Strength of Wins/ Pain of Losses thru Week #5

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 Clemson took over the #1 spot on this list. Clemson has faced Kent St, Auburn, Louisville, Boston College and Virginia Tech and those teams have a total of 15 wins. At the bottom you will see your winless teams UMass, Bowling Green, UTEP, Nevada, Charlotte, Georgia Southern, and Baylor. While there are only 7 winless teams, my chart grades 21 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 9/30/17


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 17 teams unbeaten, there are an additional 17 teams who have only lost to an unbeaten foe. UMass and Bowling Green are at the top of this list with a combined 13 foe losses. 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 9/30/17


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 Clemson, Georgia, Penn St, USC and Alabama. The bottom teams are all the winless teams. One of the most interesting teams here is Fresno St (highlighted in green). If you take a closer look, Fresno St is 2-2, their only wins came vs a FCS foe and a winless Nevada and the 2 losses were vs unbeaten foes. So Fresno St does not get credit for any losses.

Here is your complete Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %:Games Played Thru 9/30/17



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