The year-end rankings are in with three great teams bunched at the top of the heap. Middle Georgia State emerges as #1 thanks in great part to their postseason win over previous #1 Miami U. (OH) and a very high opponents' W-L %. Their quality postseason wins over Coppin State and Miami were just enough for them to climb into the top spot. Miami clung to #2 despite that one blemish on their record, due to amassing the nation's highest win total over club teams, as well as completing by far the toughest schedule in the country, including wins over 5 different teams in the top 14 and signature wins over top 10 Michigan State, Oakland U. and Sacred Heart U. #3 Southwestern Connecticut Prep ran the table with a perfect season and is another powerhouse in the argument for best in the nation. They handled everyone they played including UVM and OCC, and were very dominant over the second half of the season. The lack of a willing and/or available postseason bowl opponent and a few too many weak teams on the schedule were the Grizzlies only weaknesses.
Congratulations to these very elite clubs and all of the teams who had exciting college football seasons!
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ICFF Rankings are not the result of a popularity poll or political wrangling that so often are the basis for other National Rankings.
Our rankings are totally data-driven, based on an elaborate formula using very similar logic to the BCS Calculations, but customized specifically for the unique environment that is Collegiate Club Football. Since in weeks 1, 2 and often even 3 there is so little data available, the rankings usually are first released in week 3 or 4 in early Oct. There is doubt that these are the most objective and accurate rankings of their kind. The rankings also do not credit teams for running up scores on a disadvantaged opponent, for ranking purposes it amounts to a win over perhaps an opponent with a poor record.
Since the rankings are based on hard data, please note that in the early weeks, they will be quite volatile and prone to dramatic change. This is due to the small sample size of games early in the year, where a team playing an additional game could alter their data by as much as 50% (and the same is true of their opposition's data).
Computer Club Division Overall
|1||Middle Georgia State College||SAC||1526||4||0||1.000||6||0|
|2||Miami University (OH)||Midwest||1518||7||1||0.875||8||1|
|3||Southwestern Connecticut Prep||Yankee||1428||6||0||1.000||6||0|
|4||Robert Morris University – Peoria||Midwest||1281||2||0||1.000||2||4|
|6||Sacred Heart University||NAC||1077||4||2||0.667||4||2|
|8||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||Midwest||1034||4||2||0.667||4||2|
|9||University of Vermont||NAC||993||3||2||0.600||3||2|
|10||Oakland University (MI)||Midwest||975||3||2||0.600||3||2|
|11||Eastern Conn. State U.||NAC||880||3||2||0.600||3||2|
|12||Coppin State University||MAC||864||1||2||0.333||2||2|
|13||Columbus State (GA)||SAC||834||2||1||0.667||2||3|
|14||Ohio State University||Midwest||797||3||3||0.500||3||3|
|16||Wright State University||Midwest||780||3||4||0.429||3||5|
|17||U. of Maryland – Eastern Shore||MAC||709||1||1||0.500||2||2|
|18||Loyola University (Chicago)||Midwest||695||3||3||0.500||3||3|
|21||Central Connecticut State Univ.||NAC||334||0||6||0.000||0||6|
|22||George Mason University||MAC||254||0||3||0.000||0||4|
|24||Southern Illinois U. Edwardsville||Midwest||217||0||3||0.000||0||3|
|25||University of Michigan - Flint||Midwest||129||0||7||0.000||0||7|
|T-26||University of North Carolina||Mason-Dixon||0||0||0||0.000||0||0|
Teams are not penalized for games in which they play and lose to non-Club Division opponents, such as JV or Varsity teams. Forfeitures are not included. The ICFF rankings recognize all Club Division teams regardless of memberships and affiliations, and therefore may include teams that are not affiliated with the ICFF.
The 2015 ICFF National Championship will be decided on the field in a National Championship Game sanctioned by the ICFF. The selection criteria for bids to the National Championship Game is as follows: ICFF Member teams will be offered bids in order based upon the ICFF National Rankings accounting for games played through Sunday, November 23. Conference Championship games shall be considered elimination games, with the winners being eligible to continue (does not apply to independents). The two highest ranked remaining member teams will be offered bids to play for the Championship. A team must have played a minimum of 3 Club Division opponents in order to play for the National Championship. In the event that a team is unable to accept its bid for any reason, the bid shall be offered to the next highest ranked member team, until the two Finalists have been confirmed.
ICFF Member teams will be offered bids in order based upon the ICFF National Rankings accounting for games played through Sunday, November 23. Conference Championship games shall be considered elimination games, with the winners being eligible to continue (does not apply to independents). The two highest ranked remaining member teams will be offered bids to play for the Championship. A team must have played a minimum of 3 Club Division opponents in order to play for the National Championship.
In the event that a team is unable to accept its bid for any reason, the bid shall be offered to the next highest ranked member team, until the two Finalists have been confirmed.