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College Football Knockouts: Week 4

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Reminder: A knockout occurs after the losing team's last offensive play while within one score (8 points).

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the day. Every team has played enough games to warrant a Knockout ranking. It will just be a simple average of each team's KO Times, so good teams will be closer to 60:00 and bad times will be close to -60:00. Sorry, no opponent adjustments or anything like that, but you're more than welcome to use the data yourself and make it happen.

But first, Week 4 KO Times.

KOs Wk4

Download .CSV file with KOs and Margin of Victory for Weeks 1 through 4

Ronda Rousey Award

(quickest KO)

Rousey Wk4

Another week, another season record. Toledo claimed this year's fastest KO by scoring on its first possession and recovering a Red Wolf fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Basically, Arkansas State never had the ball in position to tie or take the lead. Ouch. It still didn't crack the top-10 fastest KOs since 2005, though. Maybe next week.

Boise State conjured up the Sad Virginia Fan quickly with a KO in the first three minutes. Actually, it started on the first play from scrimmage. The Broncos returned an interception for a touchdown. When the Cavaliers went three-and-out on the next drive, they were KO'd. Boise scored six plays later to go up 14-0 and never looked back.

Western Kentucky was a bit more methodical, scoring on its first possession after 10 plays, but, like Boise State, it forced a three-and-out when Miami (OH) had the ball. The Hilltoppers scored on their very next play.

Floyd Mayweather Award

(win without a knockout)

Mayweather Wk4

Oh, Arkansas. This is the second time BERT's team has appeared on this list. Both times on the losing side. (The Razorbacks lost a close one to Toledo in Week 2.)

Oh, Tennessee. The Vols are here for the second time as well, losing to Oklahoma in overtime in Week 2.

*looks at schedule* *sees Arkansas at Tennessee in Week 5*

Oh no.

On the other side, TCU's win over Texas Tech is the second Mayweather Award for the Horned Frogs. They beat Minnesota in Week 1 in another close game. How long can TCU keep up the theatrics?

Speaking of Minnesota, they avenged that close loss in Week 1 by barely beating Ohio in Week 4. It took a touchdown with 30 seconds left, but hey, good job, guys.

Now, to the season rankings...

Team Wins Losses Avg KO rk
West Virginia 2 0 53:43 1
North Carolina St. 3 0 44:02 2
Navy 2 0 42:20 3
Georgia 3 0 40:32 4
Baylor 2 0 35:59 5
UCLA 4 0 32:38 6
USC 3 1 31:47 7
Michigan 3 1 29:17 8
Alabama 3 1 28:20 9
Michigan St. 4 0 28:04 10
Florida St. 3 0 27:58 11
Notre Dame 4 0 27:33 12
Texas A&M 4 0 27:28 13
Utah 4 0 25:43 14
Louisiana St. 3 0 25:40 15
Oklahoma St. 3 0 24:11 16
Mississippi St. 2 1 23:53 17
Ohio St. 4 0 22:56 18
Houston 2 0 22:46 19
North Carolina 1 1 22:18 20
Wisconsin 3 1 21:59 21
Mississippi 3 0 21:40 22
Oklahoma 3 0 21:35 23
Clemson 2 0 20:51 24
Ohio 2 1 19:44 25
Toledo 3 0 19:26 26
Texas Tech 2 1 19:21 27
Boise St. 2 1 19:11 28
Iowa 3 0 18:02 29
Army 1 2 15:49 30
Stanford 3 1 14:50 31
Nebraska 2 2 13:30 32
Western Kentucky 3 1 13:28 33
Colorado 2 1 12:39 34
Florida 4 0 12:21 35
Kansas St. 2 0 12:17 36
Penn St. 3 1 12:11 37
Memphis 3 0 12:07 38
Miami (FL) 2 0 11:08 39
Cal 3 0 11:02 40
Pitt 1 1 10:57 41
Duke 2 1 10:48 42
Northwestern 3 0 10:42 43
Tennessee 1 2 10:21 44
Arkansas 1 3 8:59 45
Washington 1 2 8:56 46
Indiana 3 0 8:39 47
Washington St. 2 0 8:10 48
San Jose St. 1 2 6:15 49
Georgia Southern 2 1 6:10 50
Georgia Tech 1 2 6:10 51
Temple 3 0 4:44 52
Virginia Tech 1 2 4:14 53
Middle Tennessee 1 2 4:12 54
TCU 3 0 2:46 55
Illinois 2 1 2:43 56
Appalachian St. 1 1 2:35 57
Colorado St. 1 2 1:49 58
Buffalo 1 2 1:37 59
Rutgers 1 2 1:08 60
Kentucky 2 2 0:50 61
Arizona 2 1 0:31 62
Oregon 1 2 0:22 63
Cincinnati 1 2 0:08 64
Minnesota 3 1 0:08 65
Charlotte 1 2 -0:13 66
Northern Illinois 1 2 -0:27 67
Iowa St. 0 2 -0:52 68
Louisiana Tech 1 2 -1:09 69
Southern Miss 1 2 -1:27 70
Tulsa 2 1 -1:41 71
Marshall 2 1 -2:12 72
Syracuse 2 1 -2:38 73
Missouri 2 1 -2:55 74
Eastern Michigan 1 3 -3:24 75
Wake Forest 1 2 -4:25 76
Texas 1 3 -5:19 77
New Mexico 1 2 -5:21 78
Boston College 1 1 -5:24 79
Bowling Green 2 2 -5:55 80
South Carolina 2 2 -6:02 81
SMU 1 2 -6:12 82
Florida International 1 2 -6:22 83
Arizona St. 1 2 -7:27 84
Central Michigan 0 3 -8:32 85
Louisiana-Lafayette 1 1 -8:52 86
Florida Atlantic 1 3 -10:07 87
Maryland 1 2 -10:25 88
Purdue 0 3 -10:27 89
Akron 1 2 -11:09 90
Vanderbilt 0 3 -11:35 91
BYU 2 2 -12:06 92
Louisville 0 3 -12:34 93
Oregon St. 1 2 -12:38 94
Connecticut 1 2 -13:36 95
East Carolina 1 2 -14:06 96
Ball St. 1 2 -14:19 97
San Diego St. 0 3 -14:34 98
New Mexico St. 0 3 -16:21 99
Rice 1 2 -17:17 100
Central Florida 0 3 -17:21 101
Kent St. 0 3 -18:54 102
Auburn 1 2 -19:38 103
Air Force 1 1 -20:03 104
Utah St. 0 2 -21:52 105
Massachusetts 0 3 -23:08 106
Nevada 1 2 -23:16 107
Hawaii 1 2 -24:13 108
Old Dominion 1 2 -26:54 109
UTSA 0 4 -27:15 110
South Florida 0 2 -28:03 111
Virginia 0 3 -28:12 112
North Texas 0 3 -30:34 113
UTEP 1 2 -31:20 114
Georgia St. 1 2 -32:35 115
Wyoming 0 3 -34:08 116
Miami (OH) 0 3 -34:09 117
UNLV 0 3 -34:21 118
South Alabama 1 2 -35:03 119
Arkansas St. 0 3 -35:05 120
Kansas 0 2 -37:34 121
Texas St. 0 3 -38:57 122
Troy 0 2 -40:04 123
Western Michigan 0 3 -41:43 124
Idaho 0 3 -46:20 125
Tulane 0 2 -47:07 126
Fresno St. 0 3 -48:16 127
Louisiana-Monroe 0 2 -49:33 128

It's pretty obvious that there are still some teams that *ahem* AIN'T PLAYED NOBODY. Maybe I should have waited another week or two. Oh well. There it is.