Momentum Rankings After 11 Weeks

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 12: Brandon Carter #3 and the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates a touchdown against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Once again, Monday is bowl projections day, so in advance ... here are your Momentum Rankings for the week. As a reminder...

Wtd. Margin: This is an attempted look at momentum. If we weight each progressive game as ten percent more important than the one before it, some teams' Adj. Scoring Margins change. We can compare Wtd. Margin to the full 2011 Margin to get the DIFF column, which signifies the difference between the two numbers. Teams with a positive "DIFF" have shown improvement as the season has progressed. Teams with negative numbers have not.

Ladies and (mostly) gentlemen, your TCU Horned Frogs are once again playing like an elite team...

Wtd
Rank
Team Wtd
Off Avg
Wtd
Def Avg
Wtd
Margin
Overall
Margin
DIFF
1 Alabama 40.0 6.0 34.0 35.1 -1.1
2 LSU 40.6 12.4 28.1 27.1 1.1
3 Wisconsin 43.7 23.2 20.5 20.0 0.5
4 Oklahoma 36.1 15.6 20.5 22.2 -1.7
5 Oregon 39.7 19.8 19.9 20.5 -0.6
6 Boise State 37.4 19.9 17.5 19.4 -1.9
7 Oklahoma State 40.8 23.9 16.9 16.2 0.7
8 Georgia 34.1 17.2 16.8 16.4 0.4
9 TCU 37.3 21.1 16.2 14.0 2.1
10 Houston 42.6 27.8 14.8 13.5 1.3
11 South Carolina 29.4 14.8 14.6 14.5 0.1
12 Florida State 32.7 18.4 14.3 14.7 -0.4
13 Stanford 38.2 25.3 12.9 14.1 -1.2
14 Missouri 33.8 21.2 12.5 12.6 -0.1
15 Virginia Tech 32.1 19.8 12.3 13.4 -1.1
16 Notre Dame 37.0 24.7 12.3 13.7 -1.4
17 Michigan State 27.0 15.2 11.8 13.5 -1.7
18 Michigan 34.8 23.1 11.7 12.5 -0.8
19 Miami 38.1 27.4 10.7 8.6 2.1
20 Central Florida 30.8 20.4 10.4 12.0 -1.6
21 Penn State 24.8 14.7 10.1 11.9 -1.8
22 Arkansas 37.0 27.4 9.6 8.3 1.3
23 Northern Illinois 36.1 26.7 9.4 8.1 1.3
24 Texas 27.1 17.7 9.3 9.4 -0.1
25 Texas A&M 34.5 25.5 9.0 11.0 -2.0

Full list after the jump.

