The Fleming System

College Athletics Rating System

The Fleming System (TFS) began in 1994 as the Fleming College Football Computer Rating System (FCFCR). This season marks its 21st year on the WWW.
Jump to:
Football:
[Version 2.2] [Flat Ratings]
Basketball:
[Version 4.6]


Football Playoff and Championship Information
Subdivision Championship Game Current Champion
NCAA Division I - Bowl Subdivision January 12, 2015
NCAA Division I - Championship Subdivision Jan. 10, 2015 North Dakota State
NCAA Division II December 20, 2014 Valdosta State
NCAA Division III December 20, 2014 Mount Union
NAIA December 20, 2014 Marian (Ind.)

Version 2.2

Version 2.2 of the ratings metric award a team for 1) winning a game, 2) up to 14 points bonus for margin of victory and 3) up to 14 points bonus for holding the opponent below 14 points. If the visiting team (for games played on a non-neutral field) wins, they receive a 3 point bonus for winniing on the road. This method is a sort of intermediate between the Flat and the Straight methods.

Version 2.2 - 2014 Season
NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014

Version 2.2 - 2014 Season (By Conference)
FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014

Previous Season Results
2013 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2012 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2011 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2010 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2009 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2008 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2007 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2006 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2005 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA

Results from before 2005
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970
1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960
1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950
1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940
1939 1938 1937 1936 1935 1934 1933 1932 1931 1930
1929 1928 1927 1926 1925 1924 1923 1922 1921 1920
1919 1918 1917 1916 1915 1914 1913 1912 1911 1910
1909 1908 1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900

Flat

The Flat ratings award a team only for winning a game. (Perhaps this should be the Herman Edwards method. "You play to win the game!") In these ratings there are no bonuses for margin of victory or for defensive performance. The Flat ratings are comparable to the computer systems used by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

Flat - 2014 Season
NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014 Sep. 27, 2014

Previous Season Results
2013 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2012 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2011 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2010 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2009 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2008 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2007 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2006 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA
2005 NCAA and NAIA FBS (Div. I-A) FCS (Div. I-AA) NCAA Division I NCAA Division II NCAA Division III NAIA

Results from before 2005
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970
1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960
1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950
1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940
1939 1938 1937 1936 1935 1934 1933 1932 1931 1930
1929 1928 1927 1926 1925 1924 1923 1922 1921 1920
1919 1918 1917 1916 1915 1914 1913 1912 1911 1910
1909 1908 1907 1906 1905 1904 1903 1902 1901 1900

Data for these ratings (for seasons 2005 and beyond) was taken from Peter Wolfe's page.
Data for seasons prior to 2004 are taken from James Howell's excellent database and include only Division I-A, University Division or whatever the prevailing definition of "Major College Football" is in the given year (or teams that played at least three games against them.)

Also, check out Kenneth Massey's Comparison of College Football Ratings.


College Basketball

Men's College Basketball - 2013/2014 Season (Flat)
Mar 16, 2014 All Teams NCAA Div I NCAA Div II NCAA Div III NAIA Div I NAIA Div II

Men's College Basketball - Previous Seasons
2011-12 Margin of Victory Flat
2010-11 Margin of Victory Flat
2009-10 Margin of Victory Flat

Scores used in this set of ratings was taken from Peter Wolfe's compilation of scores.
I sure would like to find a data set for Women's Basketball.


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