2019 Strength of Wins/ Pain of Losses thru week 5

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. Ohio St still holds the #1 spot. Ohio St has wins over FAU, Cincinnati, Indiana, Miami, Oh and Nebraska and those teams have a total of 11 wins. My chart this week grades 43 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 9/29/19


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 18 teams unbeaten. Akron is on top of this list with a combined 12 foe losses. Their foe losses include Illinois, UAB, Central Michigan, Troy and UMass. 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 9/29/19


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 Ohio St, Auburn and Clemson. There are three winless teams in red. UMass in blue is at the bottom of this list even with 1 win. as their 1 win was against a winless Akron team.

Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played thru 9/29/19


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