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Rating teams based on All-time poll rankings

BB73

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This has been updated after the final polls for the 2022 season.

OK, here's how this was calculated. I took each team's ranking in every year-end poll since the AP started in 1936. Once 2 polls were involved (the Coaches Poll started in 1950), I always used the higher ranking. Sliding scale points were awarded for every year that a team ended up ranked, and 10 points were deducted for each losing season. The scale was determined before seeing where teams ended up.

For each year since 1936, a team earns points based on these criteria:

NC (#1) in either poll = 100 points
02 -> 05 = 65, 55, 50, 45 points, respectively
06 -> 10 = 40, 37, 34, 32, 30 points
11 -> 20 = 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 points
21 -> 25 = 08, 06, 04, 03, 02 points
non-ranked, but .500 or above = 0 points
losing record for the year = minus 10 points

Here are the all-time totals, updated after the 2022 final polls:

01. 3044 - Alabama
02. 2861 - Ohio State
03. 2778 - Oklahoma (-10 for losing record in 2022)
04. 2534 - Notre Dame
05. 2179 - Michigan
06. 2113 - USC
07. 1801 - Texas
08. 1640 - Nebraska (-10 for losing record in 2022)
09. 1636 - Penn State
10. 1505 - Tennessee
11. 1499 - Georgia
12. 1413 - LSU
13. 1359 - Florida State
14. 1195 - Florida (-10 for losing record in 2022)
15. 1193 - Miami (-10 for losing record in 2022)
16. 1143 - Auburn (-10 for losing record in 2022)
17. 0975 - Clemson
18. 0877 - Michigan State (-10 for losing record in 2022)
19. 0862 - UCLA
20. 0710 - Arkansas
21. 0689 - Washington
22. 0545 - Texas A&M (-10 for losing record in 2022)
23. 0522 - Georgia Tech (-10 for losing record in 2022)
24. 0509 - Wisconsin
25. 0507 - Ole Miss
26. 0419 - Pittsburgh

Other schools: Iowa (353), Minnesota (351), Colorado (303), Oregon (298), Boise St (278), Syracuse (267), Army (259), Stanford (245), BYU (221), Va Tech (218), West Va (174), Oklahoma St (39), Purdue (35), and Illinois (-87).

EDIT - below are 2004 totals.
See post #13 for 2005 totals.
See post #22 for 2006 totals.
See post #24 for 2007 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #38 for 2008 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #39 for 2009 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #60 for 2010 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #62 for 2011 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #63 for 2012 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #64 for 2013 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #65 for 2014 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #66 for 2015 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #68 for 2016 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #70 for 2017 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #71 for 2018 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #72 for 2019 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #78 for 2020 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.
See post #79 for 2021 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.

See post #84 for 2022 totals, including the addition of points for pre-1936 MNCs.


Ratings after the 2004 season (original post in this thread):

01. 2240 - Oklahoma (passed ND this year)
02. 2217 - Notre Dame
03. 1994 - Ohio State (passed Bama this year)
04. 1986 - Alabama
05. 1932 - Michigan
06. 1697 - USC
07. 1676 - Nebraska
08. 1515 - Texas
09. 1513 - Tennessee
10. 1360 - Penn State
11. 1165 - Miami
12. 1100 - Florida State
13. 0894 - Georgia
14. 0876 - Auburn
15. 0875 - UCLA
16. 0844 - LSU
17. 0766 - Florida
18. 0688 - Michigan State
19. 0687 - Arkansas
20. 0619 - Washington
21. 0525 - Georgia Tech
22. 0479 - Ole Miss
23. 0444 - Texas A&M
24. 0433 - Colorado
25. 0429 - Pittsburgh
26. 0409 - Minnesota

Other schools: Clemson(388), Syracuse(367), Army(347), Iowa(258), Wisconsin(209), Purdue(145)
 
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BB73

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Apr 28, 2004
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This has been updated after the final polls for the 2005 season.

OK, here's how this was calculated. I took each team's ranking in every year-end poll since the AP started in 1936. Once 2 polls were involved, I always used the higher ranking. Sliding scale points were awarded for every year that a team ended up ranked, and 10 points were deducted for each losing season. The scale was determined before seeing where teams ended up.

For each year since 1936, a team earns points based on these criteria:

NC (#1) in either poll = 100 points
02 -> 05 = 65, 55, 50, 45 points, respectively
06 -> 10 = 40, 37, 34, 32, 30 points
11 -> 20 = 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 points
21 -> 25 = 08, 06, 04, 03, 02 points
non-ranked, but .500 or above = 0 points
losing record for the year = minus 10 points

Here are the all-time totals, updated after the 2005 final polls:

01. 2249 - Notre Dame (re-passed Oklahoma this year)
02. 2246 - Oklahoma
03. 2044 - Ohio State (passed Bama after 2004)
04. 2020 - Alabama
05. 1932 - Michigan (zero points this year)
06. 1762 - USC
07. 1679 - Nebraska
08. 1615 - Texas
09. 1503 - Tennessee
10. 1415 - Penn State
11. 1181 - Miami
12. 1104 - Florida State
13. 0924 - Georgia
14. 0899 - UCLA
15. 0898 - Auburn
16. 0889 - LSU
17. 0792 - Florida
18. 0678 - Michigan State
19. 0677 - Arkansas
20. 0609 - Washington
21. 0525 - Georgia Tech
22. 0469 - Ole Miss
23. 0434 - Texas A&M
24. 0433 - Colorado
25. 0419 - Pittsburgh
26. 0409 - Minnesota

Other schools: Clemson(396), Syracuse(357), Army(337), Iowa(258), Wisconsin(229), Purdue(135)
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MightbeaBuck

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01. 2249 - Notre Dame (re-passed Oklahoma this year)
02. 2246 - Oklahoma
03. 2044 - Ohio State (passed Bama after 2004)
04. 2020 - Alabama
05. 1932 - Michigan (zero points this year)
06. 1762 - USC
07. 1679 - Nebraska
08. 1615 - Texas
I can't see 'Bama re-passing us anytime in the near future. Instead, tOSU will probably widen the gap in (at least) the next year or two.
We should also gain on Choklahoma / Notre Shame in that period. But again, I can't see us catching them for at least several years. Though our MNational Championship next year will significantly close the gap:)
Glad to see we are ahead of the more, well, bragful, schools, f.e. Nebraska, the Florida schools...

On a mixed feeling note:
Our fellow B10 school in the top five will drop down behind USC in the next three or four years
 
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