College Football Rankings: eBay's StubHub Aims To Gauge "True Popularity"

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eBay-owned ticket marketplace, StubHub, has launched a new weekly scorecard aimed at gauging the "true popularity" of college football teams among fans, based on its own internal data.

StubHub's system uses the AP Top 25 as a starting point, then uses the weekly pageviews for the teams, and ranks them by which are the most popular. Each Tuesday, StubHub releases the rankings. At the end of the year, they'll unveil which were the most popular of the season.

Here's what StubHub's top 25 looks like right now:

College Football Rankings

The rankings can always be found via

Currently, the AP's Top 25 are as follows:

1. USC
2. Alabama
3. LSU
4. Oklahoma
5. Oregon
6. Georgia
7. Florida State
8. Michigan
9. South Carolina
10. Arkansas
11. West Virginia
12. Wisconsin
13. Michigan State
14. Clemson
15. Texas
16. Virginia Tech
17. Nebraska
18. Ohio State
19. Oklahoma State
20. TCU
21. Stanford
22. Kansas State
23. Florida
24. Boise State
25. Louisville

Two of those teams have already lost a game - Michigan and Boise State, the former having lost to Alabama, and the latter to Michigan State.

Chris Crum

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