Tiers and Scoring System

Scoring System:

POINTS for WINS:

  • 3 points for a win in regulation against an FBS opponent
  • 2 points for a win in overtime against an FBS opponent
  • 2 bonus points for win against a Tier 1 opponent
  • 1 bonus point for win against a Tier 2 opponent
  • 0.5 bonus points for win against a Tier 3 opponent
  • 0 bonus points for win against a Tier 4 opponent
  • 2 bonus points for a Tier 4 team’s win over a Tier 1 opponent
  • 1 bonus point for a Tier 4 team’s win over a Tier 2 opponent
  • 1 bonus point for a Tier 3 team’s win over a Tier 1 opponent
  • 0 points for a win over an FCS opponent

POINTS for LOSSES

  • 0 points for a loss against an FBS opponent
  • 1 point for an overtime loss against an FBS opponent
  • 1 bonus point for a Tier 4 team’s loss to a Tier 1 opponent
  • 0.5 bonus points for a Tier 4 team’s loss to a Tier 2 opponent
  • 0.5 bonus points for a Tier 3 team’s loss to a Tier 1 opponent
  • -1 point deduction for a loss against an FCS opponent

Tiers for 2013:

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4
Alabama Arizona Air Force~ Akron
Clemson^ Arkansas State^ Arizona State~ Alabama-Birmingham
Florida Ball State^ Arkansas~ Army~
Georgia Boise State~ Baylor~ Auburn~
Kansas State^ Bowling Green State^ Brigham Young~ Boston College~
Kent State^ Central Florida Central Michigan Buffalo
Louisiana State Cincinnati~ Connecticut~ California~
Louisiana Tech^ East Carolina^ Duke^ Colorado
Louisville^ Florida State Georgia Tech~ Colorado State
Nebraska Fresno State^ Houston~ Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois^ Iowa State^ Indiana^ Florida Atlantic
Northwestern^ Louisiana-Monroe^ Louisiana-Lafayette Florida International
Notre Dame^ Miami (FL)~ Marshall^ Georgia State~
Ohio State Michigan Memphis^ Hawaii~
Oregon Middle Tennessee State^ Michigan State~ Idaho
San Jose State^ Mississippi State Minnesota Illinois~
South Carolina North Carolina Mississippi~ Iowa~
Stanford Ohio^ Missouri~ Kansas~
Texas A&M^ Oklahoma~ Navy~ Kentucky~
UCLA^ Oklahoma State~ Nevada~ Maryland~
Oregon State North Carolina State~ Massachusetts
Penn State~ Pittsburgh~ Miami (OH)
Rice^ Purdue Nevada-Las Vegas
Rutgers Southern Methodist New Mexico
San Diego State^ Tennessee~ New Mexico State
Southern California~ Texas Tech~ North Texas
Syracuse^ Texas-El Paso^ South Alabama
Texas~ Troy South Florida~
Texas Christian~ Utah~ Southern Mississippi~
Toledo^ Virginia Temple~
Tulsa Virginia Tech~ Texas State
Utah State^ Wake Forest Texas-San Antonio
Vanderbilt^ West Virginia~ Tulane
Washington^ Western Kentucky^ Washington State
Wisconsin~ Wyoming^ Western Michigan~

^ – promoted
~ – relegated

Past Champions:

The 2009 Uncle Popov College Football Champion was determined by a voting poll made up of writers and readers of the blog.  The 2010 and 2011 polls were based off of a formula that utilized variables such as offensive performance relative to opposing defenses and recruiting.  The 2012 poll saw the incorporation of a points-based system.  The current poll uses this latter system.

  • 2009: Alabama Crimson Tide
  • 2010: TCU Horned Frogs
  • 2011: Alabama Crimson Tide
  • 2012: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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