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2010 Elite Selection Playoff: Week Fourteen

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2010 Elite Selection Playoff: Week Fourteen

Editor’s note: Be sure to check back for the final installment of the ESP when the final AV Ranking (AVR) will be used to predict the bowl game outcomes. The previous week’s results can be found here: 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6.

The season ended with three undefeated teams but only two will be playing for the BCS National Championship in Glendale. TCU, once again, is on the outside looking in as Auburn and Oregon will meet January 10th to decide the 2010 season champion.

The top 10 teams in the final ESP rankings look very similar to the BCS with a few exceptions. Auburn, Oregon and TCU hold the top three spots in both but Stanford is 6th in the ESP and 4th in the BCS. Five of the remaining six teams—Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Arkansas—round out the rest of the top 10 in both rankings. The only major disparity is with Boise State and LSU. The ESP has the Broncos at 7th, the BCS 11, while the BCS puts LSU at 10th and the ESP has the Tigers at 11th.

If there is one team who was left out of the mix for no good reason, it’s Michigan State. The Spartans had the same record as fellow Big Ten conference teams Wisconsin and Ohio State, beat the Badgers in the only head-to-head matchup, and were left out of the BCS despite the other two getting invites to the Rose and Sugar Bowls respectively.

The Irish finished the year ranked 26th in the AVR. Notre Dame played the toughest strength of schedule in the country, ranked 20th in quality wins/losses (QWL), 45th in adjusted win percentage (AWP), 49th in margin of victory (MOV), and 37th in team performance ratio (TPR). The relatively lofty TPR ranking is owed mostly to a defense that improved steadily over the course of the season to finish 16th in defensive TPR. The offense, on the other hand, regressed from 2009 to rank 69th in offensive TPR.

Elite Selection Playoff (ESP)
RankTeamAP PollCoaches PollAV RankingPoints
1Auburn1211
2Oregon2120.986
3TCU3340.918
4Wisconsin4470.851
5Ohio State6650.824
6Stanford5580.81
7Boise St101030.743
8Michigan St77100.729
8Oklahoma9960.729
10Arkansas8890.716
11LSU1112140.554
12Virginia Tech1211150.54
13Missouri1414110.527
14Oklahoma St1613120.5
14Nevada1315130.5
16Alabama1518170.378
17Nebraska1716180.364
17Texas A&M1817160.364
19South Carolina1920190.27
20Utah2019200.256
21West Virginia2221220.175
22Florida St2323230.121
22Mississippi St2122270.121
24Hawai`i2425210.108
25Central FloridaNR24250.04
AV Ranking (AVR)
RankTeamPointsStrength of ScheduleQuality Wins/LossesAdjusted Win PercentageMargin of VictoryTeam Performance Ratio
1Auburn12513106
2Oregon0.92410212134
3Boise St0.9096215511
4TCU0.90710622223
5Ohio State0.8666088842
6Oklahoma0.86555101715
7Wisconsin0.85387107510
8Stanford0.8448688565
9Arkansas0.843174141912
10Michigan St0.842721482518
11Missouri0.833306151811
12Oklahoma St0.8213219121316
13Nevada0.81611394726
14LSU0.8131911152721
15Virginia Tech0.796752910128
16Texas A&M0.77883212417
17Alabama0.774072187
18Nebraska0.76582191523
19South Carolina0.733613273013
20Utah0.7269688121651
21Hawai`i0.7219317191114
22West Virginia0.6887360212027
23Florida St0.6783765272125
24Northern Illinois0.6611178817919
25Central Florida0.65611588171444
Adjusted Win Percentage (AWP)
RankTeamPoints
1Oregon1
2TCU0.991
3Auburn0.98
4Nevada0.912
5Boise St0.909
5Stanford0.909
7Wisconsin0.901
8Michigan St0.892
8Ohio State0.892
10Oklahoma0.828
Strength of Schedule (SOS)
RankTeamPoints
1Notre Dame1
2Oregon St0.891
3UNLV0.886
4Minnesota0.842
5Oklahoma0.794
6South Carolina0.789
7Iowa St0.761
8Texas A&M0.76
9Illinois0.751
10Cincinnati0.75
Team Performance Ratio (TPR)
RankTeamPoints
1Boise St1
2Ohio State0.932
3TCU0.913
4Oregon0.871
5Stanford0.869
6Auburn0.864
7Alabama0.853
8Virginia Tech0.852
9Iowa0.839
10Wisconsin0.834
Margin of Victory (MOV)
RankTeamPoints
1Boise St1
2TCU0.981
3Oregon0.965
4Ohio State0.888
5Wisconsin0.836
6Stanford0.831
7Nevada0.827
8Alabama0.799
9Northern Illinois0.796
10Auburn0.787
Quality Wins/Losses (QWL)
RankTeamPoints
1Auburn1
2Nebraska0.664
3Texas A&M0.613
4Arkansas0.57
5Oklahoma0.569
6Missouri0.56
7Alabama0.467
8Iowa0.457
9Nevada0.455
10Wisconsin0.42

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