Week 9 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

Alabama and Oregon have now occupied the top two spots in the CFRA poll for the past 6 weeks!  Nevertheless, the Wildcats of Kansas State are right on the Ducks’ heels, as they trail Oregon by a single point this week’s poll.  There is also one tie and one major break of 30 or more points in this week’s rankings.  The ties occur at # 6 (Florida State and Georgia), and the major break occurs at # 4 (between Notre Dame and LSU).

1.  Alabama (8)– 247 points

2.  Oregon (2)– 234 points

3.  Kansas State– 233 points

4.  Notre Dame– 226 points

5.  LSU– 193 points

6.  Georgia– 188 points

6.  Florida State– 188 points

8.  Florida– 181 points

9.  Clemson– 161 points

10.  Louisville– 160 points

11.  Ohio State- 143 points

12.  South Carolina– 127 points

13.  Mississippi State– 115 points

14.  Oregon State– 106 points

15.  Oklahoma– 105 points

16.  Boise State– 97 points

17.  Stanford– 86 points

18.  Texas A & M– 80 points

19.  Southern California– 71 points

20.  Texas Tech– 52 points

21.  Louisiana Tech– 44 points

22.  West Virginia– 36 points

23.  Nebraska– 33 points

24.  Toledo– 26 points

25.  Arizona– 24 points

Others Receiving Votes: Northern Illinois 20, Rutgers 16, Texas 15, Kent State 11, Northwestern 9, Tulsa 9, Ohio 5, Iowa State 4, Oklahoma State 2, UCLA 1, Air Force 1, Arizona State 1

Dropped Out: Rutgers 15, Ohio 20, Michigan 24

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): Florida State (6), Mississippi State (13), Louisiana Tech (21), Toledo (24).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): South Carolina (12), Oregon State (14), Oklahoma (15), Stanford (17), Texas A & M (18), Southern California (19), Nebraska (23), Oklahoma State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Polls (BCS, AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), LSU (5).

 

Week 8 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

For the fifth-straight week, Alabama and Oregon occupy the top two spots in the CFRA poll.  There are changes throughout the rest of the top 5 though, as Florida jumps from # 5 to 3 as a result of their blowout victory over South Carolina.  Speaking of the Gamecocks, they are apart of this week’s only CFRA tie, as Texas Tech and SC share the # 17 spot in the week 8 rankings.

1.  Alabama (8)– 248 points

2.  Oregon (2)– 236 points

3.  Florida– 229 points

4.  Kansas State– 223 points

5.  Notre Dame– 207 points

6.  Oregon State– 188 points

7.  Oklahoma– 171 points

8.  LSU– 165 points

9.  Mississippi State– 154 points

10.  Florida State– 143 points

11.  Ohio State- 141 points

12.  Southern California– 131 points

13.  Clemson– 124 points

14.  Louisville– 118 points

15.  Rutgers– 116 points

16.  Georgia– 114 points

17.  Texas Tech– 87 points

17.  South Carolina– 87 points

19.  Boise State– 66 points

20.  Ohio– 62 points

21.  Stanford– 60 points

22.  Texas A & M– 32 points

23.  Louisiana Tech– 27 points

24.  Michigan– 25 points

25.  West Virginia– 21 points

Others Receiving Votes: Toledo 15, NC State 11, TCU 9, Cincinnati 7, Northern Illinois 7, Tulsa 5, Wisconsin 5, Texas 5, Arizona State 5, Kent State 3, Duke 3

Dropped Out: Cincinnati 19, TCU 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): Oregon State (6), Mississippi State (9), Ohio (20), Louisiana Tech (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): LSU (8), Southern California (12), Georgia (16), Stanford (21), Michigan (24), Texas (NR), Wisconsin (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Polls (BCS, AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Notre Dame (5).

 

Week 7 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

With the release of the first edition of the BCS standings, there is now another major poll which we can use to compare the CFRA results to.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this entry for that analysis.  As far as ties and major breakings points go, there are two ties this week and one major break of 30 or more points.  The ties occur at # 12 (Florida State and Missississpi State) and # 21 (Ohio and Boise State), and the major break occurs at # 5 (between SEC counterparts: Florida and LSU).  Interestingly enough, this is the second-straight week Boise has been locked in a tie with a fellow non-BCS powerhouse (last week: Louisiana Tech).

1.  Alabama (10)– 274 points

2.  Oregon (1)– 265 points

3.  Notre Dame– 237 points

4.  Kansas State– 234 points

5.  Florida– 231 points

6.  LSU– 176 points

7.  Oregon State– 175 points

8.  South Carolina– 173 points

9.  Oklahoma– 172 points

10.  Ohio State– 166 points

11.  Southern California- 144 points

12.  Mississippi State– 140 points

12.  Florida State– 140 points

14.  Louisville– 129 points

15.  Clemson– 127 points

16.  Georgia– 125 points

17.  West Virginia– 110 points

18.  Rutgers– 89 points

19.  Cincinnati– 72 points

20.  Texas A & M– 65 points

21.  Ohio– 57 points

21.  Boise State– 57 points

23.  Texas Tech– 40 points

24.  Stanford– 39 points

25.  TCU– 30 points

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 27, Arizona State 17, Texas 12, NC State 12, Wisconsin 11, Northwestern 9, Louisiana Tech 7, Iowa State 7, Tulsa 3, Northern Illinois 2, North Carolina 1

Dropped Out: Louisiana Tech 22

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): Notre Dame (3), Oregon State (7), Ohio (21), Boise State (21).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than Other 3 Major Polls (BCS, AP, and Coaches Polls): Florida (5), Georgia (16), Texas Tech (23), Stanford (24).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Human Polls (BCS, AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), LSU (6).

Week 6 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Poll

There is lots of action in this week’s CFRA poll, as it includes three ties and two major breaks of 30 or more points.  The ties exist at spots # 5 (Florida and Kansas State), # 14 (Texas and Southern California), and # 22 (Boise State and Louisiana Tech).  The major breaks occur between West Virginia and Florida (# 4 and 5) and Notre Dame and LSU (# 7 and 8).

1.  Alabama (10)– 297 points

2.  Oregon (2)– 290 points

3.  South Carolina– 271 points

4.  West Virginia– 263 points

5.  Florida– 231 points

5.  Kansas State– 231 points

7.  Notre Dame– 228 points

8.  LSU– 157 points

9.  Ohio State– 156 points

10.  Oregon State– 152 points

11.  Florida State- 151 points

12.  Oklahoma– 147 points

13.  Georgia– 139 points

14.  Texas– 138 points

14.  Southern California– 138 points

16.  Clemson– 134 points

17.  Mississippi State– 132 points

18.  Louisville– 106 points

19.  Stanford– 79 points

20.  Rutgers– 77 points

21.  Cincinnati– 70 points

22.  Louisiana Tech– 51 points

22.  Boise State– 51 points

24.  Ohio– 46 points

25.  Texas A & M– 42 points

Others Receiving Votes: TCU 24, Baylor 24, Michigan 21, UTSA 20, NC State 8, Iowa State 7, Duke 5, Arizona State 5, Texas Tech 4, Washington 2, Tulsa 1, Northern Illinois 1, Wisconsin 1

Dropped Out: TCU 12, Nebraska 20, Northwestern 21

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Texas (14), Mississippi State (17), Louisiana Tech (22), Ohio (24).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Southern California (15), Stanford (19), Texas A & M (25), Iowa State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Oregon (2), South Carolina (3), Notre Dame (7).