2015 FBS Roby Ratings (11/8)

Alabama remained on track for a date with the post-season as they pinned a convincing loss on LSU and possibly cemented a likely Heisman Trophy for bruising runner Derrick Henry on Saturday.

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Team                           Record                     Result                          Next Opponent

    1. Ohio State             (9-0)                Beat Minnesota 28-14            at Illinois Nov 14
    2. Baylor                    (8-0)                Beat Kansas St. 31-24           vs Oklahoma Nov 14
    3. Oklahoma St.        (9-0)               Beat TCU 49-29                       at Iowa St. Nov 14
    4. Clemson                (9-0)                Beat Florida St. 23-13            at Syracuse Nov 14
    5. Houston                (9-0)                Beat Cincinnati 33-30            vs Memphis Nov 14
    6. Iowa                       (9-0)                Beat Indiana 35-27                 vs Minnesota Nov 14
    7. Stanford                (8-1)                Beat Colorado 42-10              vs Oregon Nov 14
    8. Alabama                (8-1)                Beat LSU 30-16                        at Mississippi St Nov 14
    9. North Carolina     (8-1)                 Beat Duke 66-31                     vs Miami (FL) Nov 14
    10. Notre Dame         (8-1)                 Beat Pittsburgh 42-30             vs Wake Forest Nov 14
    11. Oklahoma             (8-1)                 Beat Iowa St. 52-16                 at Baylor Nov 14
    12. Navy                      (7-1)                  Beat Memphis 45-20              vs SMU Nov 14
    13. Florida                   (8-1)                 Beat Vanderbilt 9-7                 at South Carolina Nov 14
    14. Utah                      (8-1)                  Beat Washington 34-23         at Arizona Nov 14
    15. Temple                  (8-1)                 Beat SMU 60-40                       at USF Nov 14
    16. TCU                       (8-1)                Lost to Oklahoma St. 29-49      vs Kansas Nov 14
    17. LSU                        (7-1)                  Lost to Alabama 16-30            vs Arkansas Nov 14
    18. Michigan St          (8-1)                  Lost to Nebraska 38-39           vs Maryland Nov 14
    19. Memphis              (8-1)                  Lost to Navy 20-45                    at Houston Nov 14
    20. Toledo                  (7-1)                   Lost to No. Illinois 27-32          at Central Michigan Nov 10
    21. BYU                       (7-2)                   Beat San Jose St. 17-16            at Missouri Nov 14
    22. Wisconsin             (8-2)                   Beat Maryland 31-24               vs Northwestern Nov 21
    23. Bowling Green    (7-2)                    Beat Ohio 62-24                        at Western Michigan Nov 11
    24. Mississippi St.     (7-2)                    Beat Missouri 31-13                  vs Alabama Nov 14
    25. Michigan             (7-2)                     Beat Rutgers 49-16                   at Indiana Nov 14
    26. Boise St.               (7-2)                    Open Date                                  vs New Mexico Nov 14
    27. UCLA                     (7-2)                    Beat Oregon St. 41-0                vs Washington St Nov 14
    28. Northwestern     (7-2)                     Beat Penn St 23-21                   vs Purdue Nov 14
    29. Western Ky          (8-2)                     Beat Fla. Atlantic 35-19            vs Fla. International Nov 21
    30. Ga. Southern       (6-2)                     Open Date                                  at Troy Nov 14
    31. Marshall              (8-2)                Lost to Middle Tenn 24-27 3OT     vs Fla. International Nov 14
    32. Appalachian St.  (7-2)                      Lost to Ark. St 27-40                   at Idaho Nov 14
    33. Florida St.            (7-2)                      Lost to Clemson 13-23              vs NC St Nov 14

It is the policy of this publication to never rank teams with a loss in front of teams without a loss. The editor recognizes that some teams with more talent that already have a loss may pass many of these unbeaten teams by the end of the FBS season. The process tends to work itself out over the course of a season. SIX teams in the FBS division remain in the ranks of the unbeaten. Alabama already has one loss, and is in the thick of the race for a playoff spot at the end of the regular season as they were ranked fourth in the first FBS Playoff Ratings last Tuesday.  This may well be the case for several teams that currently have one loss. The editor does not really believe that say, Houston would beat Alabama, but feels that the strength of their conference this season merits their inclusion in playoff consideration if they do indeed finish the regular season unbeaten.  Many of the teams above are currently ranked as a matter of principle, according to number of losses. Please roll with it………as previously stated, the process tends to work itself out anyway.  It is also the policy of this publication to never rank a team with three losses until that team has been invited to a bowl game.  It also makes sure that any team ranked by this publication during the season is likely to be worthy of engaging in post season activity. (Yes, a few teams making early season appearances will make a fast exit.)

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