.  -25.50 -118.57 -22.69   SBC 11 Appalachian State 19.41 117.35 18.57 72 Arkansas St.  -4.15 13.67 -2.11 76 Troy  -3.85 -13.53 -3.22 87 LA Lafayette  -5.96 -23.14 -5.08 89 Georgia Southern -0.45 -113.54 -5.75 108 Coastal Carolina -13.66 -83.04 -13.10 117 Georgia State -19.65 -133.58 -19.52 118 LA Monroe  -21.01 -124.09 -19.97 120 South Alabama -20.38 -167.69 -21.64 128 Texas St. -25.68 -221.20 -27.74   SEC 2 Alabama  37.21 290.28 38.75 5 LSU  24.63 131.21 22.72 6 Texas A&M  16.18 206.57 20.71 7 Georgia  21.43 115.93 19.85 12 Missouri  16.51 149.15 18.17 23 Florida  15.51 76.82 14.03 24 Mississippi St.  13.34 103.37 13.86 27 Kentucky  14.71 65.49 12.95 35 South Carolina  8.95 69.01 9.28 41 Auburn  6.70 37.48 6.27 48 Mississippi  2.57 63.73 4.78 60 Vanderbilt  4.85 -40.07 1.31 70 Tennessee  -1.56 -5.18 -1.29 85 Arkansas  -7.53 6.99 -4.69  

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 8 DUSHEE (2017)

Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Ohio St.  33.95 281.68 36.24 0 -2.69 2 Alabama  33.28 257.70 34.63 0 -1.78 3 Penn St.  34.19 191.62 32.04 0 -0.37 4 Clemson  26.75 222.88 28.60 0 -0.77 5 Georgia  28.16 194.58 28.17 2 1.57 6 Notre Dame  29.95 166.94 28.03 3 2.47 7 Oklahoma St.  24.21 242.10 27.83 -2 -0.16 8 Oklahoma  22.13 230.10 25.87 -2 -2.07 9 UCF  25.14 143.48 23.69 1 -0.54 10 Wisconsin  22.52 173.69 23.40 1 -0.59 11 TCU  23.16 151.96 22.78 -3 -3.22 12 Virginia Tech  21.65 145.61 21.46 6 5.14 13 Auburn  20.34 158.18 21.20 -1 2.00 14 Mississippi St.  16.89 146.91 18.35 7 3.76 15 Washington  19.71 92.06 17.58 0 -0.08 16 Miami (FL)  18.19 91.66 16.55 -2 -1.34 17 Georgia Tech  8.74 177.77 14.41 3 -0.99 18 N.C. State  13.08 114.76 14.26 4 -0.08 19 Michigan St.  11.86 129.49 14.16 -6 -4.33 20 Michigan  10.64 146.20 14.16 -3 -2.26 21 Stanford  16.90 49.09 13.64 -2 -2.27 22 Washington St.  9.71 127.63 12.63 9 1.19 23 USC  11.96 95.14 12.57 -7 -4.62 24 Iowa St.  15.40 43.78 12.38 0 -1.26 25 South Florida  10.51 104.02 12.03 3 -0.15 26 Texas  10.64 75.00 10.72 4 -0.87 27 Florida St.  9.03 96.52 10.68 -2 -2.90 28 Fresno St.  8.98 86.14 10.15 16 3.91 29 Purdue  10.03 58.14 9.50 4 -0.50 30 Wake Forest  9.54 61.25 9.32 8 1.11 31 Texas Tech  7.48 87.64 9.22 -8 -4.84 32 Iowa  14.09 -14.38 8.70 -5 -3.83 33 Arizona  8.19 65.87 8.64 -7 -4.14 34 LSU  4.34 110.92 8.25 15 2.95 35 Memphis  11.16 13.87 8.11 -1 -1.58 36 Arizona St.  8.86 42.82 7.97 3 0.75 37 Navy  8.07 44.98 7.55 17 4.98 38 Syracuse  4.23 86.24 6.98 5 0.55 39 Texas A&M  8.22 29.87 6.92 -2 -1.41 40 Indiana  5.55 65.16 6.84 -11 -5.32 41 West Virginia  7.22 40.68 6.78 -9 -3.36 42 Boston Coll.  6.89 43.41 6.69 23 7.39 43 San Diego St.  6.62 41.01 6.40 -8 -2.69 44 SMU  7.73 23.69 6.29 -8 -2.04 45 Louisville  0.80 107.54 5.73 -5 -0.92 46 UCLA  5.37 40.84 5.55 4 0.77 47 Toledo  5.84 27.50 5.22 15 5.13 48 Colorado St.  3.74 56.31 5.21 -6 -1.26 49 Boise St.  5.89 18.90 4.84 -3 -0.72 50 Northwestern  5.84 16.74 4.70 1 0.07 51 Florida Atlantic  6.36 7.04 4.58 22 7.47 52 Nebraska  2.83 43.77 4.00 4 1.92 53 Oregon  0.39 51.52 2.75 -5 -2.65 54 Houston  2.36 18.60 2.47 -2 -0.74 55 Southern Miss  -2.20 54.99 1.19 -2 -1.88 56 Marshall  1.99 -9.30 0.87 24 5.25 57 Arkansas St.  4.68 -49.42 0.73 32 7.92 58 Troy  -0.81 22.05 0.52 27 6.05 59 Utah  1.39 -8.57 0.51 -14 -5.56 60 California  1.77 -17.83 0.32 0 -0.58 61 Pittsburgh  -1.39 17.74 -0.07 9 1.58 62 Tulane  1.84 -28.47 -0.15 15 3.36 63 UT-San Antonio -5.13 63.77 -0.34 -8 -2.76 64 Minnesota  0.67 -16.95 -0.37 -5 -1.53 65 Appalachian State -1.76 6.98 -0.83 -4 -1.49 66 Kansas St.  2.98 -59.02 -0.86 18 4.37 67 Northern Illinois  -1.32 -1.27 -0.94 8 2.09 68 Arkansas  -2.75 4.67 -1.61 -4 -0.97 69 Maryland  0.64 -46.53 -1.82 -2 -1.08 70 New Mexico  -5.48 30.87 -2.17 17 4.21 71 Cincinnati  -4.07 10.33 -2.22 -5 -1.50 72 East. Michigan  -1.42 -29.86 -2.39 10 2.73 73 Louisiana Tech  -2.59 -16.61 -2.53 6 1.67 74 W. Michigan  -0.08 -51.19 -2.53 -16 -3.90 75 Colorado  -1.25 -41.02 -2.81 -12 -2.57 76 North Texas  -4.81 6.35 -2.90 -35 -9.45 77 Army  -1.00 -50.77 -3.12 -6 -1.46 78 South Carolina  1.09 -81.63 -3.22 -6 -0.71 79 Duke  -3.71 -18.02 -3.34 -22 -4.94 80 Virginia  -4.25 -10.81 -3.35 -33 -8.89 81 Ohio  -1.90 -53.55 -3.85 18 6.11 82 Baylor  -5.09 -14.32 -4.09 1 1.07 83 Tennessee  -2.27 -53.52 -4.10 -9 -1.14 84 Temple  -5.34 -11.92 -4.14 10 4.69 85 Kentucky  -0.84 -77.39 -4.30 -9 -1.08 86 Buffalo  -1.65 -69.36 -4.45 -5 0.42 87 Florida  -3.03 -54.66 -4.66 -18 -3.03 88 Georgia State -7.75 2.09 -5.07 -20 -4.26 89 Missouri  -5.81 -39.76 -5.79 21 9.98 90 Air Force  -8.51 -20.59 -6.66 -12 -2.83 91 Miami (OH)  -8.93 -21.36 -6.98 9 4.59 92 Mississippi  -7.33 -49.07 -7.26 -1 0.04 93 Coastal Carolina -10.24 -9.84 -7.30 3 1.79 94 Cent. Michigan  -9.30 -31.93 -7.74 20 9.56 95 New Mexico St.  -12.70 5.50 -8.20 0 0.72 96 Tulsa  -5.55 -105.77 -8.81 -10 -2.54 97 Rutgers  -5.56 -110.14 -9.03 0 0.48 98 Utah St.  -6.56 -100.54 -9.23 6 4.36 99 Middle Tenn. St.  -11.75 -34.04 -9.48 -1 0.47 100 North Carolina  -9.46 -70.60 -9.72 -12 -2.58 101 Nevada  -9.19 -93.78 -10.65 1 1.28 102 Massachusetts -14.89 -20.26 -10.91 11 6.29 103 LA Monroe  -10.50 -99.29 -11.80 -11 -4.23 104 UNLV  -10.78 -108.96 -12.45 -14 -5.20 105 Illinois  -11.49 -115.15 -13.22 0 0.54 106 Wyoming  -8.77 -156.09 -13.39 3 1.94 107 West. Kentucky  -13.23 -107.70 -14.02 -6 -2.20 108 Florida Intl.  -15.88 -78.04 -14.36 0 -0.07 109 UAB -16.63 -70.78 -14.51 -16 -6.03 110 Vanderbilt  -10.85 -152.39 -14.59 -4 -0.67 111 Akron  -8.60 -184.97 -14.66 -8 -1.87 112 South Alabama -13.48 -128.01 -15.17 4 3.18 113 Hawaii  -21.09 -54.38 -16.69 4 1.94 114 Oregon St.  -20.63 -70.43 -17.16 -3 -1.19 115 Old Dominion -17.06 -133.26 -17.81 11 9.62 116 East Carolina  -19.05 -154.12 -20.14 3 2.27 117 BYU  -19.66 -165.10 -21.08 1 -0.53 118 LA Lafayette  -20.21 -176.82 -22.01 -6 -5.53 119 Connecticut  -19.12 -196.38 -22.23 5 4.30 120 Bowling Green  -21.10 -170.94 -22.32 1 0.79 121 UNC-Charlotte -22.59 -167.09 -23.13 4 3.85 122 Idaho  -23.97 -162.55 -23.83 -15 -9.76 123 Ball St.  -26.54 -132.44 -24.09 -8 -5.79 124 Kent St.  -23.75 -172.17 -24.15 -4 -1.29 125 Georgia Southern -23.81 -178.23 -24.48 -3 -1.27 126 Kansas  -26.12 -164.34 -25.35 -3 0.61 127 Rice  -28.83 -184.68 -28.14 3 5.03 128 Texas St. -29.65 -179.03 -28.41 -1 -0.35 129 UTEP  -27.33 -220.41 -28.86 -1 0.67 130 San Jose St.  -33.53 -210.30 -32.51 -1 0.31   By Conference AAC 9 UCF  25.14 143.48 23.69 25 South Florida  10.51 104.02 12.03 35 Memphis  11.16 13.87 8.11 37 Navy  8.07 44.98 7.55 44 SMU  7.73 23.69 6.29 54 Houston  2.36 18.60 2.47 62 Tulane  1.84 -28.47 -0.15 71 Cincinnati  -4.07 10.33 -2.22 84 Temple  -5.34 -11.92 -4.14 96 Tulsa  -5.55 -105.77 -8.81 116 East Carolina  -19.05 -154.12 -20.14 119 Connecticut  -19.12 -196.38 -22.23 ACC 4 Clemson  26.75 222.88 28.60 12 Virginia Tech  21.65 145.61 21.46 16 Miami (FL)  18.19 91.66 16.55 17 Georgia Tech  8.74 177.77 14.41 18 N.C. State  13.08 114.76 14.26 27 Florida St.  9.03 96.52 10.68 30 Wake Forest  9.54 61.25 9.32 38 Syracuse  4.23 86.24 6.98 42 Boston Coll.  6.89 43.41 6.69 45 Louisville  0.80 107.54 5.73 61 Pittsburgh  -1.39 17.74 -0.07 79 Duke  -3.71 -18.02 -3.34 80 Virginia  -4.25 -10.81 -3.35 100 North Carolina  -9.46 -70.60 -9.72 B1G 1 Ohio St.  33.95 281.68 36.24 3 Penn St.  34.19 191.62 32.04 10 Wisconsin  22.52 173.69 23.40 19 Michigan St.  11.86 129.49 14.16 20 Michigan  10.64 146.20 14.16 29 Purdue  10.03 58.14 9.50 32 Iowa  14.09 -14.38 8.70 40 Indiana  5.55 65.16 6.84 50 Northwestern  5.84 16.74 4.70 52 Nebraska  2.83 43.77 4.00 64 Minnesota  0.67 -16.95 -0.37 69 Maryland  0.64 -46.53 -1.82 97 Rutgers  -5.56 -110.14 -9.03 105 Illinois  -11.49 -115.15 -13.22 BXII-II 7 Oklahoma St.  24.21 242.10 27.83 8 Oklahoma  22.13 230.10 25.87 11 TCU  23.16 151.96 22.78 24 Iowa St.  15.40 43.78 12.38 26 Texas  10.64 75.00 10.72 31 Texas Tech  7.48 87.64 9.22 41 West Virginia  7.22 40.68 6.78 66 Kansas St.  2.98 -59.02 -0.86 82 Baylor  -5.09 -14.32 -4.09 126 Kansas  -26.12 -164.34 -25.35 CUSA 51 Florida Atlantic  6.36 7.04 4.58 55 Southern Miss  -2.20 54.99 1.19 56 Marshall  1.99 -9.30 0.87 63 UT-San Antonio -5.13 63.77 -0.34 73 Louisiana Tech  -2.59 -16.61 -2.53 76 North Texas  -4.81 6.35 -2.90 99 Middle Tenn. St.  -11.75 -34.04 -9.48 107 West. Kentucky  -13.23 -107.70 -14.02 108 Florida Intl.  -15.88 -78.04 -14.36 109 UAB -16.63 -70.78 -14.51 115 Old Dominion -17.06 -133.26 -17.81 121 UNC-Charlotte -22.59 -167.09 -23.13 127 Rice  -28.83 -184.68 -28.14 129 UTEP  -27.33 -220.41 -28.86 Indies 6 Notre Dame  29.95 166.94 28.03 77 Army  -1.00 -50.77 -3.12 102 Massachusetts -14.89 -20.26 -10.91 117 BYU  -19.66 -165.10 -21.08 MAC 47 Toledo  5.84 27.50 5.22 67 Northern Illinois  -1.32 -1.27 -0.94 72 East. Michigan  -1.42 -29.86 -2.39 74 W. Michigan  -0.08 -51.19 -2.53 81 Ohio  -1.90 -53.55 -3.85 86 Buffalo  -1.65 -69.36 -4.45 91 Miami (OH)  -8.93 -21.36 -6.98 94 Cent. Michigan  -9.30 -31.93 -7.74 111 Akron  -8.60 -184.97 -14.66 120 Bowling Green  -21.10 -170.94 -22.32 123 Ball St.  -26.54 -132.44 -24.09 124 Kent St.  -23.75 -172.17 -24.15 MWC 28 Fresno St.  8.98 86.14 10.15 43 San Diego St.  6.62 41.01 6.40 48 Colorado St.  3.74 56.31 5.21 49 Boise St.  5.89 18.90 4.84 70 New Mexico  -5.48 30.87 -2.17 90 Air Force  -8.51 -20.59 -6.66 98 Utah St.  -6.56 -100.54 -9.23 101 Nevada  -9.19 -93.78 -10.65 104 UNLV  -10.78 -108.96 -12.45 106 Wyoming  -8.77 -156.09 -13.39 113 Hawaii  -21.09 -54.38 -16.69 130 San Jose St.  -33.53 -210.30 -32.51 P12 15 Washington  19.71 92.06 17.58 21 Stanford  16.90 49.09 13.64 22 Washington St.  9.71 127.63 12.63 23 USC  11.96 95.14 12.57 33 Arizona  8.19 65.87 8.64 36 Arizona St.  8.86 42.82 7.97 46 UCLA  5.37 40.84 5.55 53 Oregon  0.39 51.52 2.75 59 Utah  1.39 -8.57 0.51 60 California  1.77 -17.83 0.32 75 Colorado  -1.25 -41.02 -2.81 114 Oregon St.  -20.63 -70.43 -17.16 SBC 57 Arkansas St.  4.68 -49.42 0.73 58 Troy  -0.81 22.05 0.52 65 Appalachian State -1.76 6.98 -0.83 88 Georgia State -7.75 2.09 -5.07 93 Coastal Carolina -10.24 -9.84 -7.30 95 New Mexico St.  -12.70 5.50 -8.20 103 LA Monroe  -10.50 -99.29 -11.80 112 South Alabama -13.48 -128.01 -15.17 118 LA Lafayette  -20.21 -176.82 -22.01 122 Idaho  -23.97 -162.55 -23.83 125 Georgia Southern -23.81 -178.23 -24.48 128 Texas St. -29.65 -179.03 -28.41 SEC 2 Alabama  33.28 257.70 34.63 5 Georgia  28.16 194.58 28.17 13 Auburn  20.34 158.18 21.20 14 Mississippi St.  16.89 146.91 18.35 34 LSU  4.34 110.92 8.25 39 Texas A&M  8.22 29.87 6.92 68 Arkansas  -2.75 4.67 -1.61 78 South Carolina  1.09 -81.63 -3.22 83 Tennessee  -2.27 -53.52 -4.10 85 Kentucky  -0.84 -77.39 -4.30 87 Florida  -3.03 -54.66 -4.66 89 Missouri  -5.81 -39.76 -5.79 92 Mississippi  -7.33 -49.07 -7.26 110 Vanderbilt  -10.85 -152.39 -14.59        

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Week 7 DUSHEE Rankings

DUSHEE has decided he has pumped as much sunshine as he can. Unimpressed by TCU's performance against Kansas (TCU's first negative PD of the year at -4.67), the Frogs have dropped to 41. Baylor, despite playing their first decent opponent of the year (Buffalo has drifted back to 65th) and not winning by 50, has creeped back past Florida State into the #1 spot. Kansas State was rewarded with a solid moral victory in the Baylor game with a leap from 53 to 21 and into the 3 spot in the Big XII ranking. And thanks to Timex's question last week, Bill Curry's Georgia State squad makes its inaugural appearance in DUSHEE, coming in at number 124, second worst team in the nation just ahead of Miami of Ohio. Also worth noting, relating to the SEC Fatigue post a few months back. So far this year and continuing into this week, the PAC 12's ranking, 26.95 (based on average DUSHEE score for the conference) is slightly higher than the SEC's 24.97. The Big XII is 3rd at 21.56. Rk Team PD YD Score 1 Baylor 43.60 355.68 97.47 2 Florida St. 45.31 305.25 95.32 3 Oregon 32.80 264.95 73.08 4 Washington 30.52 248.35 68.17 5 Louisville 28.70 210.41 61.96 6 Alabama 28.61 127.26 54.11 7 Clemson 25.79 170.42 53.95 8 Wisconsin 19.35 218.00 48.84 9 Georgia 19.19 214.01 48.23 10 UCLA 20.87 175.54 47.15 11 Ohio St. 22.05 148.60 46.39 12 LSU 22.77 136.93 46.37 13 Miami (FL) 20.92 158.80 45.67 14 Utah 19.73 131.26 41.35 15 Missouri 23.12 54.78 39.27 16 Nebraska 19.35 113.65 39.16 17 Florida 15.06 169.77 38.02 18 South Carolina 13.96 173.11 36.70 19 Texas Tech 16.45 118.57 35.32 20 Arizona St. 14.90 136.31 34.68 21 Kansas St. 15.31 118.95 33.67 22 Stanford 17.46 68.36 32.16 23 Iowa 15.77 78.28 30.58 24 Texas A&M 13.61 106.13 29.98 25 BYU 10.57 127.46 27.45 26 Arizona 13.13 84.98 27.29 27 Virginia Tech 10.67 114.95 26.44 28 UCF 11.99 70.26 24.25 29 Indiana 13.52 44.62 24.14 30 Oregon St. 9.26 110.48 23.94 31 Michigan 13.09 49.28 23.93 32 Boise St. 8.45 116.41 23.30 33 Oklahoma 9.77 92.28 23.00 34 Penn St. 9.53 76.53 21.18 35 Mississippi St. 8.16 89.43 20.36 36 Fresno St. 8.23 77.00 19.31 37 Illinois 12.63 4.99 19.13 38 Michigan St. 7.43 85.79 18.95 39 USC 8.30 69.98 18.76 40 Mississippi 10.33 36.83 18.69 41 TCU 8.86 54.71 18.18 42 Georgia Tech 5.66 93.87 17.07 43 Oklahoma St. 6.48 70.58 16.13 44 Pittsburgh 7.53 49.71 15.75 45 Utah St. 5.05 83.61 15.22 46 Tennessee 7.54 41.22 14.98 47 Auburn 10.26 -6.73 14.54 48 Marshall 3.91 88.04 13.95 49 Iowa St. 9.61 -3.65 13.87 50 Boston Coll. 9.90 -11.20 13.60 51 Houston 7.76 11.38 12.53 52 East Carolina 4.66 56.22 12.11 53 Texas 6.23 14.98 10.60 54 Ohio 4.66 17.71 8.53 55 Memphis 1.09 62.86 7.44 56 Notre Dame 3.22 25.92 7.16 57 Syracuse 5.83 -17.86 6.96 58 N.C. State 0.71 43.93 5.13 59 Ball St. 5.23 -36.22 4.38 60 Duke 1.56 14.15 3.62 61 Wyoming 3.13 -19.30 2.84 62 Kentucky 0.94 9.83 2.30 63 West Virginia 1.57 -15.23 0.91 64 Maryland -1.42 24.72 0.20 65 Buffalo 0.90 -17.42 -0.29 66 Toledo 1.01 -24.61 -0.79 67 North Texas 2.63 -50.78 -0.82 68 Northwestern -0.03 -11.06 -1.07 69 Rutgers 0.34 -17.70 -1.13 70 Bowling Green -1.95 -1.07 -2.98 71 Virginia -2.89 10.23 -3.32 72 South Alabama -4.10 10.08 -5.13 73 Vanderbilt -0.36 -50.41 -5.21 74 California -8.02 62.26 -6.08 75 Florida Atlantic -4.88 1.03 -7.12 76 Washington St. -3.11 -33.33 -7.69 77 Northern Illinois -1.78 -60.07 -8.21 78 UT-San Antonio -8.20 37.52 -8.64 79 Arkansas -6.42 7.24 -8.82 80 Rice -3.45 -41.01 -8.90 81 Minnesota 0.40 -117.24 -10.29 82 West. Kentucky -8.82 23.48 -10.86 83 North Carolina -7.47 -11.81 -12.14 84 Cincinnati -9.08 -24.48 -15.70 85 South Florida -7.83 -61.08 -17.25 86 SMU -13.75 26.13 -17.91 87 Tulane -5.30 -119.00 -18.87 88 San Jose St. -10.60 -37.37 -19.14 89 Tulsa -10.33 -55.84 -20.45 90 LA Lafayette -10.89 -48.06 -20.56 91 San Diego St. -11.64 -43.63 -21.26 92 New Mexico -9.48 -79.55 -21.40 93 Connecticut -10.89 -60.28 -21.69 94 Army -10.92 -66.69 -22.33 95 Akron -11.35 -68.75 -23.16 96 Navy -8.48 -115.16 -23.22 97 Nevada -10.70 -84.70 -23.68 98 Wake Forest -9.85 -134.60 -27.05 99 Temple -10.62 -138.52 -28.56 100 UNLV -15.31 -65.58 -28.72 101 Colorado -15.25 -73.63 -29.38 102 Middle Tenn. St. -12.13 -126.80 -29.70 103 Arkansas St. -14.17 -94.94 -29.77 104 Kent St. -9.52 -169.81 -29.83 105 Hawaii -15.35 -81.53 -30.26 106 Colorado St. -11.41 -151.13 -30.89 107 Texas St. -12.32 -156.84 -32.77 108 Kansas -13.03 -153.73 -33.52 109 Purdue -20.89 -72.05 -37.57 110 Louisiana Tech -18.95 -120.79 -39.23 111 LA Monroe -18.01 -149.73 -40.52 112 UTEP -21.51 -142.51 -45.03 113 Troy -22.89 -129.42 -45.85 114 Cent. Michigan -22.75 -147.00 -47.28 115 Massachusetts -23.41 -185.49 -51.82 116 UAB -24.84 -182.26 -53.64 117 Air Force -23.54 -203.23 -53.66 118 East. Michigan -28.59 -149.86 -56.18 119 Idaho -30.19 -218.13 -64.88 120 Southern Miss -34.54 -148.84 -64.88 121 W. Michigan -31.36 -206.68 -65.54 122 Florida Intl. -33.55 -215.40 -69.59 123 New Mexico St. -34.03 -249.14 -73.43 124 Georgia State -29.47 -338.12 -74.94 125 Miami (OH) -33.61 -358.60 -82.97 Rankings by Conference: Rank Team P/G Y/G Score Conf 5 Louisville 28.70 210.41 61.96 AAC 28 UCF 11.99 70.26 24.25 AAC 51 Houston 7.76 11.38 12.53 AAC 55 Memphis 1.09 62.86 7.44 AAC 69 Rutgers 0.34 -17.70 -1.13 AAC 84 Cincinnati -9.08 -24.48 -15.70 AAC 85 South Florida -7.83 -61.08 -17.25 AAC 86 SMU -13.75 26.13 -17.91 AAC 93 Connecticut -10.89 -60.28 -21.69 AAC 99 Temple -10.62 -138.52 -28.56 AAC 2 Florida St. 45.31 305.25 95.32 ACC 7 Clemson 25.79 170.42 53.95 ACC 13 Miami (FL) 20.92 158.80 45.67 ACC 27 Virginia Tech 10.67 114.95 26.44 ACC 42 Georgia Tech 5.66 93.87 17.07 ACC 44 Pittsburgh 7.53 49.71 15.75 ACC 50 Boston Coll. 9.90 -11.20 13.60 ACC 57 Syracuse 5.83 -17.86 6.96 ACC 58 N.C. State 0.71 43.93 5.13 ACC 60 Duke 1.56 14.15 3.62 ACC 64 Maryland -1.42 24.72 0.20 ACC 71 Virginia -2.89 10.23 -3.32 ACC 83 North Carolina -7.47 -11.81 -12.14 ACC 98 Wake Forest -9.85 -134.60 -27.05 ACC 8 Wisconsin 19.35 218.00 48.84 B10 11 Ohio St. 22.05 148.60 46.39 B10 16 Nebraska 19.35 113.65 39.16 B10 23 Iowa 15.77 78.28 30.58 B10 29 Indiana 13.52 44.62 24.14 B10 31 Michigan 13.09 49.28 23.93 B10 34 Penn St. 9.53 76.53 21.18 B10 37 Illinois 12.63 4.99 19.13 B10 38 Michigan St. 7.43 85.79 18.95 B10 68 Northwestern -0.03 -11.06 -1.07 B10 81 Minnesota 0.40 -117.24 -10.29 B10 109 Purdue -20.89 -72.05 -37.57 B10 1 Baylor 43.60 355.68 97.47 B12 19 Texas Tech 16.45 118.57 35.32 B12 21 Kansas St. 15.31 118.95 33.67 B12 33 Oklahoma 9.77 92.28 23.00 B12 41 TCU 8.86 54.71 18.18 B12 43 Oklahoma St. 6.48 70.58 16.13 B12 49 Iowa St. 9.61 -3.65 13.87 B12 53 Texas 6.23 14.98 10.60 B12 63 West Virginia 1.57 -15.23 0.91 B12 108 Kansas -13.03 -153.73 -33.52 B12 48 Marshall 3.91 88.04 13.95 CUSA 52 East Carolina 4.66 56.22 12.11 CUSA 67 North Texas 2.63 -50.78 -0.82 CUSA 75 Florida Atlantic -4.88 1.03 -7.12 CUSA 78 UT-San Antonio -8.20 37.52 -8.64 CUSA 80 Rice -3.45 -41.01 -8.90 CUSA 87 Tulane -5.30 -119.00 -18.87 CUSA 89 Tulsa -10.33 -55.84 -20.45 CUSA 102 Middle Tenn. St. -12.13 -126.80 -29.70 CUSA 110 Louisiana Tech -18.95 -120.79 -39.23 CUSA 112 UTEP -21.51 -142.51 -45.03 CUSA 116 UAB -24.84 -182.26 -53.64 CUSA 120 Southern Miss -34.54 -148.84 -64.88 CUSA 122 Florida Intl. -33.55 -215.40 -69.59 CUSA 25 BYU 10.57 127.46 27.45 Ind 56 Notre Dame 3.22 25.92 7.16 Ind 94 Army -10.92 -66.69 -22.33 Ind 96 Navy -8.48 -115.16 -23.22 Ind 119 Idaho -30.19 -218.13 -64.88 Ind 123 New Mexico St. -34.03 -249.14 -73.43 Ind 54 Ohio 4.66 17.71 8.53 MAC 59 Ball St. 5.23 -36.22 4.38 MAC 65 Buffalo 0.90 -17.42 -0.29 MAC 66 Toledo 1.01 -24.61 -0.79 MAC 70 Bowling Green -1.95 -1.07 -2.98 MAC 77 Northern Illinois -1.78 -60.07 -8.21 MAC 95 Akron -11.35 -68.75 -23.16 MAC 104 Kent St. -9.52 -169.81 -29.83 MAC 114 Cent. Michigan -22.75 -147.00 -47.28 MAC 115 Massachusetts -23.41 -185.49 -51.82 MAC 118 East. Michigan -28.59 -149.86 -56.18 MAC 121 W. Michigan -31.36 -206.68 -65.54 MAC 125 Miami (OH) -33.61 -358.60 -82.97 MAC 32 Boise St. 8.45 116.41 23.30 MWC 36 Fresno St. 8.23 77.00 19.31 MWC 45 Utah St. 5.05 83.61 15.22 MWC 61 Wyoming 3.13 -19.30 2.84 MWC 88 San Jose St. -10.60 -37.37 -19.14 MWC 91 San Diego St. -11.64 -43.63 -21.26 MWC 92 New Mexico -9.48 -79.55 -21.40 MWC 97 Nevada -10.70 -84.70 -23.68 MWC 100 UNLV -15.31 -65.58 -28.72 MWC 105 Hawaii -15.35 -81.53 -30.26 MWC 106 Colorado St. -11.41 -151.13 -30.89 MWC 117 Air Force -23.54 -203.23 -53.66 MWC 3 Oregon 32.80 264.95 73.08 P10 4 Washington 30.52 248.35 68.17 P10 10 UCLA 20.87 175.54 47.15 P10 14 Utah 19.73 131.26 41.35 P10 20 Arizona St. 14.90 136.31 34.68 P10 22 Stanford 17.46 68.36 32.16 P10 26 Arizona 13.13 84.98 27.29 P10 30 Oregon St. 9.26 110.48 23.94 P10 39 USC 8.30 69.98 18.76 P10 74 California -8.02 62.26 -6.08 P10 76 Washington St. -3.11 -33.33 -7.69 P10 101 Colorado -15.25 -73.63 -29.38 P10 72 South Alabama -4.10 10.08 -5.13 SBC 82 West. Kentucky -8.82 23.48 -10.86 SBC 90 LA Lafayette -10.89 -48.06 -20.56 SBC 103 Arkansas St. -14.17 -94.94 -29.77 SBC 107 Texas St. -12.32 -156.84 -32.77 SBC 111 LA Monroe -18.01 -149.73 -40.52 SBC 113 Troy -22.89 -129.42 -45.85 SBC 124 Georgia State -29.47 -338.12 -74.94 SBC 6 Alabama 28.61 127.26 54.11 SEC 9 Georgia 19.19 214.01 48.23 SEC 12 LSU 22.77 136.93 46.37 SEC 15 Missouri 23.12 54.78 39.27 SEC 17 Florida 15.06 169.77 38.02 SEC 18 South Carolina 13.96 173.11 36.70 SEC 24 Texas A&M 13.61 106.13 29.98 SEC 35 Mississippi St. 8.16 89.43 20.36 SEC 40 Mississippi 10.33 36.83 18.69 SEC 46 Tennessee 7.54 41.22 14.98 SEC 47 Auburn 10.26 -6.73 14.54 SEC 62 Kentucky 0.94 9.83 2.30 SEC 73 Vanderbilt -0.36 -50.41 -5.21 SEC

