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.

* Ranks are based on rolling past 10 games overall, early in the season, this date range reaches back to regular-season games of the previous year.

Team Name Rank Last Week Change points modifier adjusted points
Ohio State 1 1 - +79.53 0.55 +43.74
TCU 2 2 - +91.36 0.45 +41.11
Marshall 3 3 - +82.54 0.46 +37.97
Michigan State 4 4 - +88.50 0.42 +37.17
Boise State 5 5 - +59.95 0.56 +33.31
Alabama 6 6 - +59.17 0.55 +32.54
Oregon 7 7 - +68.60 0.44 +30.49
Baylor 8 8 - +64.17 0.47 +30.16
Louisiana Tech 9 9 - +59.08 0.51 +30.13
Georgia 10 10 - +62.50 0.47 +29.37
Mississippi 11 11 - +43.90 0.60 +26.34
Mississippi State 12 12 - +42.49 0.52 +22.10
Florida State 13 13 - +43.42 0.46 +19.97
Wisconsin 14 14 - +39.85 0.50 +19.93
Kansas State 15 15 - +35.57 0.56 +19.92
Colorado State 16 16 - +42.78 0.46 +19.68
Clemson 17 17 - +40.56 0.46 +18.66
Memphis 18 18 - +50.20 0.37 +18.57
Arkansas 19 19 - +26.89 0.63 +16.94
Utah State 20 20 - +34.44 0.49 +16.88
Western Michigan 21 21 - +41.01 0.41 +16.81
Stanford 22 22 - +32.55 0.50 +16.27
Georgia Tech 23 23 - +26.67 0.58 +15.47
Southern Cal 24 24 - +32.97 0.46 +15.17
East Carolina 25 25 - +42.67 0.35 +14.94
Nebraska 26 26 - +28.38 0.52 +14.76
Oklahoma 27 27 - +27.83 0.51 +14.20
Auburn 28 28 - +22.41 0.63 +14.12
Houston 29 29 - +32.59 0.41 +13.36
Louisville 30 30 - +27.65 0.46 +12.72
Central Florida 31 31 - +33.44 0.38 +12.71
Arkansas State 32 32 - +30.72 0.39 +11.98
UCLA 33 33 - +21.43 0.55 +11.79
Ga Southern 34 35 +1 +32.04 0.36 +11.53
Miami 35 34 -1 +18.96 0.60 +11.38
West Virginia 36 36 - +21.37 0.52 +11.11
W. Kentucky 37 37 - +21.17 0.51 +10.80
Cincinnati 38 38 - +20.47 0.47 +9.62
Duke 39 39 - +26.37 0.35 +9.23
Florida 40 40 - +15.02 0.54 +8.11
Air Force 41 41 - +16.37 0.49 +8.02
Iowa 42 42 - +17.51 0.44 +7.70
Toledo 43 43 - +17.40 0.44 +7.66
LSU 44 44 - +13.18 0.50 +6.59
Appalachian St 45 45 - +16.41 0.38 +6.24
BYU 46 46 - +11.29 0.53 +5.98
Arizona State 47 47 - +11.75 0.48 +5.64
Washington 48 48 - +11.62 0.45 +5.23
Rice 49 49 - +11.79 0.44 +5.19
San Diego State 50 50 - +12.58 0.41 +5.16
South Carolina 51 51 - +8.71 0.54 +4.70
Arizona 52 52 - +7.99 0.51 +4.09
Northern Illinois 53 53 - +9.50 0.42 +3.99
Virginia Tech 54 54 - +4.74 0.52 +2.46
Minnesota 55 55 - +3.57 0.54 +1.93
Penn State 56 56 - +3.23 0.51 +1.65
Pittsburgh 57 57 - +3.51 0.44 +1.55
Central Michigan 58 58 - +3.66 0.39 +1.43
Navy 59 72 +13 +1.52 0.52 +0.79
Texas St 60 59 -1 +1.51 0.34 +0.51
Virginia 61 60 -1 +0.88 0.56 +0.49
Louisiana-Lafayette 62 61 -1 +0.29 0.44 +0.13
