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NCAA Power Rankings: LSU stays in the hunt

NCAA football Week 8 power rankings

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
October 15, 2012

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 124 FBS teams. We simulated thousands of games and used those winning percentages to evaluate every team. All 124 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-85.932.615.5
2.USC Trojans-85.335.119.5
3.Oregon Ducks-83.432.117.7
4.West Virginia Mountaineers-77.232.621.9
5.LSU Tigers+775.526.716.5
6.Notre Dame Fighting Irish-175.129.519.3
7.Florida Gators-175.026.216.1
8.Oklahoma Sooners-74.630.720.0
9.South Carolina Gamecocks-73.826.517.1
10.Florida State Seminoles-73.728.318.8
11.Ohio State Buckeyes-473.328.518.7
12.Georgia Bulldogs+271.927.819.3
13.Clemson Tigers+471.729.820.8
14.Michigan Wolverines+471.327.218.7
15.Kansas State Wildcats-270.827.619.6
16.Texas Longhorns-570.726.418.3
17.Oklahoma State Cowboys-170.629.621.2
18.Nebraska Cornhuskers-370.028.520.7
19.Texas Tech Red Raiders+1068.930.923.3
20.Boise State Broncos+368.529.322.2
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Texas A&M Aggies-67.327.420.6
22.Rutgers Scarlet Knights+466.625.919.6
23.North Carolina Tar Heels+766.327.921.4
24.Louisville Cardinals-66.326.820.5
25.North Carolina State Wolfpack+365.726.320.1
26.Arizona State Sun Devils+565.627.321.2
27.Cincinnati Bearcats-565.526.820.4
28.Stanford Cardinal-863.725.720.3
29.Tennessee Volunteers+363.725.620.2
30.Washington Huskies+563.027.522.4
31.Mississippi State Bulldogs-663.026.020.5
32.Iowa State Cyclones+262.226.621.9
33.Brigham Young Cougars+1362.125.520.8
34.Northwestern Wildcats+1161.726.922.1
35.Penn State Nittany Lions+561.425.121.0
36.Baylor Bears+561.327.222.8
37.Wisconsin Badgers-161.225.921.8
38.Oregon State Beavers-1160.827.122.5
39.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets+860.527.423.3
40.Virginia Tech Hokies-360.425.421.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.Arizona Wildcats-260.028.124.1
42.TCU Horned Frogs-459.826.121.8
43.Pittsburgh Panthers+1159.726.322.6
44.Michigan State Spartans-2559.224.220.3
45.Iowa Hawkeyes+1159.125.421.9
46.Arkansas Razorbacks-458.927.023.4
47.Miami (FL) Hurricanes-358.626.923.1
48.California Golden Bears+258.325.722.2
49.South Florida Bulls+257.925.722.7
50.Missouri Tigers+357.923.320.3
51.UCLA Bruins+457.624.722.1
52.Purdue Boilermakers-1957.024.721.8
53.Nevada Wolf Pack+656.025.923.6
54.Vanderbilt Commodores-1156.022.920.3
55.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs+256.028.125.8
56.Mississippi Rebels+1655.824.121.7
57.Duke Blue Devils-955.427.325.1
58.Utah Utes-954.023.021.2
59.Syracuse Orange+652.924.223.1
60.Tulsa Golden Hurricane+452.425.925.4
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Washington State Cougars+252.425.725.2
62.Virginia Cavaliers-52.123.222.4
63.UCF Knights-551.825.224.7
64.Maryland Terrapins-451.823.722.9
65.Toledo Rockets-451.326.025.4
66.Ohio Bobcats+151.024.823.8
67.Fresno State Bulldogs+250.625.825.8
68.Wake Forest Demon Deacons-49.622.923.4
69.Northern Illinois Huskies+649.223.323.4
70.Temple Owls-49.022.222.6
71.Auburn Tigers-1948.922.122.4
72.Connecticut Huskies-648.021.021.3
73.Minnesota Golden Gophers+447.622.523.2
74.Marshall Thundering Herd-146.224.826.1
75.Utah State Aggies-146.124.525.4
76.Ball State Cardinals+1445.524.726.4
77.Indiana Hoosiers+144.923.825.7
78.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks+143.924.826.9
79.Western Michigan Broncos-343.825.027.4
80.Houston Cougars+443.325.027.1
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Boston College Eagles+542.622.024.5
82.Arkansas State Red Wolves+642.623.926.8
83.Kansas Jayhawks-42.223.526.2
84.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns-441.824.027.1
85.Navy Midshipmen+639.622.025.8
86.Colorado Buffaloes+139.521.725.7
87.Southern Methodist Mustangs-239.422.826.8
88.Illinois Fighting Illini-1739.319.723.0
89.Wyoming Cowboys+338.621.425.5
90.Bowling Green Falcons+338.421.826.6
91.San Jose State Spartans-238.224.328.5
92.Kentucky Wildcats-1038.218.122.2
93.Air Force Falcons+238.022.126.8
94.East Carolina Pirates+437.921.926.6
95.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers+137.921.526.0
96.Miami (OH) RedHawks-1537.221.326.5
97.Central Michigan Chippewas-35.422.228.2
98.San Diego State Aztecs+135.319.926.3
99.FIU Golden Panthers-533.621.227.7
100.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders+630.922.029.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Kent State Golden Flashes-130.316.423.5
102.Army Black Knights+130.219.227.2
103.Southern Miss Golden Eagles-230.118.326.2
104.Troy Trojans-229.521.830.2
105.Colorado State Rams+628.217.326.1
106.Rice Owls-228.019.628.5
107.North Texas Mean Green-227.420.329.2
108.UTEP Miners-127.019.228.4
109.UNLV Rebels-126.819.028.6
110.UAB Blazers+225.819.830.1
111.New Mexico Lobos+425.318.328.7
112.Buffalo Bulls-325.317.427.4
113.Eastern Michigan Eagles-324.816.626.6
114.Memphis Tigers+224.818.829.6
115.Tulane Green Wave+421.617.128.5
116.Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners+121.118.831.3
117.Texas State Bobcats+620.517.429.7
118.New Mexico State Aggies-20.518.430.8
119.Idaho Vandals-620.417.830.0
120.Hawaii Warriors-619.415.328.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
121.Akron Zips-18.716.329.7
122.Florida Atlantic Owls-216.615.729.5
123.Massachusetts Minutemen-114.314.930.6
124.South Alabama Jaguars-11.714.732.7

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