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Upsets, Nailbiters, and Headscratchers Highlight Insane Week 6 in College Football

Upsets, Nailbiters, and Headscratchers Highlight Insane Week 6 in College Football

Upsets by Arizona, TCU, Mississippi, Utah State, and Mississippi State put the exclamation point on the craziest few days in recent college football history. 

Breitbart Sports’ simplified scoreboard lists all 128 teams alphabetically. There is a row for each team. For example, the items in the third row below shows that based on the new Pythagorean Ratings Alabama ranks as the new 6th-best team, they played an SEC game, lost 17-23, had a spread of +2 based on our ratings coming into the game, and drops -3.80 points on their projected spread due to the loss. It is now projected that the Tide would beat the average FBS team 38-18 and win 89% of their games, and their last opponent was Mississippi.

Some ratings system basically treat all points scored and allowed as equal. The Pythagorean Ratings put a huge weight on the crucial points needed to win. For example, Mississippi intercepted a pass at the end of their win over Alabama to deny seven points and turn a one-point Alabama win into a six-point Mississippi win, while Ohio State intercepted a pass late in the game against Maryland to increase the final margin to 52-24. In some systems, both of these plays helped their team’s rating by seven points.

This system measures that Alabama was favored by two in this system (square root +1.4) and instead lost by six (square root -2.4) so drops 3.8 points in the ratings. Meanwhile, Ohio State already had the highest rating allowed in this system of +5 (win by 25 or more points) and so the extra late touchdown does not add to their excellent rating for the game. Even if the pick six had taken them from an 18-point win to a 25-point win, it would have improved their rating by less than a point (increased the square foot from just over 4 to 5). Here are the results for all 128 teams.

