Our conference reports analyze what the Congrove Computer Rankings preseason forecast predicts. Team power ratings change weekly during the season to reflect the actual results of the games. For projecting results, 3 points are added to the home team.
During the 2012 season, from beginning to end, including bowl games:
Overall, 8 teams gained 10 or more "power points". Mississippi led the gainers at 15.16, followed by Arizona State at 14.24.
Among current Independent teams, Notre Dame gained the most at 4.69.
Overall, 18 teams gained 5.00 - 9.99 points.
Overall, 35 teams gained less than 5 points.
Overall, 32 teams fell less than 5 points.
Overall, 23 teams fell 5.00-9.99 points.
Overall, 8 teams fell 10 power points or more. Southern Miss fell the most at 17.55, followed by Auburn at 14.14.
Among current Independent teams, New Mexico State fell the most at 10.87.
Overall, the average change of teams in 2012 was a loss of 0.19 points.
Among current Independent teams, the average change of teams was a loss of 2.75 points.
Idaho and New Mexico State are refugees from the WAC which dropped football after the 2012 season due to realignment attrition. It's just a one-year fix as both schools will join the Sun Belt in 2014.
Schedules with game-by-game computer projections, forecasted standings, rankings and analysis to come.