C O L L E G E
Pigskin Index 2015
THIS WEEK'S COLLEGE GAMES
Last Week's College Game

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
CLEMSON TIGERS
2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

FCS PLAYOFFS

Friday, December 16, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
5:00p ESPN2 North Dakota State* 91 7 James Madison 87 17-27 -
Saturday, December 17, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
4:30p ESPNU Eastern Washington* 86 8 Youngstown State 81 38-40 -
Saturday, January 7, 2017
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Frisco, TX
10:00a ESPN2 James Madison** 91 7 Youngstown State 84 28-14 +

DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, December 17, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Kansas City, KS
2:00p ESPN2 NW Missouri State** 97 18 North Alabama 79 29-3 +

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, December 16, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Salem, VA
5:00p ESPNU UW-Oshkosh** 76 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor 75 7-10 -

BOWL GAMES

Saturday, December 17, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
NEW MEXICO BOWL at Albuquerque, NM
12:00p ESPN New Mexico** 82 7 UT-San Antonio 75 23-20 +
LAS VEGAS BOWL at Las Vegas, NV
1:30p ABC Houston** 91 8 San Diego State 83 10-34 -
CAMELLIA BOWL at Montgomery, AL
3:30p ESPN Appalachian State** 86 1 Toledo 85 31-28 +
CURE BOWL at Orlando, FL
3:30p CBSSN Central Florida** 82 3 Arkansas State 79 13-31 -
NEW ORLEANS BOWL at New Orleans, LA
7:00p ESPN La.-Lafayette** 78 7 Southern Mississippi 71 21-28 -
Monday, December 19, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
MIAMI BEACH BOWL at Miami, FL
12:30p ESPN Tulsa** 88 15 Central Michigan 73 55-10 +
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
BOCA RATON BOWL at Boca Raton, FL
5:00p ESPN Western Kentucky** 94 4 Memphis 90 51-31 +
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
POINSETTIA BOWL at San Diego, CA
7:00p ESPN B.Y.U.** 96 17 Wyoming 79 24-21 +
Thursday, December 22, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL at Boise, ID
5:00p ESPN Colorado State** 88 14 Idaho 74 50-61 -
Friday, December 23, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
BAHAMAS BOWL at Nassau, Bahamas
11:00a ESPN Old Dominion** 77 2 Eastern Michigan 75 24-20 +
ARMED FORCES BOWL at Fort Worth, TX
2:30p ESPN Navy** 86 4 Louisiana Tech 82 45-48 -
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL at Mobile, AL
6:00p ESPN Ohio U.** 76 1 Troy 75 23-28 -
Saturday, December 24, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
HAWAII BOWL at Honolulu, HI
6:00p ESPN Mid. Tenn. State** 72 4 Hawaii 68 35-52 -
Monday, December 26, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL at St. Petersburg, FL
9:00a ESPN Mississippi State** 91 16 Miami, O. 75 17-16 +
QUICK LANE BOWL at Detroit, MI
12:30p ESPN Boston College** 83 5 Maryland 78 36-30 +
INDEPENDENCE BOWL at Shreveport, LA
3:00p ESPN2 Vanderbilt** 94 2 North Carolina State 92 17-41 -
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL at Dallas, TX
10:00a ESPN Army** 78 18 North Texas 60 38-31 +
MILITARY BOWL at Annapolis, MD
1:30p ESPN Temple** 97 16 Wake Forest 81 26-34 -
HOLIDAY BOWL at San Diego, CA
5:00p ESPN Washington State** 96 4 Minnesota 92 12-17 -
CACTUS BOWL at Phoenix, AZ
8:15p ESPN Boise State** 88 2 Baylor 86 12-31 -
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
PINSTRIPE BOWL at Bronx, NY
12:00p ESPN Pittsburgh** 97 4 Northwestern 93 24-31 -
RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL at Orlando, FL
3:30p ESPN Miami, Fla.** 97 1 West Virginia 96 31-14 +
FOSTER FARMS BOWL at Santa Clara, CA
6:30p FOX Utah** 94 9 Indiana 85 26-24 +
TEXAS BOWL at Houston, TX
7:00p ESPN Kansas State** 97 2 Texas A&M 95 33-28 +
Thursday, December 29, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
BIRMINGHAM BOWL at Birmingham, AL
12:00p ESPN South Florida** 92 12 South Carolina 80 46-39 +
BELK BOWL at Charlotte, NC
3:30p ESPN Virginia Tech** 96 3 Arkansas 93 35-24 +
ALAMO BOWL at San Antonio, TX
7:00p ESPN Colorado** 100 2 Oklahoma State 98 8-38 -
Friday, December 30, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
LIBERTY BOWL at Memphis, TN
10:00a ESPN Georgia** 92 0 T.C.U. 92 31-23 +
SUN BOWL at El Paso, TX
12:00p CBS Stanford** 97 5 North Carolina 92 25-23 +
MUSIC CITY BOWL at Nashville, TN
1:30p ESPN Tennessee** 94 3 Nebraska 91 38-24 +
ARIZONA BOWL at Tucson, AZ
3:30p ASN Air Force** 81 14 South Alabama 67 45-21 +
ORANGE BOWL at Miami Gardens, FL
6:00p ESPN Florida State** 103 0 Michigan 103 33-32 +
Saturday, December 31, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
TAXSLAYER BOWL at Jacksonville, FL
9:00a ESPN Georgia Tech** 93 3 Kentucky 90 33-18 +
CITRUS BOWL at Orlando, FL
9:00a ABC L.S.U.** 102 6 Louisville 96 29-9 +
PEACH BOWL at Atlanta, GA
(NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
1:00p ESPN Alabama** 116 8 Washington 108 24-7 +
FIESTA BOWL at Glendale, AZ
(NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
5:00p ESPN Ohio State** 107 1 Clemson 106 0-31 -
Monday, January 2, 2017
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
OUTBACK BOWL at Tampa, FL
11:00a ABC Iowa** 98 2 Florida 96 3-30 -
COTTON BOWL at Arlington, TX
11:00a ESPN Wisconsin** 101 5 Western Michigan 96 24-16 +
ROSE BOWL at Pasadena, CA
3:00p ESPN Southern Cal** 107 3 Penn State 104 52-49 +
SUGAR BOWL at New Orleans, LA
6:30p ESPN Oklahoma** 105 7 Auburn 98 35-19 +
Monday, January 9, 2017
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Tampa, FL
6:00p ESPN Alabama** 117 9 Clemson 108 31-35 -
*Home Team = + 3 points **Neutral Field
Spr. = Expected Pointspread
Straight-Up Rec.: 566-214, 72.6% thru 1/9 + = Straight-Up Correct Pick

