≡ Menu

A week ago, Iowa beat Ohio State 55-24 and recorded the single-best SRS game score (87.5) of the 2017 season. And after the Buckeyes crushed Michigan State on Saturday, that win looks even better: it now measures a whopping 88.5 in the SRS. And yet, it is no longer the top game of the year, not after what Miami just did.

At home against the then-#1 team in the SRS, Notre Dame, the Hurricanes crushed the Irish 41-8. Because Notre Dame still has an impressive 62.2 SRS rating, the 33-point win — which gets knocked down to 27 due to home field and as part of the compression against blowouts — produced an SRS score of 89.2, the best game of the year. And the Buckeyes win over MSU? That was the third best performance of the season, scoring an SRS score of 81.7. And let’s not forget about what Auburn did to Georgia — the Tigers produced the 7th-best game of the year by SRS standards. The table below shows the single-game SRS scores from this week:

DateTm_ConfPFOppPAH/RW/LDiffMOVOpp_ConfSOSSRS
11-11-2017Miami FL_ACC41Notre Dame8HomeWin3327IND62.289.2
11-11-2017Ohio State_B1048Michigan St3HomeWin4533B1048.781.7
11-11-2017Auburn_SEC40Georgia17HomeWin2320SEC59.679.6
11-11-2017Wisconsin_B1038Iowa14HomeWin2421B1053.274.2
11-11-2017Oklahoma_B1238TCU20HomeWin1815B1254.969.9
11-08-2017Ohio U._MAC38Toledo10HomeWin2824.5MAC43.367.8
11-11-2017Wake Forest_ACC64Syracuse43RoadWin2124ACC43.367.3
11-10-2017Stanford_P1230Washington22HomeWin87P1258.565.5
11-11-2017Minnesota_B1054Nebraska21HomeWin3327B1038.165.1
11-11-2017Michigan_B1035Maryland10RoadWin2526B1038.764.7
11-11-2017Oklahoma St_B1249Iowa St42RoadWin710B1253.163.1
11-11-2017Penn State_B1035Rutgers6HomeWin2925B1037.162.1
11-11-2017Georgia Tech_ACC28Virginia Tech22HomeWin67ACC54.761.7
11-11-2017Alabama_SEC31Mississippi St24RoadWin710SEC51.561.5
11-11-2017Missouri_SEC50Tennessee17HomeWin3327SEC33.960.9
11-11-2017Clemson_ACC31Florida St14HomeWin1714ACC44.858.8
11-11-2017Kentucky_SEC44Vanderbilt21RoadWin2325SEC30.955.9
11-11-2017Texas A&M_SEC55New Mexico14HomeWin4131MWC24.455.4
11-11-2017Florida Atlantic_CUSA48Louisiana Tech23RoadWin2526CUSA28.954.9
11-11-2017North Carolina St_ACC17Boston College14RoadWin37ACC47.254.2
11-11-2017Southern Cal_P1238Colorado24RoadWin1417P1236.753.7
11-11-2017Northwestern_B1023Purdue13HomeWin107B1046.553.5
11-11-2017Louisville_ACC38Virginia21HomeWin1714ACC38.652.6
11-11-2017Washington St_P1233Utah25RoadWin811P1241.452.4
11-11-2017Mississippi St_SEC24Alabama31HomeLoss-7-10SEC62.452.4
11-11-2017LSU_SEC33Arkansas10HomeWin2320SEC31.451.4
11-11-2017West Virginia_B1228Kansas St23RoadWin58B1242.650.6
11-11-2017Wyoming_MWC28Air Force14RoadWin1417MWC32.449.4
11-11-2017UCLA_P1244Arizona St37HomeWin77P1242.149.1
11-11-2017Florida St_ACC14Clemson31RoadLoss-17-14ACC62.448.4
