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 Wisconsin & Clemson are in the #1 spot on this list. Wisconsin has wins over Utah St, FAU, BYU, Northwestern, Nebraska, Purdue, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota and those teams have a total of 69 wins. If you take a look at Clemson you can see the quality of shedule they played. With 1 less win they still equal Wisconsins Combined foe wins at 69. At the bottom you will see the winless team UTEP. While there are only 1 winless team, 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 11/25/17
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 2 teams unbeaten, there is 1 team who has only lost to an unbeaten foe. San Jose St is at the top of this list with a combined 64 foe losses. Their foe losses include USF, Texas, Utah, Utah St, UNLV, Fresno St, Hawaii, BYU, San Diego St, Nevada, Colorado St and Wyoming. 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 11/25/17
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 Wisconsin and UCF. One of the most interesting teams here is Memphis (highlighted in green). They are 10-1, but they only get credit for 0 losses on this chart because it came from an unbeaten UCF team. At the bottom is the winless team.
Here is the Overall Wins and Losses Chart with %: Games Played Thru 11/25/17