These are the computer's Projected Final Rankings for the end of the regular season. They do not include the ACC, Big Ten, CUSA, MAC, Mountain West, PAC-12 and SEC Championship games or Bowl Games. These are NOT presented in order of team power. They reflect a combination of team power and W-L record.
College Football Poll.com's unique preseason forecast is based on the Congrove Computer Rankings which "plays" every game and projects what should happen based on a number of factors that include each teams' returning talent and difficulty of schedule.
Since its inception in 1993, the computer's preseason projections have correctly pegged at least one national title contestant 12 times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011).
It's not unusual for the computer to forecast undefeated regular season records for multiple teams or, as is the case this year, multiple 1-loss teams. Given the fact that each team only plays about 10% of the 125-team field, the argument could be made that multiple teams should well out-perform the field each and every season. However, math can not predict which teams will succumb to pressure, make too many mistakes, take the huge underdog opponent lightly, lose key players to injuries, or encounter bad luck.
That's why no one can claim a trophy until the games are played and won.
About the computer.
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