2013 Sun Belt
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 Sun Belt teams, Arkansas State gained the most at 5.70.
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 Sun Belt teams, Western Kentucky fell the most at 7.30.
Overall, the average change of teams in 2012 was a loss of 0.19 points.
Among current Sun Belt teams, the average change of teams in 2012 was a gain of 1.24 points.
Sun Belt Preseason Coaches Poll
All-Sun Belt Preseason Team
The Sun Belt loses FAU, FIU, Middle Tennessee and North Texas to Conference USA. It gains Texas State from the WAC, which dropped college football after the 2012 season, and former FCS member Georgia State.
Schedules with game-by-game computer projections, forecasted standings, rankings and analysis to come.