Rnk Teams Conf Score Spr Improve Off Def Win% Last Opp.
68 Air Force MWC v. Ind 30 – 21 -2 4.52 33 35 46% Navy
93 Akron MAC 31 – 6 22 0.30 20 28 29% E Michigan
6 Alabama SEC 17 – 23 2 -3.80 38 18 89% Mississippi
128 Appalachian St SBC 21 – 47 -14 -1.27 14 42 4% South Alabama
26 Arizona P12 31 – 24 -23 7.47 35 21 79% Oregon
38 Arizona St P12 38 – 34 -16 6.02 36 26 70% USC
24 Arkansas SEC idle 0 0 36 22 80%  
88 Arkansas St SBC 28 – 14 10 0.59 23 30 34% ULM
92 Army Ind v MAC 33 – 24 -4 4.93 28 39 29% Ball St
2 Auburn SEC 41 – 7 14 1.27 49 19 93% LSU
108 Ball St MAC v Ind 24 – 33 4 -4.93 21 36 19% Army
4 Baylor B12 28 – 7 14 0.90 49 22 90% Texas
57 Boise St MWC 51 – 46 5 4.74 30 28 56% Nevada
53 Boston College ACC idle 0 0 33 30 57%  
106 Bowling Green MAC 36 – 35 17 -3.18 16 28 19% Buffalo
118 Buffalo MAC 35 – 36 -17 3.18 18 38 11% Bowling Green
47 BYU Ind v MWC 20 – 35 22 -8.52 37 29 65% Utah St
96 C Michigan MAC 28 – 10 -2 5.76 22 32 28% Ohio
67 California P12 60 – 59 1 3.92 32 33 46% Washington St
82 Cincinnati AAC 14 – 41 5 -7.25 25 30 39% Memphis
19 Clemson ACC 41 – 0 19 0.69 46 27 81% NC State
90 Colorado P12 31 – 36 -11 1.01 22 30 30% Oregon St
60 Colorado St MWC v. AAC 42 – 17 19 0.70 32 30 54% Tulsa
117 Connecticut AAC idle 0 0 17 36 11%  
48 Duke ACC idle 0 0 37 30 64%  
124 E Michigan MAC 6 – 31 -22 -0.30 16 45 6% Akron
21 East Carolina AAC 45 – 24 25 -0.42 40 24 80% SMU
95 FL Atlantic CUSA 10 – 38 2 -6.33 21 29 28% Florida Intl
23 Florida SEC 10 – 9 -9 4.00 27 16 80% Tennessee
63 Florida Intl CUSA 38 – 10 -2 6.33 27 27 51% FL Atlantic
1 Florida St ACC 43 – 3 25 0.00 52 18 95% Wake Forest
66 Fresno St MWC 24 – 13 -4 5.21 33 35 46% San Diego St
100 Ga Southern SBC 36 – 28 10 -0.40 20 30 25% New Mexico St
16 Georgia SEC 44 – 17 24 0.08 40 23 82% Vanderbilt
126 Georgia St SBC 31 – 34 -17 2.43 14 43 5% ULL
32 Georgia Tech ACC 28 – 17 4 1.39 40 27 74% Miami FL
87 Hawaii MWC v. CUSA 14 – 28 -2 -2.28 29 37 34% Rice
74 Houston AAC 12 – 17 -3 -0.55 25 28 44% UCF
123 Idaho SBC 30 – 35 -20 2.24 18 48 6% Texas St
91 Illinois B10 27 – 38 4 -5.40 27 37 30% Purdue
51 Indiana B10 v CUSA 49 – 24 6 2.58 38 32 61% North Texas
35 Iowa B10 idle 0 0 26 18 73%  
54 Iowa St B12 20 – 37 -18 0.13 32 29 57% Oklahoma St
109 Kansas B12 14 – 33 -25 0.64 17 30 18% West Virginia
18 Kansas St B12 45 – 13 11 1.61 33 19 81% Texas Tech
122 Kent MAC 14 – 17 -20 2.69 11 28 8% N Illinois
36 Kentucky SEC 45 – 38 -9 5.73 36 26 72% South Carolina
58 Louisiana Tech CUSA 55 – 3 11 1.67 35 32 55% UTEP
17 Louisville ACC 28 – 6 10 1.50 38 22 81% Syracuse
28 LSU SEC 7 – 41 -14 -1.27 36 23 78% Auburn
50 Marshall CUSA 56 – 14 15 1.16 41 35 62% Old Dominion
33 Maryland B10 24 – 52 2 -6.49 33 22 74% Ohio St
125 Massachusetts MAC 41 – 42 8 -3.77 13 36 5% Miami OH
46 Memphis AAC 41 – 14 -5 7.25 32 25 66% Cincinnati
44 Miami FL ACC 17 – 28 -4 -1.39 37 28 67% Georgia Tech
127 Miami OH MAC 42 – 41 -8 3.77 12 38 4% Massachusetts
71 Michigan B10 24 – 26 -11 1.83 27 29 45% Rutgers
10 Michigan St B10 27 – 22 3 0.50 30 15 87% Nebraska
73 Middle Tenn St CUSA 37 – 31 25 -2.55 30 33 44% Southern Miss
40 Minnesota B10 idle 0 0 28 21 69%  
5 Mississippi SEC 23 – 17 -2 3.80 41 19 90% Alabama
3 Mississippi St SEC 48 – 31 -8 6.86 38 16 91% Texas A&M
14 Missouri SEC idle 0 0 40 21 85%  
81 N Illinois MAC 17 – 14 20 -2.69 29 33 41% Kent
