The RTT computer BlogPoll ballot: raw numbers, week fifteen

This here's the RTT Ready, Fire, Aim BlogPoll computer ballot. For a complete refresher on what we're doing, go here, here, here, and here. You can also hit the "blogpoll" tag below the post for a list of all of the related stories.
Rank
Team
AVG R
W AVG
1
Florida
18.64
52.94
2
Oklahoma
25.09
63.46
3
Alabama
27.00
70.29
4
Texas
27.36
95.02
5
Texas Tech
37.18
104.98
6
Ohio St.
28.27
125.20
7
Penn St.
16.09
126.14
8
Southern California
18.27
130.17
9
Utah
21.73
146.95
10
Cincinnati
36.27
156.11
11
Boise St.
26.91
158.41
12
Georgia
37.91
170.84
13
TCU
18.91
170.87
14
Oklahoma St.
38.82
177.85
15
Pittsburgh
49.36
186.84
16
Georgia Tech
47.36
188.95
17
Michigan St.
58.91
201.85
18
Northwestern
43.27
205.43
19
Oregon
50.18
209.38
20
Ball St.
39.45
216.60
21
BYU
46.18
230.18
22
Western Mich.
47.36
239.49
23
Missouri
43.73
254.78
24
Virginia Tech
48.55
259.10
25
Boston College
43.82
260.20
26
Tulsa
51.64
276.94
27
Mississippi
22.82
277.30
28
Florida St.
35.27
283.06
29
Rice
65.00
283.86
30
Nebraska
37.82
287.86
31
Oregon St.
34.73
288.65
32
Iowa
32.27
291.52
33
North Carolina
51.18
293.20
34
West Virginia
44.18
294.40

Full chart, links to explanations, and initial CBS BlogPoll ballot below.

Prior tweaks to the system: (1) added experience ratings; (2) adjusted the weighting with a "square root of the sum of the squares." Why? I'll you why: I don't know. (3) revised the way tied teams were ranked; (4) began sorting the win/loss category based on losing percentage to hopefully alleviate the penalty to teams with early byes; (5) (a) adjusted the weighting of the win/loss factor and (b) adjusted the strength of schedule factor by subjecting the NCAA past opposition figures to a strength of conference rating. Conferences were divided into two categories: BCS and non-BCS; and (6) modified the Conference Ratings so that there were three categories instead of just BCS and non-BCS. The new categories are (a) the SEC and the Big12, (b) the other BCS conferences, and (c) the non-BCS conferences.

Tweaks for this week:

  • None.
  • The categories again: Win/Loss, Strength of Schedule, Pass Efficiency Defense, Rush Defense, 3rd Down Offense, Total Defense, Pass Efficiency Offense, Experience, Opponents Points Per Game, Total Offense, and 3rd Down Defense. The AVG R column is Average Ranking, and the last column is Weighted Average.
  • The current weighting of the categories: 100, 15, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Then tweaked by the square root of the sum of the squares maneuver.
  • Current spreadsheet here.

All right, then. The Top 35, according to the computer:

Rank
Team
WL
SOS
PED
RD
3DO
TD
PEO
EXP
OPPG
TO
3DD
AVG R
W AVG
1
Florida
3
3
2
16
13
9
5
116
5
18
15
18.64
52.94
2
Oklahoma
3
1
41
18
7
65
1
59
57
3
21
25.09
63.46
3
Alabama
3
22
13
4
36
3
56
95
6
56
3
27.00
70.29
4
Texas
7
5
59
2
2
50
2
116
20
9
29
27.36
95.02
5
Texas Tech
7
7
69
45
4
72
10
68
68
4
55
37.18
104.98
6
Ohio St.
12
26
11
20
32
8
26
59
7
78
32
28.27
125.20
7
Penn St.
7
59
6
8
6
5
19
38
4
15
10
16.09
126.14
8
Southern California
7
60
1
5
25
1
13
72
1
14
2
18.27
130.17
9
Utah
1
79
22
14
24
18
16
14
12
31
8
21.73
146.95
10
Cincinnati
11
51
28
13
102
26
27
59
26
50
6
36.27
156.11
11
Boise St.
1
83
3
15
27
16
9
114
3
13
12
26.91
158.41
12
Georgia
17
2
56
41
39
28
15
90
64
21
44
37.91
170.84
13
TCU
12
71
4
1
8
2
48
26
2
29
5
18.91
170.87
14
Oklahoma St.
17
11
77
27
17
86
4
45
70
7
66
38.82
177.85
15
Pittsburgh
17
33
47
37
82
31
74
77
46
63
36
49.36
186.84
16
Georgia Tech
17
41
40
22
67
23
78
109
22
46
56
47.36
188.95
17
Michigan St.
17
45
27
72
93
62
81
68
42
66
75
58.91
201.85
18
Northwestern
17
65
28
36
23
53
84
59
23
62
26
43.27
205.43
19
Oregon
17
62
57
24
61
80
57
38
78
8
70
50.18
209.38
20
Ball St.
3
113
30
61
9
55
6
53
21
11
72
39.45
216.60
21
BYU
12
103
58
65
3
58
12
49
34
17
97
46.18
230.18
22
Western Mich.
17
89
63
58
33
83
18
14
53
25
68
47.36
239.49
23
Missouri
26
9
81
39
5
99
8
32
75
6
101
43.73
254.78
24
Virginia Tech
26
35
34
19
77
7
98
105
13
107
13
48.55
259.10
25
Boston College
26
40
7
7
91
6
103
68
19
94
21
43.82
260.20
26
Tulsa
15
118
110
44
1
84
3
49
82
2
60
51.64
276.94
27
Mississippi
30
10
43
6
38
15
25
26
14
37
7
22.82
277.30
28
Florida St.
30
25
25
34
29
13
91
53
32
55
1
35.27
283.06
29
Rice
17
110
96
102
12
114
7
32
107
10
108
65.00
283.86
30
Nebraska
30
14
89
29
15
66
14
32
83
12
32
37.82
287.86
31
Oregon St.
30
38
46
46
44
33
31
12
61
27
14
34.73
288.65
32
Iowa
30
49
8
10
64
12
44
53
8
52
25
32.27
291.52
33
North Carolina
30
44
26
57
35
62
37
72
29
95
76
51.18
293.20
34
West Virginia
30
50
14
47
60
35
40
53
9
65
83
44.18
294.40

 

Candidates for human override:

Possibly out of order

  • Texas Tech and Texas
  • Florida and Oklahoma
  • Others?

Possibly too high

  • Pittsburgh
  • Western Michigan
  • Others?

Possibly too low

  • Southern Cal
  • Utah
  • Boise State
  • Others?

Any others that you see?

Current draft ballot, without any interventions, will be added as soon as the switch is flipped.

Rank Team Delta
1 Florida --
2 Oklahoma 1
3 Alabama 1
4 Texas --
5 Texas Tech --
6 Ohio State 1
7 Penn State 1
8 Southern Cal --
9 Utah --
10 Cincinnati 1
11 Boise State 1
12 Georgia --
13 TCU --
14 Oklahoma State --
15 Pittsburgh 11
16 Georgia Tech --
17 Michigan State 1
18 Northwestern 1
19 Oregon 1
20 Ball State 2
21 Brigham Young --
22 Western Michigan 1
23 Missouri 8
24 Virginia Tech 2
25 Boston College 8

Dropped Out: Mississippi (#24), Florida State (#25).
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