Posted by cydrych on 10/1/2012 11:58:00 PM (view original):
gregsimon: Your system was perhaps developed in or around Palo Alto, CA perhaps? That is a lot of love to give to a team who has lost every away game they have played so far and only beat one ranked team (by a single TD).
Notice I said "my formula was whacky this early". I KNOW it's faulty. I posted for comparison and for fun.
But for clarity the reason Stanford is getting a boost this early is:
SJ state is 4-1, their lone loss coming at the hands of Stanford.
Duke is 4-1, their lone loss coming at the hands of Stanford.
USC is 3-1, their lone loss coming at the hands of Stanford.
Stanford's one loss was AT Washington(3-1), whose only loss came at the hands of LSU in Baton Rouge.
I'm pretty certain they are the only team after 5 weeks, that can take credit for being the reason that three different teams aren't undefeated.
I also am quite certain that Duke and SJ state will have more than one loss fairly soon, and those wins for Stanford won't be worth as much as they are today.