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NCAA football week 8 power rankings

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
October 17, 2011

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 120 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 120 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on updated rosters and depth charts so significant week-to-week changes may occur once the regular season kicks off.

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Alabama Crimson Tide-91.337.214.5
2.Stanford Cardinal+189.340.718.8
3.LSU Tigers+389.336.515.7
4.Wisconsin Badgers-289.039.217.3
5.Boise State Broncos-88.841.020.4
6.Oklahoma Sooners-288.838.818.6
7.Oregon Ducks-87.139.619.8
8.Oklahoma State Cowboys-84.940.823.4
9.Arkansas Razorbacks-82.436.320.2
10.West Virginia Mountaineers+279.533.419.6
11.Georgia Bulldogs-79.134.021.1
12.Florida State Seminoles+377.233.021.1
13.Clemson Tigers-376.732.619.7
14.TCU Horned Frogs-175.834.322.1
15.Texas A&M Aggies+175.534.522.7
16.Michigan State Spartans+474.732.921.3
17.Virginia Tech Hokies-74.431.620.6
18.USC Trojans+173.933.523.0
19.Arizona State Sun Devils-171.831.020.9
20.South Carolina Gamecocks-671.229.620.2
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Nebraska Cornhuskers-71.128.218.5
22.Notre Dame Fighting Irish-70.931.321.6
23.Florida Gators+568.727.319.4
24.Miami (FL) Hurricanes+768.430.121.7
25.Texas Longhorns+467.529.120.9
26.Mississippi State Bulldogs-167.429.722.1
27.Ohio State Buckeyes-167.226.919.3
28.Auburn Tigers-466.429.722.3
29.Southern Methodist Mustangs+765.433.526.7
30.Baylor Bears+365.232.826.5
31.Washington Huskies+1264.929.523.1
32.Missouri Tigers-264.728.220.8
33.Iowa Hawkeyes+764.328.521.9
34.Penn State Nittany Lions-764.026.720.4
35.Arizona Wildcats+763.528.823.3
36.North Carolina Tar Heels+363.427.922.3
37.Utah Utes-63.329.524.2
38.Michigan Wolverines-663.230.825.2
39.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets-162.826.921.2
40.Tennessee Volunteers-661.626.822.0
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.Pittsburgh Panthers-60.926.421.9
42.Cincinnati Bearcats-760.830.926.2
43.South Florida Bulls-2060.227.723.2
44.California Golden Bears+159.025.421.1
45.Kansas State Wildcats+858.828.224.0
46.Illinois Fighting Illini+158.727.923.6
47.Texas Tech Red Raiders-157.429.726.4
48.Syracuse Orange-57.227.223.7
49.UCF Knights+356.929.626.5
50.Maryland Terrapins+556.425.522.4
51.San Diego State Aztecs-55.127.724.8
52.Brigham Young Cougars+454.827.324.5
53.North Carolina State Wolfpack+454.427.725.9
54.Temple Owls+453.826.624.8
55.Northern Illinois Huskies-1153.529.727.6
56.Hawaii Warriors-653.430.629.5
57.Oregon State Beavers-853.225.924.2
58.UCLA Bruins+352.726.024.5
59.Toledo Rockets-552.328.427.3
60.Houston Cougars-51.431.030.5
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Northwestern Wildcats+151.226.526.0
62.Southern Miss Golden Eagles-350.830.029.7
63.Boston College Eagles-50.523.723.3
64.Purdue Boilermakers+449.825.725.6
65.Air Force Falcons+149.224.624.7
66.Navy Midshipmen-248.825.425.9
67.Tulsa Golden Hurricane-48.830.831.1
68.Colorado Buffaloes+147.426.427.8
69.Connecticut Huskies+947.222.724.2
70.Rutgers Scarlet Knights+246.923.825.0
71.Wake Forest Demon Deacons-646.826.627.6
72.Louisville Cardinals+146.122.824.4
73.Kentucky Wildcats+245.822.423.8
74.Mississippi Rebels-344.526.228.4
75.Virginia Cavaliers+443.923.125.4
76.Fresno State Bulldogs-43.026.029.0
77.Duke Blue Devils-342.926.229.4
78.Western Michigan Broncos-142.626.429.6
79.Ohio Bobcats-942.023.627.0
80.East Carolina Pirates+139.725.429.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Vanderbilt Commodores+439.720.524.8
82.FIU Golden Panthers+139.324.328.8
83.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs+138.525.130.3
84.Washington State Cougars+338.225.530.6
85.Nevada Wolf Pack+337.924.529.0
86.Iowa State Cyclones-637.822.227.2
87.Central Michigan Chippewas-135.522.728.3
88.Arkansas State Red Wolves+234.023.030.6
89.Army Black Knights+233.019.527.6
90.Tulane Green Wave-132.221.929.8
91.Troy Trojans-931.021.830.5
92.Miami (OH) RedHawks+230.620.329.4
93.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks-30.621.830.4
94.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns+1130.221.530.3
95.Kent State Golden Flashes-329.517.426.1
96.Marshall Thundering Herd+129.519.829.2
97.Indiana Hoosiers+228.922.332.1
98.Utah State Aggies-228.521.331.4
99.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders-428.119.729.3
100.Kansas Jayhawks-227.722.231.8
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Rice Owls+225.321.533.0
102.Colorado State Rams+225.020.531.3
103.UTEP Miners+324.318.130.8
104.San Jose State Spartans+723.619.232.1
105.Bowling Green Falcons-423.619.030.5
106.Buffalo Bulls-622.717.729.3
107.North Texas Mean Green-522.419.833.5
108.Wyoming Cowboys+222.117.030.3
109.Minnesota Golden Gophers-221.617.129.7
110.UAB Blazers-121.519.533.5
111.Ball State Cardinals+119.417.332.1
112.Idaho Vandals-419.217.232.4
113.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-17.818.934.1
114.New Mexico State Aggies+313.215.135.5
115.Florida Atlantic Owls-110.513.535.1
116.Akron Zips-110.313.334.4
117.Eastern Michigan Eagles+210.214.335.0
118.UNLV Rebels-9.213.635.3
119.New Mexico Lobos-38.713.036.0
120.Memphis Tigers-5.210.438.0

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