11-11-2017Army_IND21Duke16HomeWin57ACC40.647.6
11-11-2017Iowa St_B1242Oklahoma St49HomeLoss-7-10B1256.846.8
11-09-2017Northern Illinois_MAC63Ball St17HomeWin4633.5MAC13.146.6
11-09-2017North Carolina_ACC34Pittsburgh31RoadWin37ACC39.646.6
11-11-2017Boise St_MWC59Colorado St52RoadWin710MWC36.546.5
11-11-2017Central Florida_Amer49Connecticut24HomeWin2522Amer23.945.9
11-11-2017Boston College_ACC14North Carolina St17HomeLoss-3-7ACC52.145.1
11-10-2017Washington_P1222Stanford30RoadLoss-8-7P1251.444.4
11-11-2017Texas Tech_B1238Baylor24NeutWin1414B1230.344.3
11-11-2017Virginia Tech_ACC22Georgia Tech28RoadLoss-6-7ACC51.244.2
11-10-2017Temple_Amer35Cincinnati24RoadWin1114Amer30.244.2
11-08-2017Central Michigan_MAC42Eastern Michigan30HomeWin129MAC35.144.1
11-11-2017Nevada_MWC59San José St14HomeWin4533MWC10.943.9
11-11-2017Mississippi_SEC50Louisiana-Lafayette22HomeWin2824.5SUN19.243.7
11-11-2017TCU_B1220Oklahoma38RoadLoss-18-15B1258.743.7
11-11-2017South Carolina_SEC28Florida20HomeWin87SEC35.742.7
11-11-2017Navy_Amer43SMU40HomeWin30Amer42.342.3
11-11-2017Arizona_P1249Oregon St28HomeWin2118P1224.242.2
11-08-2017Western Michigan_MAC48Kent St20HomeWin2824.5MAC17.742.2
11-11-2017SMU_Amer40Navy43RoadLoss-30Amer41.641.6
11-11-2017Troy_SUN42Coastal Car.17RoadWin2526SUN15.241.2
11-11-2017Purdue_B1013Northwestern23RoadLoss-10-7B1047.940.9
11-11-2017South Alabama_SUN24Arkansas St19HomeWin57SUN33.940.9
11-11-2017Indiana_B1024Illinois14RoadWin1013B1027.740.7
11-10-2017Brigham Young_IND31UNLV21RoadWin1013MWC27.640.6
11-11-2017Iowa_B1014Wisconsin38RoadLoss-24-21B1060.439.4
11-11-2017Kansas St_B1223West Virginia28HomeLoss-5-8B1246.838.8
11-11-2017Rutgers_B106Penn State35RoadLoss-29-25B1063.738.7
11-11-2017Georgia_SEC17Auburn40RoadLoss-23-20SEC58.238.2
11-11-2017North Texas_CUSA45UTEP10HomeWin3528CUSA10.138.1
11-07-2017Miami OH_MAC24Akron14HomeWin107MAC30.737.7
11-11-2017Massachusetts_IND44Maine31NeutWin1313fcs24.537.5
11-11-2017Utah_P1225Washington St33HomeLoss-8-11P1248.537.5
11-11-2017UAB_CUSA24Texas-San Antonio19RoadWin58CUSA29.337.3
11-11-2017Old Dominion_CUSA37Florida Int'l30RoadWin710CUSA26.836.8
11-11-2017Florida_SEC20South Carolina28RoadLoss-8-7SEC43.636.6
11-11-2017Fresno St_MWC31Hawai`i21RoadWin1013MWC23.236.2
11-11-2017Kansas_B1227Texas42RoadLoss-15-12B1247.935.9
11-11-2017Colorado St_MWC52Boise St59HomeLoss-7-10MWC45.635.6
11-11-2017Colorado_P1224Southern Cal38HomeLoss-14-17P1252.335.3
11-11-2017Connecticut_Amer24Central Florida49RoadLoss-25-22Amer56.734.7
11-11-2017Texas_B1242Kansas27HomeWin1512B122234
11-11-2017Arizona St_P1237UCLA44RoadLoss-7-7P1240.733.7
11-07-2017Buffalo_MAC38Bowling Green28HomeWin107MAC25.732.7
11-09-2017Appalachian St_SUN27Georgia Southern6HomeWin2118SUN14.632.6
11-11-2017Marshall_CUSA30Western Kentucky23HomeWin77CUSA25.332.3
