The win-loss factor is computed by dividing wins by total number of games. Ties are counted as a half win. Below are the records and W-L factor for some NCAA college fooball Division 1A teams for an earlier year.

  No        Team                   W-L PCT     W  L  T
1 Ohio State 1.00 12- 0- 0
2 Boise State 1.00 12- 0- 0
3 Wisconsin 0.92 11- 1- 0
4 Michigan 0.92 11- 1- 0
5 Louisville 0.92 11- 1- 0
6 Florida 0.92 11- 1- 0
7 Wake Forrest 0.85 11- 2- 0
8 Oklahoma 0.85 11- 2- 0
9 West Virginia 0.83 10- 2- 0
10 Virginia Tech 0.83 10- 2- 0
11 USC 0.83 10- 2- 0
12 Texas Christian 0.83 10- 2- 0
13 Rutgers 0.83 10- 2- 0
14 Notre Dame 0.83 10- 2- 0
15 LSU 0.83 10- 2- 0
16 Brigham Young 0.83 10- 2- 0
17 Auburn 0.83 10- 2- 0
18 Boston College 0.79 9- 2- 1
19 Houston 0.77 10- 3- 0
20 Hawaii 0.77 10- 3- 0
21 Arkansas 0.77 10- 3- 0
22 Texas 0.75 9- 3- 0
23 Tennessee 0.75 9- 3- 0
24 Texas A&M 0.75 9- 3- 0
25 Navy 0.75 9- 3- 0

These are total game records including all games regardless of whether they are played within or outside of the team's division. Now consider the case of Men's Division I lacrosse. The won-loss records for divisions are defined. Examining the tail end of total, we get :

  46        Quinnipiac              4- 9- 0
47 Providence 6-10- 0
48 Manhattan 10- 8- 0
49 Sacred Heart 4-10- 0
50 Canisius 4- 9- 0
51 Holy Cross 3-12- 0
52 Bellarmine 6- 8- 0
53 Mount St. Mary's 5-10- 0
54 Marist 4- 9- 0
55 Saint Joseph's 6- 9- 0
56 VMI 3-11- 0
57 Detroit 0-11- 0
58 Presbyterian 1-11- 0
59 Wagner 1-15- 0

For Division I games only, we have:

  46        Quinnipiac              4- 9- 0
47 Providence 6-10- 0
48 Manhattan 10- 8- 0
49 Sacred Heart 4-10- 0
50 Canisius 4- 9- 0
51 Holy Cross 3-12- 0
52 Bellarmine 6- 8- 0
53 Mount St. Mary's 5-10- 0
54 Marist 4- 9- 0
55 Saint Joseph's 6- 9- 0
56 VMI 3-11- 0
57 Detroit 0-10- 0
58 Presbyterian 1-11- 0
59 Wagner 1-15- 0

Note that Detroit played a Division II game, so that game does not count in its Division I record. Thus, the division record may have fewer games than the total record.

There are some who believe that games played later in the season should count more than games played earlier in the season. A mathematical representation of this is found below. The time of game played can be weighed as follows:

A win or loss is multiplied by 1 + (game number / (total games)), where game number is 1, 2, 3, etc. in the order games were played. So, the fifth game of a 10-game season would be counted as 1 + 5/10 = 1.5 (win or loss) and, for the 10th and final game, as 1 + 10/10 = 2.0 (win or loss).

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