Duquesne Frog

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Week 7 DUSHEE Rankings

DUSHEE went pretty easy on us, dropping us down to 10. Baylor now leads the country in Yardage Differential, coming in 3rd overall. Auburn had a big enough statistical lead that it remains 1 despite losing to now #2 MissSt. Marshall creeps up another spot ... if I get some time this week I'm want to focus on their performance. And Eastern Mich. almost pulled itself out of the cellar with their win but is still barely behind SMU for worst team in the country. Rank Team PD YD Score 1 Auburn 35.72 260.40 36.86 2 Mississippi St. 33.18 174.13 30.84 3 Baylor 23.01 275.10 29.12 4 Mississippi 28.35 195.89 28.71 5 Alabama 22.52 266.52 28.36 6 Nebraska 25.00 221.44 27.76 7 Marshall 25.64 190.20 26.62 8 Ohio St. 23.20 164.50 23.71 9 Georgia 25.56 132.08 23.66 10 TCU 27.46 77.64 22.20 ________________________________________________ 11 Oklahoma 26.47 88.16 22.06 12 Stanford 19.79 168.91 21.66 13 Michigan St. 20.86 147.66 21.30 14 Texas A&M 17.26 146.03 18.82 15 LSU 18.96 100.97 17.70 16 USC 16.48 127.30 17.37 17 Tennessee 19.47 87.37 17.36 18 Florida St. 19.57 85.40 17.33 19 Notre Dame 17.23 115.56 17.28 20 Clemson 16.70 119.10 17.10 ________________________________________________ 21 Kansas St. 16.03 127.98 17.09 22 Oregon 19.73 72.02 16.76 23 Virginia Tech 16.25 117.20 16.70 24 Miami (FL) 14.88 131.95 16.53 25 Arkansas 14.83 126.24 16.21 26 UCLA 16.23 93.12 15.49 27 Louisville 13.35 128.74 15.35 28 Wisconsin 11.22 142.47 14.62 29 Florida 15.07 48.73 12.49 30 Boston Coll. 9.06 128.15 12.46 _________________________________________________ 31 Arizona 11.88 82.93 12.07 32 Georgia Tech 12.82 67.98 11.95 33 Virginia 7.04 136.18 11.52 34 UAB 9.27 75.06 9.94 35 Pittsburgh 5.65 119.75 9.77 36 Penn St. 6.19 106.24 9.45 37 Arizona St. 6.70 92.50 9.10 38 West Virginia 3.66 130.62 8.98 39 South Carolina 8.48 57.32 8.53 40 BYU 7.44 53.37 7.64 _______________________________________________ 41 Boise St. 3.99 94.96 7.42 42 Texas 4.68 85.24 7.39 43 Navy 6.32 60.93 7.27 44 Rutgers 3.84 91.10 7.13 45 Syracuse 3.33 96.92 7.08 46 Northwestern 5.41 69.13 7.07 47 Utah 10.30 2.33 6.98 48 Duke 10.27 -5.09 6.59 49 Kentucky 7.14 29.34 6.23 50 Minnesota 7.55 21.63 6.12 ___________________________________________________ 51 Oklahoma St. 9.06 -5.65 5.76 52 Iowa St. 5.91 27.09 5.30 53 Louisiana Tech 8.30 -5.29 5.27 54 Memphis 7.80 -1.65 5.12 55 Washington 12.02 -58.61 5.08 56 Michigan 3.33 49.83 4.72 57 Colorado St. 6.25 7.10 4.52 58 Oregon St. 2.88 44.03 4.12 59 Missouri 7.39 -17.29 4.06 60 Arkansas St. 1.70 56.87 3.98 ____________________________________________________ 61 Georgia Southern 3.96 22.26 3.76 62 Washington St. 0.57 61.31 3.45 63 Iowa 3.16 17.22 2.97 64 East Carolina -0.60 65.87 2.90 65 West. Kentucky 1.22 36.66 2.65 66 Utah St. 3.22 4.62 2.38 67 Colorado -5.40 61.08 -0.54 68 Maryland 3.65 -61.10 -0.63 69 California -0.12 -14.64 -0.81 70 Nevada 1.34 -37.76 -1.00 _____________________________________________________ 71 N.C. State -1.83 1.60 -1.14 72 Akron -1.90 -13.28 -1.93 73 Rice -4.66 -3.38 -3.27 74 UCF 0.01 -69.80 -3.49 75 South Alabama -4.37 -26.44 -4.24 76 Illinois -3.08 -47.28 -4.42 77 Temple 1.18 -105.20 -4.49 78 Florida Intl. -0.91 -86.98 -4.96 79 Houston -3.71 -54.63 -5.21 80 Middle Tenn. St. -4.88 -50.80 -5.80 ____________________________________________________ 81 Purdue -2.89 -77.69 -5.82 82 Air Force -5.51 -45.48 -5.95 83 North Carolina -5.77 -45.77 -6.14 84 Hawaii -6.51 -38.96 -6.29 85 Indiana -5.65 -52.54 -6.40 86 Texas Tech -9.83 -11.08 -7.11 87 San Jose St. -14.01 22.03 -8.24 88 UT-San Antonio -5.35 -96.53 -8.40 89 Cincinnati -6.32 -103.25 -9.39 90 Toledo -10.86 -49.88 -9.74 _____________________________________________________ 91 Cent. Michigan -12.52 -49.75 -10.84 92 W. Michigan -9.19 -96.22 -10.95 93 Kansas -11.68 -63.74 -10.98 94 Miami (OH) -12.22 -83.25 -12.32 95 Vanderbilt -9.89 -135.06 -13.36 96 San Diego St. -15.96 -87.85 -15.04 97 Ohio -14.82 -105.10 -15.14 98 Ball St. -11.24 -154.09 -15.21 99 Tulane -19.37 -46.78 -15.26 100 Bowling Green -13.71 -122.58 -15.28 _______________________________________________________ 101 Fresno St. -15.11 -113.00 -15.73 102 Army -15.47 -110.38 -15.84 103 LA Monroe -17.32 -94.98 -16.30 104 UTEP -16.28 -110.89 -16.41 105 Old Dominion -16.18 -120.60 -16.83 106 Troy -19.83 -74.54 -16.95 107 Northern Illinois -16.80 -115.73 -17.00 108 Connecticut -19.83 -83.45 -17.40 109 Buffalo -21.02 -70.75 -17.56 110 Texas St. -17.50 -118.15 -17.59 __________________________________________________________ 111 Wyoming -15.91 -143.70 -17.81 112 Massachusetts -18.28 -129.76 -18.69 113 South Florida -16.06 -172.06 -19.33 114 Idaho -20.08 -125.72 -19.69 115 Florida Atlantic -17.23 -172.46 -20.12 116 Wake Forest -13.38 -231.21 -20.50 117 New Mexico -18.74 -166.31 -20.82 118 LA Lafayette -22.26 -121.69 -20.94 119 Tulsa -19.67 -166.52 -21.45 120 Southern Miss -24.72 -161.15 -24.55 ___________________________________________________________ 121 New Mexico St. -27.34 -133.39 -24.91 122 North Texas -25.45 -164.94 -25.23 123 Georgia State -26.70 -159.93 -25.81 124 Appalachian State -28.66 -161.85 -27.22 125 Kent St. -27.02 -199.38 -28.00 126 UNLV -31.94 -207.65 -31.69 127 SMU -38.92 -261.78 -39.06 128 East. Michigan -35.74 -314.73 -39.59 By Conference Rank Team PD YD Score 54 Memphis 7.80 -1.65 5.12 64 East Carolina -0.60 65.87 2.90 74 UCF 0.01 -69.80 -3.49 77 Temple 1.18 -105.20 -4.49 79 Houston -3.71 -54.63 -5.21 89 Cincinnati -6.32 -103.25 -9.39 108 Connecticut -19.83 -83.45 -17.40 113 South Florida -16.06 -172.06 -19.33 119 Tulsa -19.67 -166.52 -21.45 127 SMU -38.92 -261.78 -39.06 _____________________________________________________ 18 Florida St. 19.57 85.40 17.33 20 Clemson 16.70 119.10 17.10 23 Virginia Tech 16.25 117.20 16.70 24 Miami (FL) 14.88 131.95 16.53 27 Louisville 13.35 128.74 15.35 30 Boston Coll. 9.06 128.15 12.46 32 Georgia Tech 12.82 67.98 11.95 33 Virginia 7.04 136.18 11.52 35 Pittsburgh 5.65 119.75 9.77 45 Syracuse 3.33 96.92 7.08 48 Duke 10.27 -5.09 6.59 71 N.C. State -1.83 1.60 -1.14 83 North Carolina -5.77 -45.77 -6.14 116 Wake Forest -13.38 -231.21 -20.50 _______________________________________________________ 6 Nebraska 25.00 221.44 27.76 8 Ohio St. 23.20 164.50 23.71 13 Michigan St. 20.86 147.66 21.30 28 Wisconsin 11.22 142.47 14.62 36 Penn St. 6.19 106.24 9.45 44 Rutgers 3.84 91.10 7.13 46 Northwestern 5.41 69.13 7.07 50 Minnesota 7.55 21.63 6.12 56 Michigan 3.33 49.83 4.72 63 Iowa 3.16 17.22 2.97 68 Maryland 3.65 -61.10 -0.63 76 Illinois -3.08 -47.28 -4.42 81 Purdue -2.89 -77.69 -5.82 85 Indiana -5.65 -52.54 -6.40 ___________________________________________________________ 3 Baylor 23.01 275.10 29.12 10 TCU 27.46 77.64 22.20 11 Oklahoma 26.47 88.16 22.06 21 Kansas St. 16.03 127.98 17.09 38 West Virginia 3.66 130.62 8.98 42 Texas 4.68 85.24 7.39 51 Oklahoma St. 9.06 -5.65 5.76 52 Iowa St. 5.91 27.09 5.30 86 Texas Tech -9.83 -11.08 -7.11 93 Kansas -11.68 -63.74 -10.98 ___________________________________________________________ 7 Marshall 25.64 190.20 26.62 34 UAB 9.27 75.06 9.94 53 Louisiana Tech 8.30 -5.29 5.27 65 West. Kentucky 1.22 36.66 2.65 73 Rice -4.66 -3.38 -3.27 78 Florida Intl. -0.91 -86.98 -4.96 80 Middle Tenn. St. -4.88 -50.80 -5.80 88 UT-San Antonio -5.35 -96.53 -8.40 99 Tulane -19.37 -46.78 -15.26 104 UTEP -16.28 -110.89 -16.41 105 Old Dominion -16.18 -120.60 -16.83 115 Florida Atlantic -17.23 -172.46 -20.12 120 Southern Miss -24.72 -161.15 -24.55 122 North Texas -25.45 -164.94 -25.23 _____________________________________________________________ 19 Notre Dame 17.23 115.56 17.28 40 BYU 7.44 53.37 7.64 43 Navy 6.32 60.93 7.27 102 Army -15.47 -110.38 -15.84 ___________________________________________________________ 72 Akron -1.90 -13.28 -1.93 90 Toledo -10.86 -49.88 -9.74 91 Cent. Michigan -12.52 -49.75 -10.84 92 W. Michigan -9.19 -96.22 -10.95 94 Miami (OH) -12.22 -83.25 -12.32 97 Ohio -14.82 -105.10 -15.14 98 Ball St. -11.24 -154.09 -15.21 100 Bowling Green -13.71 -122.58 -15.28 107 Northern Illinois -16.80 -115.73 -17.00 109 Buffalo -21.02 -70.75 -17.56 112 Massachusetts -18.28 -129.76 -18.69 125 Kent St. -27.02 -199.38 -28.00 128 East. Michigan -35.74 -314.73 -39.59 ____________________________________________________________ 41 Boise St. 3.99 94.96 7.42 57 Colorado St. 6.25 7.10 4.52 66 Utah St. 3.22 4.62 2.38 70 Nevada 1.34 -37.76 -1.00 82 Air Force -5.51 -45.48 -5.95 84 Hawaii -6.51 -38.96 -6.29 87 San Jose St. -14.01 22.03 -8.24 96 San Diego St. -15.96 -87.85 -15.04 101 Fresno St. -15.11 -113.00 -15.73 111 Wyoming -15.91 -143.70 -17.81 117 New Mexico -18.74 -166.31 -20.82 126 UNLV -31.94 -207.65 -31.69 ________________________________________________________________ 12 Stanford 19.79 168.91 21.66 16 USC 16.48 127.30 17.37 22 Oregon 19.73 72.02 16.76 26 UCLA 16.23 93.12 15.49 31 Arizona 11.88 82.93 12.07 37 Arizona St. 6.70 92.50 9.10 47 Utah 10.30 2.33 6.98 55 Washington 12.02 -58.61 5.08 58 Oregon St. 2.88 44.03 4.12 62 Washington St. 0.57 61.31 3.45 67 Colorado -5.40 61.08 -0.54 69 California -0.12 -14.64 -0.81 ___________________________________________________________________ 60 Arkansas St. 1.70 56.87 3.98 61 Georgia Southern 3.96 22.26 3.76 75 South Alabama -4.37 -26.44 -4.24 103 LA Monroe -17.32 -94.98 -16.30 106 Troy -19.83 -74.54 -16.95 110 Texas St. -17.50 -118.15 -17.59 114 Idaho -20.08 -125.72 -19.69 118 LA Lafayette -22.26 -121.69 -20.94 121 New Mexico St. -27.34 -133.39 -24.91 123 Georgia State -26.70 -159.93 -25.81 124 Appalachian State -28.66 -161.85 -27.22 __________________________________________________________________ 1 Auburn 35.72 260.40 36.86 2 Mississippi St. 33.18 174.13 30.84 4 Mississippi 28.35 195.89 28.71 5 Alabama 22.52 266.52 28.36 9 Georgia 25.56 132.08 23.66 14 Texas A&M 17.26 146.03 18.82 15 LSU 18.96 100.97 17.70 17 Tennessee 19.47 87.37 17.36 25 Arkansas 14.83 126.24 16.21 29 Florida 15.07 48.73 12.49 39 South Carolina 8.48 57.32 8.53 49 Kentucky 7.14 29.34 6.23 59 Missouri 7.39 -17.29 4.06 95 Vanderbilt -9.89 -135.06 -13.36

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 7 DUSHEE Rankings

Once again, the Frogs were crushed by the weak performances of its prior opponents. Minnesota was blown out at home by Nebraska, Texas Tech struggled to beat an awful Kansas team, and most significantly, the team that took us to the brink last week was beat by 55 at home by Oklahoma. The last one, in particular, forced the dive that the Frogs took in DUSHEE this week, as you can see in the comparison of TCU's week-by-week DUSHEE scores as they stood after last week's games compared to this week: After week 6: Opp: Minn SMU Ttech | Tex KSU PD: 8.00 3.00 19.75 | 39.40 17.33 YD: 186.00 101.75 282.75 | 197.00 143.67 Score: 14.81 7.18 27.57 | 36.30 18.87 After week 7: Opp: Minn SMU Ttech | Tex KSU ISU PD: 3.83 3.00 18.40 | 39.40 1.00 16.25 YD: 157.33 101.75 276.60 | 197.00 32.75 148.25 Score: 10.40 7.07 26.05 | 36.08 2.30 18.22 DUSHEE's evaluation of the Minnesota game fell by 4.5 points, the Tech game dropped by 1.5 points ... but that Kansas State game went from a solid 18.9 points better than average performance to a 2.3 -- Kansas State's performance cost the Frogs 16.6 points in their DUSHEE score. TCU's overall DUSHEE score fell from 20.95 to 16.69, dropping them from 9th to 18th in this week's poll. The drop should be temporary, as the Frogs have yet to play OU or KU and it seems unlikely that Kansas State will finish out the season playing as badly as they did against Oklahoma. That game, I think, was an anomaly that has disproportionately affected the Frogs (and all of K-State's other opponents so far this year) this week. Assuming the Frogs blow out Kansas at home and play competitively against the rest of their tough schedule (win or lose), I suspect 18 will be the lowest the Frogs see this year. Next Opponent: West Virginia Speaking of statistical anomalies, TCU's next opponent is becoming this year's DUSHEE WTF team; the 3-3 Mountaineers (and 2-3 in games DUSHEE looks at) are ranked 4th in this week's DUSHEE poll. Why? WVU's lofty ranking is almost exclusively due to their week 1 44-0 blowout of Georgia Southern, as you can see in their week-to-week scores: WVU: Opp: GaSo Mary OU | OkSt Bay PD: 69.00 26.00 1.40 | 10.75 19.75 YD: 514.25 117.50 126.40 | 204.25 118.25 Score: 71.63 23.19 7.23 | 17.34 19.06 Recall that Georgia Southern won the Sun Belt last year (though they were not allowed to represent the conference as champion in a bowl in their first year as FBS) and is currently sitting at 5-1, having blown out all of their other (admittedly weak, except for Western Michigan) opponents. Since Ga.So. has blown out everyone else they've played, WVU's point and yardage differentials for that game are sky high. If Georgia Southern plays a few more competitive games during the second half (and DUSHEE would have the Eagles a sizeable underdog to Appalachian State), WVU's score against them will go down. Plus, at this point in the season, the Ga. So. game is 20% of WVU's DUSHEE score. It will only account for 8% by season's end. WVU's high ranking is a case study in the danger of low sample sizes. WVU has also benefitted by not getting blown out by Baylor as badly as Baylor has blown out everybody else. Take out the Georgia Southern game and WVU's DUSHEE score is almost exactly the same as TCU's. Conference Strength This week, the SEC finally eeked past the Big XII-II to claim the top conference spot, after closing the gap every week prior. A big gap still exists between the SEC and B12 and the rest of the "Power 5" and DUSHEE, for the second year in a row, is extremely underwhelmed by the Pac 12, ranking them at the bottom. SEC 11.05 B12 10.46 ACC 6.58 B10 5.83 P12 5.49 AAC -1.80 MAC -5.73 MWC -10.49 CUSA -12.87 SBC -16.38 Week 7 Best and Worst Performances This is the first week this year where both sides of the same game appear, with OU's performance earning the most DUSHEE points and the Kansas State performance earning the second lowest. Top 3: 60.99 Oklahoma (55-568) vs. Kansas St. (0-111) 44.09 Baylor (62-693) vs. WVU (38-471) 43.72 Utah St. (56-334) vs. Boise (26-333) Bottom 3: -49.62 Ohio (14-354) vs. Western Michigan (49-567) -44.69 Kansas State (0-111) vs. Oklahoma (55-568) -40.24 UNLV (28-299) vs. Fresno (31-410) Overall Rankings Rank Team PD YD Score 1 Baylor 38.38 324.61 41.76 2 Alabama 26.20 236.38 29.25 3 Clemson 24.40 237.29 28.09 4 West Virginia 25.38 216.13 27.69 5 Mississippi 21.92 218.37 25.49 6 Notre Dame 21.87 170.42 23.07 7 Oklahoma 22.83 153.22 22.85 8 USC 21.29 120.08 20.18 9 Michigan 19.54 127.72 19.39 10 Ohio St. 19.00 120.79 18.69 ____________________________________________ 11 Utah 23.19 57.70 18.34 12 Iowa 17.63 129.08 18.18 13 Tennessee 18.81 106.91 17.87 14 LSU 16.33 127.01 17.22 15 Florida 19.15 85.51 17.03 16 Boise St. 13.99 152.43 16.92 17 Stanford 18.10 95.85 16.84 18 TCU 13.65 152.28 16.69 19 Texas A&M 17.13 105.09 16.66 20 Appalachian State 14.93 114.46 15.66 ______________________________________________ 21 Texas Tech 13.26 130.28 15.33 22 North Carolina 17.69 65.95 15.08 23 Memphis 12.45 124.10 14.48 24 Navy 15.80 69.36 13.99 25 Wisconsin 11.70 112.64 13.41 26 Florida St. 12.82 94.57 13.26 27 BYU 12.09 103.00 13.19 28 Arkansas 9.23 127.11 12.49 29 Mississippi St. 15.12 44.75 12.31 30 California 12.46 78.15 12.20 ______________________________________________ 31 Louisville 11.20 76.64 11.29 32 Toledo 13.43 43.24 11.11 33 Utah St. 14.58 27.72 11.10 34 Oklahoma St. 13.16 45.18 11.02 35 Washington 13.74 33.85 10.85 36 Nebraska 11.10 61.36 10.46 37 West. Kentucky 10.16 63.62 9.95 38 UCLA 8.12 88.13 9.81 39 Georgia Tech 9.33 70.74 9.75 40 Michigan St. 9.68 58.73 9.38 _________________________________________________ 41 Houston 9.32 62.31 9.32 42 Penn St. 9.95 48.66 9.06 43 Bowling Green 5.99 94.77 8.71 44 Vanderbilt 4.80 110.03 8.68 45 Illinois 9.32 42.16 8.31 46 Duke 8.38 53.97 8.28 47 Georgia 6.89 65.75 7.87 48 Miami (FL) 8.62 41.25 7.80 49 Northwestern 7.74 49.83 7.64 50 Boston Coll. 3.03 99.59 6.98 _____________________________________________ 51 N.C. State 5.47 65.58 6.91 52 Pittsburgh 5.55 43.26 5.86 53 Temple 9.53 -14.47 5.63 54 Cent. Michigan 5.06 43.94 5.57 55 Arizona St. 6.17 29.10 5.56 56 Virginia Tech 7.19 8.44 5.21 57 Washington St. 3.88 47.29 4.94 58 Middle Tenn. St. 3.66 45.47 4.71 59 W. Michigan 4.41 31.64 4.51 60 Louisiana Tech 2.17 59.18 4.40 ____________________________________________ 61 Indiana 4.71 3.45 3.31 62 Oregon 2.91 18.43 2.86 63 East Carolina 3.26 -0.19 2.16 64 Cincinnati -0.74 31.76 1.09 65 Northern Illinois 0.47 1.21 0.37 66 Tulsa -1.60 22.16 0.04 67 Massachusetts -0.73 9.11 -0.04 68 Arizona -2.71 34.04 -0.11 69 Kentucky 1.23 -24.86 -0.42 70 Missouri 0.01 -24.50 -1.21 _____________________________________________ 71 Kansas St. 2.41 -61.16 -1.44 72 Marshall 4.94 -99.98 -1.69 73 Air Force -5.44 37.95 -1.74 74 Texas -0.32 -37.42 -2.08 75 Iowa St. -3.46 2.75 -2.17 76 Auburn 1.83 -71.20 -2.33 77 Minnesota -4.64 8.64 -2.66 78 Southern Miss -5.70 3.39 -3.63 79 Georgia Southern -4.14 -22.63 -3.89 80 South Florida -2.22 -62.96 -4.62 _____________________________________________ 81 Virginia -6.79 -15.13 -5.28 82 Connecticut -4.02 -52.38 -5.29 83 South Carolina -4.16 -69.85 -6.26 84 SMU -7.05 -38.06 -6.60 85 Akron -8.07 -39.51 -7.35 86 Colorado St. -8.31 -45.54 -7.81 87 Wake Forest -8.63 -52.50 -8.37 88 Wyoming -14.12 10.08 -8.91 89 Buffalo -8.94 -64.65 -9.18 90 Rutgers -6.05 -105.30 -9.28 _____________________________________________ 91 San Diego St. -12.30 -33.83 -9.89 92 Ohio -6.94 -109.29 -10.08 93 Army -9.50 -85.90 -10.61 94 Maryland -8.95 -96.80 -10.79 95 Florida Intl. -9.53 -107.13 -11.69 96 Oregon St. -12.02 -85.18 -12.26 97 Arkansas St. -13.40 -69.43 -12.39 98 Nevada -11.32 -97.69 -12.41 99 Syracuse -7.95 -148.55 -12.70 100 Purdue -11.59 -115.87 -13.50 _______________________________________________ 101 Ball St. -12.26 -111.24 -13.71 103 Kent St. -16.43 -94.49 -15.66 104 Rice -18.87 -71.38 -16.14 105 UNLV -14.10 -138.93 -16.32 106 Florida Atlantic -17.82 -104.12 -17.07 107 LA Lafayette -21.38 -76.72 -18.08 108 South Alabama -24.15 -60.27 -19.11 109 Troy -21.44 -99.32 -19.24 110 Georgia State -21.53 -106.81 -19.68 _______________________________________________ 111 San Jose St. -20.43 -127.73 -19.98 112 UT-San Antonio -20.83 -125.62 -20.15 113 Old Dominion -17.95 -170.62 -20.47 114 LA Monroe -20.71 -143.06 -20.94 115 East. Michigan -22.72 -145.34 -22.39 116 Colorado -23.20 -157.53 -23.32 117 New Mexico -20.97 -192.87 -23.59 118 Texas St. -25.34 -149.21 -24.33 119 UCF -20.29 -229.90 -24.98 120 Kansas -22.34 -204.11 -25.06 ______________________________________________ 121 Hawaii -24.44 -192.53 -25.89 122 UNC-Charlotte -29.18 -129.47 -25.90 123 Miami (OH) -28.54 -146.36 -26.32 124 Idaho -24.23 -207.35 -26.49 125 Tulane -24.81 -205.28 -26.77 126 Fresno St. -25.86 -204.26 -27.42 127 North Texas -32.89 -183.30 -31.06 128 New Mexico St. -30.08 -233.61 -31.69 128 UTEP -39.37 -246.95 -38.55 By Conference: Rank Team PD YD Score AAC 23 Memphis 12.45 124.10 14.48 24 Navy 15.80 69.36 13.99 41 Houston 9.32 62.31 9.32 53 Temple 9.53 -14.47 5.63 63 East Carolina 3.26 -0.19 2.16 64 Cincinnati -0.74 31.76 1.09 66 Tulsa -1.60 22.16 0.04 80 South Florida -2.22 -62.96 -4.62 82 Connecticut -4.02 -52.38 -5.29 84 SMU -7.05 -38.06 -6.60 119 UCF -20.29 -229.90 -24.98 125 Tulane -24.81 -205.28 -26.77 ACC 3 Clemson 24.40 237.29 28.09 22 North Carolina 17.69 65.95 15.08 26 Florida St. 12.82 94.57 13.26 31 Louisville 11.20 76.64 11.29 39 Georgia Tech 9.33 70.74 9.75 46 Duke 8.38 53.97 8.28 48 Miami (FL) 8.62 41.25 7.80 50 Boston Coll. 3.03 99.59 6.98 51 N.C. State 5.47 65.58 6.91 52 Pittsburgh 5.55 43.26 5.86 56 Virginia Tech 7.19 8.44 5.21 81 Virginia -6.79 -15.13 -5.28 87 Wake Forest -8.63 -52.50 -8.37 99 Syracuse -7.95 -148.55 -12.70 B1G 9 Michigan 19.54 127.72 19.39 10 Ohio St. 19.00 120.79 18.69 12 Iowa 17.63 129.08 18.18 25 Wisconsin 11.70 112.64 13.41 36 Nebraska 11.10 61.36 10.46 40 Michigan St. 9.68 58.73 9.38 42 Penn St. 9.95 48.66 9.06 45 Illinois 9.32 42.16 8.31 49 Northwestern 7.74 49.83 7.64 61 Indiana 4.71 3.45 3.31 77 Minnesota -4.64 8.64 -2.66 90 Rutgers -6.05 -105.30 -9.28 94 Maryland -8.95 -96.80 -10.79 100 Purdue -11.59 -115.87 -13.50 BXII-II 1 Baylor 38.38 324.61 41.76 4 West Virginia 25.38 216.13 27.69 7 Oklahoma 22.83 153.22 22.85 18 TCU 13.65 152.28 16.69 21 Texas Tech 13.26 130.28 15.33 34 Oklahoma St. 13.16 45.18 11.02 71 Kansas St. 2.41 -61.16 -1.44 74 Texas -0.32 -37.42 -2.08 75 Iowa St. -3.46 2.75 -2.17 120 Kansas -22.34 -204.11 -25.06 CUSA 37 West. Kentucky 10.16 63.62 9.95 58 Middle Tenn. St. 3.66 45.47 4.71 60 Louisiana Tech 2.17 59.18 4.40 72 Marshall 4.94 -99.98 -1.69 78 Southern Miss -5.70 3.39 -3.63 95 Florida Intl. -9.53 -107.13 -11.69 104 Rice -18.87 -71.38 -16.14 106 Florida Atlantic -17.82 -104.12 -17.07 112 UT-San Antonio -20.83 -125.62 -20.15 113 Old Dominion -17.95 -170.62 -20.47 122 UNC-Charlotte -29.18 -129.47 -25.90 127 North Texas -32.89 -183.30 -31.06 128 UTEP -39.37 -246.95 -38.55 Indies 6 Notre Dame 21.87 170.42 23.07 27 BYU 12.09 103.00 13.19 93 Army -9.50 -85.90 -10.61 MAC 32 Toledo 13.43 43.24 11.11 43 Bowling Green 5.99 94.77 8.71 54 Cent. Michigan 5.06 43.94 5.57 59 W. Michigan 4.41 31.64 4.51 65 Northern Illinois 0.47 1.21 0.37 67 Massachusetts -0.73 9.11 -0.04 85 Akron -8.07 -39.51 -7.35 89 Buffalo -8.94 -64.65 -9.18 92 Ohio -6.94 -109.29 -10.08 101 Ball St. -12.26 -111.24 -13.71 103 Kent St. -16.43 -94.49 -15.66 115 East. Michigan -22.72 -145.34 -22.39 123 Miami (OH) -28.54 -146.36 -26.32 MWC 16 Boise St. 13.99 152.43 16.92 33 Utah St. 14.58 27.72 11.10 73 Air Force -5.44 37.95 -1.74 86 Colorado St. -8.31 -45.54 -7.81 88 Wyoming -14.12 10.08 -8.91 91 San Diego St. -12.30 -33.83 -9.89 98 Nevada -11.32 -97.69 -12.41 105 UNLV -14.10 -138.93 -16.32 111 San Jose St. -20.43 -127.73 -19.98 117 New Mexico -20.97 -192.87 -23.59 121 Hawaii -24.44 -192.53 -25.89 126 Fresno St. -25.86 -204.26 -27.42 P12 8 USC 21.29 120.08 20.18 11 Utah 23.19 57.70 18.34 17 Stanford 18.10 95.85 16.84 30 California 12.46 78.15 12.20 35 Washington 13.74 33.85 10.85 38 UCLA 8.12 88.13 9.81 55 Arizona St. 6.17 29.10 5.56 57 Washington St. 3.88 47.29 4.94 62 Oregon 2.91 18.43 2.86 68 Arizona -2.71 34.04 -0.11 96 Oregon St. -12.02 -85.18 -12.26 116 Colorado -23.20 -157.53 -23.32 SBC 20 Appalachian State 14.93 114.46 15.66 79 Georgia Southern -4.14 -22.63 -3.89 97 Arkansas St. -13.40 -69.43 -12.39 107 LA Lafayette -21.38 -76.72 -18.08 108 South Alabama -24.15 -60.27 -19.11 109 Troy -21.44 -99.32 -19.24 110 Georgia State -21.53 -106.81 -19.68 114 LA Monroe -20.71 -143.06 -20.94 118 Texas St. -25.34 -149.21 -24.33 124 Idaho -24.23 -207.35 -26.49 128 New Mexico St. -30.08 -233.61 -31.69 SEC 2 Alabama 26.20 236.38 29.25 5 Mississippi 21.92 218.37 25.49 13 Tennessee 18.81 106.91 17.87 14 LSU 16.33 127.01 17.22 15 Florida 19.15 85.51 17.03 19 Texas A&M 17.13 105.09 16.66 28 Arkansas 9.23 127.11 12.49 29 Mississippi St. 15.12 44.75 12.31 44 Vanderbilt 4.80 110.03 8.68 47 Georgia 6.89 65.75 7.87 69 Kentucky 1.23 -24.86 -0.42 70 Missouri 0.01 -24.50 -1.21 76 Auburn 1.83 -71.20 -2.33 83 South Carolina -4.16 -69.85 -6.26

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 7 DUSHEE (2017)

