Updated SP+ rankings has 7 B1G teams in top 25 following Week 10
Coming out of Week 10, ESPN’s SP+ rankings system is high on a number of B1G teams.
The top three teams on the system – Ohio State, Alabama, and LSU – were all idle for Week 10. The Buckeyes still lead the system with 35.4 points overall to Alabama’s 34.1 points. No other team has reached 30 points yet.
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In terms of Playoff positioning, Oklahoma is at No. 4 on the SP+. Clemson (No. 5) and Georgia (No. 6) would be the first two teams out.
In terms of the B1G, three other teams ranked inside the top 10 with seven teams from the conference ranked inside the top 25. Here are the B1G teams inside the top 25:
- No. 1 – Ohio State
- No. 7 – Penn State
- No. 8 – Wisconsin
- No. 10 – Minnesota
- No. 11 – Michigan
- No. 21 – Indiana
- No. 22 – Iowa
As always, here is some of Bill Connelly’s explanation about the SP+ system:
What is SP+? In a single sentence, it’s a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency…SP+ is intended to be predictive and forward-facing. That is important to remember. It is not a résumé ranking that gives credit for big wins or particularly brave scheduling — no good predictive system is. It is simply a measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football.
You can check out the entire SP+ rankings here.