Every Game Counts…Week 5

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 four weeks, 76 of the 120 FBS teams cannot make the BCS championship (a refresher on my criteria), including a preseason Top 15 team in Pittsburgh:

Air Force (4; MWC with a loss)

Akron (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 (4; Big East team with two losses)

Clemson
Florida State

Colorado

Colorado State (2; MWC with a loss)

Connecticut (4; Big East team with two losses)

Duke (4; ACC team with two losses)

East Carolina

Eastern Michigan (1; MAC team)

Florida

Florida Atlantic (1; Sun Belt team)

Florida International (1; Sun Belt team)

Fresno State

Georgia (4; SEC team with two losses)

Georgia Tech

Hawaii (2; WAC with a loss)

Houston (4; C-USA with a loss)

Idaho (3; WAC with a loss)

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State (4; Big 12 team with two losses)

Kansas (4; Big 12 team with two losses)

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 (4; Big East team with two losses)

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 (4; Big Ten team with two losses)

Mississippi (4; SEC team with two losses)

Mississippi State (4; SEC team with two losses)

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 (4; ACC team with two losses)

North Texas (1; Sun Belt team)

Northern Illinois (1; MAC team)

Northwestern

Notre Dame (4; independent with two losses)

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 (4; MWC with a loss)

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 (4; SEC team with two losses)

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 (3; PAC-10 team with two losses)

UNLV (2; MWC with a loss)

USC (1; ineligible)

Utah

Utah State (2; WAC with a loss)

UTEP (3; C-USA with a loss)

Vanderbilt (3; SEC team with two losses)

Virginia

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest

Washington (4; PAC-10 team with two losses)

Washington State (4; PAC-10 team with two losses)

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:

52 Week 5 Games Involving FBS Teams

26 Games Between Teams with No Chance to Make Title Game

26 Week 3 Games Count

50.0% of Week 3 Games Count

***

After four weeks:

264 Games Played

207 Counted

78.4% of Games in 2010 Have Counted

***

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

269 Games Left in 2010 Season Count

52.8% of Games Left in 2010 Season Count

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