DUSHEE still loves it some Ohio State.  The Buckeyes remain firmly in first place, despite their loss to Oklahoma.  In fact, OSU has had a top 3 DUSHEE score each of the last 5 weeks.  Here are their week-to-week totals (rows are opponent, point differential, yardage differential, DUSHEE score.)   @ Ind  OU  Army  UNLV @ Rut  Mary @ Neb 31.50 4.40 41.40 38.25 51.50 41.25 43.17 165.75 82.60 376.80 403.75 363.25 441.25 262.33 29.29 7.06 46.45 45.70 52.50 49.57 41.90   Ohio State's score against Oklahoma was pretty low, relatively speaking (although still 7-points better than an Oklahoma's average opponent).  But their scores against their last 5 opponents have been so garish that the OU loss is overwhelmed by the statistics.  OU was just one out of 7 games.  Given, Ohio State's schedule strength isn't all that great (45th), but even in the extra-crispy DUSHEE that puts greater emphasis on schedule strength (but diminishes the significance of statistical outliers, which the OU game is emerging as), Ohio State is ranked first.   Clemson only dropped a spot after losing to Syracuse, but did lose almost 7 points on their DUSHEE score; they had a large enough cushion over the rest of the pack that they didn't lose that much ground.  And keep in mind as we progress through the season, each game played reduces the contribution of any one particular game to the DUSHEE score.  A loss in week 5 is going to hurt a team more than a loss in week 12.   The Frogs didn't move in rankings, remaining at 8th.  UCF fell below them, but the Frogs were vaulted by ... Oklahoma State.  Yes, I know, the Frogs beat them.  And going based on point differential alone, the Frogs are ranked 4th, well ahead of both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.  And the Frogs are 6th in the extra-crispy DUSHEE.  But in the original formulation, the Frogs are hurt a little by their yardage differential.   Below are the week-to-week numbers for the Frogs, Cowboys, and Sooners.  On average, both Oklahoma schools end up slightly above the Frogs.   TCU   @ Ark  SMU @ OkSt    WVU @ KSU   9.25 33.25 45.00   22.50 32.00   43.00 239.00 254.00   -45.50 216.25   8.32 34.12 42.70   12.72 32.15 OkSt  Tulsa @ USA @ Pitt  TCU @ Ttech    Bay 35.33 28.75 32.80 4.00 18.25   32.50 104.50 221.25 256.20 114.75 354.75   284.75 28.78 30.23 34.68 8.41 29.91   35.91 OU  UTEP @ OhSt  Tulane @ Bay    ISU # Tex 27.33 54.67 47.75 -11.25   7.75 16.80 311.00 481.33 338.25 -32.75   142.50 203.80 33.78 60.52 48.75 -9.14   12.29 21.39   Conference Rankings B10 10.63 B12 9.50 ACC 8.99 P12 6.93 SEC 4.46 AAC -0.67 MWC -6.87 CUSA -11.51 SBC -11.55 MAC -11.71   Strength of Schedule Mary 16.10545 FSU 15.69002 Ind 14.01613 Ark 11.86324 Bay 10.93841 Pitt 10.56787 Mizz 10.01387 BC 9.395117 OreSt 8.946779 ASU 8.864265 TCU 8.115209   Top 3 Week 7 Performances 49.09 Stanford vs. Oregon (49-7 point margin, 507-309 yardage margin) 45.10 Cal vs. Washington State (37-3 PM, 365-337 YM) 41.90 Ohio State @ Nebraska (56-14 PM, 633-393 YM)   Bottom 3 Week 7 Performances -40.46 Vanderbilt @ Ole Miss (35-57 PM, 417-603 YM) -39.61 New Mexico @ Fresno (0-38 PM, 322-526 YM) -38.16 UNC-Charlotte @ W. Kentucky (14-45 PM, 309-627 YM)   Overall Rankings Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Ohio St.  35.92 299.39 38.92 0 -1.84 2 Alabama  35.12 259.86 36.41 0 -0.15 3 Penn St.  35.89 169.69 32.41 1 -0.31 4 Clemson  26.84 229.44 29.37 -1 -6.79 5 Oklahoma St.  25.27 222.70 27.99 4 2.19 6 Oklahoma  23.84 240.69 27.93 -1 -3.40 7 Georgia  25.93 186.32 26.60 -1 -1.90 8 TCU  28.40 141.35 26.00 0 -0.94 9 Notre Dame  27.34 146.55 25.56 1 0.11 10 UCF  25.74 141.33 24.23 -3 -3.09 11 Wisconsin  23.09 171.96 24.00 0 -1.13 12 Auburn  18.13 142.20 19.20 0 -2.94 13 Michigan St.  15.20 167.00 18.49 3 -1.08 14 Miami (FL)  20.28 87.34 17.89 3 -1.30 15 Washington  19.22 96.94 17.66 3 -0.98 16 USC  16.40 124.96 17.18 3 0.64 17 Michigan  12.00 168.33 16.42 -3 -4.07 18 Virginia Tech  14.41 134.32 16.32 -3 -3.29 19 Stanford  19.11 63.31 15.90 9 3.12 20 Georgia Tech  8.30 197.18 15.40 7 2.11 21 Mississippi St.  11.13 143.49 14.60 0 -1.51 22 N.C. State  12.75 116.82 14.35 1 -0.51 23 Texas Tech  11.51 127.75 14.06 -3 -2.47 24 Iowa St.  16.46 53.35 13.64 0 -1.09 25 Florida St.  12.62 103.17 13.58 -3 -1.79 26 Arizona  12.10 94.38 12.79 0 -0.59 27 Iowa  19.03 -3.16 12.53 9 1.83 28 South Florida  10.22 107.19 12.17 6 1.38 29 Indiana  11.14 94.81 12.17 2 0.15 30 Texas  11.03 84.66 11.58 8 1.71 31 Washington St.  7.53 128.32 11.44 -18 -10.02 32 West Virginia  9.70 73.39 10.14 1 -0.91 33 Purdue  12.48 33.42 9.99 -4 -2.67 34 Memphis  12.54 26.57 9.69 5 0.29 35 San Diego St.  10.33 43.95 9.09 0 -1.67 36 SMU  10.51 26.48 8.33 11 1.80 37 Texas A&M  9.64 38.12 8.33 -7 -4.09 38 Wake Forest  9.88 32.35 8.21 4 0.17 39 Arizona St.  7.61 43.09 7.23 15 3.33 40 Louisville  1.88 107.79 6.65 -8 -4.64 41 North Texas  2.04 103.75 6.55 19 5.28 42 Colorado St.  4.60 68.20 6.48 -1 -2.02 43 Syracuse  2.11 100.43 6.43 16 4.95 44 Fresno St.  4.54 64.31 6.24 31 8.52 45 Utah  7.82 17.07 6.07 10 2.51 46 Boise St.  6.21 28.38 5.56 -2 -1.78 47 Virginia  3.85 59.54 5.54 -1 -1.27 48 Oregon  2.88 69.46 5.39 -23 -8.71 49 LSU  1.93 80.27 5.30 18 5.82 50 UCLA  4.80 31.72 4.78 -5 -2.15 51 Northwestern  4.81 28.49 4.63 0 -0.75 52 Houston  3.71 14.64 3.21 -15 -6.98 53 Southern Miss  -0.04 61.82 3.07 -5 -3.44 54 Navy  3.76 1.23 2.57 2 -0.14 55 UT-San Antonio -2.93 87.25 2.41 -5 -3.24 56 Nebraska  0.55 34.19 2.08 2 -0.14 57 Duke  0.41 26.44 1.59 -14 -5.90 58 W. Michigan  3.74 -22.44 1.37 -1 -0.85 59 Minnesota  2.81 -14.23 1.16 5 1.23 60 California  2.62 -16.98 0.90 28 7.62 61 Appalachian State 0.56 5.71 0.66 0 0.21 62 Toledo  1.24 -14.83 0.09 15 3.66 63 Colorado  1.65 -26.76 -0.24 -23 -9.56 64 Arkansas  -2.14 15.68 -0.64 6 0.84 65 Boston Coll.  -0.32 -9.78 -0.70 1 -0.23 66 Cincinnati  -3.18 27.95 -0.72 8 1.38 67 Maryland  2.60 -49.39 -0.73 -18 -6.43 68 Georgia State -3.79 34.30 -0.81 13 3.79 69 Florida  0.11 -33.93 -1.62 10 2.13 70 Pittsburgh  -2.70 2.97 -1.65 -2 -0.94 71 Army  -0.17 -30.84 -1.66 5 0.86 72 South Carolina  1.70 -72.84 -2.51 -7 -2.20 73 Florida Atlantic  1.49 -77.71 -2.89 -1 -1.22 74 Tennessee  -3.05 -18.45 -2.95 -1 -0.94 75 Northern Illinois  -3.69 -11.53 -3.03 3 0.65 76 Kentucky  2.72 -100.60 -3.22 4 1.31 77 Tulane  -1.10 -55.46 -3.51 -24 -7.56 78 Air Force  -4.99 -10.08 -3.83 -15 -3.77 79 Louisiana Tech  -4.82 -19.78 -4.20 18 6.13 80 Marshall  -3.13 -45.81 -4.38 9 3.12 81 Buffalo  -0.67 -88.56 -4.87 9 2.70 82 East. Michigan  -3.86 -51.03 -5.12 13 3.85 83 Baylor  -6.46 -16.90 -5.15 -31 -10.03 84 Kansas St.  -0.71 -95.25 -5.24 -22 -5.63 85 Troy  -6.36 -25.62 -5.52 -14 -3.97 86 Tulsa  -1.84 -100.81 -6.27 14 6.26 87 New Mexico  -9.13 -5.69 -6.37 -18 -4.93 88 North Carolina  -5.96 -63.20 -7.13 3 0.62 89 Arkansas St.  -2.73 -107.38 -7.19 19 10.51 90 UNLV  -4.86 -80.14 -7.25 -7 -1.26 91 Mississippi  -7.60 -44.64 -7.30 10 5.55 92 LA Monroe  -6.53 -64.14 -7.56 -8 -1.10 93 UAB -12.30 -5.57 -8.48 3 1.29 94 Temple  -9.16 -54.39 -8.83 -9 -2.23 95 New Mexico St.  -13.98 8.03 -8.92 -8 -2.23 96 Coastal Carolina -13.52 -1.62 -9.09 -14 -3.54 97 Rutgers  -8.33 -78.97 -9.51 -11 -2.86 98 Middle Tenn. St.  -11.83 -41.30 -9.95 1 2.14 99 Ohio  -7.49 -99.35 -9.96 -5 -1.68 100 Miami (OH)  -14.23 -41.73 -11.58 -8 -3.80 101 West. Kentucky  -11.60 -81.82 -11.83 13 7.91 102 Nevada  -11.38 -86.86 -11.93 11 7.32 103 Akron  -5.80 -178.48 -12.79 1 3.54 104 Utah St.  -10.81 -127.46 -13.58 -2 1.38 105 Illinois  -12.10 -113.85 -13.76 -7 -2.48 106 Vanderbilt  -10.03 -144.68 -13.93 -13 -5.94 107 Idaho  -14.02 -94.44 -14.07 8 7.96 108 Florida Intl.  -15.76 -75.56 -14.29 8 7.89 109 Wyoming  -9.96 -173.72 -15.33 -4 1.15 110 Missouri  -13.51 -135.28 -15.78 -7 -0.56 111 Oregon St.  -19.46 -59.89 -15.97 -4 1.33 112 LA Lafayette  -14.80 -132.24 -16.48 -1 2.15 113 Massachusetts -20.98 -64.28 -17.20 -1 1.64 114 Cent. Michigan  -19.37 -87.81 -17.30 -5 0.47 115 Ball St.  -20.39 -94.12 -18.30 2 4.05 116 South Alabama -17.35 -135.48 -18.34 9 11.12 117 Hawaii  -23.18 -63.53 -18.63 -11 -2.08 118 BYU  -17.44 -178.33 -20.55 -8 -2.47 119 East Carolina  -22.40 -149.55 -22.41 0 4.34 120 Kent St.  -22.81 -153.01 -22.86 1 4.87 121 Bowling Green  -21.31 -177.98 -23.11 -1 3.79 122 Georgia Southern -22.73 -161.24 -23.22 1 5.90 123 Kansas  -29.14 -130.54 -25.96 -5 -2.86 124 Connecticut  -24.02 -210.19 -26.53 3 2.97 125 UNC-Charlotte -26.17 -190.62 -26.98 1 2.52 126 Old Dominion -25.17 -212.90 -27.43 -4 1.41 127 Texas St. -28.58 -180.19 -28.07 -3 1.07 128 UTEP  -27.81 -219.82 -29.53 0 3.13 129 San Jose St.  -33.46 -210.16 -32.82 1 5.50 130 Rice  -33.64 -214.73 -33.17 -1 2.61   By Conference AAC 10 UCF  25.74 141.33 24.23 28 South Florida  10.22 107.19 12.17 34 Memphis  12.54 26.57 9.69 36 SMU  10.51 26.48 8.33 52 Houston  3.71 14.64 3.21 54 Navy  3.76 1.23 2.57 66 Cincinnati  -3.18 27.95 -0.72 77 Tulane  -1.10 -55.46 -3.51 86 Tulsa  -1.84 -100.81 -6.27 94 Temple  -9.16 -54.39 -8.83 119 East Carolina  -22.40 -149.55 -22.41 124 Connecticut  -24.02 -210.19 -26.53 ACC 4 Clemson  26.84 229.44 29.37 14 Miami (FL)  20.28 87.34 17.89 18 Virginia Tech  14.41 134.32 16.32 20 Georgia Tech  8.30 197.18 15.40 22 N.C. State  12.75 116.82 14.35 25 Florida St.  12.62 103.17 13.58 38 Wake Forest  9.88 32.35 8.21 40 Louisville  1.88 107.79 6.65 43 Syracuse  2.11 100.43 6.43 47 Virginia  3.85 59.54 5.54 57 Duke  0.41 26.44 1.59 65 Boston Coll.  -0.32 -9.78 -0.70 70 Pittsburgh  -2.70 2.97 -1.65 88 North Carolina  -5.96 -63.20 -7.13 B1G 1 Ohio St.  35.92 299.39 38.92 3 Penn St.  35.89 169.69 32.41 11 Wisconsin  23.09 171.96 24.00 13 Michigan St.  15.20 167.00 18.49 17 Michigan  12.00 168.33 16.42 27 Iowa  19.03 -3.16 12.53 29 Indiana  11.14 94.81 12.17 33 Purdue  12.48 33.42 9.99 51 Northwestern  4.81 28.49 4.63 56 Nebraska  0.55 34.19 2.08 59 Minnesota  2.81 -14.23 1.16 67 Maryland  2.60 -49.39 -0.73 97 Rutgers  -8.33 -78.97 -9.51 105 Illinois  -12.10 -113.85 -13.76 BXII-II 5 Oklahoma St.  25.27 222.70 27.99 6 Oklahoma  23.84 240.69 27.93 8 TCU  28.40 141.35 26.00 23 Texas Tech  11.51 127.75 14.06 24 Iowa St.  16.46 53.35 13.64 30 Texas  11.03 84.66 11.58 32 West Virginia  9.70 73.39 10.14 83 Baylor  -6.46 -16.90 -5.15 84 Kansas St.  -0.71 -95.25 -5.24 123 Kansas  -29.14 -130.54 -25.96 CUSA 41 North Texas  2.04 103.75 6.55 53 Southern Miss  -0.04 61.82 3.07 55 UT-San Antonio -2.93 87.25 2.41 73 Florida Atlantic  1.49 -77.71 -2.89 79 Louisiana Tech  -4.82 -19.78 -4.20 80 Marshall  -3.13 -45.81 -4.38 93 UAB -12.30 -5.57 -8.48 98 Middle Tenn. St.  -11.83 -41.30 -9.95 101 West. Kentucky  -11.60 -81.82 -11.83 108 Florida Intl.  -15.76 -75.56 -14.29 125 UNC-Charlotte -26.17 -190.62 -26.98 126 Old Dominion -25.17 -212.90 -27.43 128 UTEP  -27.81 -219.82 -29.53 130 Rice  -33.64 -214.73 -33.17 Indies 9 Notre Dame  27.34 146.55 25.56 71 Army  -0.17 -30.84 -1.66 113 Massachusetts -20.98 -64.28 -17.20 118 BYU  -17.44 -178.33 -20.55 MAC 58 W. Michigan  3.74 -22.44 1.37 62 Toledo  1.24 -14.83 0.09 75 Northern Illinois  -3.69 -11.53 -3.03 81 Buffalo  -0.67 -88.56 -4.87 82 East. Michigan  -3.86 -51.03 -5.12 99 Ohio  -7.49 -99.35 -9.96 100 Miami (OH)  -14.23 -41.73 -11.58 103 Akron  -5.80 -178.48 -12.79 114 Cent. Michigan  -19.37 -87.81 -17.30 115 Ball St.  -20.39 -94.12 -18.30 120 Kent St.  -22.81 -153.01 -22.86 121 Bowling Green  -21.31 -177.98 -23.11 MWC 35 San Diego St.  10.33 43.95 9.09 42 Colorado St.  4.60 68.20 6.48 44 Fresno St.  4.54 64.31 6.24 46 Boise St.  6.21 28.38 5.56 78 Air Force  -4.99 -10.08 -3.83 87 New Mexico  -9.13 -5.69 -6.37 90 UNLV  -4.86 -80.14 -7.25 102 Nevada  -11.38 -86.86 -11.93 104 Utah St.  -10.81 -127.46 -13.58 109 Wyoming  -9.96 -173.72 -15.33 117 Hawaii  -23.18 -63.53 -18.63 129 San Jose St.  -33.46 -210.16 -32.82 P12 15 Washington  19.22 96.94 17.66 16 USC  16.40 124.96 17.18 19 Stanford  19.11 63.31 15.90 26 Arizona  12.10 94.38 12.79 31 Washington St.  7.53 128.32 11.44 39 Arizona St.  7.61 43.09 7.23 45 Utah  7.82 17.07 6.07 48 Oregon  2.88 69.46 5.39 50 UCLA  4.80 31.72 4.78 60 California  2.62 -16.98 0.90 63 Colorado  1.65 -26.76 -0.24 111 Oregon St.  -19.46 -59.89 -15.97 SBC 61 Appalachian State 0.56 5.71 0.66 68 Georgia State -3.79 34.30 -0.81 85 Troy  -6.36 -25.62 -5.52 89 Arkansas St.  -2.73 -107.38 -7.19 92 LA Monroe  -6.53 -64.14 -7.56 95 New Mexico St.  -13.98 8.03 -8.92 96 Coastal Carolina -13.52 -1.62 -9.09 107 Idaho  -14.02 -94.44 -14.07 112 LA Lafayette  -14.80 -132.24 -16.48 116 South Alabama -17.35 -135.48 -18.34 122 Georgia Southern -22.73 -161.24 -23.22 127 Texas St. -28.58 -180.19 -28.07 SEC 2 Alabama  35.12 259.86 36.41 7 Georgia  25.93 186.32 26.60 12 Auburn  18.13 142.20 19.20 21 Mississippi St.  11.13 143.49 14.60 37 Texas A&M  9.64 38.12 8.33 49 LSU  1.93 80.27 5.30 64 Arkansas  -2.14 15.68 -0.64 69 Florida  0.11 -33.93 -1.62 72 South Carolina  1.70 -72.84 -2.51 74 Tennessee  -3.05 -18.45 -2.95 76 Kentucky  2.72 -100.60 -3.22 91 Mississippi  -7.60 -44.64 -7.30 106 Vanderbilt  -10.03 -144.68 -13.93 110 Missouri  -13.51 -135.28 -15.78    

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 6 DUSHEE Rankings

For all us glum TCU fans, DUSHEE comes in this Sunday morning with good news. One, despite hanging 73 on WVU, Baylor has fallen out of the top spot, ceding to Lee Corso's alma mater, Florida State. Two, despite losing to Oklahoma and showing only the slightest pulse of an offense, TCU is now on the cusp of the top 25. That's right Frog fans, despite how you feel today, DUSHEE is here to totally blow sunshine up your collective asses and boost your self esteem with participation ribbons galore! Sarcasm aside, given the still small sampling, by DUSHEE standards, TCU has had the 11th hardest schedule in college football. And while LRBWHCGMFP and most of the TCU faithful do not accept moral victories, DUSHEE rewards them in spades. Here are the 15 toughest schedules in college football right now, and some other schedules of note: 1 WVU 29.90 2 Tennessee 29.76 3 Cal 28.26 4 Virginia 28.20 5 Washington 28.03 6 Georgia 28.00 7 Utah 23.88 8 ASU 21.95 9 SMU 19.48 10 Florida 18.06 11 TCU 17.75 12 Colorado 15.80 13 Arizona 15.69 14 BC 15.61 15 VaTech 15.36 15 Buffalo 15.36 33 Oklahoma St. 7.17 41 Iowa St. 5.45 62 Oklahoma -1.27 75 Texas -3.13 89 Kansas -5.59 93 Baylor -7.15 104 Texas Tech -11.42 105 Kansas St. -13.30 So despite being 2-3 (1-3 in games that DUSHEE actually takes into account), those losses have all come in close games against top 35 opponents. So TCU's PMs, in particular, are not bad at all. TCU's PM (15.9) ranks 23rd in the country. Their YM (61.4) is 41st. Here are TCU's game-by-game totals: Opp: LSU Ttech SMU OU PM: 13.00 17.33 14.33 19.00 YM: -80.40 234.67 50.67 40.75 By this metric, TCU's performance against OU was very similar to their performance against SMU. The difference was quality of opponent. So weep not, Frog nation! DUSHEE says to keep your head up! You're not doing so bad! Now, Danny's mom brought you all juice boxes and rice krispies treats. Everybody take ONE!!! And yes, TCU is ahead of Oklahoma. Don't worry about that. Full rankings by team: Rank Team PD YD Points 1 Florida St. 49.08 344.60 94.93 2 Baylor 44.50 407.11 93.74 3 Washington 38.27 332.35 79.18 4 Oregon 34.46 240.96 66.57 5 Louisville 33.31 226.58 63.84 6 Clemson 32.54 185.85 59.49 7 Alabama 30.21 74.40 47.27 8 Georgia 21.57 217.99 47.11 9 UCLA 24.00 175.76 47.01 10 Miami (FL) 23.30 186.96 46.95 11 Florida 19.83 232.10 45.89 12 Ohio St. 22.53 153.27 43.18 13 Nebraska 22.13 124.40 40.28 14 Utah 19.33 169.83 40.16 15 LSU 22.58 99.40 38.88 16 Indiana 22.94 89.81 38.59 17 Stanford 21.77 99.57 37.78 18 Arizona 17.96 148.04 36.51 19 Missouri 22.63 50.48 34.98 20 Iowa 17.57 111.63 33.03 21 Arizona St. 15.21 139.37 32.06 22 Texas A&M 17.42 87.29 30.85 23 Wisconsin 10.52 167.63 27.95 24 Texas Tech 18.83 22.29 27.51 25 South Carolina 10.00 170.20 27.45 26 TCU 15.92 61.42 26.71 27 Virginia Tech 11.68 97.33 23.84 28 BYU 8.50 137.37 22.74 29 Ohio 12.65 50.60 21.36 30 Oklahoma 8.85 105.90 20.66 31 Boise St. 7.13 129.06 20.19 32 Fresno St. 9.12 92.68 19.96 33 Tennessee 10.53 53.60 18.72 34 Pittsburgh 9.29 71.67 18.49 35 Illinois 12.04 14.71 17.63 36 UCF 9.55 51.43 17.21 37 Michigan 11.68 10.49 16.79 38 Georgia Tech 7.02 80.52 16.11 39 N.C. State 6.25 93.42 16.10 40 Mississippi St. 7.18 68.98 15.40 41 Penn St. 6.37 67.97 14.20 42 Marshall 4.40 99.93 14.10 43 USC 5.30 83.88 14.03 44 Utah St. 4.05 102.73 13.86 45 Auburn 10.36 -4.90 13.74 46 Kentucky 4.53 92.58 13.69 47 Oregon St. 3.46 88.77 11.92 48 Mississippi 7.69 15.88 11.78 49 East Carolina 7.34 19.24 11.58 50 Iowa St. 4.83 59.83 11.45 51 Houston 6.49 24.54 10.85 52 Michigan St. 3.08 76.09 10.37 53 Kansas St. 6.21 5.58 8.93 54 Oklahoma St. 4.35 35.77 8.84 55 Boston Coll. 6.60 -3.92 8.70 56 Arkansas 2.73 60.62 8.64 57 Notre Dame 4.07 30.75 8.05 58 West Virginia 5.13 9.44 7.76 59 Ball St. 5.50 -30.87 5.01 60 Syracuse 5.42 -39.96 4.15 61 Northwestern 2.29 12.33 4.13 62 Toledo 2.08 -6.88 2.29 63 California -4.83 107.21 2.09 64 Texas 2.04 -12.84 1.74 65 Buffalo 2.13 -20.44 1.24 66 Washington St. 0.13 -12.71 -0.86 67 Virginia -2.27 3.65 -2.80 68 UT-San Antonio -6.11 61.10 -3.39 69 West. Kentucky -5.95 53.18 -3.81 70 Maryland -3.08 1.96 -4.05 71 Northern Illinois 0.70 -63.87 -4.22 72 North Texas 0.91 -71.24 -4.54 73 Memphis -3.71 6.42 -4.54 74 Duke -4.63 0.15 -6.30 75 Rice -3.67 -22.01 -6.80 76 South Alabama -5.50 6.69 -6.97 77 Rutgers -3.60 -27.56 -7.15 78 Wyoming -0.99 -81.48 -7.95 79 Navy -0.36 -102.08 -8.77 80 Bowling Green -5.43 -25.93 -9.52 81 Colorado -6.56 -22.56 -10.78 82 Minnesota -0.25 -133.50 -11.16 83 North Carolina -7.38 -26.57 -12.23 84 Vanderbilt -4.93 -69.90 -12.40 85 South Florida -8.40 -16.33 -12.79 86 Florida Atlantic -8.75 -40.51 -15.23 87 LA Lafayette -8.19 -57.23 -15.82 88 SMU -12.08 5.08 -16.08 89 Tulsa -12.57 -15.62 -18.42 90 San Diego St. -11.63 -51.27 -20.03 91 Cincinnati -14.08 -11.33 -20.14 92 Army -10.92 -71.62 -20.71 93 Middle Tenn. St. -8.70 -113.70 -21.10 94 San Jose St. -13.25 -53.13 -22.39 95 Temple -7.63 -167.71 -24.01 96 Connecticut -11.17 -113.00 -24.40 97 Texas St. -5.21 -215.15 -24.55 98 Nevada -12.87 -93.90 -25.17 99 New Mexico -12.87 -97.05 -25.44 100 Wake Forest -10.92 -134.58 -25.81 101 Akron -14.08 -85.18 -26.13 102 UNLV -15.75 -88.94 -28.71 103 Tulane -13.30 -131.30 -28.80 104 LA Monroe -18.80 -59.20 -30.46 105 Colorado St. -11.63 -187.81 -31.09 106 Hawaii -18.10 -85.38 -31.63 107 Kansas -14.50 -147.61 -31.76 108 Kent St. -12.70 -202.24 -33.72 109 Purdue -22.22 -51.42 -34.49 110 Arkansas St. -17.65 -134.42 -34.98 111 Louisiana Tech -20.73 -113.33 -37.49 112 UTEP -20.20 -154.47 -40.09 113 UAB -24.15 -184.45 -47.92 114 Massachusetts -24.46 -180.13 -47.99 115 Air Force -24.03 -212.97 -50.07 116 East. Michigan -28.25 -154.50 -51.09 117 Troy -27.80 -166.60 -51.45 118 Cent. Michigan -29.00 -178.60 -54.06 119 W. Michigan -29.35 -181.42 -54.77 120 Idaho -28.53 -218.03 -56.61 121 Southern Miss -37.80 -187.75 -66.82 122 Florida Intl. -35.54 -226.90 -66.91 123 New Mexico St. -35.75 -268.49 -70.56 124 Miami (OH) -34.10 -355.50 -75.36 Rankings by conference: Rank Team P/G Y/G Score Conf 5 Louisville 33.31 226.58 63.84 AAC 36 UCF 9.55 51.43 17.21 AAC 51 Houston 6.49 24.54 10.85 AAC 73 Memphis -3.71 6.42 -4.54 AAC 77 Rutgers -3.60 -27.56 -7.15 AAC 85 South Florida -8.40 -16.33 -12.79 AAC 88 SMU -12.08 5.08 -16.08 AAC 91 Cincinnati -14.08 -11.33 -20.14 AAC 95 Temple -7.63 -167.71 -24.01 AAC 96 Connecticut -11.17 -113.00 -24.40 AAC 1 Florida St. 49.08 344.60 94.93 ACC 6 Clemson 32.54 185.85 59.49 ACC 10 Miami (FL) 23.30 186.96 46.95 ACC 27 Virginia Tech 11.68 97.33 23.84 ACC 34 Pittsburgh 9.29 71.67 18.49 ACC 38 Georgia Tech 7.02 80.52 16.11 ACC 39 N.C. State 6.25 93.42 16.10 ACC 55 Boston Coll. 6.60 -3.92 8.70 ACC 60 Syracuse 5.42 -39.96 4.15 ACC 67 Virginia -2.27 3.65 -2.80 ACC 70 Maryland -3.08 1.96 -4.05 ACC 74 Duke -4.63 0.15 -6.30 ACC 83 North Carolina -7.38 -26.57 -12.23 ACC 100 Wake Forest -10.92 -134.58 -25.81 ACC 12 Ohio St. 22.53 153.27 43.18 B10 13 Nebraska 22.13 124.40 40.28 B10 16 Indiana 22.94 89.81 38.59 B10 20 Iowa 17.57 111.63 33.03 B10 23 Wisconsin 10.52 167.63 27.95 B10 35 Illinois 12.04 14.71 17.63 B10 37 Michigan 11.68 10.49 16.79 B10 41 Penn St. 6.37 67.97 14.20 B10 52 Michigan St. 3.08 76.09 10.37 B10 61 Northwestern 2.29 12.33 4.13 B10 82 Minnesota -0.25 -133.50 -11.16 B10 109 Purdue -22.22 -51.42 -34.49 B10 2 Baylor 44.50 407.11 93.74 B12 24 Texas Tech 18.83 22.29 27.51 B12 26 TCU 15.92 61.42 26.71 B12 30 Oklahoma 8.85 105.90 20.66 B12 50 Iowa St. 4.83 59.83 11.45 B12 53 Kansas St. 6.21 5.58 8.93 B12 54 Oklahoma St. 4.35 35.77 8.84 B12 58 West Virginia 5.13 9.44 7.76 B12 64 Texas 2.04 -12.84 1.74 B12 107 Kansas -14.50 -147.61 -31.76 B12 42 Marshall 4.40 99.93 14.10 CUSA 49 East Carolina 7.34 19.24 11.58 CUSA 68 UT-San Antonio -6.11 61.10 -3.39 CUSA 72 North Texas 0.91 -71.24 -4.54 CUSA 75 Rice -3.67 -22.01 -6.80 CUSA 86 Florida Atlantic -8.75 -40.51 -15.23 CUSA 89 Tulsa -12.57 -15.62 -18.42 CUSA 93 Middle Tenn. St. -8.70 -113.70 -21.10 CUSA 103 Tulane -13.30 -131.30 -28.80 CUSA 111 Louisiana Tech -20.73 -113.33 -37.49 CUSA 112 UTEP -20.20 -154.47 -40.09 CUSA 113 UAB -24.15 -184.45 -47.92 CUSA 121 Southern Miss -37.80 -187.75 -66.82 CUSA 122 Florida Intl. -35.54 -226.90 -66.91 CUSA 28 BYU 8.50 137.37 22.74 Ind 57 Notre Dame 4.07 30.75 8.05 Ind 79 Navy -0.36 -102.08 -8.77 Ind 92 Army -10.92 -71.62 -20.71 Ind 120 Idaho -28.53 -218.03 -56.61 Ind 123 New Mexico St. -35.75 -268.49 -70.56 Ind 29 Ohio 12.65 50.60 21.36 MAC 59 Ball St. 5.50 -30.87 5.01 MAC 62 Toledo 2.08 -6.88 2.29 MAC 65 Buffalo 2.13 -20.44 1.24 MAC 71 Northern Illinois 0.70 -63.87 -4.22 MAC 80 Bowling Green -5.43 -25.93 -9.52 MAC 101 Akron -14.08 -85.18 -26.13 MAC 108 Kent St. -12.70 -202.24 -33.72 MAC 114 Massachusetts -24.46 -180.13 -47.99 MAC 116 East. Michigan -28.25 -154.50 -51.09 MAC 118 Cent. Michigan -29.00 -178.60 -54.06 MAC 119 W. Michigan -29.35 -181.42 -54.77 MAC 124 Miami (OH) -34.10 -355.50 -75.36 MAC 31 Boise St. 7.13 129.06 20.19 MWC 32 Fresno St. 9.12 92.68 19.96 MWC 44 Utah St. 4.05 102.73 13.86 MWC 78 Wyoming -0.99 -81.48 -7.95 MWC 90 San Diego St. -11.63 -51.27 -20.03 MWC 94 San Jose St. -13.25 -53.13 -22.39 MWC 98 Nevada -12.87 -93.90 -25.17 MWC 99 New Mexico -12.87 -97.05 -25.44 MWC 102 UNLV -15.75 -88.94 -28.71 MWC 105 Colorado St. -11.63 -187.81 -31.09 MWC 106 Hawaii -18.10 -85.38 -31.63 MWC 115 Air Force -24.03 -212.97 -50.07 MWC 3 Washington 38.27 332.35 79.18 P10 4 Oregon 34.46 240.96 66.57 P10 9 UCLA 24.00 175.76 47.01 P10 14 Utah 19.33 169.83 40.16 P10 17 Stanford 21.77 99.57 37.78 P10 18 Arizona 17.96 148.04 36.51 P10 21 Arizona St. 15.21 139.37 32.06 P10 43 USC 5.30 83.88 14.03 P10 47 Oregon St. 3.46 88.77 11.92 P10 63 California -4.83 107.21 2.09 P10 66 Washington St. 0.13 -12.71 -0.86 P10 81 Colorado -6.56 -22.56 -10.78 P10 69 West. Kentucky -5.95 53.18 -3.81 SBC 76 South Alabama -5.50 6.69 -6.97 SBC 87 LA Lafayette -8.19 -57.23 -15.82 SBC 97 Texas St. -5.21 -215.15 -24.55 SBC 104 LA Monroe -18.80 -59.20 -30.46 SBC 110 Arkansas St. -17.65 -134.42 -34.98 SBC 117 Troy -27.80 -166.60 -51.45 SBC 7 Alabama 30.21 74.40 47.27 SEC 8 Georgia 21.57 217.99 47.11 SEC 11 Florida 19.83 232.10 45.89 SEC 15 LSU 22.58 99.40 38.88 SEC 19 Missouri 22.63 50.48 34.98 SEC 22 Texas A&M 17.42 87.29 30.85 SEC 25 South Carolina 10.00 170.20 27.45 SEC 33 Tennessee 10.53 53.60 18.72 SEC 40 Mississippi St. 7.18 68.98 15.40 SEC 45 Auburn 10.36 -4.90 13.74 SEC 46 Kentucky 4.53 92.58 13.69 SEC 48 Mississippi 7.69 15.88 11.78 SEC 56 Arkansas 2.73 60.62 8.64 SEC 84 Vanderbilt -4.93 -69.90 -12.40 SEC

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 6 DUSHEE Rankings

Rank Team P/G Y/G Score 1 Auburn 42.88 297.20 43.00 2 Alabama 27.41 381.17 36.76 3 Oklahoma 33.75 203.80 32.38 4 Mississippi 29.19 254.13 31.78 5 Mississippi St. 32.15 177.70 30.05 6 Nebraska 24.69 219.84 27.12 7 TCU 29.06 154.03 26.84 8 Marshall 26.88 179.98 26.64 9 Ohio St. 24.76 172.54 24.87 10 Baylor 21.35 207.63 24.31 _______________________________________________ 11 Notre Dame 22.49 177.95 23.62 12 Stanford 24.17 150.79 23.42 13 LSU 24.08 139.02 22.80 14 Michigan St. 21.31 155.69 21.76 15 Oregon 21.81 134.35 21.06 16 Florida St. 22.79 101.52 20.12 17 Georgia 20.10 104.45 18.47 18 Texas A&M 18.79 111.74 17.95 19 Louisville 16.78 134.72 17.72 20 UCLA 20.03 80.30 17.25 ________________________________________________ 21 Clemson 15.77 130.31 16.83 22 Miami (FL) 15.28 132.52 16.62 23 Kansas St. 16.15 120.02 16.58 24 West Virginia 9.08 214.88 16.48 25 Tennessee 18.22 86.82 16.35 26 Virginia Tech 16.72 107.32 16.35 27 Wisconsin 13.98 143.29 16.27 28 Arkansas 18.48 79.79 16.19 29 USC 15.57 118.27 16.11 ________________________________________________ 30 Virginia 9.90 144.70 13.62 31 Minnesota 10.75 110.12 12.51 32 Florida 13.92 61.60 12.27 33 BYU 10.78 99.78 12.03 34 Arizona 13.42 62.42 11.97 35 Memphis 15.38 20.38 11.24 36 Arizona St. 8.63 106.91 10.93 37 Northwestern 11.08 68.31 10.70 38 South Carolina 10.74 71.71 10.64 39 Boston Coll. 7.27 104.43 9.91 40 Oklahoma St. 11.98 33.83 9.63 ________________________________________________ 41 Syracuse 5.44 119.69 9.43 42 Penn St. 6.08 106.86 9.24 43 Boise St. 5.75 103.82 8.87 44 Pittsburgh 4.17 123.70 8.78 45 Navy 8.29 57.61 8.32 46 Utah 11.53 10.40 8.19 47 Missouri 12.80 -7.20 8.18 48 Louisiana Tech 11.63 2.10 7.86 49 Rutgers 3.33 107.85 7.45 50 Washington St. 4.08 97.27 7.44 _________________________________________________ 51 Iowa St. 8.58 33.50 7.35 52 UAB 2.81 110.75 7.25 53 Georgia Tech 9.25 22.25 7.25 54 Texas 6.63 14.48 5.12 55 Colorado St. 4.51 33.77 4.64 56 East Carolina -0.33 82.78 3.79 57 California 5.08 5.55 3.65 58 Washington 9.31 -59.65 3.32 59 Georgia Southern 3.83 11.97 3.14 60 Michigan 1.88 37.68 3.08 ____________________________________________________ 61 Kentucky 3.49 15.01 3.05 62 West. Kentucky -0.80 59.47 2.35 63 Oregon St. 1.47 20.52 1.97 64 Maryland 5.35 -49.75 1.15 65 N.C. State -0.73 29.78 0.96 66 Nevada 3.18 -27.17 0.80 67 Duke 2.88 -32.40 0.35 68 Iowa -1.63 5.79 -0.80 69 Colorado -6.21 41.22 -2.14 70 Air Force -0.78 -39.10 -2.42 _______________________________________________________ 71 Utah St. -4.08 -4.13 -2.92 72 Akron -4.94 5.79 -3.01 73 Florida Intl. 0.36 -67.87 -3.05 74 Temple 3.73 -121.73 -3.41 75 Indiana -0.94 -74.77 -4.25 76 South Alabama -4.38 -28.65 -4.31 77 Arkansas St. -6.52 -17.25 -5.18 78 Rice -7.95 -11.22 -5.84 79 Illinois -5.23 -50.42 -5.93 80 Cincinnati -2.00 -96.29 -6.00 _____________________________________________________ 81 UCF -2.08 -99.83 -6.23 82 Middle Tenn. St. -6.85 -50.32 -7.01 83 Toledo -8.63 -40.93 -7.74 84 San Jose St. -13.56 23.73 -7.89 85 UT-San Antonio -5.98 -90.89 -8.39 86 Purdue -6.68 -93.62 -9.00 87 Hawaii -8.23 -79.18 -9.33 88 Buffalo -13.17 -22.81 -9.88 89 W. Michigan -9.69 -72.81 -9.99 90 Texas Tech -11.98 -59.13 -10.85 ______________________________________________________ 91 Houston -9.75 -92.31 -10.98 92 North Carolina -11.71 -94.25 -12.38 93 Fresno St. -12.65 -97.37 -13.16 94 Miami (OH) -12.88 -118.19 -14.32 95 Wyoming -13.87 -114.75 -14.81 96 Connecticut -17.00 -82.50 -15.34 97 Vanderbilt -12.32 -148.02 -15.39 98 Ohio -13.55 -148.68 -16.24 99 Northern Illinois -16.56 -120.42 -16.88 100 Army -14.27 -154.56 -17.01 ____________________________________________________ 101 Ball St. -12.50 -180.14 -17.07 102 Old Dominion -18.85 -98.33 -17.34 103 Texas St. -17.88 -112.65 -17.38 104 Tulane -21.48 -64.65 -17.45 105 Cent. Michigan -17.95 -114.85 -17.54 106 LA Lafayette -20.22 -86.05 -17.65 107 Bowling Green -18.96 -112.13 -18.08 108 Kansas -17.27 -137.04 -18.16 109 Georgia State -21.73 -105.27 -19.59 110 Wake Forest -12.48 -235.13 -19.73 ____________________________________________________ 111 South Florida -17.88 -167.75 -20.05 112 New Mexico St. -23.68 -90.08 -20.16 113 UTEP -19.70 -144.98 -20.16 114 Florida Atlantic -18.14 -166.82 -20.18 115 Idaho -20.87 -137.83 -20.60 116 LA Monroe -20.35 -153.27 -21.00 117 New Mexico -21.73 -172.12 -22.84 118 Massachusetts -23.30 -151.16 -22.86 119 Southern Miss -24.45 -137.72 -22.98 120 Troy -26.50 -118.42 -23.41 ______________________________________________________ 121 San Diego St. -24.02 -169.83 -24.25 122 Kent St. -24.52 -192.92 -25.70 123 Tulsa -26.23 -179.51 -26.19 124 North Texas -23.56 -254.88 -28.07 125 Appalachian State -30.05 -172.74 -28.41 126 UNLV -36.68 -230.10 -35.61 127 SMU -35.20 -252.18 -35.70 128 East. Michigan -46.75 -392.38 -50.20 Big 12: 3 Oklahoma 33.75 203.80 32.38 7 TCU 29.06 154.03 26.84 10 Baylor 21.35 207.63 24.31 23 Kansas St. 16.15 120.02 16.58 24 West Virginia 9.08 214.88 16.48 40 Oklahoma St. 11.98 33.83 9.63 51 Iowa St. 8.58 33.50 7.35 54 Texas 6.63 14.48 5.12 90 Texas Tech -11.98 -59.13 -10.85 108 Kansas -17.27 -137.04 -18.16

