Strength of Wins/ Pain of Losses thru Week #9

Strength of Wins

I find this chart to be very interesting every year. How it’s devised is if you beat an FBS opponent you get credit for all their wins over their FBS opponents.

In this first chart below you can see Strength of Wins. Here you can see Penn St took over the #1 spot on this list. Penn St has wins over Akron, Pittsburgh, Georgia St, Iowa, Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan and those teams have a total of 32 wins. At the bottom you will see your winless teams Georgia Southern, UTEP and Baylor. While there are only 3 winless teams, my chart grades 4 teams as having credit with a win but their foes have not won a single game vs a FBS foe.

Here is the Complete list of Strength of Wins with rank:Games Played Thru 10/30/17

Pain of Losses

This next chart we will go over is the Pain of Losses. Here if you lose to an opponent you get credit for all their losses. While there are 5 teams unbeaten, there are an additional 3 teams who have only lost to an unbeaten foe. San Jose St is at the top of this list with a combined 27 foe losses. Their foe losses include USF, Texas, Utah, Utah St, UNLV, Fresno St and Hawaii. Unlike the Strength of Wins chart, the Pain of Losses chart does include a loss to an FCS foe. I count that loss a 4 towards the combined foe loss record due to the weakness of the opponent.

Here is your complete Pain of Losses Chart with rank: Games Played Thru 10/30/17

Overall Wins and Losses

In this last chart below you can see the overall wins and losses. As you can see the top teams are Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia. One of the most interesting teams here is Notre Dame (highlighted in green). They are 7-1, but they do not get credit for a loss because their only loss came from a unbeaten Georgia team. The bottom teams are all the winless teams.

Here is your complete Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played Thru 10/30/17