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 Sun Oct 22 20:35:59

0 5∗ games, 0 4∗ games, 30 3∗ games, 124 2∗ games, 120 ∗ games, 30 other games
Week beginning Thursday,
26 OctRBIFGame
∗∗∗3.3263#2 Penn State at #7 Ohio State
∗∗∗2.9062#16 North Carolina State at #5 Notre Dame
∗∗∗2.6602#23 Mississippi State at #29 Texas A&M
∗∗∗2.6280#8 TCU at #26 Iowa State
∗∗∗2.6150#26 Georgia Tech at #6 Clemson
∗∗2.4444#12 Oklahoma State at #35 West Virginia
∗∗2.4340#39 Louisville at #41 Wake Forest
∗∗2.4340#39 Florida State at #41 Boston College (Fri)
∗∗2.4271#18 Southern California at #37 Arizona State
∗∗2.3588#16 Michigan State at #40 Northwestern
∗∗2.3130#20 Washington State at #43 Arizona
∗∗2.2640#45 Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma
∗∗2.2598#45 UCLA at #13 Washington
∗∗2.2269#4 Georgia vs #46 Florida (JacksonvilleFL)
∗∗2.1353#56 Utah at #56 Oregon
∗∗1.9811#63 Minnesota at #33 Iowa
∗∗1.9495#54 Indiana at #65 Maryland
∗∗1.9181#67 Duke at #14 Virginia Tech
∗∗1.8945#68 Tennessee at #52 Kentucky
∗∗1.8923#68 Nebraska at #58 Purdue
∗∗1.8746#56 Virginia at #69 Pittsburgh
∗∗1.8403#53 California at #71 Colorado
∗∗1.7766#76 Tulane at #28 Memphis (Fri)
∗∗1.7551#77 Vanderbilt at #35 South Carolina
∗∗1.6440#85 Rutgers at #20 Michigan
∗∗1.6434#80 Arkansas at #73 Mississippi
∗∗1.6082#36 Boise State at #86 Utah State
∗∗1.5663#87 Air Force at #51 Colorado State
1.4715#95 Cincinnati at #25 South Florida
1.4503#93 Eastern Michigan at #55 Northern Illinois (Thu)
1.4436#94 Tulsa at #50 SMU (Fri)
1.4422#95 Florida Intl at #42 Marshall
1.4398#9 Miami-Florida at #98 North Carolina
1.4334#89 New Mexico at #83 Wyoming
1.4041#65 Florida Atlantic at #94 Western Kentucky
1.3624#96 Central Michigan at #66 Western Michigan (Wed)
1.3036#9 Wisconsin at #105 Illinois
1.2829#97 Buffalo at #81 Akron
1.2357#101 Miami-Ohio at #73 Ohio (Tue)
1.2351#78 Arkansas State at #100 New Mexico State
1.1447#35 San Diego State at #110 Hawaii
1.1403#110 UNLV at #37 Fresno State
1.0973#19 Stanford at #113 Oregon State (Thu)
1.0853#110 East Carolina at #58 Houston
1.0832#93 Missouri at #103 Connecticut
0.9957#111 UAB at #75 Southern Miss
0.9578#44 Texas at #116 Baylor
0.9469#101 South Alabama at #106 Georgia State (Thu)
0.8096#116 Old Dominion at #84 North Texas
0.7835#68 Kansas State at #119 Kansas
0.7643#31 Toledo at #122 Ball State (Thu)
0.6468#73 Appalachian State at #122 Massachusetts
0.5617#110 UL Monroe at #117 Idaho
0.5177#91 Louisiana Tech at #123 Rice
0.4461#118 Bowling Green at #116 Kent State (Tue)
0.3356#128 Georgia Southern at #62 Troy
0.2668#87 Texas-San Antonio at #128 UTEP