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 6 DUSHEE Rankings

The Frogs move back up to 9th in this week's rankings. Some of you may wonder, "What are you smoking, DUSHEE? We blow out Texas and drop 7 spots and then eek past Kansas State and go back up?" A look at the numbers reveals that a number of factors are at play. First, teams that were above the Frogs dropped, namely Oklahoma and USC. Oklahoma's loss to Texas dropped their DUSHEE score 14 points, meaning they are evaluated to be two touchdowns worse this week than they were evaluated to be last week. Second, DUSHEE views Kansas State right now as a solid top 30-ish team where Texas, even after the OU win, is ranked 77th (up from 86th). So a close win against Kansas State is worth more than a similar win against Texas would be. Finally, as we discussed last week, what TCU's prior opponents did this week had a significant impact on their rankings. Minnesota beat a bad Purdue team badly, Tech beat a bad Iowa State team badly, and (of course) we got a big boost from Texas beating Oklahoma. Here is what TCU's game-by-game DUSHEE score looks like this week compared to last week: After week 6: Opp: Minn SMU Ttech | Tex KSU PD: 8.00 3.00 19.75 | 39.40 17.33 YD: 186.00 101.75 282.75 | 197.00 143.67 Score:: 14.81 7.18 27.57 | 36.30 18.87 After week 5: Opp: Minn SMU Ttech | Tex PD: 1.50 4.67 13.67 | 36.75 YD: 169.25 84.33 235.67 | 151.50 Score: 9.63 7.41 21.13 | 32.22 So after this weekend's games, the Minnesota win looks 5 points better, the Tech win looks 6 points better, the Texas win looks 4 points better, and the SMU win dropped a fraction of a point. Cumulatively, this had the effect of raising TCU's DUSHEE score from 17.73 to 20.95. Those of you questioning DUSHEE's sobriety probably question the positioning of 2-loss West Virginia and Texas Tech in the top 6. We'll hold off on further analysis on these two teams until later in the season, but qualitatively, DUSHEE really, really loves the top of the Big XII-II to the point that close losses among the top 6-7 teams in the conference do not negatively impact their DUSHEE ranking ... they act as further confirmation that those teams are really good. As long as those teams continue to play each other competitively and don't lose to teams like Kansas or Iowa State, they will continue to rank highly. The Top 3/Bottom 3 DUSHEE performances Top 3: 89.3 Mississippi (52-665) vs. New Mexico State (3-239) 49.3 Michigan (38-380) vs. Northwestern (0-168) 42.8 Duke (44-458) vs. Army (3-168) Bottom 3: -62.5 Hawaii (14-251) vs. San Diego State (28-402) -51.7 Oregon State (7-249) vs. Arizona (44-644) -49.8 UTEP (12-267) vs. FIU (52-518) Conference Rankings B12 12.39 SEC 11.88 ACC 8.23 P12 6.28 B1G 5.53 AAC -2.20 MAC -6.25 MWC -12.15 CUSA -14.04 SBC -22.22 Next Week's Opponent Iowa State (DUSHEE Ranking #81) Opp: Iowa Tol Kan | Ttech PD: 1.50 12.75 -9.67 | -27.75 YD: -107.00 298.75 -67.33 | -247.25 Score: -4.45 23.72 -9.87 | -31.10 Despite losing to Toledo in overtime, DUSHEE views the Cyclones' performance in that game favorably, primarily because ISU outgained the Rockets by 170 yards. Kansas is so bad that beating the Jayhawks by 25 is viewed as a significantly worse performance than the OT loss to Toledo. DUSHEE installs TCU as a 22.5 point favorite over Iowa State, giving the Cyclones 4 points for home field. Full Rankings 1 Baylor 38.29 304.38 41.03 2 Alabama 27.23 253.50 31.07 3 Clemson 28.64 213.95 29.99 4 Mississippi 26.26 236.77 29.57 5 West Virginia 24.27 222.52 27.52 6 Texas Tech 22.67 213.89 26.01 7 Michigan 23.23 179.73 24.64 8 Notre Dame 19.51 190.36 22.70 9 TCU 17.50 182.23 20.95 10 Oklahoma 20.60 135.71 20.64 ________________________________________ 11 Florida 22.97 100.92 20.46 12 USC 23.18 92.42 20.16 13 Texas A&M 21.29 117.05 20.16 14 Boise St. 18.06 153.70 19.87 15 Washington 22.85 69.81 18.79 16 Stanford 18.15 129.33 18.69 17 Utah 23.26 39.38 17.51 18 Iowa 16.17 112.60 16.51 19 Navy 17.59 93.55 16.49 20 Tennessee 17.39 95.24 16.44 _________________________________________ 21 Oklahoma St. 17.54 90.55 16.31 22 LSU 15.46 115.08 16.17 23 Northwestern 14.03 130.78 16.02 24 BYU 15.26 113.68 15.96 25 Florida St. 13.10 130.15 15.36 26 Arkansas 9.95 135.48 13.53 27 Louisville 13.44 78.50 12.96 28 Wisconsin 11.61 101.73 12.92 29 Ohio St. 12.74 85.39 12.84 30 Houston 11.83 84.60 12.20 ___________________________________________ 31 Boston Coll. 4.50 176.81 12.01 32 West. Kentucky 13.46 59.46 12.00 33 Louisiana Tech 9.65 108.90 11.98 34 Kansas St. 15.08 33.43 11.75 35 Penn St. 14.25 40.86 11.58 36 Duke 10.98 83.02 11.55 37 California 11.72 66.18 11.18 38 Appalachian State 9.58 89.29 10.94 39 Arizona St. 10.95 63.90 10.56 40 UCLA 9.63 61.16 9.53 ____________________________________________ 41 Vanderbilt 6.11 105.23 9.44 42 North Carolina 13.48 4.93 9.24 43 Memphis 4.78 115.27 9.06 44 Georgia 8.90 61.27 9.06 45 Mississippi St. 12.02 17.67 8.91 46 Miami (FL) 8.35 65.48 8.90 47 Georgia Tech 10.01 38.75 8.65 48 Pittsburgh 6.73 72.85 8.20 49 Indiana 10.06 27.37 8.10 50 Virginia Tech 9.58 31.79 8.00 _______________________________________________ 51 Temple 13.93 -27.17 7.90 52 Toledo 8.22 37.44 7.39 53 Nebraska 7.87 33.15 6.94 54 N.C. State 5.03 59.98 6.41 55 Bowling Green 0.94 93.89 5.41 56 Cincinnati 2.52 65.58 5.02 57 Washington St. 1.98 57.83 4.27 58 Massachusetts 2.68 46.60 4.16 59 Air Force -0.28 84.36 4.11 60 Illinois 5.08 5.32 3.66 ________________________________________________ 61 Arizona 0.45 53.93 3.04 62 Middle Tenn. St. 1.62 31.93 2.70 63 East Carolina 2.19 16.33 2.29 64 Kentucky 4.34 -18.73 1.94 65 Michigan St. 3.46 -7.92 1.90 66 Minnesota -1.76 41.04 0.91 67 Oregon -0.52 3.57 -0.16 68 Utah St. 3.42 -50.40 -0.29 69 Akron 0.50 -15.54 -0.46 70 Tulsa -0.57 -3.98 -0.58 _________________________________________________ 71 Auburn 2.52 -46.56 -0.69 72 Virginia -4.60 40.12 -1.02 73 Buffalo -0.34 -20.93 -1.29 74 Northern Illinois -2.27 0.53 -1.48 75 Ohio 3.07 -76.73 -1.86 76 Missouri -1.96 -25.45 -2.61 77 Texas -1.92 -40.91 -3.36 78 Wake Forest -5.13 -13.92 -4.13 79 Cent. Michigan -4.98 -17.73 -4.23 80 Connecticut -2.48 -69.71 -5.20 __________________________________________________ 81 Iowa St. -5.79 -30.71 -5.43 82 South Florida -4.44 -52.69 -5.64 83 SMU -8.07 -24.67 -6.63 84 South Carolina -4.57 -80.53 -7.15 85 Army -5.55 -73.80 -7.46 86 Marshall 2.56 -188.29 -7.88 87 Georgia Southern -9.08 -36.17 -7.90 88 W. Michigan -10.35 -46.11 -9.25 89 Oregon St. -9.89 -54.70 -9.38 90 Maryland -8.99 -68.95 -9.50 ________________________________________________ 91 Nevada -7.07 -96.58 -9.63 92 Ball St. -7.70 -95.75 -10.01 93 UNLV -8.63 -85.07 -10.09 94 Colorado St. -11.55 -50.39 -10.27 95 Southern Miss -10.50 -67.81 -10.45 96 Syracuse -5.19 -145.69 -10.88 97 Florida Intl. -8.85 -99.40 -10.96 98 Wyoming -18.87 -2.68 -12.71 99 Rutgers -9.02 -135.85 -12.93 100 LA Lafayette -17.69 -67.13 -15.21 _________________________________________________ 101 Rice -18.46 -64.97 -15.61 103 Purdue -14.53 -126.85 -16.15 104 UT-San Antonio -18.29 -83.17 -16.43 105 Florida Atlantic -20.08 -76.05 -17.26 106 Arkansas St. -18.71 -94.73 -17.30 107 Troy -21.35 -95.35 -19.09 108 San Diego St. -20.52 -112.20 -19.40 109 San Jose St. -21.37 -121.55 -20.44 110 South Alabama -25.03 -74.53 -20.48 _________________________________________________ 111 LA Monroe -20.25 -147.71 -21.02 112 Kent St. -20.76 -141.49 -21.05 113 Old Dominion -18.68 -209.52 -23.13 114 New Mexico -20.30 -190.10 -23.22 115 East. Michigan -22.96 -158.47 -23.38 116 Miami (OH) -27.46 -135.46 -25.20 117 Texas St. -28.40 -172.50 -27.72 118 Colorado -29.30 -182.85 -28.85 119 Georgia State -31.58 -158.75 -29.14 120 UCF -25.70 -236.70 -29.19 ___________________________________________________ 121 Idaho -26.81 -233.31 -29.76 122 UNC-Charlotte -33.10 -158.50 -30.14 123 Hawaii -28.57 -227.24 -30.62 124 Kansas -28.75 -242.92 -31.54 125 Tulane -28.00 -263.88 -32.11 126 Fresno St. -30.45 -250.53 -33.06 127 New Mexico St. -32.16 -258.96 -34.63 128 UTEP -39.42 -240.95 -38.55 129 North Texas -41.81 -213.50 -38.75 Rankings by Conference AAC 19 Navy 17.59 93.55 16.49 30 Houston 11.83 84.60 12.20 43 Memphis 4.78 115.27 9.06 51 Temple 13.93 -27.17 7.90 56 Cincinnati 2.52 65.58 5.02 63 East Carolina 2.19 16.33 2.29 70 Tulsa -0.57 -3.98 -0.58 80 Connecticut -2.48 -69.71 -5.20 82 South Florida -4.44 -52.69 -5.64 83 SMU -8.07 -24.67 -6.63 120 UCF -25.70 -236.70 -29.19 125 Tulane -28.00 -263.88 -32.11 ACC 3 Clemson 28.64 213.95 29.99 25 Florida St. 13.10 130.15 15.36 27 Louisville 13.44 78.50 12.96 31 Boston Coll. 4.50 176.81 12.01 36 Duke 10.98 83.02 11.55 42 North Carolina 13.48 4.93 9.24 46 Miami (FL) 8.35 65.48 8.90 47 Georgia Tech 10.01 38.75 8.65 48 Pittsburgh 6.73 72.85 8.20 50 Virginia Tech 9.58 31.79 8.00 54 N.C. State 5.03 59.98 6.41 72 Virginia -4.60 40.12 -1.02 78 Wake Forest -5.13 -13.92 -4.13 96 Syracuse -5.19 -145.69 -10.88 B1G 7 Michigan 23.23 179.73 24.64 18 Iowa 16.17 112.60 16.51 23 Northwestern 14.03 130.78 16.02 28 Wisconsin 11.61 101.73 12.92 29 Ohio St. 12.74 85.39 12.84 35 Penn St. 14.25 40.86 11.58 49 Indiana 10.06 27.37 8.10 53 Nebraska 7.87 33.15 6.94 60 Illinois 5.08 5.32 3.66 65 Michigan St. 3.46 -7.92 1.90 66 Minnesota -1.76 41.04 0.91 90 Maryland -8.99 -68.95 -9.50 99 Rutgers -9.02 -135.85 -12.93 103 Purdue -14.53 -126.85 -16.15 BXII-II 1 Baylor 38.29 304.38 41.03 5 West Virginia 24.27 222.52 27.52 6 Texas Tech 22.67 213.89 26.01 9 TCU 17.50 182.23 20.95 10 Oklahoma 20.60 135.71 20.64 21 Oklahoma St. 17.54 90.55 16.31 34 Kansas St. 15.08 33.43 11.75 77 Texas -1.92 -40.91 -3.36 81 Iowa St. -5.79 -30.71 -5.43 124 Kansas -28.75 -242.92 -31.54 CUSA 32 West. Kentucky 13.46 59.46 12.00 33 Louisiana Tech 9.65 108.90 11.98 62 Middle Tenn. St. 1.62 31.93 2.70 86 Marshall 2.56 -188.29 -7.88 95 Southern Miss -10.50 -67.81 -10.45 97 Florida Intl. -8.85 -99.40 -10.96 101 Rice -18.46 -64.97 -15.61 104 UT-San Antonio -18.29 -83.17 -16.43 105 Florida Atlantic -20.08 -76.05 -17.26 113 Old Dominion -18.68 -209.52 -23.13 122 UNC-Charlotte -33.10 -158.50 -30.14 128 UTEP -39.42 -240.95 -38.55 129 North Texas -41.81 -213.50 -38.75 Indies 8 Notre Dame 19.51 190.36 22.70 24 BYU 15.26 113.68 15.96 85 Army -5.55 -73.80 -7.46 MAC 52 Toledo 8.22 37.44 7.39 55 Bowling Green 0.94 93.89 5.41 58 Massachusetts 2.68 46.60 4.16 69 Akron 0.50 -15.54 -0.46 73 Buffalo -0.34 -20.93 -1.29 74 Northern Illinois -2.27 0.53 -1.48 75 Ohio 3.07 -76.73 -1.86 79 Cent. Michigan -4.98 -17.73 -4.23 88 W. Michigan -10.35 -46.11 -9.25 92 Ball St. -7.70 -95.75 -10.01 112 Kent St. -20.76 -141.49 -21.05 115 East. Michigan -22.96 -158.47 -23.38 116 Miami (OH) -27.46 -135.46 -25.20 MWC 14 Boise St. 18.06 153.70 19.87 59 Air Force -0.28 84.36 4.11 68 Utah St. 3.42 -50.40 -0.29 91 Nevada -7.07 -96.58 -9.63 93 UNLV -8.63 -85.07 -10.09 94 Colorado St. -11.55 -50.39 -10.27 98 Wyoming -18.87 -2.68 -12.71 108 San Diego St. -20.52 -112.20 -19.40 109 San Jose St. -21.37 -121.55 -20.44 114 New Mexico -20.30 -190.10 -23.22 123 Hawaii -28.57 -227.24 -30.62 126 Fresno St. -30.45 -250.53 -33.06 P12 12 USC 23.18 92.42 20.16 15 Washington 22.85 69.81 18.79 16 Stanford 18.15 129.33 18.69 17 Utah 23.26 39.38 17.51 37 California 11.72 66.18 11.18 39 Arizona St. 10.95 63.90 10.56 40 UCLA 9.63 61.16 9.53 57 Washington St. 1.98 57.83 4.27 61 Arizona 0.45 53.93 3.04 67 Oregon -0.52 3.57 -0.16 89 Oregon St. -9.89 -54.70 -9.38 118 Colorado -29.30 -182.85 -28.85 SBC 38 Appalachian State 9.58 89.29 10.94 87 Georgia Southern -9.08 -36.17 -7.90 100 LA Lafayette -17.69 -67.13 -15.21 106 Arkansas St. -18.71 -94.73 -17.30 107 Troy -21.35 -95.35 -19.09 110 South Alabama -25.03 -74.53 -20.48 111 LA Monroe -20.25 -147.71 -21.02 117 Texas St. -28.40 -172.50 -27.72 119 Georgia State -31.58 -158.75 -29.14 121 Idaho -26.81 -233.31 -29.76 127 New Mexico St. -32.16 -258.96 -34.63 SEC 2 Alabama 27.23 253.50 31.07 4 Mississippi 26.26 236.77 29.57 11 Florida 22.97 100.92 20.46 13 Texas A&M 21.29 117.05 20.16 20 Tennessee 17.39 95.24 16.44 22 LSU 15.46 115.08 16.17 26 Arkansas 9.95 135.48 13.53 41 Vanderbilt 6.11 105.23 9.44 44 Georgia 8.90 61.27 9.06 45 Mississippi St. 12.02 17.67 8.91 64 Kentucky 4.34 -18.73 1.94 71 Auburn 2.52 -46.56 -0.69 76 Missouri -1.96 -25.45 -2.61 84 South Carolina -4.57 -80.53 -7.15

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 6 DUSHEE (2018)

Since this is late getting out, I'll keep the commentary to a minimum.  However, I'll revisit the Tech-TCU matchup because it is an interesting case study as to how the numbers change even when teams do not play.  As a teaser, Tech comes out of the bye better than the Frogs do ...   We have a new #1 as Clemson goes past Alabama to claim the top spot.    Top 3 Performances - Week 6 63.47 - Clemson at Wake (+60 MOV, 449 YM) 53.42 - Temple vs. ECU (+43, +274) 40.19 - New Mexico at UNLV (+36, +336)   Bottom 3 Performances -62.03 - ULaMon at Ole Miss (-49, -399) -52.24 - UNLV vs. UNM (-36, -336) -48.83 - Texas St. vs. ULaLa (-15, -132)   Conference Rankings SEC 14.30 B12 9.94 B10 9.32 ACC 4.11 P12 2.60 AAC -3.30 MWC -5.19 MAC -10.42 CUSA -10.69 SBC -12.84   Frogs Week-to-Week (Now) Opp:    @ SMU     N OhSt     @ Tex  |   ISU PD:       11.25      20.40         -8.40    |  2.75 YD:       -13.75    223.00       63.80    | 123.25 Score:   6.82       24.68        -2.43     |   7.96   Frogs Week-to-Week (Last Week) Opp:  @ SMU   N OhSt     @ Tex   |     ISU PD:     14.33      22.75      -7.50      |    0.67 YD:      5.00       231.75    86.25     |  107.33 Score:  9.81      26.75       -0.69     |     5.81   Note that the Frogs did not fare particularly well against Bye this week.  As a general rule, scores do regress toward the mean as the season goes on (in other words, scores, particularly toward the extreme, tend to drift closer to zero as the season goes on).  Only their Iowa State score improved.  I'm a little surprised the Texas score fell, given the Horns big upset of Oklahoma, but DUSHEE didn't have the Sooners ranked as high as many others.   Tech, on the other hand, had their average score go up during the bye, even though three of their four individual game scores went down (including Oklahoma State by 9 points).  Tech fared well during the bye on the backs of Ole Miss's annihilation of Louisiana-Monroe which made Tech's loss to Ole Miss look comparatively better.  It still doesn't look like a good loss, but it went from 5 TDs worse than average to a little more than 2 TDs worse than average.   Tech Week-to-Week (Now) Opp:          N Miss       Hou          @OkSt   |      WVU PD:           -23.50          34.33        43.75    |    15.67 YD:           -25.50        139.00      375.25    |   179.00 Score:      -16.93         29.80        47.81     |    19.34   Tech Week-to-Week (Last Week) Opp:        N Miss        Hou           @OkSt  |       WVU PD:           -41.00        37.00           52.33  |      19.50 YD:         -146.33      147.50         438.67 |    170.00 Score:      -34.65        32.04          56.82   |    21.50   With these results, Tech's DUSHEE score improved a little more than a point overall and TCU's dropped a little more than a point.  Tech climbed 6 spots in the rankings to #12 (due mostly to teams above them like Wisconsin, LSU, Kentucky, S. Carolina, and Miami falling) while the Frogs fell a spot to #34. And the DUSHEE line on the game goes from Tech -5 to Tech -7.  You might remember that last week I said that Tech's DUSHEE score against Oklahoma State was the highest single game score for any team this season?  Now, it's not even the highest score for its week, having been surpassed by Clemson's win in Week 4 over Georgia Tech.   Overall Rankings Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Clemson  37.30 319.62 40.75 2 6.47 2 Alabama  37.92 259.39 38.17 -1 0.89 3 Penn St.  41.14 210.90 37.91 -1 2.74 4 Georgia  29.47 225.65 30.86 1 0.39 5 Ohio St.  29.51 218.01 30.51 -1 -2.19 6 Michigan  22.17 228.98 26.16 3 1.00 7 Appalachian State 26.07 175.94 26.12 0 -0.71 8 Oklahoma  22.75 145.29 22.39 4 -1.15 9 N.C. State  19.96 172.94 21.90 1 -2.38 10 West Virginia  20.23 166.60 21.77 6 1.21 11 Notre Dame  23.12 109.96 20.88 -5 -7.78 12 Texas Tech  17.56 166.94 20.00 6 1.08 13 Wisconsin  17.95 159.77 19.91 2 -2.40 14 Texas A&M  14.01 192.53 18.91 8 0.45 15 LSU  20.32 93.80 18.21 -1 -4.63 16 Missouri  12.31 184.38 17.37 4 -1.52 17 Iowa  17.56 111.34 17.24 11 3.04 18 Kentucky  18.80 91.65 17.09 -10 -8.48 19 Army  16.67 105.69 16.36 4 -2.05 20 Miami (FL)  15.23 120.57 16.15 -1 -2.76 21 South Carolina  14.18 131.38 15.98 -10 -7.64 22 Florida  18.98 59.55 15.61 5 0.46 23 Temple  15.32 106.82 15.52 11 5.23 24 Mississippi St.  15.07 67.63 13.41 11 3.62 25 Boise St.  10.82 105.27 12.44 -4 -6.12 26 Oklahoma St.  12.64 72.79 12.04 -13 -11.13 27 North Texas  10.38 98.96 11.83 -2 -4.94 28 Texas  11.46 73.96 11.31 3 0.28 29 Washington St.  6.95 124.75 10.83 -3 -4.47 30 Colorado  8.33 104.03 10.72 25 7.08 31 Maryland  10.24 72.97 10.45 -1 -2.27 32 Washington  10.49 66.37 10.29 -15 -8.86 33 Auburn  11.80 46.95 10.20 -9 -7.13 34 TCU  6.50 99.08 9.26 -1 -1.16 35 UCF  10.38 46.94 9.25 17 4.62 36 Utah St.  15.85 -27.56 9.19 20 5.76 37 Fresno St.  9.08 53.00 8.69 0 0.00 38 Arizona St.  9.99 38.01 8.55 1 0.89 39 Utah  9.69 16.21 7.26 8 1.23 40 Michigan St.  6.28 53.86 6.86 -11 -6.67 41 Virginia  3.73 84.83 6.70 -9 -3.92 42 Duke  10.31 -9.02 6.43 -1 -0.74 43 Minnesota  7.03 32.97 6.33 -7 -3.20 44 Iowa St.  7.24 15.99 5.62 7 0.60 45 Boston Coll.  9.02 -9.04 5.57 -1 -1.27 46 Houston  5.04 41.58 5.43 7 1.40 47 Mississippi  3.64 55.49 5.18 29 8.06 48 Purdue  2.63 68.00 5.13 -2 -1.37 49 San Diego St.  5.26 18.41 4.42 26 6.81 50 Vanderbilt  5.61 8.78 4.18 -2 -1.46 51 Stanford  8.47 -33.39 3.99 -13 -4.49 52 Cincinnati  4.62 12.10 3.68 13 3.80 53 Oregon  3.85 16.33 3.38 1 -0.57 54 USC  1.40 46.94 3.27 -14 -3.90 55 Baylor  1.83 35.31 2.98 -12 -3.91 56 Northwestern  3.81 1.79 2.63 2 1.02 57 Georgia Tech  2.63 17.47 2.62 24 8.26 58 Syracuse  3.35 7.20 2.59 -13 -4.16 59 Nebraska  -5.21 117.38 2.36 2 1.27 60 Buffalo  1.50 24.41 2.21 2 1.14 61 Virginia Tech  4.09 -11.51 2.16 -4 -1.23 62 South Florida  5.85 -44.07 1.71 -13 -3.50 63 Tennessee  -1.77 50.85 1.35 1 0.92 64 Indiana  -2.78 36.69 -0.03 2 0.46 65 Tulane  0.96 -16.24 -0.17 -2 -1.21 66 W. Michigan  -5.46 59.03 -0.71 2 -0.06 67 UCLA  -2.68 10.28 -1.27 6 0.49 68 Kansas  1.33 -44.70 -1.33 3 -0.24 69 Ball St.  -0.96 -16.69 -1.47 -10 -2.80 70 Pittsburgh  -0.65 -21.47 -1.50 23 8.09 71 Louisiana Tech  -3.91 21.38 -1.54 -21 -6.67 72 Arkansas St.  -4.12 15.58 -1.97 -3 -1.19 73 New Mexico  -0.51 -37.62 -2.21 35 16.29 74 Florida Atlantic  -4.11 -1.48 -2.81 21 7.36 75 BYU  -1.97 -36.92 -3.15 -1 -1.32 76 East Carolina  -7.90 40.02 -3.28 -34 -10.29 77 UAB -6.31 5.56 -3.93 19 6.73 78 Arizona  -8.80 37.03 -4.03 12 5.45 79 Georgia Southern 1.69 -112.10 -4.44 20 7.67 80 Air Force  -1.15 -75.88 -4.53 27 13.05 81 Kansas St.  -1.81 -68.15 -4.59 2 1.63 82 Liberty -5.04 -26.35 -4.67 -10 -3.29 83 East. Michigan  -4.99 -27.79 -4.71 2 2.04 84 Tulsa  -7.76 1.85 -5.08 2 2.97 85 Florida Intl.  -0.11 -113.05 -5.69 -7 -1.66 86 Florida St.  -6.69 -34.69 -6.18 2 2.16 87 California  -7.48 -24.81 -6.22 -10 -2.61 88 Arkansas  -11.15 21.68 -6.36 9 4.43 89 Memphis  -6.01 -51.19 -6.55 -10 -1.73 90 Troy  -7.60 -30.00 -6.56 -8 -0.89 91 Ohio  -5.71 -57.38 -6.66 -31 -7.84 92 Marshall  -8.05 -27.98 -6.76 -25 -6.21 93 Hawaii  -4.42 -79.15 -6.88 -6 1.39 94 Wyoming  -7.98 -45.48 -7.58 -3 1.91 95 Miami (OH)  -8.08 -52.82 -8.01 8 5.42 96 West. Kentucky  -9.67 -32.38 -8.05 -12 -1.62 97 Southern Miss  -13.67 6.42 -8.79 -17 -3.42 98 Wake Forest  -8.83 -86.12 -10.17 -28 -9.08 99 Northern Illinois  -8.39 -113.31 -11.22 11 7.71 100 SMU  -10.91 -83.12 -11.40 1 1.24 101 Illinois  -6.25 -148.02 -11.53 8 7.06 102 Toledo  -8.46 -124.10 -11.81 -13 -3.00 103 Coastal Carolina -11.44 -84.65 -11.83 9 7.16 104 Middle Tenn. St.  -13.90 -61.81 -12.34 9 7.10 105 Cent. Michigan  -12.96 -100.25 -13.62 -5 -1.02 106 Colorado St.  -15.04 -78.09 -13.90 -1 0.88 107 Louisville  -14.73 -87.09 -14.15 -9 -3.12 108 North Carolina  -21.37 -23.02 -15.39 -6 -2.68 109 Oregon St.  -19.12 -58.08 -15.63 7 5.62 110 Navy  -13.62 -133.26 -15.70 -16 -5.54 111 Nevada  -18.37 -87.20 -16.58 10 9.66 112 LA Lafayette  -14.78 -142.12 -16.92 7 7.58 113 Georgia State -17.95 -127.58 -18.31 -2 0.64 114 UNC-Charlotte -22.03 -93.31 -19.33 4 2.42 115 Akron  -14.80 -192.20 -19.42 -9 -2.89 116 UNLV  -18.85 -144.38 -19.74 -24 -10.20 117 Kent St.  -20.13 -156.68 -21.21 10 13.54 118 Old Dominion -19.29 -171.44 -21.38 -14 -6.86 119 South Alabama -21.61 -165.67 -22.64 -4 -1.71 120 UTEP  -22.39 -163.00 -23.02 8 13.31 121 Rutgers  -22.59 -167.46 -23.38 -7 -2.81 122 UT-San Antonio -20.32 -205.40 -23.75 1 4.26 123 Rice  -25.20 -147.66 -24.14 -6 -2.78 124 San Jose St.  -22.79 -208.83 -25.57 -2 1.01 125 Massachusetts -21.26 -248.32 -26.52 1 6.43 126 New Mexico St.  -26.08 -188.53 -26.76 3 13.39 127 Bowling Green  -30.64 -161.55 -28.45 -3 3.66 128 LA Monroe  -32.05 -187.80 -30.70 -8 -4.59 129 Connecticut  -29.18 -271.93 -32.97 -4 -0.70 130 Texas St. -39.15 -302.05 -41.11 0 0.88   Rankings By Conference AAC 23 Temple  15.32 106.82 15.52 35 UCF  10.38 46.94 9.25 46 Houston  5.04 41.58 5.43 52 Cincinnati  4.62 12.10 3.68 62 South Florida  5.85 -44.07 1.71 65 Tulane  0.96 -16.24 -0.17 76 East Carolina  -7.90 40.02 -3.28 84 Tulsa  -7.76 1.85 -5.08 89 Memphis  -6.01 -51.19 -6.55 100 SMU  -10.91 -83.12 -11.40 110 Navy  -13.62 -133.26 -15.70 129 Connecticut  -29.18 -271.93 -32.97   ACC 1 Clemson  37.30 319.62 40.75 9 N.C. State  19.96 172.94 21.90 20 Miami (FL)  15.23 120.57 16.15 41 Virginia  3.73 84.83 6.70 42 Duke  10.31 -9.02 6.43 45 Boston Coll.  9.02 -9.04 5.57 57 Georgia Tech  2.63 17.47 2.62 58 Syracuse  3.35 7.20 2.59 61 Virginia Tech  4.09 -11.51 2.16 70 Pittsburgh  -0.65 -21.47 -1.50 86 Florida St.  -6.69 -34.69 -6.18 98 Wake Forest  -8.83 -86.12 -10.17 107 Louisville  -14.73 -87.09 -14.15 108 North Carolina  -21.37 -23.02 -15.39   B1G 3 Penn St.  41.14 210.90 37.91 5 Ohio St.  29.51 218.01 30.51 6 Michigan  22.17 228.98 26.16 13 Wisconsin  17.95 159.77 19.91 17 Iowa  17.56 111.34 17.24 31 Maryland  10.24 72.97 10.45 40 Michigan St.  6.28 53.86 6.86 43 Minnesota  7.03 32.97 6.33 48 Purdue  2.63 68.00 5.13 56 Northwestern  3.81 1.79 2.63 59 Nebraska  -5.21 117.38 2.36 64 Indiana  -2.78 36.69 -0.03 101 Illinois  -6.25 -148.02 -11.53 121 Rutgers  -22.59 -167.46 -23.38   BXII-II 8 Oklahoma  22.75 145.29 22.39 10 West Virginia  20.23 166.60 21.77 12 Texas Tech  17.56 166.94 20.00 26 Oklahoma St.  12.64 72.79 12.04 28 Texas  11.46 73.96 11.31 34 TCU  6.50 99.08 9.26 44 Iowa St.  7.24 15.99 5.62 55 Baylor  1.83 35.31 2.98 68 Kansas  1.33 -44.70 -1.33 81 Kansas St.  -1.81 -68.15 -4.59   CUSA 27 North Texas  10.38 98.96 11.83 71 Louisiana Tech  -3.91 21.38 -1.54 74 Florida Atlantic  -4.11 -1.48 -2.81 77 UAB -6.31 5.56 -3.93 85 Florida Intl.  -0.11 -113.05 -5.69 92 Marshall  -8.05 -27.98 -6.76 96 West. Kentucky  -9.67 -32.38 -8.05 97 Southern Miss  -13.67 6.42 -8.79 104 Middle Tenn. St.  -13.90 -61.81 -12.34 114 UNC-Charlotte -22.03 -93.31 -19.33 118 Old Dominion -19.29 -171.44 -21.38 120 UTEP  -22.39 -163.00 -23.02 122 UT-San Antonio -20.32 -205.40 -23.75 123 Rice  -25.20 -147.66 -24.14   Indies 11 Notre Dame  23.12 109.96 20.88 19 Army  16.67 105.69 16.36 75 BYU  -1.97 -36.92 -3.15 82 Liberty -5.04 -26.35 -4.67 125 Massachusetts -21.26 -248.32 -26.52 126 New Mexico St.  -26.08 -188.53 -26.76   MAC 60 Buffalo  1.50 24.41 2.21 66 W. Michigan  -5.46 59.03 -0.71 69 Ball St.  -0.96 -16.69 -1.47 83 East. Michigan  -4.99 -27.79 -4.71 91 Ohio  -5.71 -57.38 -6.66 95 Miami (OH)  -8.08 -52.82 -8.01 99 Northern Illinois  -8.39 -113.31 -11.22 102 Toledo  -8.46 -124.10 -11.81 105 Cent. Michigan  -12.96 -100.25 -13.62 115 Akron  -14.80 -192.20 -19.42 117 Kent St.  -20.13 -156.68 -21.21 127 Bowling Green  -30.64 -161.55 -28.45   MWC 25 Boise St.  10.82 105.27 12.44 36 Utah St.  15.85 -27.56 9.19 37 Fresno St.  9.08 53.00 8.69 49 San Diego St.  5.26 18.41 4.42 73 New Mexico  -0.51 -37.62 -2.21 80 Air Force  -1.15 -75.88 -4.53 93 Hawaii  -4.42 -79.15 -6.88 94 Wyoming  -7.98 -45.48 -7.58 106 Colorado St.  -15.04 -78.09 -13.90 111 Nevada  -18.37 -87.20 -16.58 116 UNLV  -18.85 -144.38 -19.74 124 San Jose St.  -22.79 -208.83 -25.57   P12 29 Washington St.  6.95 124.75 10.83 30 Colorado  8.33 104.03 10.72 32 Washington  10.49 66.37 10.29 38 Arizona St.  9.99 38.01 8.55 39 Utah  9.69 16.21 7.26 51 Stanford  8.47 -33.39 3.99 53 Oregon  3.85 16.33 3.38 54 USC  1.40 46.94 3.27 67 UCLA  -2.68 10.28 -1.27 78 Arizona  -8.80 37.03 -4.03 87 California  -7.48 -24.81 -6.22 109 Oregon St.  -19.12 -58.08 -15.63   SBC 7 Appalachian State 26.07 175.94 26.12 72 Arkansas St.  -4.12 15.58 -1.97 79 Georgia Southern 1.69 -112.10 -4.44 90 Troy  -7.60 -30.00 -6.56 103 Coastal Carolina -11.44 -84.65 -11.83 112 LA Lafayette  -14.78 -142.12 -16.92 113 Georgia State -17.95 -127.58 -18.31 119 South Alabama -21.61 -165.67 -22.64 128 LA Monroe  -32.05 -187.80 -30.70 130 Texas St. -39.15 -302.05 -41.11   SEC 2 Alabama  37.92 259.39 38.17 4 Georgia  29.47 225.65 30.86 14 Texas A&M  14.01 192.53 18.91 15 LSU  20.32 93.80 18.21 16 Missouri  12.31 184.38 17.37 18 Kentucky  18.80 91.65 17.09 21 South Carolina  14.18 131.38 15.98 22 Florida  18.98 59.55 15.61 24 Mississippi St.  15.07 67.63 13.41 33 Auburn  11.80 46.95 10.20 47 Mississippi  3.64 55.49 5.18 50 Vanderbilt  5.61 8.78 4.18 63 Tennessee  -1.77 50.85 1.35 88 Arkansas  -11.15 21.68 -6.36  

