Western Michigan wins 2016 Omnivore National Championship

December 4th, 2016 / No Comments » / by Omnivore

After completing their 13-0 season and winning the Mid-American Conference championship, Western Michigan wins the 2016 Omnivore National Championship by virtue of being the highest ranked (Group of Five) team in the Omnivore rankings at the end of the regular season. Starting this year, the Omnivore rankings policy no longer counts post-season games as part of the national championship criteria. After a five-year hiatus from ranking, Western Michigan Broncos are the first team to be awarded the national title since our return.

Western Michigan is the first MAC team since Marshall in 2001 to win the Omnivore national championship.

OMNIVORE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS HISTORY

2016. Western Michigan
2011. Southern Mississippi
2010. Texas Christian
2009. Boise State
2008. Utah (Finished #1)
2007. Brigham Young
2006. Boise State
2005. Texas Christian
2004. Utah
2003. Miami of Ohio
2002. Boise State
2001. Marshall
2000. Toledo
1999. Marshall
1998. Tulane

Final 2016 Omnivore College Football Rankings (Dec. 4)

December 4th, 2016 / No Comments » / by Omnivore

I’ve made the decision not to include post-season games in the Final Omnivore rankings for the season. With the lack of head-to-head matchups or meaningful out-of-conference play between teams, it is very difficult to crown a “true” champion from fluke-riddled games late in the season. Often, these game are played after long layoffs and in unfamiliar environs making them a difficult test for both teams.

Given the Omnivore rankings were devised to choose the champion of the Group of 5 conferences/non-power conferences (in the post-BCS era), we’d prefer to use regular season rankings as an indicator of team quality.

1 Alabama 12.4298
2 Ohio State 12.0004
3 Clemson 11.6584
4 Penn State 10.7236
5 Washington 10.3892
6 Oklahoma 10.2372
7 Wisconsin 10.0852
8 Michigan 10.0396
9 Florida State 9.6026
10 Western Michigan 9.5114
11 Southern Cal 9.3651
12 Colorado 9.3366
13 Stanford 8.9604
14 Boise State 8.8939
15 West Virginia 8.892
16 Iowa 8.8616
17 Tennessee 8.721
18 Nebraska 8.7001
19 Oklahoma State 8.5785
20 Louisville 8.5367
21 Washington State 8.4721
22 Florida 8.4683
23 LSU 8.2023
24 Virginia Tech 8.1244
25 Pittsburgh 8.0674
26 Auburn 8.0522
27 Navy 8.0389
28 Appalachian State 7.9857
29 South Florida 7.9591
30 North Carolina 7.9135
31 Georgia Tech 7.7387
32 Texas A&M 7.7064
33 Western Kentucky 7.6133
34 Temple 7.5791
35 Miami 7.5221
36 Houston 7.5069
37 Air Force 7.4499
38 Utah 7.448
39 Toledo 7.315
40 Kansas State 7.2067
41 Georgia 7.182
42 Northwestern 7.1554
43 Minnesota 7.1269
44 Wyoming 7.0946
45 Vanderbilt 7.0813
46 Tulsa 7.0661
47 Troy 6.9863
48 San Diego State 6.9293
49 Arkansas 6.8742
50 Memphis 6.8704
51 Colorado State 6.7982
52 Kentucky 6.6462
53 Mississippi 6.5797
54 Indiana 6.5474
55 BYU 6.5246
56 North Carolina State 6.3897
57 Eastern Michigan 6.3156
58 New Mexico 6.2624
58 Idaho 6.2624
60 Old Dominion 6.2605
61 California 6.2377
62 TCU 6.2092
63 Ohio 6.1408
64 Middle Tennessee 6.0952
65 Arkansas State 6.08
66 Northern Illinois 5.7912
67 Maryland 5.6981
68 Boston College 5.6411
69 Mississippi State 5.6316
70 Central Michigan 5.6297
71 Wake Forest 5.6164
72 Louisiana Tech 5.5974
73 Southern Methodist 5.5727
74 Louisiana-Lafayette 5.5594
75 Miami (OH) 5.5309
76 Texas 5.529
77 South Carolina 5.472
78 Notre Dame 5.4207
79 UCLA 5.4093
79 Baylor 5.4093
81 Central Florida 5.3998
82 Syracuse 5.3295
83 Oregon 5.3181
84 Arizona State 5.2877
85 Texas-San Antonio 5.2459
86 Southern Mississippi 5.1794
87 Hawaii 5.1509
88 Texas Tech 5.1205
89 Georgia Southern 5.0559
90 Duke 5.0331
91 Missouri 4.9191
92 Akron 4.8735
93 Oregon State 4.8545
94 Army 4.5904
95 Arizona 4.5828
96 North Texas 4.5391
97 Cincinnati 4.4403
98 Louisiana-Monroe 4.3263
99 South Alabama 4.313
100 Iowa State 4.3054
101 New Mexico State 4.2978
102 Florida International 4.2731
103 Tulane 4.2674
104 Bowling Green 4.2522
105 Utah State 4.237
106 Illinois 4.1477
107 Michigan State 4.1211
108 Kent State 4.1116
109 Charlotte 4.0736
110 San Jose State 4.0584
111 Ball State 3.9045
112 UNLV 3.8931
113 Purdue 3.8798
114 Rutgers 3.8361
115 Nevada 3.7468
116 Virginia 3.7449
117 Georgia State 3.6727
118 East Carolina 3.6157
119 Marshall 3.4409
120 Rice 3.3212
121 Connecticut 3.2908
122 UTEP 3.2414
123 Buffalo 3.1445
124 Kansas 3.1217
125 Texas State 3.1046
126 Massachusetts 3.0856
127 Florida Atlantic 2.9792
128 Fresno State 2.2325