The FRS would lead to a ranking that would finally exclude humans and have a respectable non-bias ranking. This is not a quasi power ranking developed from an over calculated complex formula like many other computer or mathematical ratings.
As I noted in a previous post, while there are some singular differences, overall, the teams in the AP Top 25 and the FRS Top 25 are remarkably close after the revision; 24 out of the top 25 teams are in both rankings. Also, 9 of the top 10 FRS teams placed in the AP top 10 and four of the top five in the FRS are also in the AP top five (penalty deductions were not figured in the revised rankings on this update).
The FRS is a unique type of ranking, but there have been statistical measures in the FRS also used in determining other playoff qualifiers such as the Illinois High School Association .
Purpose of the Fair Ranking System
The FRS is an objective system that should be used as a qualifier or gauge for the upcoming College Football Playoff. People are inevitably bias and a mathematical standing would be fairer. Listed below is the explanation and guidelines for the FRS. The rules and penalties would enforce stronger scheduling.
The system is still open to some minor tweaks, but for the most part, it is complete. I decided not to adjust the FRS for teams that play 13 season games or a championship game compared to teams that play the standard 12 game season. It is justifiable for a team to receive the true wins for the 13th opponent since they had to endure another game.
Explanation of the Fair Ranking System
True wins - total wins minus total losses
Total wins - team's wins, beaten opponents' wins, and beaten opponents' of beaten opponents wins.
Total losses - team's losses, lost to opponents' losses, and lost to opponents' of lost to opponents losses.
Other stats referred to in the FRS:
Beaten opponents' wins (BOW)
Lost to opponents' losses (LOL)
*True wins is the best statistic listed to determine what team has earned their rank.
Schedule Guidelines & Penalties
There would be only one FCS opponent allowed to be scheduled per season and a maximum of two consecutive seasons allowed of FCS opponent scheduling without penalty. If an FCS opponent is scheduled in the same season as seven home games, then no consecutive season of FCS opponent scheduling is allowed without penalty.
Each team would be penalized by subtracting the amount of total wins garnered from their defeated median opponent (in terms of true wins) for each violation listed above. If a team is winless, the team would be penalized by duplicating the total losses garnered from their median opponent (in terms of true wins) for each violation.
- Head to head results
- Head to head competition
- Beaten opponents' wins
- Lost to opponents' losses
- Margin of victory
FRS Top 25 before 2012-13 Bowl Season
2. Florida 468
3. Stanford 445
4. Ohio State 399
5. Alabama 390
6. Kansas State 378
7. Oregon 373
8. Georgia 341
9. LSU 338
10. Oklahoma 336
11. South Carolina 335
12. Nebraska 322
12. Texas A&M 322
14. Florida State 270
15. Clemson 257
16. Northern Illinois 255
17. Oregon State 241
18. San Jose State 227
19. Kent State 213
20. UCLA 206
21. Utah State 201
22. Cincinnati 182
23. Northwestern 178
24. Texas 177
25. Louisville 176
25. Michigan 176