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New Rankings and ratings after week 2
New Massey Ratings out- We moved up 4 spots to 51 in the combined FBS/FCS rankings. 2nd to NDSU in FCS.
https://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s...&sub=11590

Sagarin, AGS, Coaches and Stats polls to follow.
09-10-2017 11:24 PM
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-10-2017 11:24 PM)olddawg Wrote:  New Massey Ratings out- We moved up 4 spots to 51 in the combined FBS/FCS rankings. 2nd to NDSU in FCS.
https://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s...&sub=11590

Sagarin, AGS, Coaches and Stats polls to follow.

It's early, and the rankings ultimately mean nothing in FCS as the best team is determined on the field through a real playoff system, however, the placement of NDSU in a higher position (than JMU) in rankings like Sagarin exposes how biased or meaningless these "polls" truly are. It's only through some person's guess that NDSU has begun the season ranked so much higher than JMU, and until (and if) JMU gets the chance to play and beat NDSU will there be an adjustment. Even then, after a loss to JMU, NDSU could theoretically remain higher ranked. My complaint holds true for the "power" rankings of conferences too. With New Hamphire's win over an FBS team, and even Elon's win over Furman, you might expect the CAA to get a bump, but somehow in the polls equation NDSU + SDSU > JMU + NHU.
09-10-2017 11:39 PM
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-10-2017 11:39 PM)Longhorn Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 11:24 PM)olddawg Wrote:  New Massey Ratings out- We moved up 4 spots to 51 in the combined FBS/FCS rankings. 2nd to NDSU in FCS.
https://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s...&sub=11590

Sagarin, AGS, Coaches and Stats polls to follow.

It's early, and the rankings ultimately mean nothing in FCS as the best team is determined on the field through a real playoff system, however, the placement of NDSU in a higher position (than JMU) in rankings like Sagarin exposes how biased or meaningless these "polls" truly are. It's only through some person's guess that NDSU has begun the season ranked so much higher than JMU, and until (and if) JMU gets the chance to play and beat NDSU will there be an adjustment. Even then, after a loss to JMU, NDSU could theoretically remain higher ranked. My complaint holds true for the "power" rankings of conferences too. With New Hamphire's win over an FBS team, and even Elon's win over Furman, you might expect the CAA to get a bump, but somehow in the polls equation NDSU + SDSU > JMU + NHU.

I'm surprised our strength of schedule rankings seem to be so close. It's to the point where we don't even get credit for beating our FBS opponents any more. Their toughest opponent so far has been a down Easten Washington (who is 0-2).

Just so long as we stay Top 2 in the seedlings, we don't have to go back to Fargo and everything in the playoffs comes through BFS.
09-11-2017 07:12 AM
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
A lot of these rankings (eg Sagarin) are "weighted" based on prior years and other factors. Sagarin gives NDSU credit for years prior to last year still. This is phased out as the season progresses and the teams are more "connected"

Bottom line is these algorithmic ratings become more accurate as the season progresses. Stats and Coaches polls are the ones I view as significant for now, as it may have some influence at playoff time in determining seeds.
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-11-2017 07:33 AM)JMURocks Wrote:  A lot of these rankings (eg Sagarin) are "weighted" based on prior years and other factors. Sagarin gives NDSU credit for years prior to last year still. This is phased out as the season progresses and the teams are more "connected"

Bottom line is these algorithmic ratings become more accurate as the season progresses. Stats and Coaches polls are the ones I view as significant for now, as it may have some influence at playoff time in determining seeds.

People forget that NDSU has been a semifinal appearance at worst for seven consecutive seasons now. They have not been eliminated earlier in the playoffs them the semifinals since they became eligible for the FCS playoffs beginning in 2010.

These computer models give them credit because they continue to win the overwhelming majority of the time.
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-11-2017 07:12 AM)91Alum Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 11:39 PM)Longhorn Wrote:  
(09-10-2017 11:24 PM)olddawg Wrote:  New Massey Ratings out- We moved up 4 spots to 51 in the combined FBS/FCS rankings. 2nd to NDSU in FCS.
https://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s...&sub=11590

Sagarin, AGS, Coaches and Stats polls to follow.

