NCAA Football Power Rankings: Final 2013

The Florida State Seminoles finished atop the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings after edging the Auburn Tigers for the BCS National Championship.

Florida State beat No. 5 Auburn 34-31 Monday night at the Rose Bowl to snap the SEC’s streak of seven consecutive national championships.

Baylor, despite losing 52-42 to No. 23 UCF in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, ended the season at No. 2 in the NCAA Football Power Rankings. The Bears leapfrogged No. 3 Alabama, which dropped a 45-31 decision to No. 19 Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State remained at No. 4 and was followed by the Tigers, who climbed two spots in the NCAA Football Power Rankings despite their loss in the title game.

Oregon, Stanford, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Louisville completed the top 10. No. 9 Wisconsin fell four slots after falling by 10 points to No. 21 South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.

Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Clemson, UCLA, Washington, Utah State, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Michigan State finished 11-20 in that order.

Rounding out the top 25 teams in the final NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings were South Carolina, Georgia, UCF, USC, and Bowling Green.

USC, which climbed 10 spots to No. 24 after a 45-20 dismantling of No. 46 Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, and UCLA, which improved seven places to No. 14 with a 42-12 romp over No. 50 Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, made the biggest upward moves among the top 25 teams.

Here are the complete and final 2013 NCAA College Football Power Rankings, through games of January 6, 2014:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Florida State1.7040
2Baylor1.2601
3Alabama1.250-1
4Ohio State1.0830
5Auburn1.0452
6Oregon1.0220
7Stanford.9691
8Missouri.9493
9Wisconsin.920-4
10Louisville.9170
11Arizona State.852-2
12Oklahoma State.8280
13Clemson.8280
14UCLA.7917
15Washington.7874
16Utah State.7581
17LSU.750-2
18Texas A&M.749-4
19Oklahoma.7305
20Michigan State.7250
21South Carolina.714-3
22Georgia.6281
23UCF.6216
24USC.60910
25Bowling Green.609-3
26Houston.608-10
27Marshall.5650
28Iowa.550-3
29East Carolina.5401
30Georgia Tech.524-4
31North Carolina.5037
32Brigham Young.486-4
33Kansas State.4799
34North Texas.4713
35Notre Dame.4691
36Mississippi State.45710
37Arizona.45210
38Miami (FL).443-6
39Michigan.438-6
40Ole Miss.4343
41Boise State.432-10
42Northern Illinois.420-1
43Texas.416-4
44Duke.409-4
45Navy.3744
46Fresno State.373-11
47Ball State.351-2
48Utah.3410
49Texas Tech.3163
50Virginia Tech.301-6
51Pittsburgh.2960
52Nebraska.2405
53Oregon State.2188
54Vanderbilt.19611
55Penn State.1961
56Cincinnati.189-3
57Minnesota.179-2
58Rice.176-8
59Indiana.176-1
60Toledo.1420
61Florida.140-2
62Tulane.1092
63TCU.101-1
64Western Kentucky.1012
65Buffalo.090-11
66Maryland.0762
67Florida Atlantic.0580
68South Alabama.0533
69UTSA.0510
70Tennessee.0460
71Syracuse.0233
72Louisiana-Lafayette.0233
73Washington State.0200
74Boston College.015-11
75Colorado State.015-3
76Ohio-.0251
77Middle Tennessee-.047-1
78Arkansas State-.0653
79Northwestern-.092-1
80San Jose State-.126-1
81North Carolina State-.157-1
82Wake Forest-.1730
83Nevada-.1960
84West Virginia-.2200
85Troy-.2262
86UNLV-.2350
87Rutgers-.263-2
88San Diego State-.2684
89Memphis-.2820
90Illinois-.289-2
91Temple-.341-1
92Louisiana-Monroe-.351-1
93Arkansas-.3692
94Tulsa-.394-1
95Kent State-.400-1
96Southern Methodist-.4000
97Kentucky-.4122
98Akron-.4400
99Virginia-.447-2
100Iowa State-.4480
101Wyoming-.4761
102Connecticut-.488-1
103Texas State-.5070
104Hawaii-.5191
105South Florida-.552-1
106Colorado-.5600
107New Mexico-.6050
108Kansas-.6440
109Central Michigan-.7120
110Army-.7250
111Old Dominion-.7831
112Purdue-.788-1
113Air Force-.8290
114California-.8760
115Louisiana Tech-.9001
116UAB-.916-1
117Western Michigan-1.0480
118UTEP-1.0760
119Idaho-1.1201
120Massachusetts-1.121-1
121Southern Miss-1.1490
122Miami (OH)-1.1840
123Georgia State-1.2571
124Eastern Michigan-1.281-1
125non-FBS team-1.3160
126New Mexico State-1.3271
127Florida International-1.349-1

 

 

 

NCAA College Football Power Rankings: Bowl Games

The bowl games begin in just two days, and the NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings can be used to project the outcomes of each of the 34 college football bowl games scheduled to take place between now and January 6.

The BCS Championship game on January 6 pits No. 1 Florida State against No. 7 Auburn. Our computer model projects that based on their current ratings of 1.763 and .994, respectively, FloridaState should defeat Auburn by between 19 and 21 points, easily covering the 8.5 point spread that Vegas has established for the game. At such a large projected margin of victory, FloridaState may also present a solid value as a highly confident pick in bowl game confidence pools.

Another game that also appears to present a great degree of value to fans who use College Football Power Rankings to make their selections is the Capital One Bowl on January 1, when No. 5 Wisconsin will meet No. 18 South Carolina. The Sports Power Rankings formula projects that Wisconsin should defeat the Gamecocks by 6 points; the game currently has a “pick’em” line.

Other projected upsets include Colorado State over Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl; Buffalo over San Diego State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl; Boise State over Oregon State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl; Utah State over Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl; Michigan over Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl; Georgia Tech over Mississippi in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl; and Houston over Vanderbilt in BBVA Compass Bowl.

