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. Notre Dame is back at the #1 spot this week with 55 wins. Notre Dame has wins over Michigan, Ball St, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Navy, Northwestern, Florida St and Syracuse and those teams have a total of 55 wins. My chart this week grades 5 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 11/17/18
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. At the bottom of the list you can see there are now 4 teams unbeaten. UTEP is back on top of this list with a combined 56 foe losses. Their foe losses include Northern Arizona, UNLV, Tennessee, New Mexico St, UTSA, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, UAB, Middle Tennessee and WKU. 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 11/17/18
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, Clemson and Michigan. One of the most interesting teams here is Michigan (highlighted in green). If you take a closer look, Michigan has a 10-1 record, but have 0 losses in this list because their only loss came to a unbeaten Notre Dame team. So Michigan does not get credit for any losses. At the bottom are the winless teams.
Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played thru 11/17/18