Rank-Based Interest Factors

For the interested, the formula for a 130-team field is
RBIF(R1,R2) = 4.5 × Log ( ( 131 − R1 ) × ( 131 − R2 ) + 1 ) ÷ Log(1302+1)

| R1 − R2 | + Maximum { R1, R2 }
the divisor is the scaling factor to make RBIF(1,1) = 4.5
Majority Consensus Ranks from Massey Ratings College Football Ranking Composite as of Sat Dec 9 06:35:20

0 5∗ games, 2 4∗ games, 10 3∗ games, 22 2∗ games, 5 ∗ games, 0 other games
Week beginning Thursday,
14 DecRBIFGame
∗∗2.4415#31 Boise State vs #39 Oregon (LasVegasBowl(LasVegasNV))
∗∗1.9491#48 Troy vs #65 North Texas (NewOrleansBowl(NewOrleansLA))
∗∗1.7143#76 Marshall vs #76 Colorado State (NewMexicoBowl(AlbuquerqueNM))
∗∗1.6761#82 Akron vs #34 Florida Atlantic (BocaRatonBowl(BocaRatonFL)) (Tue)
1.4795#91 Louisiana Tech vs #58 SMU (FriscoBowl(FriscoTX)) (Wed)
1.3525#94 Middle Tenn State vs #79 Arkansas State (CameliaBowl(MontgomeryAL))
0.9369#102 Western Kentucky vs #106 Georgia State (CureBowl(OrlandoFL))
21 DecRBIFGame
∗∗∗2.6692#24 Iowa vs #29 Boston College (PinstripeBowl(NewYorkNY)) (Wed)
∗∗2.3035#43 Fresno State vs #47 Houston (HawaiiBowl(HonoluluHA)) (Sun)
∗∗2.2446#46 Kansas State vs #50 UCLA (CactusBowl(PhoenixAZ)) (Tue)
∗∗2.2357#50 Arizona vs #43 Purdue (FosterFarms(SantaClasraCA)) (Wed)
∗∗2.2168#44 Texas vs #51 Missouri (TexasBowl(HoustonTX)) (Wed)
∗∗2.1955#52 Utah vs #44 West Virginia (HeartofDallasBowl(DallasTX)) (Tue)
∗∗2.1560#53 Texas Tech vs #34 South Florida (BirminghamBowl(BirminghamAL))
∗∗2.1181#33 San Diego State vs #55 Army (ArmedForcesBowl(FortWorthTX))
∗∗2.0843#51 Duke vs #58 Northern Illinois (QuickLaneBowl(DetroitMI)) (Tue)
∗∗1.8371#72 Appalachian State vs #31 Toledo (DollarGeneralBowl(MobileAL))
∗∗1.6991#74 Temple vs #77 Florida Intl (GasparillaBowl(SaintPetersburgFL)) (Thu)
∗∗1.6863#81 Southern Miss vs #39 Florida State (IndependenceBowl(ShreveportLA)) (Wed)
∗∗1.6762#67 Central Michigan vs #79 Wyoming (FamousIdahoPotatoBowl(BoiseID)) (Fri)
1.4477#92 UAB vs #63 Ohio (BahamasBowl(NassauNP)) (Fri)
28 DecRBIFGame
∗∗∗∗3.6576#2 Georgia vs #4 Oklahoma (RoseBowl(PasadenaCA)) (Mon)
∗∗∗∗3.5210#5 Alabama vs #2 Clemson (SugarBowl(NewOrleansLA)) (Mon)
∗∗∗3.3810#8 UCF vs #9 Auburn (PeachBowl(AtlantaGA)) (Mon)
∗∗∗3.1898#11 Washington vs #7 Penn State (FiestaBowl(GlendaleAZ))
∗∗∗3.0842#5 Ohio State vs #12 Southern California (CottonBowl(ArlingtonTX)) (Mon)
∗∗∗3.0842#12 Miami-Florida vs #5 Wisconsin (OrangeBowl(MiamiFL))
∗∗∗3.0816#16 Stanford vs #15 TCU (AlamoBowl(SanAntonioTX)) (Thu)
∗∗∗3.0018#19 Virginia Tech vs #19 Oklahoma State (CampingWorldBowl(OrlandoFL)) (Thu)
∗∗∗2.7714#27 Louisville vs #27 Mississippi State (TaxslayerBowl(JacksonvilleFL))
∗∗∗2.7565#22 LSU vs #10 Notre Dame (CitrusBowl(OrlandaFL)) (Mon)
∗∗∗2.7401#25 Washington State vs #18 Michigan State (HolidayBowl(SanDiego)) (Thu)
∗∗2.4806#35 Iowa State vs #20 Memphis (LibertyBowl(MemphisTN))
∗∗2.4675#22 Michigan vs #36 South Carolina (OutbackBowl(TampaFL)) (Mon)
∗∗2.3871#24 North Carolina State vs #40 Arizona State (SunBowl(ElPasoTX)) (Fri)
∗∗2.3093#32 Wake Forest vs #45 Texas A&M (BelkBowl(CharlotteNC)) (Fri)
∗∗2.0558#58 Kentucky vs #20 Northwestern (MusicCityBowl(NashvilleTN)) (Fri)
∗∗1.9870#63 Virginia vs #52 Navy (MilitaryBowl(AnnapolisTX)) (Thu)
1.1347#85 Utah State vs #103 New Mexico State (ArizonaBowl(TusconAZ)) (Fri)

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