Welcome to the home of the Rewards Ranking/Rating page.
Below you will find all the years that have been evaluated with this system, and all the rankings/ratings information regarding how the teams fared both before and after the bowl games were played can be found. (All the teams that played against a Division 1A team have been combined into one 'team' under the pseudonym NON_DIV1A.) A summary of how well the Rewards system matches the two major polls (sportswriters - AP - and coaches - UPI or USA Today) can be found here. (Here is a brief description of the basic Rewards strategy.) A longer article, that was accepted by the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, and is entitled "An Effective Nonlinear Rewards-Based Ranking System", can be accessed (and downloaded) from the Berkeley Electronic Press (at http://www.bepress.com/jqas/vol3/iss2/3), after logging in as a guest. (Here is the Rewards page for NCAA Men's basketball.)
Some of the top teams from 1950 to the present, as determined by this system, can be found here. (Pages from the years before 1970 have not yet been created.)
(This page last modified April 18, 2013 .)