NFL Power Rankings: Week 17

The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers remain atop the NFL Sports Power Rankings, heading into the final week of the 2013 NFL season.

The Broncos can clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win at No. 30 Oakland on Sunday. The 49ers have clinched a playoff berth, but need to defeat No. 9 Arizona this week to have a shot at winning the NFC West, earning a first-round bye, and/or earning the home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

No new teams entered the top ten in the NFL Power Rankings, although Carolina and Seattle flip-flopped at No. 3 and No. 4; Cincinnati and New Orleans switched spots at No. 5 and No. 7; and No. 8 New England and Arizona swapped places.

The two most improved teams this week are San Diego, up four places to No. 11; and Philadelphia, which improved by seven slots to No. 12 after waxing the Chicago Bears 54-11 on Sunday Night Football.

The Bears subsequently fell four spots to No. 18. Baltimore took the biggest drop in the NFL Power Rankings, falling five spots to No. 21.

By using the NFL Power Rankings to project the results of the final regular season games on Sunday, December 29, here is the projected NFL playoff picture:

AFC:

Denver — division winner, home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs

New England — division winner, first-round bye

Cincinnati — division-winner

Indianapolis — division winner

Kansas City — wild card

Miami — wild-card

projected Wild-Card Weekend playoff matchups: Miami @ Cincinnati, Kansas City @ Indianapolis

NFC

Seattle — division winner, home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs

Carolina — division winner, first-round bye

Philadelphia — division winner

Chicago — division-winner

San Francisco — wild-card

New Orleans — wild-card

projected Wild-Card Weekend playoff matchups: New Orleans @ Philadelphia, San Francisco @ Chicago.

 

Here are the complete NFL Sports Power Rankings, through games of December 23, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Denver.8450
2San Francisco.7810
3Carolina.7511
4Seattle.645-1
5Cincinnati.5852
6Kansas City.5460
7New Orleans.487-2
8New England.4641
9Arizona.423-1
10Indianapolis.3290
11San Diego.2374
12Philadelphia.1877
13Miami.079-2
14St. Louis.077-2
15Detroit.055-2
16Tampa Bay-.0232
17Tennessee-.0523
18Chicago-.084-4
19Dallas-.093-2
20Pittsburgh-.1131
21Baltimore-.206-5
22Buffalo-.2452
23Green Bay-.3200
24NY Giants-.3771
25Minnesota-.434-3
26Atlanta-.4451
27Houston-.511-1
28Washington-.5602
29Cleveland-.593-1
30Oakland-.678-1
31NY Jets-.7701
32Jacksonville-.965-1

NBA Power Rankings: Week 9

Despite suffering their first home court loss of the season Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder remain atop the NBA Sports Power Rankings, as the league approaches the Christmas holiday.

The twelfth-ranked Toronto Raptors edged the Thunder 104-98 on Sunday night. Oklahoma city will visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day.

The top seven teams in the NBA Power Rankings remained the same from the previous week, with only Indiana and Portand switching spots, to No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.

The Atlanta Hawks improved four spots to No. 9. New Orleans also improved four places to No. 18.

The New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Lakers each fell three spots, to No. 19, No. 21, and No. 23 respectively.

Here are the complete NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of December 23, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE 
1Oklahoma City.8410
2San Antonio.7030
3Indiana.6342
4Miami.5360
5Portland.506-2
6LA Clippers.4860
7Golden State.4810
8Phoenix.3271
9Atlanta.2404
10Houston.219-2
11Minnesota.153-1
12Toronto.1380
13Dallas.043-2
14Denver-.0210
15Detroit-.0810
16Boston-.0811
17Washington-.1612
18New Orleans-.1774
19New York-.211-3
20Orlando-.2133
21Sacramento-.268-3
22Charlotte-.269-1
23LA Lakers-.295-3
24Memphis-.3271
25Chicago-.3603
26Utah-.461-2
27Cleveland-.4870
28Brooklyn-.554-2
29Milwaukee-.6851
30Philadelphia-.707-1

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

NBA Power Rankings: Week 8

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs remain the two best teams in the NBA according to the NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of December 17.

The Thunder have won seven straight games as star forward Kevin Durant has scored at least 28 points in six of the seven wins. The Spurs had a four-game winning streak cut short Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Twenty-six of the 30 NBA teams changed positions in the NBA Power Rankings this week. The biggest upward moves were made by the Toronto Raptors, up five spots to No. 12; the New York Knicks, up nine slots to No. 16; and the Utah Jazz, who improved five positions to No. 24.

Teams taking nosedives in the NBA Power Rankings included Houston and Denver, who each fell four places to No. 8 and No. 14, respectively; Sacramento, which fell seven spots to No. 18; and Chicago, which plunged seven places to No. 28.

Here are the complete NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of December 17, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Oklahoma City.9140
2San Antonio.7010
3Portland.5842
4Miami.5072
5Indiana.486-2
6LA Clippers.3882
7Golden State.3582
8Houston.265-4
9Phoenix.2363
10Minnesota.225-3
11Dallas.0962
12Toronto.0575
13Atlanta.0261
14Denver.022-4
15Detroit-.0311
16New York-.0329
17Boston-.043-2
18Sacramento-.138-7
19Washington-.2120
20LA Lakers-.217-2
21Charlotte-.2262
22New Orleans-.255-2
23Orlando-.265-1
24Utah-.3115
25Memphis-.347-1
26Brooklyn-.3722
27Cleveland-.389-1
28Chicago-.431-7
29Philadelphia-.742-2
30Milwaukee-.8020

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

NBA Sports Power Rankings: Week 7

The top five teams in the NBA Sports Power Rankings remain unchanged from one week ago.