Texas A&M 63 62 -1 -0.93 0.58 -0.39
Notre Dame 64 63 -1 -1.47 0.52 -0.71
Texas 65 64 -1 -2.33 0.55 -1.05
Missouri 66 65 -1 -2.02 0.48 -1.05
Boston College 67 66 -1 -2.74 0.55 -1.23
North Carolina State 68 67 -1 -3.12 0.52 -1.50
Tennessee 69 68 -1 -4.98 0.57 -2.14
Nevada 70 69 -1 -5.46 0.55 -2.46
Texas El Paso 71 70 -1 -4.61 0.45 -2.54
Ball State 72 71 -1 -6.86 0.48 -3.57
UAB 73 73 - -7.90 0.51 -3.87
Akron 74 74 - -6.73 0.37 -4.24
Temple 75 75 - -9.33 0.50 -4.67
Northwestern 76 76 - -9.92 0.52 -4.76
Fresno State 77 77 - -8.51 0.43 -4.82
South Alabama 78 78 - -9.52 0.48 -4.95
Michigan 79 79 - -10.99 0.54 -5.06
Massachusetts 80 80 - -9.99 0.34 -6.59
Florida Atlantic 81 81 - -11.48 0.41 -6.77
Buffalo 82 82 - -13.63 0.42 -7.91
Old Dominion 83 83 - -15.92 0.49 -8.12
San Jose State 84 84 - -16.38 0.49 -8.35
Middle Tennessee 85 85 - -18.15 0.52 -8.71
Utah 86 86 - -18.53 0.52 -8.89
Maryland 87 87 - -20.27 0.55 -9.12
Washington State 88 88 - -22.63 0.57 -9.73
Louisiana-Monroe 89 89 - -19.94 0.50 -9.97
Florida International 90 90 - -20.42 0.50 -10.21
California 91 91 - -22.63 0.52 -10.86
Rutgers 92 92 - -26.65 0.58 -11.19
North Carolina 93 93 - -27.43 0.56 -12.07
Oklahoma State 94 94 - -25.37 0.51 -12.43
Bowling Green 95 95 - -25.15 0.50 -12.57
Ohio 96 96 - -25.04 0.47 -13.27
Kentucky 97 97 - -28.99 0.53 -13.63
Hawaii 98 98 - -26.08 0.44 -14.60
Illinois 99 99 - -34.53 0.56 -15.19
Colorado 100 100 - -35.54 0.56 -15.64
New Mexico 101 101 - -31.65 0.49 -16.14
Oregon State 102 102 - -33.00 0.51 -16.17
North Texas 103 103 - -27.98 0.39 -17.07
Purdue 104 104 - -39.32 0.56 -17.30
Texas Tech 105 106 +1 -40.15 0.56 -17.67
Syracuse 106 107 +1 -42.15 0.58 -17.70
Miami (Ohio) 107 105 -2 -33.52 0.47 -17.77
Tulane 108 108 - -48.48 0.60 -19.39
Idaho 109 109 - -39.97 0.51 -19.58
Southern Miss 110 110 - -49.01 0.59 -20.09
Kent State 111 111 - -41.11 0.51 -20.14
Tulsa 112 112 - -44.40 0.54 -20.43
South Florida 113 113 - -43.40 0.52 -20.83
Indiana 114 114 - -44.91 0.53 -21.11
Wyoming 115 115 - -54.90 0.59 -22.51
UNLV 116 116 - -46.91 0.52 -22.52
UTSA 117 117 - -42.08 0.46 -22.72
Troy 118 118 - -40.30 0.43 -22.97
Wake Forest 119 119 - -53.50 0.57 -23.01
Kansas 120 120 - -53.93 0.56 -23.73
Connecticut 121 121 - -51.42 0.52 -24.68
Iowa State 122 122 - -56.52 0.56 -24.87
Army 123 126 +3 -49.08 0.45 -27.00
Vanderbilt 124 123 -1 -60.97 0.54 -28.05
New Mexico State 125 124 -1 -56.45 0.49 -28.79
Georgia State 126 125 -1 -78.71 0.62 -29.91
Eastern Michigan 127 127 - -87.49 0.55 -39.37
Southern Methodist 128 128 - -93.57 0.55 -42.11

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!