Over the rest of the bowl season, I will begin analyzing how the conferences and football teams performed through the regular season. This first edition focuses on the Conferences’ average AP Rankings as the season progressed. It is obvious when major upsets and key victories occurred just by studying this chart.
September 7th – Ohio State loses to Virginia Tech 21-35, Michigan State loses to Oregon 27-46,
September 14th – Oklahoma State enters the Top 25 (drops BIG 12 average), Louisville drops out of Top 25 (raises ACC average)
October 5th – The losses of Alabama, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Stanford, and Texas A&M.
November 9th – Baylor beating Oklahoma 48-14 and West Virginia losing (drops BIG 12 average)
November 16th – Georgia tech with a convincing 28-6 win over Clemson, Georgia beating Auburn, Arizona State loses at Oregon State 27-35,Wisconsin stomps Nebraska 59-24, Auburn loses and Notre Dame falls out of the Top 25 with a 40-43 loss to Northwestern.
November 23rd – Ole Miss losing to Arkansas 0-30, Clemson entered the Top 25 again with a 28-0 win over Georgia State, Utah and USC both fall out of the Top 25 (raises the Pac-12 average).
Taking this data, you can also determine the Conference Breakdown in the Top 25 as of December 7th