Oklahoma City tops the NBA Power Rankings, followed by San Antonio, Indiana, Houston, and Portland.

The only movement among the top ten teams had Miami and Minneosta swapping places at No. 6 and No. 7, and Golden State and Denver flip-flopping at Nos. 9 and 10.

There was considerable juggling among the middle ten teams. The biggest upward movers included Sacramento, up 10 spots to No. 11; Phoenix, up six places to No. 12; Atlanta, also a plus-six at No. 14; and Boston, which improved 8 places to No. 15.

Teams spiraling downward included Memphis, which fell 8 spots to No. 24; and the Los Angles Lakers and Orlando Magic, which each dropped five places to Nos. 18 and 22, respectively.

Here are the complete NBA Power Rankings, through games of December 10, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Oklahoma City.8740
2San Antonio.6850
3Indiana.5990
4Houston.5170
5Portland.4830
6Miami.4631
7Minnesota.339-1
8LA Clippers.2470
9Golden State.2081
10Denver.173-1
11Sacramento.10510
12Phoenix.0856
13Dallas.047-2
14Atlanta-.0086
15Boston-.0308
16Detroit-.045-4
17Toronto-.045-3
18LA Lakers-.104-5
19Washington-.124-4
20New Orleans-.175-1
21Chicago-.2291
22Orlando-.292-5
23Charlotte-.3043
24Memphis-.347-8
25New York-.365-1
26Cleveland-.5003
27Philadelphia-.556-2
28Brooklyn-.564-1
29Utah-.631-1
30Milwaukee-.6530

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

NBA Sports Power Rankings — Week 3

The undefeated Indiana Pacers lead the way in the NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of November 10.

The Pacers have won a franchise-best seven straight games to open the season. Indiana will host No. 15 Memphis and No. 17 Milwaukee this week before embarking on a three-game road trip to Chicago, New York, and Boston.

The Golden State Warriors, despite going 2-2 on a tough four-game road trip, rank second in the NBA Power Rankings. The Warriors return home for games against Detroit, Oklahoma City, and Utah this week.

The Minnesota Timberwolves, who dismantled the Los Angles Lakers by 23 points Sunday for their first win over the Lakers since 2007, are rated third in the NBA Power Rankings. The T-Wolves play at the Staples Center again tonight, against the No. 16 Los Angeles Clippers.

The hot-shooting San Antonio Spurs are ranked fourth in the NBA Power Rankings. The New Orleans Pelicans round out the top five.

Here are the complete NBA Sports Power Rankings, through games of November 10, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATING
1Indiana.854
2Golden State.546
3Minnesota.515
4San Antonio.502
5New Orleans.362
6Orlando.340
7Detroit.319
8Miami.302
9Oklahoma City.283
10Portland.218
11Phoenix.215
12Houston.207
13Dallas.186
14Toronto.185
15Memphis.097
16LA Clippers.061
17Milwaukee-.075
18New York-.162
19Washington-.164
20Brooklyn-.171
21Atlanta-.274
22Boston-.350
23LA Lakers-.364
24Cleveland-.376
25Philadelphia-.414
26Chicago-.459
27Sacramento-.538
28Charlotte-.589
29Denver-.689
30Utah-1.152

NFL Sports Power Rankings — Week 10

The Denver Broncos have moved back into the top spot in the NFL Sports Power Rankings, entering week 10 of the 2013 NFL season.

The Broncos, who had a bye last week, moved back into the No. 1 rankings for the first time since they ended a three-week run at No. 1 in week 8. The Broncos put their 7-1 record on the line Sunday at No. 17 San Diego.

The Carolina Panthers moved up six spots to No. 2 in the NFL Power Rankings. The Panthers have won four straight and five of their last six games. Carolina will meet No. 4 San Francisco Sunday in this week’s biggest matchup.

The New Orleans Saints dropped two spots to No. 3 after suffering a shocking six-point defeat to the No. 30 New York Jets. The NFC-South leading Saints will have a Sunday Night Football showdown this week with the NFC-East leading Dallas Cowboys, ranked No. 9 in the NFL Power Rankings.

After a seven-point home loss to the arch-rival No. 14 Chicago Bears, a game in which All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers was injured, the Green Pack Packers fell two spots to No. 5.

Here are the complete NFL Power Rankings, through games of November 4, 2013:

RANKTEAMRATINGCHANGE
1Denver.8331
2Carolina.7036
3New Orleans.693-2
4San Francisco.5921
5Green Bay.569-2
6New England.5355
7Indianapolis.508-3
8Kansas City.4972
9Dallas.4230
10Seattle.422-4
11Cincinnati.382-4
12Detroit.2760
13Tennessee.1380
14Chicago.0471
15Arizona.031-1
16Miami-.0782
17San Diego-.131-1
18Cleveland-.1333
19Buffalo-.1501
20Philadelphia-.1597
21Houston-.189-2
22Washington-.2433
23Baltimore-.293-6
24Atlanta-.343-1
25NY Giants-.347-1
26Tampa Bay-.4304
27St. Louis-.430-1
28Oakland-.498-6
29Minnesota-.541-1
30NY Jets-.6451
31Pittsburgh-.797-2
32Jacksonville-1.3670