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Momentum Rankings After 12 Weeks

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OUR TEAM IS UNDERRATED! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAH...
OUR TEAM IS UNDERRATED! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAH...

You know the drill by now. 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.

So Houston is not playing at the caliber of one of the recent TCU teams, but they are, at the very least, blowing 2007 Hawaii out of the water at this point.

Wtd
Rank
Team Wtd
Off Avg
Wtd
Def Avg
Wtd
Margin
Overall
Margin
DIFF
1 Alabama 38.8 10.1 28.7 31.6 -2.9
2 LSU 40.2 12.2 28.0 26.9 1.1
3 Wisconsin 43.3 24.0 19.3 19.3 0.1
4 Oklahoma 35.6 17.5 18.1 20.3 -2.2
5 Oregon 38.5 21.6 16.9 18.4 -1.5
6 Boise State 37.5 21.1 16.4 18.6 -2.2
7 Houston 42.1 25.9 16.2 14.9 1.4
8 Georgia 31.1 15.9 15.2 15.1 0.1
9 Oklahoma State 39.6 25.3 14.3 14.7 -0.4
10 TCU 35.9 22.4 13.5 12.5 1.0
11 Florida State 32.8 19.4 13.3 13.9 -0.6
12 Michigan State 27.6 14.5 13.0 14.1 -1.1
13 South Carolina 30.9 18.2 12.7 13.5 -0.8
14 Stanford 38.4 25.9 12.5 13.9 -1.4
15 Michigan 34.8 23.2 11.6 12.4 -0.8
16 Virginia Tech 31.9 20.8 11.1 12.8 -1.7
17 Missouri 33.4 22.6 10.8 11.3 -0.6
18 Arkansas 37.4 26.6 10.8 9.1 1.7
19 Texas A&M 34.0 23.8 10.2 11.4 -1.2
20 Notre Dame 35.0 25.1 9.9 12.2 -2.3
21 Tulsa 34.4 24.9 9.4 7.7 1.7
22 Baylor 40.1 30.8 9.3 10.3 -1.0
23 Miami 35.3 26.1 9.2 7.7 1.5
24 West Virginia 37.6 28.4 9.2 8.6 0.6
25 Penn State 25.1 16.2 8.9 10.8 -1.9

Full list after the jump.

