CFN 2018 College Football Rankings: Week 4

CFN 2018 College Football Rankings: Week 4

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CFN 2018 College Football Rankings: Week 4


The CFN 2018 college football rankings at the end of Week 4.


All done based on how good the teams appear to be right now and what happened on the field – and never on projection – where do all the teams rank after Week 4?

This week gets really, really, really weird thanks to the Old Dominion win over Virginia Tech.

Here’s the deal. Whenever possible, no matter what, you HAVE to respect the results. It’s not about what we believe, it’s about what we can prove.

We can prove that Cal is unbeaten and won at BYU, BYU won at Wisconsin, and Wisconsin won at Iowa. There aren’t any other variables, so the ranking has to be Cal, then BYU, then Wisconsin, then Iowa.

We can also prove a whole slew of ACC teams haven’t beaten anyone but 1) each other and/or 2) FCS teams.

Old Dominion beat Virginia Tech. ODU also lost to Liberty, FIU and Charlotte. All three of those mediocre teams at the moment have to be ranked higher than the Hokies, too.

And Florida State, and North Carolina, and Georgia Tech, and Pitt.

Charlotte isn’t good – but it beat Old Dominion, who beat Virginia Tech, who beat FSU. FIU beat both ODU and UMass. Georgia Southern also beat UMass and its only loss is to Clemson. UMass is lousy, but it beat Charlotte, who beat Old Dominion, who …

Meanwhile. Georgia Tech has yet to beat an FBS team. It lost to Pitt, who just lost to North Carolina, who lost to East Carolina.

FOR NOW, as much as possible, most the puzzle pieces still fit. When there’s a blip in the matrix – Temple started out the year with a loss to Villanova, but improved and blew out Maryland, Maryland beat Texas, who’s playing far, far better than it did in that opener, and … – and then judgement comes into play.

Before getting too salty, this flips and changes in a big hurry. But until then, again … respect the results.

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130. UTEP Miners (0-4)

Final Score: New Mexico State 27, UTEP 17
Last Week: 130
Week 5 Opponent: at UTSA

129. New Mexico State Aggies (1-4)

Final Score: New Mexico State 27, UTEP 17
Last Week: 129
Week 5 Opponent: Liberty (Oct. 6)

128. San Jose State Spartans (0-3)

Final Score: No Game This Week
Last Week: 128
Week 5 Opponent: Hawaii

127. Texas State Bobcats (1-3)

Final Score: UTSA 25, Texas State 21
Last Week: 127
Week 5 Opponent: Louisiana (Oct. 6)

126. Rice Owls (1-3)

Final Score: Southern Miss 40, Rice 22
Last Week: 126
Week 5 Opponent: at Wake Forest

125. Bowling Green Falcons (1-3)

Final Score: Miami University 38, Bowling Green 23
Last Week: 125
Week 5 Opponent: at Georgia Tech

124. South Alabama Jaguars (1-3)

Final Score: Memphis 52, South Alabama 35
Last Week: 123
Week 5 Opponent: at Appalachian State

123. Connecticut Huskies (1-3)

Final Score: Syracuse 51, UConn 21
Last Week: 117
Week 5 Opponent: Cincinnati

122. Ball State Cardinals (1-3)

Final Score: WKU 28, Ball State 20
Last Week: 96
Week 5 Opponent: Kent State

121. WKU Hilltoppers (1-3)

Final Score: WKU 28, Ball State 20
Last Week: 120
Week 5 Opponent: Marshall

120. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (1-2)

Final Score: Coastal Carolina 30, Louisiana 28
Last Week: 114
Week 5 Opponent: at Alabama

119. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-2)

Final Score: No Game This Week
Last Week: 99
Week 5 Opponent: Florida Atlantic

118. Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-1)

Final Score: Southern Miss 40, Rice 22
Last Week: 113
Week 5 Opponent: at Auburn

117. ULM Warhawks (2-2)

Final Score: Troy 35, ULM 27
Last Week: 112
Week 5 Opponent: at Georgia State

116. Central Michigan Chippewas (1-3)

Final Score: Central Michigan 17, Maine 5
Last Week: 111
Week 5 Opponent: at Michigan State

115. Miami University RedHawks (1-3)

Final Score: Miami University 38, Bowling Green 23
Last Week: 103
Week 5 Opponent: Western Michigan

114. New Mexico Lobos (2-1)

Final Score: No Game This Week
Last Week: 108
Week 5 Opponent: Liberty

113. Tulane Green Wave (1-3)

Final Score: Ohio State 49, Tulane 6
Last Week: 102
Week 5 Opponent: Memphis

112. Georgia State Panthers (1-3)

Final Score: Western Michigan 34, Georgia State 15
Last Week: 118
Week 5 Opponent: ULM

111. Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3)

Final Score: Ole Miss 38, Kent State 17
Last Week: 107
Week 5 Opponent: at Ball State

110. Arkansas Razorbacks (1-3)

Final Score: Auburn 34, Arkansas 3
Last Week: 93
Week 5 Opponent: at Texas A&M

109. Colorado State Rams (1-4)

Final Score: Illinois State 35, Colorado State 19
Last Week: 92
Week 5 Opponent: at San Jose State (Oct. 6)

108. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-2)

Final Score: No Game This Week
Last Week: 110
Week 5 Opponent: at Houston (Oct. 4)

107. UAB Blazers (2-1)

Final Score: No Game This Week
Last Week: 101
Week 5 Opponent: Charlotte

106. Western Michigan Broncos (2-2)

Final Score: Western Michigan 34, Georgia State 15
Last Week: 98
Week 5 Opponent: at Miami University

105. UTSA Roadrunners (1-3)

Final Score: UTSA 25, Texas State 21
Last Week: 97
Week 5 Opponent: UTEP

104. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3)

Final Score: Buffalo 42, Rutgers 13
Last Week: 86
Week 5 Opponent: Indiana

103. Northern Illinois Huskies (1-3)

Final Score: Florida State 37, Northern Illinois 19
Last Week: 94
Week 5 Opponent: at Eastern Michigan

102. Oregon State Beavers (1-3)

Final Score: Arizona 35, Oregon State 14
Last Week: 87
Week 5 Opponent: at Arizona State

101. Florida State Seminoles (2-2)

Final Score: Florida State 37, Northern Illinois 19
Last Week: 65
Week 5 Opponent: at Louisville

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