We didn't know all of college football's 2022 conference championship game pairings until late into Saturday night, but now the table is set. We know who's playing for conference titles, and we know the CFP pecking order (the top four, at least). Now we just have to find out who wins.
SP+ can help with that. Here are this week's SP+ rankings.
What is SP+? In a single sentence, it's a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency. I created the system at Football Outsiders in 2008, and as my experience with both college football and its stats has grown, I have made quite a few tweaks to the system.
SP+ is indeed intended to be predictive and forward-facing. It is not a résumé ranking that gives credit for big wins or particularly brave scheduling -- no good predictive system is. It is simply a measure of the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football. If you're lucky or unimpressive in a win, your rating will probably fall. If you're strong and unlucky in a loss, it will probably rise.