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.
Strength of Wins
In this first chart below you can see Strength of Wins. After the Conference Championship weekend Clemson took the #1 spot this week. Clemson has wins over Texas A&M, Georgia Southern, Syracuse, Wake Forest, NC State, Florida St, Louisville, Boston College, Duke, South Carolina and Pittsburgh and those teams have a total of 71 wins. My chart this week grades 2 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 12/1/18
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 on top of this list with a combined 67 foe losses. Their foe losses include Northern Arizona, UNLV, Tennessee, New Mexico St, UTSA, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, UAB, Middle Tennessee, WKU and Southern Miss. 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 12/1/18
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 Clemson, Alabama and Notre Dame. At the bottom are the two winless teams.
Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played thru 12/1/18