Here are the complete NCAA College Football Power Rankings, through games of December 14, 2013 (note that with only one game scheduled – the Army-Navy game – only a handful of teams moved up or down in the rankings from last week):

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Florida State1.7630
2Alabama1.3910
3Baylor1.3530
4Ohio State1.1720
5Wisconsin1.0150
6Oregon.9960
7Auburn.9940
8Stanford.9350
9Arizona State.9350
10Louisville.9150
11Missouri.9050
12Oklahoma State.8700
13Clemson.8320
14Texas A&M.8270
15LSU.7700
16Houston.7520
17Utah State.7480
18South Carolina.7430
19Washington.7430
20Michigan State.7120
21UCLA.6970
22Bowling Green.6940
23Georgia.6710
24Oklahoma.6440
25Iowa.6060
26Georgia Tech.6030
27Marshall.5940
28Brigham Young.5760
29UCF.5720
30East Carolina.5570
31Boise State.5340
32Miami (FL).5240
33Michigan.5230
34USC.5210
35Fresno State.5070
36Notre Dame.5040
37North Texas.4910
38North Carolina.4720
39Texas.4540
40Duke.4462
41Northern Illinois.444-1
42Kansas State.440-1
43Ole Miss.4350
44Virginia Tech.4300
45Ball State.3840
46Mississippi State.3740
47Arizona.3730
48Utah.3530
49Navy.3255
50Rice.301-1
51Pittsburgh.2731
52Texas Tech.268-2
53Cincinnati.267-2
54Buffalo.261-1
55Minnesota.2460
56Penn State.2290
57Nebraska.2190
58Indiana.2100
59Florida.1790
60Toledo.1700
61Oregon State.1390
62TCU.1251
63Boston College.119-1
64Tulane.1120
65Vanderbilt.1030
66Western Kentucky.0960
67Florida Atlantic.0930
68Maryland.0810
69UTSA.0770
70Tennessee.0680
71South Alabama.0510
72Colorado State.0350
73Washington State.0110
74Syracuse.0080
75Louisiana-Lafayette-.0080
76Middle Tennessee-.0100
77Ohio-.0120
78Northwestern-.0550
79San Jose State-.0920
80North Carolina State-.1230
81Arkansas State-.1431
82Wake Forest-.148-1
83Nevada-.1730
84West Virginia-.1830
85Rutgers-.1960
86UNLV-.2030
87Troy-.2330
88Illinois-.2470
89Memphis-.2580
90Temple-.3210
91Louisiana-Monroe-.3350
92San Diego State-.3430
93Tulsa-.3620
94Kent State-.3630
95Arkansas-.3650
96Southern Methodist-.3760
97Virginia-.3870
98Akron-.3950
99Kentucky-.4100
100Iowa State-.4190
101Connecticut-.4520
102Wyoming-.4600
103Texas State-.5020
104South Florida-.5070
105Hawaii-.5380
106Colorado-.5650
107New Mexico-.5980
108Kansas-.6100
109Central Michigan-.6841
110Army-.706-1
111Purdue-.7490
112Old Dominion-.7700
113Air Force-.8230
114California-.8740
115UAB-.8770
116Louisiana Tech-.9090
117Western Michigan-1.0110
118UTEP-1.0600
119Massachusetts-1.0960
120Idaho-1.1050
121Southern Miss-1.1200
122Miami (OH)-1.1450
123Eastern Michigan-1.2450
124Georgia State-1.2510
125non-FBS team-1.2870
126Florida International-1.3180
127New Mexico State-1.3310

NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings: Week 16

The Florida State Seminoles remain in the dominant No. 1 position in the NCAA College Football Power Rankings.

Florida State defeated No. 42 Duke 45-7 in the ACC Championship Game last week, to conclude their undefeated regular season.

Including Florida State, the top six teams in the NCAA Football Power Rankings remained unchanged from the previous week. Alabama, Baylor, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Oregon round out the top six teams.

Auburn’s 59-42 victory over No. 11 Missouri in the SEC Championship vaulted the Tigers up five spots into the No. 7 slot. Auburn will meet Florida State in the BCS National Champioship Game on January 6.

Two other conference championship game winners also made big moves in the NCAA Football Power Rankings. Michigan State moved up six spots to No. 20 after defeating Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship, and Bowling Green improved eight positions to No. 22 after slaying previously undefeated Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship.

The only remaining regular season game in college football will be played on Saturday, December 14, pitting No. 109 Army against No. 54 Navy.

