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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 - 122.277 0.510 62.361
Baylor 2 3 1 80.515 0.500 40.257
Alabama 3 2 -1 82.228 0.480 39.470
Mississippi 4 8 4 67.935 0.520 35.326
Ohio State 5 11 6 68.164 0.480 32.719
Auburn 6 4 -2 52.681 0.600 31.608
Texas A&M 7 9 2 42.757 0.710 30.358
Oklahoma State 8 12 4 50.280 0.580 29.163
Oklahoma 9 13 4 56.390 0.500 28.195
Stanford 10 26 16 42.458 0.644 27.362
Marshall 11 7 -4 79.329 0.340 26.972
Clemson 12 14 2 46.102 0.540 24.895
Missouri 13 18 5 40.698 0.600 24.419
Oregon 14 5 -9 41.628 0.580 24.144
East Carolina 15 15 - 61.776 0.390 24.093
Bowling Green 16 10 -6 50.613 0.450 22.776
Notre Dame 17 20 3 43.180 0.520 22.453
Michigan State 18 19 1 48.386 0.450 21.774
North Carolina 19 24 5 41.094 0.515 21.183
Northern Illinois 20 22 2 51.470 0.400 20.588
Southern Cal 21 21 - 42.610 0.475 20.240
Louisville 22 6 -16 52.572 0.378 19.861
Wisconsin 23 23 - 37.416 0.520 19.456
Arizona State 24 16 -8 39.607 0.490 19.407
Georgia 25 25 - 34.607 0.560 19.380
Mississippi State 26 39 13 37.934 0.470 17.829
LSU 27 32 5 29.688 0.560 16.625
South Carolina 28 28 - 28.604 0.550 15.732
North Texas 29 17 -12 38.028 0.411 15.634
Nebraska 30 36 6 32.115 0.480 15.415
Duke 31 29 -2 33.720 0.450 15.174
Cincinnati 32 34 2 36.233 0.400 14.493
Kansas State 33 38 5 28.816 0.478 13.768
Ball State 34 33 -1 34.677 0.390 13.524
Washington 35 41 6 29.064 0.450 13.079
W. Kentucky 36 27 -9 30.100 0.430 12.943
Colorado State 37 37 - 39.832 0.322 12.835
BYU 38 31 -7 24.995 0.511 12.775
Boise State 39 40 1 23.916 0.500 11.958
UCLA 40 45 5 22.100 0.530 11.713
Arizona 41 42 1 23.074 0.490 11.306
Central Florida 42 30 -12 22.818 0.490 11.181
Utah State 43 48 5 26.587 0.420 11.166
Middle Tennessee 44 51 7 17.562 0.480 8.430
Oregon State 45 52 7 13.902 0.510 7.090
Navy 46 61 15 12.921 0.480 6.202
Buffalo 47 35 -12 15.350 0.380 5.833
Virginia Tech 48 47 -1 9.397 0.590 5.545
South Alabama 49 43 -6 11.469 0.478 5.480
UTSA 50 53 3 8.469 0.520 4.404
Florida Atlantic 51 57 6 9.710 0.450 4.369
TCU 52 68 16 8.204 0.520 4.266
Iowa 53 50 -3 7.360 0.520 3.827
Pittsburgh 54 67 13 6.814 0.557 3.793
San Diego State 55 56 1 9.209 0.400 3.684
Houston 56 54 -2 5.652 0.578 3.265
Rice 57 49 -8 4.722 0.530 2.503
Michigan 58 66 8 5.140 0.480 2.467
Arkansas State 59 60 1 5.412 0.440 2.381
Penn State 60 71 11 1.482 0.470 0.696
Temple 61 64 3 0.626 0.530 0.332
Texas 62 59 -3 -0.920 0.570 -0.396
Toledo 63 46 -17 -1.256 0.560 -0.553
Fresno State 64 44 -20 -1.623 0.511 -0.793
Florida 65 58 -7 -2.122 0.490 -1.082
Central Michigan 66 63 -3 -1.819 0.330 -1.219
