C O L L E G E
Pigskin Index 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Last Week's College Games

FCS PLAYOFFS

Friday, December 18, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
6:00p ESPN2 North Dakota State* 91 14 Richmond 80 33-7 +
Saturday, December 19, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
2:00p ESPNU Jacksonville State* 83 6 Sam Houston State 80 62-10 +
Saturday, January 9, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
FCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Frisco, TX
10:00a ESPN2 North Dakota State** 93 6 Jacksonville State 87 37-10 +

DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, December 19, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Kansas City, KS
2:00p ESPN2 NW Missouri State** 90 20 Shepherd 70 34-7 +

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, December 18, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Salem, VA
5:00p ESPNU Mount Union** 89 2 St. Thomas 87 49-35 +

BOWL GAMES

Saturday, December 19, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
AIR FORCE RESERVE CELEBRATION BOWL at Atlanta, GA
10:00a ABC Alcorn State** 61 3 North Carolina A&T 58 34-41 -
NEW MEXICO BOWL at Albuquerque, NM
12:00p ESPN Arizona 90 5 New Mexico* 82 45-37 +
LAS VEGAS BOWL at Las Vegas, NV
1:30p ABC B.Y.U.** 95 4 Utah 91 28-35 -
CAMELLIA BOWL at Montgomery, AL
3:30p ESPN Appalachian State** 81 1 Ohio U. 80 31-29 +
CURE BOWL at Orlando, FL
5:00p CBSSN Georgia State** 77 4 San Jose State 73 16-27 -
NEW ORLEANS BOWL at New Orleans, LA
7:00p ESPN Arkansas State** 88 6 Louisiana Tech 82 28-47 -
Monday, December 21, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
MIAMI BEACH BOWL at Miami, FL
12:30p ESPN South Florida** 94 0 Western Kentucky 94 35-45 -
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL at Boise, ID
1:30p ESPN Utah State** 78 1 Akron 77 21-23 -
BOCA RATON BOWL at Boca Raton, FL
5:00p ESPN Temple** 89 1 Toledo 88 17-32 -
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
POINSETTIA BOWL at San Diego, CA
2:30p ESPN Boise State** 85 4 Northern Illinois 81 55-7 +
GODADDY BOWL at Mobile, AL
6:00p ESPN Bowling Green** 94 11 Georgia Southern 83 27-58 -
Thursday, December 24, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
BAHAMAS BOWL at Nassau, Bahamas
10:00a ESPN Western Michigan** 88 6 Mid. Tenn. State 82 45-31 +
HAWAII BOWL at Honolulu, HI
6:00p ESPN San Diego State** 91 5 Cincinnati 86 42-7 +
Saturday, December 26, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL at St. Petersburg, FL
9:00a ESPN Connecticut** 80 0 Marshall 80 10-16 -
SUN BOWL at El Paso, TX
12:00p CBS Miami, Fla.** 94 2 Washington State 92 14-20 -
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL at Dallas, TX
12:20p ESPN Washington** 96 9 Southern Mississippi 87 44-31 +
PINSTRIPE BOWL at Bronx, NY
1:30p ABC Indiana** 88 2 Duke 86 41-44 -
INDEPENDENCE BOWL at Shreveport, LA
3:45p ESPN Virginia Tech** 93 17 Tulsa 76 55-52 +
FOSTER FARMS BOWL at Santa Clara, CA
7:15p ESPN U.C.L.A.** 94 4 Nebraska 90 29-37 -
Monday, December 28, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
MILITARY BOWL at Annapolis, MD
12:30p ESPN Navy* 89 0 Pittsburgh 92 44-28 +
QUICK LANE BOWL at Detroit, MI
3:00p ESPN2 Minnesota** 88 10 Central Michigan 78 21-14 +
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
ARMED FORCES BOWL at Fort Worth, TX
12:00p ESPN California** 94 11 Air Force 83 55-36 +
RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL at Orlando, FL
3:30p ESPN North Carolina** 100 3 Baylor 97 38-49 -
ARIZONA BOWL at Tucson, AZ
5:30p CBSSN Colorado State** 78 3 Nevada 75 23-28 -
TEXAS BOWL at Houston, TX
7:00p ESPN L.S.U.** 98 6 Texas Tech 92 56-27 +
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
BIRMINGHAM BOWL at Birmingham, AL
10:00a ESPN Auburn** 93 4 Memphis 89 31-10 +
BELK BOWL at Charlotte, NC
1:30p ESPN Mississippi State** 99 9 North Carolina State 90 51-28 +
MUSIC CITY BOWL at Nashville, TN
5:00p ESPN Texas A&M** 92 0 Louisville 92 21-27 -
HOLIDAY BOWL at San Diego, CA
8:30p ESPN Southern Cal** 97 3 Wisconsin 94 21-23 -
Thursday, December 31, 2015
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
PEACH BOWL at Atlanta, GA
10:00a ESPN Florida State** 102 6 Houston 96 24-38 -
ORANGE BOWL at Miami Gardens, FL
(NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
2:00p ESPN Oklahoma** 110 7 Clemson 103 17-37 -
COTTON BOWL at Arlington, TX
(NATIONAL SEMIFINAL)
6:00p ESPN Alabama** 111 8 Michigan State 103 38-0 +
Friday, January 1, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
OUTBACK BOWL at Tampa, FL
10:00a ESPN2 Tennessee** 99 5 Northwestern 94 45-6 +
CITRUS BOWL at Orlando, FL
11:00a ABC Michigan** 97 0 Florida 97 41-7 +
FIESTA BOWL at Glendale, AZ
11:00a ESPN Ohio State** 107 7 Notre Dame 100 44-28 +
ROSE BOWL at Pasadena, CA
3:00p ESPN Stanford** 103 5 Iowa 98 45-16 +
SUGAR BOWL at New Orleans, LA
6:30p ESPN Mississippi** 103 3 Oklahoma State 100 48-20 +
Saturday, January 2, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
TAXSLAYER BOWL at Jacksonville, FL
10:00a ESPN Georgia** 97 11 Penn State 86 24-17 +
LIBERTY BOWL at Memphis, TN
1:20p ESPN Arkansas** 103 10 Kansas State 93 45-23 +
ALAMO BOWL at San Antonio, TX
4:45p ESPN T.C.U.** 105 4 Oregon 101 47-41 +
CACTUS BOWL at Phoenix, AZ
8:15p ESPN West Virginia** 95 1 Arizona State 94 43-42 +
Monday, January 11, 2016
MST TV Favorite & Rating Spr. Underdog & Rating Score +/-
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at Glendale, AZ
6:30p ESPN Alabama** 113 6 Clemson 107 45-40 +
*Home Team = + 3 points **Neutral Field
Spr. = Expected Pointspread
Straight-Up Rec.: 610-187, 76.5% thru 1/11 + = Straight-Up Correct Pick

