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.)

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013            

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 December 02, 2013 .)