Every Game Counts…Week 3

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 two weeks, 47 of the 120 FBS teams cannot make the BCS championship (a refresher on my criteria). Congratulations to UCLA and Vanderbilt for being the first two BCS teams to be eliminated from the title picture:

Air Force
Akron (eliminated before Week 1; MAC team)
Alabama
Arizona
Arizona State
Arkansas
Arkansas State (1; Sun Belt team)
Army (3; non-ND independent with a loss)
Auburn
Ball State (1; MAC team)
Baylor
Boise State
Boston College
Bowling Green (1; MAC team)
Brigham Young (3; MWC with a loss)
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 (3; WAC with a loss)
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Kent State (1; MAC team)
Kentucky
Louisiana Tech (3; WAC with a loss)
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-ND independent with a loss)
NC State
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico (2; MWC with a loss)
New Mexico State (3; WAC with a loss)
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 (3; C-USA with a loss)
Tulsa (2; C-USA with a loss)
UAB (2; C-USA with a loss)
UCF (3; C-USA with a loss)
UCLA (PAC-10 team with two losses)
UNLV (2; MWC with a loss)
USC
Utah
Utah State (2; WAC with a loss)
UTEP (3; C-USA with a loss)
Vanderbilt (SEC team with two losses)
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington
Washington State
West Virginia
Western Kentucky (1; Sun Belt team)
Western Michigan (1; MAC team)
Wisconsin
Wyoming (3; MWC with a loss)

***

And so the math for this week:

58 Week 3 Games Involving FBS Teams

13 Games Between Teams with No Chance to Make Title Game

45 Week 3 Games Count

77.6% of Week 3 Games Count

***

After two weeks:

148 Games Played

132 Counted

89.2% of Games in 2010 Have Counted

***

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

451 Games Left in 2010 Season Count

72.1% of Games Left in 2010 Season Count

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