Football Rankulator is the software utility which allows you to create
your own computer rankings of college Division 1-A football teams. You can also
keep an eye on the conference races, teams' schedule, strength of schedule, and
bowl elgibility, the polls, and the BCS standings.
Download a free demo version of the software today, and see how
fun and easy to use it is!
In the beginning we had the AP and Coaches polls. Then came the Bowl Championship
Series (BCS). The BCS included the AP and Coaches polls, but added strength of schedule,
quality wins, and a bunch of computer rankings to the mix. [Note: The "strength
of schedule" and "quality wins" ingredients have now been removed in the latest
round of BCS "tweaks"]
Computer rankings have been a big part of the BCS formula from the start. But
have you ever wondered how they work? What criteria do they use? Why do some teams
go up after they lose and other teams go down after they win?
If you want answers to these types of questions - well, you've come to the wrong
place! We don't know - but now there is Football Rankulator.
With Football Rankulator (FBR) you can create your own computer
rankingss. From dozens of ranking methods, you decide what's important and
what isn't important. You decide how much weight to give a particular ranking method.
If you don't like the results, change the criteria. Best of all, you know how it
works because you are in control.
There are more fun features other than creating your own rankings. Standings,
schedules, games, and polls - set them up to view them they way you like. Compare
conference against conference, see who is bowl eligible.
There is a unique strength of schedule calculation. See the break down of opponent's
schedules and opponents' opponent's schedules. Control how your version of the strength
of schedule works.
The polls are graphed over time - watch the top teams' progress.
The Division 1-A and 1-AA data are provided free of charge
- i.e., schedules and scores plus the AP, Coaches, and BCS numbers. Datafiles are
updated in a timely fashion and available for download - so you
don't have to enter a single score, and the software will even download the datafile
for you. Of course, if you want to enter the scores yourself, you may. If
you follow Division II or III football, the software will allow you to enter their
schedules and scores.