Final 2010 NCAA Football Power Rankings by From image

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Final 2010 NCAA football power rankings

By Ryan Fowler,
December 6th, 2010 utilizes its NCAA football simulation to present the most comprehensive, deterministic and unbiased ranking of all teams. We simulated every possible DI FBS match-up one hundred times, and used the winning percentages from 700,000+ games 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, strength-of-schedule-adjusted stats, so significant week-to-week changes could occur.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Oregon Ducks-93.844.117.3
2.TCU Horned Frogs-91.942.617.7
3.Ohio State Buckeyes-91.438.314.1
4.Wisconsin Badgers-89.440.418.3
5.Auburn Tigers+288.742.220.4
6.Stanford Cardinal-188.442.621.4
7.Virginia Tech Hokies+186.840.420.0
8.Boise State Broncos+285.641.923.1
9.Arkansas Razorbacks+284.043.426.9
10.LSU Tigers+381.734.217.8
11.Oklahoma State Cowboys+379.640.225.8
12.Oklahoma Sooners+379.636.121.0
13.Alabama Crimson Tide-178.931.016.0
14.South Carolina Gamecocks-578.733.619.8
15.North Carolina Tar Heels+
16.Texas A&M Aggies+576.836.123.1
17.Nebraska Cornhuskers+176.630.017.0
18.Michigan State Spartans+575.935.022.7
19.Florida State Seminoles-75.636.724.4
20.Arizona Wildcats-475.533.520.9
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
21.West Virginia Mountaineers-174.830.518.4
22.Penn State Nittany Lions+673.830.619.7
23.Iowa Hawkeyes-1773.529.517.7
24.Pittsburgh Panthers-273.032.721.6
25.Utah Utes-71.733.622.8
26.Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets+171.433.323.2
27.Missouri Tigers-371.431.621.4
28.Georgia Bulldogs-269.733.523.8
29.Arizona State Sun Devils+168.430.922.4
30.Northern Illinois Huskies+
31.Texas Tech Red Raiders+366.733.726.2
32.San Diego State Aztecs-366.732.925.0
33.Miami (FL) Hurricanes-65.930.222.6
34.Nevada Wolf Pack-265.237.730.4
35.USC Trojans+364.931.725.1
36.Florida Gators-62.826.920.7
37.Notre Dame Fighting Irish+262.329.423.8
38.Hawaii Warriors-161.435.329.6
39.Texas Longhorns+261.228.322.4
40.Connecticut Huskies-60.329.323.8
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
41.North Carolina State Wolfpack+160.032.528.0
42.Cincinnati Bearcats-759.930.826.0
43.Mississippi State Bulldogs-59.730.725.5
44.Southern Miss Golden Eagles+259.335.630.7
45.Southern Methodist Mustangs-157.632.128.8
46.Clemson Tigers-156.929.426.1
47.Northwestern Wildcats+156.627.423.7
48.Temple Owls-156.227.625.0
49.Baylor Bears+755.530.027.4
50.California Golden Bears+
51.Oregon State Beavers-254.726.424.0
52.UCF Knights+354.730.227.8
53.Syracuse Orange-254.325.822.7
54.Kentucky Wildcats-154.327.125.0
55.Fresno State Bulldogs-553.129.728.1
56.Mississippi Rebels-252.629.327.8
57.Air Force Falcons-52.526.125.2
58.Michigan Wolverines+352.031.130.4
59.Purdue Boilermakers+551.325.725.2
60.Brigham Young Cougars-150.526.425.9
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
61.South Florida Bulls-150.325.324.9
62.Louisville Cardinals-50.024.924.9
63.UCLA Bruins-549.524.825.1
64.Tennessee Volunteers+349.225.325.6
65.Idaho Vandals-48.831.932.2
66.Ohio Bobcats-348.424.624.9
67.Colorado Buffaloes-147.325.126.0
68.UTEP Miners+246.828.729.9
69.Troy Trojans+1446.629.130.8
70.Maryland Terrapins-146.226.928.2
71.Houston Cougars-46.030.932.3
72.Navy Midshipmen-445.225.027.0
73.Tulsa Golden Hurricane+144.830.332.9
74.Rutgers Scarlet Knights-244.822.625.0
75.Duke Blue Devils-44.625.828.3
76.Illinois Fighting Illini-43.924.827.3
77.Virginia Cavaliers-43.321.524.8
78.Boston College Eagles-542.923.425.6
79.Central Michigan Chippewas+141.822.726.3
80.Kansas State Wildcats+140.823.727.1
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
81.Louisiana Tech Bulldogs-240.324.528.3
82.Washington Huskies-39.725.029.3
83.Utah State Aggies-538.125.930.5
84.Indiana Hoosiers-
85.Arkansas State Red Wolves-34.925.532.3
86.Wake Forest Demon Deacons+134.822.128.7
87.Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks-134.823.730.5
88.Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders-34.721.828.4
89.East Carolina Pirates-34.524.131.0
90.Toledo Rockets+133.725.032.2
91.Iowa State Cyclones-
92.Tulane Green Wave+131.321.130.0
93.Florida International Golden Panthers+229.822.832.4
94.Buffalo Bulls-229.119.529.0
95.UAB Blazers+228.423.834.1
96.Army Black Knights-
97.Washington State Cougars-127.521.932.2
98.Florida Atlantic Owls+127.321.332.6
99.Minnesota Golden Gophers-125.318.830.1
100.Wyoming Cowboys+
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
101.Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns+
102.North Texas Mean Green+324.620.833.5
103.Kent State Golden Flashes-124.616.929.0
104.Colorado State Rams-24.519.532.0
105.Vanderbilt Commodores+322.216.330.9
106.Kansas Jayhawks+121.219.434.1
107.Marshall Thundering Herd-721.118.332.2
108.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers-219.620.035.2
109.Miami (OH) RedHawks-16.217.434.5
110.Rice Owls-14.618.337.0
111.Bowling Green Falcons+114.614.333.0
112.UNLV Rebels+214.315.834.9
113.San Jose State Spartans-214.315.433.5
114.Western Michigan Broncos-114.215.434.5
115.Akron Zips+210.913.035.9
116.New Mexico Lobos-110.513.335.7
117.Ball State Cardinals-110.413.136.9
118.Eastern Michigan Eagles-6.210.639.5
119.New Mexico State Aggies+14.39.340.3
120.Memphis Tigers-14.310.841.0

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