85 Navy Ind v MWC 21 – 30 2 -4.52 25 32 34% Air Force
62 NC State ACC 0 – 41 -19 -0.69 33 32 52% Clemson
20 Nebraska B10 22 – 27 -3 -0.50 34 20 81% Michigan St
59 Nevada MWC 46 – 51 -5 -4.74 35 32 55% Boise St
98 New Mexico MWC v CUSA 21 – 9 -20 7.92 26 37 27% UT San Antonio
119 New Mexico St SBC 28 – 36 -10 0.40 18 40 11% Ga Southern
75 North Carolina ACC 17 – 34 0 -4.54 29 32 43% Virginia Tech
77 North Texas CUSA v B10 24 – 49 -6 -2.58 28 31 42% Indiana
34 Northwestern B10 20 – 14 -11 5.71 28 19 73% Wisconsin
9 Notre Dame Ind v P12 17 – 14 6 -0.78 40 19 88% Stanford
111 Ohio MAC 10 – 28 2 -5.76 18 34 14% C Michigan
11 Ohio St B10 52 – 24 -2 6.49 42 21 87% Maryland
13 Oklahoma B12 33 – 37 13 -5.67 43 21 87% TCU
12 Oklahoma St B12 37 – 20 18 -0.13 38 19 87% Iowa St
97 Old Dominion CUSA 14 – 56 -15 -1.16 29 42 28% Marshall
7 Oregon P12 24 – 31 23 -7.47 45 21 89% Arizona
56 Oregon St P12 36 – 31 11 -1.01 29 27 56% Colorado
79 Penn St B10 idle 0 0 25 28 41%  
72 Pittsburgh ACC 19 – 24 -14 1.51 30 33 44% Virginia
69 Purdue B10 38 – 27 -4 5.40 25 27 46% Illinois
76 Rice CUSA v. MWC 28 – 14 2 2.28 27 30 42% Hawaii
55 Rutgers B10 26 – 24 11 -1.83 30 27 57% Michigan
86 San Diego St MWC 13 – 24 4 -5.21 24 31 34% Fresno St
83 San Jose St MWC 33 – 10 8 1.95 30 36 37% UNLV
102 SMU AAC 24 – 45 -25 0.42 21 32 24% East Carolina
103 South Alabama SBC 47 – 21 14 1.27 18 29 23% Appalachian St
29 South Carolina SEC 38 – 45 9 -5.73 34 22 77% Kentucky
114 South Florida AAC idle 0 0 17 35 13%  
121 Southern Miss CUSA 31 – 37 -25 2.55 19 43 9% MTSU
15 Stanford P12 v. Ind 14 – 17 -6 0.78 32 17 84% Notre Dame
61 Syracuse ACC 6 – 28 -10 -1.50 24 23 53% Louisville
8 TCU B12 37 – 33 -13 5.67 37 18 88% Oklahoma
70 Temple AAC idle 0 0 30 32 46%  
43 Tennessee SEC 9 – 10 9 -4.00 33 25 67% Florida
45 Texas B12 7 – 28 -14 -0.90 27 21 67% Baylor
22 Texas A&M SEC 31 – 48 8 -6.86 49 29 80% Mississippi St
112 Texas St SBC 35 – 30 20 -2.24 17 34 14% Idaho
65 Texas Tech B12 13 – 45 -11 -1.61 31 32 48% Kansas St
99 Toledo MAC 20 – 19 4 -0.89 26 38 26% W Michigan
120 Troy SBC idle 0 0 18 40 10%  
104 Tulane AAC idle 0 0 18 28 23%  
107 Tulsa AAC v MWC 17 – 42 -19 -0.70 23 39 19% Colorado St
78 UAB CUSA 42 – 39 -19 6.05 37 42 42% W Kentucky
52 UCF AAC 17 – 12 3 0.55 31 27 58% Houston
25 UCLA P12 28 – 30 14 -5.14 33 20 79% Utah
116 ULL SBC 34 – 31 17 -2.43 16 34 11% Georgia St
115 ULM SBC 14 – 28 -10 -0.59 16 31 13% Arkansas St
113 UNLV MWC 10 – 33 -8 -1.95 17 34 14% San Jose St
30 USC P12 34 – 38 16 -6.02 35 23 76% Arizona St
94 UT San Antonio CUSA v MWC 9 – 21 20 -7.92 23 32 29% New Mexico
31 Utah P12 30 – 28 -14 5.14 34 23 75% UCLA
42 Utah St MWC v Ind 35 – 20 -22 8.52 21 16 68% BYU
89 UTEP CUSA 3 – 55 -11 -1.67 28 38 31% Louisiana Tech
84 Vanderbilt SEC 17 – 44 -24 -0.08 21 27 36% Georgia
49 Virginia ACC 24 – 19 14 -1.51 35 28 64% Pittsburgh
41 Virginia Tech ACC 34 – 17 0 4.54 32 24 69% North Carolina
64 W Kentucky CUSA 39 – 42 19 -6.05 33 33 50% UAB
110 W Michigan MAC 19 – 20 -4 0.89 18 34 15% Toledo
101 Wake Forest ACC 3 – 43 -25 0.00 18 26 25% Florida St
39 Washington P12 idle 0 0 27 20 69%  
80 Washington St P12 59 – 60 -1 -3.92 26 29 41% California
37 West Virginia B12 33 – 14 25 -0.64 41 29 71% Kansas
27 Wisconsin B10 14 – 20 11 -5.71 32 20 78% Northwestern
105 Wyoming MWC idle 0 0 26 43 20%

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