Here are the complete NCAA College Football Power Rankings, through games of December 7, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Florida State1.7630
2Alabama1.3910
3Baylor1.3530
4Ohio State1.1720
5Wisconsin1.0150
6Oregon.9960
7Auburn.9945
8Stanford.9452
9Arizona State.935-2
10Louisville.9151
11Missouri.905-3
12Oklahoma State.870-3
13Clemson.8321
14Texas A&M.827-1
15LSU.7702
16Houston.7520
17Utah State.7481
18South Carolina.743-3
19Washington.7430
20Michigan State.7126
21UCLA.697-1
22Bowling Green.6948
23Georgia.671-2
24Oklahoma.6444
25Iowa.606-1
26Georgia Tech.603-1
27Marshall.594-4
28Brigham Young.576-1
29UCF.572-7
30East Carolina.557-1
31Boise State.5340
32Miami (FL).5240
33Michigan.5231
34USC.521-1
35Fresno State.5079
36Notre Dame.497-1
37North Texas.4911
38North Carolina.472-2
39Texas.4544
40Northern Illinois.4440
41Kansas State.440-4
42Duke.439-3
43Ole Miss.435-1
44Virginia Tech.430-3
45Ball State.3950
46Mississippi State.3740
47Arizona.3730
48Utah.3530
49Rice.30111
50Texas Tech.2680
51Cincinnati.2672
52Pittsburgh.266-3
53Buffalo.261-2
54Navy.2490
55Minnesota.246-3
56Penn State.229-1
57Nebraska.2190
58Indiana.203-2
59Florida.1790
60Toledo.163-2
61Oregon State.1390
62Boston College.1301
63TCU.125-1
64Tulane.1123
65Vanderbilt.1030
66Western Kentucky.0983
67Florida Atlantic.093-3
68Maryland.0812
69UTSA.077-1
70Tennessee.0681
71South Alabama.0438
72Colorado State.0350
73Washington State.0112
74Syracuse.0082
75Louisiana-Lafayette-.008-9
76Middle Tennessee-.010-3
77Ohio-.012-3
78Northwestern-.055-1
79San Jose State-.1001
80North Carolina State-.1232
81Wake Forest-.1390
82Arkansas State-.1431
83Nevada-.1732
84West Virginia-.1830
85Rutgers-.1965
86UNLV-.2030
87Troy-.2330
88Illinois-.2470
89Memphis-.258-11
90Temple-.310-1
91Louisiana-Monroe-.3350
92San Diego State-.3430
93Tulsa-.3621
94Kent State-.3631
95Arkansas-.3651
96Southern Methodist-.3766
97Virginia-.3870
98Akron-.395-5
99Kentucky-.4100
100Iowa State-.419-2
101Connecticut-.4527
102Wyoming-.460-2
103Texas State-.5020
104South Florida-.507-3
105Hawaii-.537-1
106Colorado-.565-1
107New Mexico-.598-1
108Kansas-.610-1
109Army-.6801
110Central Michigan-.684-1
111Purdue-.7490
112Old Dominion-.7700
113Air Force-.8210
114California-.8740
115UAB-.8770
116Louisiana Tech-.9030
117Western Michigan-1.0110
118UTEP-1.0600
119Massachusetts-1.0961
120Idaho-1.105-1
121Southern Miss-1.1200
122Miami (OH)-1.1450
123Eastern Michigan-1.2401
124Georgia State-1.251-1
125non-FBS team-1.2880
126Florida International-1.3180
127New Mexico State-1.3310

NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings: Week 13

Baylor remains atop the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings, entering Week 13 of the 2013 season.

FloridaState leap-frogged two-time defending national champion Alabama to take over the No. 2 spot in the NCAA Football Power Rankings. Ohio State, Oregon, and Wisconsin remained steady in the 4-5-6 slots.

 NCAA College Football Power Rankings: Top 25 capsules:

1. Baylor (9-0) – school-record 13-game winning streak, all wins this season by at least 10 points; first-place in Big 12 on the line at No. 14 Oklahoma State Saturday night.

2. Florida State (10-0) – No. 2 in most polls, BCS; tune-up for Florida with No. 117 Idaho.

3. Alabama (10-0) – hosts FCS foe Chattanooga in home finale.

4. Ohio State (10-0) – 22 straight wins matches school record.

5. Oregon (9-1) – Pac-12 title chances reborn.

6. Wisconsin (8-2) – two-time defending Big 10 conference champs have won five straight, try to claim Paul Bunyan’s Axe at Minnesota.

7. Texas A&M (8-2) – bye last week, wrap up with tough road games at LSU and Missouri.

8. Missouri (9-1) – James Franklin expected to start at QB this week at Ole Miss after missing four games with shoulder injury.

9. Stanford (8-2) – Cardinal host Cal in the “Big Game.”

10. Louisville (9-1) – bounced back from loss to UCF with three straight wins.

11. Arizona State (8-2) – Sun Devils have quietly won five straight; travel to UCLA with Pac-12 South division title hanging in the balance.