11-11-2017Middle Tennessee St_CUSA35UNC-Charlotte21RoadWin1417CUSA15.232.2
11-11-2017Tulane_Amer31East Carolina24RoadWin710Amer22.132.1
11-11-2017Virginia_ACC21Louisville38RoadLoss-17-14ACC45.931.9
11-11-2017Duke_ACC16Army21RoadLoss-5-7IND38.731.7
11-11-2017Notre Dame_IND8Miami FL41RoadLoss-33-27ACC58.531.5
11-11-2017Baylor_B1224Texas Tech38NeutLoss-14-14B1245.231.2
11-11-2017Western Kentucky_CUSA23Marshall30RoadLoss-7-7CUSA38.231.2
11-11-2017Michigan St_B103Ohio State48RoadLoss-45-33B1062.529.5
11-11-2017Oregon St_P1228Arizona49RoadLoss-21-18P1247.229.2
11-09-2017Pittsburgh_ACC31North Carolina34HomeLoss-3-7ACC35.428.4
11-11-2017Illinois_B1014Indiana24HomeLoss-10-13B104128
11-07-2017Bowling Green_MAC28Buffalo38RoadLoss-10-7MAC34.227.2
11-11-2017Syracuse_ACC43Wake Forest64HomeLoss-21-24ACC51.127.1
11-11-2017Maryland_B1010Michigan35HomeLoss-25-26B1052.826.8
11-11-2017Arkansas_SEC10LSU33RoadLoss-23-20SEC46.426.4
11-11-2017Hawai`i_MWC21Fresno St31HomeLoss-10-13MWC39.426.4
11-11-2017Southern Miss_CUSA43Rice34RoadWin912CUSA14.226.2
11-07-2017Akron_MAC14Miami OH24RoadLoss-10-7MAC32.225.2
11-08-2017Eastern Michigan_MAC30Central Michigan42RoadLoss-12-9MAC33.724.7
11-11-2017East Carolina_Amer24Tulane31HomeLoss-7-10Amer33.923.9
11-11-2017Air Force_MWC14Wyoming28HomeLoss-14-17MWC37.120.1
11-10-2017Cincinnati_Amer24Temple35HomeLoss-11-14Amer33.919.9
11-11-2017Georgia St_SUN33Texas St-San Marcos30RoadWin37SUN12.519.5
11-11-2017Texas-San Antonio_CUSA19UAB24HomeLoss-5-8CUSA27.319.3
11-11-2017Louisiana Tech_CUSA23Florida Atlantic48HomeLoss-25-26CUSA44.718.7
11-11-2017Arkansas St_SUN19South Alabama24RoadLoss-5-7SUN25.318.3
11-08-2017Toledo_MAC10Ohio U.38RoadLoss-28-24.5MAC42.818.3
11-11-2017Texas St-San Marcos_SUN30Georgia St33HomeLoss-3-7SUN23.916.9
11-11-2017Nebraska_B1021Minnesota54RoadLoss-33-27B1043.516.5
11-11-2017Rice_CUSA34Southern Miss43HomeLoss-9-12CUSA28.316.3
11-11-2017Tennessee_SEC17Missouri50RoadLoss-33-27SEC41.414.4
11-11-2017Florida Int'l_CUSA30Old Dominion37HomeLoss-7-10CUSA23.513.5
11-10-2017UNLV_MWC21Brigham Young31HomeLoss-10-13IND26.313.3
11-09-2017Georgia Southern_SUN6Appalachian St27RoadLoss-21-18SUN31.213.2
11-11-2017Vanderbilt_SEC21Kentucky44HomeLoss-23-25SEC37.712.7
11-11-2017Louisiana-Lafayette_SUN22Mississippi50RoadLoss-28-24.5SEC36.411.9
11-11-2017UNC-Charlotte_CUSA21Middle Tennessee St35HomeLoss-14-17CUSA28.911.9
11-08-2017Kent St_MAC20Western Michigan48RoadLoss-28-24.5MAC36.311.8
11-11-2017New Mexico_MWC14Texas A&M55RoadLoss-41-31SEC41.410.4
11-11-2017Coastal Car._SUN17Troy42HomeLoss-25-26SUN34.58.5
11-09-2017Ball St_MAC17Northern Illinois63RoadLoss-46-33.5MAC40.77.2
11-11-2017UTEP_CUSA10North Texas45RoadLoss-35-28CUSA324
11-11-2017San José St_MWC14Nevada59RoadLoss-45-33MWC28-5

