Every Game Counts…Week 2

In my neverending quest to rail against the BCS, I am calculating week-by-week how many games this college football season really “count” (as in, influence the national title picture).

After one week, 36 of the 120 FBS teams cannot make the BCS championship (a refresher on my criteria):

Air Force

Akron (eliminated before Week 1; MAC team)

Alabama

Arizona

Arizona State

Arkansas

Arkansas State (1; Sun Belt team)

Army

Auburn

Ball State (1; MAC team)

Baylor

Boise State

Boston College

Bowling Green (1; MAC team)

Brigham Young

Buffalo (1; MAC team)

California

Central Michigan (1; MAC team)

Cincinnati

Clemson
Florida State

Colorado

Colorado State (2; MWC with a loss)

Connecticut

Duke

East Carolina

Eastern Michigan (1; MAC team)

Florida

Florida Atlantic (1; Sun Belt team)

Florida International (1; Sun Belt team)

Fresno State

Georgia

Georgia Tech

Hawaii (2; WAC with a loss)

Houston

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

Kent State (1; MAC team)

Kentucky

Louisiana Tech

Louisiana-Lafayette (1; Sun Belt team)

Louisiana-Monroe (1; Sun Belt team)

Louisville

LSU

Marshall (2; C-USA with a loss)

Maryland

Memphis (2; C-USA with a loss)

Miami

Miami, Ohio (1; MAC team)

Michigan

Michigan State

Middle Tennessee (1; Sun Belt team)

Minnesota

Mississippi

Mississippi State

Missouri

Navy (2; non-Notre Dame independent with a loss)

NC State

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico (2; MWC with a loss)

New Mexico State

North Carolina

North Texas (1; Sun Belt team)

Northern Illinois (1; MAC team)

Northwestern

Notre Dame

Ohio (1; MAC team)

Ohio State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Oregon

Oregon State

Penn State

Pittsburgh

Purdue

Rice (2; C-USA with a loss)

Rutgers

San Diego State

San Jose State (2; WAC with a loss)

SMU (2; C-USA with a loss)

South Carolina

South Florida

Southern Mississippi (2; C-USA with a loss)

Stanford

Syracuse

TCU

Temple (1; MAC team)

Tennessee

Texas

Texas A&M

Texas Tech

Toledo (1; MAC team)

Troy (1; Sun Belt team)

Tulane

Tulsa (2; C-USA with a loss)

UAB (2; C-USA with a loss)

UCF

UCLA

UNLV (2; MWC with a loss)

USC

Utah

Utah State (2; WAC with a loss)

UTEP

Vanderbilt

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Washington

Washington State

West Virginia

Western Kentucky (1; Sun Belt team)

Western Michigan (1; MAC team)

Wisconsin

Wyoming

***

And so the math for this week:

70 Week 2 Games Involving FBS Teams

15 Games Between Teams with No Chance to Make Title Game

55 Week 2 Games Count

78.6% of Week 2 Games Count

***

After one week:

78 Games Played

71 Counted

91.0% of Games in 2010 Have Counted

***

695 Games Involving FBS Teams Left in 2010 Season (including conference championships)

561 Games Left in 2010 Season Count

80.7% of Games Left in 2010 Season Count

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