12. UCF (8-1) – Thrilling comeback victory over Temple was Knights’ fifth straight win.

13. LSU (7-3) – Tigers only 3-3 in SEC play.

14. Oklahoma State (9-1) – made statement with win at Texas, sixth straight victory for the Pokes.

15. Auburn (10-1) – late Hail Mary TD nudged Tigers past Georgia; open date this weekend before Iron Bowl.

16. Clemson (9-1) – FCS opponent The Citadel this week before clash with South Carolina.

17. Utah State (6-4) – QB Darrell Garretson has provided Aggies with stability.

18. Brigham Young (7-3) – at Notre Dame for matchup of top Independents.

19. Houston (7-3) – critical American Athletic conference showdown with Cincinnati.

20. Washington (6-4) – QB Keith Price questionable with shoulder injury as Huskies visit OregonState.

21. USC (8-3) – riding high off upset of Stanford, now 5-1 under Ed Orgeron.

22. South Carolina (8-2) – continue four-game homestand with Coastal Carolina, No. 11 in FCS.

23. Georgia (6-4) – heartbreaking loss to No. 15 Auburn last week.

24. Boise State (7-3) – despite winning five of six, season not living up to lofty expectations for Broncos.

25. UCLA (8-2) – brutal two-game stretch to end regular season: No. 11 Arizona State, followed by arch-rival No. 21 USC.

Here are the complete NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of November 16, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Baylor1.7190
2Florida State1.6121
3Alabama1.542-1
4Ohio State1.3170
5Oregon1.2110
6Wisconsin1.1890
7Texas A&M1.0262
8Missouri1.0050
9Stanford.946-2
10Louisville.9440
11Arizona State.9411
12UCF.826-1
13LSU.8020
14Oklahoma State.7983
15Auburn.7941
16Clemson.7803
17Utah State.7771
18Brigham Young.755-4
19Houston.7392
20Washington.720-5
21USC.7034
22South Carolina.6850
23Georgia.6773
24Boise State.67613
25UCLA.672-1
26East Carolina.67110
27Kansas State.650-7
28Utah.631-5
29Iowa.6053
30Ole Miss.5961
31Georgia Tech.575-3
32Oklahoma.5713
33Virginia Tech.569-6
34Miami (FL).544-5
35Fresno State.540-1
36Duke.5263
37Michigan State.5173
38Marshall.510-8
39Bowling Green.48113
40Notre Dame.4742
41Michigan.471-3
42North Texas.463-9
43Texas Tech.4611
44Mississippi State.4303
45Northern Illinois.40017
46Texas.3960
47Pittsburgh.380-4
48Indiana.327-7
49Nebraska.327-1
50Ball State.3240
51Arizona.307-6
52Toledo.2993
53Florida.292-2
54North Carolina.2910
55Buffalo.281-6
56Navy.27710
57Rice.26310
58Vanderbilt.2301
59Minnesota.208-3
60Oregon State.1751
61Cincinnati.16513
62Penn State.161-5
63Louisiana-Lafayette.152-5
64Ohio.130-11
65Northwestern.1010
66Boston College.0955
67TCU.0655
68Florida Atlantic.0591
69Tennessee.058-9
70Memphis.0390
71Maryland.0226
72Syracuse.009-9
73Washington State.0025
74Arkansas State-.0145
75Middle Tennessee-.0228
76West Virginia-.025-12
77Tulane-.033-4
78Illinois-.0463
79UTSA-.052-3
80North Carolina State-.079-12
81Colorado State-.0925
82Western Kentucky-.0980
83Rutgers-.109-8
84Wake Forest-.1817
85South Alabama-.191-5
86Kentucky-.201-2
87Nevada-.24411
88Troy-.276-3
89San Diego State-.317-1
90Louisiana-Monroe-.3212
91Old Dominion-.3222
92San Jose State-.326-5
93Virginia-.352-3
94Wyoming-.354-5
95Temple-.3697
96Southern Methodist-.371-1
97Akron-.404-3
98Tulsa-.41112
99Kansas-.4132
100UNLV-.4620
101Texas State-.496-5
102New Mexico-.504-3
103Colorado-.5210
104Kent State-.5233
105Arkansas-.550-1
106Iowa State-.555-9
107South Florida-.583-2
108Hawaii-.6191
109Army-.627-1
110Air Force-.6282
111California-.660-5
112Purdue-.675-1
113Louisiana Tech-.8081
114Connecticut-.811-1
115UAB-.8780
116Central Michigan-.8830
117Idaho-.9280
118UTEP-.9540
119Massachusetts-1.0260
120Western Michigan-1.1251
121Miami (OH)-1.171-1
122Eastern Michigan-1.1740
123New Mexico State-1.2021
124non-FBS team-1.239-1
125Southern Miss-1.3120
126Georgia State-1.3811
127Florida International-1.454-1

NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 12

Baylor, Alabama, and Florida State remain ranked 1-2-3 in the NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings, entering week 12 of the 2013 season.

The Baylor Bears routed No. 35 Oklahoma last week to move to 8-0 for the first time in school history. Baylor hosts No. 44 Texas Tech this Saturday in Waco.

Alabama dominated No. 13 LSU to remain perfect on the season at 9-0. The Crimson Tide travel to Starkville, Miss. for a meeting with No. 47 Mississippi State this Saturday.

Florida State stayed unbeaten with a 59-3 rout of Wake Forest last week. The Seminoles host No. 63. Syracuse Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee.

Oregon’s loss to No. 7 Stanford dropped the Ducks to No. 5 in the College Football Power Rankings, just behind Big Ten leader Ohio State. The Ducks will host upset-minded No. 23 Utah Saturday, while the Buckeyes look for their 22nd straight win at No. 81 Illinois.

Here are the complete NCAA College Football Power Rankings, through games of November 9, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Baylor1.7390
2Alabama1.6180
3Florida State1.5950
4Ohio State1.3351
5Oregon1.208-1
6Wisconsin1.1091
7Stanford1.0424
8Missouri1.0251
9Texas A&M1.024-1
10Louisville.965-4
11UCF.9471
12Arizona State.916-2
13LSU.8382
14Brigham Young.807-1
15Washington.802-1
16Auburn.7842
17Oklahoma State.7675
18Utah State.753-1
19Clemson.7470
20Kansas State.7449
21Houston.7242
22South Carolina.7204
23Utah.6981
24UCLA.688-4
25USC.6722
26Georgia.671-5
27Virginia Tech.6695
28Georgia Tech.6482
29Miami (FL).644-13
30Marshall.6058
31Ole Miss.597-6
32Iowa.589-4
33North Texas.5858
34Fresno State.55911
35Oklahoma.559-4
36East Carolina.5478
37Boise State.5400
38Michigan.503-2
39Duke.4914
40Michigan State.490-1
41Indiana.489-1
42Notre Dame.444-9
43Pittsburgh.4395
44Texas Tech.420-10
45Arizona.3972
46Texas.390-11
47Mississippi State.3583
48Nebraska.3461
49Buffalo.3399
50Ball State.3142
51Florida.299-9
52Bowling Green.2957
53Ohio.283-7
54North Carolina.2781
55Toledo.274-1
56Minnesota.2681
57Penn State.235-6
58Louisiana-Lafayette.233-2
59Vanderbilt.2226
60Tennessee.182-7
61Oregon State.1581
62Northern Illinois.1461
63Syracuse.1271
64West Virginia.123-4
65Northwestern.1162
66Navy.0772
67Rice.070-1
68North Carolina State.0482
69Florida Atlantic.0438
70Memphis.038-1
71Boston College.0370
72TCU.022-11
73Tulane-.0052
74Cincinnati-.018-2
75Rutgers-.0246
76UTSA-.0382
77Maryland-.0532
78Washington State-.066-2
79Arkansas State-.07311
80South Alabama-.0753
81Illinois-.080-7
82Western Kentucky-.0990
83Middle Tennessee-.1099
84Kentucky-.129-11
85Troy-.1392
86Colorado State-.1962
87San Jose State-.226-2
88San Diego State-.2303
89Wyoming-.251-3
90Virginia-.298-6
91Wake Forest-.304-11
92Louisiana-Monroe-.320-3
93Old Dominion-.3270
94Akron-.3461
95Southern Methodist-.3809
96Texas State-.3900
97Iowa State-.4000
98Nevada-.4190
99New Mexico-.4453
100UNLV-.4636
101Kansas-.469-2
102Temple-.478-1
103Colorado-.499-9
104Arkansas-.5081
105South Florida-.531-2
106California-.558-6
107Kent State-.5692
108Army-.5834
109Hawaii-.6252
110Tulsa-.628-3
111Purdue-.653-3
112Air Force-.654-2
113Connecticut-.6941
114Louisiana Tech-.758-1
115UAB-.7971
116Central Michigan-.817-1
117Idaho-.9340
118UTEP-1.0531
119Massachusetts-1.0812
120Miami (OH)-1.143-2
121Western Michigan-1.149-1
122Eastern Michigan-1.1580
123non-FBS team-1.2180
124New Mexico State-1.2640
125Southern Miss-1.2940
126Florida International-1.4000
127Georgia State-1.4940

NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 11

The top five teams in the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings remain unchanged from a week ago, with Baylor remaining at No. 1 ahead of Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, and Ohio State.