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 6 DUSHEE (2017 Season)

As the weeks progress, things in DUSHEE tend to settle out.  Extremes begin to regress to the mean.  Of the top 15 teams, 12 saw their DUSHEE score drop this week; of the bottom 15, 9 saw their DUSHEE score rise.   Baylor got hammered during their bye week, falling 28 spots and losing 11 points in their DUSHEE score primarily because each of their past opponents (UTSA, Duke, OU, and K-State) all lost.  The Bears went from ranked 24th to 52nd and a DUSHEE score of 15.91 to 4.87.   TCU was impacted similarly, despite winning.  The positive impact of TCU beating WVU by 7 (point differential = +24) was stunted by being outgained by 102 yards (yardage differential = +12.3) resulting in a DUSHEE score of +16.6 for the game.  Which is good, but less than half of their average DUSHEE score from the week before, +34.9.  Then add to that the fact that most of TCU's opponents lost (Arkansas was whipped by South Carolina, SMU fell to Houston) and the Frogs fell 2 spots and lost almost 8 points on their DUSHEE score.   As for the other oddballs mentioned last week, UCF fell 3 spots and lost more than 10 points off their DUSHEE score, despite beating Cincinnati by 4 TDs, but are still ranked 7th, one spot ahead of the Frogs.  Ohio State's point differential over UNLV fell by 20 points due to the Running Rebel's 31-point loss to San Diego State, but the Buckeyes made up for that by getting a +44.3 point differential against Maryland.  So Ohio State not only tops the new DUSHEE poll, but extended their lead over Alabama and Clemson by almost 4 DUSHEE points.   The main oddity that needs addressing this week is the fact that Oklahoma lost to Iowa State and rose 3 spots in the rankings.  Oklahoma's rise was not due to DUSHEE thinking highly of their performance against Iowa State; in fact the Sooners' point differential against the Cyclones was a -2.3.  However, the Sooners got huge boosts from two prior opponents, Ohio State and ... Tulane.  Unlike Baylor and TCU, Oklahoma's previous opponents had banner days, with Ohio State's aforementioned beat down of Maryland and the Green Wave putting a 62-28 curb-stomping on Tulsa.  Both of these results caused a huge boost in OU's point differential in their games against those two opponents.  So despite the fact that Oklahoma has looked extremely average the last two weeks against middling-to-poor conference opponents, their non-conference wins continue to look really good.   So before we get to the rankings, a few other items of interest that I'll track from week-to-week.   The Frogs Week-to-Week: Highlighted cells mean one of the top 3 values of that week. Opp: @ Ark  SMU @ OkSt    WVU PD: 16.00 33.25 42.25   24.00 YD: 116.33 239.00 235.75   12.33 Score: 16.60 34.36 40.19   16.63   Conference Ratings: B10 12.10 B12 11.84 ACC 10.33 P12 8.05 SEC 4.79 AAC -0.54 MWC -7.39 MAC -13.72 CUSA -14.05 SBC -14.21   Performances of the week: Note: These reflect the highest and lowest DUSHEE point totals of for games this week as of this moment.  As the discussion above points out, the point totals, even for games that are weeks old, change as the season progresses.  So these may not be the highest and lowest performances for this week by the end of the season.   Top 3: 54.0 Ohio State vs. Maryland (62-14 point margin, 584-66 yardage margin) 39.2 Washington State vs. Oregon (33-10 point margin, 369-277 yardage margin) 34.4 Iowa State vs. Oklahoma (38-31 point margin, 449-513 yardage margin)   Bottom 3: -51.0 Tulsa vs. Tulane (28-62 point margin, 412-658 yardage margin) -48.7 ECU vs. Temple (10-34 point margin, 287-523 yardage margin) -46.4 UConn vs. Memphis (31-70 point margin, 477-711 yardage margin)   Strength of Schedule: Top 10 FSU 19.7 Mary 19.5 Rut 13.2 OreSt 13.0 Ind 12.8 BC 11.3 Bay 11.2 TCU 10.5 MissSt 9.9 Vandy 9.9   Bottom 10 (in reverse order) MTSU -9.6 Marsh -10.4 EMU -10.5 Ball -11.0 Ohio -11.2 Umass -11.3 FIU -12.5 Ida -13.0 WKU -19.2 USF -20.7   Overall Ranks (Original Formulation): I've added two columns to the ranks to capture movement in the rankings from week-to-week.  The first column is the change in rank and the second is the change in DUSHEE score.   Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Ohio St.  36.46 322.65 40.76 0 -1.61 2 Alabama  35.49 253.03 36.56 0 -5.43 3 Clemson  32.19 288.23 36.16 0 -5.17 4 Penn St.  36.93 158.92 32.73 3 -1.01 5 Oklahoma  26.07 273.59 31.33 3 -1.38 6 Georgia  30.87 155.34 28.50 3 -1.54 7 UCF  29.44 150.92 27.32 -3 -10.33 8 TCU  28.88 150.85 26.94 -2 -7.96 9 Oklahoma St.  23.36 200.40 25.79 3 -0.51 10 Notre Dame  27.70 136.86 25.45 3 0.24 11 Wisconsin  26.07 151.91 25.13 0 -1.58 12 Auburn  19.86 174.64 22.15 5 0.00 13 Washington St.  18.63 177.20 21.46 18 8.17 14 Michigan  14.78 208.60 20.49 1 -2.10 15 Virginia Tech  16.76 165.53 19.61 -5 -9.36 16 Michigan St.  16.58 167.00 19.57 5 2.77 17 Miami (FL)  20.97 102.22 19.19 -12 -16.09 18 Washington  19.20 114.47 18.64 9 4.16 19 USC  16.97 102.63 16.55 -5 -6.91 20 Texas Tech  16.85 103.85 16.53 9 2.97 21 Mississippi St.  14.06 131.94 16.10 1 -0.13 22 Florida St.  14.76 108.29 15.36 -3 -2.54 23 N.C. State  12.64 126.15 14.86 11 5.21 24 Iowa St.  17.21 63.90 14.73 26 10.58 25 Oregon  11.11 131.23 14.10 -7 -6.83 26 Arizona  13.48 86.17 13.38 -6 -4.29 27 Georgia Tech  5.89 183.66 13.29 -1 -1.58 28 Stanford  16.59 33.92 12.79 5 2.80 29 Purdue  12.38 86.38 12.66 6 3.18 30 Texas A&M  11.90 88.03 12.42 14 5.33 31 Indiana  10.88 93.41 12.02 11 4.76 32 Louisville  5.18 153.63 11.29 -9 -4.75 33 West Virginia  8.29 108.15 11.04 -5 -3.03 34 South Florida  8.81 96.45 10.79 7 3.13 35 San Diego St.  13.84 29.89 10.75 21 8.44 36 Iowa  17.39 -17.54 10.70 -6 -2.69 37 Houston  13.13 28.21 10.19 12 5.51 38 Texas  9.55 68.85 9.88 2 1.60 39 Memphis  12.60 19.48 9.40 12 5.46 40 Colorado  9.88 53.65 9.32 3 2.19 41 Colorado St.  5.77 91.25 8.50 -2 0.19 42 Wake Forest  9.73 30.43 8.04 3 1.20 43 Duke  4.96 82.09 7.49 -18 -7.60 44 Boise St.  7.17 50.28 7.34 -12 -4.32 45 UCLA  5.41 65.18 6.93 2 1.19 46 Virginia  3.88 83.00 6.82 0 1.01 47 SMU  8.47 17.33 6.53 -11 -2.36 48 Southern Miss  2.06 100.54 6.50 19 7.84 49 Maryland  8.28 3.58 5.70 -33 -16.61 50 UT-San Antonio -1.28 127.53 5.65 -13 -3.10 51 Northwestern  6.45 21.18 5.38 4 3.04 52 Baylor  2.23 66.38 4.87 -28 -11.04 53 Tulane  5.59 6.50 4.06 15 5.82 54 Arizona St.  5.45 5.27 3.90 0 1.52 55 Utah  4.84 6.58 3.56 4 1.62 56 Navy  3.01 13.84 2.71 -3 0.02 57 W. Michigan  6.64 -43.18 2.22 -5 -1.20 58 Nebraska  1.58 22.81 2.22 8 3.39 59 Syracuse  -2.70 64.29 1.48 4 0.84 60 North Texas  -2.86 62.35 1.27 1 -0.03 61 Appalachian State 1.29 -7.90 0.46 3 1.12 62 Kansas St.  4.21 -47.42 0.39 -2 -0.98 63 Air Force  -2.15 26.83 -0.06 21 5.45 64 Minnesota  2.17 -29.82 -0.07 -16 -5.38 65 South Carolina  3.82 -56.08 -0.31 18 5.11 66 Boston Coll.  -0.03 -8.84 -0.47 7 2.22 67 LSU  -4.27 45.58 -0.52 2 1.36 68 Pittsburgh  -1.44 4.88 -0.71 -11 -2.95 69 New Mexico  -3.89 22.67 -1.44 1 0.66 70 Arkansas  -3.54 17.33 -1.48 -32 -9.98 71 Troy  -1.95 -4.89 -1.55 10 3.34 72 Florida Atlantic  3.28 -75.76 -1.67 2 1.29 73 Tennessee  -2.01 -13.18 -2.01 3 1.16 74 Cincinnati  -4.35 15.80 -2.09 4 1.66 75 Fresno St.  -4.09 8.66 -2.28 -17 -4.39 76 Army  -0.55 -42.25 -2.52 23 10.77 77 Toledo  -2.40 -38.81 -3.58 11 3.65 78 Northern Illinois  -4.04 -19.54 -3.69 -13 -2.66 79 Florida  -0.55 -66.42 -3.75 -8 -1.63 80 Kentucky  1.62 -109.86 -4.52 -18 -5.82 81 Georgia State -5.77 -14.73 -4.60 13 4.77 82 Coastal Carolina -9.42 14.15 -5.56 0 -0.24 83 UNLV  -2.93 -79.20 -5.99 -11 -3.41 84 LA Monroe  -6.10 -46.97 -6.46 20 8.05 85 Temple  -4.13 -75.37 -6.59 7 1.91 86 Rutgers  -7.28 -35.13 -6.64 1 0.17 87 New Mexico St.  -10.92 11.51 -6.69 2 0.79 88 California  -6.15 -51.52 -6.73 -11 -3.18 89 Marshall  -6.90 -56.80 -7.50 4 1.62 90 Buffalo  -1.85 -124.25 -7.57 10 5.86 91 North Carolina  -7.23 -57.44 -7.75 -12 -3.79 92 Miami (OH)  -10.69 -12.77 -7.78 -12 -3.07 93 Vanderbilt  -2.24 -127.23 -7.98 -18 -4.93 94 Ohio  -7.48 -64.64 -8.29 -9 -2.34 95 East. Michigan  -8.67 -62.78 -8.98 0 0.51 96 UAB -13.15 -19.79 -9.77 0 1.39 97 Louisiana Tech  -10.17 -69.52 -10.33 0 2.29 98 Illinois  -8.19 -114.11 -11.28 -7 -2.92 99 Middle Tenn. St.  -13.68 -58.25 -12.09 10 5.78 100 Tulsa  -9.43 -122.33 -12.53 -14 -6.27 101 Mississippi  -14.37 -64.05 -12.85 0 1.54 102 Utah St.  -11.06 -148.90 -14.97 0 -0.49 103 Missouri  -15.03 -101.88 -15.21 13 8.15 104 Akron  -10.30 -185.60 -16.33 16 8.63 105 Wyoming  -11.75 -169.53 -16.48 0 -1.11 106 Hawaii  -23.87 -12.43 -16.54 -8 -3.82 107 Oregon St.  -19.36 -86.22 -17.30 1 0.31 108 Arkansas St.  -14.67 -155.38 -17.70 -18 -10.13 109 Cent. Michigan  -20.38 -82.09 -17.78 5 3.48 110 BYU  -15.82 -147.65 -18.07 -4 -1.64 111 LA Lafayette  -18.33 -125.73 -18.63 6 5.17 112 Massachusetts -22.29 -78.08 -18.84 3 2.84 113 Nevada  -18.80 -131.70 -19.25 9 10.10 114 West. Kentucky  -17.64 -156.51 -19.74 -11 -5.25 115 Idaho  -21.31 -153.35 -22.03 -3 -2.20 116 Florida Intl.  -23.58 -126.59 -22.18 -3 -1.06 117 Ball St.  -23.28 -134.00 -22.36 -6 -2.94 118 Kansas  -26.73 -103.54 -23.10 -11 -6.21 119 East Carolina  -27.47 -165.55 -26.75 -9 -7.73 120 Bowling Green  -24.16 -211.65 -26.90 6 8.80 121 Kent St.  -27.32 -186.51 -27.73 0 1.58 122 Old Dominion -25.70 -229.63 -28.84 -3 -4.04 123 Georgia Southern -31.25 -162.47 -29.12 2 5.04 124 Texas St. -29.42 -186.87 -29.14 -1 0.36 125 South Alabama -29.79 -188.35 -29.47 -1 2.41 126 UNC-Charlotte -29.22 -196.50 -29.50 1 8.61 127 Connecticut  -29.15 -197.46 -29.50 -9 -5.35 128 UTEP  -30.24 -245.05 -32.66 2 6.75 129 Rice  -35.36 -239.34 -35.78 0 3.19 130 San Jose St.  -37.18 -265.35 -38.32 -2 0.03   By Conference AAC 7 UCF  29.44 150.92 27.32 34 South Florida  8.81 96.45 10.79 37 Houston  13.13 28.21 10.19 39 Memphis  12.60 19.48 9.40 47 SMU  8.47 17.33 6.53 53 Tulane  5.59 6.50 4.06 56 Navy  3.01 13.84 2.71 74 Cincinnati  -4.35 15.80 -2.09 85 Temple  -4.13 -75.37 -6.59 100 Tulsa  -9.43 -122.33 -12.53 119 East Carolina  -27.47 -165.55 -26.75 127 Connecticut  -29.15 -197.46 -29.50 ACC 3 Clemson  32.19 288.23 36.16 15 Virginia Tech  16.76 165.53 19.61 17 Miami (FL)  20.97 102.22 19.19 22 Florida St.  14.76 108.29 15.36 23 N.C. State  12.64 126.15 14.86 27 Georgia Tech  5.89 183.66 13.29 32 Louisville  5.18 153.63 11.29 42 Wake Forest  9.73 30.43 8.04 43 Duke  4.96 82.09 7.49 46 Virginia  3.88 83.00 6.82 59 Syracuse  -2.70 64.29 1.48 66 Boston Coll.  -0.03 -8.84 -0.47 68 Pittsburgh  -1.44 4.88 -0.71 91 North Carolina  -7.23 -57.44 -7.75 B1G 1 Ohio St.  36.46 322.65 40.76 4 Penn St.  36.93 158.92 32.73 11 Wisconsin  26.07 151.91 25.13 14 Michigan  14.78 208.60 20.49 16 Michigan St.  16.58 167.00 19.57 29 Purdue  12.38 86.38 12.66 31 Indiana  10.88 93.41 12.02 36 Iowa  17.39 -17.54 10.70 49 Maryland  8.28 3.58 5.70 51 Northwestern  6.45 21.18 5.38 58 Nebraska  1.58 22.81 2.22 64 Minnesota  2.17 -29.82 -0.07 86 Rutgers  -7.28 -35.13 -6.64 98 Illinois  -8.19 -114.11 -11.28 BXII-II 5 Oklahoma  26.07 273.59 31.33 8 TCU  28.88 150.85 26.94 9 Oklahoma St.  23.36 200.40 25.79 20 Texas Tech  16.85 103.85 16.53 24 Iowa St.  17.21 63.90 14.73 33 West Virginia  8.29 108.15 11.04 38 Texas  9.55 68.85 9.88 52 Baylor  2.23 66.38 4.87 62 Kansas St.  4.21 -47.42 0.39 118 Kansas  -26.73 -103.54 -23.10 CUSA 48 Southern Miss  2.06 100.54 6.50 50 UT-San Antonio -1.28 127.53 5.65 60 North Texas  -2.86 62.35 1.27 72 Florida Atlantic  3.28 -75.76 -1.67 89 Marshall  -6.90 -56.80 -7.50 96 UAB -13.15 -19.79 -9.77 97 Louisiana Tech  -10.17 -69.52 -10.33 99 Middle Tenn. St.  -13.68 -58.25 -12.09 114 West. Kentucky  -17.64 -156.51 -19.74 116 Florida Intl.  -23.58 -126.59 -22.18 122 Old Dominion -25.70 -229.63 -28.84 126 UNC-Charlotte -29.22 -196.50 -29.50 128 UTEP  -30.24 -245.05 -32.66 129 Rice  -35.36 -239.34 -35.78 Indies 10 Notre Dame  27.70 136.86 25.45 76 Army  -0.55 -42.25 -2.52 110 BYU  -15.82 -147.65 -18.07 112 Massachusetts -22.29 -78.08 -18.84 MAC 57 W. Michigan  6.64 -43.18 2.22 77 Toledo  -2.40 -38.81 -3.58 78 Northern Illinois  -4.04 -19.54 -3.69 90 Buffalo  -1.85 -124.25 -7.57 92 Miami (OH)  -10.69 -12.77 -7.78 94 Ohio  -7.48 -64.64 -8.29 95 East. Michigan  -8.67 -62.78 -8.98 104 Akron  -10.30 -185.60 -16.33 109 Cent. Michigan  -20.38 -82.09 -17.78 117 Ball St.  -23.28 -134.00 -22.36 120 Bowling Green  -24.16 -211.65 -26.90 121 Kent St.  -27.32 -186.51 -27.73 MWC 35 San Diego St.  13.84 29.89 10.75 41 Colorado St.  5.77 91.25 8.50 44 Boise St.  7.17 50.28 7.34 63 Air Force  -2.15 26.83 -0.06 69 New Mexico  -3.89 22.67 -1.44 75 Fresno St.  -4.09 8.66 -2.28 83 UNLV  -2.93 -79.20 -5.99 102 Utah St.  -11.06 -148.90 -14.97 105 Wyoming  -11.75 -169.53 -16.48 106 Hawaii  -23.87 -12.43 -16.54 113 Nevada  -18.80 -131.70 -19.25 130 San Jose St.  -37.18 -265.35 -38.32 P12 13 Washington St.  18.63 177.20 21.46 18 Washington  19.20 114.47 18.64 19 USC  16.97 102.63 16.55 25 Oregon  11.11 131.23 14.10 26 Arizona  13.48 86.17 13.38 28 Stanford  16.59 33.92 12.79 40 Colorado  9.88 53.65 9.32 45 UCLA  5.41 65.18 6.93 54 Arizona St.  5.45 5.27 3.90 55 Utah  4.84 6.58 3.56 88 California  -6.15 -51.52 -6.73 107 Oregon St.  -19.36 -86.22 -17.30 SBC 61 Appalachian State 1.29 -7.90 0.46 71 Troy  -1.95 -4.89 -1.55 81 Georgia State -5.77 -14.73 -4.60 82 Coastal Carolina -9.42 14.15 -5.56 84 LA Monroe  -6.10 -46.97 -6.46 87 New Mexico St.  -10.92 11.51 -6.69 108 Arkansas St.  -14.67 -155.38 -17.70 111 LA Lafayette  -18.33 -125.73 -18.63 115 Idaho  -21.31 -153.35 -22.03 123 Georgia Southern -31.25 -162.47 -29.12 124 Texas St. -29.42 -186.87 -29.14 125 South Alabama -29.79 -188.35 -29.47 SEC 2 Alabama  35.49 253.03 36.56 6 Georgia  30.87 155.34 28.50 12 Auburn  19.86 174.64 22.15 21 Mississippi St.  14.06 131.94 16.10 30 Texas A&M  11.90 88.03 12.42 65 South Carolina  3.82 -56.08 -0.31 67 LSU  -4.27 45.58 -0.52 70 Arkansas  -3.54 17.33 -1.48 73 Tennessee  -2.01 -13.18 -2.01 79 Florida  -0.55 -66.42 -3.75 80 Kentucky  1.62 -109.86 -4.52 93 Vanderbilt  -2.24 -127.23 -7.98 101 Mississippi  -14.37 -64.05 -12.85 103 Missouri  -15.03 -101.88 -15.21    

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Week 5 DUSHEE Rankings

Allow me to apologize in advance. Baylor is the number one team in the land according to DUSHEE. Now wait, wait. ... WAIT! Remember the discussion from the first NMMH blog post. Teams are not well "interconnected," as Sagarin puts it, at this point. Baylor's ranking is coming based on the results of two games, against Buffalo and ULaMon. And because Buffalo put a pretty decent whooping on UConn this week, Buffalo isn't looking as bad (51st) in the rankings as they probably are in reality. Hang 70 on a fair-to-middlin' team (or at least a team that appears fair-to-middlin after a few games into the season) and your PM and YM will be high. Very high. Point is this. Right now Baylor is sporting a PD of 54 and a YD of 397.5. Since 2000, the largest PD any team has had at the conclusion of the season was the 2005 Texas team at 38.4 and the largest YD was the 2000 Florida State team at 282. So unless this year's Baylor team is perhaps the best team in the history of college football, do not expect those numbers to stay anywhere close to where they are. Not only will they fall as they play close games against better opponents but expect their scores against Buffalo and ULaMon (especially Buffalo) to fall as the season progresses and those teams fall in the rankings. As a basis for comparison, Texas Tech was the top ranked team in DUSHEE at this point last season with a PD of 31.1 and a YD of 332. They ended up ranked 39th with a PD of 3.8 and a YD of 100.8. This begs a question: Why not cap blowouts? Other ranking systems do that and there may be some validity to the argument for doing so. The reason why I don't is because the selection of the cap is arbitrary and I'm trying to put in as few arbitrary judgements into the methodology as possible. Where do I cap it? 28? 35? Why? Do I cap yardage too? Again, where? I'd argue that the fact that Baylor can hang 70 on Buffalo while most other teams cannot is relevant information. Capping their 57-point victory to 28 or some other arbitrary value artificially brings them down to a level of a far greater number of teams who have the ability to beat Buffalo by a similar score. So I'm not convinced blowouts of that magnitude should be thrown out or their effect reduced. I'd prefer to let a more complete and rounded field of competition affect the numbers. But nonetheless mock away. DUSHEE probably deserves it. The Frogs, by the way, open the polls at 42nd with a PD of 10.0 and a YD of 43.2. Here are the rankings by team, followed by the rankings by conference. Rank Team PD YD Points 1 Baylor 54.08 397.50 100.00 2 Washington 50.56 381.83 94.33 3 Oregon 40.44 180.61 65.10 4 Clemson 35.33 223.67 62.34 5 Louisville 33.22 223.39 59.70 6 Georgia 27.73 289.40 58.38 7 Florida St. 32.56 214.50 58.14 8 UCLA 30.42 215.19 55.55 9 Iowa 29.63 126.54 47.21 10 Alabama 31.71 80.00 45.92 11 Florida 18.33 272.17 45.31 12 Arizona St. 22.53 208.17 45.19 13 Arizona 21.81 168.47 41.00 14 Utah 19.33 169.67 38.04 15 Miami (FL) 19.36 164.03 37.60 16 Stanford 20.17 135.67 36.25 17 LSU 19.87 130.30 35.43 18 Virginia Tech 17.13 171.08 35.42 19 South Carolina 15.17 198.67 35.28 20 Illinois 24.94 41.39 34.34 21 Penn St. 17.13 156.58 34.21 22 Nebraska 18.56 134.61 34.16 23 Ohio St. 16.79 150.79 33.32 24 Wisconsin 11.75 181.63 29.63 25 Texas A&M 17.63 92.21 29.49 26 N.C. State 12.22 146.50 27.30 27 Mississippi St. 14.22 112.06 26.92 28 Syracuse 18.83 28.33 25.68 29 Missouri 16.78 33.78 23.59 30 Oregon St. 7.58 169.92 23.50 31 Oklahoma 9.96 131.60 23.26 32 West Virginia 10.28 110.67 21.92 33 Texas Tech 16.17 1.83 20.18 34 Auburn 13.33 42.73 20.07 35 Oklahoma St. 8.42 114.25 19.91 36 California 5.89 149.94 19.74 37 UCF 9.79 85.21 19.20 38 Mississippi 14.67 10.00 19.00 39 Georgia Tech 6.67 126.67 18.77 40 BYU 3.88 147.38 17.04 41 Kentucky 5.42 121.38 16.79 42 TCU 10.00 43.17 15.97 43 Houston 8.53 60.00 15.55 44 Tennessee 10.79 14.54 14.58 45 Iowa St. 7.83 57.83 14.51 46 Indiana 12.17 -9.83 14.26 47 Ohio 10.22 15.67 13.96 48 Utah St. 5.23 78.10 12.96 49 USC 4.07 86.13 12.19 50 Boise St. 3.17 82.54 10.78 51 Buffalo 9.33 -12.50 10.52 52 Notre Dame 5.57 39.93 10.21 53 East Carolina 8.92 -15.17 9.79 54 Maryland 3.33 67.17 9.71 55 Pittsburgh 3.38 34.25 7.02 56 Fresno St. 4.33 17.33 6.81 57 Washington St. 2.73 39.29 6.64 58 Michigan 3.35 21.81 5.97 59 Rice 3.15 16.27 5.25 60 Texas 3.67 7.48 5.16 61 Northwestern 4.33 -4.44 5.00 62 Ball St. 5.83 -37.92 4.08 63 Arkansas 1.38 7.50 2.33 64 Northern Illinois 6.39 -82.36 1.08 65 Virginia -1.00 0.17 -1.22 66 Duke -3.13 23.42 -1.93 67 Toledo -1.38 -7.17 -2.30 68 UT-San Antonio -7.13 64.43 -3.49 69 Rutgers -0.28 -37.89 -3.49 70 West. Kentucky -7.71 69.46 -3.78 71 Kansas St. 1.83 -78.83 -4.27 72 Boston Coll. 0.06 -60.36 -4.94 73 Wyoming 0.75 -76.81 -5.45 74 South Alabama -4.56 -27.56 -7.93 75 Marshall -7.78 12.94 -8.56 76 Bowling Green -6.21 -20.83 -9.42 77 North Carolina -4.83 -46.63 -9.86 78 Colorado -11.50 42.33 -10.73 79 Minnesota 2.67 -178.60 -11.52 80 Navy -4.25 -77.50 -11.70 81 Michigan St. -9.89 2.47 -12.05 82 North Texas -1.00 -131.56 -12.16 83 San Jose St. -8.67 -18.56 -12.28 84 Cincinnati -8.33 -34.28 -13.17 85 Army -8.67 -32.33 -13.42 86 San Diego St. -10.81 -10.25 -14.24 87 Texas St. -0.78 -167.50 -14.87 88 Vanderbilt -6.63 -103.79 -16.82 89 Connecticut -8.28 -81.61 -17.03 90 Memphis -8.89 -72.78 -17.05 91 Akron -9.71 -61.50 -17.13 92 Florida Atlantic -11.03 -97.43 -21.76 93 Tulsa -15.00 -60.92 -23.64 94 LA Monroe -15.67 -68.50 -25.10 95 SMU -20.44 -26.94 -27.56 96 Middle Tenn. St. -13.58 -131.35 -27.73 97 South Florida -18.08 -76.42 -28.75 98 Nevada -14.17 -139.88 -29.16 99 Colorado St. -11.17 -185.17 -29.21 100 LA Lafayette -13.89 -144.83 -29.23 101 Kansas -15.67 -152.33 -32.05 102 Louisiana Tech -19.92 -98.83 -32.88 103 Kent St. -16.08 -161.38 -33.32 104 East. Michigan -21.50 -80.83 -33.35 105 Tulane -18.04 -133.92 -33.47 106 New Mexico -20.54 -97.19 -33.52 107 UNLV -19.88 -117.67 -34.39 108 Purdue -23.06 -77.15 -34.98 109 Hawaii -19.73 -131.02 -35.32 110 Arkansas St. -20.17 -144.42 -36.97 111 Temple -16.00 -214.33 -37.61 112 UAB -26.25 -136.89 -43.88 113 UTEP -23.73 -182.90 -44.58 114 W. Michigan -26.75 -158.54 -46.30 115 Massachusetts -24.83 -209.78 -48.18 116 Florida Intl. -26.89 -205.61 -50.38 117 Idaho -26.63 -212.83 -50.66 118 Air Force -24.33 -248.67 -50.79 119 Cent. Michigan -33.75 -133.58 -52.90 120 Southern Miss -34.33 -129.54 -53.29 121 Wake Forest -27.38 -254.46 -55.04 122 Troy -34.96 -155.67 -56.23 123 New Mexico St. -30.70 -278.13 -61.12 124 Miami (OH) -32.08 -415.83-74.27 Rank Team PD YD Score Conf 5 Louisville 33.22222 223.39 59.70 AAC 37 UCF 9.791667 85.21 19.20 AAC 43 Houston 8.527778 60.00 15.55 AAC 69 Rutgers -0.27778 -37.89 -3.49 AAC 84 Cincinnati -8.33333 -34.28 -13.17 AAC 89 Connecticut -8.27778 -81.61 -17.03 AAC 90 Memphis -8.88889 -72.78 -17.05 AAC 95 SMU -20.4444 -26.94 -27.56 AAC 97 South Florida -18.0833 -76.42 -28.75 AAC 111 Temple -16 -214.33 -37.61 AAC 4 Clemson 35.33333 223.67 62.34 ACC 7 Florida St. 32.55556 214.50 58.14 ACC 15 Miami (FL) 19.36111 164.03 37.60 ACC 18 Virginia Tech 17.125 171.08 35.42 ACC 26 N.C. State 12.22222 146.50 27.30 ACC 28 Syracuse 18.83333 28.33 25.68 ACC 39 Georgia Tech 6.666667 126.67 18.77 ACC 54 Maryland 3.333333 67.17 9.71 ACC 55 Pittsburgh 3.375 34.25 7.02 ACC 65 Virginia -1 0.17 -1.22 ACC 66 Duke -3.125 23.42 -1.93 ACC 72 Boston Coll. 0.055556 -60.36 -4.94 ACC 77 North Carolina -4.83333 -46.63 -9.86 ACC 121 Wake Forest -27.375 -254.46 -55.04 ACC 9 Iowa 29.625 126.54 47.21 B10 20 Illinois 24.94444 41.39 34.34 B10 21 Penn St. 17.125 156.58 34.21 B10 22 Nebraska 18.55556 134.61 34.16 B10 23 Ohio St. 16.79167 150.79 33.32 B10 24 Wisconsin 11.75 181.63 29.63 B10 46 Indiana 12.16667 -9.83 14.26 B10 58 Michigan 3.354167 21.81 5.97 B10 61 Northwestern 4.333333 -4.44 5.00 B10 79 Minnesota 2.666667 -178.60 -11.52 B10 81 Michigan St. -9.88889 2.47 -12.05 B10 108 Purdue -23.0625 -77.15 -34.98 B10 1 Baylor 54.08333 397.50 100.00 B12 31 Oklahoma 9.958333 131.60 23.26 B12 32 West Virginia 10.27778 110.67 21.92 B12 33 Texas Tech 16.16667 1.83 20.18 B12 35 Oklahoma St. 8.416667 114.25 19.91 B12 42 TCU 10 43.17 15.97 B12 45 Iowa St. 7.833333 57.83 14.51 B12 60 Texas 3.666667 7.48 5.16 B12 71 Kansas St. 1.833333 -78.83 -4.27 B12 101 Kansas -15.6667 -152.33 -32.05 B12 53 East Carolina 8.916667 -15.17 9.79 CUSA 59 Rice 3.145833 16.27 5.25 CUSA 68 UT-San Antonio -7.13333 64.43 -3.49 CUSA 75 Marshall -7.77778 12.94 -8.56 CUSA 82 North Texas -1 -131.56 -12.16 CUSA 92 Florida Atlantic -11.0333 -97.43 -21.76 CUSA 93 Tulsa -15 -60.92 -23.64 CUSA 96 Middle Tenn. St. -13.5833 -131.35 -27.73 CUSA 102 Louisiana Tech -19.9167 -98.83 -32.88 CUSA 105 Tulane -18.0417 -133.92 -33.47 CUSA 112 UAB -26.25 -136.89 -43.88 CUSA 113 UTEP -23.7292 -182.90 -44.58 CUSA 116 Florida Intl. -26.8889 -205.61 -50.38 CUSA 120 Southern Miss -34.3333 -129.54 -53.29 CUSA 40 BYU 3.875 147.38 17.04 Ind 52 Notre Dame 5.566667 39.93 10.21 Ind 80 Navy -4.25 -77.50 -11.70 Ind 85 Army -8.66667 -32.33 -13.42 Ind 117 Idaho -26.6333 -212.83 -50.66 Ind 123 New Mexico St. -30.7 -278.13 -61.12 Ind 47 Ohio 10.22222 15.67 13.96 MAC 51 Buffalo 9.333333 -12.50 10.52 MAC 62 Ball St. 5.833333 -37.92 4.08 MAC 64 Northern Illinois 6.388889 -82.36 1.08 MAC 67 Toledo -1.375 -7.17 -2.30 MAC 76 Bowling Green -6.20833 -20.83 -9.42 MAC 91 Akron -9.70833 -61.50 -17.13 MAC 103 Kent St. -16.0833 -161.38 -33.32 MAC 104 East. Michigan -21.5 -80.83 -33.35 MAC 114 W. Michigan -26.75 -158.54 -46.30 MAC 115 Massachusetts -24.8333 -209.78 -48.18 MAC 119 Cent. Michigan -33.75 -133.58 -52.90 MAC 124 Miami (OH) -32.0833 -415.83 -74.27 MAC 48 Utah St. 5.229167 78.10 12.96 MWC 50 Boise St. 3.166667 82.54 10.78 MWC 56 Fresno St. 4.333333 17.33 6.81 MWC 73 Wyoming 0.75 -76.81 -5.45 MWC 83 San Jose St. -8.66667 -18.56 -12.28 MWC 86 San Diego St. -10.8056 -10.25 -14.24 MWC 98 Nevada -14.1667 -139.88 -29.16 MWC 99 Colorado St. -11.1667 -185.17 -29.21 MWC 106 New Mexico -20.5417 -97.19 -33.52 MWC 107 UNLV -19.875 -117.67 -34.39 MWC 109 Hawaii -19.7292 -131.02 -35.32 MWC 118 Air Force -24.3333 -248.67 -50.79 MWC 2 Washington 50.55556 381.83 94.33 P10 3 Oregon 40.44444 180.61 65.10 P10 8 UCLA 30.41667 215.19 55.55 P10 12 Arizona St. 22.52778 208.17 45.19 P10 13 Arizona 21.80556 168.47 41.00 P10 14 Utah 19.33333 169.67 38.04 P10 16 Stanford 20.16667 135.67 36.25 P10 30 Oregon St. 7.583333 169.92 23.50 P10 36 California 5.888889 149.94 19.74 P10 49 USC 4.066667 86.13 12.19 P10 57 Washington St. 2.729167 39.29 6.64 P10 78 Colorado -11.5 42.33 -10.73 P10 70 West. Kentucky -7.70833 69.46 -3.78 SBC 74 South Alabama -4.55556 -27.56 -7.93 SBC 87 Texas St. -0.77778 -167.50 -14.87 SBC 94 LA Monroe -15.6667 -68.50 -25.10 SBC 100 LA Lafayette -13.8889 -144.83 -29.23 SBC 110 Arkansas St. -20.1667 -144.42 -36.97 SBC 122 Troy -34.9583 -155.67 -56.23 SBC 6 Georgia 27.72917 289.40 58.38 SEC 10 Alabama 31.70833 80.00 45.92 SEC 11 Florida 18.33333 272.17 45.31 SEC 17 LSU 19.86667 130.30 35.43 SEC 19 South Carolina 15.16667 198.67 35.28 SEC 25 Texas A&M 17.625 92.21 29.49 SEC 27 Mississippi St. 14.22222 112.06 26.92 SEC 29 Missouri 16.77778 33.78 23.59 SEC 34 Auburn 13.33333 42.73 20.07 SEC 38 Mississippi 14.66667 10.00 19.00 SEC 41 Kentucky 5.416667 121.38 16.79 SEC 44 Tennessee 10.79167 14.54 14.58 SEC 63 Arkansas 1.375 7.50 2.33 SEC 88 Vanderbilt -6.625 -103.79 -16.82 SEC