The full week 11 SRS ratings are below. As always thanks to Dr. Peter R. Wolfe for providing the weekly game logs.

Notre Dame was at 66.0 last week; but with the embarrassing loss to Miami along with Georgia dropping by three full points after the Auburn game, the Irish are down to 5th in the SRS at 62.2.

RkTeamConfDivConf RkGMOVSOSSRSREC
1Penn StateB10B10-East1102043.763.78-2
2Ohio StateB10B10-East2101844.562.58-2
3ClemsonACCACC-Atl11015.846.662.49-1
4AlabamaSECSEC-West11023.139.362.410-0
5Notre DameINDInd11015.147.162.28-2
6WisconsinB10B10-West31020.539.960.410-0
7GeorgiaSECSEC-East2101841.759.69-1
8OklahomaB12B121101543.758.79-1
9WashingtonP12P12-North1102038.558.58-2
10Miami FLACCACC-Coas2914.843.658.59-0
11AuburnSECSEC-West31017.24158.28-2
12Oklahoma StB12B1221013.743.256.88-2
13Central FloridaAmerAmer-East1924.332.456.79-0
14TCUB12B1231015.339.654.98-2
15Virginia TechACCACC-Coas31012.941.954.87-3
16IowaB10B10-West4105.547.753.26-4
17Iowa StB12B124107.845.353.16-4
18MichiganB10B10-East51011.141.752.88-2
19Southern CalP12P12-South2118.843.552.39-2
20North Carolina StACCACC-Atl4106.14652.17-3
21Mississippi StSECSEC-West41011.140.451.57-3
22StanfordP12P12-North31010.540.951.47-3
23Georgia TechACCACC-Coas596.145.151.35-4
24Wake ForestACCACC-Atl6108.542.751.16-4
25Michigan StB10B10-East610-0.248.948.77-3
26Washington StP12P12-North4118.739.848.59-2
27NorthwesternB10B10-West7103.644.347.97-3
28TexasB12B125105.94247.95-5
29Boston CollegeACCACC-Atl710-1.448.647.25-5
30ArizonaP12P12-South51010.436.947.27-3
31West VirginiaB12B126108.738.146.87-3
32PurdueB10B10-West8102.843.846.54-6
33LSUSECSEC-West510739.446.47-3
34South FloridaAmerAmer-East2917.728.446.18-1
35LouisvilleACCACC-Atl8105.540.445.96-4
36Boise StMWCMWC-Mntn11010.535.145.68-2
37Texas TechB12B12710342.245.25-5
38MemphisAmerAmer-West399.535.444.98-1
39Florida StACCACC-Atl99-6.751.544.83-6
40Florida AtlanticCUSACUSA-East11011.73344.77-3
41OregonP12P12-North6101.543.244.65-5
42South CarolinaSECSEC-East6104.339.343.67-3
43MinnesotaB10B10-West9104.339.343.55-5
44SyracuseACCACC-Atl1010-0.243.543.34-6
45ToledoMACMAC-West1109.533.843.38-2
46San Diego StMWCMWC-West2108.93442.88-2
47Ohio U.MACMAC-East21013.629.242.88-2
48Kansas StB12B128104.138.542.65-5
49SMUAmerAmer-West4106.735.642.36-4
50Arizona StP12P12-South710-1.843.942.15-5
51NavyAmerAmer-West592.838.841.66-3
52MissouriSECSEC-East7103.338.141.45-5
53Texas A&MSECSEC-West8102.738.741.46-4
54UtahP12P12-South8103.338.141.45-5
55HoustonAmerAmer-West695.136.241.36-3
56IndianaB10B10-East1010-1.342.3414-6
57CaliforniaP12P12-North910-1.34240.85-5
58UCLAP12P12-South1010-2.443.140.75-5
59Northern IllinoisMACMAC-West3109.830.940.77-3
60DukeACCACC-Coas11100.440.240.64-6
61PittsburghACCACC-Coas1210-3.44339.64-6
62Fresno StMWCMWC-West310930.439.47-3
63ArmyINDInd2108.83038.78-2
64MarylandB10B10-East1110-846.638.74-6
65VirginiaACCACC-Coas1310038.638.66-4
66MarshallCUSACUSA-East2108.529.738.27-3
67NebraskaB10B10-West1210-6.444.538.14-6
68KentuckySECSEC-East9102.73537.77-3
69WyomingMWCMWC-Mntn4105.831.337.17-3
70RutgersB10B10-East1310-5.442.437.14-6
71ColoradoP12P12-South1111-1.137.836.75-6
72Colorado StMWCMWC-Mntn5113.932.636.66-5
73MississippiSECSEC-West1010-0.837.136.45-5
74Western MichiganMACMAC-West4106.729.636.36-4
75FloridaSECSEC-East119-7.443.135.73-6
76North CarolinaACCACC-Coas1410-10.245.635.42-8
77Eastern MichiganMACMAC-West5101.333.935.13-7
78Utah StMWCMWC-Mntn610133.734.65-5
79TroySUNSun1109.425.134.58-2
80BuffaloMACMAC-East6100.933.334.24-6
