All statistics and reports have been updated to include each played during the season. Here were the top four teams in the Adjusted Efficiency Rankings following this season:
- Ohio State
If any Ohio State fans get upset upon viewing these rankings, please remember that the Buckeyes won the most legitimate national championship in the sport’s history. I’ll even state that these rankings unquestionably underrate the Buckeyes and overrate Ole Miss. Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, and TCU likely fielded the four best teams. (No reasonable person can fault the selection committee for including Florida State over Baylor when they went undefeated in a power conference.)
The SEC West’s performance in non-conference games elevated its standing in this year’s Adjusted Efficiency Rankings despite a disappointing bowl season. SEC West teams went 23-5 in non-conference games while winning by an average efficiency margin of 17.3 points. College football’s limited sample of non-league matchups will inevitably lead to quirky rankings like this.
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