For my own edification, I did top 25 and top 50 wins for the top teams (and obviously losses). I'm also sorting by conference rather than rank: Spoiler: Data Notre Dame Top 25 wins: MICHIGAN (4), STANFORD (25) Top 50 wins: NONE Losses: NONE Bama Top 25 wins: TAMU (21), MIZZOU (23), @LSU (18), MS ST (19) Top 50 wins: NONE Losses: NONE UGA Top 25 wins: @MIZZOU (23), UF (22), AUBURN (20) Top 50 wins: @SOUTH CAROLINA (49), @KENTUCKY (48) Losses: @LSU (18) LSU Top 25 wins: @AUBURN (20), UGA (3), MS ST (19) Top 50 wins: MIAMI (30) Losses: @UF (22), BAMA (1) Michigan Top 25 wins: PSU (13), WISCONSIN (17) Top 50 wins: @MSU (32) Losses: @ND (6) OSU Top 25 wins: @PSU (13) Top 50 wins: @MSU (32) Losses: @PURDUE (40) Clemson Top 25 wins: @TAMU (21) Top 50 wins: CUSE (39), NC ST (49), @BC (46) Losses: NONE OU Top 25 wins: NONE Top 50 wins: @IA ST (34), @TTU (26), OK ST (27) Losses: TEXAS (41) WVU Top 25 wins: NONE Top 50 wins: @TTU (26), @ TEXAS (41) Losses: @IA ST (34) WSU Top 25 wins: UTAH (15), @STANFORD (25) Top 50 wins: NONE Losses: @USC (36) Some thoughts: Almost all the losses listed are on the road or neutral site. Relatedly, lots of the losses on the road occurred against lower ranked teams (e.g. WSU losing @USC, WVU losing @IA ST, OSU losing @Purdue, etc.). Consequently, road wins and home losses should be weighed heavily. To that point, Bama winning @LSU is a big effing statement. The Pac 12 isn't as bad as I thought. It's comparable to the Big 12. The ACC probably doesn't get enough crap, after Clemson it's pretty ugly. The worst losses listed above by a fair margin are OSU @Purdue, WVU @IA ST, and WSU @USC. Those teams should be dinged accordingly. I was overrating LSU a bit in my mind. That loss @UF isn't pretty and they were lucky to get 3/4 games against the top 50 at home. Compared to UGA who has won 3/5 of their games against the top 50 on the road. UGA is a worthy CCG participant. Clemson's schedule is dreadful. They will be the most untested semifinalist if they make it - even the Big12 champion will have 2 games against the other top 10 Big12 team if they should make it. I'm flipping ND over Michigan. However, if UM can beat OSU on the road, that's enough for me to flip them again, wins against top 50 Cuse and top 50 @USC notwithstanding. Same with respect to UGA. The loser of the SEC CCG will have a legitimate argument that they are still a top 4 team. Going on resume alone UGA belongs ahead of Michigan, and based on the eye test ahead of ND and on par with Clemson. But with things this close, I think being a conference champion should be enough to push non-SEC teams into the Final 4. I totally support a 5+3 approach though going forward for this reason. WVU @OK ST on Saturday is IMMENSE! ND @USC in week 12 is an opportunity for them to make a decent statement, especially if USC wins against UCLA and WSU can continue holding serve, since WSU lost @USC. Other regular season games that could shake things up: Bama vs. Auburn, WSU vs. Washington, Michigan @OSU, and LSU @TAMU (since Clemson and Bama also played them). Zoso's revised Top 10: 1. Bama 2. Clemson 3. UGA 4. ND 5. Michigan 6. LSU 7. OU 8. OSU 9. WSU 10. WVU Edit: I'm putting UGA 3 and ND 4.