College Preview: Power Rankings

Last Updated: 8/1/2017 10:29 AM ET

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To build the Power Rankings below, we "played" every 2017 FBS team team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. In addition to the college football Power Rankings, we have also included each team's overall Offensive and Defensive rankings as well as Pass and Rush efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2017 College Football Team Rankings

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Alabama Tide 8 1 13 1 1 1
2 Ohio State Buckeyes 9 4 40 3 4 2
3 Florida State Seminoles 3 10 12 5 6 10
4 USC Trojans 2 31 3 13 30 18
5 Oklahoma Sooners 1 53 1 20 41 37
6 Clemson Tigers 6 6 21 47 2 11
7 Penn State Lions 11 26 2 16 18 16
8 LSU Tigers 19 24 19 2 8 13
9 Auburn Tigers 15 11 17 7 12 6
10 Washington Huskies 17 12 6 22 11 26
11 Louisville Cardinals 7 21 35 6 21 15
12 Michigan Wolverines 27 3 28 29 7 22
13 Wisconsin Badgers 41 2 24 32 17 5
14 Stanford Cardinal 38 14 56 8 10 23
15 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 35 23 30 27 22 4
16 Florida Gators 61 5 37 49 3 12
17 Oklahoma State Cowboys 5 54 4 44 50 52
18 North Carolina State Wolfpack 40 17 22 57 27 3
19 Texas Longhorns 23 22 39 37 28 25
20 Georgia Bulldogs 54 9 59 25 13 14
21 Washington State Cougars 10 43 41 30 74 17
22 Virginia Tech Hokies 45 7 27 75 9 29
23 TCU Frogs 16 60 51 10 29 35
24 Kansas State Wildcats 37 20 52 14 32 21
25 Tennessee Volunteers 24 45 32 11 19 70
26 Notre Dame Irish 32 29 47 21 56 7
27 Oregon Ducks 14 87 16 4 40 65
28 Texas A&M Aggies 22 61 45 15 24 59
29 Northwestern Wildcats 55 18 61 38 23 8
30 UCLA Bruins 60 34 23 93 5 20
31 Ole Miss Rebels 20 55 36 31 35 79
32 Colorado Buffaloes 36 27 53 65 14 48
33 Baylor Bears 58 16 50 46 45 31
34 Arkansas Razorbacks 26 42 15 34 43 103
35 Pittsburgh Panthers 13 79 14 35 86 45
36 Georgia Tech Jackets 67 38 5 24 37 54
37 West Virginia Mountaineers 21 68 33 33 67 53
38 Memphis Tigers 25 71 26 52 44 55
39 Kentucky Wildcats 34 51 46 12 47 60
40 Brigham Young Cougars 56 25 62 69 39 30
41 North Carolina Tar Heels 47 62 31 42 57 24
42 Iowa Hawkeyes 91 13 91 28 25 9
43 Houston Cougars 46 32 57 107 48 19
44 South Florida Bulls 4 108 44 9 78 71
45 Utah Utes 39 44 55 45 36 51
46 Minnesota Gophers 86 8 73 94 31 32
47 Nebraska Cornhuskers 74 19 63 68 15 67
48 Mississippi State Bulldogs 31 67 49 23 65 68
49 South Carolina Gamecocks 73 36 58 62 16 56
50 Missouri Tigers 12 105 20 36 68 99
51 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 43 59 25 74 93 39
52 Boise State Broncos 33 76 7 89 55 88
53 Indiana Hoosiers 66 46 66 100 38 28
54 Duke Devils 44 47 54 73 85 50
55 Navy Midshipmen 48 58 8 18 104 75
56 Vanderbilt Commodores 70 40 77 40 53 38
57 San Diego State Aztecs 82 35 80 39 52 36
58 Texas Tech Raiders 18 98 9 66 88 94
59 Michigan State Spartans 77 41 67 59 75 27
60 Arizona State Devils 49 64 38 58 81 62
61 Syracuse Orange 29 99 34 55 99 47
62 Tulsa Hurricane 28 85 68 50 62 84
63 Oregon State Beavers 71 65 90 26 42 58