Baylor, Alabama, and Oregon were all idle this past Saturday. Two of those three teams will be in action Thursday, when No. 1 Baylor hosts No. 31 Oklahoma and No. 3 Oregon meets No. 11 Stanford. Alabama also has a matchup with a team ranked in the BCS Top 25, when the Crimson Tide meet No.15 LSU in Tuscaloosa.

The same five teams as last week are also ranked six through ten in the NCAA Football Power Rankings, although there was some shuffling of the order. Louisville and Wisconsin flip-flopped in the Nos. 6 and 7 spots, while Texas A&M moved up two spots to No. 8, leap-frogging Missouri and Arizona State.

Utah State made the biggest move among this week’s Top 25, moving up 12 spots to No. 17. The Aggies will visit UNLV Saturday. Houston had the biggest drop of any team in the Top 25, falling 11 places back to No. 23. The Cougars will meet No. 12 UCF on Saturday.

Here are the complete NCAA Football Power Rankings, through games of November 2, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE from last week
1Baylor1.6660
2Alabama1.5580
3Florida State1.5510
4Oregon1.3310
5Ohio State1.2970
6Louisville1.1411
7Wisconsin1.061-1
8Texas A&M1.0562
9Missouri1.049-1
10Arizona State1.046-1
11Stanford.8920
12UCF.8871
13Brigham Young.8793
14Washington.8771
15LSU.8542
16Miami (FL).8302
17Utah State.79612
18Auburn.784-4
19Clemson.7824
20UCLA.756-1
21Georgia.752-1
22Oklahoma State.7478
23Houston.738-11
24Utah.718-3
25Ole Miss.7070
26South Carolina.6576
27USC.6527
28Iowa.648-4
29Kansas State.6242
30Georgia Tech.621-4
31Oklahoma.619-4
32Virginia Tech.584-10
33Notre Dame.5662
34Texas Tech.557-6
35Texas.5074
36Michigan.504-3
37Boise State.4945
38Marshall.4818
39Michigan State.47113
40Indiana.470-2
41North Texas.4622
42Florida.451-6
43Duke.427-3
44East Carolina.409-3
45Fresno State.3996
46Ohio.3883
47Arizona.366-10
48Pittsburgh.339-3
49Nebraska.326-5
50Mississippi State.314-3
51Penn State.312-3
52Ball State.2802
53Tennessee.269-3
54Toledo.2279
55North Carolina.2182
56Louisiana-Lafayette.2130
57Minnesota.2123
58Buffalo.2010
59Bowling Green.1970
60West Virginia.1782
61TCU.176-6
62Oregon State.161-9
63Northern Illinois.12711
64Syracuse.1222
65Vanderbilt.1125
66Rice.110-1
67Northwestern.1056
68Navy.1021
69Memphis.081-2
70North Carolina State.056-6
71Boston College.04612
72Cincinnati.0356
73Kentucky.0313
74Illinois.020-6
75Tulane.016-14
76Washington State.012-5
77Florida Atlantic-.0139
78UTSA-.0162
79Maryland-.0160
80Wake Forest-.057-3
81Rutgers-.057-6
82Western Kentucky-.071-1
83South Alabama-.074-1
84Virginia-.102-12
85San Jose State-.1502
86Wyoming-.1623
87Troy-.166-3
88Colorado State-.174-3
89Louisiana-Monroe-.2032
90Arkansas State-.2283
91San Diego State-.2997
92Middle Tennessee-.3033
93Old Dominion-.31215
94Colorado-.323-2
95Akron-.324-1
96Texas State-.326-6
97Iowa State-.380-9
98Nevada-.385-2
99Kansas-.392-2
100California-.4154
101Temple-.4320
102New Mexico-.443-2
103South Florida-.4698
104Southern Methodist-.487-2
105Arkansas-.5334
106UNLV-.561-1
107Tulsa-.582-8
108Purdue-.586-2
109Kent State-.595-6
110Air Force-.6454
111Hawaii-.660-1
112Army-.665-5
113Louisiana Tech-.736-1
114Connecticut-.792-1
115Central Michigan-.7980
116UAB-.8260
117Idaho-1.0502
118Miami (OH)-1.0744
119UTEP-1.093-2
120Western Michigan-1.1061
121Massachusetts-1.106-3
122Eastern Michigan-1.136-2
123non-FBS team-1.2050
124New Mexico State-1.2581
125Southern Miss-1.278-1
126Florida International-1.2970
127Georgia State-1.4290

NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 10

The Baylor Bears, ranked number one in the nation in both scoring offense and total offense, have also moved in to the top spot in the NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of October 27.

The Bears improved to 7-0 with a 59-14 win last Saturday at Kansas. The Bears have scored at least 59 points in six of the seven victories. Baylor is off this week and next faces No. 27 Oklahoma on Nov. 7 in Waco.

Former No. 1 Alabama dropped just one spot in the Sports Power Rankings, despite their fourth straight dominating victory over an SEC team. The Crimson Tide are also off this week and next play Nov. 9 against No. 17 LSU.

No. 3 Florida State and No. 4 Orgeon also flip-flopped places from last week, even though both schools earned big wins. The Seminoles have a date with No. 18 Miami (FL) this week while the Ducks have the weekend off before a Nov. 7 showdown with No. 11 Stanford.

Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Wisconsin each moved up seven spots in the Sports Power Rankings, to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Buckeyes will seek to push the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 games Saturday against No. 106 Purdue. The Badgers, coming off a bye, will travel to No. 24 Iowa Saturday.