0.2030#126 San Jose State at #116 BYU
0.0399#129 Texas State at #125 Coastal Carolina
2 NovRBIFGame
∗∗∗3.0710#15 Oklahoma at #12 Oklahoma State
∗∗∗3.0615#14 Virginia Tech at #9 Miami-Florida
∗∗∗2.9515#19 Stanford at #20 Washington State
∗∗∗2.9200#6 Clemson at #16 North Carolina State
∗∗∗2.8685#2 Penn State at #16 Michigan State
∗∗∗2.6271#19 Auburn at #29 Texas A&M
∗∗∗2.5419#28 LSU at #1 Alabama
∗∗∗2.5139#26 Iowa State at #35 West Virginia
∗∗2.4649#7 Ohio State at #33 Iowa
∗∗2.4149#35 South Carolina at #4 Georgia
∗∗2.3108#41 Wake Forest at #5 Notre Dame
∗∗2.3075#43 Arizona at #18 Southern California
∗∗2.2666#44 Texas at #8 TCU
∗∗2.2250#50 Syracuse at #39 Florida State
∗∗2.1711#9 UCF at #50 SMU
∗∗2.1159#45 UCLA at #56 Utah (Fri)
∗∗2.1156#55 Northern Illinois at #31 Toledo (Thu)
∗∗2.1093#9 Wisconsin at #54 Indiana
∗∗2.0930#26 Georgia Tech at #56 Virginia
∗∗2.0820#56 Oregon at #13 Washington
∗∗2.0592#58 Houston at #25 South Florida
∗∗1.9782#63 Minnesota at #20 Michigan
∗∗1.9487#42 Marshall at #65 Florida Atlantic (Fri)
∗∗1.8981#40 Northwestern at #68 Nebraska
∗∗1.8967#68 Kansas State at #45 Texas Tech
∗∗1.8500#71 Colorado at #37 Arizona State
∗∗1.8214#31 Toledo at #73 Ohio (Wed)
∗∗1.8059#73 Mississippi at #52 Kentucky
∗∗1.7495#75 Southern Miss at #68 Tennessee
∗∗1.6353#51 Colorado State at #83 Wyoming
∗∗1.5709#65 Maryland at #85 Rutgers
∗∗1.5289#67 Army at #87 Air Force
1.4845#28 Memphis at #94 Tulsa (Fri)
1.4704#46 Florida at #93 Missouri
1.4298#39 Navy at #96 Temple (Thu)
1.4191#86 Utah State at #89 New Mexico
1.3890#84 North Texas at #91 Louisiana Tech
1.3610#94 Western Kentucky at #77 Vanderbilt
1.3454#95 Cincinnati at #76 Tulane
1.2924#87 Texas-San Antonio at #95 Florida Intl
1.2340#93 Eastern Michigan at #96 Central Michigan (Wed)
1.2026#105 Illinois at #58 Purdue
1.1995#81 Akron at #101 Miami-Ohio (Tue)
1.1425#110 Nevada at #36 Boise State
1.0301#73 Appalachian State at #110 UL Monroe
1.0216#113 Oregon State at #53 California
0.9744#116 BYU at #37 Fresno State
0.8911#116 Kent State at #66 Western Michigan (Wed)
0.8734#117 Idaho at #62 Troy (Thu)
0.8302#110 East Carolina at #103 Connecticut
0.7794#122 Massachusetts at #23 Mississippi State
0.7454#114 UL Lafayette at #101 South Alabama
0.7448#110 Hawaii at #110 UNLV
0.6611#118 Bowling Green at #97 Buffalo (Tue)
0.5469#122 Ball State at #93 Eastern Michigan (Thu)
0.5394#35 San Diego State at #126 San Jose State
0.4759#125 Coastal Carolina at #80 Arkansas
0.4190#116 Baylor at #119 Kansas
0.3613#123 Rice at #111 UAB
0.2375#125 UNC-Charlotte at #116 Old Dominion
0.2161#128 UTEP at #100 Middle Tenn State
