Well, it’s time to select the teams to be considered (TUC) for entry to my imaginary, mythical FBS playoff. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I will be trying to mimic the selection process used by the NCAA to select the field for all of the other sports that have a playoff system. This will be a 16 team field because we should be certain to have the best team included with this many teams. If your team finishes 17th or worse in any rating system you are daft for thinking they might be the best in the land.
Here are the top 20 teams based on Ratings Percentage Index (RPI). Since the NCAA always gives automatic berths to conference champions, these teams that did not make the top 20 by RPI are included at the bottom of the list.
It’s a crying shame that teams like Louisiana Lafayette and Bowling Green are going to bump two more deserving teams but the NCAA must have their conference champions in the mix.
Tomorrow I will announce the results of the Pairwise Ranking (PWR) to determine the final field and the seeding.
For reference, see my earlier article.