2013 Season

Compu-Picks Ratings: Week 13

This article is a continuation of Part One, a detailed rating of all 1-A teams and discussion of some of the top teams. Below is a table showing the team performances in each game played by Auburn, Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon, sorted from best to worst. Some commentary follows below the table.

Team Performance Rankings
Rank Team Opp Name Loc Score
1 Oregon Washington AWAY 45 - 24
2 Oregon UCLA HOME 42 - 14
3 Baylor Oklahoma HOME 41 - 12
4 Oregon Washington State HOME 62 - 38
5 Baylor Texas Tech NEUTRAL 63 - 34
6 Auburn Tennessee AWAY 55 - 23
7 Baylor Buffalo HOME 70 - 13
8 Oregon Colorado AWAY 57 - 16
9 Oregon Tennessee HOME 59 - 14
10 Baylor Iowa State HOME 71 - 7
11 Baylor Kansas State AWAY 35 - 25
12 Oregon Utah HOME 44 - 21
13 Ohio State Wisconsin HOME 31 - 24
14 Ohio State Purdue AWAY 56 - 0
15 Ohio State Penn State HOME 63 - 14
16 Oregon Virginia AWAY 59 - 10
17 Ohio State Indiana HOME 42 - 14
18 Baylor Kansas AWAY 59 - 14
19 Ohio State Illinois AWAY 60 - 35
20 Auburn Texas A&M AWAY 45 - 41
21 Ohio State Buffalo HOME 40 - 20
22 Auburn Georgia HOME 43 - 38
23 Auburn Florida Atlantic HOME 45 - 10
24 Ohio State Iowa HOME 34 - 24
25 Ohio State San Diego State HOME 42 - 7
26 Auburn Mississippi HOME 30 - 22
27 Oregon California HOME 55 - 16
28 Auburn Arkansas AWAY 35 - 17
29 Baylor Louisiana-Monroe HOME 70 - 7
30 Baylor West Virginia HOME 73 - 42
31 Ohio State Northwestern AWAY 40 - 30
32 Oregon Stanford AWAY 20 - 26
33 Auburn Washington State HOME 31 - 24
34 Auburn Arkansas State HOME 38 - 9
35 Ohio State California AWAY 52 - 34
36 Auburn Mississippi State HOME 24 - 20
37 Auburn Louisiana State AWAY 21 - 35
38 Baylor Oklahoma State AWAY 17 - 49
39 Oregon Arizona AWAY 16 - 42
Team Avg Rank Best Worst
Auburn 26.50 6 37
Baylor 16.78 3 38
Ohio State 21.40 13 35
Oregon 15.00 1 39

It's interesting to note that what's keeping Auburn down and what's keeping Ohio State down on this list is quite a bit different. In Auburn's case, the Tigers have played a legitimate schedule, but have simply struggled on a consistent basis, winning many of their games by close or very close margins. The Tigers won impressively at Tennessee, but their other convincing wins came against weak opponents Ark State, Arkansas and FAU. They also squeaked by both Mississippi State and Washington State, and while they don't have either of the two worst showings here (that's Oregon and Baylor's week 13 losses), they do occupy a big chunk of the bottom quartile of the list (four of the bottom ten), with only one top ten performance to help balance it out.

Ohio State, on the other hand, has dominated much more often, but as with Auburn, those dominant showings have been almost always against weak opponents. Purdue, Cal and San Diego State are simply poor opponents, and Buffalo and Penn State are mediocre, ranking 69th and 54th respectively. The Buckeyes don't have any single really bad performance dragging down their score, but they don't have anything close to a great performance to hang their hats on either. There's a whole lot of "pretty good" but a dearth of "great." And unlike some other systems (and some human voters), there are no special bonus points for consistency. And without special bonus points for consistency, the Buckeyes' lack of any performances in the top quartile of this list really starts to tell. This article is subject to the Compu-Picks terms of use

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