0.1874#106 Georgia State at #128 Georgia Southern
0.1530#100 New Mexico State at #129 Texas State
9 NovRBIFGame
∗∗∗3.2709#5 Notre Dame at #9 Miami-Florida
∗∗∗2.9936#8 TCU at #15 Oklahoma
∗∗∗2.9344#16 Michigan State at #7 Ohio State
∗∗∗2.8993#13 Washington at #19 Stanford (Fri)
∗∗∗2.7914#4 Georgia at #19 Auburn
∗∗∗2.6725#14 Virginia Tech at #26 Georgia Tech
∗∗∗2.6567#12 Oklahoma State at #26 Iowa State
∗∗∗2.6561#1 Alabama at #23 Mississippi State
∗∗2.4733#33 Iowa at #9 Wisconsin
∗∗2.3480#39 Florida State at #6 Clemson
∗∗2.3396#16 North Carolina State at #41 Boston College
∗∗2.3269#37 Arizona State at #45 UCLA
∗∗2.2978#46 Florida at #35 South Carolina
∗∗2.2302#41 Wake Forest at #50 Syracuse
∗∗2.2250#50 SMU at #39 Navy
∗∗2.1979#36 Boise State at #51 Colorado State
∗∗2.1075#56 Virginia at #39 Louisville
∗∗2.0876#20 Washington State at #56 Utah
∗∗2.0718#58 Purdue at #40 Northwestern
∗∗1.9477#20 Michigan at #65 Maryland
∗∗1.9307#66 Western Michigan at #55 Northern Illinois (Wed)
∗∗1.9087#67 Duke at #67 Army
∗∗1.8993#35 West Virginia at #68 Kansas State
∗∗1.8902#68 Nebraska at #63 Minnesota
∗∗1.8580#18 Southern California at #71 Colorado
∗∗1.7367#52 Kentucky at #77 Vanderbilt
∗∗1.7143#80 Arkansas at #28 LSU
∗∗1.6606#85 Rutgers at #2 Penn State
∗∗1.6244#73 Ohio at #81 Akron (Tue)
∗∗1.5683#89 New Mexico at #29 Texas A&M
1.4730#83 Wyoming at #87 Air Force
1.4606#65 Florida Atlantic at #91 Louisiana Tech
1.4604#94 Western Kentucky at #42 Marshall
1.4136#68 Tennessee at #93 Missouri
1.3447#103 Connecticut at #9 UCF
1.3126#98 North Carolina at #69 Pittsburgh (Thu)
1.2195#96 Temple at #95 Cincinnati (Fri)
1.2144#54 Indiana at #105 Illinois
1.2140#78 Arkansas State at #101 South Alabama
1.1403#37 Fresno State at #110 Hawaii
1.1273#93 Eastern Michigan at #101 Miami-Ohio (Wed)
1.0482#113 Oregon State at #43 Arizona
1.0167#76 Tulane at #110 East Carolina
0.9553#45 Texas Tech vs #116 Baylor (ArlingtonTX)
0.9325#111 UAB at #87 Texas-San Antonio
0.9227#114 UL Lafayette at #73 Mississippi
0.9215#31 Toledo at #118 Bowling Green (Wed)
0.8567#119 Kansas at #44 Texas
0.7385#116 Old Dominion at #95 Florida Intl
0.7309#96 Central Michigan at #116 Kent State (Tue)
0.7073#122 Ball State at #55 Northern Illinois (Thu)
0.5946#75 Southern Miss at #123 Rice
0.5898#116 BYU at #110 UNLV (Fri)
0.5380#62 Troy at #125 Coastal Carolina
0.3728#100 Middle Tenn State at #125 UNC-Charlotte
0.3089#128 Georgia Southern at #73 Appalachian State (Thu)
0.2767#128 UTEP at #84 North Texas
0.2559#126 San Jose State at #110 Nevada
0.1315#106 Georgia State at #129 Texas State
