2015 FBS Roby Ratings (11/15)

And then there were five.  Houston, Oklahoma St., Iowa, and Clemson all prevailed in nail biters and remained alive in the hunt for a playoff bid.

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Team                           Record                     Result                          Next Opponent

  1. Ohio State              (10-0)                 Beat Illinois 28-3                vs. Michigan St. Nov 21
  2. Oklahoma State      (10-0)                Beat Iowa State 35-31        vs. Baylor Nov. 21
  3. Clemson                  (10-0)                Beat Syracuse 37-27          vs. Wake Forest Nov 21
  4. Houston                   (10-0)                Beat Memphis 35-34          at Connecticut Nov 21
  5. Iowa                         (10-0)                Beat Minnesota 40-35        vs Purdue Nov 21
  6. Alabama                   (9-1)                  Beat Mississippi St. 31-6    vs Charleston Southern Nov 21
  7. North Carolina          (9-1)                  Beat Miami (FL) 59-21        at Virginia Tech Nov 21
  8. Notre Dame              (9-1)                  Beat Wake Forest 28-7       at Boston College Nov 21
  9. Oklahoma                 (9-1)                  Beat Baylor 44-34               vs TCU Nov 21
  10. Navy                          (8-1)                 Beat SMU 55-14                  at Tulsa Nov 21
  11. Florida                       (9-1)                  Beat So. Carolina 24-14     vs Florida Atlantic Nov 21
  12. TCU                          (9-1)                   Beat Kansas 23-17             at Oklahoma Nov 21
  13. Michigan State          (9-1)                  Beat Maryland 24-7             at Ohio State Nov 21
  14. Toledo                       (8-1)                Beat Cent Michigan 28-23     at Bowling Green Nov 17
  15. Baylor                        (8-1)                  Lost to Oklahoma 34-44      at Oklahoma St Nov 21
  16. Florida State             (8-2)                  Beat NC State 34-17            vs Chattanooga Nov 21
  17. Wisconsin                  (8-2)                  Open Date                           vs Northwestern Nov 21
  18.  Bowling Green          (8-2)               Beat West Michigan 41-27     vs Toledo Nov 17
  19. Michigan                     (8-2)               Beat Indiana 48-41 (2OT)      at Penn State Nov 21
  20. Northwestern              (7-2)                Beat Purdue 21-14                at Wisconsin Nov 21
  21. Western Kentucky      (8-2)                Open Date                             vs Florida Int’natl Nov 21
  22. Ga. Southern              (7-2)                 Beat Troy 45-10                    at Georgia Nov 21
  23. Marshall                      (9-2)                 Beat Fla. Internat’l 52-0         at Western Ky Nov 27
  24. Appalachian St.           (8-2)                 Beat Idaho 47-20                  vs Louisiana Nov 28
  25. Stanford                       (8-2)                Lost to Oregon 36-38             vs California Nov 21
  26. Utah                              (8-2)                Lost to Arizona 30-37            vs UCLA Nov 21
  27. Temple                          (8-2)                Lost to USF 23-44                  vs Memphis Nov 21
  28. LSU                               (7-2)               Lost to Arkansas 14-31           at Ole Miss Nov 21
  29. Memphis                        (8-2)               Lost to Houston 34-35            at Temple Nov 21

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. FIVE 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 second in the second week of the 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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