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 5 DUSHEE (2018)

This week, DUSHEE has pretty much the same top 6 that everybody else has, although perhaps not in the same order ... Bama, Penn St., Clempson, Ohio St., UGa, and Noater.  After that, DUSHEE is still a little crazy with App. St. (they did fall 4 spots) and Kentucky next in line.  Our Frogs fell 5 spots to #33.   Top and Bottom Performances of the Week   Now that we are 5 weeks in, we can go back and see what the top and bottom DUSHEE-rated performances of each week were.  Keep in mind that these ratings vary with each new week ... what is the top-rated game from Week 1 now may not be considered the top-rated game from Week 1 by season's end.  A few comments: The parenthetical numbers after the matchup are the MOV and YM, respectively. Yes, I recognize that Penn State getting a better score than Ohio State when Ohio State won doesn't make a lot of sense, but that is the way the numbers worked out.  Ohio State beat its other opponents by an average of 37.5 points and out-gaining by 276 yards.  Penn State's numbers against its opponents were 36 points and 175 yards.  Since the teams were almost dead even in MOV going in and the MOV for the game was almost dead even, it was the yardage margin that carried the day for Penn State here.  DUSHEE is arguing that Ohio State got a bit lucky to win given the yardage margin. You'd think that Penn State barely getting by App St. in Week 1 would be hurting them, but since App, St. has continued to destroy everybody else they play, the comparative analysis is still greatly overweighing this game.  While I think the evidence that App. St. is actually a top-25 level team is mounting, I would still expect the significance DUSHEE is placing in this game to diminish as App. St. inevitably plays some closer games against their Sun Belt brethren. Right now, Technological's Week 4 whipping of Okie Light is the highest rated DUSHEE game of the year.  We will talk more about Tech in the TCU's Next Opponent section, since next week's DUSHEE will come out late next week (the monkey who does the data entry is running in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday)   Week 5 Top 3 43.29 - Penn St vs. Ohio St (-1, 103) 42.14 - Tulane vs. Memphis (16, 219) 41.68 - Oklahoma vs. Baylor (33, 154) Bottom 3 -65.01 - ULaMon at Georgia St. (-32, -226) -48.23 - Bowling Green at Georgia Tech (-46, -139) -42.72 - Memphis at Tulane (-16, -219)   Week 4 Top 3 56.82 - Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. (24, 235) 48.76 - Maryland vs. Minnesota (29, 168) 47.83 - Michigan vs. Nebraska (46, 350) Bottom 3 -48.80 - Kent St. at Mississippi (-21, -261) -43.23 - Oregon St. vs. Arizona (-21, -356) -38.91 - UNC-Charlotte at UMass (-18, 33)   Week 3 Top 3 54.82 - Clemson vs. Georgia So. (31, 455) 54.40 - Oklahoma St. vs. Boise St. (23, 10) 54.08 - Alabama at Mississippi (55, 269) Bottom 3 -60.28 - UTEP at Tennessee (-24, -378) -54.02 - San Jose St. at Oregon St. (-13, -147) -49.05 - Rutgers at Kansas (-41, -270)   Week 2 Top 3 51.67 - Michigan vs. W. Michigan (46, 243) 49.46 - Alabama vs. Arkansas St (50, 208) 42.31 - Ohio St. vs. Rutgers (49, 445) Bottom 3 -57.53 - UConn at Boise St. (-55, -629) -44.37 - S. Alabama at Oklahoma St. (-42, -403) -43.67 - UMass at Georgia So. (-21, -165)   Week 1 Top 3 47.55 - Oklahoma vs. FAU  (49, 326) 41.99 - Penn St. vs. App. St. (7, -17) 39.60 - S. Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina (34, 318) Bottom 3 -65.10 - Texas St. at Rutgers (-28, -247) -59.45 - Old Dominion at Liberty (-24, -290) -58.03 - New Mexico St. vs. Wyoming (-22, -315)   Conference Rankings SEC 15.13 B12 11.22 B10 9.63 ACC 4.56 P12 2.94 AAC -2.99 MWC -8.56 CUSA -11.20 MAC -11.75 SBC -14.32   The Big XII-II is still second but fell a little further away from the SEC and closer to the B1G.   TCU DUSHEE wasn't terribly impressed with the Frog's gutty (euphemism for ugly) win against Iowa State, primarily because it hasn't been all that impressed with Iowa State so far this year.  The Cyclones are ranked a very mediocre #51 in this week's DUSHEE.   TCU's week-by-week numbers Opp: @ SMU N OhSt @ Tex  ISU PD: 14.33 22.75 -7.50 0.67 YD: 5.00 231.75 86.25 107.33 Score: 9.81 26.75 -0.69 5.81   Frog's Next Opponent: Texas Tech As I mentioned above, the next DUSHEE rankings will be coming out late and probably without much analysis so I'll go ahead and tease Tech's numbers now.  Right now the Matadors are ranked #18 based on the following week-by-week numbers:   Opp: N Miss   Hou     @OkSt  |  WVU PD:    -41.00    37.00    52.33  |  19.50 YD:   -146.33  147.50  438.67 | 170.00 Score: -34.65  32.04   56.82   |    21.50   Tech laid a pretty massive turd in week 1 against what is now obviously a pretty mediocre Ole Miss team.  Since then, they've been pretty impressive, even in a close loss at home to WVU.  And as mentioned above, their curb-stomping of Okie St has been the highest rated DUSHEE game of the season so far.  Based on DUSHEE score, and giving the Frogs 3.5 points as the home team, Tech is about a 5-point favorite, but given Tech's wide variability (there is damn near a 100-point difference between their best score and worst score) there is a higher-than-normal degree of uncertainty in the outcome of this one.  If the Tech team that played Ole Miss shows up, the Frogs win easily.  However, if the Tech team of the next three weeks appears at AGCS ... it will get ugly in the direction not favorable to the Frogs.  TCU has about a 45% chance of winning according to the numbers.   DUSHEE Rankings Alabama is still your #1, but DUSHEE was not terribly impressed by their performance against ULaLa, dropping their average DUSHEE score by almost 10 points.  Perhaps even more detrimental to Bama's score was the precipitous drop of Texas A&M, who had the 2nd largest drop in DUSHEE score (-13.27, almost 2 TDs) after barely beating a terrible Arkansas team.  NC State was a big climber this week, rising 28 spots in the ranking up to #10 overall.  Oklahoma also vaulted 11 spots to take over the highest ranking in the Big XII-II (#12).  Notre Dame jumped 8 spots to #6 and Auburn jumped 19 spots to #24 due to the fact that all of their previous opponents won impressively.  The biggest climber this week both in terms of rank and score was the mighty Tulane Green Wave whose surprising dismantling of what had appeared to be a decent Memphis team lifted Tulane 48 spots and almost 21 points to #63.     Week 5     Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Alabama  39.20 222.97 37.28 0 -9.56 2 Penn St.  38.63 188.18 35.16 0 -0.55 3 Clemson  29.67 290.04 34.28 2 0.14 4 Ohio St.  32.95 214.53 32.69 4 0.27 5 Georgia  28.13 234.38 30.47 -1 -3.87 6 Notre Dame  30.47 166.88 28.65 8 3.92 7 Appalachian State 27.50 169.97 26.83 -4 -8.54 8 Kentucky  25.33 173.58 25.57 -2 -7.23 9 Michigan  20.15 234.42 25.15 2 -3.14 10 N.C. State  24.44 159.67 24.28 28 12.00 11 South Carolina  20.08 204.83 23.63 -4 -8.90 12 Oklahoma  24.27 147.12 23.53 11 4.68 13 Oklahoma St.  23.60 148.81 23.18 0 -1.78 14 LSU  25.71 113.92 22.83 2 0.42 15 Wisconsin  21.00 166.21 22.31 -3 -5.41 16 West Virginia  19.67 148.89 20.55 -6 -9.93 17 Washington  19.83 118.60 19.15 9 1.71 18 Texas Tech  16.96 152.46 18.93 0 -2.32 19 Miami (FL)  19.46 118.79 18.91 1 -1.90 20 Missouri  15.50 171.17 18.89 -3 -2.90 21 Boise St.  16.75 147.92 18.56 1 -0.36 22 Texas A&M  13.40 190.58 18.46 -13 -13.27 23 Army  19.07 114.12 18.42 8 2.92 24 Auburn  19.46 87.08 17.33 19 8.01 25 North Texas  14.50 142.13 16.77 -10 -5.68 26 Washington St.  8.35 194.71 15.30 3 -0.66 27 Florida  17.83 65.42 15.16 7 1.00 28 Iowa  13.39 105.44 14.20 8 0.44 29 Michigan St.  13.52 90.46 13.54 1 -2.43 30 Maryland  11.63 99.54 12.73 2 -1.99 31 Texas  9.72 91.17 11.04 4 -2.91 32 Virginia  8.06 104.94 10.62 29 8.86 33 TCU  7.56 107.58 10.42 -5 -5.92 34 Temple  10.58 64.63 10.29 -7 -6.97 35 Mississippi St.  11.17 46.92 9.79 -16 -11.25 36 Minnesota  10.06 56.35 9.53 6 -0.47 37 Fresno St.  9.00 53.72 8.69 9 1.68 38 Stanford  15.35 -35.21 8.48 -13 -9.26 39 Arizona St.  8.60 38.60 7.66 10 2.30 40 USC  5.13 74.92 7.17 -1 -4.16 41 Duke  11.60 -11.44 7.16 -20 -13.04 42 East Carolina  0.69 131.00 7.01 -9 -7.50 43 Baylor  5.23 68.00 6.89 -19 -11.62 44 Boston Coll.  9.17 14.44 6.83 19 6.07 45 Syracuse  7.17 39.42 6.75 13 4.41 46 Purdue  3.30 86.17 6.51 -9 -5.80 47 Utah  3.81 69.86 6.03 31 11.83 48 Vanderbilt  5.19 43.58 5.64 18 5.50 49 South Florida  8.11 -4.00 5.21 16 4.68 50 Louisiana Tech  3.94 49.86 5.12 31 12.20 51 Iowa St.  8.19 -8.63 5.03 -6 -2.99 52 UCF  6.22 9.67 4.63 31 12.62 53 Houston  4.44 21.33 4.03 -9 -4.17 54 Oregon  5.00 12.33 3.95 17 6.05 55 Colorado  1.22 56.56 3.64 13 3.94 56 Utah St.  10.61 -72.72 3.44 0 1.00 57 Virginia Tech  8.53 -46.03 3.38 28 11.76 58 Northwestern  2.15 3.54 1.61 9 1.57 59 Ball St.  2.15 -1.90 1.34 -7 -1.91 60 Ohio  1.58 2.47 1.18 9 2.12 61 Nebraska  -6.33 106.21 1.09 1 -0.47 62 Buffalo  1.10 6.67 1.07 -21 -9.74 63 Tulane  1.17 5.33 1.04 48 20.91 64 Tennessee  -1.88 33.58 0.43 -14 -3.86 65 Cincinnati  1.75 -25.65 -0.12 17 7.24 66 Indiana  -3.62 38.33 -0.49 -6 -2.50 67 Marshall  0.28 -14.75 -0.55 -16 -4.71 68 W. Michigan  -6.98 80.17 -0.65 6 3.84 69 Arkansas St.  -3.56 31.81 -0.78 -10 -2.81 70 Wake Forest  0.65 -30.33 -1.09 23 10.70 71 Kansas  1.10 -36.71 -1.10 -24 -7.21 72 Liberty -0.38 -22.56 -1.38 -15 -3.77 73 UCLA  -2.48 -2.13 -1.76 16 7.63 74 BYU  -0.54 -29.25 -1.82 -34 -12.70 75 San Diego St.  0.83 -58.92 -2.39 -11 -2.93 76 Mississippi  -3.25 -14.21 -2.88 -28 -8.29 77 California  -6.67 16.78 -3.61 -23 -6.58 78 Florida Intl.  2.21 -110.06 -4.03 2 2.58 79 Memphis  -4.67 -34.33 -4.83 -26 -7.97 80 Southern Miss  -10.00 25.89 -5.37 -10 -3.29 81 Georgia Tech  -8.04 -5.54 -5.64 3 2.72 82 Troy  -7.33 -15.67 -5.67 13 6.90 83 Kansas St.  -2.38 -92.69 -6.22 -11 -2.58 84 West. Kentucky  -7.33 -30.96 -6.44 3 2.22 85 East. Michigan  -5.60 -60.35 -6.75 -30 -9.68 86 Tulsa  -11.94 -1.86 -8.06 0 0.42 87 Hawaii  -4.50 -105.40 -8.27 -12 -3.41 88 Florida St.  -8.42 -54.65 -8.34 -9 -2.06 89 Toledo  -5.50 -102.83 -8.81 12 5.40 90 Arizona  -12.54 -22.23 -9.47 -14 -4.42 91 Wyoming  -11.60 -35.10 -9.49 6 3.11 92 UNLV  -11.06 -43.42 -9.54 8 4.22 93 Pittsburgh  -9.92 -59.67 -9.59 -1 2.16 94 Navy  -8.86 -85.03 -10.16 -21 -5.74 95 Florida Atlantic  -12.75 -33.38 -10.17 -18 -4.65 96 UAB -13.89 -28.11 -10.66 20 14.28 97 Arkansas  -17.08 12.08 -10.78 -7 -0.39 98 Louisville  -9.85 -89.17 -11.03 -4 0.90 99 Georgia Southern -7.00 -148.86 -12.11 0 1.14 100 Cent. Michigan  -12.25 -88.69 -12.60 -4 -0.02 101 SMU  -12.46 -86.65 -12.64 -10 -1.77 102 North Carolina  -22.25 42.50 -12.71 -14 -3.82 103 Miami (OH)  -14.13 -80.23 -13.43 4 5.18 104 Old Dominion -10.57 -149.57 -14.52 9 6.65 105 Colorado St.  -16.46 -76.33 -14.79 4 4.71 106 Akron  -10.00 -197.33 -16.53 -3 -1.11 107 Air Force  -12.78 -181.44 -17.59 1 1.48 108 New Mexico  -15.28 -166.31 -18.50 7 4.22 109 Illinois  -12.33 -207.28 -18.58 -3 -0.14 110 Northern Illinois  -17.30 -147.93 -18.93 7 8.44 111 Georgia State -19.21 -122.83 -18.95 10 11.64 112 Coastal Carolina -18.92 -127.71 -19.00 -7 -2.96 113 Middle Tenn. St.  -22.56 -88.00 -19.44 -1 1.01 114 Rutgers  -19.30 -154.02 -20.57 -12 -5.86 115 South Alabama -19.00 -165.30 -20.93 -5 -1.16 116 Oregon St.  -22.67 -122.92 -21.26 -2 1.27 117 Rice  -21.10 -145.77 -21.36 -13 -5.51 118 UNC-Charlotte -24.56 -107.44 -21.75 2 8.50 119 LA Lafayette  -20.92 -210.97 -24.49 0 4.63 120 LA Monroe  -27.88 -150.63 -26.11 -22 -13.37 121 Nevada  -27.04 -164.25 -26.24 4 10.77 122 San Jose St.  -22.50 -231.53 -26.57 6 17.62 123 UT-San Antonio -25.42 -221.40 -28.01 0 4.49 124 Bowling Green  -35.33 -171.23 -32.12 -6 -4.52 125 Connecticut  -26.88 -287.13 -32.27 -3 -0.65 126 Massachusetts -27.47 -292.77 -32.95 1 6.46 127 Kent St.  -32.17 -266.21 -34.75 -3 1.06 128 UTEP  -36.31 -242.56 -36.33 -2 2.89 129 New Mexico St.  -38.50 -289.70 -40.15 0 5.54 130 Texas St. -39.75 -309.92 -41.99 0 3.89   Rankings by Conference AAC 34 Temple  10.58 64.63 10.29 42 East Carolina  0.69 131.00 7.01 49 South Florida  8.11 -4.00 5.21 52 UCF  6.22 9.67 4.63 53 Houston  4.44 21.33 4.03 63 Tulane  1.17 5.33 1.04 65 Cincinnati  1.75 -25.65 -0.12 79 Memphis  -4.67 -34.33 -4.83 86 Tulsa  -11.94 -1.86 -8.06 94 Navy  -8.86 -85.03 -10.16 101 SMU  -12.46 -86.65 -12.64 125 Connecticut  -26.88 -287.13 -32.27   ACC 3 Clemson  29.67 290.04 34.28 10 N.C. State  24.44 159.67 24.28 19 Miami (FL)  19.46 118.79 18.91 32 Virginia  8.06 104.94 10.62 41 Duke  11.60 -11.44 7.16 44 Boston Coll.  9.17 14.44 6.83 45 Syracuse  7.17 39.42 6.75 57 Virginia Tech  8.53 -46.03 3.38 70 Wake Forest  0.65 -30.33 -1.09 81 Georgia Tech  -8.04 -5.54 -5.64 88 Florida St.  -8.42 -54.65 -8.34 93 Pittsburgh  -9.92 -59.67 -9.59 98 Louisville  -9.85 -89.17 -11.03 102 North Carolina  -22.25 42.50 -12.71   B1G 2 Penn St.  38.63 188.18 35.16 4 Ohio St.  32.95 214.53 32.69 9 Michigan  20.15 234.42 25.15 15 Wisconsin  21.00 166.21 22.31 28 Iowa  13.39 105.44 14.20 29 Michigan St.  13.52 90.46 13.54 30 Maryland  11.63 99.54 12.73 36 Minnesota  10.06 56.35 9.53 46 Purdue  3.30 86.17 6.51 58 Northwestern  2.15 3.54 1.61 61 Nebraska  -6.33 106.21 1.09 66 Indiana  -3.62 38.33 -0.49 109 Illinois  -12.33 -207.28 -18.58 114 Rutgers  -19.30 -154.02 -20.57   Big XII-II 12 Oklahoma  24.27 147.12 23.53 13 Oklahoma St.  23.60 148.81 23.18 16 West Virginia  19.67 148.89 20.55 18 Texas Tech  16.96 152.46 18.93 31 Texas  9.72 91.17 11.04 33 TCU  7.56 107.58 10.42 43 Baylor  5.23 68.00 6.89 51 Iowa St.  8.19 -8.63 5.03 71 Kansas  1.10 -36.71 -1.10 83 Kansas St.  -2.38 -92.69 -6.22   CUSA 25 North Texas  14.50 142.13 16.77 50 Louisiana Tech  3.94 49.86 5.12 67 Marshall  0.28 -14.75 -0.55 78 Florida Intl.  2.21 -110.06 -4.03 80 Southern Miss  -10.00 25.89 -5.37 84 West. Kentucky  -7.33 -30.96 -6.44 95 Florida Atlantic  -12.75 -33.38 -10.17 96 UAB -13.89 -28.11 -10.66 104 Old Dominion -10.57 -149.57 -14.52 113 Middle Tenn. St.  -22.56 -88.00 -19.44 117 Rice  -21.10 -145.77 -21.36 118 UNC-Charlotte -24.56 -107.44 -21.75 123 UT-San Antonio -25.42 -221.40 -28.01 128 UTEP  -36.31 -242.56 -36.33   Indies 6 Notre Dame  30.47 166.88 28.65 23 Army  19.07 114.12 18.42 72 Liberty -0.38 -22.56 -1.38 74 BYU  -0.54 -29.25 -1.82 126 Massachusetts -27.47 -292.77 -32.95 129 New Mexico St.  -38.50 -289.70 -40.15   MAC 59 Ball St.  2.15 -1.90 1.34 60 Ohio  1.58 2.47 1.18 62 Buffalo  1.10 6.67 1.07 68 W. Michigan  -6.98 80.17 -0.65 85 East. Michigan  -5.60 -60.35 -6.75 89 Toledo  -5.50 -102.83 -8.81 100 Cent. Michigan  -12.25 -88.69 -12.60 103 Miami (OH)  -14.13 -80.23 -13.43 106 Akron  -10.00 -197.33 -16.53 110 Northern Illinois  -17.30 -147.93 -18.93 124 Bowling Green  -35.33 -171.23 -32.12 127 Kent St.  -32.17 -266.21 -34.75   MWC 21 Boise St.  16.75 147.92 18.56 37 Fresno St.  9.00 53.72 8.69 56 Utah St.  10.61 -72.72 3.44 75 San Diego St.  0.83 -58.92 -2.39 87 Hawaii  -4.50 -105.40 -8.27 91 Wyoming  -11.60 -35.10 -9.49 92 UNLV  -11.06 -43.42 -9.54 105 Colorado St.  -16.46 -76.33 -14.79 107 Air Force  -12.78 -181.44 -17.59 108 New Mexico  -15.28 -166.31 -18.50 121 Nevada  -27.04 -164.25 -26.24 122 San Jose St.  -22.50 -231.53 -26.57   PAC12 17 Washington  19.83 118.60 19.15 26 Washington St.  8.35 194.71 15.30 38 Stanford  15.35 -35.21 8.48 39 Arizona St.  8.60 38.60 7.66 40 USC  5.13 74.92 7.17 47 Utah  3.81 69.86 6.03 54 Oregon  5.00 12.33 3.95 55 Colorado  1.22 56.56 3.64 73 UCLA  -2.48 -2.13 -1.76 77 California  -6.67 16.78 -3.61 90 Arizona  -12.54 -22.23 -9.47 116 Oregon St.  -22.67 -122.92 -21.26   SBC 7 Appalachian State 27.50 169.97 26.83 69 Arkansas St.  -3.56 31.81 -0.78 82 Troy  -7.33 -15.67 -5.67 99 Georgia Southern -7.00 -148.86 -12.11 111 Georgia State -19.21 -122.83 -18.95 112 Coastal Carolina -18.92 -127.71 -19.00 115 South Alabama -19.00 -165.30 -20.93 119 LA Lafayette  -20.92 -210.97 -24.49 120 LA Monroe  -27.88 -150.63 -26.11 130 Texas St. -39.75 -309.92 -41.99   SEC 1 Alabama  39.20 222.97 37.28 5 Georgia  28.13 234.38 30.47 8 Kentucky  25.33 173.58 25.57 11 South Carolina  20.08 204.83 23.63 14 LSU  25.71 113.92 22.83 20 Missouri  15.50 171.17 18.89 22 Texas A&M  13.40 190.58 18.46 24 Auburn  19.46 87.08 17.33 27 Florida  17.83 65.42 15.16 35 Mississippi St.  11.17 46.92 9.79 48 Vanderbilt  5.19 43.58 5.64 64 Tennessee  -1.88 33.58 0.43 76 Mississippi  -3.25 -14.21 -2.88 97 Arkansas  -17.08 12.08 -10.78