16 NovRBIFGame
∗∗∗2.8113#20 Michigan at #9 Wisconsin
∗∗2.3454#39 Navy at #5 Notre Dame
∗∗2.3419#44 Texas at #35 West Virginia
∗∗2.3396#16 North Carolina State at #41 Wake Forest
∗∗2.2707#45 UCLA at #18 Southern California
∗∗2.2500#8 TCU at #45 Texas Tech
∗∗2.2250#50 Syracuse at #39 Louisville
∗∗2.2008#50 SMU at #28 Memphis
∗∗2.1352#53 California at #19 Stanford
∗∗2.1348#52 Kentucky at #4 Georgia
∗∗2.1130#43 Arizona at #56 Oregon
∗∗2.0820#56 Utah at #13 Washington
∗∗2.0792#56 Virginia at #9 Miami-Florida
∗∗2.0654#58 Purdue at #33 Iowa
∗∗1.9829#63 Minnesota at #40 Northwestern
∗∗1.9476#65 Maryland at #16 Michigan State
∗∗1.9168#26 Georgia Tech at #67 Duke
∗∗1.9051#68 Nebraska at #2 Penn State
∗∗1.9037#68 Kansas State at #12 Oklahoma State
∗∗1.9009#28 LSU at #68 Tennessee
∗∗1.8887#69 Pittsburgh at #14 Virginia Tech
∗∗1.8225#29 Texas A&M at #73 Mississippi
∗∗1.7462#58 Houston at #76 Tulane
∗∗1.7189#23 Mississippi State at #80 Arkansas
∗∗1.6562#37 Fresno State at #83 Wyoming
∗∗1.5952#85 Rutgers at #54 Indiana
∗∗1.5916#87 Air Force at #36 Boise State
∗∗1.5841#67 Army at #84 North Texas
∗∗1.5823#42 Marshall at #87 Texas-San Antonio
1.4890#94 Tulsa at #25 South Florida (Thu)
1.4754#9 UCF at #96 Temple
1.3849#95 Florida Intl at #65 Florida Atlantic
1.3807#93 Missouri at #77 Vanderbilt
1.3064#105 Illinois at #7 Ohio State
1.2894#103 Connecticut vs #41 Boston College (BostonMA)
1.1749#110 UL Monroe at #19 Auburn
1.1447#110 Nevada at #35 San Diego State
1.1417#100 Middle Tenn State at #94 Western Kentucky (Fri)
1.0939#111 UAB at #46 Florida
1.0621#37 Arizona State at #113 Oregon State
0.9971#26 Iowa State at #116 Baylor
0.9642#110 Hawaii at #86 Utah State
0.9455#110 UNLV at #89 New Mexico (Fri)
0.9152#15 Oklahoma at #119 Kansas
0.9026#95 Cincinnati at #110 East Carolina
0.8257#116 Kent State at #81 Akron (Tue)
0.7547#100 New Mexico State at #114 UL Lafayette
0.6906#118 Bowling Green at #93 Eastern Michigan (Tue)
0.5202#97 Buffalo at #122 Ball State (Thu)
0.5063#126 San Jose State at #51 Colorado State
0.4953#125 UNC-Charlotte at #75 Southern Miss
0.4903#101 Miami-Ohio at #122 Ball State (Tue)
0.3329#122 Massachusetts at #116 BYU
0.3023#123 Rice at #116 Old Dominion
0.2526#91 Louisiana Tech at #128 UTEP
0.2263#125 Coastal Carolina at #117 Idaho
0.2140#129 Texas State at #78 Arkansas State
0.2116#101 South Alabama at #128 Georgia Southern
23 NovRBIFGame
∗∗∗2.8596#20 Washington State at #13 Washington
∗∗∗2.8015#5 Notre Dame at #19 Stanford
∗∗∗2.7900#7 Ohio State at #20 Michigan
∗∗∗2.7631#1 Alabama at #19 Auburn
∗∗∗2.7094#29 Texas A&M at #28 LSU
