The Colley Bias Free Rankings matrix is a computer system that doesn’t take margin of victory into account. It only considers wins and loses and strength of schedule.
Through four weeks of the college football season, it doesn’t think too highly of Ohio State. It has the Buckeyes No. 11 behind No. 4 Michigan and No. 6 Wisconsin.
The Colley rankings were a part of the dreaded Bowl Championship Series (BCS) rankings from 2001-2006.
Here’s the top 10. Ohio State comes in at No. 11. You can see the full rankings here.
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Here’s a full explanation from Colley’s website.
The system “uses only wins and losses as input—margin of victory does not matter. The scheme adjusts effectively for strength of schedule, in a way that is free of bias toward conference, tradition, or region. Comparison of rankings produced by this method to those produced by the press polls shows that despite its simplicity, the scheme produces common sense results.”