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 5 DUSHEE

To explain what happened to TCU in this week's poll, I'll ask all of you to go back into the repressed memories of the days after the Iowa State game last season and remember what happened prior to the release of the playoff seedings. Remember that coincident to our destruction of a mediocre-to-poor conference opponent, all of our best resume bullets took a hit: Oklahoma lost, Kansas State lost, Minnesota had lost the week before to a team that got destroyed by Ohio State that week. Things outside the control of the team all went in the wrong direction despite the team being decisively in control of the things it could. So this week the Frogs drop from 9 to 16, despite curbstomping Texas. It wasn't because DUSHEE wasn't impressed with the performance against Texas ... it was. TCU's PD against Texas was 36.75, certainly putting it in the top 10 performances of the week. It was what our prior opponents did that cost the Frogs this week. Minnesota was blanked by Northwestern 27-0, SMU was whipped by a middling ECU 49-23, and Tech was beaten by Baylor by 25 more points than TCU beat them, deflating TCU's point differential against Tech compared to what it was the week before. Last week, DUSHEE calculated TCU with a PD of 17.50 and a YD of 224.06. Here are TCU's week-to-week scores as of this week: Opp: Minn SMU Ttech Tex PD: 1.50 4.67 13.67 36.75 YD: 169.25 84.33 235.67 151.50 So if you ignore the Texas game and look at the average PD and YD for the first three games, those numbers fell to PD = 6.61 and YD = 163.08 in the course of one week. The contribution of those games to our Score fell by 11 points and 80 yards because of their poor performances. Thankfully (for Frog fans) we did smoke Texas; if TCU had had a bye this week, we would have fallen down around 30th. For reference, here are Tech and Baylor's week-to-week numbers: Tech UTEP Ark TCU Bay 32.00 18.00 19.67 16.00 141.67 223.75 61.33 406.50 Baylor SMU Rice Ttech 26.00 40.00 47.00 273.67 576.67 103.67 The Tech game brought Baylor's YD down significantly; from 513.25 last week to 318.00 this week. And SMU also had a deleterious effect on Baylor's PD (not to mention Rice getting pounded 49-10 by Western Kentucky); the 43.75 they held last week would have fallen to 33.00 this week if we ignore the Tech performance this week. Another feature I'll add to the weekly DUSHEE rankings are the top and bottom performances of the week based on DUSHEE score. Keep in mind that the DUSHEE score is based on the numbers as they are right now. If we were to go back and look at this week at the end of the season, the performances (and certainly the scores) might be different. Top 3 Performances (Points and Total Yards in parentheses) 59.4: Oklahoma(44-427) vs. WVU(24-369) 50.9: Alabama (38-379) vs. UGa (10-299) (The game I'd written down for #3 makes no sense so I have to go back and look at the data when I get home ... a correction to this post may be pending) Bottom 3 Performances -54.9: UCF(31-357) vs. Tulane(45-395) -46.5: Fresno(7-89) vs. SDSU(21-409) -45.5: Idaho(35-388) vs. Ark. St.(49-521) And finally, the current conference rankings. The Big XII-II remains on top, although the gap closed. Note how far the MWC has fallen since the heady days of TCU, Utah, and BYU. Not even Boise can help. B12 14.54 SEC 11.61 ACC 10.50 P10 6.87 B10 6.27 AAC -2.11 MAC -7.16 MWC -14.19 CUSA -16.06 SBC -21.55 Here are your Week 5 DUSHEE rankings: Rank Team PD YD Score 1 Baylor 37.67 318.00 41.58 2 Alabama 31.45 257.48 34.30 3 Oklahoma 32.96 233.63 34.07 4 West Virginia 31.89 246.56 34.03 5 Clemson 29.92 151.50 27.79 6 USC 28.63 120.38 25.32 7 Texas Tech 21.42 208.31 25.07 8 Stanford 24.20 157.43 24.29 9 Michigan 21.07 184.20 23.59 10 Iowa 21.85 157.90 22.75 __________________________________________ 11 Notre Dame 17.42 201.02 22.02 12 Florida 24.53 101.93 21.64 13 Northwestern 19.40 150.27 20.71 14 Navy 21.06 99.78 19.21 15 Texas A&M 19.40 114.68 18.87 16 TCU 14.15 160.19 17.73 17 Tennessee 18.50 102.02 17.62 18 BYU 15.13 130.63 16.86 19 Utah 23.13 21.77 16.54 ___________________________________________ 20 North Carolina 19.03 72.47 16.44 21 Mississippi 14.42 130.65 16.38 22 Georgia Tech 14.85 119.33 16.08 23 Louisville 17.00 87.92 15.89 24 Oklahoma St. 15.48 102.25 15.62 25 Arizona St. 14.23 118.00 15.60 26 Houston 13.06 131.89 15.54 27 LSU 17.54 72.27 15.44 28 Boise St. 14.67 101.98 15.06 29 Kansas St. 18.00 56.17 14.91 30 Ohio St. 12.63 108.10 14.02 _____________________________________________ 31 Georgia 11.75 118.00 13.95 32 Arkansas 9.27 145.33 13.71 33 Pittsburgh 11.22 114.78 13.43 34 Wisconsin 13.62 81.63 13.31 35 N.C. State 11.21 103.96 12.86 36 Boston Coll. 6.44 158.44 12.50 37 Florida St. 10.46 105.63 12.44 38 Washington 15.94 30.89 12.23 39 Indiana 12.10 58.17 11.08 40 Mississippi St. 14.79 22.08 11.01 _______________________________________________ 41 Louisiana Tech 10.21 78.81 10.89 42 Duke 9.58 85.00 10.79 43 Vanderbilt 6.98 107.63 10.23 44 Miami (FL) 6.31 108.81 9.84 45 Illinois 9.31 56.21 9.12 46 Toledo 10.69 36.63 9.02 47 Nebraska 8.90 59.32 9.01 48 Penn St. 12.67 7.43 8.83 49 California 9.19 44.65 8.44 50 Middle Tenn. St. 6.54 77.85 8.39 ___________________________________________________ 51 West. Kentucky 10.07 32.40 8.39 52 Temple 14.92 -39.56 7.90 53 Memphis 3.65 97.56 7.48 54 Air Force 3.69 96.39 7.46 55 Tulsa 6.83 51.79 7.24 56 Massachusetts 5.92 47.25 6.39 57 East Carolina 7.04 16.94 5.57 58 Iowa St. 5.06 40.67 5.48 59 Cincinnati 2.46 69.42 5.23 60 Oregon 4.17 43.54 5.03 ____________________________________________________ 61 UCLA 4.53 30.40 4.60 62 Minnesota -1.27 92.47 3.95 63 Oregon St. -0.42 72.69 3.49 64 Washington St. 1.33 48.33 3.39 65 Appalachian State 3.28 9.44 2.67 66 Wake Forest 1.04 35.42 2.53 67 Virginia Tech 4.46 -15.38 2.18 68 Cent. Michigan 1.27 16.79 1.72 69 Kentucky 2.94 -22.48 0.79 70 Bowling Green -3.47 50.13 0.29 __________________________________________________ 71 Michigan St. 2.17 -33.03 -0.27 72 Connecticut 0.67 -37.58 -1.50 73 Utah St. 2.83 -66.44 -1.55 74 Syracuse 3.67 -87.33 -2.08 75 Army -1.65 -44.10 -3.38 76 South Carolina -1.77 -47.40 -3.63 77 Virginia -6.94 17.00 -3.75 78 Auburn -0.33 -69.25 -3.81 79 Missouri -3.69 -29.35 -3.98 80 Ball St. -1.19 -76.13 -4.74 ______________________________________________ 81 Northern Illinois -6.35 -20.63 -5.30 82 Buffalo -4.71 -54.90 -5.98 83 Akron -7.88 -29.13 -6.76 84 Ohio -1.73 -111.88 -6.95 85 Arizona -8.23 -33.33 -7.21 86 Texas -7.33 -96.12 -9.87 87 Georgia Southern -11.63 -46.75 -10.17 88 SMU -10.96 -72.79 -11.08 89 W. Michigan -12.50 -72.94 -12.11 90 Southern Miss -12.46 -115.71 -14.30 ________________________________________________ 91 Wyoming -20.65 -10.94 -14.33 92 Florida Intl. -11.17 -133.00 -14.33 93 Marshall -5.67 -203.89 -14.34 94 Troy -16.00 -77.97 -14.71 95 South Florida -12.89 -121.78 -14.90 96 Rutgers -11.17 -149.33 -15.18 97 UNLV -12.21 -136.75 -15.22 98 Florida Atlantic -19.83 -44.67 -15.54 99 Colorado St. -18.92 -57.02 -15.56 100 Purdue -11.81 -166.69 -16.51 ____________________________________________ 101 Maryland -14.50 -134.56 -16.64 102 Arkansas St. -17.08 -105.17 -16.84 103 UT-San Antonio -23.00 -77.40 -19.34 104 South Alabama -24.44 -71.60 -20.00 105 New Mexico -19.83 -140.67 -20.51 106 San Diego St. -21.65 -122.65 -20.78 107 LA Monroe -21.75 -124.03 -20.92 108 East. Michigan -19.20 -157.07 -20.94 109 Nevada -16.21 -202.29 -21.28 110 LA Lafayette -24.44 -100.22 -21.49 ______________________________________________ 111 Kent St. -25.06 -109.31 -22.37 112 San Jose St. -25.33 -112.50 -22.72 113 Texas St. -22.83 -155.61 -23.28 114 Hawaii -21.98 -185.85 -24.28 115 Rice -25.75 -142.75 -24.56 116 Miami (OH) -28.25 -125.88 -25.35 117 Old Dominion -20.71 -225.04 -25.46 118 Georgia State -32.56 -103.44 -27.06 119 Colorado -28.67 -196.75 -29.30 120 UNC-Charlotte -33.13 -147.71 -29.73 _____________________________________________ 121 New Mexico St. -28.77 -214.60 -30.30 122 Idaho -26.83 -247.08 -30.69 123 UCF -26.83 -270.10 -31.88 124 Kansas -29.61 -260.72 -33.25 125 Tulane -30.78 -262.11 -34.10 126 UTEP -38.58 -201.17 -36.14 127 Fresno St. -32.58 -286.67 -36.57 128 North Texas -43.67 -261.08 -42.64 By Conference: AAC 14 Navy 21.06 99.78 19.21 26 Houston 13.06 131.89 15.54 52 Temple 14.92 -39.56 7.90 53 Memphis 3.65 97.56 7.48 55 Tulsa 6.83 51.79 7.24 57 East Carolina 7.04 16.94 5.57 59 Cincinnati 2.46 69.42 5.23 72 Connecticut 0.67 -37.58 -1.50 88 SMU -10.96 -72.79 -11.08 95 South Florida -12.89 -121.78 -14.90 124 UCF -26.83 -270.10 -31.88 126 Tulane -30.78 -262.11 -34.10 __________________________________________ ACC 5 Clemson 29.92 151.50 27.79 20 North Carolina 19.03 72.47 16.44 22 Georgia Tech 14.85 119.33 16.08 23 Louisville 17.00 87.92 15.89 33 Pittsburgh 11.22 114.78 13.43 35 N.C. State 11.21 103.96 12.86 36 Boston Coll. 6.44 158.44 12.50 37 Florida St. 10.46 105.63 12.44 42 Duke 9.58 85.00 10.79 44 Miami (FL) 6.31 108.81 9.84 66 Wake Forest 1.04 35.42 2.53 67 Virginia Tech 4.46 -15.38 2.18 74 Syracuse 3.67 -87.33 -2.08 77 Virginia -6.94 17.00 -3.75 ______________________________________ B1G 9 Michigan 21.07 184.20 23.59 10 Iowa 21.85 157.90 22.75 13 Northwestern 19.40 150.27 20.71 30 Ohio St. 12.63 108.10 14.02 34 Wisconsin 13.62 81.63 13.31 39 Indiana 12.10 58.17 11.08 45 Illinois 9.31 56.21 9.12 47 Nebraska 8.90 59.32 9.01 48 Penn St. 12.67 7.43 8.83 62 Minnesota -1.27 92.47 3.95 71 Michigan St. 2.17 -33.03 -0.27 96 Rutgers -11.17 -149.33 -15.18 100 Purdue -11.81 -166.69 -16.51 101 Maryland -14.50 -134.56 -16.64 _______________________________________ BXII-II 1 Baylor 37.67 318.00 41.58 3 Oklahoma 32.96 233.63 34.07 4 West Virginia 31.89 246.56 34.03 7 Texas Tech 21.42 208.31 25.07 16 TCU 14.15 160.19 17.73 24 Oklahoma St. 15.48 102.25 15.62 29 Kansas St. 18.00 56.17 14.91 58 Iowa St. 5.06 40.67 5.48 86 Texas -7.33 -96.12 -9.87 125 Kansas -29.61 -260.72 -33.25 ____________________________________ CUSA 41 Louisiana Tech 10.21 78.81 10.89 50 Middle Tenn. St. 6.54 77.85 8.39 51 West. Kentucky 10.07 32.40 8.39 90 Southern Miss -12.46 -115.71 -14.30 92 Florida Intl. -11.17 -133.00 -14.33 93 Marshall -5.67 -203.89 -14.34 98 Florida Atlantic -19.83 -44.67 -15.54 104 UT-San Antonio -23.00 -77.40 -19.34 116 Rice -25.75 -142.75 -24.56 118 Old Dominion -20.71 -225.04 -25.46 121 UNC-Charlotte -33.13 -147.71 -29.73 127 UTEP -38.58 -201.17 -36.14 128 North Texas -43.67 -261.08 -42.64 ________________________________________ Indies 11 Notre Dame 17.42 201.02 22.02 18 BYU 15.13 130.63 16.86 75 Army -1.65 -44.10 -3.38 ________________________________________ MAC 46 Toledo 10.69 36.63 9.02 56 Massachusetts 5.92 47.25 6.39 68 Cent. Michigan 1.27 16.79 1.72 70 Bowling Green -3.47 50.13 0.29 80 Ball St. -1.19 -76.13 -4.74 81 Northern Illinois -6.35 -20.63 -5.30 82 Buffalo -4.71 -54.90 -5.98 83 Akron -7.88 -29.13 -6.76 84 Ohio -1.73 -111.88 -6.95 89 W. Michigan -12.50 -72.94 -12.11 109 East. Michigan -19.20 -157.07 -20.94 112 Kent St. -25.06 -109.31 -22.37 117 Miami (OH) -28.25 -125.88 -25.35 ____________________________________________ MWC 28 Boise St. 14.67 101.98 15.06 54 Air Force 3.69 96.39 7.46 73 Utah St. 2.83 -66.44 -1.55 91 Wyoming -20.65 -10.94 -14.33 97 UNLV -12.21 -136.75 -15.22 99 Colorado St. -18.92 -57.02 -15.56 106 New Mexico -19.83 -140.67 -20.51 107 San Diego St. -21.65 -122.65 -20.78 110 Nevada -16.21 -202.29 -21.28 113 San Jose St. -25.33 -112.50 -22.72 115 Hawaii -21.98 -185.85 -24.28 128 Fresno St. -32.58 -286.67 -36.57 _______________________________________ P12 6 USC 28.63 120.38 25.32 8 Stanford 24.20 157.43 24.29 19 Utah 23.13 21.77 16.54 25 Arizona St. 14.23 118.00 15.60 38 Washington 15.94 30.89 12.23 49 California 9.19 44.65 8.44 60 Oregon 4.17 43.54 5.03 61 UCLA 4.53 30.40 4.60 63 Oregon St. -0.42 72.69 3.49 64 Washington St. 1.33 48.33 3.39 85 Arizona -8.23 -33.33 -7.21 120 Colorado -28.67 -196.75 -29.30 _________________________________________ SBC 65 Appalachian State 3.28 9.44 2.67 87 Georgia Southern -11.63 -46.75 -10.17 94 Troy -16.00 -77.97 -14.71 103 Arkansas St. -17.08 -105.17 -16.84 105 South Alabama -24.44 -71.60 -20.00 108 LA Monroe -21.75 -124.03 -20.92 111 LA Lafayette -24.44 -100.22 -21.49 114 Texas St. -22.83 -155.61 -23.28 119 Georgia State -32.56 -103.44 -27.06 122 New Mexico St. -28.77 -214.60 -30.30 123 Idaho -26.83 -247.08 -30.69 _________________________________________ SEC 2 Alabama 31.45 257.48 34.30 12 Florida 24.53 101.93 21.64 15 Texas A&M 19.40 114.68 18.87 17 Tennessee 18.50 102.02 17.62 21 Mississippi 14.42 130.65 16.38 27 LSU 17.54 72.27 15.44 31 Georgia 11.75 118.00 13.95 32 Arkansas 9.27 145.33 13.71 40 Mississippi St. 14.79 22.08 11.01 43 Vanderbilt 6.98 107.63 10.23 69 Kentucky 2.94 -22.48 0.79 76 South Carolina -1.77 -47.40 -3.63 78 Auburn -0.33 -69.25 -3.81 79 Missouri -3.69 -29.35 -3.98

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 5 2014 DUSHEE Rankings

Upon issuing this first ranking of the season, I'll proffer the same disclaimer that I did last season ... it's early. Really early. TCU has only played two games that factor into the ranking (Samford is ignored as an FCS). There's not a ton of data yet. So after week 5, DUSHEE is a big fan of the SEC. I know. It doesn't make me any happier than you. DUSHEE has the average SEC team 6 points better than the average Big 12 team, the second highest ranked conference. DUSHEE has the Big 12 just a skosh ahead of the Pac 12 and well above the ACC and Big 10, which are about even. Here are the conference rankings: SEC 19.09 B12 13.31 P10 12.75 B10 7.44 ACC 7.21 AAC -8.37 CUSA -9.20 MWC -12.61 MAC -19.58 SBC -20.37 As you can see, the delineation between the "Power 5" and the Have-Nots has become quite stark. And here is the top 25: Rank Team P/G Y/G Score 1 Alabama 29.25 386.27 38.40 2 LSU 37.67 250.50 37.37 3 Auburn 32.50 234.08 33.12 4 Mississippi St. 31.58 187.88 30.25 5 Nebraska 26.10 239.52 29.12 6 Stanford 26.61 219.33 28.47 7 Oregon 31.28 154.11 28.39 8 Oklahoma 30.63 159.00 28.20 9 Mississippi 24.75 221.00 27.31 10 Baylor 19.72 288.17 27.25 _____________________________________________________ 11 West Virginia 21.00 239.33 25.71 12 Wisconsin 24.22 193.22 25.60 13 Ohio St. 23.85 186.44 25.03 14 Notre Dame 25.00 162.35 24.61 15 TCU 24.50 137.17 23.05 16 Miami (FL) 20.50 176.92 22.32 17 USC 20.21 176.17 22.09 18 BYU 22.96 133.92 21.86 19 Virginia Tech 19.63 178.83 21.83 20 Arkansas 24.33 106.33 21.43 _____________________________________________________ 21 Georgia 20.65 114.38 19.36 22 Florida 19.11 128.72 19.04 23 UCLA 22.96 74.38 18.95 24 Marshall 19.61 109.33 18.42 25 Kansas St. 19.56 109.22 18.38 26 Texas A&M 19.46 94.38 17.59 27 Louisville 15.79 134.63 17.12 28 Florida St. 19.17 86.50 17.01 29 Tennessee 18.29 86.63 16.43 30 Michigan St. 17.78 88.67 16.19 _____________________________________________________ 31 Virginia 12.17 156.67 15.78 32 Minnesota 12.81 136.58 15.23 33 Syracuse 13.11 131.22 15.16 34 East Carolina 9.39 156.42 13.91 35 South Carolina 15.52 64.83 13.52 36 Iowa St. 13.61 73.39 12.67 37 Arizona 12.25 79.04 12.03 38 N.C. State 9.17 108.04 11.40 39 Washington St. 10.54 84.71 11.17 40 Navy 10.53 78.07 10.84 _____________________________________________________ 41 Oklahoma St. 13.44 34.28 10.64 42 Georgia Southern 9.46 84.63 10.45 43 California 9.28 85.64 10.38 44 Memphis 13.89 7.78 9.64 45 Boston Coll. 6.63 102.17 9.42 46 Boise St. 2.27 127.73 7.76 47 Arizona St. 4.58 92.61 7.59 48 Kentucky 6.08 65.25 7.25 49 Texas 10.83 -6.04 6.93 50 Georgia Tech 8.00 25.00 6.56 _____________________________________________________ 51 Michigan 3.33 81.87 6.23 52 Washington 11.42 -29.42 6.17 53 Rutgers 3.81 71.13 6.02 54 Utah 7.47 11.31 5.53 55 Oregon St. 5.83 28.50 5.28 56 Northwestern 3.83 43.08 4.66 57 Colorado St. 3.53 41.81 4.40 58 Penn St. -0.27 82.88 3.88 59 Missouri 9.15 -56.25 3.34 60 Duke 4.63 4.37 3.30 _____________________________________________________ 61 Pittsburgh -1.83 91.92 3.28 62 UAB -4.22 88.00 1.49 63 Illinois 1.13 14.50 1.46 64 Akron -0.69 32.28 1.12 65 Cincinnati 5.44 -53.11 1.03 66 West. Kentucky -2.77 42.90 0.25 67 Louisiana Tech 2.83 -43.42 -0.24 68 Clemson 1.67 -32.00 -0.45 69 Maryland 6.17 -100.83 -0.82 70 Iowa -2.13 -0.75 -1.45 _____________________________________________________ 71 Colorado -9.00 61.10 -3.01 72 Florida Intl. -4.83 2.33 -3.11 73 Temple 4.83 -129.42 -3.11 74 Texas Tech -4.78 -32.06 -4.75 75 UT-San Antonio 0.23 -101.83 -4.83 76 Nevada -0.72 -91.17 -4.94 77 Hawaii -3.56 -53.86 -5.01 78 Air Force -4.58 -41.69 -5.10 79 Middle Tenn. St. -4.88 -38.67 -5.14 80 Buffalo -14.44 76.67 -5.88 _____________________________________________________ 81 Houston -3.44 -98.22 -7.10 82 Rice -9.29 -32.96 -7.81 83 UCF -6.46 -92.25 -8.82 84 South Alabama -9.17 -66.58 -9.37 85 Toledo -9.29 -77.38 -9.98 86 San Jose St. -17.11 -20.28 -12.40 87 Wyoming -10.00 -119.75 -12.53 88 South Florida -10.46 -123.17 -13.00 89 Indiana -7.22 -176.22 -13.44 90 Purdue -9.75 -143.50 -13.52 _____________________________________________________ 91 Northern Illinois -14.33 -83.78 -13.66 92 Connecticut -15.25 -74.60 -13.82 93 Miami (OH) -13.44 -102.88 -13.99 94 LA Monroe -14.83 -86.50 -14.12 95 Florida Atlantic -9.93 -162.47 -14.57 96 Ball St. -10.83 -152.50 -14.69 97 Arkansas St. -14.17 -107.33 -14.70 98 Kansas -15.33 -96.78 -14.96 99 Ohio -14.33 -119.71 -15.41 100 Utah St. -17.56 -76.11 -15.43 _____________________________________________________ 101 Fresno St. -16.13 -111.29 -16.20 102 W. Michigan -15.00 -132.11 -16.47 103 Georgia State -19.44 -78.44 -16.80 104 UTEP -14.63 -144.83 -16.84 105 Vanderbilt -13.40 -166.83 -17.10 106 Tulane -22.13 -77.63 -18.55 107 Army -18.22 -141.00 -19.05 108 Texas St. -20.94 -104.61 -19.08 109 Old Dominion -21.67 -101.46 -19.41 110 Wake Forest -12.54 -229.75 -19.60 _____________________________________________________ 111 North Carolina -19.50 -188.83 -22.24 112 LA Lafayette -27.17 -123.36 -24.15 113 Troy -28.54 -109.96 -24.41 114 San Diego St. -23.06 -185.67 -24.46 115 New Mexico St. -27.79 -134.13 -25.09 116 Bowling Green -22.92 -200.88 -25.11 117 Massachusetts -26.23 -174.92 -26.05 118 Tulsa -26.17 -179.42 -26.22 119 Southern Miss -28.75 -147.67 -26.39 120 Idaho -26.29 -181.58 -26.41 _____________________________________________________ 121 Cent. Michigan -27.29 -169.50 -26.49 122 Appalachian State -32.92 -155.39 -29.55 123 North Texas -27.11 -285.33 -32.04 124 New Mexico -31.29 -232.46 -32.24 125 Kent St. -32.25 -240.17 -33.25 126 UNLV -36.46 -222.00 -35.17 127 SMU -35.46 -256.13 -36.17 128 East. Michigan -50.67 -428.50 -54.75 The Big 12: 8 Oklahoma 30.63 159.00 28.20 10 Baylor 19.72 288.17 27.25 11 West Virginia 21.00 239.33 25.71 15 TCU 24.50 137.17 23.05 25 Kansas St. 19.56 109.22 18.38 36 Iowa St. 13.61 73.39 12.67 41 Oklahoma St. 13.44 34.28 10.64 49 Texas 10.83 -6.04 6.93 74 Texas Tech -4.78 -32.06 -4.75 98 Kansas -15.33 -96.78 -14.96 Minny comes in at 32 and SMU is the next-to-worst team in college football, ahead of Eastern Michigan.

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 14 DUSHEE

A lot of movement, although not at number 1. Much like the Frogs after Kansas, Baylor fell to 8 after struggling against Tech. DUSHEE loves Michigan State and Marshall, despite their loss, still remains high. Rank Team P/G Y/G Score 1 Alabama 23.72 193.23 25.16 2 Michigan St. 22.15 193.83 24.14 3 Ohio St. 22.86 170.19 23.47 4 TCU 24.21 136.86 22.76 5 Wisconsin 19.25 198.05 22.41 6 Marshall 20.93 156.93 21.54 7 Mississippi 21.89 141.68 21.44 8 Baylor 19.50 174.16 21.42 9 Oregon 22.64 120.90 20.94 10 Auburn 19.03 166.20 20.72 _____________________________________ 11 Georgia 20.85 116.66 19.54 12 Oklahoma 19.47 130.13 19.27 13 Mississippi St. 19.44 107.41 18.15 14 Boise St. 14.60 148.29 16.90 15 Georgia Tech 16.35 109.21 16.18 16 Arkansas 15.78 92.15 14.98 17 Kansas St. 15.52 90.86 14.74 18 LSU 14.12 99.49 14.22 19 Nebraska 14.78 89.35 14.18 20 Louisiana Tech 14.82 61.13 12.84 ________________________________________ 21 Miami (FL) 9.75 124.92 12.54 22 UCLA 11.36 93.84 12.11 23 Florida St. 12.67 68.72 11.77 24 USC 12.03 67.24 11.27 25 Louisville 9.39 92.26 10.73 26 Clemson 8.49 103.66 10.67 27 Stanford 9.18 91.37 10.54 28 Arizona 12.30 38.72 10.07 29 West Virginia 7.12 106.59 9.90 30 Missouri 9.67 42.25 8.49 _________________________________________ 31 Colorado St. 8.36 52.28 8.10 32 Minnesota 8.60 43.38 7.83 33 Boston Coll. 5.87 63.93 7.01 34 Arizona St. 8.81 16.31 6.66 35 Florida 7.04 39.29 6.59 36 Tennessee 7.56 31.22 6.55 37 Notre Dame 5.39 57.46 6.37 38 Georgia Southern 5.42 55.57 6.30 39 BYU 5.84 47.50 6.19 40 Virginia Tech 5.58 49.02 6.09 _________________________________________ 41 Memphis 8.75 0.09 5.84 42 Cincinnati 6.02 17.92 4.88 43 East Carolina 0.53 91.39 4.78 44 Penn St. 2.87 58.73 4.76 45 Virginia 2.78 57.12 4.62 46 Iowa 3.12 48.60 4.43 47 Pittsburgh 1.82 63.95 4.31 48 Navy 3.88 25.69 3.83 49 Arkansas St. 2.38 31.49 3.11 50 Texas 2.08 34.74 3.07 ________________________________________ 51 West. Kentucky 3.96 8.08 3.03 52 UCF 2.09 31.64 2.92 53 South Carolina 2.64 23.32 2.89 54 Texas A&M 5.20 -12.50 2.87 55 Washington 5.03 -23.22 2.23 56 Utah St. 3.17 1.34 2.18 57 Michigan 0.53 34.41 2.02 58 UAB 1.60 5.34 1.33 59 W. Michigan 2.03 -6.07 1.06 60 Toledo -0.65 28.59 0.95 ______________________________________________ 61 Appalachian State -2.44 50.66 0.82 62 N.C. State -0.15 14.46 0.60 63 Utah 2.96 -32.01 0.42 64 Duke 4.26 -53.32 0.26 65 Houston 0.50 -7.96 -0.05 66 Air Force 1.77 -28.63 -0.20 67 San Diego St. -2.46 19.30 -0.70 68 Nevada 2.15 -45.11 -0.75 69 Northwestern -2.05 -2.23 -1.48 70 Washington St. -7.27 56.46 -2.11 ________________________________________________ 71 LA Lafayette -1.90 -24.07 -2.43 72 California -2.48 -16.42 -2.45 73 Rutgers -3.96 -14.41 -3.34 74 Temple 0.43 -77.72 -3.47 75 Cent. Michigan -5.22 -3.42 -3.65 76 Rice -3.79 -25.52 -3.76 77 Maryland -0.95 -65.16 -3.79 78 North Carolina -3.37 -34.40 -3.91 79 Kentucky -3.56 -33.41 -3.99 80 Syracuse -5.75 -4.59 -4.05 __________________________________________ 81 Northern Illinois -3.31 -47.23 -4.49 82 UTEP -5.39 -21.66 -4.64 83 Middle Tenn. St. -3.99 -51.97 -5.18 84 Texas St. -5.91 -27.45 -5.27 85 Colorado -7.12 -12.65 -5.36 86 South Alabama -6.29 -26.69 -5.49 87 Oregon St. -6.33 -28.30 -5.59 88 Illinois -3.70 -74.58 -6.08 89 Purdue -6.05 -42.28 -6.08 90 Texas Tech -8.92 -4.78 -6.18 ___________________________________________ 91 Ohio -8.24 -31.84 -7.03 92 Buffalo -9.36 -16.60 -7.04 93 Oklahoma St. -5.77 -75.39 -7.49 94 Bowling Green -6.86 -74.12 -8.16 95 Akron -9.24 -61.62 -9.14 96 Florida Intl. -6.32 -101.86 -9.14 97 LA Monroe -10.07 -51.04 -9.18 98 Old Dominion -10.14 -51.19 -9.24 99 Indiana -9.21 -64.70 -9.27 100 Ball St. -4.51 -129.72 -9.28 ______________________________________________ 101 Miami (OH) -9.34 -67.65 -9.50 102 Wyoming -11.55 -45.39 -9.89 103 San Jose St. -16.15 14.84 -10.05 104 Tulane -13.75 -20.63 -10.17 105 Iowa St. -10.23 -87.63 -11.06 106 Fresno St. -10.05 -102.21 -11.65 107 Hawaii -11.31 -90.98 -11.94 108 Idaho -14.99 -47.19 -12.27 109 Florida Atlantic -11.62 -106.54 -12.90 110 Massachusetts -14.03 -81.05 -13.27 _______________________________________________ 111 UT-San Antonio -11.71 -114.82 -13.36 112 New Mexico -10.92 -142.74 -14.19 113 South Florida -12.12 -130.78 -14.41 114 Kansas -13.26 -121.01 -14.69 115 Southern Miss -14.77 -100.33 -14.70 116 Connecticut -16.09 -91.19 -15.14 117 Tulsa -16.40 -102.44 -15.89 118 Army -15.50 -139.23 -17.06 119 Kent St. -15.86 -136.56 -17.18 120 Vanderbilt -17.68 -127.44 -17.95 ______________________________________________ 121 Troy -18.90 -113.13 -18.07 122 Wake Forest -13.31 -190.93 -18.11 123 North Texas -17.84 -142.15 -18.77 124 UNLV -19.13 -154.18 -20.21 125 New Mexico St. -23.33 -149.27 -22.78 126 Georgia State -24.57 -145.30 -23.40 127 East. Michigan -29.05 -218.10 -29.91 128 SMU -31.15 -252.03 -32.96 By conference: Rank Team PD YD Score 41 Memphis 8.75 0.09 5.84 42 Cincinnati 6.02 17.92 4.88 43 East Carolina 0.53 91.39 4.78 52 UCF 2.09 31.64 2.92 65 Houston 0.50 -7.96 -0.05 74 Temple 0.43 -77.72 -3.47 113 South Florida -12.12 -130.78 -14.41 116 Connecticut -16.09 -91.19 -15.14 117 Tulsa -16.40 -102.44 -15.89 128 SMU -31.15 -252.03 -32.96 ______________________________________________ 15 Georgia Tech 16.35 109.21 16.18 21 Miami (FL) 9.75 124.92 12.54 23 Florida St. 12.67 68.72 11.77 25 Louisville 9.39 92.26 10.73 26 Clemson 8.49 103.66 10.67 33 Boston Coll. 5.87 63.93 7.01 40 Virginia Tech 5.58 49.02 6.09 45 Virginia 2.78 57.12 4.62 47 Pittsburgh 1.82 63.95 4.31 62 N.C. State -0.15 14.46 0.60 64 Duke 4.26 -53.32 0.26 78 North Carolina -3.37 -34.40 -3.91 80 Syracuse -5.75 -4.59 -4.05 122 Wake Forest -13.31 -190.93 -18.11 _____________________________________________ 2 Michigan St. 22.15 193.83 24.14 3 Ohio St. 22.86 170.19 23.47 5 Wisconsin 19.25 198.05 22.41 19 Nebraska 14.78 89.35 14.18 32 Minnesota 8.60 43.38 7.83 44 Penn St. 2.87 58.73 4.76 46 Iowa 3.12 48.60 4.43 57 Michigan 0.53 34.41 2.02 69 Northwestern -2.05 -2.23 -1.48 73 Rutgers -3.96 -14.41 -3.34 77 Maryland -0.95 -65.16 -3.79 88 Illinois -3.70 -74.58 -6.08 89 Purdue -6.05 -42.28 -6.08 99 Indiana -9.21 -64.70 -9.27 _____________________________________________ 4 TCU 24.21 136.86 22.76 8 Baylor 19.50 174.16 21.42 12 Oklahoma 19.47 130.13 19.27 17 Kansas St. 15.52 90.86 14.74 29 West Virginia 7.12 106.59 9.90 50 Texas 2.08 34.74 3.07 90 Texas Tech -8.92 -4.78 -6.18 93 Oklahoma St. -5.77 -75.39 -7.49 105 Iowa St. -10.23 -87.63 -11.06 114 Kansas -13.26 -121.01 -14.69 ______________________________________________ 6 Marshall 20.93 156.93 21.54 20 Louisiana Tech 14.82 61.13 12.84 51 West. Kentucky 3.96 8.08 3.03 58 UAB 1.60 5.34 1.33 76 Rice -3.79 -25.52 -3.76 82 UTEP -5.39 -21.66 -4.64 83 Middle Tenn. St. -3.99 -51.97 -5.18 96 Florida Intl. -6.32 -101.86 -9.14 98 Old Dominion -10.14 -51.19 -9.24 104 Tulane -13.75 -20.63 -10.17 109 Florida Atlantic -11.62 -106.54 -12.90 111 UT-San Antonio -11.71 -114.82 -13.36 115 Southern Miss -14.77 -100.33 -14.70 123 North Texas -17.84 -142.15 -18.77 _______________________________________________ 37 Notre Dame 5.39 57.46 6.37 39 BYU 5.84 47.50 6.19 48 Navy 3.88 25.69 3.83 118 Army -15.50 -139.23 -17.06 ___________________________________________ 59 W. Michigan 2.03 -6.07 1.06 60 Toledo -0.65 28.59 0.95 75 Cent. Michigan -5.22 -3.42 -3.65 81 Northern Illinois -3.31 -47.23 -4.49 91 Ohio -8.24 -31.84 -7.03 92 Buffalo -9.36 -16.60 -7.04 94 Bowling Green -6.86 -74.12 -8.16 95 Akron -9.24 -61.62 -9.14 100 Ball St. -4.51 -129.72 -9.28 101 Miami (OH) -9.34 -67.65 -9.50 110 Massachusetts -14.03 -81.05 -13.27 119 Kent St. -15.86 -136.56 -17.18 127 East. Michigan -29.05 -218.10 -29.91 ____________________________________________ 14 Boise St. 14.60 148.29 16.90 31 Colorado St. 8.36 52.28 8.10 56 Utah St. 3.17 1.34 2.18 66 Air Force 1.77 -28.63 -0.20 67 San Diego St. -2.46 19.30 -0.70 68 Nevada 2.15 -45.11 -0.75 102 Wyoming -11.55 -45.39 -9.89 103 San Jose St. -16.15 14.84 -10.05 106 Fresno St. -10.05 -102.21 -11.65 107 Hawaii -11.31 -90.98 -11.94 112 New Mexico -10.92 -142.74 -14.19 124 UNLV -19.13 -154.18 -20.21 ___________________________________________ 9 Oregon 22.64 120.90 20.94 22 UCLA 11.36 93.84 12.11 24 USC 12.03 67.24 11.27 27 Stanford 9.18 91.37 10.54 28 Arizona 12.30 38.72 10.07 34 Arizona St. 8.81 16.31 6.66 55 Washington 5.03 -23.22 2.23 63 Utah 2.96 -32.01 0.42 70 Washington St. -7.27 56.46 -2.11 72 California -2.48 -16.42 -2.45 85 Colorado -7.12 -12.65 -5.36 87 Oregon St. -6.33 -28.30 -5.59 _____________________________________________ 38 Georgia Southern 5.42 55.57 6.30 49 Arkansas St. 2.38 31.49 3.11 61 Appalachian State -2.44 50.66 0.82 71 LA Lafayette -1.90 -24.07 -2.43 84 Texas St. -5.91 -27.45 -5.27 86 South Alabama -6.29 -26.69 -5.49 97 LA Monroe -10.07 -51.04 -9.18 108 Idaho -14.99 -47.19 -12.27 121 Troy -18.90 -113.13 -18.07 125 New Mexico St. -23.33 -149.27 -22.78 126 Georgia State -24.57 -145.30 -23.40 ___________________________________________ 1 Alabama 23.72 193.23 25.16 7 Mississippi 21.89 141.68 21.44 10 Auburn 19.03 166.20 20.72 11 Georgia 20.85 116.66 19.54 13 Mississippi St. 19.44 107.41 18.15 16 Arkansas 15.78 92.15 14.98 18 LSU 14.12 99.49 14.22 30 Missouri 9.67 42.25 8.49 35 Florida 7.04 39.29 6.59 36 Tennessee 7.56 31.22 6.55 53 South Carolina 2.64 23.32 2.89 54 Texas A&M 5.20 -12.50 2.87 79 Kentucky -3.56 -33.41 -3.99 120 Vanderbilt -17.68 -127.44 -17.95

