J-Train College Football Computer Rankings, 2017 Pre-Bowls

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More information on this system can be found here. Conference rankings are listed at the bottom. Thanks to Ken Massey for the data. These rankings are included on Massey’s ranking composite page.

Rk Team Record SOS Rating % Bhnd % Bhnd 1st Prev
1 Clemson 12-1 21 72.38 1
2 Wisconsin 12-1 20 72.34 0.1% 0.1% 2
3 Georgia 12-1 28 71.68 1.3% 1.0% 3
4 Penn St 10-2 15 71.08 1.2% 1.8% 4
5 Ohio St 11-2 6 71.02 0.1% 1.9% 5
6 Alabama 11-1 51 69.70 2.6% 3.7% 6
7 Oklahoma 12-1 41 69.20 1.0% 4.4% 7
8 Notre Dame 9-3 2 69.06 0.3% 4.6% 8
9 UCF 12-0 81 68.63 0.9% 5.2% 9
10 Auburn 10-3 23 67.25 2.7% 7.1% 10
11 Washington 10-2 63 66.21 2.1% 8.5% 11
12 USC 11-2 22 65.49 1.4% 9.5% 12
13 Miami FL 10-2 27 65.18 0.6% 9.9% 13
14 Michigan St 9-3 5 63.42 3.5% 12.4% 14
15 TCU 10-3 50 63.30 0.2% 12.5% 15
16 Michigan 8-4 8 63.18 0.2% 12.7% 16
17 Northwestern 9-3 26 63.10 0.2% 12.8% 17
18 Stanford 9-4 10 62.96 0.3% 13.0% 18
19 Iowa 7-5 3 62.86 0.2% 13.1% 19
20 Virginia Tech 9-3 59 61.54 2.6% 15.0% 20
21 Oklahoma St 9-3 62 61.45 0.2% 15.1% 21
22 Memphis 10-2 76 60.91 1.1% 15.8% 22
23 LSU 9-3 57 60.61 0.6% 16.3% 23
24 NC State 8-4 24 60.55 0.1% 16.3% 24
25 Mississippi St 8-4 43 60.38 0.3% 16.6% 25
26 Boise St 10-3 70 59.97 0.8% 17.1% 26
27 Louisville 8-4 47 59.56 0.8% 17.7% 27
28 Washington St 9-3 48 59.49 0.1% 17.8% 28
29 Boston College 7-5 7 59.33 0.3% 18.0% 29
30 FL Atlantic 10-3 91 58.79 1.1% 18.8% 30
31 Wake Forest 7-5 17 58.71 0.2% 18.9% 31
32 Toledo 11-2 98 58.55 0.3% 19.1% 32
33 Purdue 6-6 9 58.10 0.9% 19.7% 33
34 San Diego St 10-2 96 57.83 0.5% 20.1% 35
35 South Florida 9-2 115 57.79 0.1% 20.2% 34
36 Iowa St 7-5 52 57.54 0.5% 20.5% 36
37 South Carolina 8-4 40 57.04 1.0% 21.2% 37
38 Florida St 6-6 11 55.98 2.1% 22.6% 38
39 Oregon 7-5 53 55.97 0.0% 22.7% 39
40 Arizona St 7-5 30 55.87 0.2% 22.8% 40
41 Fresno St 9-4 84 55.48 0.8% 23.3% 41
42 Texas 6-6 38 55.41 0.1% 23.4% 42
43 Georgia Tech 5-6 19 55.02 0.8% 24.0% 43
44 Houston 7-4 75 54.58 0.9% 24.6% 44
45 Army 9-3 92 54.28 0.6% 25.0% 51
46 Missouri 7-5 67 54.24 0.1% 25.1% 46
47 Utah 6-6 49 54.18 0.1% 25.1% 47
48 Duke 6-6 44 53.94 0.5% 25.5% 49
49 West Virginia 7-5 58 53.92 0.0% 25.5% 48
50 Navy 6-6 32 53.80 0.2% 25.7% 45
51 Texas A&M 7-5 56 53.79 0.0% 25.7% 50
52 Arizona 7-5 74 53.41 0.8% 26.2% 52
53 Troy 10-2 120 53.28 0.2% 26.4% 53
54 UCLA 6-6 14 53.17 0.2% 26.5% 54
55 Kansas St 7-5 72 53.05 0.2% 26.7% 55
56 SMU 7-5 69 52.93 0.2% 26.9% 56
57 Ohio 8-4 114 52.69 0.5% 27.2% 57
58 N Illinois 8-4 97 52.68 0.0% 27.2% 58
59 Kentucky 7-5 55 52.65 0.1% 27.3% 59
60 Indiana 5-7 29 52.52 0.3% 27.4% 60
61 Minnesota 5-7 25 52.16 0.7% 27.9% 61
62 Texas Tech 6-6 45 51.80 0.7% 28.4% 62
63 Mississippi 6-6 61 50.92 1.7% 29.6% 63
64 Virginia 6-6 39 50.88 0.1% 29.7% 64
65 North Texas 9-4 93 50.44 0.9% 30.3% 65
66 California 5-7 46 50.38 0.1% 30.4% 66
67 Marshall 7-5 106 50.14 0.5% 30.7% 67
68 Pittsburgh 5-7 36 50.12 0.0% 30.8% 68
69 Florida 4-7 13 50.03 0.2% 30.9% 69
70 Nebraska 4-8 4 49.96 0.1% 31.0% 70
71 Maryland 4-8 1 49.93 0.1% 31.0% 71