FINAL COLLEGE TOP 30
As of Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Pigskin Index Top 30 College Teams
Rank Team Rating Rank Team Rating
1 Alabama (14-1) 113 16 Notre Dame (10-3) 100
2 Ohio State (12-1) 108 17 Houston (13-1) 99
3 Clemson (14-1) 107 18 Florida State (10-3) 98
4 Oklahoma (11-2) 106 19 Oklahoma State (10-3) 98
5 Mississippi (10-3) 105 20 North Carolina (11-3) 97
6 T.C.U. (11-2) 105 21 Georgia (10-3) 96
7 Stanford (12-2) 105 22 Washington (7-6) 96
8 Arkansas (8-5) 104 23 Western Kentucky (12-2) 96
9 Tennessee (9-4) 102 24 Auburn (7-6) 96
10 Oregon (9-4) 101 25 Iowa (12-2) 96
11 Michigan State (12-2) 101 26 Southern Cal (8-6) 95
12 Baylor (10-3) 101 27 California (8-5) 95
13 Mississippi State (9-4) 100 28 West Virginia (8-5) 95
14 Michigan (10-3) 100 29 Utah (10-3) 95
15 L.S.U. (9-3) 100 30 Wisconsin (10-3) 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 2015 Pigskin Index Ratings
128 Division 1-A (FBS) Teams

Air Force 82
Akron 78
Alabama 113
Appal. St 81
Arizona 90
Arizona St. 94
Arkansas 104
Arkansas St. 83
Army 67
Auburn 96
Ball St. 64
Baylor 101
Boise St. 88
Boston Coll. 83
Bowling Green 87
Buffalo 68
B.Y.U. 91
California 95
Cent. Florida 59
Cent. Michigan 78
Charlotte 50
Cincinnati 83
Clemson 107
Colorado 82
Colorado St. 75
Connecticut 79
Duke 88
East Carolina 82
East. Michigan 56
Florida 94
Florida Atlantic 71
Florida Int'l 64
Florida St. 98
Fresno St. 67
Georgia 96
Georgia So. 89
Georgia St. 73
Georgia Tech 88
Hawaii 57
Houston 99
Idaho 62
Illinois 85
Indiana 87
Iowa 96
Iowa St. 85
Kansas 61
Kansas St. 91
Kent St. 64
Kentucky 84
La.-Lafayette 61
La.-Monroe 60
L.S.U. 100
Louisiana Tech 88
Louisville 93
Marshall 81
Maryland 80
Massachusetts 67
Memphis 87
Miami, FL 92
Miami, OH 65
Michigan 100
Michigan St. 101
Mid. Tenn. St. 81
Minnesota 88
Mississippi 105
Mississippi St. 100
Missouri 85
Navy 93
Nebraska 94
Nevada 77
New Mexico 82
New Mex. St. 59
N. Carolina 97
NC State 88
North Texas 60
N. Illinois 78
Northwestern 91
Notre Dame 100
Ohio St. 108
Ohio U. 80
Oklahoma 106
Oklahoma St. 98
Old Dominion 65
Oregon 101
Oregon St. 72
Penn St. 87
Pittsburgh 88
Purdue 78
Rice 61
Rutgers 75
San Diego St. 94
San Jose St. 77
S. Alabama 65
S. Carolina 86
S. Florida 92
Southern Cal 95
S.M.U. 67
Southern Miss 86
Stanford 105
Syracuse 80
Temple 86
Tennessee 102
Texas 94
Texas A&M 91
T.C.U. 105
Texas State 58
Texas Tech 90
Toledo 91
Troy St. 69
Tulane 65
Tulsa 78
U.C.L.A. 90
UNLV 63
UTEP 64
UTSA 59
Utah 95
Utah St. 77
Vanderbilt 82
Virginia 89
Virginia Tech 90
Wake Forest 81
Washington 96
Wash. St. 94
West Virginia 95
W. Kentucky 96
W. Michigan 90
Wisconsin 95
Wyoming 66

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