FINAL COLLEGE TOP 30
As of Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Pigskin Index Top 30 College Teams
Rank Team Rating Rank Team Rating
1 Alabama (14-1) 113 16 Auburn (8-5) 97
2 Clemson (14-1) 112 17 Virginia Tech (10-4) 97
3 Washington (12-2) 107 18 Northwestern (7-6) 96
4 Southern Cal (10-3) 107 19 Stanford (10-3) 96
5 Oklahoma (11-2) 106 20 Iowa (8-5) 96
6 Ohio State (11-2) 105 21 North Carolina State (7-6) 96
7 Penn State (11-3) 104 22 Western Kentucky (11-3) 96
8 Florida State (10-3) 103 23 Western Michigan (13-1) 96
9 L.S.U. (8-4) 103 24 Colorado (10-4) 96
10 Michigan (10-3) 103 25 Tennessee (9-4) 95
11 Oklahoma State (10-3) 102 26 Minnesota (9-4) 95
12 Wisconsin (11-3) 101 27 Louisville (9-4) 95
13 Miami, Fla. (9-4) 99 28 Georgia Tech (9-4) 95
14 Florida (9-4) 98 29 B.Y.U. (9-4) 95
15 Kansas State (9-4) 98 30 Texas A&M (8-5) 95

The Pigskin Index is designed to give a quick comparison of the relative strength of all covered teams. To see how a game should turn out, simply compare the ratings of the competing teams and add 3 points to the home team. For example, a visiting team with a rating of 100 should be 7 points stronger than a home team with a rating of 90. 100 - (90 + 3) = 7. In neutral field games (such as many bowls), no home team advantage may be appropriate.


Our Final 2016 Pigskin Index Ratings
128 Division 1-A (FBS) Teams

Air Force 83
Akron 65
Alabama 113
Appal. St 86
Arizona 76
Arizona St. 81
Arkansas 92
Arkansas St. 83
Army 76
Auburn 97
Ball St. 70
Baylor 89
Boise St. 84
Boston Coll. 83
Bowling Green 73
Buffalo 63
B.Y.U. 95
California 90
Cent. Florida 78
Cent. Michigan 70
Charlotte 62
Cincinnati 75
Clemson 112
Colorado 96
Colorado St. 83
Connecticut 67
Duke 86
East Carolina 69
East. Michigan 74
Florida 98
Florida Atlantic 61
Florida Int'l 68
Florida St. 103
Fresno St. 64
Georgia 94
Georgia So. 70
Georgia St. 65
Georgia Tech 95
Hawaii 72
Houston 85
Idaho 77
Illinois 75
Indiana 87
Iowa 96
Iowa St. 88
Kansas 73
Kansas St. 98
Kent St. 67
Kentucky 88
La.-Lafayette 74
La.-Monroe 61
L.S.U. 103
Louisiana Tech 83
Louisville 95
Marshall 61
Maryland 78
Massachusetts 62
Memphis 88
Miami, FL 99
Miami, OH 77
Michigan 103
Michigan St. 84
Mid. Tenn. St. 67
Minnesota 95
Mississippi 85
Mississippi St. 89
Missouri 87
Navy 84
Nebraska 89
Nevada 74
New Mexico 82
New Mex. St. 62
N. Carolina 93
NC State 96
North Texas 62
N. Illinois 79
Northwestern 96
Notre Dame 91
Ohio St. 105
Ohio U. 74
Oklahoma 106
Oklahoma St. 102
Old Dominion 77
Oregon 87
Oregon St. 90
Penn St. 104
Pittsburgh 94
Purdue 76
Rice 65
Rutgers 67
San Diego St. 89
San Jose St. 70
S. Alabama 66
S. Carolina 81
S. Florida 91
Southern Cal 107
S.M.U. 76
Southern Miss 75
Stanford 96
Syracuse 79
Temple 92
Tennessee 95
Texas 86
Texas A&M 95
T.C.U. 91
Texas State 51
Texas Tech 85
Toledo 85
Troy St. 76
Tulane 71
Tulsa 91
U.C.L.A. 85
UNLV 68
UTEP 64
UTSA 76
Utah 93
Utah St. 72
Vanderbilt 91
Virginia 78
Virginia Tech 97
Wake Forest 87
Washington 107
Wash. St. 93
West Virginia 94
W. Kentucky 96
W. Michigan 96
Wisconsin 101
Wyoming 81

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