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NCAAF Power Rankings

Is the worst team in the tough SEC better than the top team in the not-so-tough Sun Belt Conference? If they were playing, would you bet the 0-6 team from the SEC or the 6-0 team from the Sun Belt? Standings won't tell you all you need to know to make that bet. And while college football power rankings won't provide a perfect answer either, it will get you a lot closer to a true comparison of those teams so you can study the point spread more effectively.

Different teams in different conferences have different tendencies and strengths, most of which are revealed at OddsShark.com in many of our comparative stats. But a full, math-based comparison taking into account all the offense, defense, time of possession and other key stats can only be gathered in the NCAA football power rankings page. Compare it against the college football lines each day. See below the ratings chart for details on the math that underlies the rankings.

Team Name Rank Last Week Change points modifier adjusted points
Florida State 1 1 - 142.906 0.460 65.737
Baylor 2 2 - 87.494 0.500 43.747
Alabama 3 3 - 87.935 0.430 37.812
Marshall 4 4 - 66.790 0.470 31.391
Fresno State 5 5 - 71.043 0.420 29.838
Bowling Green 6 6 - 66.369 0.430 28.539
Louisville 7 7 - 74.720 0.380 28.394
Oregon 8 8 - 63.484 0.440 27.933
Wisconsin 9 9 - 53.940 0.510 27.510
Arizona State 10 10 - 49.712 0.550 27.342
Clemson 11 11 - 55.114 0.490 27.006
Michigan State 12 12 - 55.013 0.490 26.957
Boise State 13 13 - 56.832 0.460 26.143
Oklahoma State 14 14 - 50.261 0.520 26.136
Ohio State 15 15 - 59.642 0.420 25.050
East Carolina 16 16 - 62.404 0.380 23.714
Northern Illinois 17 17 - 63.606 0.360 22.898
Missouri 18 18 - 41.032 0.550 22.568
Stanford 19 19 - 39.859 0.560 22.321
LSU 20 20 - 42.380 0.490 20.766
North Texas 21 21 - 40.653 0.500 20.326
Houston 22 22 - 30.955 0.600 18.573
Texas A&M 23 23 - 32.557 0.560 18.232
Utah State 24 24 - 33.321 0.540 17.993
Auburn 25 25 - 31.184 0.570 17.775
Ball State 26 26 - 49.312 0.360 17.752
Georgia 27 27 - 29.556 0.580 17.143
Oklahoma 28 28 - 32.749 0.520 17.030
Florida Atlantic 29 29 - 38.007 0.440 16.723
South Carolina 30 30 - 31.370 0.520 16.312
Washington 31 31 - 31.742 0.500 15.871
Rice 32 32 - 39.440 0.400 15.776
Central Florida 33 33 - 33.646 0.460 15.477
Iowa 34 34 - 30.884 0.490 15.133
Buffalo 35 35 - 40.301 0.370 14.911
UCLA 36 36 - 29.367 0.480 14.096
BYU 37 37 - 23.199 0.580 13.455
Virginia Tech 38 38 - 24.855 0.540 13.422
Kansas State 39 39 - 26.988 0.490 13.224
Cincinnati 40 40 - 33.506 0.350 11.727
Colorado State 41 41 - 29.510 0.390 11.509
Toledo 42 42 - 19.912 0.560 11.151
Mississippi 43 43 - 19.075 0.570 10.873
Nebraska 44 44 - 19.522 0.450 8.785
Southern Cal 45 45 - 16.783 0.510 8.559
Duke 46 46 - 17.145 0.480 8.230
North Carolina 47 47 - 15.004 0.520 7.802
Notre Dame 48 48 - 13.077 0.590 7.715
South Alabama 49 49 - 17.354 0.440 7.636
W. Kentucky 50 50 - 16.959 0.420 7.123
Louisiana-Lafayette 51 51 - 16.291 0.410 6.679
Texas Tech 52 52 - 12.417 0.530 6.581
Middle Tennessee 53 53 - 15.968 0.400 6.387
Texas 54 54 - 11.748 0.520 6.109
Oregon State 55 55 - 10.108 0.540 5.458
Michigan 56 56 - 8.405 0.560 4.707
Ohio 57 57 - 7.986 0.420 3.354
Tulane 58 58 - 6.184 0.510 3.154
Pittsburgh 59 59 - 6.025 0.520 3.133
Vanderbilt 60 60 - 7.351 0.410 3.014
Miami 61 61 - 6.182 0.480 2.967
UTSA 62 62 - 5.832 0.470 2.741
UNLV 63 63 - 3.838 0.440 1.689
Georgia Tech 64 64 - 2.766 0.590 1.632
Arizona 65 65 - 2.660 0.520 1.383
San Diego State 66 66 - 2.637 0.400 1.055
Arkansas State 67 67 - 1.964 0.420 0.825
Navy 68 70 2 1.278 0.460 0.588
TCU 69 68 -1 -1.551 0.550 -0.698
Mississippi State 70 69 -1 -2.007 0.570 -0.863
San Jose State 71 71 - -4.273 0.540 -1.966