Wtd
Rank
Team Wtd
Off Avg
Wtd
Def Avg
Wtd
Margin
Overall
Margin
DIFF
26 Texas 24.7 16.0 8.7 9.2 -0.5
27 Northern Illinois 35.4 27.1 8.3 7.2 1.1
28 Temple 30.9 22.8 8.1 7.3 0.9
29 Central Florida 29.5 21.6 7.9 10.4 -2.5
30 Toledo 37.2 29.3 7.9 7.1 0.7
31 USC 34.4 26.6 7.8 6.8 1.0
32 South Florida 30.9 23.6 7.3 7.3 0.0
33 California 26.5 19.5 6.9 6.3 0.6
34 Rutgers 23.6 17.2 6.4 4.5 1.9
35 Illinois 26.5 20.4 6.1 7.9 -1.8
36 Nebraska 30.9 24.9 6.0 5.9 0.1
37 North Carolina 32.6 26.6 6.0 6.6 -0.7
38 Nevada 30.6 24.7 5.9 5.4 0.6
39 SMU 28.6 22.9 5.8 7.5 -1.7
40 BYU 30.0 24.9 5.0 3.4 1.6
41 Utah State 34.6 30.1 4.5 4.8 -0.3
42 Arkansas State 29.5 25.0 4.5 3.8 0.7
43 Cincinnati 30.3 25.8 4.5 5.3 -0.8
44 Virginia 27.0 22.6 4.4 4.9 -0.5
45 Georgia Tech 34.0 29.7 4.2 5.3 -1.1
46 Southern Miss 30.4 26.5 3.9 4.1 -0.2
47 Iowa 32.7 29.4 3.3 2.7 0.6
48 San Diego State 28.0 25.3 2.7 2.2 0.5
49 Ohio 30.9 28.4 2.5 3.2 -0.7
50 Ohio State 26.5 24.1 2.4 3.9 -1.5
51 Utah 22.1 19.8 2.3 2.1 0.2
52 Vanderbilt 26.7 24.9 1.9 1.7 0.2
53 Clemson 31.5 29.6 1.8 2.8 -0.9
54 Army 30.1 28.6 1.5 1.3 0.2
55 UCLA 30.3 28.9 1.5 1.5 -0.1
56 Arizona State 30.0 28.6 1.3 2.9 -1.6
57 Louisiana Tech 25.4 24.3 1.1 1.1 0.0
58 Florida 28.2 27.2 1.1 3.0 -1.9
59 Wake Forest 28.5 27.4 1.0 1.4 -0.4
60 Pittsburgh 28.3 27.3 1.0 0.3 0.7
61 Miami (Ohio)
26.5 25.6 0.9 -1.4 2.3
62 Western Michigan 31.9 31.1 0.9 1.6 -0.7
63 Kansas State 26.5 25.8 0.7 1.7 -1.0
64 Northwestern 32.9 32.8 0.1 -0.1 0.2
65 Tennessee 26.5 26.5 0.0 1.0 -0.9
66 Arizona 31.0 31.5 -0.5 0.3 -0.8
67 Purdue 27.3 28.0 -0.7 -0.3 -0.4
68 N.C. State 22.0 22.7 -0.7 -2.0 1.3
69 UTEP 28.0 28.9 -0.9 -2.0 1.1
70 Louisville 27.6 28.4 -0.9 -1.8 0.9
71 Mississippi State 26.7 27.9 -1.2 0.0 -1.2
72 Florida International 26.2 27.5 -1.3 -0.8 -0.5
73 UL-Monroe 25.1 26.9 -1.8 -1.9 0.1
74 Navy 33.0 34.9 -1.9 -1.0 -0.9
75 Western Kentucky 26.3 28.2 -1.9 -3.2 1.3
76 Washington 29.2 31.2 -2.0 -0.6 -1.3
77 Fresno State 30.2 32.2 -2.0 -3.3 1.3
78 Syracuse 28.0 30.1 -2.1 -1.3 -0.7
79 Bowling Green 28.1 30.2 -2.1 -1.9 -0.1
80 East Carolina 26.9 29.1 -2.2 -3.1 0.9
81 Air Force 29.6 32.0 -2.3 -2.3 0.0
82 Auburn 28.4 30.9 -2.5 -1.1 -1.4
83 Hawaii 27.0 30.0 -3.0 -2.6 -0.4
84 UL-Lafayette 27.2 30.3 -3.1 -3.6 0.5
85 Texas Tech 29.8 33.1 -3.4 -2.5 -0.9
86 Oregon State 25.7 29.5 -3.8 -4.5 0.7
87 Wyoming 25.2 30.1 -4.9 -5.9 1.0
88 Kent State 17.1 22.0 -4.9 -6.8 1.9
89 Connecticut 21.1 26.0 -5.0 -4.3 -0.6
90 Boston College 22.6 27.6 -5.0 -6.8 1.8
91 Iowa State 21.7 26.8 -5.0 -5.3 0.3
92 Maryland 26.2 31.6 -5.4 -4.2 -1.1
93 Washington State 26.2 31.5 -5.4 -5.5 0.1
94 Eastern Michigan 23.7 30.1 -6.4 -7.0 0.6
95 Ball State 26.3 32.9 -6.6 -7.5 0.9
96 Central Michigan 26.9 33.5 -6.6 -6.8 0.2
97 Buffalo 24.6 31.2 -6.6 -7.3 0.6
98 Duke 26.4 33.1 -6.7 -6.3 -0.4
99 New Mexico State 27.3 34.3 -6.9 -6.8 -0.1
100 North Texas 25.6 32.7 -7.1 -8.0 0.9
101 Rice 22.9 30.3 -7.4 -7.8 0.4
102 San Jose State 23.1 30.9 -7.8 -8.8 1.0
103 Middle Tennessee 24.8 33.4 -8.6 -7.4 -1.2
104 Marshall 20.8 29.6 -8.8 -8.4 -0.4
105 Minnesota 23.3 32.2 -8.9 -9.3 0.4
106 Ole Miss 23.0 32.1 -9.1 -8.8 -0.3
107 Kentucky 18.6 28.1 -9.5 -9.4 -0.1
108 Troy 22.7 32.5 -9.8 -9.1 -0.8
109 UAB 26.0 36.3 -10.4 -12.7 2.3
110 Colorado State 21.3 31.8 -10.5 -11.5 1.1
111 Colorado 21.6 32.6 -11.0 -9.9 -1.1
112 Idaho 18.3 29.6 -11.3 -11.7 0.4
113 Indiana 23.7 35.3 -11.6 -11.4 -0.2
114 Tulane 18.9 32.0 -13.1 -12.6 -0.5
115 UNLV 19.5 32.8 -13.3 -13.1 -0.3
116 Kansas 20.8 34.5 -13.6 -12.2 -1.4
117 Florida Atlantic 14.9 31.0 -16.1 -16.8 0.8
118 Memphis 16.2 33.7 -17.5 -18.8 1.2
119 New Mexico 17.0 35.6 -18.6 -18.3 -0.2
120 Akron 17.5 36.1 -18.6 -18.1 -0.6