72 C Michigan 8-4 102 49.40 1.0% 31.7% 72
73 Syracuse 4-8 12 49.31 0.2% 31.9% 73
74 Appalachian St 8-4 126 49.08 0.4% 32.2% 74
75 Wyoming 7-5 103 48.76 0.6% 32.6% 75
76 Colorado St 7-5 109 48.60 0.3% 32.9% 76
77 W Michigan 6-6 89 48.32 0.5% 33.2% 79
78 Arkansas St 7-4 129 48.31 0.0% 33.2% 78
79 Temple 6-6 79 48.29 0.0% 33.3% 77
80 Tulane 5-7 68 47.98 0.6% 33.7% 80
81 Utah St 6-6 95 47.95 0.1% 33.7% 81
82 Buffalo 6-6 101 47.87 0.2% 33.9% 82
83 Florida Intl 8-4 112 47.75 0.2% 34.0% 83
84 Colorado 5-7 65 47.66 0.2% 34.1% 84
85 Vanderbilt 5-7 54 47.50 0.3% 34.4% 85
86 Akron 7-6 83 47.28 0.4% 34.7% 86
87 Southern Miss 8-4 123 47.08 0.4% 35.0% 87
88 Rutgers 4-8 16 46.67 0.8% 35.5% 88
89 Louisiana Tech 6-6 108 46.65 0.0% 35.5% 89
90 E Michigan 5-7 90 46.20 0.9% 36.2% 90
91 Arkansas 4-8 34 45.77 0.8% 36.8% 91
92 UAB 8-4 130 45.40 0.7% 37.3% 92
93 Tennessee 4-8 37 45.34 0.1% 37.4% 93
94 North Carolina 3-9 33 45.33 0.0% 37.4% 94
95 Air Force 5-7 77 45.22 0.2% 37.5% 95
96 UT San Antonio 6-5 127 45.05 0.3% 37.8% 96
97 MTSU 6-6 111 44.98 0.1% 37.9% 97
98 Miami OH 5-7 105 44.22 1.5% 38.9% 98
99 UNLV 5-7 107 41.92 4.6% 42.1% 99
100 Nevada 3-9 78 41.08 1.6% 43.2% 100
101 BYU 4-9 82 40.96 0.2% 43.4% 102
102 WKU 6-6 121 40.96 0.0% 43.4% 101
103 New Mexico St 6-6 122 40.89 0.1% 43.5% 104
104 Tulsa 2-10 60 40.86 0.1% 43.5% 103
105 Cincinnati 4-8 71 40.62 0.5% 43.9% 105
106 Illinois 2-10 18 40.55 0.1% 44.0% 106
107 Georgia St 6-5 128 39.58 1.9% 45.3% 107
108 Connecticut 3-9 66 39.00 1.1% 46.1% 108
109 ULM 4-8 99 38.81 0.4% 46.4% 109
110 Massachusetts 4-8 117 38.72 0.2% 46.5% 110
111 Old Dominion 5-7 110 38.67 0.1% 46.6% 112
112 New Mexico 3-9 87 38.66 0.0% 46.6% 111
113 Baylor 1-11 42 38.56 0.2% 46.7% 113
114 East Carolina 3-9 64 37.93 1.3% 47.6% 114
115 Idaho 4-8 119 37.75 0.3% 47.8% 115
116 South Alabama 4-8 116 37.40 0.7% 48.3% 116
117 Bowling Green 2-10 80 36.36 2.1% 49.8% 117
118 Oregon St 1-11 31 36.32 0.1% 49.8% 118
119 ULL 5-7 124 35.33 2.0% 51.2% 119
120 Hawaii 3-9 104 34.88 0.9% 51.8% 120
121 Kansas 1-11 35 34.64 0.5% 52.1% 121
122 Kent 2-10 73 33.27 2.7% 54.0% 122
123 Coastal Car 3-9 125 32.25 2.0% 55.4% 123
124 Rice 1-11 85 31.76 1.0% 56.1% 125
125 Ga Southern 2-10 113 31.69 0.1% 56.2% 124
126 Ball St 2-10 94 31.62 0.1% 56.3% 126
127 San Jose St 2-11 88 30.83 1.6% 57.4% 127
128 Texas St 2-10 118 29.71 2.2% 59.0% 128
129 Charlotte 1-11 100 29.37 0.7% 59.4% 129
130 UTEP 0-12 86 27.23 7.1% 62.4% 130

Best win: Iowa 55-24 vs. Ohio St.
Worst loss: Coastal Carolina 10-52 vs. Western Illinois

Rk Conference Rating Best Team Worst Team
1 Big 10 58.35 72.34 40.55
2 ACC 56.99 72.38 45.33
3 SEC 56.21 71.68 45.34
4 Pac-12 55.09 66.21 36.32
5 Big 12 53.89 69.20 34.64
6 American 50.28 68.63 37.93
7 Mountain West 45.93 59.97 30.83
8 MAC 45.71 58.55 31.62
9 Conference USA 43.16 58.79 27.23
10 Sun Belt 39.51 53.28 29.71

SOS = Strength of schedule ranking based on games played
% Bhnd = Percentage of the average team’s rating a team is behind the next highest-ranked team
% Bhnd 1st = Percentage a team is behind the number one team

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