Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Weekly Ratings and Stats Update - Texas High Schools included
The weekly update is complete and the results are now loaded at the Adjusted Stats website.
Some quick thoughts:
Alabama is rightfully a clear #1 in every rating set but Kansas State is closing the gap and right now the numbers say would be a 3-1/2 or 4-point underdog on a neutral field against the Crimson Tide.
Texas has the #103 rush defense in the country by the best metric I have - adjusted total rushing per carry. Based on the season to date an average running team should expect to average over 5.6 yards per carry against the Longhorn defense. The second half in Lawrence was promising, but we'll see how it goes from here on out. I am by no means a schematic expert but it sure looked like a lot more "beat the man in front of you" defenses were called during that time. If you're curious, the 2011 Texas defense was #5 in the country by that metric at 3.5 yards per carry.
I'm considering creating a page to show various BCS-style ratings that aren't currently used in the standings, meaning these would use only wins and losses and game location. For that effort I would also use FCS games.