2010
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Congrove Computer Rankings
Projected Final Regular Season
CCR Top 120
(Updated: 8/12/10)


These are the computer's Projected Final Rankings for the end of the regular season. They do not include the ACC, Big 12, CUSA, MAC and SEC Championship games or Bowl Games. These are NOT presented in order of team power. They reflect a combination of team power and W-L record.

College Football Poll.com's unique preseason forecast is based on the Congrove Computer Rankings which "plays" every game and projects what should happen based on a number of factors that include each teams' returning talent and difficulty of schedule.

Since its inception in 1993, the computer's preseason projections have correctly pegged the exact national title match-up three times (1993, 1998, 2005), and at least one national title contestant 11 times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007). The team it picked to win the title has played in the title game seven times (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005), and won the title three times (1993, 1998, 1999).

It's not unusual for the computer to forecast undefeated regular season records for multiple teams. Given the fact that each team only plays about 10% of the 120-team field, the argument could be made that multiple teams should go undefeated each and every season. However, math can not predict which teams will succumb to pressure, make too many mistakes, take the huge underdog opponent lightly, lose key players to injuries, or encounter bad luck.

That's why no one can claim a trophy until the games are played and won.

About the computer.

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PROJECTED TEAM RANKINGS (End of Regular Season)
Rank School W-L
1. Boise State 12-0
2. Texas 12-0
3. TCU 12-0
4. Alabama 12-0
5. Ohio State 12-0
6. Oregon 12-0
7. North Carolina 12-0
8. Florida 11-1
9. Oklahoma 11-1
10. Nebraska 11-1
11. Arkansas 11-1
12. Iowa 11-1
13. Utah 11-1
14. Virginia Tech 10-2
15. Temple 11-1
16. Georgia Tech 10-2
17. BYU 10-2
18. Texas Tech 10-2
19. Middle Tennessee 11-1
20. UCF 11-1
21. Wisconsin 10-2
22. Connecticut 10-2
23. Central Michigan 10-2
24. Penn State 9-3
25. Houston 10-2
26. Oregon State 9-3
27. Cincinnati 9-3
28. Pittsburgh 9-3
29. West Virginia 9-3
30. Stanford 9-3
31. Nevada 10-3
32. Auburn 9-3
33. Clemson 9-3
34. Missouri 9-3
35. Mississippi 9-3
36. Fresno State 9-3
37. SMU 9-3
38. Boston College 9-3
39. Navy 9-3
40. Ohio 9-3
41. Oklahoma State 8-4
42. Air Force 8-4
43. Northwestern 8-4
44. USC 8-5
45. LSU 7-5
46. Troy 8-4
47. Georgia 7-5
48. South Carolina 7-5
49. Southern Miss 8-4
50. California 7-5
51. Northern Illinois 8-4
52. USF 7-5
53. Arizona 7-5
54. Michigan State 7-5
55. Tulsa 7-5
56. Miami (Fla.) 6-6
57. UAB 7-5
58. Rutgers 6-6
59. Florida State 6-6
60. Idaho 7-6
Rank School W-L
61. East Carolina 6-6
62. Wyoming 6-6
63. Michigan 6-6
64. Utah State 6-6
65. Louisiana Tech 6-6
66. Louisiana-Lafayette 6-6
67. UCLA 5-7
68. Texas A&M 5-7
69. UTEP 6-6
70. Notre Dame 5-7
71. Marshall 5-7
72. Wake Forest 5-7
73. Colorado 5-7
74. Kansas 5-7
75. Tennessee 5-7
76. Kentucky 5-7
77. Bowling Green 5-7
78. Kent State 5-7
79. Ball State 5-7
80. Buffalo 5-7
81. Western Michigan 5-7
82. Army 5-7
83. Arkansas State 5-7
84. Washington 4-8
85. Mississippi State 4-8
86. Iowa State 4-8
87. Minnesota 4-8
88. Duke 4-8
89. Syracuse 4-8
90. Purdue 4-8
91. Indiana 4-8
92. FAU 4-8
93. San Diego State 4-8
94. UNLV 4-9
95. Virginia 4-8
96. Baylor 3-9
97. Illinois 3-9
98. Toledo 3-9
99. Rice 3-9
100. Arizona State 3-9
101. Miami (O.) 3-9
102. North Texas 3-9
103. Louisiana-Monroe 3-9
104. Hawaii 3-10
105. Kansas State 2-10
106. N.C. State 2-10
107. Louisville 2-10
108. Maryland 2-10
109. FIU 2-10
110. New Mexico State 2-10
111. San Jose State 2-11
112. Colorado State 1-11
1-7 Vanderbilt 1-11
114. Akron 1-11
115. Washington State 1-11
116. Tulane 1-11
117. Memphis 0-12
118. New Mexico 0-12
119. Western Kentucky 0-12
120. Eastern Michigan 0-12

CONFERENCE POWER RANKINGS
Rank Conference Power
1. SEC 73.60
2. Big 12 72.41
3. Big East 71.32
4. PAC-10 70.51
5. Big Ten 70.39
6. ACC 70.07
Rank Conference Power
7. Mountain West 67.66
8. WAC 65.66
9. Independents 64.77
10. CUSA 63.76
11. MAC 61.12
12. Sun Belt 57.95

DIVISION POWER RANKINGS
Rank Conference Power
1. SEC West 77.02
2. Big 12 South 76.14
3. ACC Coastal 73.44
4. Big East 71.32
5. PAC-10 70.51
6. Big Ten 70.39
7. SEC East 70.17
8. Big 12 North 68.67
9. Mountain West 67.66
Rank Conference Power
10. ACC Atlantic 66.71
11. WAC 65.66
12. Independents 64.77
13. CUSA East 64.70
14. CUSA West 62.81
15. MAC East 61.42
16. MAC West 60.78
17. Sun Belt 57.95