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Momentum Rankings After Ten Weeks

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This was a pretty popular feature last week, so in advance of today's bowl projections column, I figured I'd go ahead and post these again. 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 basically, the teams below are ranked by their Weighted Margin, using their Overall Margin as a reference point. And no, I cannot totally explain why Arkansas (No. 48) is crashing so hard. Might have to look into that for a Morning Tailgate column. Sorry, Angry Coach Petrino.

Wtd Rank Team Wtd Margin Overall Margin DIFF
1 Alabama +35.1 +32.7 2.4
2 LSU +25.3 +27.0 -1.8
3 Boise State +23.1 +19.8 3.4
4 Oklahoma +22.8 +22.3 0.6
5 South Carolina +19.8 +15.9 3.9
6 Oregon +19.5 +19.5 0.0
7 Wisconsin +17.9 +19.1 -1.2
8 Florida State +16.7 +16.1 0.6
9 Notre Dame +16.1 +14.7 1.5
10 Oklahoma State +15.0 +15.0 0.0
11 Georgia +15.0 +16.4 -1.4
12 Michigan State +14.7 +13.7 1.0
13 Stanford +14.6 +14.2 0.4
14 TCU +14.4 +12.2 2.2
15 Houston +13.6 +11.7 1.9
16 Michigan +12.7 +11.4 1.3
17 Missouri +12.2 +11.4 0.8
18 Penn State +11.9 +13.2 -1.3
19 Virginia Tech +11.7 +13.1 -1.5
20 Texas A&M +10.7 +12.3 -1.6
21 Cincinnati +10.6 +8.2 2.4
22 Texas +10.3 +11.0 -0.7
23 Toledo +10.3 +8.0 2.3
24 Central Florida +10.1 +10.8 -0.7
25 SMU +9.5 +10.1 -0.6

Full list after the jump.

Wtd Rank Team Wtd Margin Overall Margin DIFF
26 West Virginia +9.5 +8.8 0.7
27 USC +9.0 +6.7 2.3
28 Nebraska +8.5 +5.9 2.6
29 Baylor +8.5 +10.3 -1.8
30 Miami-FL +7.9 +7.4 0.5
31 South Florida +7.6 +7.3 0.3
32 Illinois +7.5 +9.1 -1.6
33 North Carolina +7.2 +5.5 1.7
34 Southern Miss +7.0 +4.9 2.1
35 Temple +6.8 +6.7 0.1
36 Tulsa +6.6 +7.1 -0.5
37 Northern Illinois +6.1 +6.9 -0.7
38 Ohio State +6.0 +5.6 0.4
39 Army +5.8 +3.5 2.3
40 Arizona State +5.8 +5.2 0.6
41 Nevada +5.6 +5.2 0.4
42 Clemson +5.4 +5.3 0.1
43 Georgia Tech +5.0 +6.3 -1.3
44 Virginia +4.3 +5.8 -1.5
45 Vanderbilt +4.2 +3.2 1.0
46 Arkansas State +4.1 +2.3 1.8
47 Washington +4.1 +2.8 1.3
48 Arkansas +3.5 +5.5 -1.9
49 California +3.3 +4.9 -1.6
50 Utah State +2.9 +4.1 -1.3
51 Northwestern +2.4 +2.0 0.4
52 Arizona +2.0 +2.5 -0.5
53 BYU +2.0 +1.4 0.5
54 Wake Forest +1.8 +2.4 -0.6
55 Florida +1.8 +4.0 -2.2
56 Purdue +1.7 +0.7 1.0
57 Mississippi State +1.6 +0.9 0.7
58 UCLA +1.5 +2.1 -0.7
59 Ohio +1.2 +4.1 -2.8
60 Louisiana Tech +1.2 +1.9 -0.6
61 Iowa +1.2 +2.6 -1.4
62 Utah +0.9 +0.3 0.6
63 San Diego State +0.9 +2.0 -1.1
64 Auburn +0.5 +1.3 -0.8
65 Kansas State +0.3 +1.0 -0.7
66 Rutgers +0.2 +0.4 -0.2
67 Western Michigan +0.0 +1.3 -1.3
68 Louisville -0.5 -1.3 0.8
69 Air Force -0.7 -1.3 0.6
70 Pittsburgh -0.9 -0.5 -0.4
71 Florida International -0.9 -1.6 0.7
72 UTEP -1.2 -2.8 1.6
73 Hawaii -1.5 -1.1 -0.3
74 Tennessee -1.6 +2.1 -3.7
75 Navy -1.7 +0.5 -2.2
76 Texas Tech -1.7 -1.3 -0.3
77 Syracuse -1.7 -1.7 0.0
78 Western Kentucky -2.3 -1.8 -0.4
79 UL-Monroe -2.3 -1.6 -0.7
80 UL-Lafayette -2.9 -4.1 1.2
81 Miami-OH -3.0 -2.3 -0.7
82 Fresno State -3.1 -3.7 0.6
83 Maryland -3.2 -3.4 0.2
84 Middle Tennessee -3.3 -5.5 2.2
85 Bowling Green -3.7 -2.8 -0.9
86 East Carolina -4.0 -3.2 -0.8
87 NC State -4.3 -1.3 -3.0
88 Iowa State -4.9 -6.3 1.4
89 Duke -5.3 -6.1 0.8
90 New Mexico State -5.5 -5.9 0.3
91 Ball State -5.7 -6.6 0.9
92 Oregon State -5.9 -5.0 -0.9
93 Connecticut -5.9 -4.5 -1.5
94 Wyoming -6.5 -7.0 0.5
95 Washington State -6.6 -7.0 0.4
96 Marshall -6.8 -6.6 -0.2
97 Eastern Michigan -7.0 -7.2 0.2
98 Boston College -7.1 -8.2 1.1
99 Ole Miss -7.6 -9.1 1.4
100 Central Michigan -8.3 -8.4 0.1
101 Buffalo -8.5 -8.3 -0.2
102 San Jose State -8.5 -9.4 0.9
103 Rice -8.6 -7.9 -0.6
104 Kent State -8.6 -8.5 -0.1
105 North Texas -9.0 -9.4 0.4
106 Troy -9.3 -9.4 0.1
107 Minnesota -9.6 -8.3 -1.3
108 Kentucky -10.0 -8.8 -1.3
109 Indiana -10.1 -9.9 -0.2
110 Colorado -11.0 -9.2 -1.8
111 Idaho -11.6 -11.7 0.1
112 Akron -12.5 -15.4 2.9
113 Tulane -12.5 -12.2 -0.3
114 Kansas -12.8 -10.6 -2.1
115 UAB -13.5 -14.3 0.7
116 UNLV -13.6 -11.1 -2.5
117 Colorado State -15.0 -14.7 -0.2
118 Memphis -18.2 -19.0 0.8
119 Florida Atlantic -18.6 -16.7 -1.9
120 New Mexico -19.4 -19.1 -0.3