64 Iowa State Cyclones 50 78 42 51 60 73
65 Appalachian State Mountaineers 80 37 89 43 51 49
66 Toledo Rockets 30 81 10 71 83 112
67 Colorado State Rams 52 75 18 48 89 72
68 Arizona Wildcats 53 84 84 17 80 66
69 Wake Forest Deacons 103 33 100 80 33 43
70 Boston College Eagles 119 15 104 109 20 33
71 UCF Knights 87 56 102 105 34 42
72 Temple Owls 102 28 83 97 26 86
73 California Bears 78 39 60 54 54 104
74 Western Michigan Broncos 68 48 48 81 90 93
75 Virginia Cavaliers 81 66 97 79 87 41
76 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 42 92 43 64 106 89
77 Wyoming Cowboys 51 86 29 56 82 121
78 Troy Trojans 72 83 86 102 66 64
79 Miami (OH) Redhawks 107 49 65 110 59 61
80 Maryland Terrapins 76 80 108 41 49 102
81 Cincinnati Bearcats 109 50 103 114 69 34
82 Arkansas State Wolves 94 82 64 124 71 57
83 Ohio Bobcats 99 63 93 120 79 63
84 Army Knights 111 30 117 84 46 97
85 Southern Miss Eagles 62 52 81 111 96 125
86 Purdue Boilermakers 101 74 96 87 64 87
87 Southern Methodist Mustangs 59 116 87 86 70 107
88 Northern Illinois Huskies 64 104 95 72 73 111
89 UTSA Roadrunners 90 88 82 99 91 81
90 Old Dominion Monarchs 92 91 76 76 84 96
91 Eastern Michigan Eagles 79 95 78 113 105 69
92 Central Michigan Chippewas 93 72 85 82 92 106
93 Tulane Wave 124 57 130 78 61 40
94 Illinois Illini 116 73 113 53 63 76
95 Kansas Jayhawks 96 97 110 103 72 83
96 Air Force Falcons 88 69 11 98 127 74
97 Utah State Aggies 106 90 114 63 76 90
98 New Mexico Lobos 65 96 72 19 122 119
99 Rutgers Knights 115 70 125 90 58 80
100 East Carolina Pirates 57 115 74 104 121 92
101 Middle Tennessee Raiders 63 127 75 61 95 123
102 Louisiana-Lafayette Cajuns 118 77 122 119 97 44
103 Akron Zips 100 111 69 108 102 100
104 Marshall Herd 95 101 79 122 98 114
105 Hawaii Warriors 84 118 70 85 110 120
106 Connecticut Huskies 121 89 118 126 109 46
107 Ball State Cardinals 69 122 112 77 124 116
108 Georgia State Panthers 127 102 88 128 77 82
109 Florida International Panthers 110 94 111 91 112 109
110 Georgia Southern Eagles 112 93 101 112 119 85
111 Bowling Green Falcons 89 120 123 95 116 110
112 San Jose State Spartans 108 110 107 88 101 124
113 UNLV Rebels 104 109 105 60 117 118
114 Nevada Pack 75 123 98 96 111 129
115 Idaho Vandals 98 112 71 123 128 98
116 Massachusetts Minutemen 114 106 109 117 114 78
117 Florida Atlantic Owls 83 124 92 67 123 126
118 New Mexico State Aggies 97 126 119 70 120 105
119 South Alabama Jaguars 113 113 94 118 108 113
120 Fresno State Bulldogs 123 107 120 125 118 77
121 North Texas Green 117 117 124 101 94 127
122 Kent State Flashes 129 100 129 106 103 91
123 Rice Owls 85 119 106 83 130 117
124 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 105 125 115 115 126 122
125 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 130 103 99 130 100 95
126 Buffalo Bulls 126 121 126 116 113 115
127 UTEP Miners 128 114 116 92 115 128
128 Charlotte 49ers 120 130 127 121 125 108
129 UAB Blazers 122 128 128 127 107 130
130 Texas State Bobcats 125 129 121 129 129 101


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