It's early, and the rankings ultimately mean nothing in FCS as the best team is determined on the field through a real playoff system, however, the placement of NDSU in a higher position (than JMU) in rankings like Sagarin exposes how biased or meaningless these "polls" truly are. It's only through some person's guess that NDSU has begun the season ranked so much higher than JMU, and until (and if) JMU gets the chance to play and beat NDSU will there be an adjustment. Even then, after a loss to JMU, NDSU could theoretically remain higher ranked. My complaint holds true for the "power" rankings of conferences too. With New Hamphire's win over an FBS team, and even Elon's win over Furman, you might expect the CAA to get a bump, but somehow in the polls equation NDSU + SDSU > JMU + NHU.

I'm surprised our strength of schedule rankings seem to be so close. It's to the point where we don't even get credit for beating our FBS opponents any more. Their toughest opponent so far has been a down Easten Washington (who is 0-2).

Just so long as we stay Top 2 in the seedlings, we don't have to go back to Fargo and everything in the playoffs comes through BFS.

Strength of schedule is dynamic. There's a reason the old BCS system didn't release rankings until week 5. Computed factors, like SoS, don't mean much after 2 weeks. Currently, it sees ECU as almost the same as an FCS team(1 FCS loss, 1 FBS loss), but that'll change as ECU plays more games against FBS teams. The goal of these rankings and systems is to be correct at the end of the regular season, and even then, as we all know, it's just one tool, that's still not perfect.
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
New Sagarin ratings: We are 70th, NDSU is 50th. 2nd overall amongst FCS schools. Schedule strength so far rated pretty weak, even with an FBS team on the slate.
http://sagarin.com/sports/cfsend.htm
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-11-2017 10:17 AM)olddawg Wrote:  New Sagarin ratings: We are 70th, NDSU is 50th. 2nd overall amongst FCS schools. Schedule strength so far rated pretty weak, even with an FBS team on the slate.
http://sagarin.com/sports/cfsend.htm

Right now, Sagarin thinks SHSU (101) would be favored over ECU (114). Kind of doubt the season ends that way, but it's possible if ECU goes in the tank. Hope they turn it around vs the gobblers next week.
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RE: New Rankings and ratings after week 2
(09-11-2017 07:47 AM)Potomac Wrote:  
(09-11-2017 07:33 AM)JMURocks Wrote:  A lot of these rankings (eg Sagarin) are "weighted" based on prior years and other factors. Sagarin gives NDSU credit for years prior to last year still. This is phased out as the season progresses and the teams are more "connected"

Bottom line is these algorithmic ratings become more accurate as the season progresses. Stats and Coaches polls are the ones I view as significant for now, as it may have some influence at playoff time in determining seeds.

People forget that NDSU has been a semifinal appearance at worst for seven consecutive seasons now. They have not been eliminated earlier in the playoffs them the semifinals since they became eligible for the FCS playoffs beginning in 2010.

These computer models give them credit because they continue to win the overwhelming majority of the time.

NDSU has been at least the semis in at least 6 straight seasons. The 1st year they were eligible for the playoffs was 2008. The 1st year they made the playoffs was 2010. Their 6 year streak of making at least the semis started in 2011.

I know we have a couple of NDSU lurkers on here that can correct this if wrong.
2004 8-3 1st year playing mostly I-AA schedule (played 3 Div III) (ineligible for playoffs)
2005 7-4 1st year playing full (now) MVFC schedule (ineligible for playoffs)
2006 10-1 (only loss @ Minnesota) (ineligible for playoffs)
2007 10-1 (2 I-A wins over Minnesota and C Mich) (ineligible for playoffs)
2008 6-5 (1st year eligible for playoffs)
2009 3-8
2010 7-4/4-4 1st year in playoffs. Playoffs went from 16 to 20 teams that season, they may have gotten the last at large. Win over Kansas regular season. Lost in the quarterfinals @ #5 seed EWU in OT on a very controversial call in OT. EWU went on to win the NC game over UD..
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