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 13 DUSHEE Rankings

Some shuffling this week, although not as much as you might expect. At this point in the season, each team has played 8-10 games against FBS competition, so even a big loss (e.g. Baylor to Okie St) doesn't dramatically swing teams, particularly teams at the top and bottom of the poll because the teams are more sparsely populated. There can still be a lot of movement in the middle of the poll because that's where the lion's share of teams are. But it was enough to allow Florida State to pass Baylor, but not by a lot. I'd be happier about this if recent events hadn't indicated that the Jimbo Fisher-era Florida State program seems to be run about the same way as the Bobby Bowden era Florida State programs. Still warms the cockles of my heart to see Baylor spit the bit ... 1 Florida St. 42.52 243.80 92.76 2 Baylor 36.44 312.33 90.42 3 Alabama 29.23 184.10 65.51 4 Ohio St. 25.59 180.05 59.35 5 Wisconsin 22.46 189.96 55.46 6 Oregon 21.56 163.04 51.20 7 Clemson 20.17 145.91 47.20 8 Arizona St. 19.09 150.98 46.04 9 Louisville 17.32 154.47 43.62 10 LSU 18.94 129.31 43.52 11 Oklahoma St. 21.60 71.23 41.56 12 Washington 16.14 140.06 40.24 13 Missouri 19.62 84.45 39.84 14 Stanford 18.31 101.42 39.57 15 Texas A&M 17.63 110.50 39.45 16 Georgia 13.30 149.46 36.75 17 Fresno St. 13.09 147.34 36.19 18 South Carolina 13.78 131.63 35.62 19 BYU 12.56 131.74 33.71 20 UCF 14.38 84.36 31.58 21 Virginia Tech 11.37 125.46 31.18 22 Auburn 15.08 68.44 30.99 23 Michigan St. 12.80 98.92 30.62 24 Kansas St. 14.67 63.23 29.80 25 Mississippi 11.37 110.44 29.58 26 Oklahoma 10.73 107.61 28.28 27 Iowa 11.33 97.39 28.15 28 East Carolina 12.51 79.32 28.09 29 Boise St. 10.18 75.75 24.05 30 UCLA 11.30 58.55 23.99 31 Northern Illinois 10.47 58.39 22.68 32 Utah St. 9.74 64.33 22.15 33 Arizona 9.80 60.08 21.79 34 Marshall 7.92 79.08 20.83 35 USC 9.24 56.67 20.55 36 Bowling Green 8.35 63.08 19.82 37 Texas Tech 5.63 93.86 18.79 38 Houston 12.29 -5.92 18.75 39 Georgia Tech 6.77 73.94 18.49 40 Mississippi St. 5.71 87.34 18.23 41 Miami (FL) 7.00 50.58 16.38 42 Notre Dame 7.29 46.04 16.35 43 Toledo 7.71 22.18 14.50 44 Michigan 8.43 6.86 14.00 45 Buffalo 6.06 21.29 11.80 46 Florida 3.08 59.15 11.11 47 Texas 4.74 28.40 10.47 48 Nebraska 4.20 36.03 10.43 49 Cincinnati 1.82 70.69 10.34 50 Utah 4.80 21.99 9.89 51 Ball St. 5.74 -0.42 9.00 52 North Carolina 4.46 14.55 8.57 53 North Texas 4.86 4.10 8.09 54 Memphis 3.85 19.11 8.08 55 Oregon St. 1.02 59.14 7.85 56 Indiana 5.23 -11.30 7.04 57 Duke 4.99 -21.10 5.63 58 Florida Atlantic 1.15 18.20 3.74 59 Rice 2.13 1.92 3.56 60 Penn St. -0.32 28.51 2.51 61 Minnesota 4.05 -36.62 2.51 62 Pittsburgh 1.78 -15.97 1.11 63 Northwestern 0.71 -2.50 0.85 64 UT-San Antonio -0.32 12.59 0.82 65 N.C. State -1.62 23.87 -0.03 66 San Diego St. -3.18 46.18 -0.13 67 Boston Coll. 2.11 -34.18 -0.29 68 West. Kentucky -4.58 51.72 -1.76 69 Vanderbilt 0.29 -31.88 -2.92 70 Navy 0.91 -41.74 -2.97 71 Colorado St. -0.65 -27.86 -3.98 72 Tennessee -1.45 -23.83 -4.81 73 Tulane -0.14 -51.43 -5.65 74 TCU -1.61 -31.42 -5.86 75 Washington St. -2.32 -24.01 -6.19 76 Middle Tenn. St. -1.80 -40.57 -7.13 77 LA Lafayette -2.60 -46.75 -9.04 78 Illinois -4.00 -36.18 -10.13 79 San Jose St. -7.38 12.71 -10.29 80 South Alabama -3.93 -39.42 -10.36 81 SMU -7.98 17.67 -10.72 82 West Virginia -4.93 -34.49 -11.42 83 Syracuse -5.59 -28.27 -11.79 84 Maryland -7.18 -23.03 -13.74 85 Tulsa -7.79 -27.18 -15.15 86 Ohio -5.09 -68.52 -15.26 87 Kent St. -6.11 -56.83 -15.63 88 Rutgers -6.63 -70.69 -17.91 89 Nevada -7.41 -72.58 -19.35 90 UNLV -8.87 -59.15 -20.23 91 Wake Forest -6.62 -92.85 -20.25 92 South Florida -9.60 -49.82 -20.39 93 Akron -9.14 -59.76 -20.72 94 Kentucky -9.17 -60.21 -20.81 95 Arkansas St. -6.24 -107.79 -21.23 96 Arkansas -10.17 -49.32 -21.24 97 Iowa St. -8.67 -77.81 -21.89 98 Wyoming -11.64 -53.06 -23.95 99 Temple -8.93 -102.14 -24.87 100 Army -13.46 -59.55 -27.51 101 Connecticut -12.83 -69.06 -27.51 102 Hawaii -12.35 -86.64 -28.62 103 Virginia -14.07 -80.59 -30.68 104 Troy -14.55 -88.88 -32.32 105 New Mexico -13.74 -122.56 -34.60 106 LA Monroe -14.47 -113.49 -34.80 107 California -20.41 -48.44 -37.29 108 Cent. Michigan -15.27 -137.54 -38.59 109 Purdue -17.08 -116.78 -39.25 110 Kansas -15.95 -135.15 -39.42 111 Colorado -18.28 -103.00 -39.69 112 Texas St. -15.65 -154.30 -40.96 113 Louisiana Tech -19.39 -102.92 -41.43 114 UAB -19.18 -131.30 -44.10 115 Georgia State -17.80 -153.30 -44.24 116 Air Force -19.30 -151.06 -46.38 117 Massachusetts -22.04 -148.50 -50.42 118 W. Michigan -24.01 -127.46 -51.31 119 UTEP -23.02 -154.26 -52.58 120 Idaho -26.35 -162.74 -58.71 121 Southern Miss -31.95 -151.10 -66.32 122 East. Michigan -29.54 -205.25 -68.24 123 New Mexico St. -30.99 -200.10 -69.98 124 Florida Intl. -32.17 -216.55 -73.57 125 Miami (OH) -28.84 -288.36 -75.92 By Conference: Rank Team P/G Y/G Score Conf 9 Louisville 17.32 154.47 43.62 AAC 20 UCF 14.38 84.36 31.58 AAC 38 Houston 12.29 -5.92 18.75 AAC 49 Cincinnati 1.82 70.69 10.34 AAC 54 Memphis 3.85 19.11 8.08 AAC 81 SMU -7.98 17.67 -10.72 AAC 88 Rutgers -6.63 -70.69 -17.91 AAC 92 South Florida -9.60 -49.82 -20.39 AAC 99 Temple -8.93 -102.14 -24.87 AAC 101 Connecticut -12.83 -69.06 -27.51 AAC 1 Florida St. 42.52 243.80 92.76 ACC 7 Clemson 20.17 145.91 47.20 ACC 21 Virginia Tech 11.37 125.46 31.18 ACC 39 Georgia Tech 6.77 73.94 18.49 ACC 41 Miami (FL) 7.00 50.58 16.38 ACC 52 North Carolina 4.46 14.55 8.57 ACC 57 Duke 4.99 -21.10 5.63 ACC 62 Pittsburgh 1.78 -15.97 1.11 ACC 65 N.C. State -1.62 23.87 -0.03 ACC 67 Boston Coll. 2.11 -34.18 -0.29 ACC 83 Syracuse -5.59 -28.27 -11.79 ACC 84 Maryland -7.18 -23.03 -13.74 ACC 91 Wake Forest -6.62 -92.85 -20.25 ACC 103 Virginia -14.07 -80.59 -30.68 ACC 4 Ohio St. 25.59 180.05 59.35 B10 5 Wisconsin 22.46 189.96 55.46 B10 23 Michigan St. 12.80 98.92 30.62 B10 27 Iowa 11.33 97.39 28.15 B10 44 Michigan 8.43 6.86 14.00 B10 48 Nebraska 4.20 36.03 10.43 B10 56 Indiana 5.23 -11.30 7.04 B10 60 Penn St. -0.32 28.51 2.51 B10 61 Minnesota 4.05 -36.62 2.51 B10 63 Northwestern 0.71 -2.50 0.85 B10 78 Illinois -4.00 -36.18 -10.13 B10 109 Purdue -17.08 -116.78 -39.25 B10 2 Baylor 36.44 312.33 90.42 B12 11 Oklahoma St. 21.60 71.23 41.56 B12 24 Kansas St. 14.67 63.23 29.80 B12 26 Oklahoma 10.73 107.61 28.28 B12 37 Texas Tech 5.63 93.86 18.79 B12 47 Texas 4.74 28.40 10.47 B12 74 TCU -1.61 -31.42 -5.86 B12 82 West Virginia -4.93 -34.49 -11.42 B12 97 Iowa St. -8.67 -77.81 -21.89 B12 110 Kansas -15.95 -135.15 -39.42 B12 28 East Carolina 12.51 79.32 28.09 CUSA 34 Marshall 7.92 79.08 20.83 CUSA 53 North Texas 4.86 4.10 8.09 CUSA 58 Florida Atlantic 1.15 18.20 3.74 CUSA 59 Rice 2.13 1.92 3.56 CUSA 64 UT-San Antonio -0.32 12.59 0.82 CUSA 73 Tulane -0.14 -51.43 -5.65 CUSA 76 Middle Tenn. St. -1.80 -40.57 -7.13 CUSA 85 Tulsa -7.79 -27.18 -15.15 CUSA 113 Louisiana Tech -19.39 -102.92 -41.43 CUSA 114 UAB -19.18 -131.30 -44.10 CUSA 119 UTEP -23.02 -154.26 -52.58 CUSA 121 Southern Miss -31.95 -151.10 -66.32 CUSA 124 Florida Intl. -32.17 -216.55 -73.57 CUSA 19 BYU 12.56 131.74 33.71 Ind 42 Notre Dame 7.29 46.04 16.35 Ind 70 Navy 0.91 -41.74 -2.97 Ind 100 Army -13.46 -59.55 -27.51 Ind 120 Idaho -26.35 -162.74 -58.71 Ind 123 New Mexico St. -30.99 -200.10 -69.98 Ind 31 Northern Illinois 10.47 58.39 22.68 MAC 36 Bowling Green 8.35 63.08 19.82 MAC 43 Toledo 7.71 22.18 14.50 MAC 45 Buffalo 6.06 21.29 11.80 MAC 51 Ball St. 5.74 -0.42 9.00 MAC 86 Ohio -5.09 -68.52 -15.26 MAC 87 Kent St. -6.11 -56.83 -15.63 MAC 93 Akron -9.14 -59.76 -20.72 MAC 108 Cent. Michigan -15.27 -137.54 -38.59 MAC 117 Massachusetts -22.04 -148.50 -50.42 MAC 118 W. Michigan -24.01 -127.46 -51.31 MAC 122 East. Michigan -29.54 -205.25 -68.24 MAC 125 Miami (OH) -28.84 -288.36 -75.92 MAC 17 Fresno St. 13.09 147.34 36.19 MWC 29 Boise St. 10.18 75.75 24.05 MWC 32 Utah St. 9.74 64.33 22.15 MWC 66 San Diego St. -3.18 46.18 -0.13 MWC 71 Colorado St. -0.65 -27.86 -3.98 MWC 79 San Jose St. -7.38 12.71 -10.29 MWC 89 Nevada -7.41 -72.58 -19.35 MWC 90 UNLV -8.87 -59.15 -20.23 MWC 98 Wyoming -11.64 -53.06 -23.95 MWC 102 Hawaii -12.35 -86.64 -28.62 MWC 105 New Mexico -13.74 -122.56 -34.60 MWC 116 Air Force -19.30 -151.06 -46.38 MWC 6 Oregon 21.56 163.04 51.20 P10 8 Arizona St. 19.09 150.98 46.04 P10 12 Washington 16.14 140.06 40.24 P10 14 Stanford 18.31 101.42 39.57 P10 30 UCLA 11.30 58.55 23.99 P10 33 Arizona 9.80 60.08 21.79 P10 35 USC 9.24 56.67 20.55 P10 50 Utah 4.80 21.99 9.89 P10 55 Oregon St. 1.02 59.14 7.85 P10 75 Washington St. -2.32 -24.01 -6.19 P10 107 California -20.41 -48.44 -37.29 P10 111 Colorado -18.28 -103.00 -39.69 P10 68 West. Kentucky -4.58 51.72 -1.76 SBC 77 LA Lafayette -2.60 -46.75 -9.04 SBC 80 South Alabama -3.93 -39.42 -10.36 SBC 95 Arkansas St. -6.24 -107.79 -21.23 SBC 104 Troy -14.55 -88.88 -32.32 SBC 106 LA Monroe -14.47 -113.49 -34.80 SBC 112 Texas St. -15.65 -154.30 -40.96 SBC 115 Georgia State -17.80 -153.30 -44.24 SBC 3 Alabama 29.23 184.10 65.51 SEC 10 LSU 18.94 129.31 43.52 SEC 13 Missouri 19.62 84.45 39.84 SEC 15 Texas A&M 17.63 110.50 39.45 SEC 16 Georgia 13.30 149.46 36.75 SEC 18 South Carolina 13.78 131.63 35.62 SEC 22 Auburn 15.08 68.44 30.99 SEC 25 Mississippi 11.37 110.44 29.58 SEC 40 Mississippi St. 5.71 87.34 18.23 SEC 46 Florida 3.08 59.15 11.11 SEC 69 Vanderbilt 0.29 -31.88 -2.92 SEC 72 Tennessee -1.45 -23.83 -4.81 SEC 94 Kentucky -9.17 -60.21 -20.81 SEC 96 Arkansas -10.17 -49.32 -21.24 SEC

Duquesne Frog

Duquesne Frog

 

Week 13 DUSHEE (2018)

Before people yell at me about Michigan only dropping one spot to #4 (still in the DUSHEE CFP), note that they had the single largest point drop of anybody in the top 25 (almost 3 points).  It was enough to drop the Wolverines past Georgia, but they had a 6-point cushion on Oklahoma, who was pretty stagnant after ekeing out a win over West Virginia.  Notre Dame actually dropped more in the rankings than Michigan after struggling to beat a very, very average USC team.  The biggest mover in the top 25 was the Bearkats of Cincinnati, jumping 8 spots and almost 4 points after destroying East Carolina.  The larger overall upward mover was Middle Tennessee who pounded what had been a borderline top-25 team, UAB, by 24 points and over 300 yards.  The biggest mover in the wrong direction was easily Duke, who fell 23 spots and over 5.5 points after inexplicably getting blown out by what had been by all counts a really bad Wake Forest team 59-7.   Frogs Week-to-Week The Frogs moved up for the second week in a row, 4 spots and 1.4 points to #66.  Just behind the Frogs is B1G West champion Northwestern and only 9 spots ahead is ACC CCG qualifier Pitt (I'm too lazy to look up what the division is called).    Opp:      @ SMU      N OhSt      @ Tex    |      ISU      Ttech          OU     |   @ Kan      KSU      @ WVU     |     @ Bay      OkSt PD:          23.60           6.00        -9.27     |     8.20       -3.50       -8.18   |     -8.20      -2.70       -25.78     |        1.40      10.80 YD:          78.40       143.55       29.82    | 140.60      26.10  -133.73   |  141.40    -90.40    -244.67      |      24.50    185.60 Score:     19.53         10.96        -4.74    |   12.28        -1.07    -11.94   |      1.39       -6.18      -29.05     |        2.12       16.20   The Frogs' performance against Okie St was their 2nd best of the season based on DUSHEE score, behind only the SMU game, and was the first time the Frogs looked like a significantly above-average team since the Iowa State game in Week 6.   Wince we don't know the Frogs' next opponent yet, let's move on to ...   Conference Championship Games Below is a look at all the conference championship games this weekend.  DUSHEE only thinks 3 are likely to be competitive: the CUSA game between UAB and MTSU is a true toss-up (after giving MTSU the home field advantage (HFA) ... UAB would be favored on a neutral field), the Pac-12 with Utah as a slight favorite, and the MWC where a Boise HFA turns that game from a toss-up to a Boise 3-point advantage.   DUSHEE gives Georgia, Texas, Northwestern, and Memphis all somewhere around a 1-in-4 to 1-in-5 chance.  Pitt is given less than a 10% chance of beating Clemson.   CCG Location Team 1 Rec DUSHEE O Team 2 Rec DUSHEE O DO Fav (Vegas) DDO + HFA Team 1 Chance SEC Atlanta, GA Georgia  11-1 25.11 Alabama  12-0 38.29 Alabama (-10.5) -13.18   27% ACC Charlotte, NC Pittsburgh  7-5 2.29 Clemson  12-0 33.95 Clemson (-23.5) -31.66   9% BXII-II Arlington, TX Texas  9-3 6.85 Oklahoma  11-1 21.04 Oklahoma (-5.5) -14.19   20% P12 Santa Clara, CA Washington  9-3 11.48 Utah  9-3 12.73 Utah (+3) -1.25   47% B1G Indianapolis, IN Northwestern  8-4 0.81 Ohio St.  11-1 18.80 Ohio St. (-13) -17.99   24% AAC Orlando, FL Memphis  8-4 5.57 UCF  11-0 18.50 UCF (-7) -12.93 -16.45 24% CUSA Murfreesboro, TN UAB 9-3 6.73 Middle Tenn. St.  8-4 3.21 UAB (+2.5) -3.52 -0.01 50% MAC Detroit, MI Northern Illinois  7-5  -2.36 Buffalo  10-2 7.04 Buffalo (-4) -9.39   33% MWC Boise, ID Fresno St.  10-2 15.49 Boise St.  10-2 15.14 Fresno St. (+1.5) -0.35 +3.16 44% SBC Boone, NC LA Lafayette  7-5  -3.56 Appalachian State 9-2 15.29 Appalachian State (-17.5) -18.85 -22.37 13%   In general, DUSHEE is higher on most of the favorites than Vegas is.  This is particularly true for Oklahoma, where Vegas likes the Sooners by 5.5 and DUSHEE likes them by 14, and UCF, where Vegas likes the Knights by a TD and DUSHEE likes them (with home field) by 16.5.  Vegas favors MTSU in the DUSHEE toss-up CUSA game by 2.5 and favors Washington by 3 when DUSHEE favors the Utes by a point to point-and-a-half.   Only two of the CCGs feature the top two teams in each conference based on their DUSHEE ranking ... the SEC and the MWC.  So, per DUSHEE's assessment, eight out of 10 CCGs are pitting inferior matchups for their respective "championships."   Conference: DUSHEE Rank (Rank in Conference) SEC: 1 Alabama (1) vs. 3 Georgia (2) ACC: 2 Clemson (1) vs 57 Pitt (6) ... 29 Miami is the 2nd ranked ACC team and would only be a 26-point dog to Clemson BXII-II: 5 Oklahoma (1) vs 35 Texas (3) ... 17 West Virginia ranks second and would only be a 6-point dog to OU P12: 22 Utah (2) vs 25 Washington (3) ... 20 Washington State ranked 1st, only 2 points separate these 3 teams B1G: 7 Ohio St. (2) vs. 67 Northwestern (11) ... 4 Michigan was the top ranked team; 19 Iowa was the top ranked team in the West AAC: 8 UCF (1) vs. 41 Memphis (4) ... 16 Cincinnati was the 2nd ranked team in the conference, Memphis was the top ranked team in the West Division CUSA: 37 UAB (2) vs 50 MTSU (5) ... 33 North Texas was the top ranked team, 44 Marshall was the top ranked team in the East Division MAC: 34 Buffalo (2) vs 79 NIU (5) ... 23 Ohio was the top ranked team, 61 Toledo was the top ranked team in the West Division MWC: 13 Fresno (1) vs 15 Boise (2) SBC: 14 App St. (1) vs. 87 ULaLa (5) ... 53 Arkansas State was the 2nd ranked team and the top ranked team in the side of the bracket ULaLa was on   Conference Ratings Unfortunately, this season, the SEC really was far and away the best conference in college football.  As we have discussed before, there are many ways to judge the "best" conference and pretty much any way you look at it ... SEC.   Top of the conference?  They have 6 teams in the top 20.  The Pac 12 has 1 ... Washington State at #20.  The ACC has 1 ... Clemson ... and their second best team, Miami, is 29th.  The Big XII-II has 2 teams in the top 20, same as the Mountain West.  The B1G has four.   Bottom of the conference?  The SEC had two clearly below average teams, Arkansas and Tennessee.  The ACC had six.  The B1G and Big XII-II both had three.  The Pac 12 has five.   Conference average?  The average SEC team is nearly a TD better than the average B1G or BXII-II team and would be a 9-10 point favorite on a neutral field against the average P12 or ACC team.  The average ACC team is closer to an average Sun Belt team than an average SEC team.   SEC 10.77 B10 4.32 B12 4.15 P12 1.77 ACC 0.82 AAC -2.15 MWC -2.51 MAC -5.51 CUSA -5.62 SBC -6.19   Yet another reason why this season has sucked.   Performances of the Week Top 3 48.30 Ohio St. vs. Michigan (23 MOV, 166 YM) 47.40 Cincinnati vs. ECU (50 MOV, 338 YM) 45.64 Middle Tennessee St. vs. UAB (24 MOV, 305 YM)   Bottom 3 -56.59 Duke vs. Wake (-52 MOV, -266 YM) -42.17 Louisville vs. Kentucky (-46 MOV, -292 YM) -39.58 Central Michigan at Toledo (-38 MOV, -292 YM)   Overall Rankings   Week 13   Rank Team PD YD Score Rk +/- Score +/- 1 Alabama  37.01 280.91 38.29 0 -0.72 2 Clemson  32.88 248.04 33.95 0 -2.08 3 Georgia  25.14 172.21 25.11 1 1.40 4 Michigan  22.12 200.75 24.48 -1 -2.82 5 Oklahoma  19.91 160.35 21.04 0 -0.43 6 Mississippi St.  18.35 150.92 19.55 0 1.18 7 Ohio St.  17.12 152.37 18.80 4 2.91 8 UCF  20.66 97.49 18.50 1 1.18 9 Notre Dame  17.43 116.20 17.25 -2 -0.89 10 Missouri  17.25 117.16 17.18 3 1.46 11 Penn St.  17.13 99.04 16.22 6 1.64 12 Texas A&M  12.95 146.44 15.73 -4 -1.71 13 Fresno St.  16.93 86.80 15.49 -3 -0.79 14 Appalachian State 15.42 103.39 15.29 4 1.15 15 Boise St.  15.13 104.23 15.14 4 1.02 16 Cincinnati  14.01 119.62 15.14 8 3.79 17 West Virginia  15.23 101.18 15.06 -1 0.29 18 LSU  14.68 93.08 14.30 -4 -1.14 19 Iowa  14.51 84.01 13.75 -4 -1.46 20 Washington St.  12.86 106.15 13.72 -8 -2.10 21 Utah St.  16.63 50.92 13.55 -1 -0.21 22 Utah  12.96 84.43 12.73 -1 -0.90 23 Ohio  12.27 84.20 12.26 -1 -0.20 24 Temple  12.35 75.14 11.88 -1 -0.56 25 Washington  10.65 90.43 11.48 4 2.38 26 Army  12.21 65.97 11.34 -1 0.06 27 Florida  10.68 71.15 10.57 6 1.99 28 Auburn  10.25 35.12 8.53 2 -0.50 29 Miami (FL)  7.46 68.89 8.32 7 0.22 30 N.C. State  8.43 49.70 8.03 -3 -1.81 31 Kentucky  9.31 36.37 7.97 9 1.82 32 Purdue  7.56 44.00 7.18 3 -1.02 33 North Texas  6.06 64.41 7.16 -5 -2.29 34 Buffalo  6.52 55.45 7.04 10 2.10 35 Texas  8.10 29.96 6.85 -1 -1.48 36 Wisconsin  5.20 68.22 6.77 -4 -2.12 37 UAB 4.93 71.02 6.73 -11 -3.37 38 Michigan St.  5.47 52.92 6.21 -7 -2.79 39 Syracuse  7.11 21.88 5.80 7 1.76 40 Iowa St.  7.24 18.77 5.74 -2 -1.10 41 Memphis  5.10 44.74 5.57 19 3.15 42 South Carolina  6.24 24.65 5.36 8 1.70 43 Oklahoma St.  4.82 40.35 5.17 -6 -2.11 44 Marshall  5.18 27.66 4.80 8 1.16 45 Stanford  7.29 -4.72 4.63 -6 -1.96 46 Florida Atlantic  1.28 77.64 4.62 -3 -0.51 47 BYU  3.16 45.29 4.30 -2 0.23 48 Oregon  4.52 15.51 3.77 6 0.44 49 Georgia Tech  2.87 29.99 3.37 -7 -2.19 50 Middle Tenn. St.  4.04 10.67 3.21 28 4.94 51 Vanderbilt  5.76 -14.31 3.15 12 1.97 52 Arizona St.  3.68 13.72 3.12 1 -0.52 53 Arkansas St.  1.44 40.64 2.93 11 1.79 54 Texas Tech  2.58 18.21 2.60 -13 -3.12 55 Houston  4.07 -5.45 2.45 -8 -1.53 56 Nebraska  -0.18 51.33 2.37 5 0.41 57 Pittsburgh  3.14 4.06 2.29 -6 -1.35 58 Miami (OH)  2.60 8.77 2.16 9 1.64 59 Air Force  0.65 31.81 1.97 -1 -0.58 60 Southern Miss  -1.06 52.88 1.86 6 1.26 61 Toledo  4.02 -17.45 1.83 13 2.82 62 Boston Coll.  3.57 -15.91 1.61 -6 -1.35 63 Virginia  1.83 7.89 1.60 -15 -2.27 64 Minnesota  1.94 -0.24 1.28 8 2.04 65 Maryland  2.11 -3.14 1.26 -16 -2.44 66 TCU  -0.69 27.38 0.86 4 1.39 67 Northwestern  2.79 -21.58 0.81 -12 -2.46 68 Troy  1.35 -6.84 0.57 3 1.14 69 Arizona  -3.67 58.69 0.40 -1 0.48 70 East. Michigan  0.39 -1.29 0.20 -8 -1.23 71 Georgia Southern 4.36 -56.98 0.15 -2 0.58 72 Mississippi  -3.38 48.55 0.10 -15 -2.70 73 Wyoming  -0.77 6.22 -0.21 6 1.91 74 USC  -0.59 -2.22 -0.50 2 0.79 75 San Diego St.  -0.68 -4.25 -0.66 -10 -1.29 76 Nevada  -2.99 10.84 -1.47 -3 -0.56 77 Florida Intl.  0.15 -38.12 -1.75 8 2.17 78 California  -1.45 -19.21 -1.90 2 0.28 79 Northern Illinois  -1.03 -34.42 -2.36 -4 -1.32 80 UCLA  -3.16 -5.37 -2.37 4 0.64 81 Indiana  -3.75 -1.47 -2.57 1 -0.13 82 Duke  -1.30 -45.90 -3.09 -23 -5.57 83 W. Michigan  -7.04 31.35 -3.17 5 1.01 84 Tulane  -3.62 -16.82 -3.23 -3 -0.85 85 Baylor  -5.34 4.58 -3.34 5 1.23 86 Colorado  -5.14 -0.16 -3.43 -3 -0.48 87 LA Lafayette  -4.21 -15.62 -3.56 4 1.05 88 Kansas St.  -1.30 -63.09 -3.93 -1 0.14 89 Tennessee  -3.70 -36.87 -4.25 -12 -2.59 90 Wake Forest  -3.45 -47.16 -4.58 10 4.45 91 Louisiana Tech  -6.23 -18.80 -5.07 -2 -0.57 92 UNC-Charlotte -8.52 -9.67 -6.15 2 0.30 93 South Florida  -7.32 -44.13 -7.02 0 -0.59 94 East Carolina  -11.77 15.08 -7.12 -8 -3.11 95 Florida St.  -8.40 -33.07 -7.21 -3 -1.61 96 SMU  -6.46 -72.77 -7.83 -1 -0.43 97 Hawaii  -7.95 -55.62 -8.00 7 1.93 98 Virginia Tech  -8.85 -50.89 -8.37 -1 0.41 99 North Carolina  -10.41 -29.82 -8.39 -3 0.23 100 Kansas  -7.21 -76.66 -8.52 -1 0.50 101 Navy  -7.25 -84.62 -8.93 0 0.74 102 LA Monroe  -10.69 -49.65 -9.53 0 0.19 103 Ball St.  -9.73 -79.32 -10.33 0 -0.50 104 Arkansas  -12.59 -49.10 -10.77 -6 -1.99 105 Tulsa  -11.47 -91.78 -12.10 1 0.61 106 Colorado St.  -16.45 -52.28 -13.50 3 0.96 107 West. Kentucky  -13.08 -99.60 -13.55 3 1.39 108 UNLV  -13.62 -106.17 -14.23 4 1.33 109 Coastal Carolina -13.21 -120.05 -14.63 -4 -2.05 110 Old Dominion -15.89 -89.45 -14.93 -3 -1.39 111 Georgia State -14.95 -111.72 -15.38 0 0.00 112 Liberty -13.97 -126.51 -15.45 -4 -1.22 113 Akron  -13.51 -156.42 -16.59 3 1.69 114 Massachusetts -17.77 -117.85 -17.56 1 -0.21 115 Rutgers  -17.13 -130.22 -17.73 3 0.94 116 New Mexico  -14.23 -170.76 -17.77 -3 -2.09 117 Illinois  -18.49 -124.32 -18.35 5 1.35 118 Texas St. -17.58 -137.42 -18.38 1 0.69 119 Cent. Michigan  -18.30 -131.86 -18.59 -5 -1.53 120 Bowling Green  -20.12 -110.96 -18.79 -3 -0.47 121 South Alabama -19.99 -123.79 -19.33 3 1.81 122 Kent St.  -20.10 -132.29 -19.81 4 2.48 123 Oregon St.  -20.97 -133.21 -20.44 -3 -1.31 124 UTEP  -20.80 -135.60 -20.44 -1 -0.22 125 San Jose St.  -17.14 -186.89 -20.49 0 1.78 126 Louisville  -23.53 -126.58 -21.83 -5 -2.14 127 Rice  -21.12 -162.66 -21.97 0 1.79 128 UT-San Antonio -19.65 -209.67 -23.26 1 2.61 129 New Mexico St.  -24.51 -157.90 -24.00 -1 1.56 130 Connecticut  -30.84 -259.36 -33.13 0 -0.30   By Conference AAC 8 UCF  20.66 97.49 18.50 16 Cincinnati  14.01 119.62 15.14 24 Temple  12.35 75.14 11.88 41 Memphis  5.10 44.74 5.57 55 Houston  4.07 -5.45 2.45 84 Tulane  -3.62 -16.82 -3.23 93 South Florida  -7.32 -44.13 -7.02 94 East Carolina  -11.77 15.08 -7.12 96 SMU  -6.46 -72.77 -7.83 101 Navy  -7.25 -84.62 -8.93 105 Tulsa  -11.47 -91.78 -12.10 130 Connecticut  -30.84 -259.36 -33.13   ACC 2 Clemson  32.88 248.04 33.95 29 Miami (FL)  7.46 68.89 8.32 30 N.C. State  8.43 49.70 8.03 39 Syracuse  7.11 21.88 5.80 49 Georgia Tech  2.87 29.99 3.37 57 Pittsburgh  3.14 4.06 2.29 62 Boston Coll.  3.57 -15.91 1.61 63 Virginia  1.83 7.89 1.60 82 Duke  -1.30 -45.90 -3.09 90 Wake Forest  -3.45 -47.16 -4.58 95 Florida St.  -8.40 -33.07 -7.21 98 Virginia Tech  -8.85 -50.89 -8.37 99 North Carolina  -10.41 -29.82 -8.39 126 Louisville  -23.53 -126.58 -21.83   B1G 4 Michigan  22.12 200.75 24.48 7 Ohio St.  17.12 152.37 18.80 11 Penn St.  17.13 99.04 16.22 19 Iowa  14.51 84.01 13.75 32 Purdue  7.56 44.00 7.18 36 Wisconsin  5.20 68.22 6.77 38 Michigan St.  5.47 52.92 6.21 56 Nebraska  -0.18 51.33 2.37 64 Minnesota  1.94 -0.24 1.28 65 Maryland  2.11 -3.14 1.26 67 Northwestern  2.79 -21.58 0.81 81 Indiana  -3.75 -1.47 -2.57 115 Rutgers  -17.13 -130.22 -17.73 117 Illinois  -18.49 -124.32 -18.35   BXII-II 5 Oklahoma  19.91 160.35 21.04 17 West Virginia  15.23 101.18 15.06 35 Texas  8.10 29.96 6.85 40 Iowa St.  7.24 18.77 5.74 43 Oklahoma St.  4.82 40.35 5.17 54 Texas Tech  2.58 18.21 2.60 66 TCU  -0.69 27.38 0.86 85 Baylor  -5.34 4.58 -3.34 88 Kansas St.  -1.30 -63.09 -3.93 100 Kansas  -7.21 -76.66 -8.52   CUSA 33 North Texas  6.06 64.41 7.16 37 UAB 4.93 71.02 6.73 44 Marshall  5.18 27.66 4.80 46 Florida Atlantic  1.28 77.64 4.62 50 Middle Tenn. St.  4.04 10.67 3.21 60 Southern Miss  -1.06 52.88 1.86 77 Florida Intl.  0.15 -38.12 -1.75 91 Louisiana Tech  -6.23 -18.80 -5.07 92 UNC-Charlotte -8.52 -9.67 -6.15 107 West. Kentucky  -13.08 -99.60 -13.55 110 Old Dominion -15.89 -89.45 -14.93 124 UTEP  -20.80 -135.60 -20.44 127 Rice  -21.12 -162.66 -21.97 128 UT-San Antonio -19.65 -209.67 -23.26   Indies 9 Notre Dame  17.43 116.20 17.25 26 Army  12.21 65.97 11.34 47 BYU  3.16 45.29 4.30 112 Liberty -13.97 -126.51 -15.45 114 Massachusetts -17.77 -117.85 -17.56 129 New Mexico St.  -24.51 -157.90 -24.00   MAC 23 Ohio  12.27 84.20 12.26 34 Buffalo  6.52 55.45 7.04 58 Miami (OH)  2.60 8.77 2.16 61 Toledo  4.02 -17.45 1.83 70 East. Michigan  0.39 -1.29 0.20 79 Northern Illinois  -1.03 -34.42 -2.36 83 W. Michigan  -7.04 31.35 -3.17 103 Ball St.  -9.73 -79.32 -10.33 113 Akron  -13.51 -156.42 -16.59 119 Cent. Michigan  -18.30 -131.86 -18.59 120 Bowling Green  -20.12 -110.96 -18.79 122 Kent St.  -20.10 -132.29 -19.81   MWC 13 Fresno St.  16.93 86.80 15.49 15 Boise St.  15.13 104.23 15.14 21 Utah St.  16.63 50.92 13.55 59 Air Force  0.65 31.81 1.97 73 Wyoming  -0.77 6.22 -0.21 75 San Diego St.  -0.68 -4.25 -0.66 76 Nevada  -2.99 10.84 -1.47 97 Hawaii  -7.95 -55.62 -8.00 106 Colorado St.  -16.45 -52.28 -13.50 108 UNLV  -13.62 -106.17 -14.23 116 New Mexico  -14.23 -170.76 -17.77 125 San Jose St.  -17.14 -186.89 -20.49   P12 20 Washington St.  12.86 106.15 13.72 22 Utah  12.96 84.43 12.73 25 Washington  10.65 90.43 11.48 45 Stanford  7.29 -4.72 4.63 48 Oregon  4.52 15.51 3.77 52 Arizona St.  3.68 13.72 3.12 69 Arizona  -3.67 58.69 0.40 74 USC  -0.59 -2.22 -0.50 78 California  -1.45 -19.21 -1.90 80 UCLA  -3.16 -5.37 -2.37 86 Colorado  -5.14 -0.16 -3.43 123 Oregon St.  -20.97 -133.21 -20.44   SBC 14 Appalachian State 15.42 103.39 15.29 53 Arkansas St.  1.44 40.64 2.93 68 Troy  1.35 -6.84 0.57 71 Georgia Southern 4.36 -56.98 0.15 87 LA Lafayette  -4.21 -15.62 -3.56 102 LA Monroe  -10.69 -49.65 -9.53 109 Coastal Carolina -13.21 -120.05 -14.63 111 Georgia State -14.95 -111.72 -15.38 118 Texas St. -17.58 -137.42 -18.38 121 South Alabama -19.99 -123.79 -19.33   SEC 1 Alabama  37.01 280.91 38.29 3 Georgia  25.14 172.21 25.11 6 Mississippi St.  18.35 150.92 19.55 10 Missouri  17.25 117.16 17.18 12 Texas A&M  12.95 146.44 15.73 18 LSU  14.68 93.08 14.30 27 Florida  10.68 71.15 10.57 28 Auburn  10.25 35.12 8.53 31 Kentucky  9.31 36.37 7.97 42 South Carolina  6.24 24.65 5.36 51 Vanderbilt  5.76 -14.31 3.15 72 Mississippi  -3.38 48.55 0.10 89 Tennessee  -3.70 -36.87 -4.25 104 Arkansas  -12.59 -49.10 -10.77  

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