The Top 25 based on number of wins against teams currently ranked

A tweet from @AP_Top25 on twitter got me thinking about the number of quality wins a team really has during a season.

Their tweet…

I started digging in and was a bit surprised when you look at how high some of these teams are ranked…. Ohio State and Stanford specifically when you look at their quality of wins. I started by finding the number of wins each team had against the current BCS and AP Polls. To break ties I used the average rank of the teams they beat and when that wasn’t enough I gave the edge to the team with the best current rank. here’s what I came up with.

Note: Arkansas has wins over the #3 and #4 team on the list with our only two losses to the #1 and #6 team. Is Arkansas underrated?

#TeamBCS RankWins vs BCS Top25Road / Neutral wins vs the BCS Top25AP RankWins vs AP Top25Average Rank
1Auburn#152#251.333
2Arkansas#743#845.667
3LSU#1030#1138.000
4Texas A&M#1820#19213.667
5Missouri#1221#15210.667
6Alabama#1621#17213.000
7Nebraska#1321#13211.000
8Oklahoma#921#1029.000
9Oregon#220#114.667
10Boise State#111#929.667
11Michigan State#81#718.333
12Wisconsin#51#417.000
13Nevada#171#14114.667
14HawaiiNR1#25121.667
15South Carolina#191#18117.333
16Oklahoma State#141#16115.333
17TCU#31#317.667
18Stanford#41#509.000
19Ohio State#60#6010.333
20Virginia Tech#150#12015.667
21Florida State#210#20020.667
22Utah#200#21021.000
23Mississippi State#220#22022.333
24West Virginia#240#23023.667
25Northern Illinois#250#24024.333
26Arizona#230-024.500

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