Post-Snap Read: Week 8

Notre Dame vs USC and Penn State vs Michigan were supposed to highlight the weekend of college football…and, they did. But the games weren’t great because Notre Dame and Penn State ROLLED. But neither of those teams earned a spot in our top three performances of the weekend, though they were fourth and fifth.

Continue on for some other the other best and worst performances of the weekend.

Best Offensive Performances

These teams are chosen through a slightly more complex method that isn’t depicted here so that strength of opponent is accounted for, but best to worst you can see the five best offensive performances of the week. Each team’s raw points per possession is shown but since that isn’t the exact measure of performance those values won’t necessarily be in descending order.

top offenses wk8

Best Defensive Performances

This is the same story as with the offensive units and how they’re identified and ranked.

top defenses wk8

Best Overall Performances

Combining the values from the offensive and defensive rankings gets you these teams with the five best showings in week two.

best performances wk8

Clunkers of the Week

This is obvious, but in the barrel of performances with the best rising to the top in the above category, these five team performances were scraped off the bottom of the barrel.

clunkers wk8

Moral Victories

These five teams lost their games on the scoreboard but had the five best performances among all of the losing teams this week.

moral victories wk8

Immoral Victories

These teams may have finished with more points than their opponent, but it was ugly and they should be ashamed it was so close.

immoral victories wk8

Upsets of the Week

These teams were identified solely from their difference versus the opponent in our ratings while picking up a victory. It doesn’t account for expected point spread or home field advantage.

upsets wk8

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