81TulaneAmerAmer-West710-1.435.333.94-6
82TempleAmerAmer-East810-1.935.833.95-5
83TennesseeSECSEC-East1210-5.439.333.94-6
84Arkansas StSUNSun2812.421.533.95-3
85Central MichiganMACMAC-West7100.333.433.76-4
86Air ForceMWCMWC-Mntn710-0.132.532.44-6
87Miami OHMACMAC-East810-1.533.732.24-6
88North TexasCUSACUSA-West3103.128.9327-3
89ArkansasSECSEC-West1310-7.538.931.44-6
90Appalachian StSUNSun3105.525.731.26-4
91VanderbiltSECSEC-East1410-637314-6
92AkronMACMAC-East910-2.132.830.75-5
93BaylorB12B12910-10.340.630.31-9
94CincinnatiAmerAmer-East910-9.739.930.23-7
95TulsaAmerAmer-West1010-7.137.1302-8
96Texas-San AntonioCUSACUSA-West498.221.129.35-4
97Louisiana TechCUSACUSA-West510-1.13028.94-6
98Middle Tennessee StCUSACUSA-East610-1.730.628.95-5
99Southern MissCUSACUSA-West7103.724.628.36-4
100NevadaMWCMWC-West810-6.534.5282-8
101IllinoisB10B10-West1410-12.840.427.72-8
102UNLVMWCMWC-West910-3.731.327.74-6
103MassachusettsINDInd310-1.929.427.53-7
104UABCUSACUSA-West8107.120.227.37-3
105Florida Int'lCUSACUSA-East99-1.428.226.86-3
106Brigham YoungINDInd411-8.935.226.33-8
107Bowling GreenMACMAC-East1010-10.536.225.72-8
108New Mexico StSUNSun49-0.426.125.64-5
109Western KentuckyCUSACUSA-East10100.824.625.45-5
110South AlabamaSUNSun510-2.72825.34-6
111Louisiana-MonroeSUNSun69-0.42524.54-5
112IdahoSUNSun79-5.429.824.53-6
113New MexicoMWCMWC-Mntn1010-933.324.43-7
114Oregon StP12P12-North1210-1842.324.31-9
115Georgia StSUNSun89-0.424.323.96-3
116ConnecticutAmerAmer-East1110-1336.923.93-7
117Old DominionCUSACUSA-East1110-8.632.123.54-6
118Hawai`iMWCMWC-West1110-8.331.423.23-7
119East CarolinaAmerAmer-East1210-18.640.722.12-8
120KansasB12B121010-19.241.2221-9
121Louisiana-LafayetteSUNSun99-8.727.919.24-5
122Kent StMACMAC-East1110-19.837.517.72-8
123Coastal Car.SUNSun1010-13.428.615.21-9
124UNC-CharlotteCUSACUSA-East1210-14.729.915.21-9
125Georgia SouthernSUNSun119-18.833.414.60-9
126RiceCUSACUSA-West1310-1832.214.21-9
127Ball StMACMAC-West1210-17.730.813.12-8
128Texas St-San MarcosSUNSun1210-11.924.412.52-8
129San José StMWCMWC-West1211-22.933.810.91-10
130UTEPCUSACUSA-West1410-22.732.810.10-10

You might be surprised to see Penn State back at #1, but the Nittany Lions rank 5th in adjusted MOV and 17th in SOS. They are one of a number of teams that are Pareto Efficient at the top of the college football standings. The biggest problem for the Nittany Lions was that they scored their points inefficiently: a 31-13 win over Michigan and a 31-27 win over Michigan State wouldn’t change their points differential, but it would change the perception about the school much more than the 42-13 win over Michigan and 27-24 loss to the Spartans that actually occurred.

Miami is a fascinating 10-0, and the Hurricanes are a little underrated in the SRS because their worst game of the year came against FSC Bethune Cookman. Take out that game, and Miami has a 13.6 MOV, 46.9 SOS, and 60.6 SRS, which is probably more appropriate. OTOH, Miami still won by just 5 against a terrible North Carolina team, and had one-score wins over Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Syracuse. Prior to the win against Notre Dame, Miami could really only brag about beating Virginia Tech by 18 points.

But the Hurricanes final two games of the regular season are against two of the worst three teams in the conference in Pittsburgh and Virginia. Miami is all but certain to make it to Charlotte for the ACC Championship Game with an 11-0 perfect record, and to clinch its spot into the playoff with a win over Clemson.