Jeff Sagarin has released his college football rankings after Week 4 of the 2016 season.
Jeff Sagarin’s rankings are statistical-based rankings that use a formula to rank every team in the country.
Here’s how he describes his rankings, which use three parts:
The overall RATING is a synthesis of the three different SCORE-BASED methods, PREDICTOR(PURE_POINTS), GOLDEN_MEAN, and RECENT and thus should be a good predictor in its own right
Unlike the polls, Alabama is not No. 1.
Here’s the top 15.