Cumberland Times-News

Football

November 11, 2013

Florida State moves to No. 2

Oregon's loss allows Seminoles to move up

(Continued)

Ohio State is No. 7 in the Sagarin rankings, behind even Wisconsin, a team that the Buckeyes beat 31-24 in Columbus back in September. The Buckeyes average margin of victory is 31 points.
According to Sagarin’s ratings, Ohio State has played the 81st toughest schedule in Division I. Florida State’s is 62nd. 
Ranking conferences, Sagarin goes by division because as conferences have grown, there is less competition between divisions.
The ACC Coastal ranks fifth, behind the SEC West, Pac-12 North, Pac-12 South and SEC East. The Big 12, with 10 teams and no divisions, is next, followed by the two Big Ten divisions. The ACC Atlantic, home of Florida State, comes in ninth.
Prefer advanced metrics? 
At www.footballoutsiders.com, a leading web site for football numbers crunchers, they have combined the ratings of two top stat heads — Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly — to come up with a rating called F/+.
According to F/+, which takes into account not just results of games but results of possessions and plays, Florida State came into this past weekend as the No. 2 team in the country behind Alabama. Safe to assume the Seminoles latest demolition, a 59-3 victory against Wake Forest, won’t hurt their numbers.
Ohio State, which did not play, was seventh. 
The F/+ conference ratings have the Pac-12 first, then the SEC, way out in front of the rest. The Big 12 is next, and then the Big Ten, followed by the ACC, but those three are separated by fractions.
According to Fremeau’s strength of schedule ratings, Florida State has played the 83rd toughest schedule in FBS. Ohio State’s strength of schedule came in at 103.
Those strength of schedule numbers could shift a bit toward Ohio State over the last month of the season. The Buckeyes finish with Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, with a possible Big Ten championship game against Michigan State on the horizon. Florida State finishes with Syracuse, 

Text Only
Football
  • SPTS-FBN-Rams-YouthPlays.jpg Rams rebuilding job leans heavily on kids

    Training camp opened with 62 players age 24 or younger, many of them front-liners. The Rams are counting on the kids to grow up fast and lead the way for a franchise seeking its first winning season since 2003.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stags try to ford Rivermen

    The Western Maryland Stags, a semi-pro football team of the Mason Dixon Football League, will play their third game today, 7 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium against the North Neck Rivermen.

    July 25, 2014

  • Stags search for first victory

    The Western Maryland Stags, a semi-pro football team of the Mason Dixon Football League, will play their second game today, 7 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium against the Arbutus Big Red.

    July 19, 2014

  • FBN-ChuckNoll-QuoteBox.jpg Past players, co-workers remember Hall of Fame coach

    “Chuck Noll’s passing is more than the loss of the man who created Steeler Nation. It is the passing of a husband, a father, and a wise and steady counselor to a generation of players and employees of the most storied franchise in football." — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPTS-FBN-Obit-ChuckNoll.jpg Steelers' Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll dies

    Chuck Noll died Friday night at his home. He was 82.

    June 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPTS-US-Obama Seahawks.jpg Obama salutes Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

    “As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdog,” the president joked.

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPTS-FBN-Browns Manziel.jpg Browns QB Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m just a rookie’
    With all eyes — well, at least the ones allowed to watch him — on quarterback Johnny Manziel, the most hyped college player to enter the NFL in years took his first steps with the Browns, who haven’t promised Johnny Football anything other than a chance to win a starting job.
    And that’s cool with him.

    May 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Boise State gets OK to help homeless player

    Antoine Turner said in an interview that he’s recently been living in a motel, along with a car belonging to his girlfriend, as he finishes up classes at Fullerton College in California.

    May 15, 2014

  • SPTS-FBN-Ravens Mosley.jpg Ravens take Urban, then get offensive in draft

    GM Ozzie Newsome started Saturday’s session by taking Virginia defensive end Brent Urban in the fourth round. At the point, four of Baltimore’s first five picks were designed to improve a defense that ranked 12th in the NFL last year.

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPTS-FBN-Redskins Moses.jpg Redskins select 5 more players
    Griffin: “We’re gonna get that excitement back. ... We’re gonna win.”
     

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

Latest news
Facebook
Must Read
House Ads