Wtd
Rank
Team Wtd
Off Avg
Wtd
Def Avg
Wtd
Margin
Overall
Margin
DIFF
26 Tulsa 32.8 23.9 8.9 7.5 1.5
27 West Virginia 37.2 28.3 8.8 8.1 0.7
28 Cincinnati 33.4 25.0 8.5 7.8 0.7
29 South Florida 32.9 24.9 8.0 7.9 0.1
30 Nevada 31.2 23.4 7.8 6.6 1.2
31 Toledo 37.3 29.6 7.7 7.0 0.7
32 Baylor 38.6 31.1 7.5 9.2 -1.6
33 SMU 30.3 23.1 7.2 8.6 -1.4
34 USC 33.4 26.3 7.0 6.4 0.6
35 Nebraska 31.5 24.6 7.0 6.3 0.6
36 Southern Miss 31.2 24.6 6.5 5.7 0.8
37 California 25.2 19.0 6.2 5.8 0.4
38 Temple 28.1 22.8 5.3 5.3 -0.1
39 Georgia Tech 34.1 28.9 5.1 6.2 -1.1
40 Vanderbilt 28.9 23.8 5.1 4.0 1.1
41 Illinois 25.3 20.3 5.0 7.3 -2.3
42 BYU 30.5 26.1 4.3 3.0 1.4
43 Clemson 33.5 29.2 4.3 4.3 0.0
44 Utah State 33.5 29.4 4.1 4.3 -0.2
45 North Carolina 30.8 27.0 3.9 5.3 -1.4
46 Ohio 31.1 27.8 3.2 3.4 -0.2
47 Virginia 26.1 23.0 3.1 4.2 -1.1
48 Utah 22.4 19.5 2.9 2.3 0.6
49 Arizona State 31.7 28.7 2.9 4.2 -1.3
50 Arkansas State 30.0 27.1 2.9 2.8 0.1
51 Ohio State 25.9 23.0 2.9 4.4 -1.5
52 Iowa 33.2 30.5 2.7 2.3 0.4
53 Florida 28.1 25.7 2.4 3.8 -1.4
54 Army 29.2 27.1 2.1 1.7 0.5
55 Rutgers 23.0 21.1 1.9 1.6 0.3
56 Northwestern 35.2 33.5 1.7 1.2 0.6
57 Wake Forest 28.5 27.1 1.4 1.7 -0.3
58 Washington 31.4 30.1 1.3 1.8 -0.5
59 San Diego State 26.2 25.0 1.3 1.3 0.0
60 Miami (Ohio)
26.8 25.6 1.3 -1.4 2.6
61 Pittsburgh 27.9 27.0 0.9 0.0 0.9
62 Purdue 28.7 27.9 0.8 0.8 0.1
63 Western Michigan 31.8 31.0 0.8 1.6 -0.9
64 Kansas State 28.3 27.9 0.5 1.7 -1.2
65 Mississippi State 27.8 27.6 0.1 0.7 -0.5
66 Navy 34.7 34.7 0.0 0.3 -0.3
67 Louisiana Tech 24.6 24.9 -0.3 0.3 -0.5
68 UTEP 27.1 27.5 -0.4 -1.7 1.4
69 Louisville 27.6 28.5 -0.9 -2.0 1.1
70 UL-Monroe 25.9 26.9 -1.0 -1.6 0.5
71 Western Kentucky 25.9 27.0 -1.1 -2.9 1.8
72 UCLA 29.4 30.5 -1.1 -0.2 -0.9
73 Auburn 29.3 30.7 -1.4 -0.1 -1.2
74 Arizona 31.2 32.6 -1.4 -0.1 -1.3
75 Tennessee 25.4 27.2 -1.8 -0.2 -1.6
76 Fresno State 31.5 33.3 -1.8 -3.0 1.2
77 Hawaii 28.3 30.5 -2.2 -2.0 -0.3
78 N.C. State 21.2 23.7 -2.5 -3.2 0.7
79 Syracuse 27.6 30.1 -2.5 -1.8 -0.7
80 Florida International 26.4 29.0 -2.6 -1.5 -1.1
81 UL-Lafayette 26.9 30.3 -3.4 -3.9 0.5
82 Air Force 28.2 31.7 -3.5 -2.9 -0.6
83 Texas Tech 29.5 33.1 -3.6 -2.4 -1.2
84 Maryland 26.7 31.1 -4.3 -3.5 -0.9
85 Wyoming 26.1 30.9 -4.7 -5.9 1.2
86 East Carolina 25.3 30.1 -4.8 -4.7 -0.1
87 Kent State 17.4 22.4 -5.0 -6.9 1.9
88 Bowling Green 25.7 30.8 -5.0 -3.9 -1.1
89 Connecticut 21.1 26.2 -5.1 -4.5 -0.6
90 Oregon State 24.9 30.5 -5.6 -5.8 0.2
91 Central Michigan 27.6 33.6 -6.0 -6.7 0.7
92 Ball State 27.1 33.1 -6.0 -6.9 0.9
93 Washington State 26.0 32.1 -6.1 -5.8 -0.3
94 New Mexico State 28.1 34.3 -6.1 -6.3 0.1
95 Eastern Michigan 24.0 30.2 -6.2 -6.9 0.7
96 Boston College 22.7 29.0 -6.3 -7.7 1.3
97 Duke 26.2 32.8 -6.6 -6.2 -0.3
98 Rice 24.2 31.5 -7.2 -7.7 0.5
99 Iowa State 20.0 27.2 -7.3 -6.9 -0.3
100 North Texas 24.8 32.4 -7.5 -8.2 0.7
101 Ole Miss 23.6 31.6 -8.0 -8.0 0.0
102 Colorado 23.5 31.6 -8.1 -7.9 -0.2
103 Middle Tennessee 25.9 34.0 -8.1 -7.1 -1.0
104 Marshall 21.7 30.2 -8.5 -8.1 -0.5
105 Minnesota 24.4 33.2 -8.8 -9.2 0.4
106 San Jose State 22.9 31.9 -9.0 -9.6 0.7
107 Buffalo 23.4 32.3 -9.0 -8.8 -0.2
108 Indiana 25.2 35.1 -9.9 -10.2 0.3
109 Troy 21.9 32.3 -10.4 -9.3 -1.0
110 Kentucky 20.1 30.7 -10.6 -10.2 -0.4
111 Kansas 22.5 33.9 -11.4 -10.7 -0.8
112 Colorado State 20.5 32.8 -12.3 -12.8 0.5
113 UNLV 19.4 31.9 -12.5 -12.4 -0.1
114 Tulane 20.1 33.2 -13.1 -12.5 -0.5
115 Idaho 16.3 29.4 -13.1 -13.0 -0.2
116 UAB 23.2 36.6 -13.4 -14.8 1.4
117 Florida Atlantic 14.5 31.1 -16.6 -17.5 0.9
118 Akron 18.6 35.7 -17.2 -17.0 -0.1
119 Memphis 16.6 34.3 -17.7 -18.9 1.2
120 New Mexico 17.2 36.1 -18.8 -18.4 -0.4

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