The Matchup Zone

2018 Projections are now live.

2018 TAPE Index

Since 2013, each season's TAPE and PAPER ratings are normalized to an index of the 100 teams with the best performance over the previous five seasons. For earlier seasons, the TAPE index consisted of the teams in the six BCS Conferences. The teams in the 2018 index are listed below.

Alabama (SEC) Arizona (Pac12) Arizona St. (Pac12) Arkansas (SEC)
Baylor (Big12) Belmont (OVC) Boise St. (MWC) Butler (BigEast)
BYU (WCC) California (Pac12) Cincinnati (AmCon) Clemson (ACC)
Colorado (Pac12) Colorado St. (MWC) Connecticut (AmCon) Creighton (BigEast)
Davidson (A10) Dayton (A10) Duke (ACC) Florida (SEC)
Florida St. (ACC) Fresno St. (MWC) George Washington (A10) Georgetown (BigEast)
Georgia (SEC) Georgia Tech (ACC) Gonzaga (WCC) Houston (AmCon)
Illinois (BigTen) Illinois St. (MVC) Indiana (BigTen) Iowa (BigTen)
Iowa St. (Big12) Kansas (Big12) Kansas St. (Big12) Kentucky (SEC)
Louisiana Tech (CUSA) Louisville (ACC) LSU (SEC) Marquette (BigEast)
Maryland (BigTen) Memphis (AmCon) Miami (FL) (ACC) Michigan (BigTen)
Michigan St. (BigTen) Middle Tennessee St. (CUSA) Minnesota (BigTen) Mississippi (SEC)
N.C. State (ACC) Nebraska (BigTen) New Mexico (MWC) New Mexico St. (WAC)
North Carolina (ACC) Northern Iowa (MVC) Northwestern (BigTen) Notre Dame (ACC)
Ohio St. (BigTen) Oklahoma (Big12) Oklahoma St. (Big12) Oregon (Pac12)
Penn St. (BigTen) Pittsburgh (ACC) Princeton (Ivy) Providence (BigEast)
Purdue (BigTen) Rhode Island (A10) Richmond (A10) San Diego St. (MWC)
Seton Hall (BigEast) SMU (AmCon) South Carolina (SEC) Southern Cal (Pac12)
St. Bonaventure (A10) St. John's (BigEast) St. Joseph's (A10) St. Mary's (WCC)
Stanford (Pac12) Stephen F. Austin (Sland) Syracuse (ACC) TCU (Big12)
Temple (AmCon) Tennessee (SEC) Texas (Big12) Texas A&M (SEC)
Texas Tech (Big12) Tulsa (AmCon) UC Irvine (BigWest) UCLA (Pac12)
Utah (Pac12) Valparaiso (MVC) Vanderbilt (SEC) VCU (A10)
Villanova (BigEast) Virginia (ACC) Virginia Tech (ACC) Wake Forest (ACC)
West Virginia (Big12) Wichita St. (AmCon) Wisconsin (BigTen) Xavier (BigEast)