Ohio State and Penn State were the headline game of the weekend, and it didn’t disappoint as the Buckeyes eeked out the one point victory.
Notre Dame and Oklahoma State also notched impressive victories over ranked opponents and Iowa State continues to win games that nobody expects them to. Now they find themselves tied for first place in the Big 12 with wins over two of the other three teams atop the standings.
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.
Best Defensive Performances
This is the same story as with the offensive units and how they’re identified and ranked.
Best Overall Performances
Combining the values from the offensive and defensive rankings gets you these teams with the five best showings in week two.
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.
These five teams lost their games on the scoreboard but had the five best performances among all of the losing teams this week.
These teams may have finished with more points than their opponent, but it was ugly and they should be ashamed it was so close.
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.