∗∗∗2.6612#25 South Florida at #9 UCF (Fri)
∗∗∗2.6027#4 Georgia at #26 Georgia Tech
∗∗∗2.5256#36 Boise State at #37 Fresno State
∗∗2.4571#35 West Virginia at #15 Oklahoma
∗∗2.4217#6 Clemson at #35 South Carolina
∗∗2.3735#43 Arizona at #37 Arizona State
∗∗2.3564#45 Texas Tech at #44 Texas (Fri)
∗∗2.3116#39 Florida State at #46 Florida
∗∗2.2302#41 Boston College at #50 Syracuse
∗∗2.1844#39 Louisville at #52 Kentucky
∗∗2.1768#53 California at #45 UCLA (Fri)
∗∗2.0885#54 Indiana at #58 Purdue
∗∗2.0828#14 Virginia Tech at #56 Virginia (Fri)
∗∗2.0708#39 Navy at #58 Houston (Fri)
∗∗1.9763#9 Wisconsin at #63 Minnesota
∗∗1.9471#2 Penn State at #65 Maryland
∗∗1.9321#66 Western Michigan at #31 Toledo (Fri)
∗∗1.9147#67 Duke at #41 Wake Forest
∗∗1.9013#26 Iowa State at #68 Kansas State
∗∗1.8998#33 Iowa at #68 Nebraska (Fri)
∗∗1.8898#9 Miami-Florida at #69 Pittsburgh (Fri)
∗∗1.8381#71 Colorado at #56 Utah
∗∗1.8258#73 Mississippi at #23 Mississippi State (Thu)
∗∗1.7812#75 Southern Miss at #42 Marshall
∗∗1.7563#76 Tulane at #50 SMU
∗∗1.7116#77 Vanderbilt at #68 Tennessee
∗∗1.6480#16 Michigan State at #85 Rutgers
∗∗1.5596#89 New Mexico at #35 San Diego State (Fri)
1.4593#86 Utah State at #87 Air Force
1.4306#98 North Carolina at #16 North Carolina State
1.3943#55 Northern Illinois at #96 Central Michigan (Fri)
1.3737#87 Texas-San Antonio at #91 Louisiana Tech
1.3679#93 Missouri at #80 Arkansas (Fri)
1.3177#73 Ohio at #97 Buffalo (Fri)
1.2492#40 Northwestern at #105 Illinois
1.2479#94 Western Kentucky at #95 Florida Intl (Fri)
1.2269#96 Temple at #94 Tulsa
1.1588#110 East Carolina at #28 Memphis
1.1262#73 Appalachian State at #106 Georgia State
1.0681#103 Connecticut at #95 Cincinnati
1.0276#116 Baylor at #8 TCU (Fri)
1.0126#113 Oregon State at #56 Oregon
1.0073#78 Arkansas State at #110 UL Monroe
0.9201#119 Kansas at #12 Oklahoma State
0.7448#110 UNLV at #110 Nevada
0.6976#116 Old Dominion at #100 Middle Tenn State
0.6676#117 Idaho at #100 New Mexico State
0.5898#116 BYU at #110 Hawaii
0.5548#84 North Texas at #123 Rice
0.5290#65 Florida Atlantic at #125 UNC-Charlotte
0.4085#83 Wyoming at #126 San Jose State
0.2464#129 Texas State at #62 Troy (Fri)
0.1601#128 UTEP at #111 UAB
0.1418#128 Georgia Southern at #114 UL Lafayette
30 NovRBIFGame
∗∗1.7041#62 Troy at #78 Arkansas State
1.0698#101 South Alabama at #100 New Mexico State
0.9227#114 UL Lafayette at #73 Appalachian State
0.6090#117 Idaho at #106 Georgia State
0.0595#128 Georgia Southern at #125 Coastal Carolina
7 DecRBIFGame
∗∗1.9150#67 Army vs #39 Navy (PhiladelphiaPA)

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