Central Michigan 72 72 - -4.495 0.390 -2.742
Washington State 73 73 - -7.127 0.510 -3.492
Minnesota 74 74 - -8.049 0.520 -3.864
Florida 75 75 - -10.032 0.590 -4.113
SMU 76 76 - -7.729 0.450 -4.251
Penn State 77 77 - -11.864 0.510 -5.814
Boston College 78 78 - -12.614 0.510 -6.181
Northwestern 79 79 - -14.506 0.570 -6.238
Temple 80 80 - -14.558 0.480 -7.570
Utah 81 81 - -21.615 0.620 -8.214
Kent State 82 82 - -17.317 0.520 -8.312
Indiana 83 83 - -22.455 0.580 -9.431
Maryland 84 84 - -17.447 0.450 -9.596
Troy 85 85 - -20.691 0.510 -10.138
Akron 86 86 - -23.697 0.520 -11.375
Memphis 87 87 - -25.628 0.550 -11.533
Nevada 88 88 - -28.653 0.590 -11.748
Louisiana Tech 89 89 - -18.825 0.370 -11.860
Hawaii 90 90 - -28.012 0.540 -12.886
Wake Forest 91 91 - -33.194 0.580 -13.941
West Virginia 92 92 - -27.879 0.480 -14.497
Connecticut 93 93 - -30.463 0.520 -14.622
North Carolina State 94 94 - -38.894 0.610 -15.169
Louisiana-Monroe 95 95 - -30.621 0.500 -15.311
Illinois 96 96 - -31.275 0.490 -15.950
Wyoming 97 97 - -27.931 0.420 -16.200
Rutgers 98 98 - -29.184 0.440 -16.343
Tennessee 99 99 - -47.215 0.650 -16.525
Syracuse 100 100 - -34.897 0.510 -17.100
Iowa State 101 101 - -37.570 0.530 -17.658
Texas St 102 102 - -31.374 0.430 -17.883
South Florida 103 103 - -47.854 0.580 -20.099
Tulsa 104 104 - -47.015 0.570 -20.216
Army 105 107 2 -34.220 0.360 -21.901
Virginia 106 105 -1 -64.444 0.660 -21.911
Kentucky 107 106 -1 -53.688 0.590 -22.012
Arkansas 108 108 - -58.398 0.580 -24.527
New Mexico 109 109 - -51.118 0.520 -24.537
Purdue 110 110 - -82.011 0.650 -28.704
Colorado 111 111 - -67.186 0.550 -30.234
Georgia State 112 112 - -67.625 0.550 -30.431
Western Michigan 113 113 - -61.553 0.500 -30.777
California 114 114 - -84.371 0.620 -32.061
UAB 115 115 - -78.508 0.580 -32.973
Air Force 116 116 - -66.882 0.500 -33.441
Texas El Paso 117 117 - -71.657 0.530 -33.679
Massachusetts 118 118 - -70.897 0.520 -34.031
Kansas 119 119 - -80.410 0.550 -36.184
New Mexico State 120 120 - -81.081 0.510 -39.730
Southern Miss 121 121 - -80.911 0.470 -42.883
Eastern Michigan 122 122 - -97.943 0.560 -43.095
Idaho 123 123 - -95.825 0.550 -43.121
Miami (Ohio) 124 124 - -89.669 0.500 -44.834
Florida International 125 125 - -99.347 0.510 -48.680

How do we create our College Football Power Rankings?

The SEC has produced the past five national college football champions and for good reason - it's the toughest conference in America. Teams emerging from a season of play there are battle-hardened and ready to pound the other BCS hopeful. That fact underpins the college football power rankings here at OddsShark.com. Not all teams or conferences are created equal so looking at the standings is simply a false view into which teams are strong and deserve your money each Saturday.

We crunch the usual NCAA football power stats like rushing yards, yards per rush, time of possession turnover differential, passing efficiency and more. We rate all 120 schools and rank and apply formulas based on their conference strength (a team rated first in the Conference USA might only be 67th overall while the last place team in the Big 12 might be 51st).

We do the same thing on the defensive side of the ball, factoring in run-stop effectiveness, defensive scoring, takeaways and passing yards allowed per game to come up with another set of power numbers. We merge those and apply a conference strength multiplier to even out the edges. What comes out the other side is a sometime controversial ranking of college football teams that nonetheless applies some science and math to the subject and helps you judge the best odds.

It's all designed to help you rate teams and find NCAA betting edges on the point spread or over under. Check it out all season long and win more wagers!