CFB: Week 13 Table and Why Arbitrary Rankings Are Retarded

Rankings rankings rankings. I don’t get it.

In soccer, a team gets three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss. The season plays out, and the team with the most points is crowned a champion.

In college football, a panel of people decide who they like. It’s all very arbitrary and, let’s be frank, retarded. Is Alabama the best team? Should TCU be ranked ahead of Baylor?

So I started these Napkin Rankings this year. Actually ESPN Radio’s Bob Valvano created this concept several years ago. It’s very simple. Teams get and lose points throughout the season. The best teams will have the most points, and the worst ones will have the least. Teams get:

+1 point for a Division I FBS win.
+1 point for a Power-Five conference win (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC).
+1 point for playing on the road.
-1 point for losing.
+1 point for a “dominant” win. A dominant win is usually a 30-point win against a Power-Five team that is not winless in its conference.

This means that Auburn got no points for beating Samford, an FCS team. Also, Mississippi State didn’t get a “dominant” win extra point for trouncing Vanderbilt. So below are the updated rankings:

Now to get rid of playoffs.