NCAA Football Power Rankings by From image

Roll Tide! Alabama Still on Top

Pre-season NCAA football power rankings

By Ryan Fowler,
UPDATED: August 30th, 2010 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)

 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Alabama Crimson Tide94.741.212.2
2.Ohio State Buckeyes91.239.514.0
3.Texas Longhorns89.436.213.2
4.Florida Gators86.639.418.2
5.TCU Horned Frogs85.741.219.8
6.Virginia Tech Hokies84.641.722.5
7.Boise State Broncos83.443.724.3
8.Miami (FL) Hurricanes82.939.322.7
9.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets82.642.424.3
10.Iowa Hawkeyes82.432.114.8
11.Pittsburgh Panthers82.340.522.1
12.Auburn Tigers82.138.921.7
13.Oregon Ducks80.435.217.5
14.Florida State Seminoles80.341.426.8
15.Penn State Nittany Lions80.235.818.4
16.Arkansas Razorbacks80.042.628.1
17.Wisconsin Badgers79.338.423.5
18.Cincinnati Bearcats78.840.425.4
19.LSU Tigers78.731.516.5
20.Oklahoma Sooners78.037.623.0
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.Oregon State Beavers77.736.022.3
22.Clemson Tigers76.133.418.6
23.West Virginia Mountaineers75.935.921.3
24.Arizona Wildcats75.635.221.1
25.Connecticut Huskies75.637.424.2
26.Georgia Bulldogs75.035.522.7
27.Utah Utes74.534.821.9
28.Nebraska Cornhuskers74.231.218.4
29.California Golden Bears74.137.525.0
30.North Carolina Tar Heels73.828.516.1
31.South Carolina Gamecocks72.832.520.6
32.Texas Tech Red Raiders72.035.524.9
33.Stanford Cardinal71.638.327.1
34.Notre Dame Fighting Irish71.636.026.5
35.Texas A&M Aggies68.636.527.0
36.USC Trojans68.434.125.3
37.Houston Cougars67.441.232.6
38.UCLA Bruins67.031.923.2
39.Michigan State Spartans65.837.128.9
40.Temple Owls64.631.123.3
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.Missouri Tigers62.233.126.7
42.Mississippi Rebels61.730.223.2
43.Idaho Vandals61.439.033.9
44.Nevada Wolf Pack61.037.431.6
45.Air Force Falcons60.829.624.2
46.Fresno State Bulldogs59.234.128.5
47.Northwestern Wildcats58.329.524.6
48.Syracuse Orange56.529.725.6
49.Purdue Boilermakers56.529.326.2
50.Tennessee Volunteers56.226.324.0
51.Brigham Young Cougars55.428.525.4
52.South Florida Bulls55.330.528.1
53.Southern Miss Golden Eagles52.632.931.5
54.Boston College Eagles51.624.223.2
55.Colorado Buffaloes50.827.026.8
56.Oklahoma State Cowboys50.426.325.9
57.Virginia Cavaliers50.124.024.4
58.Ohio Bobcats49.725.224.8
59.Rutgers Scarlet Knights49.025.425.3
60.Southern Methodist Mustangs48.529.630.0
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.Troy Trojans46.528.930.5
62.Kentucky Wildcats46.525.426.7
63.UCF Knights46.325.827.8
64.Northern Illinois Huskies45.625.727.7
65.Kansas State Wildcats45.624.626.7
66.Hawaii Warriors45.530.432.0
67.Marshall Thundering Herd45.425.928.5
68.North Carolina State Wolfpack45.426.929.1
69.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks45.227.029.3
70.Baylor Bears44.727.230.0
71.Illinois Fighting Illini44.625.627.8
72.Maryland Terrapins44.426.329.9
73.Wyoming Cowboys43.725.027.9
74.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders42.825.627.9
75.Duke Blue Devils42.326.229.6
76.Louisville Cardinals41.924.628.0
77.Arizona State Sun Devils41.920.624.7
78.Central Michigan Chippewas41.423.326.6
79.Mississippi State Bulldogs41.424.928.4
80.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs40.725.429.7
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Navy Midshipmen39.524.528.6
82.Wake Forest Demon Deacons39.322.928.2
83.Florida Atlantic Owls35.028.136.4
84.Utah State Aggies34.224.732.7
85.Michigan Wolverines33.323.531.8
86.Iowa State Cyclones32.723.331.2
87.Indiana Hoosiers32.323.430.9
88.Kansas Jayhawks32.224.032.9
89.Washington Huskies31.823.632.5
90.Buffalo Bulls31.720.829.6
91.East Carolina Pirates31.722.931.3
92.UAB Blazers31.626.235.4
93.Toledo Rockets31.523.233.5
94.Minnesota Golden Gophers29.919.729.3
95.San Diego State Aztecs26.619.529.8
96.Vanderbilt Commodores25.817.730.2
97.Kent State Golden Flashes25.417.829.8
98.UTEP Miners25.422.435.4
99.UNLV Rebels23.020.434.4
100.Tulane Green Wave21.020.835.9
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Army Black Knights20.915.830.5
102.North Texas Mean Green19.618.335.4
103.Washington State Cougars19.216.933.4
104.Akron Zips18.817.133.7
105.New Mexico Lobos18.815.933.4
106.Rice Owls18.419.936.2
107.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns18.316.134.0
108.Arkansas State Red Wolves17.816.233.8
109.Colorado State Rams17.814.632.7
110.Tulsa Golden Hurricane17.620.938.5
111.San Jose State Spartans17.516.835.4
112.Western Michigan Broncos16.015.934.6
113.Bowling Green Falcons15.816.033.4
114.Ball State Cardinals12.614.135.6
115.Memphis Tigers11.916.238.3
116.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers6.511.840.7
117.Eastern Michigan Eagles6.311.639.8
118.Miami (OH) RedHawks5.610.038.1
119.Florida International Golden Panthers5.511.539.9
120.New Mexico State Aggies5.29.640.8

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