Tulane 67 69 2 -3.155 0.544 -1.437
Georgia Tech 68 72 4 -3.975 0.500 -1.987
Boston College 69 74 5 -4.942 0.490 -2.520
Louisiana Tech 70 82 12 -4.871 0.467 -2.598
Utah 71 73 2 -10.677 0.630 -3.950
Texas Tech 72 62 -10 -11.049 0.540 -5.083
Louisiana-Monroe 73 70 -3 -10.949 0.410 -6.460
San Jose State 74 76 2 -15.027 0.540 -6.913
Louisiana-Lafayette 75 55 -20 -12.909 0.460 -6.971
Washington State 76 79 3 -15.115 0.530 -7.104
Miami 77 80 3 -18.598 0.589 -7.646
Maryland 78 98 20 -13.828 0.430 -7.882
Tennessee 79 77 -2 -25.205 0.680 -8.066
Nevada 80 78 -2 -17.384 0.530 -8.171
SMU 81 81 - -17.174 0.460 -9.274
Minnesota 82 83 1 -19.969 0.530 -9.385
Old Dominion 83 106 23 -16.831 0.414 -9.858
UNLV 84 75 -9 -21.051 0.520 -10.105
Vanderbilt 85 88 3 -16.261 0.370 -10.244
North Carolina State 86 100 14 -22.836 0.546 -10.359
Hawaii 87 86 -1 -23.976 0.560 -10.550
Syracuse 88 91 3 -23.880 0.540 -10.985
Troy 89 87 -2 -22.371 0.500 -11.186
Indiana 90 85 -5 -26.614 0.550 -11.976
Ohio 91 84 -7 -19.118 0.344 -12.533
Memphis 92 90 -2 -27.880 0.520 -13.382
Northwestern 93 92 -1 -30.322 0.540 -13.948
Kent State 94 65 -29 -28.762 0.500 -14.381
West Virginia 95 104 9 -29.401 0.510 -14.406
Texas St 96 97 1 -26.970 0.450 -14.833
Akron 97 94 -3 -28.772 0.460 -15.537
Army 98 95 -3 -27.948 0.440 -15.651
Wake Forest 99 93 -6 -43.639 0.630 -16.146
Virginia 100 103 3 -50.101 0.640 -18.037
Ga Southern 101 102 1 -42.504 0.575 -18.064
Connecticut 102 99 -3 -38.089 0.500 -19.044
Iowa State 103 109 6 -41.641 0.533 -19.432
Rutgers 104 101 -3 -41.084 0.520 -19.720
Illinois 105 89 -16 -43.649 0.540 -20.079
Tulsa 106 96 -10 -52.011 0.611 -20.226
Arkansas 107 111 4 -67.701 0.678 -21.815
UAB 108 110 2 -48.526 0.520 -23.293
Western Michigan 109 117 8 -37.370 0.370 -23.543
Colorado 110 114 4 -54.474 0.567 -23.605
Kentucky 111 108 -3 -59.364 0.600 -23.746
Air Force 112 113 1 -44.092 0.450 -24.251
New Mexico 113 112 -1 -51.209 0.500 -25.604
Georgia State 114 115 1 -51.620 0.490 -26.326
South Florida 115 107 -8 -47.964 0.450 -26.380
Purdue 116 116 - -69.465 0.560 -30.565
Texas El Paso 117 118 1 -54.028 0.420 -31.336
Wyoming 118 105 -13 -61.155 0.470 -32.412
Appalachian St 119 119 - -63.758 0.486 -32.790
California 120 120 - -76.475 0.560 -33.649
Massachusetts 121 123 2 -61.709 0.440 -34.557
New Mexico State 122 122 - -63.934 0.450 -35.164
Southern Miss 123 124 1 -86.749 0.570 -37.302
Kansas 124 121 -3 -92.438 0.580 -38.824
Idaho 125 126 1 -86.031 0.495 -43.459
Florida International 126 127 1 -91.722 0.520 -44.027
Miami (Ohio) 127 125 -2 -83.102 0.470 -44.044
Eastern Michigan 128 128 - -109.844 0.454 -60.018

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!