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After Week 9 College Football Ratings & Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

Week 9 College Football Ratings & Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit

These are our college football rankings after Week 9 of the 2016 season, constituting "Week 9" according to the ESPN and numbering.

Our system is based on net average yards per play stats, which we calibrate primarily by adjusting for schedule difficulty, which we take as the average rank of the opponents played (we multiply the calculated, adjusted rank by 3, divide by 100, and subtract that from the NAYPPA). Note that our calculation is not the same as the Sagarin or Massey "RANK" of schedule difficulty, which is a different calculation. Other adjustments can also be made (*=adjustment). We take the cumulative yards per play stat data from or college and university football athletic pages online, as linked below for each team.

Caveat emptor (Buyer beware): We make this material available in good fun out of interest for the sport of college football. Please do not rely on our material to place bets or wagers of any kind. No one knows the exact outcome of a game or a season before it is played and that is what makes it so interesting. We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of anyone relying in any way upon our postings, analysis, links or reasoning -- for which we make no warranty of accuracy. May the best team win.

Week 9 College Football Rankings FBS 2016-2017 by SportPundit
Week 9 RANK 2016-2017 by Sport PunditTEAM Name(# = head coaching changeNAYPPA= net average yards per play advantage offense over defense, stats from (our calculation)yards per play offense via the links below are to the school sites yards per play defense via cfbstats.comSchedule difficulty based on Massey Ratings, Sagarin, and our own ratings of average rank of opponents played (*=adjusted)Won-loss record (W-L) for the 2016-2017 season2016-2017 Team Rating by Sport Pundit after Week 9
4Ohio State2.06.344.3840*7-1+0.8
8LSU #*5-2+0.5
9Texas A&M1.36.535.1925*7-1+0.3
12W. Virginia1.36.415.1640*6-1-0.1
13Florida State0.2 6.386.300*5-3-0.4
14Penn State0.85.975.1330*6-2-0.5
15Baylor # 2.06.594.6295*6-1 -0.6
18N. Carolina1.36.465.1935*6-2-0.7
19USC #1.16.535.4140*5-3-0.7
21Boise State2.17.044.9690*7-1-0.8
22Virg. Tech #1.05.804.7955*6-2-0.9
23Wash. St.*6-2-1.0
25 Nebraska0.55.875.3460*7-1-1.2
27Tennessee -0.35.315.6310*5-3-1.2
29Okla. St.*6-2-1.4
30W. Michigan1.26.755.6085*8-0-1.4
32 Arkansas-1.05.796.820*5-3-1.6
33Kansas St.-0.35.405.6725*5-3-1.6
37Miami (Fl.) #1.66.364.7780*4-4-1.6
40N.C. State0.75.715.0455*4-4-1.8
43S. Diego St1.76.194.50110*7-1-1.8
44TCU1.06.375.3270*4-4 -1.9
46Air Force0.55.855.3365*5-3-2.0
47Texas Tech0.36.926.6750*4-4-2.0
48Notre Dame0.75.995.3260*3-5-2.1
49Arizona St.-1.35.366.680*5-4-2.1
54Ga. Tech 0.76.445.7075*5-3-2.1
55S. Carolina #-0.34.885.2035*4-4-2.1
57S. Florida1.57.115.61105*7-2-2.1
58Toledo #*6-2-2.1
59Michigan St.0.25.825.6240*2-6-2.2
60 Memphis #*5-3-2.3
62Syracuse #-0.65.796.3430*4-4-2.3
64Miss. St.0.35.895.5555*3-5-2.3
65Appal. St. 0.65.655.0685*6-2-2.3
67LA Tech2.37.985.69125*6-3-2.4
68W. Kentucky 2.37.545.28125*6-3-2.4
70Wake Forest-0.64.795.4240*5-3-2.4
71C. Michigan0.76.035.3180*5-4-2.5
72Missouri #*2-6-2.5
73Minnesota #0.65.324.7190*6-2-2.5
74Maryland #*5-3-2.5
75UCF #*4-4-2.5
76Utah State 0.35.435.1265*3-5-2.6
77 Vanderbilt -1.04.775.7825*4-4-2.6
78Oregon S.-0.45.395.8035*2-6-2.7
79E. Carolina #-0.35.976.2445*3-5-2.7
81Virginia #-**2-6-2.9
82Boston C.-0.24.784.9365*4-4-2.9
83Iowa State #-0.5 5.415.9035*1-7-2.9
84O. Dominion0.66.165.55100*5-3-3.0
85Illinois #0.15.655.5365*2-6-3.1
90Colorado St.-0.45.626.0370*4-4-3.3
91N. Illinois-*2-6-3.3
92Arkansas St.-0.25.575.7280*3-4-3.4
94E. Michigan 0.35.945.6195*5-4-3.4
97Tulane #-*3-5-3.6
98Idaho -1.25.326.4855*4-4-3.6
99Ball State # -0.55.556.0475*4-4-3.6
100UTSA # 0.25.815.66100*4-4-3.6
101South. Miss#*5-3-3.6
102N. Texas # -*4-4-3.6
103Ga. South. #-*4-4-3.7
104S. Alabama -*4-4-3.7
105Georgia St. 0.04.984.9985*2-6-3.7
107Hawaii #*4-5-3.8
108Miami (Oh.)*3-6-3.8
109Rutgers #-1.94.326.2125*2-6-3.8
111New Mexico1.16.825.71145*5-3-3.8
112Kent State-0.44.675.0280*3-6-4.0
113N. Mex. St.-1.55.426.5845*2-6-4.0
114UMass -*2-7-4.1
115LA Lafayette -*3-4-4.1
117San Jose St.-*3-6-4.2
119Fresno St.-1.04.845.8060*1-8-4.4
121Fl. Int'l FIU-0.95.376.2480*3-6-4.5
122Bowling G. #-*1-7-4.5
123Charlotte -*3-5-4.5
125LA Monroe #-*2-6-4.7
126Texas St. #-1.64.736.3175*2-5-4.8
127Fl. Atlantic -1.24.846.6275*1-7-4.9
***Cstl. Carolina*6-2-4.9
***UAB -(Blazers back in 2017)






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Sky Earth Native America

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically
    in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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