Here are the complete NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of October 27, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Baylor1.6171
2Alabama1.558-1
3Florida State1.5041
4Oregon1.363-1
5Ohio State1.2107
6Wisconsin1.0847
7Louisville1.0642
8Missouri1.0382
9Arizona State1.01611
10Texas A&M.9935
11Stanford.9157
12Houston.87825
13UCF.86617
14Auburn.85212
15Washington.839-10
16Brigham Young.8359
17LSU.828-9
18Miami (FL).811-12
19UCLA.771-5
20Georgia.741-9
21Utah.729-14
22Virginia Tech.7061
23Clemson.690-6
24Iowa.6800
25Ole Miss.66021
26Georgia Tech.6506
27Oklahoma.6464
28Texas Tech.606-12
29Utah State.5995
30Oklahoma State.59810
31Kansas State.59719
32South Carolina.596-3
33Michigan.5825
34USC.5781
35Notre Dame.56513
36Florida.551-14
37Arizona.5392
38Indiana.517-17
39Texas.50316
40Duke.4909
41East Carolina.4803
42Boise State.432-14
43North Texas.41313
44Nebraska.401-25
45Pittsburgh.395-2
46Marshall.391-4
47Mississippi State.3900
48Penn State.380-21
49Ohio.3712
50Tennessee.369-17
51Fresno State.364-10
52Michigan State.3542
53Oregon State.3486
54Ball State.290-1
55TCU.289-19
56Louisiana-Lafayette.25021
57North Carolina.23331
58Buffalo.2213
59Bowling Green.2035
60Minnesota.20216
61Tulane.15511
62West Virginia.1551
63Toledo.1538
64North Carolina State.1471
65Rice.13510
66Syracuse.085-21
67Memphis.059-9
68Illinois.058-16
69Navy.0540
70Vanderbilt.052-3
71Washington State.0497
72Virginia.045-2
73Northwestern.0400
74Northern Illinois.02112
75Rutgers.015-9
76Kentucky.004-2
77Wake Forest.00012
78Cincinnati-.0032
79Maryland-.005-19
80UTSA-.0422
81Western Kentucky-.0453
82South Alabama-.062-3
83Boston College-.074-26
84Troy-.1031
85Colorado State-.13613
86Florida Atlantic-.144-3
87San Jose State-.16610
88Iowa State-.169-20
89Wyoming-.185-27
90Texas State-.240-9
91Louisiana-Monroe-.2849
92Colorado-.2917
93Arkansas State-.305-3
94Akron-.3100
95Middle Tennessee-.32112
96Nevada-.324-5
97Kansas-.3379
98San Diego State-.3637
99Tulsa-.3919
100New Mexico-.405-7
101Temple-.4668
102Southern Methodist-.4762
103Kent State-.514-2
104California-.517-17
105UNLV-.541-2
106Purdue-.5439
107Army-.554-12
108Old Dominion-.554-16
109Arkansas-.589-13
110Hawaii-.6041
111South Florida-.6102
112Louisiana Tech-.6570
113Connecticut-.727-3
114Air Force-.763-12
115Central Michigan-.8711
116UAB-.911-2
117UTEP-.9904
118Massachusetts-1.0582
119Idaho-1.0580
120Eastern Michigan-1.091-2
121Western Michigan-1.1302
122Miami (OH)-1.1672
123non-FBS team-1.176-1
124Southern Miss-1.231-7
125New Mexico State-1.3771
126Florida International-1.399-1
127Georgia State-1.5710

NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 9

Alabama and Baylor remain undefeated and ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of October 19.

Alabama blanked No. 104 Arkansas 52-0 Saturday in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide’s dominant defense has held opponents to just 16 points in its last five games. Alabama will host No. 43 Tennessee this week.

Conversely, the Baylor Bears have lit up scoreboards this season, scoring at least 69 points in five of their first six games. The Bears travel to No. 101 Kansas this week.

Florida State moved up one spot to No. 3 after crushing No. 19 Clemson 51-14. The Seminoles exchanged places with Oregon, which will meet No. 17 UCLA this week in a PAC-12 showdown.

Missouri rounds out the top five, climbing five spots after defeating No. 31 Florida.

This week’s ratings are based on a scale of 1.000 = 26.612 points. To determine a projected margin of victory, subtract the lower rated team’s rating from the higher rated team’s rating, multiply the result by 26.612, and add or subtract 3 points depending upon whether or not the higher rated team is home or away.

Projections for this week’s games involving teams in the BCS Top 25:

Alabama by 32 over Tennessee

Florida State by 40 over NC State

Oregon by 16 over UCLA

Ohio State by 16 over Penn State

Missouri by 22 over South Carolina

Stanford by 12 over Oregon State

Miami by 30 over Wake Forest

Baylor by 51 over Kansas

Clemson by 16 over Maryland

Texas Tech by 1 over Oklahoma

Auburn by 22 over Florida Atlantic

LSU by 56 over Furman

Virginia Tech by 11 over Duke

Texas A&M by 20 over Vanderbilt

Fresno State by 26 over San Diego State

Northern Illinois by 26 over Eastern Michigan

Oklahoma State by 13 over Iowa State

Louisville by 44 over South Florida

UCF by 37 over Connecticut

Nebraska by 13 over Minnesota

Here are the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings through games of October 19, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Alabama1.5890
2Baylor1.5700
3Florida State1.4931
4Oregon1.315-1
5Missouri1.1835
6Wisconsin1.0977
7Ohio State1.0945
8Louisville1.0701
9Utah1.005-2
10Washington.986-5
11Miami (FL).959-5
12Arizona State.9408
13Stanford.9195
14LSU.869-6
15Texas A&M.8500
16Georgia.834-5
17UCLA.815-3
18Virginia Tech.7935
19Clemson.786-2
20Brigham Young.7575
21Texas Tech.752-5
22UCF.7468
23Georgia Tech.7029
24Auburn.6992
25Houston.68212
26Iowa.647-2
27Indiana.642-6
28Michigan.62910
29Nebraska.625-10
30Utah State.6134
31Florida.609-9
32Penn State.597-5
33Boise State.589-5
34Oklahoma State.5836
35Oklahoma.569-4
36Ole Miss.56710
37Fresno State.5514
38Marshall.5394
39East Carolina.5275
40Arizona.494-1
41Notre Dame.4857
42Kansas State.4778
43Tennessee.476-10
44USC.474-9
45Pittsburgh.470-2
46Duke.4693
47TCU.460-11
48South Carolina.456-19
49Mississippi State.405-2
50Ohio.3951
51West Virginia.36812
52Illinois.3480
53Oregon State.3346
54North Texas.3302
55Buffalo.2646
56Ball State.248-3
57Texas.234-2
58Bowling Green.1996
59Syracuse.196-14
60Vanderbilt.1857
61Louisiana-Lafayette.16316
62Boston College.161-5
63Rutgers.1413
64Tulane.1418
65Michigan State.140-11
66Cincinnati.12614
67North Carolina.12321
68Toledo.1053
69North Carolina State.096-4
70Washington State.0848
71Navy.071-2
72Virginia.050-2
73Maryland.035-13
74Colorado State.02524
75Kentucky.004-1
76Minnesota-.0070
77Florida Atlantic-.0156
78Northwestern-.016-5
79Western Kentucky-.0305
80South Alabama-.033-1
81Memphis-.037-23
82Wyoming-.043-20
83Iowa State-.049-15
84Wake Forest-.0645
85Northern Illinois-.0871
86Troy-.099-1
87UTSA-.119-5
88Rice-.134-13
89Colorado-.25410
90Nevada-.2591
91Old Dominion-.2811
92Arkansas State-.293-2
93San Jose State-.3044
94Texas State-.315-13
95Tulsa-.34713
96Louisiana-Monroe-.3674
97Akron-.376-3
98New Mexico-.386-5
99California-.466-12
100Temple-.4699
101Kansas-.4765
102Southern Methodist-.4932
103Army-.496-8
104Arkansas-.536-8
105Air Force-.542-3
106San Diego State-.563-1
107Connecticut-.5633
108Middle Tennessee-.575-1
109Kent State-.583-8
110UNLV-.591-7
111Louisiana Tech-.6591
112Hawaii-.663-1
113South Florida-.7090
114Purdue-.7131
115UAB-.823-1
116Central Michigan-.9180
117Idaho-.9372
118Eastern Michigan-.9750
119Massachusetts-.9871
120UTEP-1.0221
121Western Michigan-1.0962
122non-FBS team-1.1390
123Southern Miss-1.150-6
124Miami (OH)-1.2230
125Florida International-1.3800
126New Mexico State-1.5430
127Georgia State-1.6260

NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 8

Alabama, Baylor, and Oregon remain entrenched in the top three positions in the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of October 12.

The Crimson Tide begin a three-game homestand this week as No. 96 Arkansas visits Tuscaloosa. Baylor remains in the national title hunt after escaping with a 35-25 win last week at No. 50 Kansas State. The No. 3 Ducks will face No. 78 Washington State in a PAC-12 matchup this week.

Florida State and Washington each moved up one spot from last week’s Sports Power Rankings and round out the top five.

No. 7 Utah, No. 8 LSU, and No. 10 Missouri all used wins over Top 25 schools to move up five places each and into the Sports power Rankings top ten.

This week’s ratings are based on a scale of 1.000 = 26.911 points. To determine a projected margin of victory, subtract the lower rated team’s rating from the higher rated team’s rating, multiply the result by 26.911, and add or subtract 3 points depending upon whether or not the higher rated team is home or away.

Here are the NCAA College Football Sports Power Rankings through games of October 12, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Alabama1.5690
2Baylor1.4170
3Oregon1.4160
4Florida State1.3621
5Washington1.2771
6Miami (FL)1.260-2
7Utah1.2285
8LSU1.1305
9Louisville1.1232
10Missouri1.1195
11Georgia1.113-4
12Ohio State1.106-4
13Wisconsin1.0527
14UCLA1.0000
15Texas A&M.964-6
16Texas Tech.9433
17Clemson.939-7
18Stanford.865-2
19Nebraska.8245
20Arizona State.8243
21Indiana.763-3
22Florida.762-5
23Virginia Tech.727-2
24Iowa.7064
25Brigham Young.6954
26Auburn.67611
27Penn State.6698
28Boise State.6294
29South Carolina.61915
30UCF.61711
31Oklahoma.617-4
32Georgia Tech.594-6
33Tennessee.580-8
34Utah State.5724
35USC.56212
36TCU.544-14
37Houston.5328
38Michigan.5228
39Arizona.502-9
40Oklahoma State.4962
41Fresno State.495-2
42Marshall.494-8
43Pittsburgh.490-7
44East Carolina.486-11
45Syracuse.4693
46Ole Miss.45212
47Mississippi State.4385
48Notre Dame.433-8
49Duke.4314
50Kansas State.42815
51Ohio.414-20
52Illinois.406-2
53Ball State.327-2
54Michigan State.29612
55Texas.29315
56North Texas.27712
57Boston College.2695
58Memphis.2675
59Oregon State.25914
60Maryland.256-5
61Buffalo.256-5
62Wyoming.245-3
63West Virginia.238-20
64Bowling Green.2113
65North Carolina State.208-11
66Rutgers.1653
67Vanderbilt.16211
68Iowa State.14721
69Navy.133-20
70Virginia.119-10
71Toledo.086-10
72Tulane.08114
73Northwestern.054-9
74Kentucky.032-17
75Rice-.0081
76Minnesota-.0295
77Louisiana-Lafayette-.0463
78Washington State-.064-4
79South Alabama-.0664
80Cincinnati-.07716
81Texas State-.083-9
82UTSA-.106-11
83Florida Atlantic-.12210
84Western Kentucky-.155-5
85Troy-.164-3
86Northern Illinois-.175-2
87California-.184-10
88North Carolina-.1964
89Wake Forest-.227-1
90Arkansas State-.23110
91Nevada-.264-1
92Old Dominion-.273-5
93New Mexico-.2832
94Akron-.2963
95Army-.298-4
96Arkansas-.325-21
97San Jose State-.3349
98Colorado State-.3373
99Colorado-.347-14
100Louisiana-Monroe-.3844
101Kent State-.4174
102Air Force-.514-4
103UNLV-.537-9
104Southern Methodist-.549-5
105San Diego State-.5535
106Kansas-.5593
107Middle Tennessee-.564-5
108Tulsa-.5735
109Temple-.577-2
110Connecticut-.609-7
111Hawaii-.6364
112Louisiana Tech-.655-1
113South Florida-.662-5
114UAB-.790-2
115Purdue-.856-1
116Central Michigan-.9177
117Southern Miss-.9883
118Eastern Michigan-1.015-2
119Idaho-1.0150
120Massachusetts-1.043-2
121UTEP-1.048-4
122non-FBS team-1.080-1
123Western Michigan-1.1231
124Miami (OH)-1.156-2
125Florida International-1.2850
126New Mexico State-1.4980
127Georgia State-2.0070

NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings — Week 7

The Alabama Crimson Tide retained the top spot in the NCAA Football Sports Power Rankings, through games of October 5, 2013.

Alabama throttled Georgia State 45-3 on homecoming Saturday in Tuscaloosa, and will face No. 57 Kentucky this week.

Baylor remained at number two in the Sports Power Rankings. Oregon and Miami (FL) each climbed a spot, with Florida State, thanks to a 63-0 romp over Maryland, rounding out the top five.

The Seminoles jumped six spots this week, as did No. 8 Ohio State, No. 15 Missouri, and No. 18 Indiana. Arizona State took the biggest tumble in the Top 25, falling 14 spots to No. 23.

This week’s biggest game might pit No. 3 Oregon against No. 6 Washington. Another important PAC-12 matchup has No. 12 Utah hosting No. 16 Stanford. In the SEC, No. 15 Missouri visits No. 7 Georgia, and No. 17 Florida travels to No. 13 LSU.

This week’s ratings are based on a scale of 1.000 = 27.736 points. To determine a projected margin of victory, subtract the lower rated team’s rating from the higher rated team’s rating, multiply the result by 27.736, and add or subtract 3 points depending upon whether or not the higher rated team is home or away. For example, Oregon (1.440 rating) is projected to defeat Washington (1.317 rating) by 1 point Saturday in Seattle–  ((1.440 – 1.317 ) x 27.736 ) – 3 = 0.412

Here are the complete NCAA College Football Sports Power rankings, through games of October 5, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Alabama1.5300
2Baylor1.4640
3Oregon1.4401
4Miami (FL)1.4011
5Florida State1.3546
6Washington1.317-3
7Georgia1.267-1
8Ohio State1.2216
9Texas A&M1.152-2
10Clemson1.145-2
11Louisville1.1242
12Utah1.1090
13LSU1.0702
14UCLA1.048-4
15Missouri1.0466
16Stanford1.0411
17Florida1.0242
18Indiana1.0106
19Texas Tech.9443
20Wisconsin.913-2
21Virginia Tech.85210
22TCU.84322
23Arizona State.802-14
24Nebraska.800-1
25Tennessee.7765
26Georgia Tech.773-1
27Oklahoma.7650
28Iowa.729-12
29Brigham Young.70011
30Arizona.677-4
31Ohio.64821
32Boise State.6117
33East Carolina.5974
34Marshall.59015
35Penn State.585-15
36Pittsburgh.583-8
37Auburn.5775
38Utah State.574-9
39Fresno State.56215
40Notre Dame.530-4
41UCF.520-9
42Oklahoma State.512-7
43West Virginia.4887
44South Carolina.485-11
45Houston.4840
46Michigan.46621
47USC.43015
48Syracuse.416-14
49Navy.4046
50Illinois.395-9
51Ball State.3886
52Mississippi State.337-14
53Duke.3233
54North Carolina State.300-1
55Maryland.245-9
56Buffalo.227-13
57Kentucky.2197
58Ole Miss.2135
59Wyoming.1911
60Virginia.189-1
61Toledo.15516
62Boston College.146-4
63Memphis.13713
64Northwestern.1366
65Kansas State.13117
66Michigan State.12630
67Bowling Green.125-6
68North Texas.1170
69Rutgers.104-22
70Texas.100-5
71UTSA.0974
72Texas State.0682
73Oregon State.0600
74Washington State.059-2
75Arkansas.053-6
76Rice.013-25
77California.000-29
78Vanderbilt-.0111
79Western Kentucky-.0201
80Louisiana-Lafayette-.02610
81Minnesota-.041-10
82Troy-.0611
83South Alabama-.0742
84Northern Illinois-.074-6
85Colorado-.13414
86Tulane-.1422
87Old Dominion-.147-21
88Wake Forest-.18513
89Iowa State-.2034
90Nevada-.2688
91Army-.269-7
92North Carolina-.274-3
93Florida Atlantic-.2837
94UNLV-.2863
95New Mexico-.32313
96Cincinnati-.325-15
97Akron-.341-6
98Air Force-.361-3
99Southern Methodist-.3658
100Arkansas State-.376-8
101Colorado State-.3821
102Middle Tennessee-.4212
103Connecticut-.442-17
104Louisiana-Monroe-.462-10
105Kent State-.5350
106San Jose State-.584-19
107Temple-.58411
108South Florida-.60211
109Kansas-.6150
110San Diego State-.6401
111Louisiana Tech-.648-8
112UAB-.706-6
113Tulsa-.724-3
114Purdue-.827-2
115Hawaii-.8360
116Eastern Michigan-.870-3
117UTEP-.8987
118Massachusetts-.9232
119Idaho-1.014-3
120Southern Miss-1.019-6
121non-FBS team-1.0310
122Miami (OH)-1.059-5
123Central Michigan-1.1360
124Western Michigan-1.138-2
125Florida International-1.3661
126New Mexico State-1.412-1
127Georgia State-2.7110